Aligarh is a place which is known best for food and its authentic taste. It may not be one of those places for you if you are a discerning traveller but, definitely is if you happen to be a food lover. There is this old saying that “when it comes to food, the search at Aligarh never stops”.
Without a trace of doubt, the shrine star of Aligarh’s topography is the University, Aligarh Muslim University and because of this, it has a huge population of students from all over the world, residing at campus’ hostel and it’s they because of whom we find cuisines of all rates in Aligarh.
If you stay in Aligarh and wish anytime to go and explore easy on pockets food places, we’ve got you not one but five of the best.
- EAT’n JOY
If you crave for some delicious North Eastern and Tibetan cuisines, especially momos, then this place is best for you. A restaurant situated at the Center Point road which is a hub for food lovers. The rates will be light on your pocket and quality is never compromised. Though it is not a very fancy place to eat, it’s suitable for hanging out with family and friends. Afghani momos and garlic noodles are best enjoyed with gossips and cold coffee here.
Nothing’s better than having a combo of lassi and chicken roll, at quite an affordable range. With around more than three branches in Aligarh, this place has always delivered a true Afghani flavour at its menu. A more of a snack corner than a proper restaurant, this place has always valued the rates at which food is sold. If you are not a calorie-conscious like me, then definitely go for an extra mayonnaise in your Chicken Shawarma and trust me if people ever disappoint you in life, a plate of Kolkata Biryani here will never.
- MILK BAR
One of the oldest restaurants which first brought the concept of confectionery to Aligarh. From a snacks shop to a cafe-like restaurant, this place guarantees a true taste of all possible snacks which are available in India. You name them and this place will have you served fresh in front of you. They also have a fancy restaurant by the name Milk Bar Studio. Their rates are decided to keep students in mind and after reading this, you would not want to miss its hot chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream.
- AL BAIK EXPRESS
Having no relation with the Middle Eastern franchise Al-Baik, yet serving you the taste no less than any good and costly restaurant would. Al Baik Express at Aligarh has done complete justice to the chicken lovers and the ones who miss the taste of KFC at Aligarh. Crispy Chicken Zinger burgers are best served with chilli garlic sweet sauce and varieties of dips here. The best thing about this place is that they serve you everything fresh and are easy on pockets.
- HUNGER HILLS
Dining in a fancy restaurant without spending much seems impossible, but can be true if you are here. Location is close to the AMU campus and ambience is soothing to the eyes. The quality of food served here is never met halfway. You can always try their Mughlai Chicken with hot Butter Naan.