The best part about Lucknow is that you have a plethora of options to please your palate and when it comes to street food, this city’s offerings are unmatched! Crunchy, light and lip-smacking, amazing variety of chaats is all you need to satisfy your cravings without spending a bomb.

From deep fried zingy aloo tikkis to a plate of chatpata pani puris that will make your day evening, you can find a lot in the streets of Lucknow! So here are 5 places where you can binge on the ultimate chaats, just the way you like it.

Shukla Chaat House

This is one of the most popular chaat spots located in the heart of Lucknow-Hazratganj. One of the oldest too, Shukla Chaat House serves aloo tikkis with fresh tangy curd and a slurpy meethi chutney. The matar chaat here is their signature dish and it is a perfect mix of dried white peas and chatpate masale which makes it our favourite. While serving, they sprinkle a few drops of nimbu here and there on top and then they garnish it with chopped coriander! To add a textural crunch, a crushed batasha is layered on top and we’re already salivating, just writing about it.

Location: 11 Shahnajaf Road, Church building, Hazratganj, Lucknow.

Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)

Timings: 4pm-10:30pm

Dixit Chaat House

Located on the crowded streets of Chowk, Dixit Chaat is not a stranger to the true-blue food lovers. This 40 year old outlet serves you delicious chaats doused in pure ghee which will give your chaat a homely taste and it becomes a tad bit healthier too. If you are confused with what to order, go straight for the dahi tikkis and pani puris and we promise, there’ll be no looking back from then on! So if you are shopping or strolling around in old Lucknow , you know where to head if your tummy rumbles!

Location: Shop no. 15 Opposite Lohiya Park, Chowk,Lucknow.

Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)

Timings: 12pm - 11pm

Jain Chaat Bhandar

This kiosk is situated near Lalbagh and the moment you taste the pani batashes here, an explosion of flavours in your mouth just becomes inevitable. The aloo tikkis here are the real deal too and don’t miss out on relishing this anytime you’re here.

Location: Sushanpura, Lalbagh, Lucknow

Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)

Timings: 5pm- 9pm

Ram Narayan Tiwari & Sons

Located on the main road of Ganeshganj, Tiwariji ke batashe are light and crisp and are served with different varieties of sweet and spicy paani which makes it different than others around. The aloo tikkis here are fried in ghee and served with a generous amount of zingy curd and sweet tamarind chutney which tickles our tongues the right way. Another favourite here is the palaki chaat which is made of deep fried spinach leaves coated in besan and this is served with desi condiments!

Location: 87-A, Opposite Old R.T.O. Office, Latouche Road, Gautam Buddha Marg, Aminabad, Lucknow

Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)

Timings: 2:30pm - 9:30pm

Pandit Chaat Corner

If you get hungry while street shopping in Aminabad, head over to this small shop which will serve you chaats and savouries that will make your taste buds happy for sure! Pandit Chaat Corner is known for their simple yet flavourful chaats- from dahi aloo tikkis to mouth watering pani puris, they have it all. Hot and crispy potato patty topped with a layer of cool thick curd is an apt summer snack so look no further when you’re craving junk around here.

Location: Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226018

Cost: ₹150 for two (approx.)

Timings: 2pm - 10:30pm

So what are you waiting for? Head over to these chaat houses if you’re looking for a delightful and satisfying meal without spending too much.

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