Food in Nashik

Food in any city depicts its rich culture and tells you everything about the city. Nashik undoubtedly has a very unique culture when compared to other cities. It is not a fast city so the influence of food is a bit slow so that you can really enjoy your meals while relaxing. People here are very cool, calm and have a sense of stability in them, so you will find that they are in no hurry. The city offers various mouth watering cuisines that are a blend of traditional and modern dishes that lure the heart of each visitor.
Yummy food

Foods in Nashik possess the real taste of Maharashtrian Cuisines which give a similar flavour of Gujarat, Khandesh and Rajasthani delicacies. Being a metropolis city, thousands of restaurants and fast foods are located in the city where you can easily get North Indian and international cuisines. Such food venues are an ideal destination to enjoy an aristocratic meal. They have set up a pleasant ambiance, are lavishly decorated and have a well-organized seating arrangement. Those dining venues are specialized in serving lip-smacking Maharashtrian, Punjabi, South Indian, North Indian, Chinese and European cuisines.

A few dining venues you must visit

  • Krishnai Vada Paav - Ashok Stambh
  • Ambica Missal – Panchavati
  • Raswanti Missal - Panchavati Karanja
  • Shalimar Biryani - Sarada Circle
  • Konkani Darbar – Dudhbajar   
  • DD’s Shawarma - College Road
  • Hotel Sheetal - Old taxi Stand, CBS
  • Bhamre Misal – CIDCO
  • Maharashtra Hotel - Bytco Point, Nashik Road

Some appealing delicacies that you must rejoice in the city

Food of Marathi people ranges from being mild to very spicy cuisines. One can enjoy varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Foods available in the city of Nashik mainly boast of Maharashtrian delicacies. The main components are Wheat, Rice, Jowar, Vegetables, Bajri, Lentils and Fruit.

Few popular dishes of Nashik

Puran Poli

 Puran Poli

Puran Poli is a traditional sweet flavoured dish and it is prepared of Channa dal, Jaggery or sugar, Cardamom powder, Plain flour, Nutmeg powder, Desi ghee and warm water. This is a typical Marathi dish and one of the main recipes of the occasional feasts.

Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak is one of the yummy desert items. It is a dumpling item and mixture of fresh grated coconut and jaggery is filled inside. It is made of rice flour, eatable oil, chocolate syrup, grated chocolate, desiccated coconut and salt. Ukadiche Modak is an important item used in the worship of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The Puja starts by offering 12 pieces of Ukadiche Modak.



Bonda is the most tasty and famous snack available in the entire city of Nashik. It can be prepared in two flavours whether sweet or spicy according to the taste. Spicy Bonda is known as Batata vada. It is made of potato and gram flour mixture.

Some names of the snacks and appetizers are Chivda, Pohay, Upma, Surali Wadi, Sabudana Khichadi, Khichdi, Chana daliche dheerde, Ghavan, Kothimbir vadi, Sabudana wada, Kanda Bhaji, Surana-chi wadi and Ukad.

For non-vegetarian lovers, the city offers a special Meat Dish with Varhadi Rassa (Saoji Curry). The exceptional taste of this luscious cuisine captivates the attention of every visitor. Varhadi Rassa is gravy which is particularly used for the preparation of meat dishes. Mouth-watering meat dishes are Mutton Kolhapuri Taambda rassa, Mutton Maratha, Mutton Kolhapuri Pandhra rassa and Chicken Maratha.

These tasty dishes can be enjoyed with rice or chapatti. One can also enjoy hot tongue tempting soups with meal namely Solkadhi, Kokam saar and Kadhi.

At the side of these main cuisines, one could also enjoy street foods when they are going for shopping or hanging out with their near and dear ones. India is famous all over the world for its street or road side foods. Tasty street foods available in Nashik are Misal Paav, Vada Paav, Sabudana Wada, Biryani, Momo’s, Veg or non-veg Rolls and Shawarma.

Now, search your favourite restaurant to enjoy lunch or dinner with your near and dear ones. All these places are hygienic, provide quick service and serve by gracious hospitality. Happy meal....!!!
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