Street food of Lahore is not less than Paradise of Food on earth for the Foodies around the globe.
Lahore once called “the Paris of the east.” Still, because of its geographical region and enthusiasm of Lahori people. It is the center of attraction for everyone. Lahori people are famous for their liveliness and their love for food. They have their own unique taste. Which makes them different from the rest of Pakistan.
ONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN LAHORE, HAS NOT BEEN BORN.
Lahori people are fond of food that’s why you will see a restaurant, Dhaba at every corner of the street and town. Lahore offers a variety of food in fast food and desi food with a lot of taste variation. Food streets in Walled city of Lahore are considered as budget and desi food dine out along with the flavor of modern food in contrast M.M Alam road hosts a variety of high standard restaurants and hotels in modern Lahore.
FAMOUS STREET FOOD OF LAHORE:
Lahori paaye, Lahori hareesa, Lahori samosay cholay, chicken biryani, haleem, bun kabab, Kabuli palaw, chapli kabab, Lahori khoya tika, mutton, chicken karahi (specifically butt karahi) are the most famous dishes.
Peshawari cuisine is included in the historical variation whereas Pashtun and Balochi cuisines are traditionally non-
spicy. One of the most mouthwatering street food is laddu peethi which looks like falafel, but it is very tastier and crunchier.
STREET FOOD DISHES OF CULINARY CULTURE
As a Lahori, I can surely say that the following 10 dishes are the best sum-up of this diverse city food and taste culture.
There is a number of famous nihari brands in Lahore such as Mohammadi Nihari and Haji’s Nihari. Every nihari point in Lahore has its own different and delicious taste.
Halwa puri is the traditional breakfast of the city. Famous halwa puri spots in Lahore are Sadiq halwa puri, Taj Mahal sweets, and Butt Sweets.
Murgh Chaney is also another famous breakfast in Lahore. It is served with (bread) naan and paratha.
Paaye literally means the feet of a goat. It is something which you must try in Lahore as it is the delicacy of the city. Phajjay’s paaye is very popular location in ln the walled city of Lahore.
Haleem is made of chicken and daal (split-grain) by experienced hands. It takes six to seven hours.
Gol Gappay is the most important in Lahori food culture, especially for girls.
It is another famous dish in Lahore. The preparation style and the sounds made while doing is very unique. Arif Chatkhara is the significant name of Lahore.
KABABS & TIKKA
Lahoris are extremely fond of BBQ. Because of this reason, there are many BBQ points in the city. Bhaiya’s kabab and Khusaary’s kabab are the main highlights. Heera Charga’s cheese-loaded tikka is the hype of the town.
Chicken Karahi is one of the most famous dishes in Lahore. Butt Karahi at Lakshmi chowk is the best choice for Chicken Karahi.