Places To Eat In bhopal
Places to Eat in Bhopal
Trying local delights is something, which should always be the goal of any traveller and while in Bhopal it becomes all the
more important. The city has some really great options to impress the foodie in you.
Whether it is about sweets, traditional snacks or meaty delights; numerous stalls and restaurants across the city serve
amazing food to suffice every palate. Besides, soothing your culinary senses, food gives you ample opportunities to interact
with the people of Bhopal.
While here, you can give a great start to the day with tea at Jamal Bhai Tea Shop, which is famous for its Suleiman Chai – a
special variety of tea. With its perfectly balanced flavours of sweetness and saltiness, this variant is served hot with a
glob of cream. Although this variety is known to be popular in other parts of the country, it is Jamal Bhai Tea Shop in the
Old City area that serves the best of Suleiman Chai in Bhopal.
The staple and light breakfast of Bhopal, poha has gradually made its way to almost every home in Bhopal since the time it
was introduced to the region by the Marathas. Poha and crunchy jalebi, a sweet dish, are quite popular here and can be tried
at the well-known Kalyan Singh’s Swad Bhandar.
Another famous chain of eateries in the city is Cycle Soupwala or Sagar Gaire Fast Food Corner, which can be visited to try
cold coffee or a hot bowl of soup depending on the weather of Bhopal. Cheese sandwiches, dosas, soya koftas and chole kulche
are other delights that you can have here.
If you happen to visit the city in summers and get drained of energy while exploring the markets around, a glass of creamy
lassi and falooda at Haji Lassiwala in the Itwara Chowk area is sure to give instant relief from the scorching heat. You can
also make your way to Surendra Jain’s stall to savour Bhopal’s classic, Barfi Rasmalai Dona, which is basically a lump of
crushed ice topped with rabri and flavoured with rose water.
Serving authentic Bhopali sweets as well as baked products, namkeens, ice creams, shakes and Indian fast food; Manohar Dairy
& Restaurant has managed to establish its name in the culinary sphere of Bhopal.
A must-visit for chaat lovers is the popular Hawkers Corner. Here, you can find locals gorging on spicy and tangy delights
like dahi puri, pani puri, chole tikki and samosa kachori chaat.
A culinary journey to Bhopal is downright incomplete without mentioning the famous Chatori Gali, which roughly translates to
a street solely dedicated to foodies in Hindi. One can easily feel Mughal influences on the culture of Bhopal by simply
trying a dish offered here. Although this place doesn’t seem to be promising for vegetarians, it is a sheer heaven for meat
One good thing about this street is the low prices of food items, but that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on
quality and taste. Synonymous with the Chandni Chowk of Delhi, this street becomes completely functional after the sunset.
Seekh kebabs, paya soup, bun kebab, fried fish and varki samosa are a few specialities of this street that you can’t afford
Transport in Bhopal is not at all a problem, and you can easily reach this street by hiring an auto rickshaw that is
available at various points around the city.
Garnished with spices and nuts, shahi tukda – a dish comprising fried bread drenched in rich custard – is simply the royal
way to end a satisfying meal. The best of this sweet is offered in the Koh-e-Fiza area. In case you want to stick to the
typical Indian way, you can go for a Bhopali pan. This mouth freshener is mostly consumed in parts of North, East and West
India, and melts in no time the moment it is put inside the mouth; leaving a burst of fragrance and flavours.
With all these, one can conclude that the culinary journey across the city is as intriguing as the history of Bhopal. So
that you could easily find these hidden gems within the city, don’t forget to carry a map of Bhopal with you.