Chandigarh- the dream city of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Designed by the french architect Le Corbusier, it is considered to be one of the best experiments of urban planning and modern architecture in India. Well, the city is not just famous for its Bade Dil Wale Punjabis, Soni Kudis and Sector Sitaara(17) market. Chandigarh has an amazing number of places where you get pretty cheap lip-smacking food.
The sparkling city of Chandigarh is brimming with options for food with some of the most popular and mouthwatering traditional Punjabi dishes as well as authentic and rich Continental cuisines. The town also has a number of pubs as well as a microbrewery. While in Chandigarh do try the Lachha Parathas, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Kulche, Chicken Tikkas, Chole Bhature, Tandoori fish, Kebabs and countless more. Also try the sweet treasures that the city offers such as Roh di Kheer, Jalebi, Baalushahi, Gulab Jamun, Kulfi and more.
So, without further ado, here are a few places which make Chandigarh a total foodie place.
Garg Chaat, Sector 23
If you’re craving chat in Chandigarh, definitely give this one a try. From crunchy golgapaas to crisp tikkis, this place has it all. Oh and not to forget, the amazing chutneys and the golgappe ka paani.
Where: SCO 34, Sector 23,
Cost For One: Less Than Rs. 100
Brick Firewood Pizza
A filling pizza for just Rs.100? Yes, you heard that right. The place freaking serves pizzas for just 100 bucks, and according to a few – if you ask for extra topping, “dil se” daal ke detein hain.
Where: 1, Sigma City, Lohgarh, Zirakpur, Chandigarh
Cost For One: Rs. 100 (without extra toppings)
Burger Point, Sector 32
Logo looks similar to Burger King? You might not be disappointed with the burgers either. And well, according to a reviewer on Zomato “their burgers come out on top when compared with McDonalds, KFC etc”.
Where: Shop No. 348, Sector 32 D, Chandigarh
Cost For One: Rs. 100
The Indian Coffee House, Sector 17
Enter the place for its vibe. Feels like you’ve gone back in time. A truly amazing experience in all senses of the word. South Indian food served on Bone China cutlery- this place is a must try if you’re in Chandigarh.
Where: SCO 12, Sector 17 C, Chandigarh
Cost For One: Rs. 100
Amritsari Kulcha Hub, Sector 9
YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE. Delicious hot kulchas with an amazing gravy and sour onion chutney just priced at Rs. 40/plate. Get here on time because this guy runs out of his food before the place shuts down. 9AM-4PM
Where: Booth 106-107, Sector 9 C, Chandigarh
Cost For One: Rs. 80
Raju Chinese Fast Food, Sector 23
Okay, you must have been thinking that I haven’t mentioned Chinese till now! Ae Lo Ji, Chinese bhi aa gaya. Head to Raju Chinese fast food if you’re looking for one of the best street Chinese food experiences of your life. Don’t go by the size of this place. They have some master chefs whipping dishes that’ll take you back to this place again and again and again.
Where: 78, Sector 23, Chandigarh
Cost For One: This one might go a tad steep if you’re going lavish. But under 200!
Toh Ji, Tussi Kya samjhe? Koi chotti jageh naa samajhna.
You pretty much know what you’re doing this weekend. So what are you waiting for? Tell your friends about the list and start planning. But one thing’s a little hard to decide! Where do you start from?
I’d start with Chinese.