Inside The Chimney Factory, Bandra | All The Deets
In Hungary, one of the most popular types of street food is something called a chimney cone which is filled with crunchy, savoury and sweet fillings. Bringing a taste of Hungary closer to Mumbai, The Chimney Factory aims to recreate the magic of Hungarian street food in Bandra.
Lucky for us, we got an exclusive sneak peek into what goes on in their kitchen and trust me, it was a super fun experience.
Located in Pali Hill, this cosy little space, has super quirky, eye-catching interiors with conical shaped light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and walls painted with UV paint that glows in the dark. Their open kitchen space gives you a chance to watch your chimney cones being made fresh, right in front of you.
You can select from different types of chimney cone bases like the mixed herbs (with or without cheese), plain ones or their specially curated glow-in-the-dark cones! Yes, you read that right. GLOW IN THE DARK CONES guys. This, as a matter of fact, is their USP, as no other eatery in India has this.
Their menu lists 22 types of sweet chimney cones and 7 types of savoury chimney cones that are moderately priced and all are 100% vegetarian with some Jain options too. To elevate your experience, the menu also offers a range of decadent milkshakes like Oreo, banana and peanut butter, tiramisu cheesecake and kulfi elaichi. You can also couple your cones with their light and refreshing coolers.
Here’s the rundown on what we tried:
Imagine a super cheesy and well-spiced filling with an assortment of vegetables in a cone! This was just that. The filling in this cone was indulgent and delicious. The bread was super soft, and this Italian cone won my heart.
This was my personal favorite savoury cone. The texture of the hummus was really creamy and was served with lavash and paprika dust which complemented the chimney cone perfectly. This is a must-order!
Glow In The Dark:
Take out your cameras guys, because you need to take loads of pictures of this cone. A cotton candy flavoured cone, this dish is super instagrammable. It has a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with sprinkles, and is simply delightful.
Strawberry & Shortbread:
So what if the strawberry season has already gone by? You can still savour the taste of strawberries with this sweet chimney cone. A sugar dusted cone with vanilla swirl, strawberry compote, butter cookie and rice crispies is just what we needed.
Yuzu & Passion Fruit Cooler:
Yuzu is a Japanese fruit and when paired with passion fruit, the flavours work wonderfully well together. Full points to this one for being extremely refreshing, light and zesty.
Kiwi & Cucumber Cooler:
It was really flat and too sweet for my liking. I would not recommend this cooler.
Yes. This is actually a thing. I would suggest only have it if you want to do it for the gram.
I like the unique concept that The Chimney Factory has taken on and I would definitely go back to explore more of their menu.
Let us know which cones you like best and tag us on Instagram when you post!