Inside Leicester’s new Desi Street Food Cafe which has just opened in the city centre

A new cafe giving customers a flavour of Indian street markets has just launched in the city centre.

Serving up a completely vegetarian menu, Desi Street Food has opened in Pocklingtons Walk, and is currently offering a takeaway and delivery service.

The family-run cafe has been started by Sukh Singh, who, having been inspired by a visit to India, was keen to give people in Leicester the chance to experience Indian street food.

Sukh, who has previously run a restaurant, told LeicestershireLive: “I wanted to offer the fast street food concept of India’s markets with good homemade vegetarian food at an affordable price.”

Take a look inside and at some of the menu in the gallery below

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