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11 Indian Cities That Offers Mouthwatering Street Foods

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Popular street foods of India everyone must try!

As historians and psychologists say, food says a lot regarding the place it belongs to. So, if you actually need to understand about the soul of a town, then it’s necessary to explore the food (especially street food). To travel is to live and to live is to eat and this piece of knowledge will definitely guide you relating to the street food that these cities of India offer. For these cities, food is an integral part of their culture and identification. Scroll below to understand more regarding these cities and what all they offer in terms of street food.

1 Mumbai

Vada Paav

From Vada Paav to Masala Chai, the street food of this town includes a special charm. To explore more, you wish to visit the so-called ‘Mayanagri’. the best spots to explore are Juhu Chowpatty Beach or the Nariman point while looking the sunset. Got it! do not miss the Pav Bhaji, the Misal Pav, Bun Maska, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri and Chhana Bhatura when here.

2 Kolkata


The City of Joyfullness is known for affordable street food. Rolls, Jhalmuri, Chai, Telebhaja, Chop, Ghughni Chaat and Singhara are some of its well-liked street foods that you simply must not miss when in Kolkata. the best places to visit are Park Street or New Market.

3 Lucknow

Shish Kebab

If you want to have the real taste of ‘Nawabi’ food laced with ‘nazaquat and tehzeeb‘, you must undoubtedly visit the capital town of Uttar Pradesh. Nibble on the delectable Tunde ke shish kebab, Galouti Kebabs, Kormas and Sheermaal in the Hazratgunj area of town, that is also the epicentre of Nawabi and Awadhi cookery. Kulcha-Nihari, Malai Makkhan, Lassi, Kulfi and Katori Chaat are different street foods that you simply must attempt.

4 Indore


It will not be wrong to call Indore the food capital of Central India. From Kachoris to Tikkis, and Poha to Bhutte Ka Kees, the colorful street market displays everything delicious that appears like an extravagant celebration, where food is the king.

5 Patna

Litti Chokha

Forget the Litti Chokha, if you’re thinking that Patna is popular just for these. The capital of Bihar is the hot spot of a number of the finest street foods that include-Anarsa, Poori Subzee, Jalebi, Imarti, Jhalmoodhi (yes, the Bihari Jhalmoodhi), Samosa, Cutlet, Rolls, Chola and samosa Chaat, Gup Chup (the Golgappas), Ghughni, Khaja, Chena ka Gathiya Lavang Latika, Balushahi and Bihari Mutton Kebabs.

6 Hyderabad


This town has the perfect mix of Mughlai, Turkish and Andhra cookery best served on the streets. From Irani tea to Hyderabadi Biryani, you’ll strive anything to have a wholesome experience. do not miss the Biryani, Haleem, Phirni, Lukhmi, Nihari, Double Ka Meetha and Keema samosa when here.

7 Delhi

Dahi Bhalle

The capital town of India deserves the top spot when it comes to street food. From countless offerings in Purani Dilli (Parathe wali Gali) to Dhabas, town has a tasteful mix of present flavours. apart from visiting the monuments, you must not miss out the colorful platter of Dahi Bhalle, Golgappe, Papdi Chaat and Daulat ki Chaat town offers. The Chhole Kulche and the Chhole served with spongy, soft bhatures are mouthwatering and unforgettable here. Also, do give the Kachori and Aloo ki subzi a try here, that is the morning breakfast of many people.

8 Chennai

chennai street food

If you’re thinking that, that the way dosa and idli are served in other parts of the country, it’s served same in South India too, you’re highly mistaken. To experience the street style dosa and filter coffee you must visit Madras that’s also best-known for coiled and crispy murukkus, savory Mohinga and Kothu Parotta.

9 Shillong

Shillong street food

Though the North-Eastern cuisine is present across the country, but if you’re excited to taste the authentic North-Eastern street foods (from Momos to pork roast), you wish to travel the Police Bazaar of Shillong that serves it all, along with a classy street fashion market.

10 Amritsar

Makke di Roti with Sarson da Saag

Between Amrtisari Kulchas and sinful Lassi, what will you select when on the land of Golden Temple and the Wagah Border? Well, you’ll surely land up in this sort of confusion when you will walk on the road of Amritsar. And after you visit town in winter season you just can’t miss the Makke di Roti with Sarson da Saag or Maah ki dal. you must also try the Seviyans, deep-fried Fish and Keema Naan.

11 Ahmedabad

Khakhras, Fafdas

You know Lucknow is for carnivores, Ahmedabad is for herbivores. Yes, you heard it right! town is known for its food in sort of Khakhras, Fafdas, Dhoklas, Theplas, and Basundi. ask United States for the perfect destination and the answer are the Municipal Market on CG Road. Note: Not all the Gujarati dishes are sweet.

Please read my Blog on Hyderabadi Street Food

Author- Wandering_Pilgrim

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Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny space you occupy in the world. My name is Aamir Khan. I'm a social guy from India with a big smile and 4 passions: People, Travel, Food and Social Media. August 2018 I decided to combine my passions and started a unique social travel project around India.

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