When the irresistible vibe of the South beckons the weary traveler and he wishes to experience the renowned ‘Deccani Tehzeeb’, Hyderabad is the perfect stopover. The glorious city of the Nizams exemplifies grandeur at its best and offers an amalgamation of rich cultures from the North and the South.
This Andhra Pradesh capital is the melting pot of cultures and its diversity is also evident in its cuisine that combines exotic flavours from far and wide.
The food here goes beyond this IT hub’s mighty famous ‘biryani’ and crosses borders too, thanks to the Turkish, Mughlai and Arabic influences.
Being a haven for food connoisseurs, Hyderabad has several eateries that deserve a mention in your list of must-visits when you are here.
Hold on to your seats (and also your bellies tight!) as we take you through a thrilling gastronomic ride of some famous joints that vouch for the food-loving nature of the Hyderabadis.
Savour the flavors of finger-licking biryani at the iconic Paradise Food Court that has 9 branches across the city.
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the delectable Qubani-ka-meetha that literally melts in the mouth the moment you take a bite.
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Shadab is a legendary outlet that serves typical Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisine.
Famed for serving lip-smacking Mutton/Chicken Biryani, their Paya and Shakampuri Kababs are also a must-have when you are here.
Address - Shadab Hotel, Near High Court Road, Opp Madina Circle, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500012
You will find yourself transported to 36 Chowringhee Lane the moment you step inside Nabanno.
Bengalis love their fish and you can explore a sea of authentic delicacies such as Daab Chingri, Ilish Maacher Paturi and Fish Kabiraji when you are here for a hearty meal.
Vegetarians can try the flavourful Aloo Piyaz Posto and they are bound to love it!
Address - Plot No. 1 and 2, 3rd Floor, Sardar Patel Nagar, Nizampet Cross Roads, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500036
At Olive Bistro, you can enjoy Mediterranean delicacies in a warm and tranquil environment. Located away from the city humdrum on the hills of Durgam Cheruvu, this eatery exudes a rustic charm with rough white walls and cobblestone alleyways.
The spread here is amazing from exquisite salads to crunchy pizzas and smooth pasta.
What indeed takes the ‘cake’ here is the spellbinding varieties of desserts! Don’t forget to try their Tiramisu, Nutella French Toast, and Chocolate Fondant.Address - Olive Bistro, Road No 46 Jubilee Hills , At Kona's Durgam Cheruvu , Hyderabad – 500033
Indulge your taste buds in mouth-watering shawarmas at the Chicken Shawarma Hub, which is perfectly an example of big things coming in small packages.
Located in Madhapur and surrounded by several outlets with a similar menu, this place serves amazing shawarmas in your choice of bread - Khubus (pita bread), Samoli (hot dog bread) or Roomali Roti.Try Chicken Sahan for that extra dose of protein to fuel your muscle building goals! Address - Chicken Shawarma Hub, Plot No. 25, Beside Karachi Bakery, Madhapur, Hyderabad
Accompanied by a selection of five homemade signature dips, the classic churro is an absolutely irresistible dessert for those who have their sugar cravings. From Hershey’s Cheesecake to Tiramisu, Banofee Pie to Mud Cake and Brownie Brulee Pie to Choco Berry Tart, you are bound to be left spoilt for choice!
Address - Churrolto, Maphar MK Eternal, Madhapur Main Road, Hyderabad 500018
With five locations in Hyderabad, this restaurant serves authentic Telugu cuisine and has been the recipient of many awards over the years.
No epicurean can get away without trying their elaborate Rajabhojanam Thalis! If you choose to go by the A La Carte menu, you can try one or more of Chepala Pulusu, Seema Kodi, Ragi Sangati, Bobbatlu and Jonna Rotte.Address 1 - H.No.8-3-945/A/6/1, 1st Floor, Above Tanisha Hotels, Ameerpet, Hyderabad, 500873 Address 2 - 3rd Floor, Via South Food Court, The Forum Sujana Mall, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, 500072
The majestic land of Hyderabad is rightly famous for its food for the Hyderabadis like to live life king size, thanks to centuries of their royal past. This compilation of the epicurean treasures of the land will delight any food lover and make him or her want to visit the city real soon. Come hither and add a rich, new chapter to your gastronomic journey!