The next time you make a visit to Bhopal, make sure you go stuff your face at one of these joints. These are places where college students spend hours and hours hogging on some really tasty food. Here are a few great places in Bhopal where you have to eat by hook or by crook.

1. Bake n Shake, MP Nagar/New Market

If I were to tell you just one place to eat at Bhopal, I would have said ‘Bake n Shake’. The interior and great quality food it offers makes it the teen hub of Bhopal. One of the best items on the menu is the Hot Chocolate priced at just Rs. 65. You cannot miss garlic bread sticks, open sandwiches, pizzas and the various pastries offered here.

2. Manohar Dairy (Bhopal Talkies/MP Nagar Zone 1)

It originally started off as a sweet shop, but is now a full fledged restaurant. Manohar Dairy is one of the oldest and finest places to eat in town, especially when it comes to indulging your sweet tooth. You’ll find the best Indian sweets like rasmalai and kaju Katli and even western favourites like red velvet pastries and Tiramisu.

3. Al Beik, MP Nagar Zone 1/Shahjahanabad, Sagar Gaire, 10 No./Idgah Hills

This Asian fusion restaurant is simply paradise for non-vegetarians. The best chicken delicacies of the town are offered here.

4. Vishnu Chinese, 7 No./Lalghati

Vegetarian and Chinese food lover? Drop in at Vishnu Chinese and you’ll be never disappointed. Greta Indo- Chinese at a great price is its USP. You just cannot avoid the Crispy AKA Chinese Bhel these people offer you at a mere 50 bucks. Don’t miss the excellent cold coffee.

5. Varsha Chinese and Tapra, MP Nagar Zone 2

Whether its pasta in red or white sauce or just a regular tasty sandwich and great paneer rolls, these stalls will have you covered. Drop in after a long study session.

6. Wonder Bread, Royal Market

This is the place you go to when you want to pick up something sweet for close friends and family on their birthdays and other happy occasions. Their cakes and pastries are well-known throughout the city.

7. Windz Cafe and Bar, Arera Hills

Windz is the hookah lounge of Bhopal. With fantastic interiors and food, the place is perfect for hangouts and parties. A banging place with great music and even better service!

8. Shahpura Momos

Okay, so there is this brilliant Shahpur lake in Bhopal, beside which there are some awesome food stalls. The green and yellow momowallah are always surrounded by teens after they bunk their schools and coaching classes, and even by couples who come up for their romantic sessions at the lake. So, it is now but obvious that these momowallahs actually serve great momos with both white and red sauces. You can count on a fight even with your best friend over the last momo! (Take the steamed ones).

9. Anand Poha & Jalebi, MP Nagar Zone 2

The aroma from these little shops start filling the streets of MP Nagar as early as 6 a.m. Students from various coaching classes, schools and colleges come here before their classes to eat a heavenly poha & jalebi breakfast. This is not a Bhopali cliché, just a routine.

10. Khaogali and Kundan, Jumerati

Wanna try some TYPICAL Bhopali food of samosa, kachori, namkeen, etc? This is the place where it all started off. Authentic regional food lovers can be spotted here singing laurels of an age old pani puri wala!

With inputs from Prakhar Nema, Siddhant Yadav and Karthik Malviya

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