The historical capital, Delhi is a foodies’ paradise. You can experience normal (read boring and bland) wine and dine or you can just let your mojo rule and devour the mouth-watering flavours of street food in Delhi.
it’s are known as much for their insatiable appetites as they are for the endless variety of food found in the city.
To celebrate the street food, we bring you an exclusive and extensive list of the delectable and the best street food in Delhi. If you haven’t tried of these Delhi street foods, then your experience is not very rich.
Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
Chache Di Hatti, Chole Bhature
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Riding on high on reviews that can even put 5-star restaurants to shame, Chache di Hatti is one of the oldest joints in the heart of the north campus of Delhi University. They are known for serving the best chole bhature in Delhi University’s North Campus. Stuffed, melt-in-mouth bhaturas with optimally spiced chhole and special pickled salad is gonna make you go mmmm. But one has to wait for a while here to be served, sometimes as long as an hour to get their own slice of heaven. Make sure to make a dash for this Delhi street food joint, for they sell out every day by noon!
Open Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 100
Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar
Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market, Barfi
A tiny little shop tucked away in the busy Amar Colony Market, you can easily spot Juneja’s by the swarm of people huddled in their chaat corner for an evening cup of tea and steaming snack staples of samosa, gol gappas and chaat. Juneja’s is known for having an enormous variety of sweets, which are worth dying for, especially their warq laden barfis. A must visit place for the ones who crave for yummy Indian sweets to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Open Timings: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: 74, Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 700
Prince Paan, Greater Kailash and Gurgaon
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Stereotypes are not restricted to people but also to food. If you are a delhi street food enthusiast with an ironical knack for hygiene, look no further. Prince Paan serves an array of paan flavors like Butterscotch Paan, Strawberry Paan and even Paan ki Chaat! As for those obsessed with hygiene, they even serve Gol Gappe made in mineral water! Don’t miss their nimbu masala paan which is a raging hit among their regulars.
Open Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: M-29, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 250
Atul Chaat, Rajouri Garden
Atul Chaat, Gol Gappe
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What was a run of the mill shop lost in the shoppers? lanes of Rajouri Garden Market, is now a landmark for Delhi street food lovers. While the most popular treats are the aloo chaat and the tikki, it is the gol gappas and their sheer size that has every chaat lover raving about Atul Chaat. Since its inception eras back, this no-frills outlet’s food is their one and only showstopper. Stop by at this popular delhi street food joint for a quick and affordable yet delectable bite.
Open Timings: 11:00 AM, 10:00 PM
Location: H-44, Main Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 100
Roshan ki Kulfi, Karol Bagh
Roshan ki Kulfi
Shopping in the buzzing marketplace of Karol Bagh is incomplete without the quintessential lunch at Roshan ki Kulfi. The specialty of the outlet is, no points for guessing, the kulfi-faluda, which is particularly a respite in the blistering and intolerable heat of Delhi. It’s serves one of the best kulfis in Delhi. Another Delhi staple of chhole bhature with a long tumbler of lassi is what has all the customers smacking their lips.
Open Timings: 8:00 AM, 10:00 PM
Location: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 500
Odeon/Shukla Pan Shop, Connaught Place
Odeon/Shukla Pan Shop, Paan
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Named so because it is located straight from the plush Odeon theatre in Connaught Place, Shukla Pan Shop is probably the only place that can compete with Prince. The most popular speciality of this place is the chuski pan, and if you’re worried about staining your hands with the syrup, don’t fret. The paan is stuffed into your mouth with oodles of syrupy ice to give you the most flavoursome brain freeze. Abuzz with paan lovers from the city, the tiny shop also serves diet paan for the calorie conscious.
Open Timings: 10:00 AM, 12:30 AM
Location: 23, 1st Floor, Odeon Building, Radial 5, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 1300
Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Chandni Chowk
Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Karachi Halwa
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Every confectionery makes Indian sweets, but only few masters them to the levels of becoming legends. Chaina Ram is one such legendary outlet in the Delhi street food business, that has been covered by major national dailies for their consistently mind-blowing sweets. While every mithai here is a showstopper, the jewel in the crown is the Karachi Halwa, loaded with dry fruits locked in an amber colored cube of sugar and cornflour.
Open Timings: 8:00 AM, 8:30 PM
Location: 6499, Fathepuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 200
Moolchand Parathewala, Under Moolchand Flyover
Moolchand Parathewala Special Lachcha Paratha
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Paratha which is the staple food of many regions, Is also a famous unleavened flatbread in the Indian subcontinent. Paranthe in Delhi is an all-time snack that’s eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even evening teatime. There are famous shops also a lane that sells Paranthe in Delhi.
You need sleuth skills to spot this one. Nights of boozing and partying have sent Delhiites in search of filling and butter loaded parathas here. With no significant pointer to this place except a huge swarm of people, all Delhiites who love their parathas have been here in the late hours. This Delhi street food place serves the best parathas ever.
Open Timings: 9:00 AM, 11:30 PM
Location: Moolchand Metro Station, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 300
Where else to eat: Gali Paranthe Wali, Not Just Parathas, Kake di Hatti
Khandani Pakode Wala, Sarojini Nagar
Khandani Pakode Wala, Stuffed Pakode
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The name itself suggests the heritage linked to this place. Khadani Pakodewala is one of the delhi street food joints where the quality of the food has not degraded with time. The crispy batter covering with the soft filling is still as scrumptious as before. Apart from the common potato, cauliflower and onion pakoras, they?re also made from paneer, baby corn and lotus stem too. For regulars, Khandani is akin to a foodie’s must stop on their way to or from Sarojini Nagar.
Open Timings: 10:00 AM, 10:00 PM
Location: Shop 14-15, Central Market, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 200
Sitaram Diwan Chand, Paharganj
Sitaram Diwan Chand Chole Bhature
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The infamous streets of Paharganj are also known for a couple of other things that are popular among budget travelers and city folks, like leather goods, cafes and Sitaram Diwan Chand for their chhole bhature, the only item on their list. The bhature are pre-cooked and heated as per service, but that does not alter their taste in any way. It is in fact, a healthier option for the diet conscious since the oil has already been drained out.
Open Timings: 8:00 AM, 6:30 PM
Location: 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 100
Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk
Natraj Dahi Bhalle
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Think of a burst of flavours and textures coupled with some incredibly well spiced chaat, and Natraj will not dissapoint you ever. Located just about 2 minutes from the Chandni Chowk metro station, the shop has only 2 menu items- the incredibly soft, melt in your mouth dahi bhallas and the crispy fried daal-filled tikkis, both of which have an almost infinite number of takers all day, every day. A mecca for chaat lovers in the city, be sure to try it out at least once in your lifetime.
Open Timings: 10:30 AM, 9:30 PM
Location: 1396, Main Road Near Central Bank, Opposite Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Cost for Two: INR 100