A ‘chai dhaaba’ in New York City

There is no denying that chai is Pakistan’s most loved hot beverage and hoards of roadside dhaabas across the country are testament to the fact that the drink is a part of Pakistani culture.

There are also high-end restaurants that are hiring dhaaba theme and giving a shout out to this crazy chai culture, a couple in New York City has just opened a dhaaba themed chai cafe which is essentially a themed lounge. Colourful carpets, pillows, and floor seating are at the heart of its ambience and decor.

The Chai Tea in New York aims to fill the gap between the East and West as well as improve the soft image of Pakistan in America.

The cafe also sells cultural products handmade by women from Pakistani villages, especially from the ones based in Balochistan and Sindh. The aim is to promote the Pakistani culture in the West.

We love how the couple has brought the chai culture of Pakistan to New York City, and hope that more Pakistani Americans will take inspiration from these people and open more Pakistani themed restaurants and other small businesses in the West.