Top 10 Famous Street Food joints in Agra
Agra, is a city which serves absolute delicacies in top notch hotels, inspected by connoisseur as well the rustic street style dishes, inspected by locals. Keeping in mind the need to support small businesses in this article we seek to discover some places serving tasty street food, made with local ingredients, utmost hygiene and lots of love.
Well, Agra is not at all only about its splendid architecture, but also about its culture, tradition, clothes, and the most important, food of Agra. Apart from discussing the mainstream eateries, let’s hit the lanes where we find the famous street food joints in Agra.
The local delicacies prepared and served on the stalls in those clogged lanes taste the best. Therefore, everyone who has a taste for such road-side delicacies must check out the variety of street foods in Agra.
Best Street Food Joints in Agra
Agra is known for its lip smacking Mughlai dishes, to basic kachoris, tangy charts, tikkis, momos, Italian platters, scrumptious pethas and what not. Therefore, as a part of these series of articles that Treasure Trip India seeks to bring to your notice, we have this list of top ten street food joints in Agra:-
Agra Chaat Bhandar
This is a very old shop located in Sadar Bazaar’s, Saudaagar Lane. Which offers amazing golgappe ( crunchy fried balls filled with tangy water and stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas and sauces ), papdi chaat (crispy chips served with youghart, sweet chilli sauce and pomegranate ), tikkis ( potato patty served with lot of sauces and curd ), cheelas ( savory pancakes stuffed with cottage cheese, coriander and ginger juliennes served with local sauces or chutneys ), Kulfi’s and bhel.
- Location – Sadar Bazaar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Average Price – Rs. 250 (for two)
Mama Chicken a.k.a Mama Frankie
This is that one place where locals head after dark, this place is always shimmering with lights, beaming with joy, and bubbling with foodies.
This is one destination for all your cravings be it Shawarma Wraps, Mutton Kababs, Classic Chicken Frankie’s and of course the Butter Chicken.
- Location- Sadar Bazaar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Average Price – Rs. 400 (for two)
Petha is the symbolic sweet of Agra, it is the personal favorite of every local since childhood. Petha is a juicy and crunchy sweet made out of ash gourd.
Although it is available in multiple flavors such as – Angoori, Chocolate, Coconut, Paan etc. the most authentic is the super humble plain petha served with dalmoth. Other popular shops selling delicious pethas in Agra are Bhimsain Baidyanath and Pracheen Petha.
If you are looking for more options other than pethas then head to Bikanervala, Bhagat Halwai, Deviram, and Gopaldas. Brijwasi is another popular sweet selling shop in Agra.
- Location – Sadar Bazaar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001/ Hari Parvat, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001.
- Average Price – Rs. 200 ( for one order )
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Ram Babu Parathe Vaala
This is a 90 year old shop, serving hot piping stuffed parathas with curd, pickles and meshed vegetables. The shop is an example of how a humble place, with minimalistic décor and simple cuisine can make it to the headlines by catering for the Ambani’s and Bachchan’s.
Although the taste of Ram Babu’s Parathas have always left locals licking their fingers but they became popular when Jiggs Kalra, the ‘czar of Indian cuisine’ discovered them in 1990’s!.
The shop has a second branch as well which is runned by Ram Babu’s brother Shri Harishankar Khandelwal at National Highway No.1, next to Sikandra
- Location – Gopal Bazar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Average Price- Rs. 400 ( for two )
So, next time you visit Agra and are bored with those conventional hotel breakfasts, just head to this place for enjoying hot, fluffy kachoris, aloo sabzi and crispy jalebis- and your day is made!.
If you have time then gulp the tasty earthen glass full of lassi or badaam milk as well.
- Location- Pratap Pura, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Average Price – Rs. 200 (for two)
So for all the Momo lovers out there, this is one prime spot, where you will get steaming hot momos, with a thin layer of all-purpose flour oozing with vegetables, cottage cheese and chicken, served with mayonnaise, classic red chili sauce and mustard powder.
It’s the best comfort food in winters.
- Location- Shazadi Mandi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Average Price – Rs. 150 (for two)
This lesser known place in Sadar, serves the best Chinese and South Indian food, ranging from desi style noodles, chili paneer, manchurian, dosa, vada etc. Moreover, the place is super affordable and vibrant.
- Location- Sadar Bazar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh,282001
- Average Price – Rs. 250 (for two)
Badi Didi Vada Pao
This place serves the absolute version of the Maharashtrian Vada with a zest of North Indian touch comprising of a thick potato ball inside a perfectly toasted bun, covered in butter, served with garlic and chilli powder, green chutney and fried green chilli on the side.
It’s cheese version is also worth a try. Along with this kheer and a replica of Delhi’s popular ‘Ram Ladoos’ are also available here.
- Location - Shopping Arcade, Sadar Bazar, Agra Cantt, Idgah Colony, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
- Average Price- Rs.200 (for two)
Bhajan Laal Chole Bhature
Chole Bhature is undeniably the super favorite of almost every next north Indian, and Bhajan Laal Chole Bhature, is a 22 year old stall serving mouth watering Chole with a perfect blend of ingredients and Bhature which are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside.
It is served with pickeled lemon, mango and carrots, a small bowl of mint raita and ring onions smeared with vinegar.
- Location- SN Yadav Rd, Raja ki Mandi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002
- Average Price- Rs.100 (for two)
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Sai Juice Point
For all the diet conscious ones out there, this place offers you amazing fruit and vegetable juices along with thick shakes.
However, the hallmark of Sai Juice Point is their Fruit Punch, loaded with fresh fruits, berries, syrups and topped with ice-cream, chia seeds and nuts. It’s one sole destination for soothing your parched throat when the mercury soars.
- Location- Wazirpura Road Infront Of Baroda Bank, near Anand Vrihdavan, Sanjay Place, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002
- Average Price- Rs. 200 (for two ).
Having read this, I am sure to have sent down a wave of chill teasing your taste buds. So next time you visit Agra, don’t forget to transcend the architectural wonders and reconnoiter the city beyond the Taj.