5 Popular Street Foods Of Kanpur
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One must eat local foods to understand the authentic fabric and texture of a place. This is particularly valid for Kanpur city. With its diverse street food and excellent variety, Kanpur's food walk is a must for any tourist. From Kanpur's Thuggu ke Laddu to Badnaam Kulfi, here are five famous Kanpur street foods that you must try.

Gadbad Chaat, Naveen Market

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Gadbad chaat is located at Naveen Market of Kanpur. This chaat is not made like traditional aloo chaat or papdi chaat; instead, fried potatoes, aloo tikki, papdi, sev, bhalla, spinach dumplings, everything is put in it. This chaat is also made by adding pomegranate chutney, green chutney and tamarind chutney. To garnish it in the last, aloo lachha, radish, lachha onion is put on top. We bet that you will not find this taste anywhere else.

Shankar Patashe Wala, Birhana Road

Every state has its popular chaat street; let's begin with the famous patashe of Kanpur. Golgappas are known as patashe in Kanpur. People come from far to eat these yummy patashes. Shankar Batase Wala is well-known in Kanpur, located on Birhana Road.

Badnaam Kulfi, Govind Nagar Road

If you are fond of kulfis, then you must try Badnaam Kulfi near Govind Nagar Road in Kanpur. The taste of Kulfi is whipped, and so it has a Rabri texture. It is mouth melting with the right amount of cardamom mixed with cashews, pistachios and sugar.

Thaggu Ke Laddu, Parade Road

Remember the movie Bunty Aur Babli from 2005? The film also brought this Thaggu ke Ladoo into the limelight. Thaggu ke Laddu is the right mixture of sooji and khoya. One is infused with pista, badam, kaju, and the other is plain.

Baba Biryani, Rawatpur Main Road

Baba Biryani of Kanpur is no less famous than Hyderabadi Biryani. At Baba’s, the chicken biryani is cooked in desi ghee with whole spices. The chicken pieces in the biryani are plump and are infused with the flavours of spices.