The most talked about food festival that has now become the personality of Delhi is our beloved Grub Fest. Every year it is organized with the utmost of passion and planning. Delhiites now feel pride in being the home of such an esteemed food festival. We all look forward to it and once the dates are revealed, it becomes the talk of the town. This year Grub Fest graced us with its presence at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. A three daylong celebration of food, drinks and more; it just made our weekend.
The pouring partner which added to the value of the fest this year was Witlinger. They complimented and levelled up the experience by offering their premium craft beer. As you drove close to Gate 14 of the stadium, you could witness enthusiastic foodies lining up. We entered the gates and I was already tripping over and losing control; when there is so much to eat everyone is bound to jump with happiness. We started with visiting Grubtotters, a food truck owned by Isha, Bharat & Akhbar. We ordered their lamb sliders and ricotta chicken sliders. These were paired with a signature dipping sauce and crisp fries. To explain it in brief it was the best start. They still don’t have a fixed spot in Delhi but you can find them at the food festivals.
Next we made way to Bunta Bar; the most vibrant stall at the grub, there was a bhel cart and colourful flags all around. We drank some beer and tasted their signature pauas (quarts) One was blackberry and other was mango- I liked the blackberry one. It was strong yet refreshing. All of this was in perfect sync with the bands playing the best of rhythms. Our next stop was Sumo Sushi, there was such a crowd outside this stall but it was worth the wait. We tried the Spicy Salmon Sushi and Shanghai Butter Chicken Dimsums. One of my friends was tasting sushi for the first time and he instantly fell in love with it. You know we always say that when someone tastes a dish for the first time it has to be the best one else on never develops taste for it. Well for all those planning to develop a palate for sushi, Sumo Sushi is the place for you. Now, to treat ourselves to some desi flavours we moved to Indian Saffron Co. – a celebration of Indian and Mughlai cuisine, it was the place to score some heavenly kebabs. We tried the Dahi Ke Kebab and Seekh Kebab, both were rich in taste and provided us culinary satisfaction.
To end it on a sweet note we went for some Waffles and Crepes at Wafflesome. Smothered in Nutella it was like a dream on a plate. Trust me 3 days are so not enough if you have to try almost everything at The Grub.
As the day came to an end, the stadium was glistening in colourful lights and with crowds pouring in it actually felt like a festival. My love for The Grub Fest keeps growing with each visit and I know I speak for all of Delhi when I say that we cannot wait for their next announcement. It makes us proud to see that how the food scene is developing in the city and the amount of success that these festivals experience shows how much Dilliwalas love their grub.
Coverage by : Ritika Dhawan for Foodmaniacs
Compiled by : Vickrham (vicky)
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