Street food is always trending….!

Dehradun as we all are familiar, is known for its ambiance, unpredictable weather, street food delicacies and its green and mountainous surroundings. One can find a food stall in every nook and corner of the streets. Be it North-Indian, Chinese, Tibetan or South Indian delicacies, you just name it and you can relish it in this very city at reasonable prices.

Indian cuisine is all about the spices and when you talk of Dehradun, pahadi people love spicy food. Doon has a majority of food vans these days that offer authentic Chinese, Lebanese and Tibetan food. These vans and the food carts are flooded by locals and tourists visiting the city and because of their easy availability, people just hop in; order and get to eat hot and finger licking food.

Besides the street food, people can have some refreshing “Ganne ka Ras” and “Banta” as an alternative for cold drinks. Many such stalls are visible at Survey Chowk, MKP Chowk, Chakrata Road, Paltan Bazaar, etc. When people get tired walking or working in the scorching heat they opt for these refreshments in order to feel fresh and active. Even fresh fruit and vegetable juice counters for that matter provide immense satisfaction and pleasure and also calms down the mind that is exhausted from day to day work.

At Paltan bazaar, sometimes when people get tired after day long shopping, they look out for thellas selling ‘Thandi Thandi Kulfi’, ‘golas’, etc. On the other hand children get attracted towards cotton candies (‘Budhiya ke Baal’) and ‘Jhande wali candies’

Now coming down to Chinese food, there’s this one stall at the parking of Natraj Cinema where the crowd at the movies can come for amazing and juicy momos, chicken lollipops, chowmein and crispy spring rolls.

Opposite to Natraj Cinema, is a small and compact food cart serving Chole-Katlambe, so the people after the afternoon show or during intervals come to this outlet for a good meal. They serve lip-smacking chole with crispy and hot katlambe along with some pickle and chopped onions. “Capri ke Chole Kulche wale” is another eating joint near Capri Trade Center, Chakrata Road, which serves mouth-watering chole-kulche along with the condiments. These food booths open in the morning till afternoon and do great business.

One of the upcoming food joints in Dehradun is the Shawarma Point at Pritam Road, Dalanwala serving non-vegetarian & vegetarian Shawarma Rolls available at reasonable rates. Shawarma is a popular Lebanese & Arabic street food with finely shredded chicken stuffed in the form of a roll in maida bread. The Shawarma Point is a small yet organized set-up, looking towards the absence of street food in this area, it is planned inside a residential campus.

Talking about the street food of Dehradun, there’s almost a full-house at the line of stalls at Dispensary road….The delicious ‘Bun-Tikki’s’, ‘samosas’ and ‘kachoris’ are served here.

‘N’ numbers of food vans are located at Rajpur Road which is always crowded by the youngsters of Doon and the tourists as well. These food vans serve typical Chinese and Tibetan food like momos, spring rolls, chowmein along with thukpa or thuppa soup. The food is yummylicious and once you’ll eat here you’ll want to eat more and more; the desire to eat is never-ending.

Credit: Sonali Sahgal


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