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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