When we listen to the words “Street food” what comes to our mind first? Most of the time we think it is something delicious and we enjoyed eating it on the roadside or the street. Fast food means the food which is ready to eat and it is useful for immediate consumption. They are usually low is cost. Many people prefer street food than the homemade food as less effort is needed as well as variety is available.
They wake up with the smell of jalebi and in the evening they have their mouth full of water because of golgappe. People often overeat the street food and blame it on the stall owner who makes the food so yummy. One of the most famous is Hariya ki lassi which is full of cream and when we finish it we are so satisfied with the quality that we don’t realize of having the cream over our mouth. Abu Lane is very famous for papri chaat. One can find a huge crowd in the evening while to Abu Lane. The variety is not limited; it has extended to South Indian as well as Chinese food too. Let us have a look on 20 most loved street food of Meerut
Well, if you think you can ignore it then surely you are going to regret it later as no one can stop the mouth to get filled with water as it is very tempting. Different types of golgappas are available with different taste of water. There is a Braj Mohan Tikki stall near RV College, and the owner said that you can never go wrong with the chaat stall here. He doesn’t feel that pizzas or burger are even in the competition. Chaat is also available for different people who like different taste. As the stall is near girl’s college, it is always surrounded by girls and for girls golgappas are always tempting. Pani puri is very famous among all the age group.
Sandwiches, bread pakora, tea
Most famous tea stall is at Budhana Gate and owner is Goldie Gupta. Many people such as businessman, policeman, doctors and even the workers visit this shop after the morning walk for the breakfast. These things are not easy to make at home especially when it comes to jalebi so the shop has the huge demand of the food. It is so tasty that people get them packed and take it to their home so that they can eat it later.
Wheat grass juice
Wheat grass juice stall is the famous one which is making its place in the street food market. It is one of the latest stalls and has been running for more than six months by Sanjay Malhotra. It is located in front of Chaudhary Charan Singh University campus. It is a very tasty juice and is very beneficial when taken empty stomach. The opening time is 5.30 in the morning and remains open till 8.30 am.
Even in North India, we have South Indian food lover. When one person feel like eating South Indian means no other food variety will go with his/her taste. Dosa is all time favorite which is available with a lot of variety. From Madurai to Meerut where you will get South Indian food in North India is Madrasi Dosa. It is a savior. The owner is Shekhar. He shifted the stall from Madurai to Meerut for the better business. It is also a spot for treats for South Indian food lover.
Hariya ki Lassi
Hariya is Lassi has taken over the market for 45 years. It was Sudhir Kumar’s father who started this Lassi chain. In the hot summer, it is the most selling drink. They also keep some of the sweets but Lassi is an all-time favorite. Consumers are hygiene-free and wear gloves that make the customers happy.
Local Chaat Bazaar
Meerut is very popular for Chaat with mixture of sweetness, spiciness, and tanginess. It offers various charts but what is at the top of the list is Matar ki Chaat and this is what the city is popular for. Chaat bazaar is located in the Cantonment area of Meerut. It is linked with other shops too which have various food items such as pav bhaji, kachori, etc. There is a market nearby the shops. When people get tired or hungry after shopping, they often visit these shops to eat some tasty food to fill their stomach and refresh their mood with tasty food while talking.
Various Tikki stalls are found at Cantonment area, Sadar Bazaar, Central market, Modinagar. Some of the Tikkis are aloo tikki, bun tikki, methi tikki and many more. The ingredients used are potatoes, onions, and spices. Tikki represents the small cutlet. Tikki are crispy to eat and easy to chew which are filled with aloo.
When it is winter, there is nothing better than eating pakodas and taking tea. A small shop is available in Begum pul, where you can find a variety of pakodas. It serves people with onion pakoda, paneer pakoda, aloo pakoda, etc. Along with pakoda, he serves chutney. The cost is appropriate so that even the poor people can afford it.
You can find make kulcha stalls on the street. They are so delicious that you will not believe until and unless you eat it. It brings water to the mouth of many and people can’t resist it. In addition you also get chole. You can ask the kulcha wala to add spices according to your needs and taste.
Paan Corners are available almost everywhere in Meerut. It was in our tradition to eat paan. People enjoy eating it. There are various types of paans and sweet one is also available for kids.
If you want to taste the best Chole Bathure then Meerut is the right place for you. If you visit Sadar Bazaar then try tasting one. Even the pickle is provided that adds more to the spices. Less soda it put to the bhature. Even you can’t beat Lal Kurti shop of Chole Bathure.
Old people like normal food, such as aloo poori. It is also available in the streets of Meerut. One can’t dominate it even when it is a simple food. You get it at home too but the street ones are spicier. When you have halwa with it, then this dish becomes heavenly. You can always ask for extra sabzi.
Kachori with sabzi
It is spicy and can care you running nose. I bet you that you won’t stop eating unless you are full as you can’t resist eating it. You also get different type of kachori such as matar kachori, onion kachori.
Samosa is all time favorite of Meeruthias. It is a snack which is fried but when come to the quantity and quality then no one can beat it. It can help a hunger person to get over his/her hunger. It is given with special chutney of different type such as coriander, green chilly chutney.
You always need dessert that is sweet after you are done with your dinner and heavy eating. Kulfi is a sweet savory. It is the cold dessert with crushed dry fruits and thick caramelized milk texture. You can find the stalls on the streets especially Suraj Kund, Lal Kurti, Sadar Bazaar, etc.
Rabri faluda is a desert which will surely make you to ask for more. It contains a syrup which is full of caramelized milk. It also has dry fruits. According to many people, it beats the taste of ice cream.
Jalebi sweetness is the key to every Meeruthia’s heart. It always uplifts the mood. One can find jalebi with the stalls of kachori. It is low in cost but rich in taste. One can’t deny when it is offered. It is also made during celebration and festival times. People enjoy eating it with a craze.
Ask the sweet lovers of Meerut about Nan Khatai, I bet they won’t stop praising it and talking about the taste. Many will tell you about the way it melts in the mouth. It is like a buttery food. It looks like cookies therefore even the cookie lover’s loves it. It is more delicious when it is hot. So, let it get cold.
Revdi is one of the favorite among North Indian snack. It is made up of sugar and covered with sesame seeds. It depicts the hard candy. They are very popular during winters and you can almost find it on every street of Meerut. People also enjoy it during bonfires.
Til gajak is mostly consumed in winter. It is made up of sesame seeds and groundnut. It is a dry sweet. It can store for months as the til is cooked in sugar syrups and then set into thin layers. Sometimes, it is so soft that it melts before you take it to your mouth.
Eating street food with your friends is a way to enjoy in your own way. Food is delicious as well as tempting for all age group of people. Even the chaat bazaar of Suraj Kund and chole bhature of pinky shop which is located in Lal Kurti can’t go unnoticed. It is the love of the Meerut people for the street food that it is still growing with a fast pace. One can see many street carts of food with food as well as soft drinks that is liked by the youth of the generation. Street food catches the attention like none other sector attracts as food is more important. Meerut has variety of food stall as Meerut has food lovers too. Food lovers of Meerut make it possible to expand the business of the street food.