Desi Chaat House

Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian / Vegan
501 S 42nd St (at Baltimore Ave)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-1999


  • have chicken biryani here! its awesome... and the samosas, well, its as good as one can get in India!!!
  • It's like eating happiness.
  • The samosa chaat is addictive. It's a crazy delicious combo of hot and cold, spicy and sweet, crunchy and creamy.
  • I was a big fan, until I tried Mood Cafe down the block and had my mind blown. If you haven't been to both here and Mood for chaat/lassi, definitely try both and see what you think.
  • Michael Santoro, chef of The Mildred, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Lamb chaat.
  • This chaat shit is real!!
  • They give a good quantity of food so you may be able to share or take home. Be aware that crunchy items get soft at home.. Ask for separate containers
  • Chicken salad banging everything here is banging
  • Chaats were a major disappointment, but everyone around us seemed to be enjoying their rolls
  • Like their Facebook page and get a free drink with every purchase.
  • Very hospitable! I sat down for a late lunch and dude offered me some rice pudding for dessert :)
  • laasi is a must.
  • A favorite is the papri chaat ($5): crunchy, crispy fried dough pieces, cilantro, chickpeas, mango, chilies, tamarind sauce, yogurt and masala spice, all tossed together into a filling treat.
  • Gentleman in here are very nice!! It was my first time so he suggested the Samoa with everything on it! Very good!
  • Faluda, mango lassies, and great chaat!

Nearby places

4300-4398 Baltimore Ave
at 38th & Spruce
4239 Baltimore Ave (at 43rd St)