In Pakistan, a food street is a street that has been designated for eating out. The food street is lined with food stalls, restaurants, and other food shops, and are typically pedestrianized. Food streets, and food parks, exist in several metropolitan cities in the country, and attending them has become a social norm, with people using them as both formal and informal meeting areas.
The first food street in Pakistan was Gawalmandi Food Street in Lahore. This has been followed by Melody Food Street and the food street in Blue Area in Islamabad, Burns Road in Karachi, the food street near Ghantar Ghar in Peshawar, Qissa Kahwani Bazaar Food Street, Peshawar and a second food street in Lahore at Anarkali. In 2012, a new food street was inaugrated in Lahore near Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort. It was named Fort Road Food Street.
In Islamabad, prior to the creation of Melody Food Street, restaurants were scattered around the city. Members of middle class society prefer them because they are less expensive than hotels or high-quality restaurants.
In 2012, a new food street, Fort Road Food Street was inaugurated which offers views of historical landmarks of Lahore including the Badshahi Mosque and the Lahore Fort. It is connected to the Walled City of Lahore. It is lined with colourful restaurants and bistros that offer high quality food in affordable prices and it has a big parking space as well.
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