Nainital’s Mall Road throbs with life as the colonial heart of Nainital. Historically, it was built by the Britishers as a place to gather and spend time with friends and family. Even decades later, it is true to its purpose. Nothing brings people and culture together better than street food. Mall Road is lined up with shops, kiosks, and roadside vendors selling various street food delicacies. If you are visiting Nainital, read on to find out what street food items you just cannot miss on Mall Road-
WHAT IS A PAHADI TRIP WITHOUT PAHADI MAGGI
Naini Lake’s beauty and Nainital’s cool breeze become even more calming with a heartwarming plate of Maggi. Naveen Juice and Coffee Bar is a popular food and beverage shop on Mall Road. They serve everything from fresh juices, to coffee, tea, and finger foods. However, their most loved food item is their Maggi. Apart from plain Maggi, they have vegetable Maggi, butter Maggi, paneer butter Maggi and more. They are all delicious.
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ENJOY CORN WITH A VIEW OF THE LAKE
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There is something about Nainital’s pleasantly cold weather that pairs well with corn. Small sellers set up shop just along Mall Road on a carpet. They sell boiled corn, roasted corn, and even flavored corn. Also, what is even better than the taste; is the fact that you get to support those tiny businesses. They are sellers that wholeheartedly run their small kiosks. Thus, they can use every help they can get. The smoky flavor of roasted corn; or the buttery texture of boiled corn is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Naini Lake.
TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SOFTY ICE CREAM
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As kids, most of us remember eating Softy Cones during summer afternoons. Well, you can relieve that on Nainital’s Mall Road. If you have never tried it before, then you must try it on your trip to Nainital. A lot of small food joints and shake shops have a softy machine on Mall Road. Thus, you can choose from an array of flavors. However, classic chocolate and vanilla are our personal favorites. Especially a taste like chocolate feels so cozy when you are standing in front of the beautiful lake, amid Nainital’s cool and gentle breeze.
INDULGE IN THE DIVINE JALEBI AND RABRI COMBO
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If you stroll down Mall Road towards Bara Bazar, you will find Naini Jalebi Bhandar somewhere towards your left. As their name suggests, they make some of the best jalebis ever. Just the thought of piping hot, juicy, crispy, and vibrant orange jalebis on a paper plate is so tempting. Pair that up with their delicious rabri and you have a cozy and heartwarming dessert. They also have a lot of other Indian sweets options that you can take back home for your friends and family as a sweet souvenir.
SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS FOR SOMETHING SAVOURY WITH ALOO CHAAT
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Mohit Chaat Centre is one of Mall Road’s most treasured food joints. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a good plate of chaat? The word around town is that their Aloo Chat is delicious. It is tangy and spicy with a hint of sweetness. They have a lot of other chaat options too. If you are a pani puri lover, you can try their delicious pani puri as well. The pang of Indian chaat automatically makes every trip better.
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