Start your morning on a delicious note, when here in Lucknow!
You know what they say- breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what they don’t tell you, is where to find what, when hungry and in Lucknow! From malai chai to jalebi, dhokla to idlis, Lucknow has options for all your breakfast cravings.
The streets of Lucknow have a lot to offer even when it comes to a wholesome breakfast. So we’ve risen to the occasion to let you know about 7 breakfast items you can chomp on & where to get them from when here in Lucknow. The best part? These breakfast places in Lucknow will suit everyone’s pockets and won’t leave your gut gutted.
Another breakfast staple up here in the North, Khasta Kachori is a famous street food which is often served with hari chutney, maseledar pyaaz and aloo ki sabzi. No matter how you serve it, Khasta Kachori majorly appeals to spicy food lovers!
Pair this up with a cup of hot chai and you’ll be feeling full for the next 4-5 hours for sure. To snag the best plates of Khasta Kachori, you gotta head to Rattilal’s, Ajay or Bajpayee Kachodi Bhandar here in the city; thank us later. The laal aloo ki sabzi is amazing BTW!
The eternal Lakhnavi classic, Chai aur Bun-Makkhan is what brings the society together. Every nook and cranny of the city has a stall with people from all walks of life, crowding here and there, at odd hours too. A kulhad full of good chai engages people, like no other in the city.
Boiling tea on the stove and fresh buns stacked neatly, waiting to be devoured with a generous spank of butter, is what pulls us all in and you don’t need to be hungry to eat. Lucknow is brimming with chai places but if you want chai which would speak to your soul, go for Keval, Shukla, Sharma Ji ki Chai and Prem for sure.
Chole-Bhature is an award winning pair which makes our mornings better and our inner Punjabis awaken, at the mere whiff of the chole, being curried to perfection. The fresh bhature, being nudged in the hot oil and ballooning up to be dipped in gravy, is a sight to behold. All of it served with extra achaar, pyaaz, nimbu and chillies, just makes it all the more drool-worthy and a glass of lassi afterwards, seals the deal.
To catch up on this delightful breakfast experience, you’ve gotta head to Lucknow’s most trusted, Shri Lassi Corner because they do it like no other in the city. They’re usually booked out, given the tiny space yet massive popularity, so go over early for this one. Alternatively, you can also try out Sardar Ji Ke Mashoor Chhole Bhature to begin your day on a delicious note.
No matter how angrez you are and how you like your eggs on the side, the moment you bite into a morsel of steaming hot paratha, your inner desi is bound to be awakened. Be it aloo, pyaaz, gobhi, panner or keema parathe, you cannot just stop at one mouthful of it, specially if it’s served hot from mom’s kitchen.
But if you wanna explore your options, we’d suggest you to check out Parathe Wali Gali, Punjabi Choolha and of course, the youth-favourite corner, Bhole- The Chai Nashta Point.
Feathery yet fluffy dhoklas sitting on a plate, doused in chutneys and drizzled with mild spices- just the mere thought of it, makes our tum-tums rumble. A Gujarati specialty, dhoklas are quite popular here as well. They’re light on our stomachs and on the calorie-count too, so even fitness freaks can indulge in this, once in a while.
To satiate your dhokla cravings, you can check out Chitchor Mithai Shop, Bhatia Matthi Wale, Chhapan Bhog and oh, Shree Rajbhog too!
South Indian breakfast options are known to be another raging favourite here in Lucknow and the reason is justified! We have Southie hubs like Tamil Nadu Dosa, Anna Dosa Point, Curry Leaf, Kerala Cafe right here in the city, who are known for their offerings.
Go over to these places and relish a fine plate of of idli-uttapam and you’ll know why we throng here and there for our breakfast scenes. Pair the tender idlis with a spicy bowl of sambar and kick the heat with coconut chutney; to have a taste of breakfast from God’s own country.
Another breakfast dessert combo which Lucknowites swear by, Dahi Jalebi is available in abundance, at even the tiniest sweet shop in Lucknow! This combination of sweet jalebis mopped up in khatta dahi is an early morning palate pleaser and we cannot ever have enough.
To hog on this delish match, head to Netram to get the best taste. The Jalebis and Jalebas at Chappan Bhog are a must try too!
When in the City of Nawabs, you’re never out of options to keep your palate on a foodsploration streak! So now that we’ve mentioned the best places to grab your brekkie from, we see no excuse for you to skip out on a nawab-like breakfast.