Fancy Restaurants and Themed Cafes are taking all over the streets and roads of Dehradun. The town is catching up with the Metro cities and adding international flavours and exclusive cuisines to its menu. But what if you want to ditch the dolled up restaurants and cafes for a day and gorge on to some local and age old delicacies, which have been spreading the aromas of authentic Indian spices in the streets of Doon. Well then fret not, if your a newbie in town and want to indulge in steaming hot yet sublime delicacies of Doon then get ready to be spoilt by choice, as we have for you the list of 10 best street grubs in Dehradun
1. Buffet Snack Shop
one amongst the ubiquitous(omnipresent) street food is delightful and wholesome burgers. You may find a number of food joints serving burgers in Doon, but there is none like Buffet. This burger joint serves lip-smacking bread rolls, burgers and sandwiches. They offer some really soothing milkshakes with delectable vanilla ice-cream that will make you feel giddy.
2. Soup & Cheese Momos @Singh Soup Bar
If you love some sizzling, steaming, scorching, gooey and cheesy kind of momos and soup then hop on to the Singh Soup Bar at Rajpur Road. The place offers absolutely yummy soup and vegetable cheese momos which are glazed with lovely processed cheese oozing out with each bite and not to forget the red chilli chutney, a perfect combo to droll over. You may also end up eating other Chinese delicacies served by them.
3. Bun Tikki @Dwarka Store
Bun Tikki is somewhat the staple food of Doonites. Being in Doon you will land up at a variety of Bun Tikki stalls serving a tikki of mashed potatoes with a crisp golden crust fried on a griddle with the sweet and tangy tamarind chutney and the spicy mint and coriander chutney along with that. Every Bun Tikki Joint has its individual taste of flavours but the one near the Dwarka Store Chawk on EC Road is the oldest and has the most authentic flavours which you got to try.
4. Chinese @Garhi Cantt
What would be better than a place that has the flavours and spices of the Chinese cuisine as its daily cooking ritual. in Garhi Cantt you will find a legion of Chinese food Joints that serve the delectable flavours and dishes of China. Be it the soupy noodles or steam/fried dumplings they have it all for you.
5. Chat @Paltan Bazaar
If you’re window shopping on the streets of Dehradun or your out on a hunt of exploring the most dynamic and vibrant local market of the town then you will surely drive your way down to the Paltan Bazar. It not only sells stuff cheap at twice the price but also spices that your tongue will lust for. Try some chaat at the Chaat wali Gali near Paltan Bazaar where there are so many chhat waley bhaiyaa waiting to satiate that tangy cravings of yours for pani puri and other spicy beauties.
6. Sardarg Pakorey Waley
If you’re tripping somewhere around the old Rajpur near the MDDA Park, you will find a food joint serving crisp Jalebis and Pakora’s. A very renowned and desirable shop loved by the tourists and the locals, where a Sardarji serves freshly prepared smoking hot and droll worthy Pakora’s with a refreshing mint and coriander chutney that is loaded with the spices from every North Indian kitchen.
7. Chetan Pooriwala
want to hit the road in search of a satisfying, cheap, delicious and hygienic breakfast then take a halt at the age old Chetan Pooriwala at Hanuman Chawk in Dehradun. The place is famous for its matchless and supremely made Poori’s which you surely won’t find elsewhere in the town. The Poori served is soft and well cooked and is served along with Boondi-Ka-Raita, Aloo-Ki-Sabzi and Kaddu-Ki-Sabzi. very affordable and jam-packed with delightful flavours, the Poori melts in your mouth as you try to chew it and the spices are so well balanced in the Sabzi that you will definitely go for a refill which by the way is free, but you gotta pay again for each Poori which is totally worth it and yet extremely cheap. So Happy Breakfast to y’all.
8. Madrasi Dosa
There is no match to the South Indian flavours, nothing like a well flavoured and scorching hot Sambhar with a golden crusted and crisp Dosa. If you’re tongue is craving the South Indian aftertastes then head over to the Madrasi Dosa near Parade Ground who serves freshly made Dosa Sambhar with a buttery silky coconut chutney which will take your palates on a detour of Southern India.
9. Maggie at Maggie Point
Maggie Point has gleeful vibes in itself and to top it up you can enjoy some delicious Masala Maggie before the Mussoorie Hills and sip on to some energising Ginger Tea which will heal not only your body but also your very soul.
10. Bobby Soup Bar
Bobby and his brothers have been in the food business ever since I was a kid, 22 years and still Bobby and brothers have their charisma in the food business. To begin with you can sip on to the tongue captivating chicken and tomato soups which have the perfect blend of spice, sweet and tangy-ness. The velvety chunks of chicken breast cooked in the broth which has a bony aftertaste is what makes your winter evening blissful. Also they have steamed dumplings that are again velvety and too meaty to be resisted. So go on have a taste of it.
So just hop on to the streets in down and hunt down your favourite street food joint in Dehradun.