What comes into your mind when you think about Lucknow?
The delectable, most appealing and mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine isn’t it? And how can one forget the best and evergreen kebabs, which are a hallmark of Lucknavi heritage and tradition?
So let’s talk about some of the most popular restaurants located in this city of Awadh – many of which have been selling their dishes in this city for ages (a few notable ones are famous for being here since the Mughal era – the year 1800s).
1. Let’s start the day with the morning tea, all the Chai lovers out there should definitely visit Sharma Chai which is located in Hazratganj, as well in Lalbagh. And who can refuse some extra-buttery bun-makhan along with some of their famous samosas. Here in Lucknow, Chai is not just a beverage, it’s an emotion.
2. If you are in Lucknow and do not visit Tundey Laban or Dastar Khan, you’ve lost an opportunity of a lifetime. And if you’re non-vegetarian, you can also go for Rati Lal’s Khasta Kachori, which is in Aminabad, or go for the best Chole bhature in Chowk. Here this dish is so delicious, it should be included in every foodie’s list of things to eat before they die !
3. After lunch, let’s move towards some evening snacks, for which you can visit Moti-Mahal or Jain Chat wala. If you are a street food lover, then eating Panipuri and chat on the streets of Hazratganj on the side of the busy bustling road is an awesome experience.
4. For dinner, nothing is complete unless you eat the best biriyani from Idris ki biriyani at chowk / Awadhi biriyani at Wahid’s Biriyani corner in Aminabad. For desserts, how about some sweets from Chappan Bhog which delivers some of the most amazing sweets with alluring taste. You shouldn’t miss Prakash ki kulfi in Aminabad as well – this store has been selling the best mouth-watering kulfis for a very long time. It is famous for having a large gathering of people every night, all enjoying their icy cool kulfis. Looking for something to drown your kulfi in? Try Raja thandai in Chowk – it sells the best thandai in town !!
Below we present a curated list, ordered by locality, so you can easily find the restaurant in Lucknow around you. These pages also mention the restaurants’ links for Swiggy and Zomato etc., and their phone number, so you can order easily and enjoy the unique Lucknavi Mughlai cuisine !!!