Pastries N Chaat, an Indian themed street food and delicatessen recently opened their Chandler branch in the North West corner of Chandler Boulevard and Price Road, across from Chandler Mall. We recently paid them a visit to try different items from the menu. Though the store is more of a delicatessen where you order food at the counter and eat at any table of your choice, the ambience is good. The décor is modern with muted lighting and comfortable chairs and booths. One orders food at the counter and is assigned a number for the order. There is a large case displaying various pastries, cakes and Indian sweets near the counter. You can purchase them separately or include with the food order. They also sell Indian sweets like gulab jamun, jalebis and barfis.
We ordered some chaats (Indian street foods) like papri chaat, vada pao etc. The choices also include samosas, samosa chaat, pani puri, dahi vada, sev etc. The snacks include puffs like veg puff, chicken puff etc. Then we ordered a mazedaar pizza which comes with toppings like chili chicken, chili paneer, chicken tikka and paneer tikka. We also ordered a plate of puri chole. A recent addition to the menu is biriyanis. We ordered sultani chicken biriyani. Lastly we ordered two kinds of pastries; pineapple and butterscotch and chocolate mouse in a cup. All the chaats we ordered were delicious. Only the vada pao was a little dry as it needed some more chutney. The pizzas were delicious with a light crust, less cheese than the American counterparts and unusual toppings. At $6.99 for a medium size they are a good deal. The chole with the puri was good but the puris were huge. They were more like batures than puris. The sultani biriyani which arrived with raita and a sauce was nothing spectacular. It was dry with not enough fragrance or spice. The menu also has some house combo specials that we did not try. To look up items on the menu visit the site http://www.pastriesnchaat.com/Home/Menu
At Pastries N Chaat, the topping on the cake were the pastries. They were delicious, airy, moist and reminded me of the pastries back home. They are available in flavors like pineapple and butterscotch (my two favorites), black forest, white forest, mango, chocolate mouse etc. All cakes and pastries are also available in eggless versions. The shop also does custom cake orders and birthday cakes. They are priced at $35 for a quarter sheet and above.
Pastries N Chaat as the name suggests scores well on its two prime offerings; pastries and chaat. I would suggest sticking to the basics in this store. It is the perfect place to hang out with friends, eat some pastries, order tea or coffee accompanied by chaat and gossip to your heart’s content.
Pastries N Chaat
3450 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 812-2166