Aromas is practically a heritage site for the people of Kanpur. Well before the advent of fast food chains crowding Kanpur’s streets, this was the ‘it’ place for burgers, pizza, and other American classics. Loyal locals have not forgotten that fact. Today, Aromas serves a wide range of dishes to satisfy every lunch or dinner craving; from Chinese to American fast food to Indian snacks, they’ve got plenty of surprises up their sleeve to keep you coming back. The service is quick and the taste is impeccable, making this a top choice for students at the nearby universities. Though you can now hit up a McDonalds or a Domino’s for some of the same menu items, you won’t find flavors like this anywhere else in town. This is why Aromas continues to not just survive but thrive against fierce corporate competition.
Little Chef‘s cozy, family-friendly ambiance and service is sure to charm you as soon as you walk in. While many restaurants in Khanpur offer a diverse range of food, many of those menus suffer from weak spots or erratic quality in their range of cuisines – but not Little Chef. Here, you’ll find great cooking across the board, whether you’re after North Indian classics or North American fast food. While everything here is consistently well-prepared, we would especially recommend the naan (Indian bread), the kadhai paneer, the chole bhature, or the scrumptious pizzas and burgers.
Little Chef, 15/198 – A, Civil Lines, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh +91 512 301 5334
Cawnpore is the old colonial name for Kanpur, used at the time of the first Indian uprising against British rule in 1957. To honor Kampur’s role in that crucial turning point in India’s history, Cawnpore 1857 offers its customers a thoughtful blend of past and present in its atmosphere and its cuisine. Here, you’ll dine in visually and culturally rich surroundings, from the tastefully selected furniture and glittering old-world chandeliers to the insightful photographic display of Kanpur’s historic events. The menu is old North Indian made new, prepared in authentic Awadhi earthen pots to bring every seasoning out to its full potential, then served with a contemporary spin. Special standouts here include the biryani and jalebi, as well as a decent selection of wines for you to pair with your meal.
Cawnpore 1857, 10, The Mall, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh +91 512 230 5305
The Deck offers its guests a refined and refreshing dining experience, whether you opt for the open-air terrace by the pool, or the fabulous indoor seating surrounded by sleek glass windows with lush green views. Their staff is efficient and always ready to help you make a selection, though we’d recommend that you go straight for the pizzas and sizzlers here. This is a great pick for a special dinner with friends in a classy yet casual atmosphere.
The Deck, 10, The Mall, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh +91 512 230 5305
Mithas Sweets serves up the best sweets and street snacks in Kanpur. This is an undisputed and widely known fact among locals, so it’s often mobbed and can be hard to grab a seat. Stop by in the evening when the rush has died down, unwind in the candy shop’s fun laid-back ambience, and get ready to eat flaky samosa, creamy lassis, rich paneer tikkas, and oh-so-sweet gulab jamun.