It’s time to Eat, Eat, EAT – Karachi Eat is back with its annual food festival and we are super excited. Karachi’s first and arguably best food festival is back this weekend with 90 different vendors from all over the city, many offering dishes created specially for the event.
Karachi Eat features a great mix of home-based caterers and restaurants serving a mind-boggling array of foods ranging from traditional Pakistani to distinctly exotic. It’s a great place to discover new eateries and a chance to sample a range of different cuisines. In the six years since Karachi Eat started, many of us have found ourselves dividing our appetites between old favourites and new discoveries.
There are always a couple of major hits every year that feature long queues and sold-out stalls – like Taco Cat and the donut burger at Two Guys One Grll last year.
This year we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting looking dishes that you might want to check out before the stalls get too busy or sell out.
Puff Nest Beef Burger by Wrappeite at Karachi Eat 2019
Desi Gali’s Disco Khakra
This Disco Kakhra could be fusion food at its best – meat, cheese, jalapenos, lettuce and pomegranate seeds on a crispy khakra – a cross between a taco and chaat!
Talking of tacos, this yummy-looking number by Sweet Greens is on our list to try!
Lal’s Gelato Tacos
Also on this year’s must-have list are Lal’s Gelato Tacos… these look soooo good.
Burger Bros Sliders
We’ve been hearing a LOT about Burger Bros sliders from friends and these delectable morsels look oh -so-good …. these are high on our agenda!
We remember these guys from last year – we can’t wait to try their two flavours:
Classic Hotbombz: Mashed potatoes, mac n cheese and sweet corn covered in hot cheetos crumb and topped off with siracha mayo (BEST SELLER LAST YEAR)
BBQ bombz: Mashed potatoes, mac n cheese and sweet corn covered in BBQ crisps and topped off with a smokey ranch sauce
Souvlaki, Bunelos and more – amazing street food from Nigeria, Greece, Brazil, a very special sweet dessert. This stall looks like a must visit.
Red volks flamin dog/hot rod
These are corn dogs but not as you know them – these spicy souped up versions are sure to get your taste buds tingling.
Puns and comfort food – what more could we want?! Stuffed Naans are a brilliant festival food – hot, portable and versatile. We can’t wait to try these two – the smokin’ chick to start and the hazelnut oreo for a sweet finish.
iScream ice-cream sandwiches
Now that looks like one sweet treat ! Hand made Ice-cream sandwiched between freshly baked cookies and biscuits ..mmmmm
Boom Boom’s Beef Chilli Fries
The Cricket Club Cafe has a great menu fro Karachi Eat – Tendulkar’s Teriyaki Chicken Slider | Lara’s Smoky Beef Slider | Punter’s Pizza Sandwich | Boom Boom’s Beef Chilli Fries | Sixer BBQ Wings. The only question is which to try first.
Nachos in a bag by Doh
Hell Melt by Slam Vich
Pataakha Chat from Rajjo
Crispy pooris, tangy chutney , spice and crunch… we need this and we need it now!
Rigo’s Chimney cake
Cafe Praha Mac ‘n Cheese Chimney
Talking of Cafe Praha, not only are they back with their sweet chimney cakes, they’ve added a savoury version too. Meet the Mac n Cheese Chimney!
Singapore Rice by Spicogetti
Funnel Chicken from Lady Marmalade
The woman behind deep fried oreos brings you another indulgent treat – a funnel chicken burger. Food festival fun … just don’t tell your trainer.
Last year we tried the fire paan at Karachi Eat. This year Panwaari are bringing the Nitrogen paan …we don’t know what it is either but we’re definitely going to find out!
This year Karachi Eat will be held at Beach View Park. The festival runs from Friday, January 11th till Sunday, January 13th. The timings for Friday are starting from 4pm to 10:30pm and 12:30pm to 10:30pm for Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket prices are Rs300 out of which, Rs100 will be redeemable inside, as per last year and it’s family only so if you’re a group of guys do make sure to ask your sister or mum or cousin to help you get in.