The magnificent city of Udaipur, home to ancient culture and architecture is also well known for its delicious Rajasthani cuisine; however, of late, the streets have been buzzing more and more with equally delicious treats all over and around every street corner. Catering to the masses that prefer to eat on the go or snack outdoors, the scores of kiosks serving everything from local staples and chaat to Chinese and even the Mumbai inspired Vada Pav, take a look at our list of 15 best street food places in Udaipur.
Best Street Food Places in Udaipur
1. Dal Poodi/Daal Baati at Manoj Prakash
The Dal Poodi, also known as the Daal Baati, is an authentic Rajasthani snack/meal that you can find on many street corners all over Udaipur. If ever visiting the city be sure to stop at Manoj Prakash Daal Poodi stall to sample this traditional treat; easily one of the most famous places serving this spicy daal and hot poodi, you will spot his kiosk along the Lake Palace Road so be sure to make a pit stop.
- Location: Near Gulab Bagh, Lake Palace Road
2. Pav Bhaji at Pandit
Pav Bhaji is one of those buttery delights no one can resist and has become common place all over the state and no more so than Udaipur. Perhaps the most famous of all pav bhaji kiosks in Udaipur would have to be the Pandit Pav Bhaji stall near Town Hall. Serving great desi sandwiches, chow mein, fried rice and more, be sure the pav bhaji is what you have to come here for.
- Location: Town Hall Main Gate
3. Vada Pav and Dabeli at Shankar
Vada Pav and Dabeli, the two most famous snacks you can find in Mumbai is also near you in Udaipur. These Bombay delights can be found at Shankar Vada Pav and Dabeli stall right here and will transport you out of the city and to Mumbai with every bite. Economical and excellent, they also offer various other fast foods and some good chai too.
- Location: Opp. Soni Hospital, Panchwati
4. Falooda at Sindhi Falooda
Ice-cream and syrup along with vermicelli and sabja seeds…falooda is India’s favorite milkshake. If you are in the mood for some head to Sindhi Falooda where this dessert is not only good but rather awesome and has Udaipur locals queuing up to be served. Available only during the evenings and selling out well before 9 pm, we suggest you make a plan to be here early and sample a few of their combinations as well as some homemade ice-cream.
- Location: Ashok Nagar Main Road, Udaipur
5. Bun Maska at Chaifeteria
Made for each other, bun maska, or buttered bread, with tea can be seen on perhaps any menu serving breakfast and if you are after some great options we have just the place for you; with over 15 varieties of Chai under this one tiny roof, you know that the guys behind the counter of Chaifeteria mean business. Not only great bun maska but a variety of snacks and teas makes this place stand out.
- Location: Hitawala Complex, Ashok Nagar
6. Chai at Kamlesh Tea Stall
Nation over, the beverage of choice has always been a good cup of chai and Udaipur is no less. Sold at every street corner all over the city, this favorite pastime of Indians has been a long tradition. For over 25 years, Kamlesh Tea Stall has been serving up hot Chai and bread pakoras from the same spot and as such has become a landmark for cuppa. Cheap and quick, the stall is a favorite with locals and is a must try for anyone visiting the area.
- Location: Fateh Sagar Road
7. Chow Mein at Pokahara
One thing everyone can seems to agree on when it comes to eating out has got to be Chinese and if you’re looking for something light and quick then we have the perfect idea for you. Open every evening post 6pm, the Pokahara Chinese stall swings into action serving up some great Chinese food till late at night. The delicious chow mein is what most patrons are here for but be sure to sample some of the other great dishes too.
- Location: Delhi Gate Scheme
8. Momos at Meals on Wheels
Already a global hit, the food truck, is gaining popularity all over India too. One of the very first in the city of Udaipur, and aptly named Meals on Wheels, have been serving up some great Momos and other Chinese cuisine for a few years now. Head here if you have a craving for the typically Indian variety of Chinese that we are all familiar with and love but be sure that the food and service here is well above average and inexpensive.
- Location: Residency Road, Sardarpura
9. Kachoris at Shastri Circle
A cup of sweet tea accompanied by a hot kachori is a superb stop and go breakfast or late afternoon pick me up. Located at a busy corner near Shastri Circle, close to the Post Office, Jain Nashta Centre has been serving locals living and working around the area this tasty treat for ages. With a continuous supply of freshly made snacks and delicious chutneys to go with them, be sure to make a pit stop here.
- Location: Shastri Circle
10. Milkshakes at Hot n Cool
A yummy cool milkshake is always welcome on a hot summer evening and if you’re in Udaipur then you’re in luck; head to Hot n Cool, as the name suggests, this place is offering hot snacks as well as ice-creams, milkshakes and other cold desserts. The place has a more civilized street kiosk experience as the shop is located within a complex and thus has less of the problems associated with road side joints.
Location: Gokul Tower F, GV Road
11. Samosas near Jagdish Temple
The number one grab and go snack in the country, the samosa is king of the road side treat. Right in the heart of the city, outside the Jagdish Temple and named after it, this street snack stall too has made a name for itself over the years, serving fresh and hot samosas, aloo vada, kachori, pohe and chilled lassi. Barely visible because of the crowds around it, you should have no trouble finding the place if you follow your nose.
- Location: Jagdish Chowk
12. Spring Rolls at RK Fast Food
India’s own brand of Chinese food, especially the street cart variety, seems to be a winner no matter its lack of authenticity; sweet, spicy, sour, salty, crunchy, crispy, crunchy, it’s a delightful assault on the senses! R.K. Fast Food at Panchwati is one such street food cart that is serving exactly this type of desi-Chinese along with some Indianized pastas as well, all a must try especially the delicious spring rolls.
- Location: Panchwati, Bhopal Pura Main Road
13. Jalebis at Bhole Mishthan
If you are on the lookout for some of the best jalebis this side of the state, head out to Bhole Mishthan along the bustling streets of Delhi Gate in Udaipur. The sweet treat here is made using desi ghee and syrup flavored with kesar; crisp and hot they go down dangerously fast but are perfect for a quick sugar rush and a must have if you’re in the area.
- Location: Delhi Gate
14. Egg Bhurji at The Egg Stall
A staple among non vegetarians all over the nation, every community has its own version of scrambled eggs. The Egg Stall, outside the Chetak Cinema has been satisfying hungry cinema goers and many others for years now and dishes out quite a few delicious variations on the already much loved egg bhurji.
- Location: Chetak Circle
15. Pizza, Sweets & Burgers at Sukhadia Circle
If you can’t seem to decide what you want to eat then we have a perfect solution for you. Head out to Sukhadia Circle in the heart of the city. The locality best known for its multitude of street food vendors, you will be sure to find something interesting around every corner. From every type of chaat to pav bhaji, kachoris and vada pav, sweets, Chinese even pizza and burgers, you will not be able to leave unsatisfied.
- Location: Sukhadia Circle
With so much great variety and choice, the street food scene in Udaipur is as you would expect in any big city so be sure to check out these places for the best street food in Udaipur the next time you are on the prowl for a road side food fix. Got a question? Let us know in the comments.