The cult of The Halal Guys in New York is something different, right from their wildly popular platters and fantastic falafel, to their unreplicable white sauce whose recipe has been a secret for over three decades. Legend has it that cutting queues at their outlets could get one dragged into a fistfight. If you went out into the streets of the Big Apple to sample the best of its street food and missed eating their stuff, you practically wasted your time.
But not anymore. Chickeera, a fast-casual restaurant chain from NYC, has landed on Indian shores—in the Capital, to be precise. Following the halal-cart model and the street food revolution associated with it, the eatery is making Middle-Easten and Mexican food with a dash of characteristically American influences, accessible to Delhiites.
True to its halal-cart roots, the brand’s cuisine is a healthy fusion of Middle Eastern and American influences. The eatery aims to appeal to foodies, both young and old—sharing a common admiration for good food. And one can order from noon to as late as 5am in the morning—so your wee-hour cravings in the lockdown are taken care of nicely.
The restaurant believes in attention to detail and takes customer recommendations into account. The brand has, therefore, made delectable additions to its menu including within it a BBQ Chicken Ashet, Spicy Lamb Ashet, and a Black Pepper Lamb Ashet.
These ashets are served with chicken, rice, lettuce and tomatoes—and, of course, the famous hot and white sauce. One gets to choose their toppings, too. The chicken is fresh and halal-certified.
Those constantly looking to undertake new food experiments and fusion offerings with a lot of cross-cultural influences would be delighted to run their eye down the menu. Chickeera's new pitawiches include a BBQ chicken pitawich and a Black Pepper Lamb pitawich. Whatever one does, do not forget to consider the Lamb GyroWich—an inventive offering that promises to bring back the flavours of the street from the Big Apple.
And if it is some irresistible appetisers that you crave, you can take your pick from Lemon Wings and Peri Peri Fried Chicken Wings. Baklava Rolls as dessert are the perfect end to the meal satiating one’s sweet tooth completely. The classic Cheesecake is another option that must be tried.
The new additions to the Chickeera menu are to provide a larger variety of dishes to a plethora of people confined to the four walls of their homes looking to dig into a sinful plate of happy food.
The brand has incorporated an array of vegetarian options into its menu as well. There is Falafel Green Kebob, Green Kebob Pitawich and Falafel Ashet among other options to choose from. Check out the menu here.
To order, call 8434343431
Delivery timings: Noon to 5am
Price for two: Rs 800 for two