Lucknow, the city of Nawabs has an excellent chemistry with food and flavors. The people in the city are particularly passionate about the street food that reflects their culture. Spicy or sweet, Lucknow offers the best street food to relieve the authentic tastes of Awadhi culture. If you are a foodie then don’t miss out a trip to the streets of Lucknow. Just stop by a Lucknowite and ask what keeps their culture alive, the answer will always be the exquisite food and refined flavors. Food is the reason why the people of the city proudly boast off that we are from the City of Nawabs.
1) SHARMA TEA STALL (HAZRATGANJ)
Tea is a treat in the chilly winter mornings. You surely need to visit the most popular tea stall in Lucknow. Just take a ride, have a cup of pleasant tea with a perfectly spicy samosa and kick start your day with positivity.
2) TUNDAY KABAB (CHOWK)
Chowk, the oldest street in Lucknow holds the best street food destination for non vegetarians. Tunday Kabab offers some soft Galavati and Shaami kababs for non vegetarian lovers. It is a treat for people who want to enjoy the Mughal taste prevalent and preserved beautifully in Lucknow.
3) SHUKLA CHAAT HOUSE (HAZRATGANJ)
This place is a perfect blend of spicy pani-puri, sweet and sour aaloo chaat and matar chaat. The 45 year old shop has won hearts and proved that Lucknow is the King for chaat and pani-puri.
4) PRAKASH KULFI HOUSE (AMINABAD)
If you cherish some brain freezing, authentic Kulfi Falooda, this place in the Aminabad market is a must visit.
Experience chills on a sunny day or a humid night with the taste of this delicious Kulfi.
5) IDRIS KI BIRYANI (CHOWK)
The 40 year old shop serves the most rich and aromatic Biryani in the entire city. Even after all these years, the place has savoured the flavor of Nawabi spices that can completely make your heart sink.
6) MALAI MAKHAN (CHOWK)
If you have a soft corner for sweets then you surely need to taste this traditional dish. Mostly made in winters, the streets of Chowk serve this foam based, creamy and delicious sweet that is absolutely mesmerizing.
7) RAM ASRAY (CHOWK)
The 200 years old sweet shop in Chowk holds the credit of serving the most authentic sweet, Malai Paan or Malai Gilauri. It is the most pleasing and cherishing sweet one can ever eat ; it definitely justifies the blend of the Awadhi and Nawabi culture.
Ergo if you are a food lover and want to relive the traditional dishes then
Lucknow is a must visit. From kababs to Biryani, Chai to chaat and malai
makhan to malai paan, everything here leaves you speechless with it’s
cultured flavors and the love that it is served with.