Located just 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) away from Mathura, Vrindavan is a sacred town full of innumerable temples with intricate architecture and carvings. As per the Hindu mythology, this was where Lord Krishna spent his childhood years and also showcased his divine love for Radha. Numerous devotees from all across the country and beyond come here to seek divine blessings. Let's take you to some popular eateries around the bustling lanes of Shri Banke Bihari Mandir.
AGARWAL MITHAI WALA
One can drop by to relish a traditional breakfast spread consisting of urad dal kachoris, potato and pumpkin sabzi and fresh curd. The humble spread was all prepared in pure desi ghee and had no onion and garlic in it. Anyone looking for a lighter option can try their soft khaman.
RADHE RADHE EPDE WALE
It is a very old establishment in the city whose sweets are a craze with all sweet lovers from far and near. They have a wide range of pure milk products to choose from. Here we had the khurchan malai served in a tiny earthen pot, moong dal burfi and peda. We highly recommend this place for your sweet cravings.
MANISH CHEELA SHOP
This place serves two zesty dishes named kanji vada and cheela. We tried them both as they appeared super appetizing. Kanji vada is yellow lentil fritters dunked in a mustard seeds flavored water while the cheela is a savory crepe filled with a zesty veg filling.
You can try this place for lunch as their unlimited Satvik thali is very popular with the visitors. It is an eclectic spread of roti, rice, dal, bottle gourd curry, kadhi, chutney. It is light and wholesome. Though it is an unlimited thali but there is one catch and that is you can't share it with anyone else.
MUKESH CHAAT WALA
Their aalu tikki chaat was truly satisfying. It had crisp potato patties topped with chickpea-yellow pea curry and sweet amchur chutney. Every bite is a riot of flavours.
This pan shop is a local favourite. Being a Paan aficionado we can easily vouch for the brilliance of the simple betel quid that Ashoke ji gave us.
RABRI CHUSKI CART
Rabri Chuski is an innovative take on rabri. It is ice shavings topped with rabri and rose concentrate. The earthenware in which it is served enhances its luscious taste.
RAVI GOLGAPPA CART
This mobile golgappe cart is run by a young fellow. The flavoured water with different medicinal ingredients like hing, harad etc. was lip smacking. Do make an effort to trace him down and binge on his zesty golgappas.
BRIJ LASSI SHOP
Their lassi are hugely famous both amongst the locals and visitors. The kesar gulab lassi served in an earthen tumbler was as delicious and refreshing as it could be.