Think Indian street food and the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is Chaat! Easy on the pocket and irresistibly delicious, chaat is one dish you can binge on anytime of the day. Whether its the crunchy paapdi chaat or the spicy vadapav, samosa, pav and bhaji, chaat has a whole different fan base. And the best part is that Dubai also celebrates this Indian delicacy with utmost love and affection.
From traditional joints to fusion ones, there is a chaat place hidden in every corner of Dubai. Here are top 10 chaat places you must try in Dubai.
1. Chaat Bazaar
Chaat Bazaar in Karama is not your quintessential chaat place. They bring the best of the famous chaat dishes complemented by incredibly well-crafted fusions. This chaat place microcosms Dubai’s evolution of the traditional culture of Dubai with International flavors like Italy & Mexico! Picture a Batata Vada Pizza (AED 25) or even Pav Bhaji Cheese Tawa Pizza (AED18). No? We thought so. Well, there is so much more delicacies with an International twist here.
Location: Near Sheikh Hamdan Colony, Al Karama, Dubai
Cost: AED 50 for two
Timing: 8 am to midnight
This chain of eateries is known for its Pani Puris. Famously selling over 100 plates of Pani Puris daily, they also have a variety of Gujarati snacks and chaats for the customers. While there Paani Puri is known to be one of the tangiest and spiciest one in Dubai, there other chaats like Sev Puri and Dahi Puri have its fans too.
Where: Meena Bazaar
When: 8:30 AM- 4PM | 5PM- 11:30 PM
Cost: Chaat priced between AED 9- AED 18
Contact: 04 351 5873
3. Bombay To Mumbai Café
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IN FOCUS: the BMC vadapav, a delicious potato bonda served in a bun spiced with our flavorsome green chutney, a bit of our sweet chutney, and one large fried and delicious green chili. Contents of this dish are hot, so approach with caution! #vadapavlove #BombayToMumbaiCafe #mydubai #dubaifood
Now, this is one upscale Chaat place to splurge at. Bombay To Mumbai Café gives your regular dose of a Chaat a posh twist. This is the kind of bite that will go on your Instagram feeds. A PaniPuri served in Matka and or a finely presented Dahi Puri- it’s the perfect combo of looks and taste. Want to go edgy? Try out a Chicken Tikka Chaat. Because why should non-vegetarians not have a chaat of their own.
Where: Marco Polo Hotel, Muteena, Dubai
When: 24 x 7
Cost: AED 18- AED 30 per chaat
Contact: 04 272 0000
4. Spice Klub
SpiceKlub gets Molecular Gastronomy to the world of chaat. Why dip your puri into the paani when you can have syringes filled with the tangy waters to fill in your puri? Also, ever wondered what a Pav Bhaji fondue would look like? This and much more delectable Chaat fusion at this molecular gastronomy eatery in Mankhool.
Where: Al Raffa 3 Building, Mankhool
When: 12:00 PM- 3PM | 6:30PM- 11PM
Cost: AED 210 for two
Contact: 04 526 0731
5. Mumbai Masti Juice Center
Bur Dubai houses some of the best chaat places in Dubai. Mumbai Masti Juice Centre is yet another goodie with branches around the city. Serving Masala Puris and a wide range of street food from across India, this one is a large street food outing. From a Schezwan Vada Pac to a good old Pani Puri, there is no chaat from India you will not find here. This eatery also has some of the best-grilled sandwiches making for some perfect late-night munching in Dubai.
Where: Multiple Locations in Al Nahda, Al Fahidi, etc
When: 8 AM – 2 AM
Cost: AED 60 for two
6. Rajdhani Street
This one is a hidden gem in the urbanesque JLT. Serving up a modern touch to the vintage street food of India, Rajdhani Street has plenty to offer. From Palak Chaat to Pani Puri Thela Wala, try out some of the most delicious chaats here.
Where: Cluster I, JLT and Karama
When: Chaat available from 3:30 PM- 11 PM
Cost: AED 15- AED 20
Contact: 04 526 0427
7. Chandni Chowk
This place has to be one of the go-to outlets for Chaat in JLT. From Gol Gappe to a crunchy and spicy Samosa Chaat, Chandni Chowk has the complete variety of Mumbai’s street food in Dubai. You can also try their Papadi Pizza to give your Chaat an Italian twist. The taste is as good as it sounds, making it a great outing for Chaat enthusiasts in Dubai.
Where: Cluster T, JLT
When: 11 AM- 11 PM
Price: AED 125 for two
Contact: 04 526 0864
8. Spice Affair
Another one of a hidden gem in Dubai. This one is tucked in the super busy lanes of Al Nahda neighborhood of Dubai. True to its name, they serve the spiciest Chaats in Dubai that will bring the authentic spices of Indian street food to Dubai. From Bhalla Papdi to Dahi Kachori Chaat, there is a whole lot of Chaat on offer. Confused about what to get? So order up their Chaat Platter (AED 50) because there is never enough Chaat to eat!
Where: Al Ahli Building, Al Nahda
When: 7:30 AM- 12 PM
Price: AED 12 – AED 20
Contact: 04 269 0625
9. Mr. Chaat
Mr. Chaat is a dedicated Chaat eatery at the outset of the busy Burjuman Metro Station. Styled like a Dhaba with a complete roadside setting, this one serves some of the best chaats in Dubai. From good old Pani puris and Kachoris to a Barf Ka Gola, it brings the complete street food experience onto the streets of Dubai, literally.
Where: Opposite Burjuman Metro Station Exit 2
When: 8 AM- 11:30 PM
Cost: AED 40 for two
Contact: 04 370 7040
10. Veg World
Best known for its flavorful Dosas, Veg World in Meena Bazaar is so much more. With a plethora of street foods and sandwiches, their chaats are an underrated order here. From papdi chaat to a katori chaat, there are all kinds of traditional chaat you can think of. Watch out for their extra cheese masala puri; it’s a perfect cheesy chaat delicacy here along with the usual pani puri and bhel puri.
Where: Near Dolphin Hotel, Meena Bazaar
When: 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: AED 60 for two
Contact: 04 351 7070