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Famous Foods of Chandigarh

The very first thing we picturize when we listen name Chandigarh is “A Well Planned City”.

The Clean and wide streets covered with canopy of trees, well maintained parks and beautifully designed individual houses. A touch of shower in monsoon on city won’t let you go anywhere outside Chandigarh as the view and weather becomes so pleasant.

It is said that this city was designed by a Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. He themed this city around a living organism wherein the Capitol Complex (government buildings) represents the brain of the city; Sector-17 as the heart for it is the bustling hub with shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and bars; the numerous gardens are the lungs; so on and so forth.

There are also so many eateries in and around the city which have been serving mouthwatering delicious dishes for so many years, even one would not mind sitting roadside while having such dishes.

Those who likes to Dig paranthas and hot Tikkas, those who like to swim in Butter , in short for food lovers, following are the worth visit places of Chandigarh :

  • Nik Bakers

A must visit place for those who love baked treats. A place to have meal of Burgers, Sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. Mutton cheese burger is highly recommended. Other meals like brownies, cheese straws are also available


Location – Sector 9 and Sector 35

  • Backpacker’s Café

This little café is the place for a hearty breakfast. It is mostly packed with foreigners and flooded with their breakfast which is also very popular. One can start his/her day with Bangers and Mash, or Accelerators, which is a stack of cinnamon and raisin pancakes doused in maple syrup. The delicious Omelets here are also very popular as they come with a variety of fillings. Other menu available here are Club Sandwiches, Quiche Lorraine and grilled dishes.

backpackers cafe

Location – Sector 9D and Elante Mall

  • Monica’s

Just like about a 100 year old sweet shop “Chaturbhuj” mentioned in citYummies’ earlier blog “Famous dishes of Jodhpur” , there is also one of oldest shop in Chandigarh , you may get surprise by its small size, but it offers some special cakes and pastries  which bring to it a big fan following. The hard to resist food items available here are Mud Cake (a chocolate lover’s treat) & the dark chocolate cake layered with rich chocolate ganache. Other popular food items available here are the double chocolate, apple walnut, dark cherry, and opera cakes


Location – Sector 8 and Sector 35

  • Pal Dhaba

This is also a one of the oldest eateries in the city, situated away from all the modernistic structures. This is also very popular among Bollywood celebreties. Pal Dhabbha has three different dining sections, the roadside being most in demand. Few famous aromatic dishes one must try here are Aloo Parantha/Butter Roti in desi makhan, with Kadai Paneer, Dal Makhani, Rogan Josh, and Keema Kaleji.


Location –  SCO 151 & 152, Sector 28

  • Swagath Restaurant 

This must visit restaurant serves North Indian, South Indian and Chinese, although they are popularly known for their Coastal Mangalorean dishes. Some of the famous dishes  include  Chicken 65, Mangalorean Gassi (made in coconut-based gravy with your choice of fish and meat), Malabari Fish Curry (made in spicy tamarind-based gravy), Chicken Ghee Roast, appam and Ceylon Parottas.


Location – SCO 7, Madhya Marg, Sector 26




Note – We have no intention of promoting above mentioned places / shops. We have written this blog only for the information of users. We do not guarantee authenticity of mentioned places as we have not personally visited above places, but have taken “Internet” as a source while writing above blog.




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