Chef Vikas Khanna Reveals The 15 Best Food Spots In Amritsar

Amritsar is a city with a wealth of experiences to offer, from taking in the majesty of the Golden Temple or immersing themselves in the city’s past, but one standout for anyone who’d had the fortune to visit this magical city is the chance to try the many amazing food options. Amritsar is a haven for foodies and is especially well-known for its street food.

Nobody knows this as well as Chef Vikas Khanna. Amritsar-born and raised, he has had many years to explore the very best the city has to offer. Although he’s now internationally renowned and is based out of New York City, he’s still tied to his Amritsari roots and takes every possible opportunity to explore his old haunts. 

In a recent Instagram post he told his followers that from Chef Anthony Bourdain to Chef Gordon Ramsay, everyone asks him for his recommendations on where to eat in Amritsar. Of course the Golden Temple Langar and his home kitchen are very close to his heart but it seems like there are a few more places he frequents. So he’s made it easy for us and given us a curated cheat sheet on the top 15 places to eat in Amritsar so you can also enjoy the very best the city has to offer. 

Check out the full list below:

1. Kanha Puri. Lawrence Road

2. Lubhaya Ram Aam Papad, Outside DAV college is a aam papad chaat.

3. Sharma Gulab Jamun n Jalebi

4. Maqbool Road ke Amritsari Kulchas

5. Bheera Chicken

6. Makhan Fish

7. Durga Fruit Cream

8. Basant Avenue Boo wale Kulchas

9. Kesar ka dhaba

10. Goli Wali botal or bunta botal with lemon & masala (Codd-neck bottle)

11. Gian Peda Lassi

12. Mathura bun tikki

13. Brijwasi Papri Chaat

14. Kulfa on Queens Road

15. Motichoor Ladoo from Bansal