10 Best Food Bloggers In Chandigarh That You Must Follow For Delicious Updates
Food Tales Chandigarh- Jimmy Makkar & Sachin Bhatnagar
City Beautiful’s most-experienced and renowned food bloggers, both Jimmy Makkar and Sachin Bhatnagar, started the food blogging culture when people of Chandigarh knew nothing about it. At that time, they used to attend zomato food blogger meets and then there was no looking back. Speaking to Jimmy, Team Shoutlo learned about his love for food that drove him and Sachin to start their own food blog by the name ‘foodtaleschandigarh’. As per him, “ I am no food critic. I’ve learned through experience over the years and always respect what comes as the final dish on the table as there is a great deal of hard work and effort that goes into preparing a dish. Thus, giving a constructive and positive feedback is important. It helps a restaurant grow and improve.” Jimmy and Sachin together maintain the largest database of city’s food bloggers and believe that zomato is the perfect place for genuine food reviews. Together, they have organised over 230 Food blogger meets and 3 Celebrity Chefs' Food Walks since 2016. Their massive fan following can be gauged from the fact that their Instagram page has over 19 thousand followers and they are Connoisseurs on Zomato. Coming to the favorite restaurants in Chandigarh, Jimmy is fond of Dera & Black Lotus at Taj, and Dastaan. Apart from blogging, Jimmy has done his MBA from our very own University Business School, PU and is the owner of Chief-19 Store in Phase 3-B2 Mohali. Food for him is not just something one eats, it is a complete experience and that is what makes it worthwhile. We, at Shoutlo, are delighted to have such experienced food bloggers to guide us in picking food places. Kudos to you!
Food Critic in Town- Rahul Miglani
With a mission to tell people of Chandigarh about the new eateries, Rahul Miglani started with his food blog- Foodcriticintown. A biker at heart and a food blogger by choice, he always is in awe of new restaurants and wants to share with the world his views on the food. As per him, “it is not easy to review a place in one go. I visit a place 2-3 times before I can review it for my followers.” Being a hardcore epicurean, he loves to gorge on delicious food and reviews a new restaurant on parameters like taste, quantity, quality, ambiance, presentation, packing, and preparation. With such deep love for food, he believes in trying a place a couple of times before expressing his opinion about their food. Two of his favorite restaurants in Chandigarh are The Back Room and Major Chang’s. A handloom businessman on the side, Rahul’s love for food is what makes him one of the most followed Food Blogger of Chandigarh. With a fan following that surpasses the 10 thousand followers mark on Instagram, he makes it to our list of Best Food Bloggers in Chandigarh. Keep feasting brother!
Foodie Couple Chd- Jaspreet and Kamaldeep
A couple that loves food as much as they love each other, Jaspreet and Kamaldeep are the dynamic food blogger couple of Chandigarh. Though the love for food drove Jaspreet to start food blogging in 2012, his love Kamaldeep joined him post their wedding in 2014. Primarily, Jaspreet’s tryst as a food blogger began when he realised the level of food diversity in India. As per him, “Dal is not same in taste everywhere. After every 30 km the flavour of Dal varies. Thus, it is the diversity in our food culture that drives me to experience and taste everything. I always go by the saying, P for Paratha, P for Punjabi and that clearly explains my love for food.” His 1st love would always be food and his wife has no issues with this fact. For them, ambience, the taste of food, quality, quantity, hygiene, service, and value for money are some parameters on the basis of which they try to assess a new place in town. Jaspreet, the husband, is the experimental gourmand who always wants to try something new. However, Kamaldeep, the wifey, is the one who likes to stick to safe options and is the more picky one. Whenever a new place in town opens up, these two flock it and try it out. Their hangout places in Chandigarh are Chili’s, Nandos, Hops n Grains and Food@u. Apart from blogging, Jaspreet has a hotel management background and both of them together run a completely Vegetarian Home Bakery. However, for the time being, both of them have taken time off as they have been blessed with a baby girl. God bless the little one and we hope these two keep giving us food goals!
Storyteller Chef Chandigarh- Naina a.k.a Ritu Khosla
An Independent Trousseau Designer for her own brand ‘Saffron’, who also loves sharing her travel and food stories with the world, Naina Khosla is an inspiration to the women in general. Inspired and coerced by her daughter who was Miss India Earth 2015, Naina a.k.a Ritu Khosla began food blogging while travelling with her daughter for the pageants. She used to try new dishes as a hobby while cooking for her children and that’s how her love for food began. A Chef who is an expert in Kashmiri Cuisine, Naina’s reviews of a new restaurant always are based on multiple factors like pricing, quantity, taste, and presentation of a dish. She also makes valuable suggestions on how a restaurant can improve on certain parameters for long-term growth and sustenance. Her favorite restaurants in Chandigarh are Pashtun, Bulk Bukhara, Hedgehog Cafe and Let’s go dutch. “I spend half of my day designing clothes and half of my day with food. My kids are the sole reason behind me starting out as a food blogger. They encouraged me and there has been no looking back since then.” With an enormous fan following over 16 thousand on Instagram, she is a storyteller foodie at heart who weaves magic with her stories and makes Chandigarh Drool. Her stories caught Shoutlo’s attention and got her on the list of Best Food Bloggers of Chandigarh!
The Girl in Phulkari- Swati Khosla
An Ex-MNC Employee, the girl in phulkari a.k.a Swati Khosla is one of the genuine food bloggers who is in love with food. A young foodie who started posting reviews on zomato and was unaware of the fact that zomato offers points on every review, Swati realized that with every review her level eventually went up. That’s when she decided to start an Instagram and Facebook page. She calls herself a ‘Work-in-Progress’ who is learning at a constant pace. According to her, “every individual has a unique palate and I decide about a dish based on my knowledge about food. If I have tasted an authentic version of the dish, then I review it on the basis of how far the restaurant has deviated from the original recipe.” For her, ambiance, presentation, taste and value for money are some factors that matter the most. Not very fond of spicy food, the girl in phulkari is her take on food. “All food bloggers are like the Yellow Pages of Food Industry”, she chuckles. Some of her current favourite food outlets in Tricity are Baba Chicken for their Butter Chicken, Amigos Cafe for Makhani Pasta, Farzi Cafe and Uncle Jacks. Before posting a review about a place, she waits for a day to know the after-effects on the body and digestive system and, if all is well, then she posts about a restaurant. *Woah! Now, that’s being extra responsible!*
Bite Me up- Aashna Guglani & Sameer Gupta
Started out of the love for food, Aashna Guglani & Sameer Gupta, together are the epicureans behind bitemeup and are well-known food bloggers in Chandigarh. Initially, they used to struggle to order at a new place and it becomes hard to order at a place they had not tried. To help people of Chandigarh in picking a place that would serve them good food, Bite me up came into being and they started food blogging. Started in the year 2016, their food blog page on Instagram has a huge fan following that exceeds 7500. Aashna explains, “I, as a food blogger, review a place based on the dishes that I order. Their quantity, their quality, service and pricing all together create an experience that needs to be shared with people so that they know the difference between good or bad and don’t get ripped off in the process.” Keeping intact the policy of honesty and integrity, bite me up’s bloggers together help the foodies of Chandigarh in choosing where to dine. Some of their favorite restaurants are Uncle Jacks, Burgrill, Chilis, Swagath and Pik n Move. An engineer by profession but food blogger by choice, both Aashna Guglani and Sameer Gupta are helping Chandigarh Eat Well!
Bon Appetit- Simarpreet
A hardcore foodie at heart, Simarpreet started her food journey with zomato in 2012 with Mohit and was motivated by her brother to start her Instagram page by the name _bon__appetit. She feels that she has improved over the time and now, with Instagram, she focuses a lot on picture quality. Her inspiration and drive came from fellow bloggers like Food Tales Chandigarh and Street Food Chandigarh, who helped her grow as a food blogger. She explains, “For me, the make or break of a dish is the presentation as one feast first with eyes and then other senses come into play. What matters, post that, is the taste, quality, quantity, ambiance and value for money. In Chandigarh, people are ready to pay if they get good food at a genuine price. So, for me, all these factors together should be known to my followers so that they can make informed choices.” Some of her favorite hangouts in Chandigarh are Farzi Cafe, Major Chang’s, Boston Bites and Swag Shakes. For an M.Com student, who is also preparing for government exams as well, she juggles her time really well between food blogging and studying. With more than 8 thousand followers, her Instagram family is surely going to grow more. That along with some other USP’s makes her a part of the Best Food Bloggers in Chandigarh! You Go Girl!
Bipolar Blogger- Vidisha Bhardwaj
With a unique blog name, bipolar blogger a.k.a Vidisha Bhardwaj is a young food blogger from Chandigarh. She started her journey a year back and has become quite popular among the city folks. Her inspiration came from fellow food bloggers like foodiebliss09 and some other known food bloggers, which prompted her to start her own food blog. The love for good food is what drove her to share her food experiences with everyone and also inform her followers about the USP of any new restaurant in town. Each of her post on Instagram and zomato is a stunning presentation of good food that is offered by city’s restaurants. Every post shares information that helps people pick a restaurant in Chandigarh that they must check out. As per her, “I always review a place after visiting it 2-3 times. Factors that matter to me are ambiance, service, staff behavior, quantity and quality of food. If a restaurant does not meet these basics, I cannot share a post about them.” One of her most-frequently visited restaurants in Chandigarh is Gourmet Nine. She swears by their American Chopsuey and Palak Patta Chaat. Currently, she is working as a Business Analyst with Betasoft Systems which is quite a stark departure from her love for food. But with over 10 thousand followers on Instagram, the bipolar.blogger a.k.a Vidisha is leaving all of us, in Chandigarh and Team Shoutlo, craving for more!
Street Food Chandigarh- Manpreet S
Inspired by famous food bloggers from Delhi like dil se foodie, Dilli foodies and many more, street_food_chandigarh a.k.a Manpreet has over 21 thousand followers on his page on Instagram. What makes this fact even hard to gulp down is the fact that he is a 12th grader! Yes. You heard us! This avid Instagrammer cum food blogger is still in school and his posts wouldn’t give you a clue about this fact. With drool-worthy pictures of street food, this Instagrammer is creating the buzz and is adding oomph in the blogging scenes of Chandigarh. As per him, “Food blogging only started out as a hobby for me but now I like doing it. I followed posts of Delhi food bloggers and got inspired by them. I started in the year 2017 and like posting about street food that is for the college-going youth.” Factors he keeps in mind while reviewing a place are ambiance, taste, packaging, and presentation. Two of his favorite restaurants in Chandigarh are Social and Food@u. With such an amazing potential, we, at Shoutlo, can only imagine what this 12th grader cum food blogger would do in the future!
Foodie Bliss 09- Prabhleen Twinkle Nagra
A food blogger-cum-a party lover, Prabhleen Twinkle Nagra is a young foodie at heart who enjoys delicious food and drinks with her friends & family. She started her food blogging journey 1 and half year back with foodiebliss09 after being motivated by her friends and family. As per her, “ food is her first love and the best thing about food blogging is that it comes straight from my heart. I love what I do and will continue doing it.” She loves partying and enjoying her life to the fullest. One gets a sense of it from her blogs and posts on Instagram. However, she takes reviewing a new place pretty seriously and her reviews are always based on some key parameters like taste, service, quality, and ambiance. Her most-favorite hangouts in Chandigarh are Social, Uncle Jacks and Amigos Cafe. She is currently focusing on food blogging as she just completed her master’s degree. Also popular as the dessert girl, her posts tempt over 8 thousand followers and that is how she makes it to Shoutlo’s list of best food blogger in Chandigarh!