Hungry & Broke? 5 Street Eats In Koregaon Park That Are Just What Your Stomach {& Wallet} Need

    No doubt that Koregaon Park is a foodie’s paradise- from high-end dining to the smallest cart on the street corner, there’s something for everyone here. In fact, Lane 6 in Koregaon Park has turned into a veritable ‘chowpatty’, with an option to satiate every kind of craving. Here are 5 of our most favourite joints to grab street food at in Koregaon Park, especially when we’re broke.

    Raj Dabeli Center

    Lane 6

    Koregaon Park, Pune
    Raj Dabeli has been a favourite of dabeli fans for over a decade now – and the only thing that’s changed are their prices {by just a bit} and the amount of cheese they put in each delicious cheese dabeli {by a lot}. We love the paos that are stuffed with a sweet-spicy filling; tempered on a flat stove until crispy, and then doused generously with tamarind chutney and sev. It’s lip-smacking! The cheese dabeli here is our go-to for when hunger strikes {INR 25}, but if you’re a traditionalist at heart, their ‘sadha’ {plain} dabeli {INR 15} is pretty good, too.

    Classic Pani Puri

    Located just in front of Mad Over Donuts on North Main Road, this pani-puri joint is one of the most popular ones in the area. They also serve a variety of other chaat specials such as ragda pattis, samosa chaat, sev puri and bhel; AND even quirkier versions like dahi bhel, cheese sev puri, cheese bhel, etc. Though we weren’t hungry enough to try them, we trust our friends who have. The pani puri {INR 20} is our tried and tested favourite, served with warm ragda, sweet chutney, just-right spicy pani, and the best masala-puri when you’re done.
    #LBBTip: They also do larger orders and party catering, and you can contact them at 9767725219/9922648563 for details.

    Sandwich Express

    Sandwich Express

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    Once just a humble sandwich-stall, Sandwich Express was born out of a need to cater to a large audience. Their popularity is so immense, that they still maintain their original sandwich cart {Sandwich Exp. just outside Mad-Over-Donuts} on North Main Road! Go for their delicious Bombay masala grilled sandwich, cheese chili garlic grilled sandwich, and layered club sandwich. If you’re craving something sweet, try their chocolate toast – it’s a chocoholic’s dream, and very tasty. They also serve a small selection of pizzas, burgers, and beverages {iced tea, fruit shakes, juice, mocktails, hot coffee, and tea}.

    Momo's Corner

    Momo's Corner

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    Also from humble beginnings, Momo’s Corrner is probably the most popular spot for momos in all of Koregaon Park. They still maintain their little table-top stall {outside Wagaskar Garden}, but now have an eatery just a few meters away. From steamed, to fried, and even tandoori momos – you’ve gotta try them all! Check out all the details here. Bonus points: they also have a fresh fruit and juice vendor on-site, to supplement your munchies with a healthy drink. Bon appétit!

    Street Meat Cafe

    Street Meat

    Koregaon Park, Pune

    Since May 2016, Street Meat Cafe has been dishing out some of the most innovative global-style street food we’ve ever seen {or eaten}. Their Thai chicken gol-gappas are nothing short of iconic. Chef Nikhil’s twist on the desi pani-puri is crazy-delicious too. Served DIY style, a combination of chicken mince {cooked in a Thai-spiced coconut curry} filling topped with tamarind-sweet chili ‘pani’ and their in-house hot sauce in crispy puris – what’s not to love? Trust us – you won’t be able to stop at just one! Also on the menu are soft-shell tacos, loaded waffles, and another inventive dessert: the ‘Bru-nut’ {a brun pao stuffed with sweet filling, deep-fried and sugar-dusted to perfection}.

    #LBBTip: Get 3 for 2 tacos on Tuesdays, 20% off on waffles on Wednesdays, and their famous Thai chicken gol-gappas for just INR 100 on Thursdays! They also offer home delivery.