India is for the foodies, by the foodies and of the foodies. In India, every dish has its own story that connects the soul straight to food. You can treat every dish with a fantastic diversity of flavour. So, it's time to fill your plate with traditional authentic food in India's top five food festivals. 

1. National Street Food Festival

The national street food festival is a unique fest that brings street food from different states in one place. So to gorge on some mouth-watering chaats, momos, chole bhature, gol gappe, dosa, dessert, you must visit this iconic food festival. 

Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi 

When: December-January

2. Great Indian Food Festival

With 75 food stalls from 12 states, you can enjoy multiple food varieties from paranthas to momos, halwas to ice creams, galouti kebabs to butter chicken etc. This festival has enough food varieties and can send you straight into a blissful culinary coma. If you want to test your eating capability, you can participate in the pani puri and vada pav eating competition. Here you can also enjoy live music performances and Sufi nights.

Where: Delhi Haat, Pitampura, Delhi 

When: January 

3. Navi Mumbai Food Truck Festival

Food trucks provide a different experience for food junkies. With over 20 food trucks and more than 100 dishes, this food festival also has a dedicated section for kids to play games. It’s an ideal visit to this culinary food festival with friends and family. So don’t miss out on the best time to enjoy delicious food items. 

Where: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 

When: March 

4. Sattvik Food Festival

This three-day food festival is a vegetarians' paradise that aims to bring out traditional dishes across India. Organized by an NGO, SRISTI, the sattvik food festival has allotted over 75 stalls that innovate healthy and nutritious dishes, including oats tikki, dates biscuits, pineapple jalebi, aloe vera pickle, soya paneer, beetroot halwa and kheer.

Where: Ahmedabad 

When: December 

5. Goa Food and Cultural Festival

Apart from beautiful beachy vacations, the state also has its own Goa food festival. Here you can enjoy traditional Goan dishes, beverages, music, dance, and many more. Goa Tourism organizes the festival to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the vibrant state. Over 70 stalls serve delicious food that satiates your taste buds and makes your stomach and mood happy. 

Where: Panaji, Goa 

When: April