Is the scorching Dubai heat killing you? Well, how about chilling with something cold? And if you’re bored of soft drinks and mojitos to cool down your parched throats with a tall glass of good old Desi Lassi. Thankfully, Dubai has an impressive list of places that whip thick, creamy, lassis. Here are five of our favourite lassi places you must try out this summer.
1. Bangalore Sreeraj Lassi
Tired after roaming in the by-lanes of Meena Bazaar in the humid Dubai summer? What else but a traditional serving of Matka Lassi for 12 AED after you have got your day’s desi shopping done. Garnished with a generous Badam serving on the top and available in 3 different flavours- Kesar, Mango and plain, the Matka Lassi is lip-smacking goodness. If you are a want to be slightly more adventurous with your Lassi flavour, try out their creamy goodness Anjeer Lassi for 8 AED- a favourite amongst many of its customers or add in a scoop of ice cream to it for 2 AED extra and make a dessert out of it.
Where: Near Astoria Hotel, Al Esbij Street, Meena Bazaar, Dubai
Cost: AED 25 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 9 AM – 12midnight
Contact: 04 3530800
2. Lassi Cache
Lassi, the perfect Desi cooler with the amalgamation of Western fruits? A complete Indo western delight, isn’t it? At Lassi cache, try out the Kiwi Lassi for 7 AED to know what fusion can be like. Or gulp down one the tangy Raw Mango Lassi for 7 AED as well, to understand what a Lassi with a different taste palette feels like!
Where: 7 43 A St – Al Karama, Dubai
Cost: AED 20 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 11 AM – 1 AM
Contact: 04 257 9393
3. The Curry Lane
A chic restaurant in the bustling heart of Karama, there is hidden the Lassi gems in their menu. Gulp down your lunch with a quenching glass of Rose Lassi available for 15 AED, that offers the refreshing aroma and taste of Rose to get you up and running in the hot Dubai summer.
Where: Shop 11, Al Wasl Duet 2 Building, 43 A Street, Al Karama, Dubai
Cost: AED 90 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 8:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm on weekdays
Contact: 04 3967171
4. Punjabi Dhaba
What is the one place that goes synonymously with Lassi? Punjab of course. And what’s the best place to taste the best of Punjab? At a Dhaba replete with the chaarpai, a scrumptious meal, and an icy cold Lassi. Offered at Punjabi Dhaba is the Amritsari special Peda wali Lassi for 12 AED, blending in the milky goodness of Pedas for you to enjoy in its Dhaba-esque ambience.
Where: Khaleel Al Sayegh Building, Street 4, Oud Metha, Dubai
Cost: AED 100 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 10:30am – 4:00pm, 7:00pm – 1:00am
Contact: 04 5260366
5. Lahori Chatkhara
Is flavoured Lassi not your thing? Would you instead opt for a plain old Meethi Lassi? Then Lahori Chatkhara’s Meethi Lassi for 10 AED is one of the best basic Lassi you would want to try! This creamy delicacy is the perfect post-meal refreshment that you need to gulp down all those heavy curries and kebabs from Lahori Chatkhara or have the summer king blended to your Lassi and drink in the Mango Lassi.
Where: 65 20 B St – Dubai
Cost: AED 85 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 10:30 AM – 12 midnight
Contact: 04 3930903
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