India’s capital city Delhi (or Dilli, as called by the locals) is known for housing some of the most amazing monuments, top-notch restaurants and markets that any city can offer. The capital, however, is most renowned for its cheap street food eateries, which serve the most lip-smacking dishes that can be found in the country, and perhaps, even the world. If you are a foodie visiting the city for the first time, this is the list you should check off if you want to have the best street food places in Delhi:
Neo Traveller’s List Of Best Street Food Places in Delhi
Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
If you’re a chole bhature fan, this is the place for you. Since it makes one of the best North Indian snacks ever, Chache Di Hatti definitely deserves to be mentioned first in this list of street food places in Delhi. Located near North Campus, this shack does only one thing – chole bhature – and does it remarkably well. Their hot, fluffy bhatures come with aloo stuffing and an indecent amount of the tastiest chole, a dollop of tangy chutney and loads of chopped onions and pickled chillies. They also sell their in-house masala.
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Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
Paranthe Wali Gali is home to the most popular street food places in Delhi. As the name suggests, the Paranthe Wali Gali is a narrow street lined on either side by shops that sell deep-fried stuffed parathas (fried Indian bread). The parathas served in these shops are strictly vegetarian, with fillings varying from Potatoes, Chilies, Lemons, Bitter gourds, Lady fingers and Radishes to peas, Carrots, Cauliflowers and Paneer. They also serve parathas with unusual stuffings, like banana, khoya, rabdi and dry fruits.
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Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar
Though this tiny little sweet shop is tucked away in the extremely busy Amar Colony Market, Juneja’s is one of the most buzzing street food places in Delhi and one can easily spot this eatery by the huge crowd that throngs near their chaat corner everyday. Juneja’s serves the usual chaat items like gol gappas and chaat as well as tea-time snack staples like samosa. But they are best known for the enormous variety of sweets that they have to offer, that are absolutely worth dying for.
Roshan ki Kulfi, Karol Bagh
Established in 1951, this street food and dessert paradise is located in the heart of Karol Bagh. Roshan Di Kulfi is a 3rd generation run eatery that serves a variety of refreshing kulfis, pleasing sweets and savory snacks and chaats. They also run a restaurant with a multi cuisine menu that serves everything from breakfast items to tandoori dishes to South Indian cuisine.
Prince’s Paan & Chaat Corner, GK
Located in Greater Kailash, Prince Paan serves a wide variety of paan flavors like Butterscotch, Strawberry etc. You must be wonder why a paan shop is included in this list of best street food places in Delhi. They even serve a chaat dish made of paan. Well, turns out, Prince’s Paan also whips up some of the tastiest gol gappes that are all made with mineral water. You can finish your meal with their refreshing nimbu masala paan which is a favourite among the regulars.
Khan Chacha, Khan Market
A meat eater’s paradise, Khan Chacha in Khan Market happens to be the most sought after place to gorge on non-vegetarian food. The place is considered one of the most sought after street food places in Delhi and offers the best chicken and mutton seekh rolls, kebabs and rotis. And they don’t limit themselves to just non-vegetarian food, as they also have some yummy vegetarian fare on the menu. Though not really as inexpensive as the capital’s street fare, they make up for the steep price with the amazing taste.
Sitaram Diwan Chand, Paharganj
A worthy rival to Chache Di Hatti, Sitaram Diwan Chand is located in the infamous streets of Paharganj, and is another iconic eatery in this list of street food places in Delhi. Their trademark bhature is lined with shreds of paneer that blends perfectly with the spicy chole. Their pre-cooked bhatures are heated up on order, but that does not diminish their wonderful taste in any way.
Bittoo Tikki Wala, Pitampura
Located at Pitampura, Bittoo Tikki Wala started from a small cart and has now acquired somewhat of an iconic status. Their crispy tikki is loved by one and all and is the perfect snack to eat during Delhi’s chilly winters. They also serve some amazing chaat as well as a variety of vegetarian pan-Indian and Chinese hits. They don’t skimp on the quality of ingredients and the food portions, which is why customers keep coming back for more.
Al-Bake, New Friends Colony
Any list about the amazing street food places in Delhi is incomplete without mentioning the shawarma rolls of Al-Bake. Situated in New Friends Colony Market, this small joint dishes out scrumptious Gulf delicacies that make your taste buds drool.
Moolchand Paranthe Wala, under Moolchand floyver
Moolchand Paranthe Wala makes a host of paranthas such as the soy parantha, mix veg parantha, dal parantha along as well as the classic aloo pyaaz parantha. The paranthas are served with green chilli pickle and boondi raita in a glass. Paranthas are quite heavy, so for the average eater, one parantha would be enough to fill them up.
Salim’s Kebabs, Defence Colony
This small wonder that shifted from the Khan Market to Defence Colony Market, serves some of the most delicious kakori kebabs. The kebabs simply melt in the mouth the minute you take a bite. If you want to eat on the go, you can also opt for the kebab roll, which is nothing but kebabs wrapped up in rumali roti.
Dilli Haat, INA
Dilli Haat in INA is one of the best street food places in Delhi where one gets to taste the different regional cuisines of India. The various food stalls from different Indian states let you sample the diverse range of Indian food at low cost prices. At Dilli Haat, you can get everything from a North-Indian thali to Rajasthan spicy dishes to Hyderabadi Biryani to seafood from the Lakshadweep.
Karim’s, Chandni Chowk
Leaving this legend out of this list of best street food places in Delhi would be an injustice against the capital’s meat lovers. Karim’s is known for its non-vegetarian Mughlai delicacies. Their popular dishes include kebabs, mutton korma, mutton burra, and the brain curry.
That’s it from my side! Do let us know your list of best street food places in Delhi.