TS Intern Aanchal Ahuja calls Shimla her second home. Who better than her to pick the hill-station’s best local eats:

“Forget places like KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos. When in Shimla, let your taste buds go local.

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Sita Ram & Sons is a small shack in Lakkar Bazaar. You get the city’s best chholey bhaturey here. Not too heavy, not too spicy. At Rs 70 a plate, it makes an affordable, filling and yummy meal.

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Intrigued by the name “Wake & Bake,” I walked into this blue-panelled, yellow-windowed restaurant in the heart of the Mall Road. It turned out to be a good decision! Besides the pretty ambience, this restaurant has some seriously delicious food. The service is quick, too. What else do you need? Don’t miss their Lebanese platter and freshly ground coffee.

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Located bang on Scandal Point is one of Shimla’s oldest restaurants—The Alpha. It’s nothing much to look at, but the food is good. Chicken Cutlets and Chicken Rolls, washed down with hot chai…bliss!”