Street food in Haridwar - a city not famed for its food, hides away some fantastic street food in hole-in-the-wall places! Stepping into the Holy City, you are more likely to forego worldly vices, but let's not include gluttony in it for this time. The city is about visiting the Holy River, for peace and calm. And the serenity is quite unparalleled.
I experienced the madness of the city first time up close - the first few memories as a tween and teen are pretty hazy. But I never experienced the city the way I did during my stay at Pilibhit House, Haridwar. From experiencing some of the most famous delicacies of the region in-house to eating local Garhwali food.
Street food in Haridwar
The Holy City will offer you pure vegetarian food, some classic Indian street favourites, and mostly fried delicacies. Don't expect some fancy sit-downs, most of it is grab-and-go. A lot of places do have standing tables. And of course, everything is very inexpensive! If you are thinking you would find the much famed ' Chotiwala ' of Rishikesh. You aren't going to find it here. The restaurant is located right at Har ki Pawri, and attracts 100s, but I would seriously warn against it. The food is substandard, the prices are high and the staff is downright rude. We did try the puri chole combo there and we were beyond disappointed. Tasteless, watered down and puris so thick they could have been pancakes.
Here is my list of 5 must eats when trying street food in Haridwar -