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Remember the college days?

After college or a long day at work, we need some comfort food and drinks to rejuvenate us, but then the paucity of money stops us from eating out in Lucknow.

Don't leave the college kids broke & hungry

For all those who always suffer from budgetary constraints, here is a list of 15 places where you can eat in less than ₹100 in Lucknow. Don’t believe us? Check out the following places for yourself!

Chatpati Fish House

Fried fish at this outlet in Charbagh is a MUST try. Here, the biryani and tandoori chicken are also rather famous, don't miss out on those. It's perfect for students coz' it opens at 5 pm everyday.


Bandh ghosh, roasted chicken & mutton keema are dishes that you can't afford to miss here- literally! Though a full meal will go slightly above ₹100, we strongly recommend you to visit Alamgir, Aminabad for the signature dish.

Ratti Khaste

Vegetarians, rise up! The simply awesome lal aloo ke khaste with jalebi will surely make you go crazy. Oh, btw, one khasta costs under 20 bucks, so what are you waiting for, go get the grub on!

The Fat Dumpling at 1090 Chauraha

While there are a lot of fast food options available at 1090 crossing, we recommend you to try tandoori momos at Dumpling Momo Corner.


Alphaar takes the cake when it comes to budget friendly joints. At Alpahaar you can hog 3 massive samosas for just ₹10! While you're at it, try their khastas coz' they are delicious too.

LBS Coffee Point aka Exer Club

This one's for the old timers because all Loreto and Gaurs students have memories here. Excer club will surely fill your stomach under ₹50 and the mushroom sandwich along with the cheese burger is the way to go.

Idris ki Biryani

It is quintessential biryani place that is loved by all for its taste and aromas. The fact that a plate is less than a 100 bucks, makes for a deal you just can't refuse.


This is the best and the most value for money place to eat out in Hazratganj. Right from Chinese to South Indian, one can have it all at very affordable prices.

Bajpai Poori-Kachori Bhandar

Surprisingly, one plate of Poori-Kachori is just ₹40. Since one plate is enough to fill you up for the day, it's a great pick me up. If that's not something that beckons you, then we don't know will.

ABC Rolls

Though the place is a bit hard to come by, it is totally worth it. The rich kaleji roll and boti kebab roll will surely kill all your roll cravings for days to come.

Paneer Momos at Bhootnath Market

This momo kiosk is located on the left-hand side of the Bhootnath Temple Gate. The paneer momos, have an exceptional taste and are unmatched by any other in Lucknow!

Manish Eating Point

Die hard Lucknowites still remember Manish as the stall they used to visit in Patrakarpuram after college. Now, the shop is big, but the oh so yummy shawarmas cost the same, so head over and relive the college days.

Rahim ki Kulcha Nihari

A complete meal in just under ₹100? Yes, please! Rahim's Kulcha Nihari is more than just a meal, it is a lifestyle for many college students. The delectable taste never loses its charm, which is why it's a favourite.

Keval Chai

For those mornings when you just can't seem to function, try the chai and bun makhan from Keval. It is sure to pick you up for the entire day and the aroma won't leave your mind for days to come.

Chat at Royal Cafe

Royal Cafe is one of the most well known places in Lucknow. For all chat lovers, this is the holy grail. The basket chat is, in a word, delicious and you just can’t afford to miss this place.

So you thought you knew the city, eh? Well if you have missed these, believe us, you missed hanging out in some rather fabulous places with your friends.

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

Knock Knock

Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

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