You cannot afford to miss visiting these establishments to enjoy the food delights of Bhopal

Bhopal offers much of a contrasting blend of flavors when we speak of food. The influence of Mughals on the city can be witnessed and experienced through the city’s delicacies. From Nawabi fares to authentic street food, there’s food of every kind here.

Kalyan Singh Swad Bhandar

No breakfast is ever complete at Bhopal without paying a visit to Kalyan Singh Swad Bhandar for poha jalebi, followed by cutting chai. The unique combination of both savory and sweet flavors makes this dish interesting and highly sought-after. If you plan to visit this eatery, go well in advance, preferably before 8 AM, as the peak hours begin from 8:30 AM.

Jhili Miyaan

Situated at the start of Chatori Galli, Jhili Miyaan is the food joint where you can find the most delicious, moist, and flavor-filled kebabs. When here, do try their bade ke kebab, which are essentially smoky and juicy succulent beef kebabs. These kebabs are served with a spicy and tangy chutney and hot buns, too.


Sited at Jehan Numa Palace, Shahnama is more than a restaurant, a legacy in itself that has been a popular hub for the foodies in Bhopal for several years now. This place offers authentic Indian and Mughlai cuisine – be it biryani, curries, or kebabs. The live ghazal, soothing ambiance, and luxurious seating arrangement makes Shahnama a restaurant like no other. Don’t miss out on their dal shahnama, reshami murg tikka, dungar gosht kebab, tamatar shorba, and chaukadar ka halwa.

Haji Lassiwale

If you are a huge fan of lassi, there wouldn’t be a better place than Haji Lassiwala at Itwara Chowk in Old Bhopal. They serve the richest and tallest glass of lassi with falooda, copious amount of flavored syrup, nuts, and dried fruits for garnishing purpose. If you visit once, I assure and vouch you’ll never look back again!

Raju Tea Stall

Raju Tea Stall, also popularly known as Fareed Bhai ki Dukaan, has been serving the best tea in town for over three decades now. Located at Peer Gate area, this stall remains crowded by not just the locals but tourists as well. Raju Tea Stall brews aromatic chai alongside crispy and warm jalebi and spicy samosa. Other food items that you can try here are break pakora, kachori, and mungora.

I’m sure by now you must be eager to try everything that these eateries serve! So, plan a trip to Bhopal and explore the best of the food world that parallels none.

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