Flyover Fritterie is a tiny laneway eatery at the end of Temperance Lane in the CBD. The focus here is on Indian pakoras – a generic term for a deep-fried fritter – and chai. Before moving into this permanent location in 2019, owner Gunjan Aylawadi operated the business as a successful food stall.
Aylawadi and co-owner Patrick Frawley sell only four items, all of which are vegan and three of which feature the shop’s signature crunchy, spicy pakoras.
The menu is compact, but there are plenty of options for picky eaters. Flyover Fritterie’s pakoras are made simply from chickpea flour, herbs, spices and vegetables. The first three fixtures are constant but the seasonal vegetables change weekly.
The deep-fried parcels can come in a cone, sandwiched between a soft bun, served in a khichri stew or atop the salad of the week. Each dish comes drizzled with house-made chutney and most can be made gluten-free upon request.
Flyover Fritterie also serves freshly brewed chai, a common accompaniment to pakoras. Like the other menu items, the chai is vegan and made with Bonsoy plus single-estate Assam black tea and a masala blend. It can be served hot or cold to suit the spice of the flagship dish.