Walking down the nostalgic lanes of Lakhnawi delicacies, our palate cravings pop out louder than ever before and when that happens, we usually turn to the familiar outlets to shush our longings. Seated on this bandwagon since ages is Prakash Kulfi, which adorns Lucknow's culinary scene like a luscious cherry on the cake. Innately inscribed in the hearts of all Lucknowites, this joint has successfully preserved semblances of almost a 7-decade long history, winning the hearts of innumerable individuals. Ask a local and she/he will tell you how these kulfis have almost become a symbol of Lucknow's heritage and legacy!
Satiating your desires through summer heat or winter chills!
Being an absolute magnet for all individuals who love succumbing to their dessert cravings, this joint has truly stood the test of time, in the most notable fashion ever! What astounds us though is that, while the shop witnesses long queues to beat the heat during the summers, the charms of its kulfis remain equal even through the winters.
But that's actually not a surprise, for Prakash Kulfi has fascinated countless people through the exemplary taste of its offerings including some renowned celebrities. This list incorporates political stalwarts like Former president of India, Fakhruddin Ali, Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and Bollywood biggies like Imtiaz Ali, Javed Jafri, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra amongst many others!
From humble beginnings to widespread fame & recognition!
The tale of this treasure begins in 1956 when Prakash Chandra Arora started out an ambitious venture through a small kulfi stall in Aminabad Park. Intrigued by the unexampled taste enveloped amid succulent kulfis, residents from all over Aminabad slowly started flocking to the new joint. While the sales remained low in the beginning, the stall gradually grew bigger acquiring widespread recognition in the market and a large number of patrons.
With multiplying sales and increasing profits, the stall soon transformed into a shop at the Aminabad Chauraha. As per the owners, way back in the mid-'70s, the kulfis were priced at ₹1, which was reduced by half in the monsoons. Slowly, the news of people falling in love with these decadent kulfis spread across the town and people labelled the nearby crossing as Prakash Kulfi Chauraha in 1987. Seeking its motivation from expanding demands and augmented reach, the shop evolved into a two-storeyed establishment with ample seating arrangements, which continues to exist.
Sugar-Free Kulfis or something from the sprawling assortment?
Prakash Kulfi has risen to prominence through an array of its endeavours, including the launch of sugar-free kulfis for diabetic individuals. In 2014, the joint delighted its customers by introducing a range of tempting options besides the traditional one. With escalating fame and popularity, Prakash Kulfi has also marked its presence in umpteen fairs and festivals in the city, enchanting hordes of individuals, with or without a sweet tooth!
Latest outlet at Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar
Panning its journey from a humble stall to an illustrious brand, kulfis from Prakash Kulfi enamour everyone who bites into them. Assuring speedy delivery of rich delights to locals in the newly developed areas of Lucknow, Prakash Kulfi has opened its outlet in Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar. Remarkably, Prakash Kulfi has been cited by food buffs in multiple states of the country as one of their top-notch love!
So, here's what we are saying-
While Lucknow's culinary culture is marked by a string of old and new establishments, only a few have traversed long journeys to occupy a special place in the hearts of the city dwellers. Amongst them, Prakash Kulfi definitely leads the train. You just can't imagine what you are losing out on if you haven't snacked on these kulfis! So make sure to drop by at any of their stores and get yourself a few dollops of unsurpassable joy and contentment!
Gomti Nagar- 2/432, Vivek Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010
Aminabad- 12, 13, 1st Ln, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226018
Chowk- Shop no 4 LGF, Bhishambhar mansion, Main Chowk Circle, Khun Khun Ji Rd, Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003
Alambagh- Shop No 8,9, Sanmukh Plaza, NH25, Ram Nagar, Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226005