Road trips are always magical, especially with your dear ones. Lengthy conversations and soulful music bring back beautiful memories. Further, the excitement gets doubled when we find a roadside dhaba on the highway serving amazing food.
Over the years, the highway dhabas have become an indispensable experience for every road trip. Served in traditional thalis with the authentic desi cuisine and round onions rings, green chillis on a side plate, the experience that no high rated restaurant or hotel can match.
Here, ereHereHewe are listing some of the famous dhabas across highways in India that should be a must-stop on your next road trip.
Mr Sanjay Dhaba
Location: Srinagar-Leh Highway, NH 1D
Best known for: Aloo paratha, aloo sabzi, black tea
Cost for two: INR 300*
On the Srinagar-Leh Highway, Sanjay Dhaba is a paradise for travelers. Although, the dhaba lacks in interior décor, but the amazing food and the views of misty hills around will make you feel to visit the place again and again. Many foreign travelers are also found here relaxing and having black tea. Its best meal includes aaloo parantha and gobhi ki sabzi along with a cup of refreshing tea.
Location: Jaipur-Sikar Road No. 12, Vishwakarma Industrial Area
Best known for: Missi roti, mawa naan or mawa roti, paneer masala, malai matar
Cost for two: INR 500*
While heading to Sikar from Jaipur, the Sharma dhaba has become a popular stopover for travelers looking to relish authentic Rajasthani cuisine. It is not just the lip-smacking food but the warm hospitality of the dhaba attracts a lot of crowd. The must-try food item of Sharma Dhaba is Mawa Naan or the Mawa Roti made with fresh cow milk that nobody can resist.
Giani Da Dhaba
Location: Kalka-Shimla Road, NH 22 Himachal Pradesh
Best known for: Tandoori roti, tandoori parantha, and tea
Cost for two: INR 500*
Located on Shimla-Kalka road, NH 22, Giani Da Dhaba is one of the best stopovers for foodie travelers. It is a well-maintained eatery with great food and nice ambiance and often considered as a Dhaba-cum-restaurant. People drive down all the way just to enjoy its hot Parantha and a glass of chilled Lassi and if you are a meat lover then try its famous Butter Chicken.
Location: Delhi-Dehradun Highway, Khatauli Bypass, NH-58
Best known for: Parathas, paneer ki sabzi, dosa, idli, paneer pakodas
Cost for two: INR 600*
Cheetal Grand is more of a restaurant, however, located on the national highway and catering homely food, people love the place and consider it a dhaba. The best thing about this place is, you can opt to dine inside or in the open area. Its best food items include dal, gobi, paneer and a variety of parathas.
This is all as of now…we will be back with some more options…
Best Pure Veg restaurants in Delhi…
Nowadays vegetarianism is linked with several health benefits. In a country like India, where people rejoice the enthusiasm of several festivals throughout the year, most of people prefer vegetarian food on the auspicious days even though they don’t observe the rituals.
Here are some best vegetarian restaurants you can explore in Diwaalon ki Dilli….
Veg Gulati, a pure veg branch of an old legacy Gulati’s is located at Pandara Road Market, New Delhi.
Although, Gulati is well known for its Butter Chicken and Naan, the Veg Gulati serves all from veggies to paneer to mushroom and corn. Its Shahi Veg Platter is an ultimate mix of all the mouthwatering veg kebabs. Apart from regular veg cuisine, the restaurant also serves the seasonal Kathal (Jackfruit) Masaledaar, which is a real yum of all the dishes. In deserts they have delicious verities of Shrikhand; Mango and fruit.
Cuisine: North Indian Food, Punjabi Food, Tandoori
Cost for Two: INR 1200
While looking for veg food options, it often happens that South Indian food hits the list at first and the veg food hunting ends up with small cozy Udupi restaurants by roadside. Now, here is one of the best south Indian food option ‘Carnatic Café’ located at M Block of GK II.
The pocket friendly café not only serves the regular preferences such as Mysore Masala Dosa and Onion Rava Dosa, it also serves a wide verity of other South Indian Cuisines. Its special treats are Mallesharam 18th Cross, a fluffy yet crispy dosa variety smeared with chutney podi and butter, is named after the well-known street in Bangalore. Another special item is called Bombat, a thick dosa layered with spicy cinnamon garlic chutney and white butter. Apart from these, Carnatic Café also serves tasty and healthy Raagi dosas, made up of only Raagi or Finger millet, which is a rich source of calcium.
Cuisine: South Indian Delicacies
Meal for two: INR 550
Located at Cyber Hub, Gurugram, Burma Burma is another interesting Pan-Asian and Burmese food restaurant in vegetarian category. Although the place is always over crowded, its interior décor and the ambience are remarkable and appealing to its customers.
Coming to food, one of its must-try-delicacy is Samuza Hincho i.e. samosa soup; samosa served in a tangy soup along with spring vegetables and spicy cheakpeas. Another unusual delicacy is Thoke Sampler, a platter with three different Burmese salads namely raw mango, tea leaves and sunflower leaves. Its Mopi Salai, which is nothing but pan fried dumplings are crunchy and real delicious treats to the taste buds. The restaurant also serves a wide range of cool and refreshing beverages; one of them is The Burmese blossom pitcher, which is a watermelon cooler with cherry, cranberry juice and some rose.
Cuisine: Asian & Burmese
Meal for two: INR 1500
Located in heart of the Delhi at Connaught Place, Saravana Bhavan is one of the oldest and most popular Vegetarian South Indian Restaurants in Delhi.
In peak hours, it is very hard to find a table and you need to wait in a really long que. Few of its authentic delicacies include Chettinad Masala Dosa, Ghee Paper Roast Masala, Coconut Rava Masala Dosa, Onion Uttapam and the famous South Indian filter coffee.
Cuisine: South Indian
Meal for two: INR 500
With nice interior and comfortable sitting, Suruchi restaurant offers unlimited Thali options. The restaurant is located in Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
It’s most popular delicacies are the Rajasthani Thali, which include Bajre ki Roti and Dal-Bati-Churma along with other veggies and Gujrati Thali which is served with Kadhi, Puran Poli and Khichdi as well.
Cuisine: Gujarati, Rajasthani, North Indian, Fast Food
Meal for two: INR 1,200
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