If you are feeling intense hunger pangs but don’t have enough money to buy from a branded fast food restaurant near you, or you can’t afford to pay for some expensive desi food like chicken Karahi, then there is no need to worry at all. You still have plenty of street foods options to satiate your appetite.
Just make your way to the nearest chowk or have a glance in the street, you will end up finding as many as more than seven street food options.
These are the foods you can get your hands on while being in close vicinity of where you are.
The name is not new. A shami burger around your nearby Chowk can do the magic that a Rs. 160 Zinger burger or Rs. 400 Subway burger is not capable of doing. In most cases, it comes in only Rs. 50, but you can be lucky enough to grab one for Rs. 40 even. It can come with cheese, a bit of spice and it can be according to your taste. Just don’t forget to communicate your preferences to the seller as he would readily act upon.
Waqae Bara Shawarma
If you live in Lahore, then you must be familiar with street vendors who offer to provide Waqae Bara Shawarma ( A genuinely big) only for 30, 40 or 50 Rs. Usually, a Shawarma that comes up in 80 or 90 Rs acts as a full option for one meal. When you are looking for an instant economic option for food, then this is one of the best items you can have.
Aalu Chaat & Dahi Bhalla
Both these dishes can be found at the same place and make up for major street foods of Lahore. Tasty, spicy, nutritious, and perfect food to satisfy the taste buds. Aalu Chaat and Dahi Bhallas are heavens for foodies, especially those who love it with a desi touch. Usually, one filled with the top plate cost Rs. 40 or 50. You can also have a drink of your choice to have more fun.
Aalu Walye Chips or French Fries
When it comes to buying them from Chowk, they are Aalu Waley Chips and not the french fries. Just make a comparison between those ordered from a famous fast food restaurant and those from a Chowk vendor. The latter is more crispy, spicy, and also available for an astonishingly low price while offering the same value. You can buy a plate filled with fries in just Rs. 30 only. Don’t miss the homemade tomato ketchup to enjoy the real taste.
Its prices vary according to the place. But a combination of two along with complimentary chatni (sauce) can be bought within Rs. 30 only. You can have them with tea or some soft drink.
A plate of Haleem with two Naans is a complete meal that one can have in Rs 50. The best part is the vendor offers you to use the spice as per your personal taste. A blend of cereals with chicken or beef with green chilies, brown onions and lemon juice sprinkled over it would provide you something worth drooling over.
All these are the street foods, and you don’t even need to take out your bike. Just leave your home abode and head towards any of these vendors that are always present at almost every chowk in Lahore.