Karachi style street food using a unique blend of spices
Thela — Unit 8
‘Thela’ is a common Urdu word, which means ‘stall’. In the subcontinent, these brightly decorated and intricately painted mobile stalls are features of everyday urban culture and a popular means of vending delicious street food and delectable treats. To owner Uzma, ‘Thela’ beckons nostalgia and a draw for Karachi, the city in which she was born and the food she grew up eating.
Karachi is virtually impossible to define to those who have never visited this coastal city; this bustling metropolis is chaotic, crazy and yet captivating!. A big part of Karachi is its food culture, being one of the most multi-ethnic cities of Pakistan it has a rich history of culinary delights and Karachi-walla’s are well known for being passionate about their food. Given her own love for good food Uzma decided to recreate some of the famous dishes from Karachi and set up ‘Thela’ at BOXPARK Croydon.
The food is based on an authentic Karachi style and Uzma always uses fresh, locally sourced and where possible sustainable and Fairtrade ingredients.