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Gormandizing Glory

Chicken tikka, momos, dosas, soup, Biryani, Shawarma, Gol gapes, Alu chaat, Tikki, Chuski,egg rolls, pastries, Pao bhaji, shakes, all these items in one area, with the gleaming stars for company. Eat the lot then and there, snuggle in your car and hog it or just simply get it packed to gormandize on this feast in the comfortable environs of home sweet home. Welcome to Brahmaputra Market, Sector-29, Noida.Though Noida has not been in the news for not so admirable reasons in the past, even otherwise, it is mostly synonymous with the Worlds of Wonder amusement park and the Great India Place Mall, both structures having come up pretty recently. However, a visit to Noida is incomplete without hogging at this market which epitomizes street food at its best!

Surrounded by residential societies and DPS Noida, this market comes to life the moment sun sets. It is not street food as in literally on the streets, in fact, the vendors put up their stalls on a cemented area. The area is packed with stalls on both sides with food-lovers traversing to reach their favourite stall. And the food tastes, to borrow a word from my Secret Seven series, Delumptious!

This market is a paradise for non-vegetarians as the chicken preparations which they serve, like biryani, shawarma and the various varieties of tikka are heavenly. Admittedly, the choices for pure vegetarians are limited. But they can still gorge on Dosa, Tikki,Chuski, Kulfi and the rest. Two very popular bakeries, The Cake Shop and Baker’s Street are also located here, which offer gorgeous pastries, the perfect icing on the cake after a heavy feast. As far as the crowd is concerned, youngsters form a large part of it, along with families as well.

If you’re in the mood to grab a cup of tea or coffee, drop in at Teasta- The Tea Shop in Godavari Complex, Sector-37, a place which will change your notion of the perfect cuppa . The tea served here comes in a cup as huge as a can of cola. You can also include snacks, sandwiches, momos, and cookies with your cup of tea.

Personal Recommendation: Hazelnut Coffee! What makes me give these places a perfect ten is the fact that the prices are extremely affordable and certainly don’t burn a hole in the pocket.
You just got introduced to the hotspots of Noida to enjoy a chilled out evening with your gang of friends over cups of coffee and delicious munchies!

Cost Breakup (for two) :

1) Brahmaputra Market: Rs 300-Rs 350
2) Teasta Teashop: Maximum: Rs 100-Rs 120

Contributed by Rini Sinha

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Professionally, pursuing graduation in English Honours from LSR, DU. Otherwise, in my last teenage year, and still a kid at heart. The mantra of my life, even though it is cliched, is to live and let live. Good company and a steaming mug of coffee is all it takes to get me going. Singing, bathroom and otherwise, gives me immense happiness. An ardent reader, a movie cum sitcoms - buff, who finds particular pleasure in discovering new, relatively unexplored haunts to gorge and relax. I wander,therefore I am.