Raipur the capital city of Chhattisgarh is a bustling city with lots of industries, commercial centers and tourist attractions. Like many other growing cities it too has a thriving street food scene. Let's take you through some of the old and iconic veg eateries over here and their best selling dishes.
SAHU SAMOSA HOTEL
Nutan Complex, Old Bus Stand, Near Jaistambh Chowk
Their poha and chana sabzi combination is a bestseller because it's wholesome, filling and pocket friendly. Poha is a mildly spiced and fluffy flattened rice based dish and chana is chickpea curry. Another fun thing to try from here is the dahi samosa which is essentially a sweet, tangy and spicy dish consisting of a crushed samosa topped with sweet chutney, yogurt, some spices and seasonings.
SHRI SIDDHIVINAYAK SADAR IDLI CORNER
Shyam Talkies Road, Janta Colony, Budha Talab
It is an institution in Raipur when it comes to South Indian food. Be it the idli or vada, it comes along with sambar and chutney. As per the owner, their spicy sambar is nothing less than medicine because of the plenty of spices that go into it.
SULABH DOODH BHANDAR
Main Road, Phool Chowk
It is an old shop whose peda and chena based sweets are quite famous. The khoya used in the peda is cooked thoroughly, hence it had a luscious rich taste. Their optimally sweet creamy rabri too deserves a special mention.
MAITRU TEA CENTER
Ram Sagar Para, Near Rathore Chowk
Their chai is deemed as one of the best in the city and this claim is testified by the crowd outside this stall. The hot selling masla tea is a strongly brewed milky tea that is flavoured with ginger and other spices.
SAHU NASHTA CENTER
Station Road, Rathore Chowk
Here they serve a crispy lentil kachori in the form of a chaat by topping it with curd and chutneys. The well balanced filling, the creamy dahi and the zesty chutneys are the highlights of this dahi kachori.
Ramsagar Para, Jawahar Nagar
It is a place renowned for the traditional Indian sweet called balushahi. Nothing can beat the taste of a freshly fried warm balushahi from here which had a soft and moist core and a crisp and crumbly glazed outer covering. They also sell a few kinds of burfi and sev.
RAJPUT VEGETABLE SANDWICH
Sadar Bazar, Raipur
It is a humble cart offering a wide range of veg sandwiches that are filling as well as pocket friendly. We had tried a delicious veg cheese grilled sandwich which was loaded with veggies, sauces, spiced potato mash and a cheese slice.
SAURASHTRA MISHTHAN BHANDAR
Sadar Bazar, Raipur
It is a round and spicy mashed potato fritter (aalu gunda) that is served with a topping of garlic chutney, tamarind chutney, sweet yogurt and sev
BANARASI PAAN MANDIR
Near Lalganga Complex, Gandhi Chowk Road
Paan lovers can drop by the above shop to satisfy their paan craving.
TAPRII THE CHAKAFE
Shankar Nagar, Raipur
A cherished initiative of the young and dynamic Irfan Ahmad, it is a quaint and cosy cafe run by a spirited team of differently abled people. Their smiles and enthusiasm will clearly touch your heart. With the youthful creative decor, happening menu and amazing service, this place feels like the best spot to unwind or spend some special moments with loved ones. Two of their best sellers are Mexican Maggi and chocolate Nutella sandwiches.
Gaurav Path, Civil Lines, Raipur
It is a open food court run by women centric SHG group where authentic Chhattisgarhi cuisine is served at affordable prices. This place had been thoughtfully done with all the elements taken from the Chhattisgarhi way of life. We were happy to see it being frequented by young crowds too. The food over here was completely homestyle and basic.
GIIGGLES...BEBAK HASI CAFE
Near Gurunanak Hall, Shyam Nagar, Telibandha
As the name suggests, Giiggles… Bebak Hasi Cafe is all about spreading happiness in the lives of people. Founded by the young and dynamic Muskan, it is a cherished endeavour to empower transgenders and offers them a respectful livelihood platform. The vibrant and pleasant ambience along with a genial, welcoming and efficient staff makes it a great option to spend time with friends and family. Their tandoori dishes are quite popular.
Marine Drive Chowpati, Telibandha
It is a unique tea stall that serves mind boggling varieties of tea including whiskey tea, rum tea etc. This small kiosk is a hit with the youngsters who are always looking for novel experiences.
THE ROAD CAFE
Beside Udyog Bhavan, Raipur
It is a colourful cafe that is built upon the theme of vehicles, especially motor bikes. The interior feels like a swanky garage or car service center with thoughtful details. Because of its unique theme and great food this place is hugely famous amongst the bikers and others who are thrilled by vehicles. The menu too is very eclectic with a number of options in different sections. Their veg starter platter is one of the best selling fare which consists of paneer satay, tandoori items and different kabas.
Near Golbazar Police Station, Malviya Road
It is a renowned snacks store in the city that has some really offbeat savoury snacks apart from the regular options. These are inspired from different parts of India. They also have a decent range of traditional sweets like kalakand, khoya jalebi etc. but people are more inclined towards their sacks.
DAULAT PAAN PALACE
Pan lovers can check this place out for different options.