Food Streets of Lahore

All of my posts on history of Lahore might be boring some people and for those who wish to visit Lahore someday, history might not be the only thing they are interested in. They might also want to try the famous Lahori food specialities for which there is none better place to visit than the famous food streets.

Today you cannot live in Lahore and not have visited the famous food street of Gwalmandi. This place is always thronged by both Lahoris and non-Lahoris alike. If one is looking for a Lahori food experience par excellence, one must visit the historic Chamberlain Road, which is now popularly known as Gwalmandi Food Street. Offering a variety of cuisine, the pedestrianized street is thronged by people of all ages. With facade lighting of old buildings and projecting balconies, the atmosphere is wonderfully conducive to the enjoyment of the best of Lahore fare that is found here. The famous Lahori fish, barbecue dishes, biryanis of all varieties, rotis, tandoori nans, kulchas, and many other well known delicacies can all be found here. Another famous food street is the Anarkali Food Street offering similar style of foods in a slightly different atmosphere.

I don’t have any photos of the food streets to post here. It is my impression that photography is not allowed at the food streets; however, if any of my fellow bloggers here have any photos of food streets, they may post them for the benefit of those who want to see this aspect of Lahori life.

2 Comments so far

  1. Original-Anon (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 3:42 am

    Raza, I am enjoying all your posts and the pictures. The history is not boring at all. Thanks for taking the time to post these. I would say you could put a book together based on these.
    (And yes,I know, I got off on totally the wrong foot with you – but I really do like your posts).


  2. Raza (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 6:42 am

    Thanks Original-Anon….my friend, there is never anything such as the wrong foot, its always a matter of how firmn or flexible the right foot was. We were both somewhat right in one way or another and I am glad that its all behind us now. Though I did enjoy the discussions we had. As for the book, I am not too sure about that as I am not much of an author. Most of the information is a compilation of bits of information gleaned from various books on Lahore.
    (And I am glad that my posts are tempting you to visit Lahore. I hope it will be an enjoyable experience when you do visit).



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