Sunaina posted on 5th May

Cone Pizzas To Spaghetti Ice Cream: You Gotta Check Out DLF's Killer Street Food Scene

A popular hangout for IT folks and residents of Hitech City and its tech belt, the street opposite of DLF, Gachibowli is a treasure trove with abundant of food stalls. Go here anytime after 9 pm, and you’ll find it super crowded. Hustlers are always bustling in this food street with more than enough on one’s plate. Stretching from DLF’s Gate 1 to Gate 2, get dragged into stalls with dishes like shawarma, french fries, rice bowls, and more. Interested in doing a food crawl? Then you’re sorted because we have just what you need, foodies!

AM - PM Maggi Point

Opening its shutters at 1 pm, this kiosk runs wild till 1 am. With Maggi lovers making a tough choice between picking fried Maggi and juicy Maggi, we called dibs on egg bhurji, Chicken Fried Maggi, and Maggi Masala {the juicy version}. After a long wait, we were handed our Maggi and bhurji which we devoured like there is no tomorrow. The chunks of fried chicken complemented the crispy Maggi while the bhurji was spicy and filling. The Maggi Masala is our plain old comfort food and we’d pick this over anything. Any day. If you can tolerate the crowd around the kiosk, this is something you shouldn’t miss out on.

Price: INR 25 upwards

 

Backyard

This kiosk is full of surprises and we mean it. Bringing you dishes from the backyards of different states, you’ll find an interesting mix of items like Ghee Roast Chicken, Spaghetti Ice Cream, Litti Chokha. Run by two young entrepreneurs, this hangout spot also plays music by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the likes. We placed an order for Litti Chokha {a Bihari delicacy}, Ghee Roast Chicken, and the ice cream with kiwi flavour. The roast chicken came with rumali roti and mint chutney – the right amount of roast and spice; the Litti Chokha came with tomato chutney and potato mash – we weren’t huge fans of this as it tasted bland. However, we loved our Spaghetti ice-cream {supposedly the first of its kind in Hyderabad}. Go here if you’re interested in trying something new and while you’re here, be sure to strike a conversation with the good peeps behind Backyard.

Price: INR 80 upwards

Khoune Pizza

This kiosk took our heart, quite literally. Selling cone pizzas at just 100 bucks, Khoune Pizza has eight varieties of pizza that can appease the palate of every foodie. We tried Andhra Chicken pizza and Fried Mushroom pizza and we recommend having a bottle of water or milkshake handy. These fusion pizzas are spicy but delicious, both the mushroom and chicken were succulent and we packed home one pizza for a midnight snack.

Price: INR 100

Kingz Landing

Who do you love – Lannisters or Starks? At this food truck, find your favourite from Game Of Thrones. As much as this truck is themed, its surroundings and the seating are also GoT-themed. In fact, the dishes on the menu too are inspired by GoT. We got our hands on Dagger Lake’s Lotus Stem & Drogon Wings. The wings were peri-peri-flavoured and were finger licking good while the lotus stem dish was crispy and came sauteed in green onions.

Price: INR 50 upwards

Amrutham The Food Cart

When you walk up to the food cart, it reminds you of a famous Telugu TV show which we’re sure will bring a smile to every 90s kid face. We ordered Paneer 65 which took a good 20 minutes to be served, but it was well worth the wait. The paneer was super tender and melted in our mouth. If we weren’t so full ourselves, we would have definitely devoured another round of the dish.

Price: INR 50 upwards

G.D's

For starters, this was the busiest of all the kiosks and we kept this for the last. After a struggle to cut through the crowd, we reached the counter and asked for burgers – Neptune {a fiery combo of chicken, chocolate, nuts & cheese}, Jupiter {grilled potato and pan-fried veggies} and starters –Uranus {Grilled Boneless Fish Fillet}. We loved our burgers dearly, especially the Neptune which was weird but something every foodie must experience. The Uranus was tender, well-cooked, and fresh. G.D’s also has a special item on their menu – Equinox Leg 1 kg – smoked and grilled BBQ lamb. But to relish this, an order has to be placed a day in advance.

Price: INR 110 upwards

Coconut Juice Bar

Tender coconut lovers, rejoice! Here’s something with no added sugar or preservatives that you can sip on after a hefty meal. We tried the Coconut & Kiwi Mocktail and Coconut Milk Juice. While the mocktail was delicious, the juice was extremely sweet and not to our liking. But if you have a sweet tooth, you might enjoy it.

Price: INR 5o upwards