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Food in Kanpur

Food in KanpurLike any other Awadhi city located on the banks of the holy Ganges, Kanpur too has much to offer to the visitors in terms of local cuisine which make the city unique in true sense.

A perfect foodie can expect a real treat in Kanpur as the city has numerous specialties, be it the local paan or the famous Thaggu ke Laddu.

Khoya Laddu of Kanpur

Ladoos are a specialty of Kanpur. A popular Laddu shop in Kanpur, Thaggu ke Laddu has multiple branches in Kanpur. The eatery is known for its khoya and kaju ladoos besides doodh peda and badaam kulfi. The preparations are unique in the sense that pure khoya is used in every preparation at Thaggu ke Laddu.

Thaggu ke Laddu has multiple branches throughout Kanpur. You can taste their preparations at Bada Chauraha, Avon Market in Kakadeo, Canal Express Road, Govind Nagar and Swaroop Nagar.


Biryani is another specialty of Kanpur and you can try the same at Baba Biryani. A relatively new entrant to the list considering the fact that their first shop opened in 1990, Baba Biryani has caught fancy with the foodies in Kanpur as the eatery dishes out popular preparations as chicken biryani, chicken tikka rice, chicken lollipop rice, chicken leg rice and plain rice. Shahi Kheer at Baba Biryani too is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Eateries in Kanpur

If you are looking for authentic chicken biryani there is no place better than Rakesh Biryani. The road side eatery is so popular in Kanpur that Biryani sells out in four hours only. The place is open from 11 am to 3 pm every day except Tuesdays.

Rakesh biryani is situated at Parade Chauraha in Kanpur and you can hire auto rickshaw or take a local bus to the place from any part of the city. Baba Biryani too has spread throughout Kanpur owing to its popularity. You can try their preparations at eateries located at Beconganj, Z Square Mall and Swaroop Nagar.

Boondi Ladoos are a rare speciality of Kanpur and there is no better place to try the same than Banarsi ke Ladoo. The ladoos are so unique that the shop witnesses huge crowds throughout the year.

Banarsi ke Ladoo is located at Birhana Road in Kanpur and can be reached comfortably from any part of the city.

Local Chat in Kanpur

Chat is popular street food in India and Kanpur is no exception to the same. Though you can have chat at numerous locations throughout the city but Dubey ji chat wale is the best place to have a taste of the most authentic chat in Kanpur. The shop has been in operation since last 100 years and continues to satisfy the palate of the most ardent chat lover who heads to the eatery. The shop is particularly known for its churma mix and locals and tourists alike make it a point to get a taste of the same.

Dubey ji chat wale is located in Hatia Bazaar in Kanpur and you can head to the shop from any part of the city comfortably.

No treat is complete in Kanpur without having the traditional paan. You can have a taste of the same at numerous paan shops located on the Mall Road. Alternatively you can head to Birhana road to try some authentic paan in the city.

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