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It looks like a train from outside, complete with wheels and all and you might be tempted to dismiss it as a gimmick for the nearby residents, but Imly brings together the street food of the entire country. Lucknow, Amritsar, Surat, Chennai, Varanasi, Delhi and Mumbai are just some of the cities represented on this all-vegetarian map. Some of the staff is actually from small towns in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. You can also have mini meals and a mithai. It is a great place for the full family.
Who doesn’t love chaat? No matter how big of a gourmet snob you are, you can’t pass onto a platter of tangy chaat without digging in. To feed your love for chaats, several eateries have popped up on the scene dedicated towards indulging all your tasty cravings. So all you bhelpuri addicts or gol gappe connoisseurs, let us take you to ‘Imly’ for a quick chaat fix. This is an ideal place to have your kitty party or to spend few hours tossing gol gappas with your friends post office. The casual fun vibe of the place certainly draws a huge crowd of diners regularly. The name ‘Imly’ floods your mind with images of tart street foods and platters of mouth-watering chaats, which they deliver on. Have your bit of gastronomic fun at Hog Market, Rajendra Place, New Delhi, where Imly is located.
The menu of Imly is quite exciting. It takes you on a street food walk around India and introduces you to the tangy street flavours of Lucknow, Amritsar, Surat, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Varanasi. In a brilliant move, Imly has taken on chefs from their native regions and asked them to cook what they know best. Flavours are spot on and encourages you to come again. Food is entirely vegetarian. Menu is sectioned off city/region wise, which simplifies your browsing. Whet your appetite with, gunpowder fried idli, palak patta chaat, bedmialoo poori, dabeli, steam momos and missal pav. Continue with the mains featuring, Bombay grilled sandwich, chole bhature, gatta curry bikaneri prantha, rajma chawal, cheese burst dosa, matra masala atta kulcha, moong dal chilla, soya chaap with parantha and Malabari parantha with chettinad mushroom.
One can opt for curries as well to elevate their meal. Imly does not serve alcohol. Instead, settle for a banta shikanji or a mocktail to wash it all down. You can’t roam around India without tasting some of their lip-smacking desserts. A chocolate dosa, jalebi with rabri, gulab jamun, kitkat fritters, boondi pack rabri, brownie with ice cream and rasmalai tiramisu are decadent. Imly attracts mostly families. Imly is set in a train coach, as to complete the Pan India culinary tour they are going for. Interiors are quite attractive and casually designed to encourage relaxation. The luggage racks fixed above with small windows further accentuates the train theme. Food is pocket-friendly.