My Favourite Agra Veggie Joints

Having been born and brought up in Agra and having spent most of one’s life in Northern parts of India spoils your taste buds for good. However the best part about Agra is the variety of cuisines I grew up with – Mughlai, Awadhi, Punjabi, North Indian, Continental/English/Italian (so many 5 star Hotels) and even South Indian due to the influx of so many tourists courtesy The Taj Mahal. So once you have lived here you’re ready to go anywhere in India and do well in terms of food as you’re exposed to so many different cuisines. It does offer it’s own challenges though as the rich taste we get here is difficult to be replicated exactly anywhere else.

Through this blog I am gonna relive all those lovely memories of the rich and varied food which made me a foodie during my growing years 🙂 

This post specifically is about my favourite veggie places in Agra.

Vegetarian Places for Lunch / Dinner

  • Dasaprakash, Meher Talkies, Baluganj – This is the place to be if you like your Dosas, Idlis and all of the South Indian Cuisine. The prices are fairly expensive but the dining experience, taste and service makes up for it. Goldrush Ice-cream is something I never miss when I am here.
  • Manoj Restaurant, Johri bazaar Road, Old City Area – Offers some delicious Dosa and mouth watering Pav Bhaji without the use of onion and garlic ! The pricing is extremely moderate, always packed but you get a seat in 5-10 minutes usually. Ambience and hygiene are not the greatest.
  • Udupi Brindavan, Civil Lines – More or less in the same category as Dasaprakash, does the job for people living in that side of the Town, if you can’t make it Dasaprakash at-least pay this one a visit. One dimension where it scores is apart from South Indian it offers decent Chinese and some Italian options as well.
  • Om Bhojanalay, Sadar Bazaar – One of my favorite places, extremely crowded after 8 pm offers some yummilicious Paranthas, Butter Paneer Masaala, Kadhai Paneer and the limited Veg thali are some of the delicious items.
  • Thaaliwaala, near ITC Mughal – The food definitely is a bit spicy which is a good thing and one can share their Thalis, taste is typically Punjabi and North Indian and overall a good enough place for vegetarian food.
  • Filmy Zaika, Jamuna Kinara – On a slight expensive side of things but the taste and relaxed ambience more than makes up for it. They serve one of the best Paneer Tikkas in Town, if you’re here just don’t miss it !

These were some of the Vegetarian delights I visit every now and then, hope you already have been here, if not I would advise you to start right now 🙂