At OjaExpress, we’re passionate about connecting people with the foods that mean the most to them. We know, though, that it can be difficult to find Indian grocery stores (even online Indian grocery stores).
Whether you’re looking to reconnect with some traditional favorites, or wish to embark on a culinary adventure by sampling authentic foods from another country or culture, we make it easy.
In this post, we’ll spotlight some of the most popular Indian snacks that you can have delivered to your door by authentic, ethnic grocery stores in your own area. Suddenly, the nearly-7,500 miles separating Chicago and New Delhi doesn’t seem quite as far…
Where Can I Find Indian Grocery Delivery Near Me?
To find stores in your area, simply navigate to OjaExpress.com, and select a cultural community from the drop-down menu. (If you were looking for something other than the Indian community, we also partner with African & Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic, and European stores in your area!)
Next, you’ll be taken to a page where you can input your zip code. Once you’ve entered that, you’ll be shown a list of stores near you. Then, you can start browsing their inventory and building your order.
What Are Popular Indian Snacks?
According to theculturetrip.com, the ten most popular Indian snacks include: Samosa, Vada Pav, Bhaji, Khaman, Kachori, Poha, Momos, Masala Papad, Tikka, and Bombay Mix.
What Are Some Indian Snacks I Can Have Delivered Today?
For the sake of example, we’re focusing on the Wicker Park neighborhood. It looks like the nearest store that will deliver to this area would be Patel Brothers (the 2610 W. Devon Avenue location). Not a bad choice at all, considering their robust inventory and their Same-Day Delivery and Curbside Pickup options.
They’ve been in business since their founding in 1974, nestled within the Little India community of West Ridge. Like OjaExpress, Patel Brothers has a passion for helping people reconnect with their authentic Indian heritage and culture.
From there, we can simply begin browsing the inventory—or searching for specific items, if you have something in mind.
Here are a few of the most popular snack items you can have delivered from the Patel Brothers inventory:
- Swad Dry Samosa: These spicy, crispy, deep-fried pastries are stuffed with a savory filling that includes crushed gathiya, spices, and dried fruit.
- Swad Dry Kachori: These crispy, crunchy, fried balls are tangy, spicy, and sweet, and pair well with morning coffee or evening tea.
- Poha: Patel Brothers carries two varieties of this frozen, grain-based breakfast option—the classic, as well as Khatta Meetha Poha.
- Masala Papad: All you have to do is add water to this Magic Masala Upma (also sometimes known as Khara Bhath).
- Bombay Bhel: This classic favorite snack mix brings together a number of spicy, dried ingredients including fried lentils, peanuts, and chickpeas, as well as gathiya, puffed rice, and curry leaves. Delicious!
What Else Can I Order From the Indian Grocery Store Near Me?
Let’s say we’ve added the products listed above to our Patel Brothers cart. Assuming you don’t regularly go to the grocery store and only visit the snacks section, OjaExpress grants you access to entire store inventories.
Among what you can order online from Patel Brothers, for example, include beverages, breads and bakery items, canned goods, frozen foods, produce, rice and grains, spices, and more. You can even browse their selection of health and wellness products and household supplies.
What Makes the OjaExpress Experience Unique?
We know how underwhelming the “international aisle” at your local supermarket can be. Maybe one or two token food products from each culture, a very surface-level approach. Deep, authentic flavors can be difficult to find.
There’s truly no other website providing what we’re providing—easy access to authentic ingredients and groceries from stores in your neighborhood. We understand how difficult and disheartening it can be for immigrants to stay connected to their culture after relocating. If you don’t know where to look, you might just assume and accept that you won’t be able to find those foods you miss most.
Ultimately, that’s exactly why we exist. Whether you are craving a processed food item or snack, or need one key ingredient to recreate a dish near and dear to you, our website is designed with you in mind.
OK, enough reading about food. Head on over to OjaExpress.com and start building your order now!