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Best Places to Eat While in Chandigarh in India *

If you are planning to go to the beautiful city of Chandigarh, then you should be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of flavors the city has to offer. Chandigarh is known for its food and its streets and alleys are a testimony to the same. It’s a haven not just for the traditional Punjabi food but also offers international cuisines. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip by booking the best hotels in Chandigarh and set out on a food trail. Here are the best places in the city to stop by for a meal.

Popular restaurants in Chandigarh

Metro Hotel
If you are in Chandigarh, then your trip is definitely incomplete without sampling Butter Chicken, Stuffed Paranthas, and Lassi. Step into Metro hotel in Sector 43 and enjoy these and several other authentic Punjabi dishes. Masala Art as it is referred to is quite popular among the locals and one of the dishes most ordered here is the Afghani Murg Kebab.

This is a great restaurant if you are craving Mughlai food. While the meal for two will cost you around Rs. 1,000 the food is worth every penny you spend here. The Chur-Mur Parantha and the Tandoori Drumsticks are the most popular dishes here. If you don’t mind the calories, then you can order Kit-Kat shake and you will not be disappointed.

Amritsari Kulcha Hub
If you are a Kulcha lover, then this place is a “must visit”. With every possible ingredient stuffed within the yummy, flaky kulchas that you will be spoilt for choice. Do ask for their famous Lassi (with the works!) to help the Kulcha go down easy!

Little Known Places you Must Eat At

Pakwan Meals
This is an offbeat place that you must try for some amazing Rajma Rice. A meal for two will barely cost you about Rs. 200 but you will definitely leave completely satisfied. This place is in the student center of the Punjab University campus.

Night food Street
This wonderful place will leave you confused about the options it has to offer and you are bound to eat more than your stomach will be able to handle. This market is situated in Sector 14 and has kiosks serving several cuisines.

Pal Dhaba
The popularity of this place will be clearly visible from the extremely busy servers and the open view of the busy kitchen where you can see the chefs moving at a brisk pace trying to keep up with the hungry people outside. Afghani and butter chicken are highly recommended.

Aura Vaseela
If you are looking for a place to sit down and eat a lovely yet simple meal then this is the place to visit. They are quite popular with the locals and you will find that the place is always crowded with people enjoying the local fare with gusto.

Sethi Dhaba
If paranthas are your thing then you must head straight to this place. Not only do they have the best variety of paranthas but the lassi and the chaas that goes with it is unmatched.

Golden Temple and the Langar   

Your gastronomic journey will be incomplete if you do not visit the famous Golden Temple and experience the “Langar”. While the food itself is scrumptious, the fact that it comes out of this massive industrial kitchen and the sheer number of volunteers who help prepare these meals is enough for you to want to sample it. You must know that despite being a vegetarian meal, the food here is simple yet nourishing and nutritious. With a combined capacity of 5,000 people per hall (they have two dining halls) which is constantly packed with devotees, there is no pushing, shoving or bad behavior but just grateful people enjoying a great meal.

Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful cities, there are several hotels that you can stay in. So, go ahead and pick a hotel from the long list of best hotels in Chandigarh before you plan your trip.


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