The Best Vegetarian Food On Hazratganj Street, Lucknow

Akashdeep Saxena

Lucknow is known as the food capital of the north (and rightly so) and is, indeed, a foodie’s paradise when it comes to non-vegetarian dishes. However, little is said or known about the vegetarian delights that adorn the city’s vivid food scene whose crowned king is the Tunday’s Kababs. This time The Culture Trip brings you some vegetarian dishes that will simply blow your mind.

Royal Cafe, Lucknow

1. Royal Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Food Court, Indian, Asian, Fast Food

Though Royal Cafe, Hazratganj has come a long way in transforming itself into a modern day fine-dining restaurant, it still retains an old-school charm. The menu is vast, and a regular visitor is likely to recommend everything off the menu. No matter how much you eat in Lucknow, it is strongly suggested that you keep some space reserved for a plate of basket chaat. You can have it served in the comfort of the air-conditioned seating area, but it will definitely taste much better when consumed standing at the entrance where it is being freshly prepared. This is one of the most hygienic places to have the cult pani puri as well, so try that too if your tummy permits.

2. Sharma Tea Stall

Sharma Tea Stall

Sharma Tea Stall, near Novelty Cinema Lalbagh, religiously opens at 7am and strictly closes at 7pm. Yes, this is an important fact as the mornings in Lucknow aren’t complete without a bun-makhan and a cup of tea from this roadside yet classy tea stall. Also, finding parking around this place can be difficult and that should tell you something. Wait your turn for a vacant table while adoring the view of your tea and bun butter being prepared in the tiny shop. Do not miss out on this place!

Sharma Tea Stall, 14 Maqbara Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India, +91 96213 29247

Dahi wadas | © Kamal Gaur/Flickr

GPO wale Gupta Ji ke Dahi Badey

GPO wale Gupta Ji ke Dahi Badey, Capital Building, Opposite GPO, Triloknath Marj, Lalbagh, Lucknow, India, +91 93357 52121


3. Jain Chaat

Jain Chaat

What if TCT told you that only the aroma at this place will make your heart skip a beat, and you will find your belly making space for everything that the short menu has to offer. Yes, their chaat is that magical. The crowds will only prove this place’s popularity further. Deemed as the best chaat shop in Lucknow, this place has a lot going for it, it’s dirt cheap, delicious, Jain food. You simply don’t get this combination often.

Jain Chaat, Lalbagh Chowk, Lucknow, India

Pastries | © Susanne Nilsson/Flickr

4. JJ Bakers

JJ Bakers

This name triggers intense nostalgia for anyone who has spent a few years in Lucknow. Be it designer birthday cakes or pastries, JJ can win you over with almost anything off their desserts menu. The truffles and muffins have been delighting residents of Lucknow for decades. They also serve eggless varieties of their most popular preparations. This place is the perfect way to end a day out exploring vegetarian delights in Hazratganj.

JJ Bakers, Jahangir Mansion, 1, Ashok Marj, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India, +91 522 404 9474

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