Best food joints in Amritsar that are worth indulging in
“ Food in Amritsar, There is no other place on this planet that carries so much passion for rich, hearty, and delicious food than the holy city of Amritsar. It can be said that food is the second-biggest pull here, after the world-famous Golden Temple.”
Best Food Places in Amritsar
There is no other place on this planet that carries so much passion for rich, hearty, and delicious food than the holy city of Amritsar. It can be said that food is the second-biggest pull here, after the world-famous Golden Temple.
In a city that has borrowed its name to great dishes, from aloo kulchas to chicken tikkas, and where notches of formations do unmatched imitations of the originals, determining what to try and discovering the best places to do so could be irresistible.
So, here we’ve rounded up with a list that’ll tide you through the day or several. Take your pick.
1. THE KULCHA LAND, RANJIT AVENUE
Address: DISTT Shopping Complex, opposite M K Hotel, Center, B - Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab 143001
It is on the top of the list for a person who is a diehard fan of kulchas. They are not only known for their kulcha chana but also a wide range of stuffed kulcha, such as masala paneer. The Amritsari kulcha has different types of filling too, such as vegetables, soy, mushroom and dry fruits. Though there may be a wait because of long queues, it is certainly worth it. The kulchas here are butter-crisp on the outside and soft and flaky inside. When in Amritsar, don’t forget to make a visit here.
2. KESAR DA DHABA, CHOWK PASSIAN, SHASHTRU MARKET
Address: Chowk Passian, gali rajpura, near Telephone Exchange, Amritsar, Punjab 143001
Zigzagging through small lanes and by-lanes you’ll come across this vegetarian food joint that dates back nearly a century. They have got their elementary bang on – the laccha paranthas are crunchy yet loving, the maah ki daal, boiling for 24 hours, comes along with blobs of ghee, the lassi, served in a tall brass glass, is so vivacious you have to stride through a creamy layer to get the drink in. It’s very much like a treasure house. And if you still have some space left in your stomach, don’t forget to try the famous phirni served in earthen bowls.
3. BEERA CHICKEN, MAJITHA ROAD
Address: Shop - 100, Majitha Rd, opposite Bhandari hospital, Amritsar
Featured on the great television show- Highway On My Plate, Beera's isn't too much pompous but the food is heavenly! As seating capacity is limited, it is better if you plan to enjoy it in your car, your hosts would be most thankful to serve you.
The Chicken Tikka is flawlessly spiced and combines well with a keeema naan. If things seem too dry to you, a spicy gravy order is here available for free and you can always get your own booze.
4. SURJIT FOOD PLAZA, LAWRENCE ROAD
Address: Shop - No 3, Dosandha Singh road extension, Lawrence Road, beside Nayyar hospital, Amritsar
Established in 1976, Surjit Food Plaza is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with loved ones or even for a casual with friends. Some of the great delicacies here are mutton tikkas and gilawati kebabs. The tikkas are treated inversely here– first in a tandoor followed by tawa-fried with a special, clandestine masala recipe handed down in the family. Don’t forget to try their famous batter-covered Amritsari fish. This is what has bought fame to this place.
5. GURDAS RAM JALRBI WALA, AHLUWALIA
Gurudas Ram Jalebiwala is certainly a place in Amritsar that has everything to delight up your sweet tooth. Named after the ‘Jalebiwala Chowk’, the popularity of this tiny shop is very high. The fresh jalebis that are berated out of the kadhai loaded with pure desi ghee are highly fragrant and tempting, you can’t wait to put one in your mouth.
Address: Shop - Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar