First we will eat then anything else will be done!!!
This is true in the case of Punjabi as they always say in their own language, “ Pehle pate pooja fir kaam dooja. It’s a very iconic phrase but it’s true for a Punjabi food lover who is a true gourmet. Amritsar attracts thousands of travelers from all over the world by the essence of its food and culture.
You can take a foodie out of Amritsar but not Amritsar out of a foodie. Beyond its cultural or local attractions, the vibrant food streets are more addictive. Today I came up with the places you must visit for the best street food in Amritsar.
Top 15 Places for Foodies in Amritsar.
1. Beera Chicken House
Highly recommended by the people of Amritsar, as the name suggests for chicken. It is a famed restaurant with fresh and flavorsome dishes they serve. They also serve the best Seekh kabab and fish.
Apart from this, the keema naan they serve is price and praiseworthy.
Timing:- 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:- Sehaj Avenue, Majitha Road.
Average cost for two:- Rs.500/-
2. Makhan fish corner
Makhan has become a local favorite place because of its famous tandoori chicken and chicken malai tikka. The place is famous as the home of the tastiest fish.
Their menu is filled with a variety of fish dishes like fish fry. Besides this, the menu also has a range of biryani Chinese and omelets.
Timings:- 11:00 am to 11:30 pm
Location:- Near Madan Hospital, Majitha Road.
Average costing for two:- Rs 700/-
3. Kesar Da Dhaba (Really Overhyped)
Kesar Da Dhaba is the first place that comes to our mind when we talk about the best places in Amritsar to eat. It has become a famous attraction for tourists.
It’s the best place for foodies who want desi Punjabi food having Dal Makhni with butter naan or Parantha.
My personal experience was not that good. Dal got too much oil, naan was too hard to eat. But you can still try
Timings:- 12:30 pm to 10:45 pm
Location:- Chowk Passian, gali rajpura, near Telephone Exchange, Amritsar
Meal for two:- Rs 650/-
4. Crystal restaurant
Crustal Restaurant is considered to be one of the best for nonvegetarians though it serves veg also. The place where it is located is named after it Crystal chowk.
One should try chicken in nonveg and Chinese dishes like Manchurian in veg. The sizzlers trend which is lost somewhere is still the main attraction for this restaurant.
Timings:- 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
Location:- Crystal Chowk, Queens Rd, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Nagar, Near, Company Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab 143001 Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs 1200/-
5. Pehalwan ka Kulcha
The Amritsar trip can’t be completed with the famous kulcha which is a wheat flour stuffed crispy naan. Amritsar is basically famous for this kulcha cuisine. If you are looking for the best kulcha then it’s the place for you. It’s the yummiest kulcha I ever had and it’s an unbelievably mouth-watering breakfast for a person. It’s the thing the day of Punjabi should start with puri chana or kulcha.
Timings:- 8 am to 2 pm
Location:- Lakshmanser Rd, inside Chatiwind Gate Roundabout, near Isckon Temple, Nimak Mandi, Amritsar Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 200/-
6. Amritsar Haveli
The place is worth going to and is one of the best places in Amritsar to get street food. It is a tourist place showing the cultures of Punjab. It is actually designed like a village to show the living style of people. You can click photos selecting a perfect statue of Sardar ji or a Mutiyaar there.
The best thing I experienced is that when you enter the dining hall for a meal you are greeted by two men standing at the gate saying you Sat Shri Akal G.
Timings:- 6:30 am to 11:30 pm
Location:- Highway, GT road, Amritsar
Meal for two:- Rs. 450/-
7. Kanha sweets
Kanha sweets are one of the beloved places to eat by locals as well as the tourists. The day should begin with a heavy breakfast from it including Puri chana.
There’s no better way to begin your foodie journey in Amritsar than having breakfast like a local.
Timings:- 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Location:- Opp. BBK DAV College, Dayanand Nagar, Amritsar, Punjab Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 400/-
8. Sakhiz Wat’s Kukin
The place is a multi-cuisine family restaurant. It is highly recommended by the locals to have a variety of range of dishes having an Amritsari touch. It offers Italian, Chinese, Afghani, and Mediterranean dishes as well.
IF you are keen to enjoy the flavorsome chilli potato, Butter chicken then it’s for you
Timings:- 11 am to 11:30 pm
Location:- SCF 10, Market, C Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs 600/-
9. Bhrawan Da Dhaba
If you want to enjoy the particular Punjabi flavor then this place is for you. Locals highly recommend trying the Amritsari kulcha which is a bestseller dish there. You can also order a thali which is full of Punjabi dishes. Having old-fashioned furniture is the best family restaurant.
Timings:- 7 am to 12 am
Location:- near Town Hall, Town Hall, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 500/-
10. The Rehri market
As the name suggests, it’s not a particular restaurant but a full market filled with lots of rehri’s having delicious dishes ranging from snacks like kathi roll, and champ to proper dinner stuff like pav bhaji and sambhar dosa. The place is worthful where you can find all the dishes at a minimal rate. The only drawback is there’s no sitting.
Timings:- 4 pm to 11 pm
Location:- H-1169, Ajit Nagar, Mohan Nagar, Amritsar, Punjab Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 300/-
11. Bade Bhai ka Brothers Dhaba
The place is famous actually for its tourist attraction as it is located near The Golden Temple. They serve delicious finger-licking food. One must try this place if it comes your way. The service of this restaurant is considered as the best one. One must try its Kadai paneer and palak paneer with a parantha full of butter. This will give you a proper Punjabi taste.
Timings:- 10 am to 10 pm
Location:- Adjacent to Bhravan da dhaba, town hall, Amritsar Get Directions
Meal for two:– Rs. 700/-
12. Ahuja lassi
After eating a heavy breakfast to actually digest it there’s a need for a drink that is a Punjabi style drink named Lassi. In Amritsar Ahuja Lassi is a bestseller and famous for its lassi. It also serves dishes like firni and sweets.
Timings:- 7 am to 10 pm
Location:- B.K Datt Gate, tahb khatikan, Amritsar Get Directions
Cost for two:- Rs. 200/-
13. Astoria Food Pavilian
When you enter a place like this you are greeted with a marvelous furniture and interior works. They serve Italian and Indian cuisine. The place is best to visit friends.
They make a variety of dishes ranging from starters, main courses, dishes, and desserts. The menu includes dishes from North Indian to South Indian cuisine. One must try its wide variety of sizzlers.
Timings:- 12 noon to 11 pm
Location:- District Shopping Center, B – Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 1000/-
14. Pal Da Dhaba
The place is just like a hole in the wall. The place is highly recommended to me by the locals and is best for meat dishes. Though it serves vegetarian food also. One must try its keema naan and brain curry. You will fall in love with that.
Timings:- 1 pm to 11:30 pm
Location:- katra moti ram, Hathi gate, Amritsar Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 500/-
15. Mama Meat shop
The name actually seems funny but the food in this shop is fabulous. This place is best for nonvegetarians. They serve a variety of meat dishes ranging from keema naan, brain curry, and champ.
There is a sitting also attached to the shop. Having a proper family sitting. One must focus on eating Meat tikke, Brain curry.
Timings:- 12 pm to 9 pm
Location:- Shastri Nagar, White Avenue, Amritsar. Get Directions
Meal for two:- Rs. 600/-
FAQs about Best Street Food in Amritsar
What is the famous food of Amritsar?
Langar ka Prasad (This one is literally my favourite & i visit from Delhi to Amritsar just to have this.)
Best time to visit in Amritsar?
November to March as the weather is comparatively pleasant