When it comes to food and Lucknow, biryani is a dish that has to come up. This is a vibrant dish of fluffy rice, succulent meat and heady aromas. A Lakhnavi or Awadhi biryani is truly one of the richest and yet, the most simplest of dishes there are. Unlike the biryanis one would find down South or even in central India, an Awadhi biryani is much less masala heavy and more bent toward the aromas and layered flavours.
Given that Lucknow has a plethora of rich Awadhi curries and gravies associated to its repute, having an array of bread options to soak it all up is only natural. Amidst all the available options of breads which were birthed here or have found popularity in the city, sheermal still continues to be a top-choice with any Mughlai main course!
It is more of a regal bread which is found in almost every bazaar of old Lucknow and you'll find people pairing it with spicy qormas and kebabs to go along with it. But if you're looking for the best sheermal in town or perhaps the oldest shop, which brought this flatbread to life, then you should know about Ali Hussain Sheermal.
When in Lucknow, there are truly no dearth of grub options for you; you name your cravings and the city has surely got it. So on any such occasion, if you find yourself looking for a kick-start to your day through a plate of tummy pleasing breakfast, then we've the perfect place for you. Over a century old, Net Ram Mithai here in Aminabad, is one of the classic confectioneries of Lucknow, where you'll find tons of Lucknowites coming over for their brekkie episode.
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Hailed by many names such as pani ke batashe, golgappe, phuchkas and even water balls, panipuri holds the position of being a comfort snack. Almost always there's an instant hit of nostalgia the moment you mouth the first crispy bite and then further on, there's no stopping at one. Panipuri has been our go-to snack after school, college, work and even on the occasion of a brief halt during our evening strolls with siblings or friends.
Tea is something we can never have enough of! The rich taste of sweetly brewed tea leaves simmered in water or milk is the absolutely perfect thing we can want to drink. Be it morning time, evening or any given point of the day, 'Tea is always a great idea'! So if you're a tea aficionado or just a tea experimentalist that has had enough of the basic chai and is looking for something more fun and fancy, we have just the thing for you.
When in Alambagh, The Tipsy Trunk is our favourite place to be! This quirky, fun and modern place is always on top of our go-to list as the vibe here is pretty great. And with the latest news you can totally be ready for your next party at this amazing place in town.
The Tipsy Trunk is now serving a full bar for all of us booze-heads who've been wanting a sip of something more than the basic mocktails and soft drinks. T3 is ready to blow your minds, with its amazing food, music & an all new bar!
Amidst all the factors that makes us fall in love with Lucknow everyday, having access to a plethora of budget eateries is one of our favourites. Joining this bandwagon of pocket-friendly dine-ins in town, is Midnight China- a fairly new eatery, which has been winning over our palates with its delish fare variants.
Set up way back in 1961, Planters Tea Bar and Book Cafe is counted amidst the most iconic establishments of Lucknow. In recent past, this cafe's premises in Gomti Nagar has emerged as a chill hub which is frequented by folks who are sucker for good music, great grubs and lively scenes.
Planters is a homegrown joint which has brewed a steaming teavolution in Lucknow with over 150 varieties of tea and now, they've come up with another joint here in Mahanagar! So for your next hangout session with friends, here's why you've gotta visit the joint ASAP!