Desi Nashta from Lahore?

Been on the lookout for desi nashta in Lahore, but none of my friends have been able to direct me to a nice place. I wonder if the readers can tell me where I can get real Lahori nashta on a Sunday morning. Please no Capri or Espresso. I want real Lahori breakfast :)

6 Comments so far

  1. dare2dv8 on March 1st, 2009 @ 10:43 am

    Try Poonch Road near Chauburji. It’s food that actually has flavor, and doesn’t feel like you’re eating something that’s gonna make you go to the bathroom in the next 10 min. I had a good experience last few times I went there to eat. They won’t have tables where you can eat the food—mostly it’s take-away. Other good place is Gowal Mandi. It’s a huge place with lots to offer–so might take you a while to find a shop that you like and want to buy from. But all in all it’s also a good place to find authentic Lahori nashta. Hope this helps.


  2. sabih on March 1st, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

    Go to Mazang for an Early morning Paratha-fest, tons of fat and cholestrol, the requisite of desi naashta


  3. Rafay (ralam) on March 1st, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    Aaah, my system isn’t what it used to be. But if I had to recommend:

    The halva puri at Royal Park. A Lahori institution. Now, sadly, a great place to watch the local charhsis get high in the alley along the way. That’s why Capri in Liberty has become so popular. But if you do decide to go for it, don’t leave unless and until you’ve washed away the food with a desi mukhan ki meethi lassi. Incidentally, the halva puri at Zakir Tikka in Cantonment is a hidden gem. Excellent parathas.

    The Hot Spot does a lazy brunch that’s very underrated. Try the hash brown potatoes with your scrambled eggs cooked in butter. Excellent wit the home-made bread.

    There was a time I considered nihari a breakfast food. But those days are long gone. The best nihari in town is in Anarkali and near the Walled City. Waris Nihari still leads the pack, though the original premises leave much to be desired. That said, the excitement of actually finding the place more than makes up for the dingy decor. For those who can’t find the place, drive straight down Anarkali, take a short left and let Haji sahib’s Nihari do a wonderful substitute job.


  4. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on March 1st, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    I’m feelin’ so damn hungry for all this! :P


  5. Aqeel (aqeel) on March 2nd, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

    You should try zubaan and paaye from Lakshmi chowk. It is a place behind Tabaq restaurant http://wikimapia.org/3740978/Tabaq-Restaurant.

    Sadly, I have forgotten the name. I plan to visit that place again for my blog. If you can wait until then, I will be in a better position to share some detailed info .. or you can always join me for the lil trip.


  6. Saad Sarfraz Sheikh (saadsarfrazsheikh) on March 4th, 2009 @ 2:16 am

    Try the restaurants in front of the Railway Station, they have awesome breakfast!



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