Known for hosting the largest and grandest Hindu pilgrimage festival “Kumbh Mela”, Allahabad is actually more than that. It is a shining, many-faceted jewel of Indian culture, full of ancient tombs, beautiful people, brilliant restaurants, gorgeous parks and more. So, come with us as we take you on this delectable journey to explore the famous food of Allahabad!
The name of the place may sound like its a tiny fast food chain in the city, but this is the place you should head to if you are craving for some delicious North Indian food. One of the best budget places in the city, it is always crowded with foodies relishing a plate full of biryani or some tandoori kebabs. Here you’ll find the best biryanis and kebabs in the city, hands-down. The kebabs are a highly recommended and you can order a kebab platter to get a mix of different ones. A favourite among the locals and tourists, the restaurant is a simple, no-frills and authentic dining experience.
El Chico is one of the legendary food joints in Allahabad with a long and happy history. What started off as a simple corner bakery has slowly blossomed into an iconic restaurant eventually becoming local’s favourite. Serving an array of ndian, Chinese and Continental dishes, do try their nachos, chicken chili garlic kebab or the the juicy chicken steak sizzler. Time seems to have stood still at the restaurant with this nostalgic decor which is decades old now. With a bakery on the ground floor, a restaurant on the first and a fancy café on the second, El Chico is a crowd favorite from the bottom to the top!
This quaint little fast food joint at Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg is famous for its Italian, American, Chinese and North Indian food. Running for decades now, this restaurant has managed to maintain its old world charm over the years. You’ll notice a strong vintage vibe from their aged wooden interiors. Their Boyish burger and Hotstuff special burger are to die for! Start your meal with an order of chicken spring rolls, and save room at the end for ice cream with hot chocolate fudge.
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The Tamarind Tree
If you are craving for some hot buttery South Indian delicacies, then The Tamarind Tree is the best option for you in the city! Here you’ll have the option to dine on the floor at one of their low-lying tables, where you’ll be served a traditional Welcome Drink and their extensive menu offering an array of South Indian dishes. Start your day with their super soft idlis, crispy vadas and cheese masala dosa. They also serve a range of Chinese dishes which are equally good. Overall, this is a great restaurant which is sure to offer you a comfortable dining experience with their warm hospitality.
Located at Balson Crossing, this is an all-vegetarian restaurant favoured by the locals and youngsters in town for its budget friendly rates and delicious food. Serving an array of dishes ranging from North Indian, South Indian, Chinese to Continental, the food here is sure to satiate your taste buds. The locals prefer the South Indian dishes here more than anything else. Their masala dosa and South India special filter coffee are a must-try!
Another famous bakery turned restaurant in town, Paradise, has been local’s favourite for years now. Its a renowned bakery, with fresh assortment of cakes, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. Come with an empty stomach during the day time and gorge on their delicious burgers and pasta plates, like the memorable mutton maha burger and the chicken penne polo. Make sure to end your meal with their sweet treats which are oh-so-good!
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