Vik's Chaat Corner

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Vik's is probably one of the most popular East Bay locations for chaat (Indian snacks).  Connected to an Indian grocery store, this place is often crowded and noisy on the weekends with people doing their shopping.  

multiple station pickup
 The ordering process can be a little confusing if you're a first timer here.  Ordering and paying are in one line then as your items are called you pick up at the appropriate sections.  If you don't get it, don't worry, the workers behind the counter will direct you and help you get what you ordered.

bhel puri

 This bhel puri is made of puffed rice, tamarind sauce, and sev (fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour).  It is important to eat this dish as soon as you get it because the puffed rice will soon get soggy. 

samosa chole
 Samosas are deep fried curried potato stuffed pastry.  This one is served with chole (chickpeas).  One of my regular items.  Samosas are Chaat 101. 

bhatura chole
Bhatura chole is present at almost every table here.  Bhatura -Indian puffy deep fried dough.  Careful when pulling this apart.  The hot air steams out when you rip it - only newbies burn themselves eating it.    Served with chole (spicy chickpeas).  Perfect amount of spiciness.

Chaat is up there with my favorite things to eat.  Vik's is a great place to go with friends and order multiple dishes.  The high turnover of this place ensures that you get things hot and fresh which is vital for chaat. 

Address:                                          Vik's Chaat Corner
                                                           2390 4th Street
                                                           Berkeley, CA

Type:                                               Indian, chaat

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