Looking for household utensils, commercial cookware, party crockery or traditional cooking equipment? Yahiyaganj Bartan Bazar should be on the top of your list for all kinds of vessel needs. Not only this, brass decoration ware to traditional paandaans and Moradabadi hookahs; you will find everything here. From a steel spoon to the largest biryani degh you could ever imagine – visit this hidden gem of a lane for all kitchen paraphernalia and a treat to the eyes.
The lane is dotted with utensil stores one after the other, however, do not forget to check out these stores:
Shri Agarwal Bartan Store: The first shop in the lane on the right is Shri Agarwal Bartan Store. From a gas stove lighter to traditional items like a copper paandaan, you will get it all.
Time: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 10
Ram Jeevan Mal Mahavir Prasad: Midway through the lane, you can easily spot this as a huge store with brass utensils and decoration pieces being sold by the kilo. They do not have any name displays but are famous for being in the business for almost 70 years now.
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 100.
Badri Prasad Sanjay Kumar Pateele Wale: It is not hard to guess what they specialize in! But you can find a variety of other traditional cooking and serving vessels like ‘lagan’ ‘seeni’ ‘deghs’ ‘paandaan’ in metals of copper, brass and aluminium. From life size cauldrons to glasses and trays, they sell everything. Stacks of deghs in and out of the store make it easily recognizable in addition to the banners.
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 150
Ankur Metals Hotel ware and Tableware: The only shop in the market run by a woman, this store is popular among caterers and other hospitality providers in Lucknow. Dinner plates, jugs, buffet serving trays and even decorative table tops are some from the long list of items you can find here.
Time: 10:30 am to 8 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 15
Lala Banwari Lal Munna Lal: This is one of the busiest stores in the market, famous for its quick service. You can choose from the range of products under one roof. Serving bowls, knives, utensil stands, pressure cookers as well as electronic food appliances like toasters, mixer grinders and juicers, to name a few.
Time: 10.30 am to 8.30 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs.100
Kanhaiya Lal Pragdas Kothi: The oldest shop in the market, Kanhaiya Lal is running since 1880. Into the hands of the family’s fifth generation, this store probably has the most variety in terms of the product categories. Single burner gas stoves to commercial burning stoves as well as a selection of brands to choose from in both cookware and dinnerware.
Time: 11 am to 8:30 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 50.
Zamzam Bartan Store: Looking for traditional home décor or Moradabadi Hookahs? Drop by this store. Pick up flower-Pots, lamps, pandaans, gulab paas (Rosewater sprinklers) made of copper as well as brass adorned in meenakari. You cannot give this a miss.
Time: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Price starting at Rs. 100
Amanullah Qalaigaar: Not looking for new utensils, but want to restore old metal heirlooms? You will find practitioners of that too here. ‘Qalai’ which is the process of cleaning and restoring antiques is also done in this lane. This shop has been around for 50 years, dedicated to making the old new again. You might have to drop the item for restoration depending upon the size.
Time: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Prices: Starting at Rs. 50