Lahore is a beautiful and vibrant metropolis that was once the center of the Mughal Empire. Today it is informally known as the food and culture capital of Pakistan or, more commonly, a citadel for foodies. As they say “Jinnay Lahore nai vekhaya o jamya nai” (you are not born yet if you haven’t seen Lahore), so let’s take a look at some of Lahore’s most iconic desi foods that make it the city it is today. Let us see the Best restaurants in Lahore Gulberg.
1: Paaye by Manoo Siri Paaye, Sultanpura
A plate to die for of paaye paired with piping hot roghni naans and cold meethi lassi that cater to all desi breakfast needs!
2: Khoya Tikka Beef from Shafi Tikka Shop, Saddar Bazaar
These mouth-watering beef bites from Shafi Tikka are grilled to perfection. You could even eat them naan-free and go home happy.
3: Fried Rahu with Besan from Bashir Dar ul Mahi, Mozang
Desi fried fish which attracts thousands and thousands of people, especially in winters. You will love it paired with the liquid chutney and aalu Bukhara it is served with.
4: Hareesa of Amritsari Hareesa, Nisbat Road
This delicious blend of Kashmiri beef with wheat flour and lots of ghee in Amritsari will blow your mind.
5: Taka Tak of Cafe Riaz, Samanabad
Lahori pan-fried sauce containing brains, kidney prepared with lots of veggies and taka tak’d on a large pan … I always get one packed for home. ALWAYS.
6: Nihari from Waris Nihari House, Anarkali
Nihari is a shahi breakfast and what better place to have this beef stew in lots of masala and ghee than Waris Nihari in the Anarkali bazaar?
7: Karahi by Butt Karahi, Lakshmi Chowk
Butt Karahi of Lakshmi Chowk is the king of all the karahis in Lahore. Naam he kafi hai.
8: Chanay by Jeela Chanay Wala, Amir Rd Shadbagh
Whether it’s a simple chanay, murgh (chicken) chanay or mutton chanay, this place in Shadbagh called Jeela Chanay Wala takes the crown, honestly. The flavors and texture of the chanay and masala give other chanay walas a run for their money.
9: Daal Mash da Latif Hotel, Copper Road, Lakshmi Chowk
We all love a well cooked, fragrant, and buttery texture daal mash. When you see it served with coriander and Tarka toppings, it comes to life as soon as the aroma hits your nose. To hear it, go to the Latif Hotel and thank us later.
10: Biryani by Jaidi Biryani
Relatively new but mine, mine is this biryani a delight. It comes as a deal along with zarda (sweet rice) or firni, raita, two shami kebabs, salad, and chutney.
If you want to try these entire things in one place, I will suggest you Giramondo. Giramondo is one of the best places for desi foods in Lahore. Hundreds of people visit this restaurant daily. Its popularity is increasing day by day. Please visit this restaurant. I hope you have enjoyed this article. We will meet in the next article with an interesting topic.