photo credit: Carina Finn
A relative newcomer slightly off the main drag of Church Ave., Sonia Cafe has quickly become the go-to spot for Bangladeshi snacks in Kensington. Their samosas and piyaju are outstanding, but the real reason people come here is for the fuchka. Similar to but not quite the same as pani puri, crisp, hollow puri are filled with chickpeas, chilies, red onion, herbs, and grated hard-boiled eggs. They’re served with a container of tamarind water, which you’ll want to spoon into the puri before popping them whole into your mouth.