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Paratha at Mahavir Paratha Center

6 Places To Eat In Jagdalpur You Should Visit

It’s been nearly a month since I returned from my trip to Jagadalpur. And I must say Jagdalpur has welcomed me with open arms and given me the experience of a lifetime. During my two-day stay there I got to experience a lot of things, from the mesmerizing waterfalls of Bastar to the immersive village experience of Bastar. More than that, I absolutely enjoyed the road trip to Bastar. For someone from Hyderabad, I’d highly recommend taking this road trip. If you feel the place isn’t safe, we’ll I’ve written a post about why you should visit Bastar too which should clear all your misconceptions.

In this blog post, I’ll talk about places to eat in Jagdalpur. From local delicacies to hidden gems and tribal food, Jagdalpur has lots to offer when it comes to food. And it’s something that everyone visiting Jagdalpur must try. Join me as I talk about the places to eat in Jagdalpur.

Places to eat in Jagdalpur

Jagdlapur isn’t a very big city but still has quite a few options when it comes to food. However, one shocking thing for me was the abundance of Idli and Vada for breakfast. I was surprised to see that it’s a popular breakfast in Jagdalpur. I thought it would be poori or kachori, but that wasn’t the case. Anyway, I did spend some time eating at different places in Jagdalpur and below are a few places to eat in Jagdalpur.

Mahavir Paratha Center

Mahavir Paratha Center, located near the enchanting Maa Danteshwari temple in Jagdalpur, is a breakfast haven that beckons with the aroma of freshly prepared parathas. This eatery is renowned for its delectable Aloo, Mix, Gobhi, and Sattu Parathas, each lovingly crafted to perfection and served hot. During my visit, I savoured the delightful Mix Paratha paired with Sattu Paratha, served piping hot.

Mahavir Paratha Center - top places to eat in Jagdalpur
Paratha at Mahavir Paratha Center

Accompanying these scrumptious parathas is a delectable subzi and tantalizing chaas that leaves a lasting impression. Mahavir Paratha House is incredibly affordable, making it an ideal stop for a hearty breakfast. However, be sure to arrive early as this popular spot tends to get bustling. With its doors opening at 9 AM, it’s a must-visit for anyone seeking a good breakfast experience in Jagdalpur.

Kehsloor Dhaba

Keshloor Dhaba, situated on the outskirts of Jagdalpur along the route to Tirathgarh waterfalls, is a true roadside gem that represents the essence of a traditional dhaba. With its raw and minimalistic setup, Keshloor Dhaba may not boast luxury, but it certainly shines as one of the most beloved culinary spots in Jagdalpur.

This humble eatery caters to a diverse clientele, from truck drivers seeking a hearty meal to locals and curious tourists in search of a fresh and quick breakfast option. During my visit, I sampled a delightful spread that included Vada Sambhar, Mix Paratha, Chai, Idli, and Dosa. The Vada, generously filled with onions and chillies, left a lasting impression, so much so that I couldn’t resist getting some packed for my journey back to Hyderabad.

Popular Keshloor Dhabha
Breakfast at Keshloor Dhaba

While Keshloor Dhaba may not boast a pristine ambience, it certainly makes up for it with its flavorful offerings that capture the essence of what locals love. If you’re willing to embrace the rustic charm and prioritize exceptional food at an affordable price, Keshloor Dhaba is an absolute must-visit.

Aamcho Bastar Cafe

Aamcho Bastar Cafe, located at the entrance of the breathtaking Chitrakote waterfalls, amidst a row of shops that includes a general store and a handicraft boutique, this quaint cafe is a testament to local entrepreneurship. Run by a friendly local proprietor, what truly sets Aamcho Bastar Cafe apart are the two talented tribal girls who don multiple hats as both chefs and culinary artists.

Tribal and local food in Bastar
Tribal and local food in Bastar

While the cafe offers familiar options like Maggi, pasta, and sandwiches, my visit was fueled by a desire for an authentic Bastariya culinary affair. The chefs graciously prepared a delightful spread featuring Baasta, a flavorful bamboo shoot curry, accompanied by fragrant rice, hearty dal, fresh roti, and a rustic chutney that burst with local flavours. I’d recommend choosing this over the other items the cafe has. Might take some time, but worth the wait.

For those seeking a taste of Bastar’s rich gastronomic heritage, Aamcho Bastar Cafe takes custom meal orders—simply reach out to them via Instagram.

Bastar Cafe

Bastar Cafe, nestled near the tranquil Dalpat Rai Lake, is a delightful fusion of modern art and culinary excellence. Stepping into this charming cafe instantly transported me to the vibrant streets of Fort Kochi, adorned with captivating wall art and paintings that breathe life into the space. If you’re an art aficionado, this place is an absolute must-visit.

Turning my attention to the menu, Bastar Cafe offers a tantalizing array of options, from comforting pasta and pizza to scrumptious sandwiches and an enticing selection of local delicacies and beverages. During my visit, I couldn’t resist trying the traditional Farra and Tikhur, both of which offered a unique and delightful taste experience. We also savoured some delectable French fries and coffee that left us craving for more.

Bastar Cafe - one of the must places to eat
Bastar cafe with a view

What pleasantly surprised me was not just the fantastic ambience and mouthwatering food but also the affordability of this cafe. It’s the perfect spot for a laid-back evening, where you can relish delicious treats without burning a hole in your pocket. Bastar Cafe is, without a doubt, a gem waiting to be discovered

Hari Om Restaurant

Hari Om Restaurant is a delightful pure vegetarian eatery located within the heart of Jagdalpur. Despite its somewhat hidden location in a narrow alley, this small establishment draws a steady crowd. The restaurant’s modest setup, although small in size, exudes a warm and inviting ambience.

As you go through the menu, you’ll discover a wide array of dishes, echoing the diversity of a typical multi-cuisine restaurant. The attentive and helpful servers, while occasionally a tad persistent, ensure you’re well taken care of throughout your meal. During my visit with friends, the focus was on camaraderie rather than food, but I must say that the dishes – Mushroom Masala, Chilly Paneer, Naan, and Jeera Rice – were not only satisfying but also pleasantly devoid of excessive oiliness. Hari Om Restaurant also offers a selection of flavoured sodas, adding a delightful twist to the beverage choices.

In summary, Hari Om Restaurant offers a nice setup for a delightful dinner with both family and friends. It’s a place where you can relish a variety of vegetarian delights while enjoying the company of your loved ones

Shahid Park Chowpaty

Shahid Park Chowpaty, the vibrant chowpaty of Jagdalpur, displays the lively spirit of these urban food hubs found in cities across the country. It’s a culinary playground where you can embark on a flavorful journey through a multitude of flavours. From the ever-popular pav bhaji to the zesty bhel, from crisp pani puri to creamy kulfi, this lively locale caters to every gastronomic whim.

Night street food at Shahid Park Chowpaty
Night street food at Shahid Park Chowpaty

Nestled conveniently within the city, Shahid Park Chowpaty transforms into a bustling epicentre of activity as evening sets in, drawing hordes of food enthusiasts. The real charm here lies in the freshly prepared food at most eateries, ensuring a burst of flavour with every bite.

What makes this chowpaty truly special is its affordability and its remarkable variety of offerings. Whether you’re a local or a traveller if you find yourself torn between choices, rest assured that Shahid Park Chowpaty is your answer—an all-encompassing food haven where every craving finds its match

Where are you eating in Jagdalpur?

In conclusion, Jagdalpur, has a lot of places that offer a delightful journey for food enthusiasts. From savouring the wholesome and authentic Bastariya cuisine at Aamcho Bastar Cafe to relishing a wide array of vegetarian dishes at Hari OM Restaurant, this city promises an array of palate-pleasing experiences. For those seeking the vibrant atmosphere of a bustling chowpaty, Shahid Park Chowpaty is an epicurean haven where you can explore a world of street food delights. And not to forget the simplicity and deliciousness of the offerings at Keshloor Dhaba, a favourite among both locals and travellers.

Whether you’re a food connoisseur, an adventurer in search of local flavours, or simply looking to enjoy a good meal with friends and family, this city has something to satisfy every craving. So where are you eating in Jagdalpur? Let me know in the comments below, tweet to me at @Atulmaharaj, DM on Instagram or Get In Touch.

About Atulmaharaj

A seasoned blogger and a content marketer for close to a decade now. I write about Food, Technology, Lifestyle, Travel, and Finance related posts. Blogging brings me joy and the best part is I get to read and e-meet so many amazing bloggers! PS: I'm also the founder for Socialmaharaj.com :) Favorite Quote: "Traveling is like reading a book, one who hasn't traveled, hasn't turned a page.

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