Anarkali Food Street

Internationally known for its rich food, Lahore food streets hosts thousands everyday with their traditional cuisine. The food street, Anarkali is a modernized version of a rich tradition of cafe life of Lahore. Anarkali is one of the oldest surviving markets in South Asia, which dates back to at least 200 years. The bazar derives its name from a nearby mausoleum of a courtesan girl who was punished by Mughal emperor, Akbar for having a love affair with his son, Salim who was later known as Emperor Jahangir. It is the oldest bazars of Lahore with great memories of great personalities, shops and buildings. The food street, Anarkali has served generations of students of nearby university and college. Besides that, it has been a famous sitting place for the poets, writers, politicians and artists of Lahore.