Gawalmandi Food Street is a famous food street in Lahore that is a centre of traditional Pakistani food. The city district has renovated and rehabilitated the street for the public. The food street has been reopened and is serving as the hub of public life and delicious food.
Under the supervision of district coordination officer Rizwan Mahboob, the necessary renovation works were conducted on the street to revive its cultural value and aura. The renovation works were carried out under the Darkish Lahore project that was aimed at reviving such cultural and historical sites.
The Gawalmandi Food Street was shut down by Shehbaz Sharif in 2011 on the concerns that it was blocking traffic of the motorists and citizens. The shopkeepers were at a loss as they had lost their source of income. They protested but to no success. The government’s act was insensitive to the people’s needs. But fortunately, under the new regime, the Gawalmandi food street will be reopened.
The food street is opened to traffic in the morning and as the sun sets, it is closed to any vehicular traffic. The street is lit up for people to sit and enjoy the delicious Lahori food. People stay there till late night and can order food from any shop, while sitting anywhere.