Vik's Chaat Corner - Authentic Indian street food in Berkeley
The original street food, chaat means to lick and is common all over India. Vik's on 4th Street in Berkeley probably serves the best chaat in the Unites States. It is a no muss no fuss restaurant, a warehouse actually. Served in paper airline trays with plastic (biodegradable, it's Berkeley after all) and paper napkins - all of which enables Vik's to keep the prices very reasonable. They have daily curries, samosas, and other snack foods and sweets. It is jammed packed every weekend and during the main lunch and dinner hours.
By Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Indian Street Food in Berkeley
Apparently, 'chaat' is Indian street food, but it literally means, to lick. That's what you'll be doing at Vik's Chaat Corner & Market on 4th Street in Berkeley. Dosas, pakoras, samosas, kababs - all authentic and delicious. Plenty of vegan options to choose from and if you like sweet things, they have an amazing array of colorful cakes and syrupy delicacies. Adjoining it is a store where you can buy all the cumin and garam masala you wish. Check it out!
By Anne McGlynn
2390 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Fri - Sun 11am - 8pm
Mon - Thur 11am - 6pm