When it comes to food, the capital city of Rajasthan always has something new and unique to offer; be it the spicy indigenous cuisines from royal kitchens, the typical Rajasthani thali, the famous Dal-Bati-Churma, regional specialties, Continental and Italian delicacies or the scrumptious street food. Here are some unique places for foodies to enjoy in Jaipur – what to eat and where to eat!
If you are roaming around in the old city through the vibrant lanes of Johari Bazaar, watching out traditional Rajasthani goods and shopping antiques or jewellery, there is another place you can try out when you feel hungry. There is this shop, Rahul Chaat Bhandar that serves you yummy aloo tikki (a different type of potato cutlets), which is a must-have. It costs Rs.150 for two people (approx.).
Sethi Bar-Be-Que is located at Shop 11-12, Puniya Complex, near Panchwati Circle, Raja Park, Jaipur. They serve utterly delicious and spicy Chicken Tikka. They are open all week from 12 in the noon to 11p.m. Their Dhaba Chicken has the real dhaba taste. This place is a nice option for non-veg lovers. It will cost Rs.500 for two on average.
GVD or Gyan Vihar Dairy is located at Shopping Center, Malviya Nagar, near World Trade Park. It is also known as Soni’s Café and is a must visit for all coffee lovers. Cold coffee, chocolate shake and patties served here are worth trying. The prices are reasonable, Rs.180 for two people on average.
Falahaar is now having several branches in Jaipur, one of which is located at Ground Floor, Saraogi Mansion, MI Road, Jaipur.It is most famous for its Sabudane ki Khichdi. Their Dahi Vada, Srikhand, Fruit Cream and Lassi are also worth a try. The taste is amazing and consistent. Cost for two is just Rs.200 on average.
Within the walled city of Jaipur, you will find a shop named Sambhar Phini Wala, which is located at Ghee Walon ka Rasta, Johari Bazaar. It is just too famous for its mouth-watering Rajasthani sweet delicacies, especially the sweet-sugary ‘phini’ and ‘ghewar’ along with several other sweets. What’s so special about these two sweets is that they will melt in your mouth, giving you a totally different experience. The shop remains open from 6a.m. to 10p.m. every day. It costs about Rs.120 for two people.
Sanjay Restaurant at B 18 & 19, Janta Store, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur, is a place to try out incredible varieties of tasty dishes prepared from egg such as omelettes, egg pizza, bread with egg and more. The décor is simple but the taste is amazing. This guy has been to Master Chef India too. They are open from 11a.m. to 11p.m. every day. The price range is Rs.450 for two people approx..
Shree Pandit Kulfi Bhandar is located right next to Gopalji at Bhagwan Das Road. They are known in the city for their tasty kulfis of different flavours. You must try their Pista Matka Kulfi. It costs below Rs.100 for two people.
Khamma Ghai is a very basic restaurant located in Sodala, which appears quite simple in appearance. They serve you on paper plates and bowls. But what makes it stand out from the rest is the ‘taste’. Once you have the first bite of your food, you’ll forget everything else. They are serving the real taste of Marwar at pretty reasonable rates. Khamma Ghani is a must visit to try Rajasthan’s famous dal-bati-churma, gattey ki sabzi, ladoos, papad, raita, salads and more. Their green chilli achaar is also too good. As a foodie, you must enjoy exploring the real Rajasthani cuisines here – simply tasty and very cheap! Cost for two is just Rs.170 approx.
Located in close proximity to the Sindhi Camp, Rawat Misthan Bhandar is best famed for its Pyaaz ki Kachoris, which are best eaten hot and fresh. They also offer other variety of snacks including mawa kachoris and mishri mawa, which are worth trying, samosas, mirchi bada and makhaniya lassi. The pyaaz ki kachori served here is simply WOW. It opens at 6a.m. in the mornings and closes at 10:30p.m. in the evenings. It costs Rs.100 for two people on average.
Two biggest rival stores stand right opposite to each other at Fashion Street, Lane 1, Raja Park in Jaipur. Both Chawla’s and Nand’s are famous for their mouth-watering golgappas. They have a variety of spicy, sweet and tangy chutneys to offer. Do have a bite at both of them and decide for yourself – who is the best! You can enjoy the spicy pani puris under Rs.100 for a group of 3-4 people.
Anokhi Café is a local favourite located in C-Scheme, Jaipur. There is something really special about the simplicity of this freah and modern café that serves non-Indian but healthy food. You can get freshly baked breads, salads, yummy sandwiches and lip-smacking cheese cakes, prepared using organic ingredients grown locally at their farm. Their Coffee Cake with coffee cream filling and ‘Khao Suey’ are the most popular. You can also enjoy freshly squeezed juices here. Cost for two is Rs.500 on average.
You will find the best Faluda Kulfi that you’ll ever taste in your lifetime, at Shop No. 28, Link Raod, Bapu Bazaar, where the four roads meet. It costs under Rs.120 for two.
Dal Kachoris are a delicious, spicy snack, very much popular in India. It is filled with spicy moong dal mixture and then deep fried. Pick them up from a street shop, just opposite to Surana Jewellers, nearby Haldiyon ka Rasta within the walled city. Their dal kachoris are very famous in the city and have a unique taste of their own, which you aren’t likely to get if you eat kachoris from anywhere else. It costs under Rs.80 for two.
Lassiwala is located at 315, MI Road in Jaipur. They serve you the best Lassi in Jaipur. It costs Rs.150 for two people on average.
Located just opposite to Lassiwala at 85, MI Road, Jaipur, the Jal Mahal Ice Cream Parlour is known for serving the best tasting ice-cream varieties in Jaipur. The price range for two people is Rs.230 on average.
1135 AD is an opulent restaurant built inside the Amber Fort. Best known for its classy royal ambience and old-world charm, this lovely restaurant should be among your top list of things to explore in Jaipur. It is quite over-priced but still worth the royal experience of luxury dining. The food is great too. Many find it perfect for a date. Cost for two is approx. Rs.2500.
The entire street opposite to Birla Mandir has vendors selling Pav Bhaji at stalls. Right there, the Purana Pandit Pav Bhaji serves the most yummy, mouth-watering pav bhaji at extremely low prices. Cost for two is under Rs.100.
Gulab ji Chaiwala located opposite Ganpati Plaza on MI Road, offers the best Masala Tea in Jaipur. Tea lovers must try the tea here. You’ll always find this place crowded. You can get masala tea and samosa bun muska for Rs.15 each..
Saras Parlour is located near Mahaveer Hospital, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur. It is known for its pocket-friendly paneer pakoras, which are served hot and spicy with green chutney. The pakoras are soft and thick and they taste good. Another specialty of this place is the Doodh Jalebis, which are a perfect pair of creamy milk and crunchy jalebis. The softy ice creams are a bonus! Cost for two is Rs.210 on average.