The City of Nawabs surely has umpteen eateries to shush our motley of cravings in the most delicious ways. But out of this multi-cuisine lot, we've listed a few iconic establishments in Lucknow which have defeated Coronavirus and are back in the business now!
Founded by Mohammad Idris back in 1968, Idris serves an unmatched range of Mughlai flavours. Idris Biryani is a favourite amidst biryani lovers of Lucknow and is considered to be a gem among the other treasures of Chowk. If you're planning a visit, do come over during the early hours as they run out of biryani pretty quickly, given the fame they've achieved over the years.
Location: Jauhari Mohalla, Raja Bazar, Chowk, Lucknow
One of the most iconic eateries in Lucknow, Royal Cafe in Hazratganj has a colossal cult following in and around the city. Their famous basket chaat is on every foodie's check-list and your visit to Hazratganj is incomplete without making a stop here! The aloo tikki from their menu is also kaafi popular so along with the tokri chaat, this is what you can binge on.
Location: 51, Opposite Sahu Cinema, MG Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Enough has been said and written about Tunday Kebabi. It has hosted international names like Gordon Ramsay and Naseeruddin Shah and we all know why. These guys at Tunday know how to make the classic galawati kebab the way it is meant to be made- melt in the mouth, delectable and oh so tasteful.
Location: Aminabad | Chowk | Sahara Ganj | Mahanagar | Aliganj
Situated right at the heart of the city, Moti Mahal is one of Lucknow's iconic establishments and not paying a visit to this eatery now, is simply blasphemous. Be it for a quick snacking sesh or a random dessert craving, Moti Mahal could be seen teeming with people at any hour of the day
A product of the early 2000s, the concept of 'café culture' was imbibed in the city by Cappuccino Blast. Started with mere five tables and just a handful of delicacies, this café gradually has become the talk of the town. Their iced tea is one of the real heroes on their expansive beverage menu and now with different outlets 'round town, Cappi will always be our first love!
Location: Mall Avenue
Rattilal has been making sumptuous khastas for our breakfast scenes, since 1937. They are considered as the pioneers of khasta in Lucknow and when here, nobody goes home on an empty stomach. Their jalebis go darn well with their khastas and the badam milk too, is gonna pave your way to the ultimate binge-land.
Location: B-12, Sania Market, Rattilal Chauraha, Shivaji Marg, Aminabad, Lucknow
The best place to grab cheese burgers and mushroom sandwiches, Exer Club has been in the city for too long and has remained as an absolutely student-friendly hub till now. Established in the '90s, this place is now officially named as LBS Point. Their cheese burger looks anything but like the regular one and to have a taste of this unique burger, you've gotta come over because no number of words can describe its yumminess.
Location: 1, Lal Bahadur Shashtri Marg, Near BSP Prerna Kendra, Block A, Raj Bhavan Colony, The Mall Avenue, Lucknow
Sharma Ji Ki Chai in Hazratganj is flocked by hundreds in the morning & evening hours. Even though this tea kiosk is over 50 years old now, it only serves 6 items. It's kulhad chai and bun maska is famous all over India and their samosas always has us coming back here! With a grand long-standing repute to its name, Sharma is still considered as the 'chai raja'.
Location: Lalbagh, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Over 50 years old, Prakash Kulfi is where you'll find umpteen number Lucknowites, especially during the summer season. Started by Late Shree Prakash Chandra Arora in 1965, this kulfi shop is highly regarded by the dessertarians in the city. Along with their classic flavour, they also serve strawberry, butterscotch, coconut and chocolate variants and each of 'em, is a must-try!
Location: 12 & 13, Fruit Lane, Aminabad Market, Lucknow
One of the best and oldest food spots in Lucknow, Kool Break has been around since the early 2000's. Situated opposite Jawahar Bhawan, Kool Break is still frequently visited by folks who're in search of soul satiating Chinese and Continental grubs at economical prices. When here, do try out their Drums Of Heaven and we bet, you'll be coming back soon for another round of it.
Location: 17/3, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Ashok Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Now that we've listed these 10 iconic eateries of Lucknow, you've gotta try 'em all and ASAP. Your Lucknow food trail is bound to remain patchy, if you don't put these on your checklist, so do the needful whenever your tummy rumbles!