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Nosh: Dishing on the East Bay, March 2017: Ethnic eats in Berkeley from A to Z: Part 3

Eater San Francisco, January 2017: The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants, Winter 2017

Forbes, December 2016: The Babu Ji Chef’s Favorite San Francisco Eateries

7×7, August 2016: The Best Spots for Unique, Authentic Indian Food in the Bay Area

Berkeleyside Nosh, August 2016: Nosh on the town: ‘A taste of West Berkeley’ tour

SF Gate, Inside Scoop SF, April 2015: Where to eat Indian-Pakistani food in San Francisco and the East Bay

SF Gate, October 2014: For the Bay Area’s best brunches, think global

The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco And The Bay Area: Restaurants, Markets, Bars
By Sylvan Brackett, Wendy Downing, Sue Moore
Available from Amazon.com

Afar, The Experiential Travel Guide: Vik’s Chaat Corner

SF Chronicle, October 2014: For the Bay Area’s best brunches, think global

Sunset Magazine, May 2014: Beyond Curry

The Daily Californian, March 2014: Vik’s Chaat Corner: a delicious combination of North and South Indian food

SF Chronicle’sTop 100 Bay Area Restaurants
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India Currents, June 2010: Mmm Chaat!

Diablo Magazine, April 2010: Chaat means snack — and this Berkeley eatery serves them up cheap and delicious. . .

New York Times Style, March 2010: Pushcart Prize

San Francisco Chronicle, March 2010: Viks Chaat Corner Gets Bigger

India West, February 2010: Vik’s Chaat Moves to Larger Space

 NPR, Morning Edition, February 2010: An Indian Palate Meets a California Street Corner

KALW, Arts & Culture, February 2010: Indian Street Food hits the Bay Area fast lane

Berkeley Daily Planet, February 2010: Vik’s Chaat Corner Re-Opens in Revamped West Berkeley Factory

Gourmet Magazine, October 2009: Fanny Singer’s Bay Area Picks

San Francisco Magazine, September 2007

Berkeley Daily Planet, 2008: Vik’s Chaat Corner: On the Move

CBS Eye on the Bay video clip, November 6, 2006 : Viewer’s Choice Cheap Eats

San Francisco Chronicle, April 19, 2006: Master of Spices: How one man’s vision became the most celebrated little chaat house in the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle, March 2, 2006: Viks Chaat Corner, “There are only two ways to approach Viks Chaat Corner for a meal…”

KQED Check, Please! Bay Area, December 15, 2005: Restaurant review: “Why would I recommend a place like Vik’s?…”
Read more on the KQED Check, Please! blog

San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, April 3, 2005: Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

East Bay DineSecret Chaat Room

San Francisco Chronicle, June 2008: Find Your Favorites

San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, October 19, 2004: Bargain Bites: Try Our Classics

Oakland Tribune, April 2003: Berkeley’s home to great ethnic cuisine

The New York Times, January 17, 2003:  Journeys; In Berkeley, Strollers Find Art in Curb Appeal

The Times July 12, 2002: TimeOut Dining: Small price to pay for tasty, authentic Indian cuisine

East Bay Express, May 8, 2002: Food & Drink: The New Snack

San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2001: The Features Page: Party On

San Jose Mercury News, July 10, 2000: A Slice of India in the East Bay: Berkeley eatery becomes community’s choice spot to reconnect with home

San Francisco Magazine, October 1997: Restaurants: A Select Guide to Dining Around the Bay

UCSF Synapse, August 14, 1997: Let’s Chaat!

LA Times, 1996: Weekend Escape: Berkeley : Food Quest : A mini-mall crawl through some of the city’s best eateries

India West, September 18, 1995: Chez Panisse Parties Indian Style

East Bay Express, May 21, 1993: On Food: The Lost Kingdom of Chaat

Oakland Tribune, October 2, 1991: Junk Food Junkies