Katara, the Cultural Village, is seeing an increased footfall these days, and one of the reasons for increase in visitor numbers, apart from the dipping mercury levels, is because of the new culinary haven ‘Tasty Street’ that has opened at the courtyard, opposite Al Jazeera Media Café.
The new Tasty Street features 37 restaurants and cafes, all of which offer a range of gastronomic favourites between 3pm and 2am. Some of the bestsellers here are sandwiches, burgers, muffins, cakes and doughnuts, apart from flavoured fries, chips, hot or cold beverages.
Among the other specialties apart from Coffee are Flat white, Spanish latte and macchiato, which was in high demand at Jolt Coffee Brewery, Cuppers Coffee & Co and about 974 Specialty Coffee among other participating cafes and outlets.
Visitors are happy to have several local outlets under a single roof, offering a variety of snacks including burgers, sweets and comfort food. Further, the reduced waiting time is another positive, as most stalls have more than one staff to take orders from customers on queue.
The 6300sqm venue can accommodate several hundred cars even at peak periods and visitors find ordering or takeaway as being easy, quick and safe too.
Several joints such as the Traffic Burger, Lava Burger, Scary Burger and QQQ Burger are the favourites among meat lovers, while Local Cookies, Sugar Bites and Donatty are for people who crave for desserts.
The visitors find this concept great as it is an outdoor joint, and motorists on the go can just stop and order and takeaway food. No hassles to hunt for a parking slot, and it is well-organized.
This unique initiative has also been supported by Qatari youth projects, and it continues to draw larges visitor numbers as temperatures are now more conducive for hangouts at various locations in Qatar, particularly, Katara.
The Tasty Street will remain open until 31st March 2021, and aims to support Qatari entrepreneurs by serving as a platform for expansion of their businesses.