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What to Eat in Agra

India's cuisine is vast, to say the least. The country's cookbook is composed of national favorites heard around the world (think: curry, tikka masala and naan), as well as plenty of lesser-known regional favorites. To put things into perspective, India is composed of 29 states, each of which are equipped with their own cooking techniques and delicacies. Uttar Pradesh, Agra's state, is no different. In Agra though, the most notable dish isn't a dish at all. Petha is a regional candy that is famous to Agra and you can find it just about everywhere. Petha is made of sugar syrup and predominately flavored with pumpkin, though other spices and flavors are often added, including coconut, mango, or saffron, to name a few. Another popular dessert is jalebi, fried cake batter dipped into sugar syrup.

For a real meal, turn to kakori kebab, a famed dish of Uttar Pradesh. Kakori is made up of minced lamb meat mixed with spices and cooked over a charcoal fire. Kakori Kebabs are part of the larger Mughlai cuisine, which refers to dishes consumed by ancient royals, the same who commissioned monuments, such as the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Shami kebabs are another popular lamb kebab served in patty form and filled with red onion, chili and mint leaves. If you don't like lamb, there's still a kebab for you. Gulnaar kababs use chicken and are blended with tomatoes and spices. Paratha, a flatbread, is another delectable Mughlai dish that is pan fried, stuffed with veggies and accompanied with chutneys and other sauces. For breakfast, make sure to try bedai – fried, airy bread served with potato stew and a spoonful of curd.

Speaking of street food, it is possible to indulge and not get sick. But take heed: It's best to buy street food nearest top attractions, as those are used to catering to tourists. While scouting street vendors, watch where the crowds go. If you see tourists – and more importantly – locals pass up certain food stalls, follow their lead. Avoid buying fruits and vegetables on the street, as well as stalls selling drinks that aren't bottled. If you're looking for some lassi (a yogurt-based smoothie), it's best to get it in a restaurant. That goes for meat-based dishes as well. If you stick to meat-free dishes that you can see fully cooked in front of you (in a clean environment), you should be able to avoid any gastrointestinal discomfort.

Find the Best Restaurants in Agra

  • #1
    Dostea Cafe
    #1 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 157 reviewsTripAdvisor (157)
    $ | Indian, Cafe
    Taj Mahal East Gate Road Near Hotel Oberoi Amar Vilas, Agra 282001 India
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  • #2
    El Clasico
    #2 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 203 reviewsTripAdvisor (203)
    $ | International, Healthy
    Shilpgram Rd, Agra 282001 India
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  • #3
    Taj Terrace
    #3 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, International
    Hotel taj resorts , near shilpgram, eastern gate of tajmahal, tajganj Hotel Taj Resorts, Near Shilpgram, Agra 282001 India
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  • #4
    Good Vibes Cafe
    #4 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1997 reviewsTripAdvisor (1997)
    $ | Indian, Cafe, Asian, Healthy
    Taj Nagari Phase 1, Agra 282001 India
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  • #5
    Yes Restaurant
    #5 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 139 reviewsTripAdvisor (139)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Chinese, Asian
    2/78 Western gate taj mahal 2/78 Western Gate Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
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  • #6
    D'Delicia
    #6 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Bar, Asian
    Fatehabad Road E-4/B, Taj Nagari Phase - 2,, Agra 282001 India
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  • #7
    Tea'se Me
    #7 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 980 reviewsTripAdvisor (980)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Fatehabad Road near purani mandi crossing Rooftop of Hotel M House, Agra 282001 India
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  • #8
    Bambino Cafe And Restaurant
    #8 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripAdvisor (154)
    $ | Indian, Chinese, Cafe, Asian
    Hotel Aashiyana Palace 29/30 Mmig Taj Nagari phase1 Shilpgram Road Agra, Agra 282001 India
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  • #9
    ITC Mughal Taj Bano
    #9 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 487 reviewsTripAdvisor (487)
    $$ | Indian, Asian
    Taj Ganj, Agra 282001 India
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  • #10
    MoMo Cafe
    #10 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 387 reviewsTripAdvisor (387)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International, Asian
    Fatehabad Road Courtyard by Marriott Agra Phase 2, Agra 282001 India
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  • #11
    Peshawri
    #11 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1260 reviewsTripAdvisor (1260)
    $$ | Afghani, Indian
    Tajganj ITC Mughal, Agra 282001 India
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  • #12
    Anise
    #12 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripAdvisor (92)
    $$ | Indian
    Fatehabad Road Inside Courtyard by Marriott Agra, Phase 2, Agra 282001 India
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  • #13
    The Global Savour Restaurant
    #13 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 446 reviewsTripAdvisor (446)
    $ | Italian, Chinese, Indian, Arabic, Asian
    Shilp Gram Road Near Shilp Gram Parking, Taj Nagri 1, MIG Phase 1,MIG Colony, Beside Moustache Hostel, Basai Khurd, Agra 282001 India
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  • #14
    Login Restaurant & Roof Top Cafe
    #14 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, American, Indian, Asian, Indonesian, South American
    Mig-17 Taj Nagri Phase-1 near Shilpgram Road, Agra 282001 India
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  • #15
    Joney's Place
    #15 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 824 reviewsTripAdvisor (824)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    Taj Ganj, Agra 282001 India
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  • #16
    Bamboo Cafe
    #16 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 422 reviewsTripAdvisor (422)
    $ | Indian, Cafe, Asian
    30 M I G Taj Nagri Phase Near Shilpgram, Agra 282004 India
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  • #17
    Bob Marley Cafe & Restaurant
    #17 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 780 reviewsTripAdvisor (780)
    $ | Indian, Asian
    P6 Taj Nagri Vip Road, Agra 282001 India
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  • #18
    Golden Street Restaurant
    #18 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Taj Nagari Opposite Hotel Pushp Villa Taj Nagari Road, Near Kalakriti, Agra 282001 India
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  • #19
    Bon Barbecue Restaurant
    #19 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Indian, Barbecue, Asian
    Fatehabad Road 3A-3B Phase 1, Parador Hotel, Taj Nagri, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
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  • #20
    Cafe Sheroes Hangout
    #20 of 399 Places to Eat in Agra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    $ | Italian, Chinese, Indian, Fast Food, Cafe, Asian
    Fatehabad Road Opposite the Gateway Hotel, Agra 282001 India
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