Lucknow Culinary Walk With Food Tastings

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 PM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Era Medical Centre, Victoria Street, VW54+PWM, Tulsidas Marg, Nakkhas, Yahiyaganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This guided food tour allows you to hop in and out of traditional roadside eateries giving you an opportunity to try a variety of different kinds of delicious local foods. This is a guided tour with your own set of cutlery and basic dining gadgets provided that allows you to experience the best of the best in traditional restaurants, where the recipes were not only invented but actually perfected, without having to worry about how to eat without a fork or to wipe your hands clean after you are done.

Highlights

Family friendly

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Fully narrated tour

Dinner included

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Lucknow can very well be termed as a city that has carved a niche by attracting gastronomes for the want of discovering and re-discovering Awadhi Cuisine. Up to now, Lucknowites spend the most of their earnings and time on their kitchens. Lucknow has a place that has a colony of chefs called 'Bawarchi Tola' and also has a full street where one can find the best food straight out of Lucknow's kitchens.

This evening tour allows you to hop-in and hop-out of traditional roadside eateries enabling you to try the best that the menus have to offer. This is a guided tour with your own set of cutlery and basic dining gadgets provided that allow you to experience the best of the best at each restaurant without having to worry about how to eat without a fork or to wipe your hands clean after you are done.

1st Stop : Mubeen's Pasanda (thin meat ribbon/slivers taken from the hind leg of a lamb or beef marinated with spices and yogurt for hours, set on a skewer and baked on open charcoal barbecue, served with Sheermal a special baked bread made with milk, ghee, saffron and sprinkled with orange color).

2nd Stop: Tundey's Kebab (finely minced meat mixed with more than 160 secret Indian spices, herbs and raw papaya and shallow fried on a special pan called "mahi tawa" over charcoal fire. This preparation is served with Luckhnawi Paratha a variety of bread made on an inverted, round bowl with a frequent spread of ghee).

3rd Stop: Raheem's Nihari Gosht (lamb meat chunks served in curry with special bread called Kulcha that is made of fine flour and baked in earthen ovens set below the ground level).

4th Stop: Rehmat's Halwa (this shop prepares sweet meats in small quantity and stocks only a few for consumption within a day. Their specialties include Habshi Halwa, Lauki Halwa, Jauzi Halwa and Kali Gajar Halwa. The process involves slow fire reducing for hours and hours together, some varieties take as long as eight hours and involve a great labour).

Inclusions

Dinner

Professional guide

Food tasting

Entry/Admission - Tornos

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Vegetarian food is not offered on this tour

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant meals not included

This tour operates everyday except Thursdays, Sundays, National Holidays and a few festivals when the shops remain closed. This walking tour also remains suspended through 15 days after the month of Ramadan

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Jun-2022

    Had an amazing tour with our tour guide Cyrus, a very well behaved and knowledgeable gentleman . Went to places famous for awadhi cuisines . Food was delicious. Would recommend this for anyone who is a foodie, can walk a few kms in narrow lanes and don’t mind eating at small outlets .

  • 01-Jun-2022

    Cyrus went out of his way to teach me Hindi, buy the missus flowers, and even letting my soulmate know that I love her! Bilkool Sahi!

  • 16-Mar-2022

    We had a great evening with Cyrus last night tasting great non-veg dinner options in old Lucknow. He’s smart, with great insights on the long culinary and cultural traditions in Lucknow. We went to places we never would have found on our own. Great bag with water and eating utensils and a really insightful memo on culinary traditions.

  • 16-Sep-2021

    Amazing experience. Cyrus our tour guide amazing person so detailed information he gave us it was brilliant . Thank u Cyrus 🙂

  • 09-Mar-2020

    I engaged Tournos for a day tour of Lucknow and for a food tour. They are perfectly professional right from the initial contact. Their guides are knowledgeable very personable and speak impeccable English. I’d certainly recommend them for any tour or travel needs you may have in this wonderful city.

  • 02-Apr-2019

    Had booked a shared walk but it happened that i was the only one that day. But Tornos did not cancel the trip. Met my guide/food expert Deepak around 7pm and walked through some of the most crowded lanes around Akbari Gate. We went to some fabulous restaurants that have been flag-bearers of Awadhi cuisine. He patiently explained the stories behind the restaurants, their food and the ingredients (not the secret recipes of course) or the style that made them special. We rounded off with some fabulous desserts and paan. Realizing that my interest lay in heritage and architecture, my guide even went out of the way to show me the Akbari Gate. While being the sole member was fun, i soon realized having single plates of each item was not easy for a small eater like me. I did not want to waste the lovely food. To Deepak's dismay, i had to ensure that i was served only wee portions for the sake of tasting. Yes, the lanes are crowded but there was no jostling or pushing around. Besides, Tornos' guides too help you negotiate the streets and the crowd. Photographers may find it a bit difficult to click as they please while on the tour because of the crowd and the paucity of time. I found it is better to get a hang of the place by joining the walking tour and then go back for proper photography. Do remember, the restaurants are definitely not plush but they are clean. Tornos provided a handy jute bag which contained a bottle of drinking water, two sets of cutlery, and wet wipes. So if you are finicky about using the restaurants' cutlery or drinking the local water, you don't have to worry. Can't wait to try out their other tours.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    Most interesting tour. Excellent choice of places to eat and knowledgable guide. I learnt a great deal

  • 02-Dec-2017

    Most interesting tour. Excellent choice of places to eat and knowledgable guide. I learnt a great deal