BABU BHAI POHA
Near Government Multipurpose School, Gumanpura
Just like Maharashtra and MP, poha is a popular street breakfast option as it seems healthy and light. This cart is always crowded during breakfast hours because prepared in a simple manner, their poha is a filling, tasty and pocket friendly option for breakfast.
BABU TEA STALL
Near Old Petrol Pump, Gumanpura
This contemporary tea cafe has an extensive range of both traditional and new age tea along with shakes and coffee. The latter category includes some mind boggling entries like kaju chai etc. We settled for jaggery and ginger chai. It was decent yet a little overpriced because of the set up.
Kotri Circle Gumanpura
The chhena based sweets at this popular sweet shop looked quite tempting so we decided to try the gupchup, rasgulla and kheer mohan. Among these, we liked rasgulla the most because it was optimally sweet, soft and spongy. Kheer mohan was slightly firm and light brown coloured chhena ball. Gupchup is syrup laden saffron flavoured cottage cheese ball encased in mawa.
NEW MADRAS HOTEL
Shopping Center, Choupati, Gumanpura
Established in the year 1985, the New Madras Hotel is an institution for South Indian food. This place had a homelike ambience and at one time it was bustling with diners because it was the only spacious eatery in the city. We loved the crisp plain paper dosa that was served with sambar and chutney. The owners are from Kerala.
AMAR PUNJABI DHABA
Near Kota Railway Station
It is an iconic family restaurant that specializes in North Indian food. They have an elaborate menu with amusing dish names. Our choice included the chota ballu which was Manchurian balls in makhni gravy and sev tamatar which was a spicy and tangy sev based curry with roti. The meal was quite good and pocket friendly.
THAKUR SAHAB TEA STALL
Near Kota Railway Station
It is a favourite hangout place for tea lovers, especially the elder generation. The chaotic vibe of this place was quite a thing.
BHILWADA NAMKEEN BHANDAR
Near Kaithunipol Police Station
This shop is also known for its wide range of namkeen and the usual fried items kachori and samose. If you are opting for the kachori then you can either have it with chutney or a ta gy kadhi. We went for the first option. The spicy and tangy combination was quite a fun thing to try.
KRISHNA SANDWICH PATTIES
Opp. Suvi Eye Hospital, Talwandi
They specialize in patties and sandwiches. With the intent to serve something new and unusual, they have enhanced the charm of a patty by adding mayonnaise, herbs, veggies, cheese etc. The basic masala patties over here come with a dollop of mayonnaise and veggies. Though we liked it, our favourite would always be the classic aalu one that we grew up eating. We also tried the tandoori cheese paneer patties which was stuffed with the stuffed with paneer, cheese, veggies and tandoori sauce
PRAKASH KE SANDWICH
Prakash Sandwich has an impressive sandwich menu from which we tried the tandoori one. This grilled sandwich had veggies, tandoori mayo and spice mix in it. Its crunchiness was further enhanced by the addition of sev. Both the locals and students visit me here for a snack break.
DN 8 PATASHE
It is a popular gol gappa place in Chaupati, the food hub. In this part of the state the golgappa is known as patashe. Their multi flavoured pani puri was indeed phenomenal. Furthermore, the eating experience was made special by the playful antics of the people serving it.
SHERE PUNJAB ICE CREAM
They have ice cream, falooda and some chilled sweet drinks. We loved the creamy and intensely fragrant rose faluda which had rabri, ice cream and rose syrup in it. Amongst the drink, the kesar badam milk served in small glass bottles was absolutely amazing.
It is a very popular paan shop where along with the regular options you get some fancy ones like the rasgulla paan. It was a delightfully sweet, fragrant and syrupy treat.
LALA TEA STALL
This tea stall is a lifeline for students and locals in Indira Vihar. People come here for an energizing cuppa and to hang out with friends.
SHREENATH PAV BHAJI
S-4 Indra Vihar, Near Shiv Jyoti School
Their pav bhaji and masala pulao are great pocket friendly options for the students on days they don’t want to have mess food. Locals too love the yummy offerings. We liked the masala pulao more than the pav bhaji.
IRAM JUICE CORNER
Landmark City, Kunadi
Nestled in the coaching hub, this place is a boon for those looking for hot or cold beverages. They also serve a wide range of fresh juices. We had ginger coffee which was a pleasant option.
THAPA JI KE MOMOS
Landmark City, Kunadi
For momo lovers visiting the Landmark city locality, Thapa momo can be a good option as they are a hit with the student fraternity over here. We liked their classic steamed chicken momo.
Near Allen Samyak Building, Landmark City
They served some decadent desserts and shakes. We opted for a hot brownie with ice cream and it turned out to be decadent. The store has a cosy sitting space too.