In the recent years, due to technological advancement in Pakistan , e-commerce market has been exploding with ideas which are being transformed into successful businesses.Food industry has tasted this pie as well, and has been expanding and prevailing more than ever; due to outreach to its customers through social media marketing and direct transactions through mobile applications.This has heightened Pakistan’s food obsession, thus encouraging people to dive into this flourishing market.
This is where comes Lahore Eat, a three-day festival for the people by the people- displaying stalls of aspiring restaurateurs and other established brands.Its a getaway from usual transactions of brands and a good way to connect with the population.
1.Shan Food Stall
This food stall will welcome you as soon as you enter the festival.They served Chicken Biryani, Beef Nihari and Chicken Haleem with Tandoori Roti for PKR 50 .We tried their Beef Nihari and Chicken Haleem. Haleem was mild-spiced and delightfully thick and warm. Also, Beef Nihari was typical hot Karachi Nihari with all the tongue-tingling spices.
If you are always looking to taste something deliciously different which doesn’t cost you a lot, Peak Freans Stall should be the first place you visit.They had a tray of Butter puff biscuits with some amazing combinations named Desi Delight, Hawaiian, Siciliano, and Pepperoni Cheese. The tray costs you just PKR 30 for so much.They also served ice cream sandwiches and other desserts for same low prices.We tried the Chocolicious S’Mores for PKR 50 and it was tastier than expected.
3.Masooms The Pancake Lounge
Masoom’s offered abundant variety of desserts at their stall. We tried their pancakes which were soft and light with toppings of strawberries and chocolate sauce.These pancakes will cost you PKR 250.
All famous for their creative combination of samosa with different ingredients-they launched two new flavours today: Death By Chocolate Samosa and Cheesy Alu Samosa. They offer a combination of three samosas for PKR 250.
Death by chocolate with chocolate-filling oozing out on every bite and chocolate patti was mouth-watering. Cheesy Alu Samosa was mildly salty with fillings of cheese and potatoes.
5.Venus Food Stall
This stall was quiet an attraction with all its different food items, capturing exactly what foodies wanted.They served chillers, stuffed Potato Balls, Curly Fries, Plain Fries,Onion Rings and so much more which we didn’t find at any other place. On top of that, they had whole lot of different sauces: Garlic Mayo sauce and Jalapeno sauce. We tried their strawberry chiller sample and twister fries with garlic mayo.Strawberry chiller was a delight in the summer heat for a cost of PKR 150 and the fries were a must-try for a cost of PKR 200.
La Mosa also offered different samosa combinations and some drinks. We tried their Nutty Nutella samosa, Pizza Samosa and Methro Mint. Methro Mint costs PKR 80 and both samosas are priced at PKR 60 each. The nutella samosa was filled with nutella, and Pizza samosa fillings of pizza toppings.
Their stall stood out from all others around because of all the fancy arrangements.They recommended their maple bites with the topping of your choice (nutella,maple syrup or vanilla cream). We chose maple syrup and vanilla cream and they just complimented the bites perfectly. A combination of four bites costs PKR 250.
They launched special Gelato varieties with fruits’ toppings and flavored gelatos.We tried Ivorian-chocolate Gelato which was the best and the most over-priced dessert with one scoops for a price of PKR 240.
Cafe upstairs had a nice sitting area in front of their stalls and they had a special menu for Lahore Eat with everything sized to a mini-version.We tried their mini pizza which got served within 10 minutes. The quantity was enough,but it tasted a little bland; nevertheless, the price of PKR 195 was perfect when compared to the normal rates offered for the same food item at other stalls.
They launched their items at the festival today. They offer creative combinations of different flavors with popcorns.We tried their caramel and cheese popcorns and they were not that bad.
Remember the advertisement we see every now and then on television?The same brand had fast food stall at the festival.We tried their XPRS Spicy chicken burgers for PKR 310.The chicken piece was crunchy and suited well with spicy sauces. If you are a zinger lover who craves spicy zingers, this is definitely worth a try.
Ginsoy is a chinese restaurant that was all set at Lahore Eat with their menu of Egg- Fried Rice, Manchurian, Soup, Chowmein and Kung Pao Chicken.We tried their Egg-Fried rice with Kung Pao Chicken.The quantity was well justified with the price of PKR 300 but the food item was bearable to taste. Kung Pao Chicken had too much salt and uncooked gravy.
V Aneela had a lot to offer on their stall, and they recommended Ottutu to try their cinnamon rolls with vanilla topping. The cinnamon rolls priced at PKR 150 could be a great snack at tea-time.
These guys were selling soda with lots of flavours: Blueberry Lemonade, Leeche and an option of milk soda too.The soda was basically, lemon juice, 7Up and fruit flavor mixed together- not that unique.Also, the cost of PKR 200/drink was too much for not that great of a drink.
Apart from the afore-mentioned stalls, there were many others like Wingo, Bombay Chowpatti, Ice Curl,Arif Chatkhara and many more that offered a variety of food items which we would like you to try and tell us about them.Every stall had something new to offer which makes the experience memorable.
This common platform to gather foodies is a nice effort on part of organizers of these festivals around Pakistan. Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy this spring with food instead of flowers.
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