North Indian food, especially Punjabi fares are hot favourites with visitors in Pahankot and are easily available. The specialities of Pathankot include Dal tarka, Muttar Paneer, Mutton Tikka, Mutton curry
and more. Local Punjabi cuisine includes Channa Batura or Chhole Batura, Dal makhani, various varities of Paneer, Rajma (Red kidney Bean), Lassi, Sarson Da Saag with Makai ki Roti
(Bread made from corn with mustard gravy). A standout in Punjabi cuisine is its rich and spicy non-vgetarian delicacies.
Other than these do try out the snacks like Samosas, Pakodas
and sweets including Jalebi, Barfi, Kheer, Gulab Jaamun and Palang-tod,
which is a type of milk-cake. Apart from the traditional delicacies, the ara is famous for Litchis. One can enjoy the fruit or sip in some refreshing Litchi Juice.