Ancient lanes of Meerut are saturated with stories and aroma of great food. The diversity of cultures found in the city is staggering, coloring the gastronomy with variety and abundance. There is something to suit every kind of palate in the city. From the heartiness of North Indian chole-bhature to the Awadhi spiciness of kebabs, Meerut is a cornucopia of cuisines. The city may not have a cuisine to call it’s own but it has adapted and collected the best of what North India has to offer in form of iconic eateries. This is a city that doesn’t run after fine dining. It is rural at heart and revels in the rusticity of small decades-old eateries. Start your day in Meerut with the iconic chole-bhature breakfast. Puffy fermented fried breads are accompanied by a spicy chickpea curry, lending a comforting solidity to last you the entire morning. Wash it down with a creamy thick lassi topped with a layer of malai. Meerut is famous for it. As the evening rolls around, haunt the streets of Meerut looking for some Mughlai flair. Sizzling kebab stalls, selling melt-in-your-mouth kebabs with paper-thin roomali roti will hit the right spot. For something a bit more substantial opt for popular butter chicken. Finish with a plate of jalebi or Meerut’s famous revdi-gajak.