‘Chaat’! One little yet powerful word that can make one drool even with the name only! For those poor guys, who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain a bit. Chaat is a unique Indian addition to the world of street food. And Maharashtra is the mother of this food. As Puneites are known for the fondness of their soul foods, Pune can be called as the capital of chaat shops.
Chaat is not just a type of food which can be gulped down and forgotten; rather it is an experience which needs to be enjoyed in each bite. It’s about allowing the flavors to linger on in your mouth by dipping & licking your fingers with the food. And how could a foodie city like Pune resist this temptation? Hence every street has best chaat shops in pune.
Pune is the city of snackers due to the presence of huge number of students and young professionals. One can find best snacks in pune very easily with widest possible range. From spicy fried food to light healthy snacks, from varieties of milkshakes & sweets to cakes & pastries, bread & buns to sandwiches & puff all kind of chaats are available across the city. The best thing is all these are present just on the corner of every street with very pocket friendly price where you can spend a good time over quality food with friends and family.
Some of the most popular chaat in pune are papri chaat, aloo chaat, samosa chaat, kachori chaat along with sev puri, bhel puri, panipuri, dahi puri, ragda patties, vada, Chinese bhel and many more. But this is not the end; then Pune also has Maharashtra’s own additions like vada pav, daveli, pav bhaji, kanda bhaji, batata vaji, pakode to serve. And where Maharashtra street food ends taste of South India opens. Naturally, dosa, masala dosa, rava dosa, idli with sambarand chutneys has also taken their place here.
Today, along with these desi flavors these days some international taste is also blending with city’s life. Now people are ordering burgers and sandwiches with their beloved vada pav and daveli. Milkshakes & chanchare sharing their stall with coffee and fruit punches. Desi sweets are serving side by side with cakes, cupcakes and pastries. Noodles and wraps are being sold from the stall of anda bhurji & bread.
Pune is a very calm and peaceful city. People come here from around the world for their studies, jobs or to simply relax. And many of them are here to stay for a long duration. Naturally, it has become a hub for people from all regions and their food habits. The pleasant climate throughout the year, down to Earth people actually add the cherry on the top of the icing. Once people come here either they stay or they keep coming back with their foods. And pune keep absorbing them as part of its own.
So visit, stay and enjoy the chaat and snacks in Pune as long as you want.
Be happy, be merry.