The most exciting part about street food is that you get readily available delicious cuisines at the click of a finger, without having to hold your purse strings. When it comes to ticking the must-have street foods of your bucket list, which place can be better than Delhi? Hailed as the food capital of India, street food in Delhi is not just a culinary experience, but a historical walkthrough too. Head to these best street food places in Delhi for fun and gastronomical adventure.
Paranthe Wali Gali
Situated in the narrow labyrinths of Old Chandni Chowk, Parathe Wali Gali is known for the wide number of shops selling exquisite varieties of the parantha. It’s hard to resist the aroma of spluttering spices and parantha fried in desi ghee.
The parathas are made with whole wheat flour, seasoned with local spices, stuffed and then deep-fried. A food paradise for vegetarians, the parantha come with different fillings such as potatoes, green peas, cauliflower, radish, paneer, dry fruits, served with vegetable curry, butter, chutney, and pickles. Besides the regular fillings, you could choose from savory ones stuffed with Nimbu-Pudina, Mirchi, Tomatoes, Almonds and sweet fillings like Rabri, Mava or Khurchan.
Some shops in the region date back to 120 years. Shops that have withstood the ravages of time include Babu Ram Paranthe Wala, Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan, Kanaihya Lal Durga Prasad, and Babu Ram Devi Dayal. The parathas cost between INR 50 to INR 65 INR each. CONNAUGHT PLACE Known for its street food, this place boasts a Georgian architecture with its spacious vibe and famous eateries. From lip-smacking chats and Paani Puri to local Rajma Chawal, Connaught Place won’t disappoint you. Here’s a list of best street food in CP – Kulcha King promises authentic Amritsari Kulcha with a friendly ambiance, a popular hangout joint among youngsters. Pricing starts at INR 200 for two people (approx.)
In a mood for south-east Asian cousins? Try Thai Wonton soup at Wenger’s. Bhelpuri at Odeon Bhelpuri Bhandar, Keema Roll at Halka Fulka and snacks at Embassy Snack Corner are pocket-friendly snacks you can munch on at your tea break. Jain Chawal Wale has the popular option of home delivery of their authentic Rajma Chawal, Kadi Chawal, and Channe Chawal. Besides, the place also sells delectable Chowmein, Chole Bhature, and Paranthe.
Khan Chacha is one of the best places for hangouts and sells the best rolls and kebabs in the CP area. Daksh Chinese Food is your go-to location if you’re craving finger-licking Chinese cuisines at pocket-friendly prices.
Strolling through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, you can whiff the aroma of culinary delights. Located in Old Delhi, this place is mainly renowned for its Mughal era cuisines, besides the chat and parantha counters.
Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala is known for its savory Aloo Tikki chats and Bhalla since the 1940s, one of Delhi’s famous food items. Price range: INR 100 for two people (approx.) Giani’s Di Hatti is known as Delhi’s favorite ice-cream shop and a regular household name. Their creamy Rabri Falooda is a must-try. Pricing starts at INR 150 for two people (approx.)
Old Famous Jalebi Wala is the shop is known for its jalebis fried in desi ghee. Khan Omelette Corner in Chandni Chowk is famous for its healthy egg and cheese omelets, the place is an absolute paradise for egg lovers! Pricing starts at INR 150 for two people (approx.)
Babu Ram Devi Dayal Paranthe Wale is the place known for selling over a hundred varieties of paratha for the last 125 years! The Kela Paratha is a must-try. Kake Di Hatti serves king-sized naans with homely food to fulfill your comfort food craving within INR 200. Lotan Chole Wala won’t disappoint you with Delhi’s staple breakfast meal- crispy, hot Bhatura with chole.
Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala promises the best lip-smacking kachoris in the region. Padam Chaat Corner sells the most delicious Papdi Chats and Aloo Tikkis starting at INR 100 for two people (approx.)
Hazari Lal Khurchan Wale is the place to head to if you’re looking for creamy desserts at pocket-friendly prices. Khurchan Mava is a must-have! Head to Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale for the best kulfi in Delhi within INR 60 to INR 200. If you want to step up that healthy diet regime, then fruit chat at Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner is the perfect place for you.
Safdarjung Enclave is known for its posh eateries besides a flourishing DDA market. This place is a melting pot of multiple cultures, regional and international, with their indigenous delicacies catering to a diverse population of people with different tastes and income groups.
You have to try Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Barra, Mutton Curry, and the signature Kalmi Chicken at the well-known Rajinder Da Dhaba. Pricing starts at INR 800 for two people (approx.)
Besides the swank joints, there are other North Eastern food outlets where one can have different delicacies from the far eastern hills of India, like River snails with Smoked Pork, Manipuri Fish Curry, Duck thali, Rawtuai Kan, Sanpiau and more.
Named after Lala Lajpat Rai, this place is bustling with honking cars and the chaotic crowd. Central Market in Lajpat Nagar boasts of series of street shops selling everything from hair clips to shoes and the best food joints.
Delights from street-side stalls like Moong Dal Ke Pakode in front of Rama Palace, Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav at Jhakkas Pav Bhaji, Dahi Bhalle inside the market, Chinese chaat at Golden Fiesta, Momos and Chilly Potato at Avantika are must-eats if you plan to visit the place.
Lajpat Nagar Market boasts an array of Afghan restaurants. A sumptuous meal of Qabuli Pulao, Mantus and exotic Persian Tea at Afghan Darbar is highly recommended if you visit the place. Pricing starts at 600 (INR) for two people (approx.)
One of the top tourist attractions in the city, the area around Jama Masjid boasts a multitude of street food stalls. From Keema Samosas to grilled Botis and from Kebabs to Jalebis, you’ll find them all here.
We bet you won’t be able to resist the temptation of trying Seekh Kebabs at Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab Corner. Currently run by the fifth generation of the Ghani family, they have a street in Old Delhi named after them called Gali Kebabian.
Head to Aslam’s Chicken Corner for a mouth-watering dish of buttercream chicken. Pricing starts at INR 400 for two people (approx.) Al-Jawahar, inaugurated by first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, Chicken Biryani and chicken Jehangiri and Khameeri Roti are must-try here.
And although Google will tell you that the place shuts down at midnight, Al Jawahar fans know better! You can rest assured that this place serves one of the best foods in Delhi at night.
Give KFC a break and try Haji Mohd. Hussain’s fried chicken. If you’re a vegetarian with a kebab craving, a street food stall outside the Hamdard shop in Chitli Qabar sells Laung Churey Kebabs. Kallan Sweets is the place you should head to if you’re looking for evening snacks like jalebi and samosas at INR 100 for two people (approx.) Cool Point is the ultimate destination to satiate your sweet tooth with Shahi Tukda and Badam Milk. Nawab Qureshi watermelon shakes promise a refreshing watermelon drink to beat the summer heats in Delhi at just INR 10.
Ameer Sweet House is known for their Gulab Jamun, also known as the sweetshop of Delhi, this century-old shop is a must-visit!
Delhi University North Campus
Bustling with the college crowd, this place boasts some real cheap pocket-friendly street food joints that’ll leave you begging for more.
Momo’s Point is one of the first food joints that came up in Kamala Nagar. One must try the Fried Pork Momos. Price range: INR 500 for two people (approx.) South Indian Café is run by a middle-aged man from Madurai, who insists on being called Anna, this place is not a typical café. It promises the best South Indian cuisine that won’t tear a hole in your pocket.
Chache Di Hatti serves the best Chole Bhature in the area. Bille di Hatt boasts of the steel tumblers of lassi in the DU north campus area. Try a creamy glass of paradise yourself! Vaishnav Chaat Bhandaar serves some mouth-watering Gol Gappas, Tikkis, and Papdi Chat. Pricing starts at INR 300 for two people (approx.)
Karol Bagh is a residential-cum-commercial situated in the heart of West Delhi. This place has some of the Delhi popular food items to offer in the street stalls.
Roshan Di Kulfi is one of the most popular food joints in West Delhi. This place serves some of the most lip-smacking Aloo Tikkis and will leave your wallet happy and your tummy most content. Six decades old, their Chole Bhature and Malai Lassi, would make you beg for more! Pricing starts at INR 500 for two people (approx.)
Peshawari Chicken Corner boasts roasted ‘diet’ Chicken for health-conscious peeps. You can drive your car to the shop and enjoy the best Mughali street food in the comfort of your own space. Kaali Mirch Chicken is a must-try! Kakkar Pakora Stall as the name suggests, this place serves steaming Hot Pakoras, Aloo Samosas, and Kachoris. Tera Hotel, although the place doesn’t look fancy, its food won’t make you think twice before visiting. Makkiki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag are heartwarming in the winters.
Wraps is the master of shawarmas. Head to this joint if you’re looking for meaty wraps. Ganesh Restaurant popularly known as the Ganesh Machhiwaala, this place is famous for its fish dishes. From fish fry to tandoori fish, this place is a must-visit for fish lovers!
Art of Spices is a popular name among college students for its pocket-friendly yet different items. This place, with its cornucopia of rolls, flaky parathas with tangy sauces won’t fail to impress your taste buds. Om Corner is a joint every Delhiite has been to at least once in their life. They serve Chole Bhature that is worth dying for. Don’t forget the Indian Sweets the place has to offer!
One of Delhi’s oldest locations, Nizamuddin, is an ideal place for any tourist looking for an authentic look at Delhi’s past heritage (place of the iconic monument Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah), and to satisfy those who are in search of fantastic food at affordable prices. From kebabs to biryani, and from butter chicken to kofta, one can never run out of options when they are in Nizamuddin.
Found near MCD School, the Kit Care Kebab Corner offers a wide range of choices from Chicken Soup to Mughlai dishes, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Changezi, Paneer Tikka, and Shahi Paneer, with recent additions to the menu which include Seekh kebabs and roasted chicken. Pricing starts at INR 350 for two people (approx.)
For one of the best beef and chicken biryani, Muradabadi Biryani offers food which is tough to beat. If Paya, Daal, Kofta, Chaanp, and Korma is more suited to your style, the Hussaini Hotel is the perfect place for you.
If you have sudden cravings for food from places like Arsalan, the Al- Quresh Hotel provides familiar dishes such as Handi Chicken, Chicken Haryali Tikka, Chicken Reshmi Kebab, and Chicken Qalami Kebab. For those who like to have some paan to end their meals, the Shams- Ud-Din Paan Corner has got you covered with their Meetha Special, Tobacco Special, Qeemam Special, and Saada Special starting at just INR 50 each. Some of the best street food joints await you the next time you visit Delhi.
Gear up for a gastronomic adventure, the best of its best kind that the city has to offer. From Karol Bagh to Nizamuddin, Connaught Place to Parathe Wali Gali, Delhi brings to you a plethora of lip-smacking street food delights that you can’t afford to miss out on.
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