Just when Jaipurites were thinking that the city has started settling on a new food complex ie Masala Chowk at Ram Niwas Garden that hosts in itself a variety of dishes, there came “Modern Chowpatty” which is now the talk of the town.
Call it Choupati or Chow-patty, it serves the same purpose as it’s counterpart, just in a much-sophisticated way as well as with a fresh outlook.
People not only just come here to soak in the beauty of the natural and fresh air, but also to enjoy the lip-smacking snacks that are served here. The food stalls at the Modern Chowpatty serve a variety of vegetarian delights.
From Rawat ki Kachori, Chaap from Delhi, Chatpati Kolkatta Chaat, Thai, Mexican and Lebanese cuisines to tea, ice cream, juices, shakes everything is right here.
A haven for vegetarians, this place houses 15 renowned brands from around the city which include the likes of –
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar
Shree Gopi Pavitra Bhojnalaya
Tea Tradition Xpress
House Of Delicacies
Krishna Live Ice cream
Kalkatti Chat Bhandar
Just like any other place which is in its new days, The Modern Chowpatty also is less crowded and this makes one’s meal worthwhile due to the less disturbance along with fast servicing. The rate at which it’s gaining ground from people around the city is phenomenal and has been getting a decent amount of footfall after the evening.
But what catches our attention is its dining area. The unique circular shaped dining areas are something that we have never seen and experienced in Jaipur. The Modern Chowpatty works on cashless basis i.e get your royal pass issued and you will be free from cash payments on every stall individually.
Remember a month ago we introduced to you a new paradise for party lovers in the city –Club Trove. A place that offers a scintillating upscale nightclub experience to Jaipurites.
And now we are all set for a food and drinks review for you guys. Cause we know when we go out to party or to meet friends or to celebrate the only thing that matters the most is Food and Drinks. Right?
So, here we are!! Jaipur Beat giving the first hand review of trove rooftop café where one can simply indulge into the delights of Sundowners accompanied with scrumptious veg non veg starters whist listening to soothing live music. For those who are into serious clubbing they have a separate Club section where you must try the signature cocktails and veg –non veg finger food.
An exciting, and astonishingly well-designed club, Trove happens to set it just right in terms of space and ambiance. The lights are amazingly placed and it’s one of the first such concept we have seen in Jaipur. We just loved the chandelier made out of the same lights (note: filter applied b&w). The sound system is good with a balanced amount of bass, it’s certainly not ears cracking, and excellently balanced for you to dance the night away.
The ambiance is a bit different from what we are used to, the wooden walls, the asymmetrical wooden edges on the tables, the hanging seats, all add up to a great experience. The café is dimly lit, and you may have to stress your eyes a bit, on the other hand, there were ample heaters to keep you warm in chilly winters. The restaurant is on the ground floor, technically attached to the club, and, there is a beautiful garden attached to it too. The restaurant may end up being blasted by music as the club’s wall were not really ‘sound proof’.
A well-stocked bar is a plus for Trove, with the drinks happens to be served at all three spaces. The mock tails have a nice twist to them, and tastes good, while, it’s the cocktails, that shines brighter. The twist to cocktails makes them exclusive to Trove and they look so so good, all while tasting so amazing. The servers were nice and friendly and sure knew their stuff.
The menu is sure ain’t short on options, which is a mix of Oriental, Asian, East Indian, and what not, it does seem like they tried to row too many boats at once. But they surely managed really well, and of course, didn’t drown. Even the menu is huge, everything we tasted, has that authentic taste while having a different touch, which seemingly, you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
We tried Japaneese noodle salad, Hommos Jaipur way, pattal chaat, Corn water chestnut bag, and the Hommos Jaipur way and in non veg options steamed curry chicken momos was the highlight.
Kebabs & grill
They have some tantalizing options from their Kebabs & grill section- Ultimate Chicken Satay, Kurdish mutton kebab and Charmole sole fish skewer.
Pizza Lovers- Uncle Jack, Pepperonata, smoked chicken and salumi must try. Yes we tried a bite from each one of these.
Though we were almost full but looking at their preparations we don’t want to miss the dinner, which we planned to have at the rooftop café. After a bit of dancing and clubbing we were back for the final course 😀
We have never imagined that we will soon be trying the cuisines from the entire world in our platter but here it was- Indonesian Manchurian curry, Wild mushroom malaka curry, Burmeese Khao suey feats, Andhra bitter melon curry, khatti dal kurkuri bhindi, malai kofta curry.
Hold on this was just vegetarian section!!
In Non- veg- Malaysian mutton curry, Singapore fish curry, tollyygunge egg curry, Awadhi chicken biryani and GT road chicken curry, could easily guess that Chef has actually covered entire Grand Trunk road to discover such amazing cuisines. We’re truly glad!!
Making this very clear to all our fans, no matter how much you have already eaten, you’ve to make some space for the ultimate desserts. Missing those will be counted as a Sin. If not all, you must try Date almond cigar with pan mousse and cannoli baked yogurt.
So, if you actually want to indulge in world class cuisines whilst enjoying world class ambience and experience , think no more and head to Trove café!!
Address- Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Near Khasa Kothi
An itinerary is never complete without some delicious local foodie delights of the place in it. So ditch the stereotypical food chain brands and savour the luscious and irresistible treats that are just not-to-be-missed when you visit Jaipur!
Dal Baati Churma– Who can miss the legendary Dal Baati Churma? The saada, masala and mawa baati dipped in ghee, served with dal and three different kinds of churma is the Aan Baan Shaan of Rajasthanis.
Gatte ki Sabzi– It’s one of the most basic of dishes cooked in Rajasthani homes, but the tempering done with red chillies and garlic adds a very different, not-to-be-forgotten flavour to it.
Ker Sangri– This is the legit sabzi of Rangeelo Rajasthan’s “Registhan.” Ker, a shrub berry and Sangri, a bean of a flowering tree called Khejari, come together to make this exclusive delight of Rajasthan. It is often enjoyed in winter!
Laal Maans– This one is for the non-veg fans! Lamb or Mutton in a sauce of yoghurt and hot Mathania chillies is rich in garlic and has a very spicy flavour to it.
Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji with Bejad ki Roti– Out of all the things that you find in Jaipur, this one is totally different with not just the rich in spices Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji but also the rich in ghee and fibre Bejad roti.
Lehsun ki Chutney– Red, hot and spicy, this chutney is what will have your taste buds on fire! Extremely spicy, lehsun chutney is made by grinding garlic with dried red chillies.
Gajak– For all the sweet tooths out there! You just cannot leave Jaipur without taking along this “til ki patti” from Jaipur.
Mirchi ke Tipore– Mirchi fried in besan and mustard oil along with the other spices makes up for this spectacular appetizer!
Kachori– Kachori in Jaipur is not just food, it is a feeling. Available in various options, like Dal, Pyaaz and even Mawa, this delicious desi delight will have your senses tingled.
Sev Tamatar ki Sabji– Last but not the least, the chatpati Sev namkeen put in tomato curry is one of the simplest and one of the most palatable dishes from Jaipur.
You may leave Jaipur after your indelible stay, but Jaipur would forever be in your heart with random memories of its scenic beauty, cultural richness and not to forget crave-worthy local dishes.
At times, a simple road trip to nowhere is the solution to overcome every problem. Well, we are taking you on a new journey and to the new destination that introduces us to new ways of celebrating- The GT Road. Here, we’re talking about a new restaurant which has been recently launched in Jaipur with a very novel concept, based on a 2600 km long highway known as ‘The Grand Trunk Road’. The Grand Trunk Road is considered one of Asia’s longest roads ever constructed in the era of Sher Shah Suri. As The GT road starts from Chittagong, Bangladesh and ends at Kabul, Afghanistan, the restaurant offers specialities of all those cities that are covered by GT Road. Isn’t it, interesting?
The exciting part is that it genuinely makes you relive the bygone era that it is based upon. Let us give you an insight of this beautiful gastronomical journey…
As you enter, there is an eye-catching Victorian century’s polished Rolls Royce to welcome you. Inside the restaurant, the charm of the antique shotguns, rifles, and other artefacts like utensils give you a sneak peek into the chronicles of the old days.
Moving on, let us take a look at the food.
This place is one of Jaipur’s rare live food counter providers. There is barbeque available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The options here vary from Aatishti Paneer Tikka of Panipat, Mughfali Aloo Masala Tikki of Ambala to Panch Puran Kumbh of Amritsar, Chilli Potato of China Town Kolkata in vegetarian section and in non vegetarian there is lehsooni Murg Tikka, Burra Kabab, Gilafi Mutton Seekh of Lahore to Macchi ka tikka of Kolkata to satiate your taste buds. And that’s not it, there is a separate chaat counter for all the chaat lovers. The chaat options vary from Dahi Bhalle, Papdi Chaat to Raj Kachori, Palak Patta Chaat.
But wait, don’t overindulge as there’s still more to come in the buffet and later in desserts, cause we know you would not want to miss anything ☺
The buffet options here are selective and will change after every 15 days (YAYY!). The beautifully laid buffet counter with metal utensils preserving the age-old charm undoubtedly creates the traditional warmth in the atmosphere. On the buffet counter, in vegetarian from Dal Makhani of Amritsar, Kadi pakoda of Jalandhar, Pindi chole of Rawalpindi to the garlic noodles from China Town of Kolkata and Biryani of Allahabad. There was a whole variety of Non-veg delights- Aloo Gosht from Lahore, Murg Makkanwala from Kabul, Machar Jhol, Murg Masala of Delhi to Murg Dum Biryani of Lahore to Baluchi Gosht Biryani of Kabul.
No doubt, the food is well researched and well crafted. Even basic ingredients and recipes are paid attention to. The chef told us that a recipe as simple as Sirka Pyaaz has been researched and brought from Ludhiana. For desserts, there are tiny portions available so that you can easily try all of them even after an almost full stomach. As a matter of fact, the chefs themselves have visited cities like Delhi, Panipat, Kolkata, Kanpur, Aurangabad, Varanasi etc. in order to bring authenticity to the meals.
The restaurant also has a full bar offering a good range of cocktails.
The pleasant music, antique décor sets the perfect mood for indulging into a food journey covering 2600 km long Grand Trunk road. The delectable Barbeque and Buffet’ is what makes The G T Road so special amongst food connoisseurs.
So, the next time you feel or wish to go for a road oops food trip, you know where to head to ☺
Pizzas are always an absolute favourite be it any special occasion, late night, get-together, eat out joint, or on a holiday it is one satisfying treat. Undeniably, there is never ‘No’ when asked for a pizza treat. Dishing out perfectly crisp pizzas with a delicious mix of toppings is one art which not all can master especially when it is Wood fired pizzas.
For making Wood Fired Pizzas you need a wood fired oven in which pizzas are baked on high temperatures in order to get a better traditional taste. These bring a smoky flavour and make the pizzas crustier. When in Jaipur, check out the best places to nosh up wood fired pizza-
Jai’Pour Cafe and Bar
Definitely the best wood fired pizzasin town; this rooftop café with charming blue & white interiors is every pizza lover’s favourite spot. They have a variety of pizzas. However, we strongly recommend you the one with sundried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil, pesto and crumbled feta.
The pizzas in this multi-cuisine restaurant are also a ten on ten! They specialize in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian sorts and are popular for their Americano and Siciliana wood fired pizza. The Italian fragrance coming right from the pizza makes you drool over it.
With a very soothing ambience, this place is a must try if you crave for wood fired pizzas. You can enjoy the crispiness and finger-licking taste in the beautiful weather in lush green forest ambiance of The Forresta Kitchen & Bar.
Location: Ground Floor, Devrajn Niwas, Near Moti Mahal Cinema, Bani Park, Jaipur
4. Little Italy
As the name suggests itself, this restaurant is eminent for its mind-boggling pizza quality. They are perfectly layered with cheese and vegetables and have a very palatable crust. With a decent crowd and ambience, this high rated Italian restaurant becomes a must try to satisfy your craving for a wood fired pizza in Jaipur.
Zolocrust is another highly recommended restaurant as it has rich flavoured and tempting wood fired pizzas. We assure you’ll feel delighted and satisfied after you visit this elite place. The famous Al Caprino pizza has no match in Jaipur. Try it today!
Location: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur
These are perfect ideas to binge-eat pizzas. We hope you’re sorted for your feast today! J
One thing is sure that Jaipur no longer gives you monotonous fine dining set ups. With the mushroom growth of cafes in town, mark it with any new café you will get ample choice to experiment with food and ambience both. And, we at Jaipur Beat can never miss to introduce any such interesting place coming up in town. Here’s bringing to you our first hand experience of one such amazing place- ‘Jaipur adda’.
Have you ever wondered what Jaipur looked like from the terrace of a building at night? Where you could actually experience a little wind in your hair while oodles of mouth-watering food being served on your plate? Where you can actually have Khana Pina over some Gup Shup with friends?
The answer to all these questions lies in ‘Jaipur Adda’ that is perched on the top of the Nirvana Hometel Hotel at a busy juncture of Khasa Kothi Circle. The place is arranged over two floors (upper and lower deck) offering a spectacular terrace seating overlooking Country Inn Hotel and Suites and the Jaipur metro track.
Nicely dated décor with cheery setting of the fine wood furnishings and the amazing wall art give the space a quirky feel, hence set this place apart from the usual cafés.
About Ambience-Indoor and Outdoor
The café promises a fabulous experience and the overall calm ambiance radiates positive vibes where you can simply get your drink and watch the sun going down the skyline and the sunrays actually peeping through the bamboo chick curtains.
Not just that, one can even take a roller coaster ride on time machine from Jaipur Adda, as your senses are soaked on one side experiencing the ecstasy of the moving metro and the busy roads of today’s modern Jaipur while on the contrary witness the magnificent Nahargarh Fort which is the reminiscence of the Jaipur’s royal times.
Not just its romantic ambience, the food here is equally good in quality and price both.
About Food-Serves both veg and non veg!
If you are going with friends we suggest you to go for Beer Bucket. A big wooden barrel filled with plenty of ice is placed right next to you and delectable Jar potatoes (roasted baby potatoes tossed in harissa saucewhich is a spicy paste made out of hot chilli peppers and other spices) was just perfect to go with the spicy conversation among friends.
Out of the elaborate menu of Food and Drinks, we tried Tub of shots– some times be crazy and it’s real good fun to say cheers with shots of colors and sparkling lights.
We were keen on experimenting with something innovative. So we tried –Smacked cucumber, Sichuan peppercorn, garlic salad. A crispy snack is always welcome, on Chef’s recommendation we had ‘Karari Roti’- crispy large kadahi shaped roti sprinkled with olive oil and topped with chopped tomato onion. Other delights were the Bombay toast, Fried egg parsi influenced and also Zucchini, pineapple, carrot, raddish slaw red honey mustard, no doubt all the preparations surprised us.
We know it was too much 🙂 The portion was good enough for 2 persons.
No matter on which table you choose every table has these jars adorned with witty food quotes that will surely catch your attention.
With its interesting location and delicious food, Jaipur adda is one of the
best options to plan a get together with family & friends.
Not to miss, it has valet parking so you are saved from the parking woos, Live Screen and a separate full bar is a feather in the cap.
We think your weekend plan is sorted now. What say?
So guys go and mark our words- this will be your Friends Adda very soon 🙂
At Jaipur Beat, we always get you a ‘Hatke’ list of things and places to visit whatever be the occasion. How could we not for Valentine’s day! Here is our list of some incredible, out of the box experiences and places to visit with your beloved on Valentine’s day special dinner date. ❤
1. Jai’pour Bar & Café:Fly away to Mykonos!There is something about foreign locations which make falling in love almost inevitable. Remember DDLJ or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to take your beloved out of the country for a romantic Valentines’s dinner date? We think the gods heard you somewhere because you can do so right here in Jaipur by visiting this picturesque Mediterranean bar which reminds us of one of the Greek islands! Over an eclectic menu which includes Bantas, Chuskis, and Woodfire Pizzas, here the love story of owners & husband -wife duo of Manish and Pallavi ensured every small detail of the Restaurant was personally chosen & kept utterly romantic. The menu has been designed by food connoisseur Ms. Divija Singh. A pristine Blue and White decor theme, large swings, fairy lights and tinsels under a starry sky, this is one love story waiting to happen.
2. Tattoo Café: Ink your love! Now Ink your love at this cool new Café called the Tattoo Café bang opposite the breathtaking ‘Hawa Mahal’. With amazing food coming out of the Juhi’s kitchen, the multi-talented chef cum tattoo artist at the tattoo cafe whose love for cooking & Karan’s passion for tattoos ( her husband cum tattoo artist cum owner of the cafe) led to this beautiful cafe coming into existence. Could the place be more romantic? Writing names of your girlfriend /boyfriend is completely a passé. Tattoo your love for life! Your passion, your philosophy, your inspiration for life! Imagine sealing the deal and getting inked together. No matter what happens in life, this ink will remain a bond for life.
3. Once upon a Time:Travel back in time Perched high atop Nahargarh, there are no better seats in the house than this. While you get treated like royalty as this heritage restaurant adorned with hand painted Shekhawati frescos, miniature painting and the kind of architecture that will simply take your breath away. It is when you are sitting on your table, laden with beautiful China & silverware sampling the traditional authentic Marwari fare, listening to live Rajasthani folk music and overlooking the most mind-blowing view of the twinkling Jaipur city below that you will hear your mind say ‘ Paris, Je t’aime but you have some stiff competition here in Jaipur. 🙂
4. The Stag Café:It’s all about Amer: A grassy- knolly terrace cafe overlooking the divinely beautiful Amer fort. These are literally the box seats to see Amer in all its glory. You can see the sound and light show while gorging on some delicious Italian & Chinese delicacies. The restaurant keeps belting out romantic music for the guests to match the exhilarating ambiance.They have filled the place up with roses & balloons for today just to make the day that much more special for the love birds.
5. Jaipur Safari Restaurant / Virajosa :It’s a bus, it’s a tour, it’s a restaurant!What if we told you that you could really make your date actually experience the beauty & sights of Jaipur while sitting down for a 5-course meal? That is just what the concept of Jaipur Safari tour is. We recommend taking a 4 hour night tour (6 pm -10 pm) with them while you dine on food and chat with the beautiful pink city as your backdrop. Can’t think of a nicer way of serenading your love.