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Street food every food lover must try in Shimla

26 Nov 2022 04:03 PM
Street food every food lover must try in Shimla


The queen of hills Shimla has a lot to offer you apart from its picturesque hills, mountain air, and tall pine trees. This winter capital of Himachal Pradesh offers you some amazing flavorsome food to treat your taste buds. Starting from some high end cafe to the tinny huts and road side stalls, all of them serves a great variety of food to the tourists. Some of these restaurants have a long back history, like Indian coffee house which is situated on the mall road. Most of the cafes are situated on the mall road as it is one of the famous tourist attraction of Shimla.  The road side stalls of street food in Shimla are equally good.

They beat the exotic dishes from high end restaurants and give you a gift of taste and satisfaction. So let’s get started with telling you some best roadside stalls who can offer you some delicious treat to your tongue.  

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1. Sita Ram and Son


So all the Punjabis visiting the place, you have a place to eat your favorite dish chana bhatura. This famous stall is located at Lakkar Bazaar of Shimla and is a hotspot for both local people and tourists. This stall is making wonders since 6 decades. So don’t miss out on this authentic taste of chana bhatura whenever you visit Shimla. This is one of best rated food joint of Shimla. Many famous personalities have visited and tasted the delicious chana bhatura of this place.

2. The Bhihari Lal Sharma Stall


Bhihari Lal Sharma Stall is situated at Takka Bench, above The Ridge. This stall was the first fruit chat seller in the city which started its operations in 1948. The stall stands tall at the beginning of the chat street of Shimla, Takka bench, above the famous Gandhi Statue on the Ridge. This place is the famous stop for the tourist who visit to the Jakhu Temple. You can get these famous food chat only at a minimal amount of Rs.30, this authentic chat comes fixed with tangy chutneys.

3. The Gol Gappa stall


Gol gappa also known as Pani Puri is one of favorite snack of all the females of our country. So you can never miss out on this favorite gol gappa stall situated at Navbhar Chawk which is near the famous for St. Bede’s College. So all the gol gappa lovers out in Shimla, do visit this stall for gol gappa chat, tikka wala kulcahas and hot dogs prepared with special Indian chutneys and lots of hari mirchi. The stall has been here for a long period making the St. Bede’s girls crazy for its authentic gol gappa taste. These mouthwatering chat you will get here is just for Rs. 15, and golgapas for a mere Rs.10.

4. Embassy ice Creams


Be it the cold chilled weather of Shimla you don’t have to miss out this delicious ice cream from Embassy ice Creams. There is a wide range of softies, flavored ice creams in cups, squashes, and shakes. Also, their fruit sundae are the cherry on the cake and for all this, you have just spend a nominal amount.
These are some of the hot places to indulge in awesome street food in Shimla and make your trip to the heavenly town more incredible.

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Eshwar Sundaresan
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Eshwar Sundaresan travels without an agenda and writes without inhibitions. While he mostly ghostwrites, he has authored books such as Behind the silicon mask, God save the toddy... and Bangalored: the expat story, a book where everybody except the author is a traveller.

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