About Viks Chaat

Viks Chaat has proudly been serving chaat for over 30 years. Viks offers many regional chaat dishes from different parts of India.  Over 2000 dishes are served each day to customers coming from near and far.

Viks Chaat started out in 1989 as a small area of Viks Retail Store, located inside a warehouse in the commercial district of Berkeley.  Over the years, its popularity grew and people began coming from miles around for Viks Chaat.  In 2004, Viks Chaat expanded to accommodate customers who were lining up for the various Indian savory snacks.

In 2009, Viks Chaat & Market moved to a new location, two blocks south of its original location.  The new location is larger and brighter than its previous location, yet aesthetically is still a warehouse.

Viks Chaat is a family-run business dedicated to preserving the tradition of eating chaat using fresh ingredients and making each dish as it is ordered. Viks has proudly served fresh, traditional dishes for over 25 years, and refuses to compromise quality.  Produce is chopped daily,  we knead dough every morning,  and each samosa is prepared by hand, all so that customers enjoy chaat the way it should be…fresh.

Amod Chopra and his family are the force behind Viks Chaat & Market in Berkeley, California. Amod was born in Mumbai and spent most of his childhood in different parts of India. He moved to California with his family in the 1980s and has since been involved in his family’s business.  In 1989, Viks Chaat opened in a 200-sq. ft. room in the front of their distribution warehouse. It has grown over the years into a well-known destination, bringing customers from all over the bay area and beyond. Many of the dishes at Viks come from Amod’s childhood memories and return visits to India.