Petha, a sort of very sweet candy, and Dal Moth, a spicy lentil combination, are Agra specialties. Both of these items are also popular as souvenirs.
- Chaat – Agra is a Chaat lover’s paradise. Chaat comes in a variety of varieties, but one thing they all have in common is that they are hot, and you will find a throng outside almost every chaat vendor, particularly popular locations like Double Phatak (near Sikandra) for Mangores. At Sadar and Belangunj, you’ll discover excellent Bhallas and Panipuri. Samosa and Kachori are ubiquitous in the city’s sweet shops. Typical chaat items include Aloo Tikki (made by roasting a mess of boiled potatoes), paneer tikka (cubes of cottage cheese baked with spices in a tandoor), pani puri or golguppa (small round hollow shells filled with a potato-based filling and a spicy sweet blend of sauces), mangores, Samosaes, and Chachori. If you want to have a classic Agra breakfast, make sure to include a taste of fiery Berahi and sweet Jalebies.
- Sweets – There are several excellent sweets stores located across the city. The finest place to purchase Agra’s famed petha is at Hari Parwat, a little distance from Agra Fort. Panchi’s, Bhimsain BaidyaNath, and The Pracheen Petha shop are just a few of the well-known establishments. There are several varieties of petha available, but for a genuine experience, go for the plain (ivory white) or the Angoori Flavoured varieties (rectangular and yellow pieces soaked in sugar syrup). Bikanervala, Deviram, Munnalal Petha, Gopaldas, and Ajanta Sweets, Kamla Nagar are other outlets in Agra. Remember to finish your dinner with a Joda(Pair) of Pan, a specialty of the city.
- Additionally, there is an abundance of Korean cuisine.
- Many eateries are located in the Taj Ganj region, catering to the numerous visitors that stay in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal.
- Gulshan Highest (Opposite the South gate of the Taj), +91 8449997950,+91 9808738895, +91 9359719161. A fantastic value-for-money option near the Taj. They provide affordable western cuisine, and their rice pudding/pancakes are excellent. Sit on the roof for a view of the Taj from above the rooftops. ₹25-₹80. 25 for banana pancakes, 60 for curry, and 5 for naan.
- Joney’s place, Taj ganj. Ideal for an early breakfast if you want to get up early to see the Taj Mahal at 6:00 a.m. ten slices of toast, ten cups of coffee, and fifteen cornflakes.
- Kamat Hotel. Restaurant on the roof with a view of the Taj. There is beer available. Approximately $70 for a veggie curry.
- Nice point Restaurant, near western gate of Taj Mahal. 06:00 – 20:00.Serving North and South Indian, Chinese, continental, Mughali, American, and Italian cuisines. There is complimentary wireless Internet access, an LCD television, and a selection of movies and music. Breakfast ₹50, lunch ₹100, dinner ₹150 per person.
- Only Restaurant, +91 562-2364333, +91 562-2266508. ₹600-800 for main dish of 2.
- Priya Restaurant, Fatehabad road near Shanti Manglik hospital, +91 5622231579, +91 805-7108649. Three-star restaurant with air conditioning, LCD television, and a menu including all cuisines except south Indian. ₹250/person.
- The Silk Route Restaurant (TSR), 18-A/7-B Fatehabad Road (Opposite Howard Park Plaza), +91 562 4002786.
- Treat Restaurant, South Gate Taj Mahal, +91 931 969 7497, e-mail:[email protected] Breakfast, lunch, and supper are all included. Between ₹20-₹60 for the main course, excellent Indian cuisine.