Kashmir is stunning, to say the least. There are a hundred reasons why you must visit Kashmir and while its jaw-dropping beauty may top the list, its warm people and simply scrumptious food should be on that list too. If you’re kickstarting your time in Kashmir with Srinagar, below are some of the best restaurants for you to hog:
Ahdoos was the first restaurant in Kashmir Valley. Opened in 1918, it prides itself for being connoisseur of Kashmiri wazwan. They serve Mughalai, Indian and Chinese cuisines and have a fair share of delicious vegetarian options as well. The wazwan is a significant part of the Kashmiri culture wherein its preparation is even deemed as an art. It contains anything between 7-36 dishes including mutton, chicken, beef, vegetables, fruits and salad. Ahdoos is regarded as serving the best wazwan in Srinagar.
With interiors styled from the Mughal era, the restaurant aptly holds its name. It is a close contestant for the best wazwan. But there’s a lot to try in Kashmiri cuisine and this restaurant provides some lip-smacking options. I for one have personally enjoyed their goshtaba and yakhni a lot. For authentic traditional food this one is a must visit in Srinagar.
In addition to their Kashmiri preparations they offer other Asian cuisine options too. You could try the butter chicken and rogan josh. The kebabs served here are good too. They also have a lot of vegetarian options in Indian cuisine.
Krishna Vaishno Dhabba
This one is a special mention for our vegetarian readers. As the name suggests you will get all sorts of vegetarian dishes here. From dosas to North-Indian flavoured kaali dal, all can be relished here, that too at affordable rates.
Lacima Café and Pizzeria
If you’re looking for a break from the Indian cuisine and craving some good old junk food, make your way to this one. Their pizzas are naturally worth a try but even their pasta, burgers and momos are good. Additionally, for those with a sweet tooth their desserts include cheesecakes, red velvet, etc.
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