- Have the incredible dhaba-style kulchas at at the All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha
- Dairy decadence for vegetarians at Bau di Paneer Bhurji (best for their sinful paneer bhurji) and for non vegetarians at Friends Dhaba.
- Settle your tummy in a truly Punjabi way with the signature digestives of Ram Lubhaya and Sons- Aam Papad and Churan.
- Have a post-lunch pre-dinner snack with the kebabs at Beera Chicken House on Majitha Road.
- For dinner, vegetarians can enjoy the delicacies at Bharawan da Dhaba and non vegetarians at Surjit Food Plaza.
- Seal the memories of your delicious day with one of the 100+ sweet options at Mahajan Sweets
Punjab is famous for its rich vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies. From the iconic Maa di daal to aromatic gravies to butter-laden kulchas and parathas, Punjabi food is rich and dopamine-inducing. Amritsar, in Punjab, is especially known for some of the best food across the state. Infact a trip to Amritsar is as much about the food as it is about its other attractions such as the Golden Temple and Wagah border. Our first piece on Amritsar’s food covered the most iconic eateries including the Golden Temple, Kesar da dhaba, Giani Tea Stall, Makhan Dhaba and Kanha Sweets. Read the entire article here. This piece takes off from where the previous article left off, with a list of the best places to eat in Amritsar, the restaurants that the foodies of the city love. Try the indulgent Amritsari Kulcha with thick curd, chicken and mutton delicacies, rich vegetarian gravies and digestive aam papad. Each meal should be a sinful delight in this city so make a list and tick off the dishes!
All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha People eat Amritsari kulchas (flatbreads made of wheat) everywhere in India, so trying the sought-after Amritsari kulchas will top any foodie’s list. The Kulchas at the All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha, Ratan Singh Chowk, Maqbool Road are crisp on the top and soft and buttery within. The stuffing, made typically with mashed potatoes, raw onions and spices such as pomengranate seeds is tangy and spicy. Topped with a thick slab of butter, the kulchas are served with a raw mango pickle and fresh, home-set, thick curd. There could perhaps be few other soul-satisfying meals to begin the day with, especially in Punjab.
Bau di Paneer Bhurji Milk, ghee, butter and paneer (cottage chesee), Punjab’s love for dairy can be seen in every dish you taste in the state. The spicy and aromatic Paneer bhurji (scrambled paneer in a gravy) at Bau di Paneer Special Bhurji, near the telephone exchange, is legendary. The consistency of the bhurji is such that it is more like a pao bhaji than a dry bhurji. It is served topped with chaat masala and melted butter along with slices of thick bread, raw onion slivers and a sweet and tangy imli chutney.
Friends Dhaba If you are looking for something non vegetarian to eat, try the buttery keema naan and gravy at Friends Dhaba. The naan is stuffed with a rather spicy filling of keema, and is served with chutney, onions and a mutton curry that is so delicious that it is often slurped straight from the bowl.
Ram Lubhaya and Sons Ram Lubhaya and Sons, under a peepal tree at Lawrence Road, is a humble cart selling aam papads (a tangy digestive made of mango pulp) and churans (digestive powder helps in digestion). However, with seven varieties of aam papads and an even bigger range of churans on offer, it is hugely famous and highly sought after, especially after all the rich food that is on offer across the city.
Beera Chicken House One of the eateries in Amritsar that truly radiates the flavours of the city is the famous Beera Chicken House on Majeetha Road, where many people order from their car and eat there too – in complete Delhi-style. It is often surrounded by people waiting for the succulent kebabs they offer or the flavoursome tandoori chicken. Cooked on an open coal grill with minimum spices and no artificial food colourings, the soft and succulent chicken is very popular and worth every minute you wait and every paisa you spend.
Surjit Food Plaza Surjit Food Plaza at Lawrance Road is known among the locals for its legendary Butter Chicken. A secret recipe prepared meticulously at home, it has a rare blend of spices and flavours that has patrons coming back for more all the time. Their Mutton tikka and chicken tawa with a buttery lachha paratha is an all-time favourite meal among Amritsaris.
Bharawan da Dhaba Bharawan da Dhaba at Town Hall was established way back in 1912. A vegetarian eatery it offers finger-licking food, especially during the winters. If sarson da saag and makki di roti is what you crave, this is the place to head to. Of course, other Punjabi favourites such as baingan ka bhartha, rajma and chole too are as good as they can get.
Mahajan Sweets Seal the memories of your delicious day with one of the 100+ sweet options at Mahajan Sweets. Especially recommended are the kulfis though they have a huge variety of sweets on offer.