11 Best Street Food in Karachi – Pakistan Apkmusk

Karachi, the city of lights, should also be called the city of delights! Besides being home to more than 2 million souls, the town offers a profound mix of different people, cultures, languages, traditions, and tastes. However, if you want to try out the city’s local cuisine in all its glory, you have to try the different street foods in Karachi.

Bun Kababs are a famous street food in Karachi. Nursery is quite famous for its Bun Kababs. It is almost impossible to talk about Pakistani food, especially famous street food in Karachi, and not mention the evergreen bun kebabs. Before burgers swooped in, these were the fast food kings. Bun kabab stalls are almost everywhere in Karachi providing utmost convenience for a quick stop to have something delicious to munch. They aren’t only good in taste but are also pocket-friendly. If you are looking for the best among them, pay a visit to the famous “Nursery ke Bun Kebabs.” Or, Burns Road is also famous for this local delicacy.

It is, without a doubt, a must-have food item, especially if you’re a tourist in Karachi.


Gol gappay is a popular street food in karachi.  Don’t miss out on Karachi’s famous street chaat and gol gappas. The entire subcontinent is famous for its street foods, particularly the spicy kind. Take, for instance, chaat. A savoury snack made by mixing fried dough, spices, potatoes and served in many varieties. Another important snack widely savoured on the streets of Karachi is Gol Gappay (also known as Pani Puri).

Round fried balls of bread dipped in flavoured water (often spicy) eaten with ‘Chatni’. In Karachi, Gol Gappy and Chaat go together. Liaquatabad is famous for serving amazing Gol Gappays and Chaat, and so are the eateries on Burns Road. The most famous among all is undoubtedly “Rajoo ki Chaat” at main Bahadurabad offering an unforgettable taste to adventurous foodies.


chips - famous food street in pakistan

A fairly recent addition to the Pakistani food scene, French fries have become one of the most sought-after snacks in the country, especially in Karachi.

In case you are craving for fries, K-Town has endless options including the roadside ones and the more sophisticated ones. However, there is absolutely no match to the PKR 30 fries served by various roadside ‘thelas’ in Karachi and you can find them in almost all neighbourhoods. Even though they are greasy and fattening, and the personal hygiene of the seller is usually questionable, they are just irresistible.

Gola Ganda is available on various stalls in Karachi. Craving for something sweet? Try Karachi’s famous Dohraji street Gola Ganda. A list of desi food in Karachi is incomplete without Gola Ganda, for sure.

During soaring temperatures in the city, pushcart vendors are often seen selling gola gandas in nearly every street of Karachi as the rainbow-coloured sweet, and cold delicacy serves as a perfect reprieve from oven-like heat.

However, the best gola gandas are sold in Dhoraji, Karachi. Not only are they much bigger but the addition of toppings like pineapples, cherries, and condensed milk make them a heavenly sight. Besides, the Gola Gandas can also be customized according to your taste! One of the best things about having a Gola Ganda at Dhoraji is that it provides a perfect environment to hang out for families and friends alike.


kachori - famous food street in pakistan

There is no better place to try delicious kachoris than the Passport Office area in Karachi. It is a very old outlet, and it has been selling freshly cooked Kachoris for ages. There aren’t many good food outlets that sell kachoris, and this one could be the best treat for anyone visiting the Saddar area.

A compilation of must-have food items while living or touring this city looks bland without kachoris. Once you try out this local treat yourself, you’ll realize what this means.

Nihari is a food staple in Karachi, Pakistani. Nihari is a Pakistani food staple
Any list of famous street food in Karachi is incomplete without the mention of Nihari. It is a delicacy, and the craving for it can strike at any time of the day. Some people even like to eat it for breakfast, especially on the weekend along with their families.

When it comes to the best outlets selling Nihari in Karachi, it is a very close call because there are many and it all depends on personal preferences. One iconic place is Javed Nihari, located in F.B. Area., Karachi. People from all over Pakistan, and even people visiting Pakistan from other countries visit Javed Nihari to have the ultimate Nihari experience. Other must-try Niharis in Karachi include Zahid Nihari, Daily Dubai, Delhi Nihari and Sabir Biryani.



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