India’s Best Food Festivals: A Guide to the Top Culinary Celebrations


Food festivals are all about savouring delectable cuisines from different regions, meeting renowned chefs and interacting with fellow foodies. India, being home to exquisite regional cuisines and amazing travel destinations, is the perfect place to host food festivals. This is the reason it hosts some of the best food festivals in the world. Whether you are a food enthusiast, an aspiring chef or just have interest in cooking, being a part of these festivals will surely be a great experience. Read on to know about the best food festivals in India where you can enjoy a culinary celebration of some of the best food delights:

  1. Asian Hawkers Food Festival: This three-day festival in the capital city is one of its kind. Here you can enjoy delicious dishes from Asian countries like China, Japan, Thailand and Korea. From sushi rolls and dim sums to pad thai, seafood platter and stir fries, the authentic taste and smell of the tasty delights here will bring you the best of the Asian cuisines. Having many stalls of Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean delicacies, this food festival is a heaven for all food lovers. It is held every year in New Delhi in the month of October.
  • The Grub Fest: Counted among the most celebrated food festivals in the country, the Grub fest is known for its amazing variety of delicacies from across the world. Renowned chefs from some of the top restaurants come here to serve food lovers with lip smacking delicacies. The fest is not just limited to food but is also known for its many entertainment elements like musical performances, film screenings about food, culinary workshops and mini food trucks that add charm to this event. It is organised during February and March in the metro cities.
  • International Mango Festival: If you want to relive your childhood memories of savouring delicious mangoes in summer, this is the festival worth attending. Organised in Delhi, the ultimate food destination in India, this festival displays hundreds of varieties of mangoes, all under one roof. It is a delight for all mango lovers where they will not just get a chance to taste different kinds of mangoes but also try delectable mango-based dishes like desserts and juices. To keep the visitors entertained, many fun activities are also organised at the event. The event has been organised in the month of July every year for the last three decades.
  • Goa Food and Cultural Festival: This festival is organised by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to promote authentic Goan cuisine, local culture and the rich heritage of the state. Organised amidst natural beauty in Panaji, here there are as many as 70 stalls serving mouth-watering delicacies of Goan cuisine. If you want to enjoy the authentic flavours of Goa, this festival is not to be missed. The vibrant ambience and lively music and dance performances is worth experiencing. It is held in the month of April, so be here if you want to be a part of all the fun.

While the delicious Indian and international cuisines can be savoured in some of the best restaurants in Faridabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other cities, enjoying them at the food festivals is a different experience altogether. So attend these amazing food fests and be a part of the culinary celebrations.