3 Great Bhel Puri in Los Angeles

A bowl of bhel puri is unlike any popular American snack you're used to enjoying, activating no less than three taste sensations and two textural contrasts with each bite at a time. A member of the savory snack family known as chaat, its origin is Gujarati, or so goes a commonly held belief and easily found as a street snack in India.

Here in Los Angeles it's

An order

You could buy a snack mix at a local Indian grocer and add diced potatoes, chopped onions, cilantro and, if you wish, lentils. Or you can

It's almost always better with a thick mango lassi at hand, if it's available.

3. India Sweet House

Bhel puri at Samosa House and Bharat Bazaar
Bhel puri at Samosa House and Bharat Bazaar
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2. Surati Farsan Mart

Surati Farsan Mart is sleek, a newer addition to the avenues of Indian shops and restaurants alongside Pioneer Boulevard. It's especially bustling on weekends, drawing all ages to its shiny snack counters

11814 186th St., Artesia; (562) 860-2310.

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Bhel puri at Surati Farsan Mart
Bhel puri at Surati Farsan Mart
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1. It's almost too convenient that Jay Bharat is right around the corner from Surati Farsan Mart, but why question serendipity when it falls in your gustatory favor? Served in tin oval-shaped bowls, bhel puri is a

18701 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia; (562) 924-3301.

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