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Foodie’s paradise: World street food fest

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This weekend make your way to the vibrant and bustling suburb of Andheri and experience the World Street Food Fest at The Lalit. Give your taste buds a rocking gastronomical experience with the array of foods available at this quirky food festival hosted at 24/7, which is one of four exquisite restaurants there.

If you’re looking for multi-cuisine comfort food with a twist then this is the place to go. On the savory side, there is a Chaat station, a Paratha corner, an Arab Delight’s counter, a Noodle Bar, a pizza and pasta station and also a Herbal Tea Trolley. The usual suspects like a salad counter and a fruit juice bar are there too. For those who prefer sweets, you can choose from a variety of options such as apple cinnamon cake, white forest pastry, hazelnut cake, fruit pastry, chocolate fondue and others.

Ambience

The dining area is spacious and bustling with activity. The arresting decorative wall painting at the end of the restaurant adds to the comforting yet plush ambience of the place. The restaurant is frequented by young and old alike and has a luxurious vibe to it.


Food: –

The Good

Lustily spiced and rustically served – the street food on offer is nothing but a mouthwatering and tantalizing experience for one’s taste buds. Chef Parimal Sawant has made a delectable mix of Continental and Mediterranean food offerings. From succulent meat options to pizzas and pastas of varying kinds. There is something for everybody! The fried fish on offer such as skewered Basa fillet’s, Tawa Fry and Konkani fish among others were succulent and tender, making the experience a spicy and traditional one. There were also lighter options like the Chicken Hawaiian Salad, Aztec Salad & Greek Potato’s. The Mutton Paratha and Chicken Shawarma are not to be missed. The Shawarma was a pita wrap with moist seasoned chicken that had mild yet delectable flavors. The Fusilli Pasta Chicken in white sauce was decent too. The pasta menu did include linguine, lasagna cannelloni and penne as well. Caramel ice-cream with toppings was just as enjoyable as the desserts on offer.

The Bad:

Having been spoilt for choice when it came to the food, it was a bit of a letdown when mock tails were all that was available. There were no cocktails or other drinks to pair with the luscious food.

All in all it’s a spectacular food extravaganza for your taste buds with varied flavors and a picturesque setting overlooking the elegant pool side. So, make way to the World Street Food Festival that runs upto the 31st of this month.