The dearth of good food is undoubtedly the biggest concern for the epicure in us
The Coronavirus pandemic has dug its nails deep into our psyche and has completely overturned everyday life for us. With all of us stuck at home and all of our favourite kitchens and restaurants shut down, the foodie in us is waiting for the lockdown to get over with bated breath.
Lucknow is a goldmine for foodies and has a number of places in its kitty and right now, the only thing keeping us sane is thinking about food and what all we can have.
So here's a list of 15 of our favourite places we've been waiting to visit once the lockdown is done with.
Now there's nothing a Lucknowite loves more than a good kebab and there's no better place for it than Tunday. Once the lockdown is over, we're hoping to hit the outlet and stuff our faces with the delicious meaty goodness
Another thing we cannot wait to get inside our bellies is the delicious biryani by Idrees. The rich aromatic dishes served here are good enough to make us swoon and that is exactly what we mean to do.
The one thing we've missed the most during our days stuck at home, is the delicious-delicious chaat that is offered on the streets. Be it the pani ke batashe, aloo tikki or the good old basket chaat, we can never seem to have enough of it and hogging on a ton of these is just what we need.
If there's one thing the lockdown has taught us, is that hanging out with friends and enjoying a few drinks is a luxury that we've been taking for granted. So the first night we're out, you'll be sure to find us at Molecule.
Raheem's kulcha nihari is the one dish every meat eater in Lucknow loves more than anything! A hearty breakfast of this amazing dish will work wonders for our spirits and that is exactly what we need.
Lucknow is known for its love of chai and Sharma the recipient of this unconditional love. Sharma is where Lucknow comes to hangout and indulge in the love we have for tea, bun makkhan and the iconic gol samose. Though we know we can get good tea at home too, Sharma is all about the experience and that is what we crave.
Irani Kafe at Patrakarpuram is known for its unique decor, its decadent food and unique other-worldly vibe it offers. We just cannot wait to get our hands on the mango thandai, the delicious berry soda, nalli nihari and chicken biryani.
For most of us the lockdown meant not being able to chill with our pals and when it comes to hangouts, Mocha is a favourite in Lucknow. The great pastas and cheesecake here, put our soul at ease while the sinful shots make us forget about all our worries.
Another great spot for enjoying the company of pals, we just can't wait to head to the Woodpecker Cafe, get ourselves a good old pizza and indulge in some self love.
Pirates of Grill
The worst part about the lockdown is the deficiency in variety of food we get. So you can be sure that we'll be heading over to our favourite buffet place and making good use of the money we pay for! Dumplings, chicken tikka, fried fish, chaat, chinese and great dessert all at one place, sounds like a dream!
The lockdown has also taught us to be mindful of good coffee, it is hard to make and impossible to get right. Hence we're sure to get a cup or a few dozen at Vintage, hog on some pizza or a good breakfast while we're at it!
The Drowning Street
The Drowning Street is known for its upmarket vibe and we know we cannot stop our indulgent side from booking a table here and relishing a signature dish.
The Beer Cafe
Known for its expansive range of beer, The Beer Cafe will surely be on top of our 'must-visit' list once we're done with the lockdown. A beer in hand, good tunes on the speaker and good company to enjoy, life doesn't get better than this.
Say what you may, our desi hearts cannot imagine life without jalebis and what better place to head to for a delicious plateful of syrupy goodness than Netram. So once the lockdown is over you'll find us practically inhaling jalebis and licking our sticky fingers.
Also, no Lucknowite can live without a good and hearty breakfast of deep fried khaste and aloo. Get yourself a cup of tea, a few khaste and call it a day because nothing can top this.
If like us you too have been crying internally for good food and obsessing over aesthetic food porn on Instagram, you know exactly what we're talking about! So let us know which place you'd like to visit once the lockdown is over.