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Fall in love at first bite! 9 unique dishes which are a must-eat when at THESE eateries in Lucknow

if you want to move over your plates of kebab-parathe and biryani, then hop onto this unique foodsploration spree!

Lucknow is magnanimously famous for serving the taste of traditional and zaaikedaar Mughlai food but if you want to move over your plates of kebab-parathe and biryani, then hop onto this unique foodsploration spree!

For all those who have no idea what to order besides that signature dish at their favourite restaurant, this listicle will be walking you through the specialities that you can relish. So check out these 10 eateries in the city, that are serving the most exquisite dishes and you've got to try them now. We promise, the offerings here will have you burpin' away happily with a no-regrets muffin top!


Mutton Chilli at New Jone Hing Chinese Restaurant

Go where you might, Jone Hing's Mutton Chill will pull you back right into the heart of Lucknow! This is that one dish that is such a classic, that every Chinese food lover in the city has had it at least once! A dish that tastes like home, no matter when you're having it, this will always have a special place in our hearts and bellies.

Location: 77, Opposite Senco Jewellers, MG Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Apulia Sandwiches at Vitos Pizzeria

We are sure that love and Italian food are synonymous in some language and though it might not be known to your mind, your belly is well-versed with it! Vitos Pizzeria has completely revamped the scene of Italian grubs in Lucknow with their freshly baked wood-fired breads and bases. This is the only place where we'll tell you to look beyond pizza and grab the Apulia Sandwiches because honestly they literally are concocted to shove you in a food coma within a jiffy, through its taste.

Location: 2nd Floor, Rohit House, Shahnajaf Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Butter Chicken Tarts at Molecule Air Bar

Blending the flavours of two different cuisines is always such a tricky game but these amazing Butter Chicken Tarts by Molecule Air Bar should be honoured as the 'King of Fusion Foods'. This is that one dish whose texture itself is nothing short of poetry. Enjoy the creamy texture of butter chicken and a crusty tart, all in one dish! A finger-food that will tie your hands to your plates, Butter Chicken Tarts are legit palate pleasers.

Location: Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Vegetable/Chicken Baozi at Fat Tiger

The comfort offered by Asian food is equivalent to a hug and if you too want a fluffy and a light one, then Fat Tiger's vegetable or chicken Baozi is your way to a 'jaadu ki jhappi'. These are bun-like dumplings, bigger than your average momos and spongier than them, as well. Served with a side of red chutney, a single bite of this finger food will set you right on the Oriental trail!

Location: 3/505, Vishal Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Imli Chilli BBQ Chicken Wings at Messy Tomato

Savoury, juicy, with a heavy dose of piquancy, is how we like to define these absolutely yummy Imli Chilli BBQ Chicken Wings at Messy Tomato. If you are someone who has a high spice tolerance then this is THE DISH. A mean concoction of spice and tang, these are succulent and tender and mind-numbingly tempting!

Location: 101 CP, Upper Ground Floor, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Kimchi Hot Pot at Vintage Machine - Kitchen + Cocktail Bar

Having food that is pleasing to the eye hits different and that's nothing but a fact. So if you are someone who wants to have a beautifully appetising meal, then you've got to order Kimchi Hot Pot at Vintage Machine- Kitchen + Cocktail Bar. So now we can say that it's time for you to fulfil all your K-drama fantasies, as you can have this wholesome, unique and spicy Korean delicacy in Lucknow itself. Jal moke got sum nida!

Paneer/Chicken Angara at Vint Club

If you are a North Indian cuisine fan through and through but still wish to have something new, then you add the smoky flavours of the Paneer or Chicken Angara at Vint Club to your menu! Cooked slowly and leisurely over coal, this has an exotic richness to it that can cause an explosion of flavours right in your mouth, leaving you wanting for more! What makes this dish our special is its unique style of presentation- a lump of alight coal is caged in the centre of the dish in a closed container and when that lifts off, the smoke waives to finally reveal this delicious dish!

Location: 116/117, Coronation Anand Tower, Vibhuti Khand, Faizabad Road, Oppsite Shushma Hospital, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Vietnamese Pho at Mocha

Pho is an authentic Vietnamese noodle soup that is served with a savoury boiling hot broth, chewy noodles and all those crunchy, spicy, herby garnishes on top, makes it so easy to fall in love with it! Be it a cold evening or a rough day, pho (not foe, puh) will literally be your best friend. And if you want to grab a bowl of this wonderous magical mood fixer, you have to head to Mocha and quicky order their Vietnamese Pho, ASAP!

Location: CP-1, 2nd Floor, Anand Plaza, Viram Khand 1, Near Patrakarpuram Crossing, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Gulab Jamun with Old Monk at Jannat-Dayal Paradise

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A dessert is the final touch of perfection to any dining experience and you know what they say- q good dessert equals a good meal! So if you also take your sweet dish very seriously, then you must try Gulab Jamun with Old Monk at Jannat-Dayal Paradise. This combination tastes as good as it sounds, trust us!

Location: CF-1,CF-2, Vipul Khand-5, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

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Tom Junod once said, "You don't have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love." And these home bakers of Kanpur are doing exactly the same! If you believe life is too short to say no to calories and cake, read on about these dynamic bakers who are baking deliciousness out of love.

A dessert lover would understand the importance of quality baked goods and if you are one of them, we have compiled a list of some of the best home entrepreneurs in Kanpur:

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on info@robinhoodarmy.com

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

Knock Knock

Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

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