Everything is changing with the time in this real world. But a city which remains its heritage, culture, value, lifestyle and tastes of the traditional famous foods with the moment in time, even becomes more popular with passage the time. Lucknow, some of the best historical places in India, and becomes well-liked when it comes as best eating out places in India.
So this time, I am going through some of the best foods and most famous food joints of Lucknow what/where you can eat/taste there. However, Lucknow city is fully packed with lot of famous restaurants located in top class hotels and posh areas. Still I’ll share here top traditional, most demanded and mainly famous food places which searches everyday on web whenever anyone planning to visit Lucknow and look for these must go food corner and restaurants of this historical city. Just check it out-
Eating Out in Lucknow : Restaurants, Foods & Places
There is no doubt Tunday Kababi offers India’s best Kabab for foodies. Tunday Kababi is the landmark of the best eating joints in Lucknow which is famous for its delicious peppery Kabab-Parathas. And the best thing about Tunday Kababi is that it offers excellent quality of foods in low to average budget. However, there are two branches of Tunday Kababi in Lucknow, one is located in Nazirabad near Aminabad, and second is located near Akbari Gate, Chowk. But don’t be confused here; Chowk is the old and mainly famous joint of Tunday Kababi. But it only offers Kabab-Paratha, no other dishes. But taste this recipe at-least once, I bet you will not tasted this kind of delicious Kabab Parathas across India.
Delicious non veg foods are the specialty of Lucknow, so if you want to taste additional famous non-veg dishes of Lucknow city, visit Tunday Kababi Nazirabad. It offers all types of non-veg foods. Both places are most famous restaurants in Lucknow for eating out till late night. So if you are planning to visit most famous tourist places in Lucknow, don’t forget to visit Tunday Kababi. It is the hub of eating outs in Lucknow.
They also have a branch in Gomti Nagar, but I haven’t get chance to visit there. So I am not sharing here any experience for Tunday Kababi Gomti Nagar for this time
Address: Near Akbari Gate, Chowk, Lucknow
Address: Naaz Cinema Road, Nazirabad near Aminabad, Lucknow
If you want to taste the real flavor of Biryani, then you’re at the right place. I think no need to discuss about the specialty of this food joint, but those who do not aware with this prominent eating outlet, Idris Biryani is one of the most famous food places in Lucknow to eat mutton biriyani. But do not over expect about the accommodation of this biriyani shop, it looks like a typical road side Dhaba, but wait a minute; this food joint is going to serve you one of the best biriyani platter of Awadh. So forget about the class and quality of customer service for some time if you are a foodie, just order a plate and experience the unique taste of this most favorite dish offers by Lucknow city.
Address: Patanala near Chowk, Lucknow
However, there are numbers of Dastarkhwan named restaurant in Lucknow; some at street side and sometime at good locations, but one (Dastarkhwan Hazratganj) I will definitely recommended to all. This is my all time favorite place to eat in Lucknow with my friends and family. I had tried almost all Dastarkhwan outlets in Lucknow, but what I really liked about this branch it offers best of best Mughlai non-veg foods of Lucknow with very very large menu of chicken and mutton items. I haven’t seen such a huge menu in any famous non-veg restaurants even in Delhi.
But it is not heaven for Mughlai food lovers only; they also have a huge range of veg items too. So it doesn’t matter you are addicted to what type of north Indian food, Dastarkhwan serves you all
Address: U. P. Press Club, Near China Bazaar Gate, Hazratganj
Royal Cafe, one of the most famous, finest and best family restaurants in Lucknow which serves veg and non-veg both types of famous Lucknow foods that is worth to money, located in heart of the city Hazratganj. Great location, excellent accommodation, superior quality, tremendous customer experience, and decent crowd are the unique identity of this popular restaurant. Now Royal Cafe has become the first choice among youngster in Lucknow as situated in the top shopping market. However, Royal Cafe offers full dining options for foodies in Lucknow, but there are some must eat mouth watering and super tasty recipes which you should definitely eat whenever you get a chance to visit Hazratganj. And these food items are basket chat (tokri chaat) , aloo tikki, paani puri, golgappas, biriyani and non veg kabab. So try some of them and don’t forget to post your comment or feedback about this best restaurant once you visit there.
Address: 9/7, Shahnazaf Rd, Opposite Saharaganj Mall, Lucknow
Again a most popular food place in Lucknow, located in Aminabad and very close to a most famous non-veg restaurant Tunday Kababi. Prakash Kulfi is one of the best places to eat desserts in Lucknow and must try eating joint after eating Kabab Parathas at Tunday. However, cool faluda kulfi is the main desert of Prakash Kulfi corner, but it also has some delicious creamy and fruit kulfi which explores the traditional taste of the city of Nawabs. So if you are visiting Aminabad for shopping or eating out, try a bowl of sweet creamy faluda kulfi. I bet you will forget all prior experience of delicious dessert. They also offer packing facility, so if you don’t have much time to eat at this food corner, you can also order for pack your favorite kulfi. But don’t miss it!
Address: 12/13, Fruit Lane, Aminabad, Lucknow
Pandit Raja Thandai
However, Thandai is the most favorite drink in Holi festival. But peoples (foodies) in Lucknow enjoy this drink throughout the year. Raja Thandai is the oldest and most famous Thandai shop in Chowk Lucknow. Basically Thandai is a sweet drink that is made with the mixture of milk, saffron, kaju, almond (badam), pistachio (pista), cardamom (elaichi) and some secret masala powers which offers a strong flavored taste in drink, and makes it good alternate of cold soda in hot day. This place is also the evidence of very famous and respected peoples who enjoyed this drink till date e.g. Pandit Nehru, Atal Bihari Bajpai, Dilip Kumar and more. So it is also a must try experience in Lucknow.
Address: 10 A, Kasturba Market, Chowk
Sri Lassi Corner
Sri Lassi Corner, again a top famous eating joint of Chowk Lucknow which is very close to the main shop of Tunday Kababi Chowk. As the name seems ‘Sri Lassi Corner’, it offers verities of Lassi (local north Indian drink mixture of sugar, milk & curd). But wait a second!!! It has something more to serve you. Sri Lassi Corner is mainly famous for its spicy, delicious, mouth-watering and finger licking Chole Bhature. It is best places to eating out in Lucknow till late night (11 PM). The specialty of Sri Lassi Corner is that it serves non-oily Bhature with black Chole which you wouldn’t see usually even at a very good restaurant. So also add this joint in your list of famous eating areas in Lucknow, I hope you will not be disappointed.
Address: Kamla Nehru Marg, Near Bata Shoe Company, Chowk
Without doubt, Chappan Bhog is the best place to eat and pack dessert/sweet in entire Lucknow region. Chappan Bhog is famous for its quality, taste, service and experience. It is very difficult for me to describe in words about the unmatched & unforgettable taste offer by this best eating center of Lucknow. It doesn’t matter you’re in Lucknow or too far. You can place your favorite order online on their official website, and the best thing is shipping is free anywhere in India J so if you’re now going to place your order online, must demand ‘ Motichoor ke ladoo’. It is the top order of Chappan Bhog.
Address: Apna Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Lucknow
Radhey Lal Parampara
There is no doubt Chowk and Hazratganj are must go places in Lucknow for eating out. Radhey Lal Parampara, located in Ganj & Chowk both, again a most popular eating out joint of this historical city which offers best quality desserts, snacks, fast food, street food and namkeen. It is well-known brand name in Lucknow which is blended with some unique recipes (like Mawa Jalebi) which deliver rich experience of years.
Address: Gole Darwaza, Chowk
Address: 3, Sapru Marg, Opposite Udyaan Bhawan, Hazratganj
What to Eat in Lucknow
However, it isn’t easier for me to cover each famous and popular street foods of Lucknow in this food blog. But I can guide you in brief what shouldn’t miss whenever you are travelling in Lucknow for search best eating out and places. Try these too-
- Kakori kabab
- Gulabi chai (pink tea) [Visit Nakhas market at night for taste it.]
- Mawa ladoo [Haji sweet shop, Nadan mahal road]
Apart from this, you can also visit any 5 star hotel in Lucknow to taste delicious cuisine at some expensive restaurants of the Lucknow city..
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