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12 Indian Cities Popular for Best Veg Street Food

Best Veg Street Food
“Street food is a brand, it is a cuisine inherited from our parents and culture.” – K.F. Seetoh

With a rich cultural bequest, India is notable for its exemplary food traditions across different states. Though food habits differ in different parts of India, yet street food is one common bond that is increasingly popular!

Having said that, list of the Best Veg Street Food of India would be incomplete without the mention of the luscious and delectable Chaats and Dahi Bhalle. The food served over the chow patty in renowned cities of India is the most talked about and the favourite of every Indian. Just like how India is popular for its various shades of festivals, so is the food of India closer to the heart of every Bharati.

In this article, we bring you a record of the twelve most popular Indian cities known for the best veg street food to trigger your taste buds! Appetising? Let’s explore…!!!

1. Mumbai

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When referring to spicy delicacies of the Aamchi Mumbai, who would not like to enjoy Mumbai’s Juhu Chowpatty’s smacking hot Pav Bhaji while enjoying the rising waves at the sprawling Juhu beach. The star-studded city has cuisine for every food lover and a special among the best veg street food.

When discussing the deliciously craving food of Bombay, how can one miss Vada Pav! This Indian version of Burger is served in multiple varieties such as Palak Vada Pav, Sada Vada Pav, Missal Pav, and is an ‘easy’ go-to food of every Mumbaikar.

Besides this, the metropolitan is also popular for ‘quick foods’ such as Panipuri, Bhelpuri, Sevpuri, Dahipuri, and Ragda Pattice.

2. Lucknow

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The city of ‘Nawabs’ warmly welcomes people from every nook and corner of the world to savour some of the most delicious Vegetarian Kebabs and Veg Biriyani (at Tunday Kababi ). The famous street food Lucknawi Chaat is served here to please your taste buds.

Bun-Maska, Khasta and Chola-Aloo, Shikanji, Basket Chat, Malai Makhan (Winter Special), Thandai, Kaali Gajar Ka Halwa are some of the remarkable vegetarian street foods here.

Ending your day with Kesar Kulfi will be all worth it to mark the end of a joyful day!

3. Kolkata

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The name ‘City Of Joy’ given to the capital of West Bengal is truly justified as it represents the Bengali heritage with its food preparations and some of the tasty foods that are rare to find.

Bengalis’ savoury rice preparations are served with love in different forms here and taste awesome!

The Vegetarian Kathi Rolls, Kachori Sabzi, Kachori Samosa Masala, Jhal Muri, Papdi Chaat, Ras Malai, Malai Chum Chum are quite sought-after dishes.

When you tour Kolkata, never miss these mouthwatering sweets – Rasgulla, and Sandesh that really melt in your mouth! Try them and relish….!!!

4. Delhi

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The capital of India, ‘Dilwalon Ki Dilli’, has much to offer to the food lovers from all over the world. Having the Punjabi city of Chandigarh in its vicinity, Chole Bhature is the beloved food option of Delhi and is a very fulfilling snack.

The city has something unique in its composition and so is the best veg street food distribution here. There is a Parathe Wali Gali for hundreds of Parathas with different stuffings like potato, onion, and cheese; a walking trail at the Karol Bagh for its fried Pakoras.

Chole Kulche, Aloo Kachori, Veg Chaap are some of the special mentions! And, one cannot forget to taste the greasy butter coated Paranthas, crispy Golgappas, and slurpy Jalebis of Dilli!

5. Indore

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Situated at the heart of the country and the food capital of Central India, Indore is known for its food aroma and preparations such as Indori Poha with Namkeen and Jalebi, Chapati Indori Chaat and Bhutte Ka Kees!

This is a one-stop destination for food lovers and the best veg street food that is obviously famous for its tangy snacks and also assorted sweets are sold at the roadside.

Moreover, Indore is also fondly liked for the hottest and popular servings of peppery Kachoris, Khatta Samosa, and Crispy Moong Bhajiya, Saffron milk, and Flying Dahi Vada.

The street food here is inspired by the recipes from Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.

6. Chennai

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You will find the most flavoursome South Indian food in the capital of Tamil Nadu. Dosas capture noteworthy attention among the best South Indian foods.

Chennai is an abode of the famous food spots – Mint Street and Sowcarpet areas for the amazing servings of Idli and Masala Dosa eaten with tempting chutney and Sambhar. (Just dip and gulp!)

Besides, it also offers specialties like crunchy Murukkus, Bajji, Bonda, and Veg Kothu Parottas.

You should never miss the traditional style Appam, Idiyappam, Puttu, Poli. Grab the chance and savour the tasty varieties!

7. Jaipur

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Jaipur is heaven for foodies and an intrinsic inclusion among the best veg street food. The ‘Pink City’ has food in various tints and among one of the most favourite food destinations of the nation.

Being the capital of the state, the food in Jaipur represents the culture and richness of Rajasthan.

Pyaaz Kachori, Lassi, Crispy Pakoda, Bikaneri Kachori, Mirchi Vada, and Dal Cheela are few of the best picks.

Those ghee laden dishes can make anyone fall for the taste.

The Jaipur food menu is imperfect if we did not introduce the sugar-coated Imarti, Ghevar, Halwa, Choorma, and Gajak which make the perfect dessert for sweet lovers!

8. Hyderabad

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  • When it is the choice of food, one cannot fail to mention the palatable Hyderabadi Biryani. This unique Nawabi is in the list of favourites for every tourist who visits this ‘City of Pearls.’ Along with the flavourful Biryani, Hyderabad also offers one of the most likeable preparations- Mirchi Ka Salan.
  • When visiting the city of Nizams, one cannot afford to leave the city without tasting the sugary Phirni, a sweet dessert, being the specialty of Hyderabad.

9. Bangalore

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  • The Silicon Valley of India prides pleasant food aroma on the hotspots of VV Puram, Malleshwaram, Jayanagar, and Indiranagar.
  • The deep-fried Mangalore buns are an obsession for the Bangaloreans that is the preferred choice for breakfast or a tea-time snack. It tastes delicious and is eaten with coconut chutney and sambar.
  • The most popular food option, Dal Obbattu – the Kannadigas’ delight deserves a special mention!
  • The IT city also has Uttapam and Samosas to proffer. The street food stalls serve samosas with crunchy chaat and spicy chutney.
  • Another worth tasting snack here is the veg momos filled with a delicious filling accompanied by the tangy red sauce.

10. Pune

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No Indian expedition is ever complete without visiting this wondrous city- A city loved by students and job employees who proudly call themselves as Punekars.

It gives a square challenge to Mumbai when it comes to delicious food.

This city is fairly dominated by Marathi culture as seen in their way of talking and is equally prominent with the food preparations too.

Mahararastians love peppery food. Thus, there is an observable peppery flavour in the food served here.

Some of the admired street foods of Pune are Thalipeeth, Pithla Bhakri with Thecha, Zunka Bhakar, Sabudana khichdi, Bharli Vangi, and Batatyachi Bhaji. 

Mastani, a rich milkshake garnished with dry fruits, is a must-try delicacy of the town.

11. Chandigarh
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  • The heart of ‘Punjab’ offers a rich variety of authentic Punjabi cuisine. When planning to make a visit to Chandigarh, be ready to try the softened Lachha Parathas, tasty Amritsari Kulcha, Chole Bhature, and much more!
  • The sweet treasures of the city- the aromatic Roh di Kheer, the spiral Jalebi, the sugary Balushahi, the black Gulab Jamun, and cold Kulfi.
  • Besides, the tangy Paneer Tikka and Frankies are the perfect toothsome street food served here.
  • Last to credit is the Lassi, a yogurt-based drink, prepared with fruit and spices, garnished with flavoury toppings is something you can’t exclude!

12. Ahmedabad

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Being an important city of Gujarat, it offers some of the most inviting food preparations with plenty of options.

Some of the most loved Gujarati cuisines such as Dhokla, Khakhra, and Dal Vada are eaten here in the streets every day in a huge number.

Besides, the Bun Maska with Ketli Chai is a treat for the evening.

The bustling foodie spot Manek Chowk is one of the best hubs for delightful Dabeli, Chaat Pakodi, and Pav Bhaji.

The Manchester Of India is also exceptional with Stuffed Parantha and Cheesy Tadka Maggi.

Do not miss out on the colourful Ice Gola, a summer special delicacy!

People love to eat and please their taste buds when having a time out with their friends or a day out with their family members. Such happy days can be made more memorable by enjoying fulfilling roadside food which is pocket friendly.

The increasing craze among the Indians to have a chit-chat or having a gala time in the streets while having their favourite foods is something enjoyable and loved by every Indian!

Indubitably,  “Nothing brings people together like good food!”

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