9 Vegetarian Food Spots In India That Will Make Even The Most Hard-Core Non-Vegetarians Drool!

1. Kolkata   

Fizzip Traveller Nikeeta says, “Try phuchkas from vendors near Westside and chilla, daal pakori, gola outside Vardaan Market!” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller AS , “This is my favourite city for many reasons – the best street food and the best sweets. Real food of Kolkata is all street food and the list ranges from mughlai parathas to noodles to various rolls and the best of the all chai served in mud cups called ‘bhad’ in Bengali.”

Foodie Hotspots Try the street food outside Vardan Market, at Tiwari Brothers in Bara Bazar, New Market and Garihat

2. Ahmedabad

Fizzip Traveller Rashesh says, “Ahmedabad is a pretty cool city with great food and people. From undhiya to dal dhokli and patra to basundi, Gujaratis have something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Have ragda pattice and papdi chaat at Manek Chowk in the evenings.”

Foodie Hotspots Try sweets like kansar, basundi, ghari, sukhadi, laapsi, ghooghra, shiro, doodhpak, gud papdi, thepla, khichu, Gujarati versions of chowmein and much more at Manek Chowk and Law Garden.

3. Kashmir

Though known for its mutton, Kashmir has some great vegetarian food, less in variety.Fizzip Traveller Atul Sharma says, “Kesar of Kashmir is the best buy. Unique Kashmiri food will test the capacity of your stomach.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Pranay, “Local food was pretty tasty, the food in the dhabas was just brilliant. Try modur pulav (sweet rice), lyodur tschaman and nadir-wangan (lotus stems with brinjal). Also try the famous qawah!”

Foodie Hotspots Fizzip Traveller Aniruddha Das says, “Mughal Darbar is also a good restaurant for Indian and Mughlai dishes.” Krishna Dhaba is another excellent option for the ones looking for vegetarian food.

4. Kerela

Fizzip Traveller Vijayanand says, “Kerala has a lot of options for vegetarians and non- vegetarians. Try the Kerala parota, pachchadi, thoran, erisherry, etc. Also try the thattu dosa at Pai Dosa’s at M.G. Road in Ernakulam.”

Foodie Hotspots Krishna Cafe in Kochi is an iconic place for vegetarian food. The Thattukada (street food) experience is something that most Malayalis relish and cherish.

5. Lucknow

Fizzip Traveller Shalini Tiwari says, “Do not forget to visit Hazratganj, eat pani puri with 7 different types of water, have pav bhaji at Bombay Pav Bhaji stall, eat chaat at Royal Cafe and matka kulfi at Moti Mahal. And if you have space, please visit Dastar Khan for the best tangri kebabs. Do not worry if you are a vegetarian, the city serves veg kebabs too, which you will not find anywhere else. And after eating all this, go to Ameenabad to eat Prakash ki faaluda kulfi which is blissful.”

Foodie Hotspots The true flavour of food is in Lucknow’s streets. Relish the variety of chaats and veg kababs from street vendors at Hazratganj and Ameenabad.

6. Jaipur

Fizzip Traveller Laloo says, “Rajasthani lal maas that we had was incredible. But if you are a vegatarian, try the dal batti churma.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Guru, “Famous Rajasthani dishes, which are extremely popular and sought-after in Jaipur, include dal-bati churma, besan ka gatta, mawa kachori, pyaaz ki kachori and the famous ker sangri. Jaipur cuisine is known for its unique combination of spices.” “If you want to try best dal bati, which is called to be the Rajasthani delicacy, then Santosh Bojanalya near the railway station is the place,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Girish.

Foodie Hotspots LMB in Johri Bazar and Annapurna behind Rajmandir are a must-visit. To relish dal-batti-churma at a nominal price, check out the dhabas near Sindhi Camp (Central) Bus Stand.

7. Patna

Fizzip Traveller Rajesh Sharma, “Patna local food is different! Try the litti chokha, satu paratha, makuni and puri with aloo bhujiya and birha. Try them at Mayfair, Chanakya Hotel, Samrat Hotel. Also, try the much loved kesar and milk peda.”

Foodie Hotspots Lassi at Patna City in Maroofganj and Ashok Rajpath opposite Patna University campus is widely popular. The street food stalls outside the Patna Market sell a variety of dishes.

8. Amritsar

Fizzip Traveller Anil Kumar says, “Amritsar is very famous for the Punjabi food like sarson da saag & makki di roti, choley bhatturey and lassi.” HolidayIQ Traveller Sholi Kappor says, “Amritsar is a haven for foodies as it offers some of the most delectable and mouth-watering menus. From aaloo paranthas with makkhan; makki di roti and sarson da saag to that refreshing huge glass of the lassi; Amritsar will not stop at giving you options till you drop! Bharawan Da Dhaba, Ashok Kulchewala or Kesar Da Dhaba are just a few places to name. The night market of food stalls at Queen’s Road is for the explorers and those who don’t mind being away from the fine dine and enjoy lip smacking street food! A great experience is to take the free meal at the Golden Temple where discipline and no wastage is the motto. What can be assured here is that the food prepared is absolutely pure, fresh and hygienic. A greater experience is if you get a chance to serve to others as well!”

Where? Maqbool Road for mouthwatering kulchas, Lawrence Road for the the chole kulche and jaggery halwa.

9. Mumbai

Fizzip Traveller Kaberi says, “The street food is world famous and you can relish them at Juhu Chowpatty. Try poha, upma, surali wadi, vada pav, pav bhaji, thalipeeth, zunka bhakar, sabudana khichdi and Kolhapuri misal. Mumbai has a variety of non- veg and veg food. Try vegetarian food at BBT and Shiv Sagar.”

Foodie Hotspots HolidayIQ Traveller Traveller Aashish says, “Kalbadevi area has many small food joints that serve amazing vegetarian food. Chinese, Gujarati and many other cusines are available.”


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