It all started in the year 2004 when Venkatesh Iyer made a clear vision of launching an ethnic fast food brand which is mobile, simple yet has the potential to reach masses. What’s Mumbai without a humble portion of Vada Pav? Hence, the notion of launching multiple stores selling fusion Vada Pav came into existence. Goli Vada Pav has over three hundred and fifty outlets across ninety cities. The very first outlet of Goli was established in Mumbai. Soon, it took shots in surrounding places and ultimately, throughout the country. Here, in this blog, I am gonna talk about my recent visit to the outlet of Goli Vada Pav, in Dehradun. There are two outlets of Goli in Dehradun and they are located at Malsi and Sahastradhara, respectively. Although both the outlets are situated in a perfect location, the menu and its availability differ accordingly.
Prachi and I were inquisitive enough to try this out, although it was totally her idea to make me visit this place. I am so glad that she dragged me to this faraway place (Every single outlet is far from my hostel, so kindly jhelofy with this exaggeration) where we can just sit, talk and enjoy some quirky snacks. As I looked around the corner, there were pictures of mouth-watering Vada Pav with chutney. We were surrounded by leaves and flowers, which appealed better than my upcoming examination. After taking a couple of pictures, we sat on a comfortable chair, placing our cameras on the table. Looking at the umbrella, I exclaimed, “Di! I use a similar one to hide my face from Dean, whenever I am late for classes.” Let’s see what all we tried there.
Signature dishes of Goli Vada Pav
McDonald’s can never master these desi burgers. I repeat, NEVER. We started off with Chatpata Vada Pav. It was spicy to the core. I thought of ditching it because I am not into spicy dishes, but soon I realised that I was getting immersed in it. The potato patty tasted yummy. I still have no clue over, how we completed it in seconds.
Cheese is such a commodity which is being loved, irrespective of what age group you belong to. The patty inside is stupendously slathered with gooey cheese and you can see the Pav covering it, like a veil. Treat for eyes, treat for the soul as well as, treat for our tummy.
Pav Bhaji aur Chai at Goli Vada Pav
The next one came as a disappointment as we didn’t expect Maharaja Vada Pav to be this much simple. Our expectations were kept aside and we were rather served a simple Vada Pav with usual chutneys and condiments. It should have been a double-decker one, or probably with more interesting filling.
We ended our gastronomical adventure with a plate full of Pav bhaji and Kulhad vaali Chai. I am not a tea person but, breaking the rules, once in a while, don’t hurt, isn’t it? The tea complimented well with Pav Bhaji. Though there’s no compromise in taste yet, I feel they could have worked well on presentation. The first impression is always, the last impression.
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