We kind of feel like Appy Avenue Street Eats might follow suit as we were more than a little impressed with what we tried.
We knew that the beverage wouldn't make it all the way home so we took a quick picture on the picnic tables outside the kitchen. This Bombay Masala Soda was indeed an amazing drink and we struggled to identify the sweet and salty elements. Soda, like it says, with a bit of salty, lemony, sweet, cuminy flavour and even (and Google means never having to wonder) black salt! I would literally drink this all the time!
We got home and spread out our windfall on the table and realized that we had a lot of food for only $57 including the soda!
Of course, there were pakoras. Always better right out of the fryer, we gave these a bit of a reheat to crisp them up a bit. Tasty and with a nice tamarind sauce on the side.
The Ragda Samosa Chaat was impressive. Under cover of a warming chickpea curry were veggie samosas. Be sure to ask for it without yogurt and you will be happy with the results. A generous serving of delicious and substantial eats.
Various burgers seem to be the centrepiece for the modern Indian street eats. We chose the Tikka Burger at our host's suggestion and it turned out to be a fine suggestion. This was basically a potato patty and like all burgers, the condiments and accompaniments made the thing. There was some sort of tasty chutney and a nice thin slice of red onion on a sesame seed bun. Very nice!
We love Gol Gappe. They seem like a vegan mainstay. Little crispy pastry shells with potatoes and chickpeas inside that you fill with a green, flavoured (chutney of some kind?) liquid. They stay crispy that way (when you add the liquid yourself) and are delicious.
We ordered the Aloo Poori for our final dish. The poori are the puffy bread which had collapsed by the time we saw them but were tasty just the same. I didn't take a photo other than they are shown in the first photo of all the food we had ordered. The only time you will get fully puffy poori is if they are delivered fresh to your table. The aloo part is a warm and creamy potato curry and it is served with pickles, onions and some fierce chillis! Also, very nice.
The food was great and well priced and everything was ready on time. We found ordering to be a problem, at least online on our phone and being slightly technically challenged. We did better when we showed up in person to order and had things clarified and suggestions made. There are a few more things that we would like to try and we will be back. Thanks, Appy Avenue!
Food 4 1/2 out of 5
Vegan options 3 1/2 out of 5
Service 4 out of 5
Value 4 1/2 out of 5