The Biharis have a unique custom of eating rotis for both breakfast and dinner and boiled rice for their lunch. Eating out in Patna means one can choose from a diverse array of options from cheap inexpensive roadside food stalls to modestly priced eateries. A variety of lip-smacking vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food can be sampled here. The main dishes are litti-chokha, khichdi, kadhi, tarkari and machchak jhor (a special fish curry in mustard sauce). The sweets are mostly dry including Anarasa, Chena Murki, Motichoor ke Ladoo, Khurma, Mal Pua, , Murabba and Tilkut. Some of the popular restaurants are:
- Pind Balluchi: Part of a famous chain of revolving restaurants, this is a must-visit. Situated on the 18th floor, it gives a picturesque view of the entire city along with great food
- Roti Restaurant: Awarded the best restaurant by Dainik Jagran, the Roti Food Court serves delectable Indian, Chinese and South Indian fare in a plush ambience
- 17 Degrees: Situated on the sixth floor of P&M Mall, this restaurant serves lip-smacking vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with very prompt service and a cheerful ambience. Its prawns and mocktails are very popular
- Chawla Lakhu da Dhaba: Children will love the truck-like ambience and eating in the traditional thalis at this restaurant on Frazer Road
If you are fond of mithai and sweets, you should visit Madhu Sweets, Candy’s and Shri Krishan Sweets among others.