The cuisine of Chandigarh has an enormous variety of mouth-watering dishes. The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high. At the restaurants, the chefs make a liberal use of desi ghee, butter and cream to make the food lip smacking and finger licking.
1. Sindhi sweets
The vegetarians delight and one of the oldest food chain in city. food is delicious and is made in pure ghee. It has a chain of restaurants in the city. and has opened up various Restaurants like Sindhi cake shop, and its also into sweets. ISO 9001 certification, a rarity in sweets industry, is just an affirmation of the highest standards maintained by Sindhi Sweets in manufacturing, packaging and managing.
2. Gopal Sweets Sector 8
Originally a famous food joint of Patiala ( Punjab) has opened up now in Chandigarh sector 8. It has sweets shop and a vegetarian restaurant with very good ambience and food , famous for its quality. The restaurant provides from sweets to namkeen, cakes to pizzas, Indian Chaats to global ice-cream and coffees. Indian, Chinese, continental and south Indian dishes are served
3. Sagar Ratna
Bringing the flavour of South India to Chandigarh. it is the best best south Indian vegetarian restaurant in town. It now has more than one outlet in Chandigarh, the older one being at Sector 17, Chandigarh
4. Hot millions
A local fast food chain having 3 restaurants in town, good and quick food. Hot millions is one of the best place to have combos in Chandigarh.
5. Mehfil, Sector 17,By the Flyover
Better known for its Indian food. Is a spacious family restaurant. A slightly costly restaurant, a meal for two can cost you around Rs. 500. Also serves alcohol.
6. Ghazal , Sector -17, By the Flyover
The restaurant is an old favorite Located next to Mehfil, Dal Makhnai and Sizzlers are popular here.
7. Kapil Hotel-elevens
This is a lovely restaurant from the greatest cricket all rounder Kapil Dev. The decor is very classy and everything just perfect, the walls are decorated with memorabilia of the world cup`83 and the legend that Kapil himself is.
8. Barbeque Nation
The novelty at this wood-esque restaurant is small grills embedded in each table, allowing diners to partake in the cooking of their meals. The food, however, isn’t quite as sexy. There’s a good veg/nonveg buffet (lunch Monday to Saturday/Sunday per person Rs309/450; dinner daily Rs450) which includes BBQ Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean fare.
9. Nik Baker’s
Chandigarh’s top bakery, with fresh bread (multigrain, linseed, ciabatta, sunflower, rye etc), snacks (quiche, mushroom panini, chicken croissants) and pastries (lemon tarts, blueberry cheesecake, brownies). There’s also gelato ice cream (the brownie-fudge is mmmmmagical). Birthday cakes (from Rs390) can be baked with at least a day’s notice. Smaller branch at Sector 9-D.
10. Orchid Lounge
This elegant lounge-bar-restaurant is a fancy place to dilly-dally over a bottle of Grover’s Sauvignon Blanc (Rs800) while perusing the ‘Oriental’ menu. Tempting choices include the sweet-and-sour fish with lemongrass and kafir-lime leaves, pad Thai, and broccoli, baby corn and cashew nuts in chilli plum sauce.