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Food in Delhi

Let's keep it simple - people of Delhi are big time foodies! To have a taste of awesome Delhi food we need to make a trip to the place as one can get all sorts of typical traditional food. People of Delhi are not only food lovers but are also the people who care for their health so are even interested in organic food and low calorie food provided at many restaurants.
Varieties of Delhi food

Cuisine in Delhi

One of the must do things of people visiting Delhi is eating out! Delhi's fampus food include Chole Bhature, butter naan, roti, kebabs, butter chicken, biriyani, kadhi, rajma-chawal, chole-chawal, sarson ka saag, shahi paneer, aloo paratha, kadhai paneer, dal makhni and the list is endless.

If you have a sweet tooth, then what can be better than a glass of lassi with cream in it! Delhi is famous for its own share of sweets and deserts. Jalebi, a popular sweet made out of fermented batter fried and dipped in sugar syrup and can be eaten at any time of the day. Gulab Jamun is one other soft and delicate desert of India which has a very unique taste.  Kheer happen to be cooked out of milk and rice is a very traditional sweet which allows all kinds of dry fruits to get involved.

Street Food in Delhi

You have visited Delhi and left the city without tasting Delhi's famous street food! Then it is another valid reason for you to return to Delhi once more to get a taste of Delhi's street food. Aloo Tikki is one famous street food which is crispy cutlet made out of boiled potatoes. Alu Chaat is also one mouthwatering street food which is a spicy combination of cutlet and the tangy salty spices. Chole Puri which is curry of the chick peas and is even considered as  a very special dish in the street food. Pav bhaji is one tiny meal that is to be tasted and it is served with pavs fried lightly in butter along with bhaji made out of a few vegetables. 

Also samosa chat, sev puri, chowmein, dilli kay chole kulcha  are some of the spicy and the mouthwatering items available on the streets of Delhi. To drown the real flavor of the street food you need to taste the chat which is of some tangy and salty spices. Without the gol gappas (pani puri) and the Bhalla papdi a summer evening cannot be fulfilled in Delhi.

If you are talking of food in Delhi, food of Old Delhi needs special mention. Parathas with different fillings, chats, kebabs, biriyani and mutton curries form the backbone of Old Delhi food which still has a flavour of  Mughlai cuisine.

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Organic Food in Delhi

Not only tasty food but one can also find some healthy platters in Delhi as health is one crucial thing which is to be maintained. Due to this there are a few restaurants where one can organic food and a few places from where we can get all kinds of fruits, vegetables and other food products which are organic.
Apart from food there are also several organic retailers who have their own organic farms and dairies where we can get fruits, pulses, dry fruits, vegetables and all the other dairy products which are organic. In all the stores they sell a wide range of dals, grains, pickles, jams, teas, flour, eggs, meat and all other products which are organic.

The Altitude Store
16, Shanti Niketan Market, New Delhi – 110021
Ph: 98 99 113955

Jaivik Haat

Shop No.127 & 128,First Floor, R. G. Mall,Near Dharamkunj Apartments,Sector 9, Rohini,New Delhi – 110085
Ph: 011 4759 7091

Down to Earth

25 Dhan Mill Compound, Sau Phuta Road, Chattarpur, New Delhi - 110074
Ph: 011 2630 2716

Green Indiya Green Food Organic

Dwarka, dwarka sec 7, New Delhi- 110075
Ph: 011 4568 4119

Navdanya Organic Store

Market Ln, Hauz Khas, Kharera, New Delhi – 110016
Ph: 011 4079 3565

The Kirana Store

Shop No.131,Mehra Chand Market, Kendriya Vidyalaya Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodi Colony, New Delhi – 110003
Ph: 011 2461 9666

Blue Ribbon Bakers

A 178/18a,Dayanand Colony, Near J K M Travel, Lajpat Nagar IV-Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi – 110024
Ph: (011) 66739194

Le Marche

58 Basant Lok, Near Priya Cinema, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057
Ph: (011) 66362435

Bharat Trading Company

A-17, Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Mahila Mangal Road, Dakshinpuri, New Delhi – 110062

Food of Other States & Countries

Delhi is famous for food of other cities and countries as well. While on one hand you can have Indian traditional food, you can also taste Chinese, Italian, Continental, Mexican, and Japanese food. Pastas, pizzas, sushi, grills, salads, burgers, noodles, and wraps have now become an integral part of Delhi's food.

People from all over the country have made Delhi their home. But they haven't forgotten their roots which is evident  in the fact that they have brought their cuisine alongside. A visit to Dilli Haat will give you the variety of food eaten and loved by Delhiites. No one can forget the tasty dosas and idlis served at Saravana, thalis at Andhra Bhavan, mustard fish at Bijoli Grill or duck served at Assam House.

Restaurants and Hotels in Delhi

Delhi can also be considered as the restaurant capital of India as the city is full of restaurants. There is a very big list of hotels and restaurants in Delhi which are suitable for any size of pockets which provide food with a very typical and a traditional taste. Mexican Restaurant, Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, South-Indian restaurants, Bengali restaurants - you think of a cuisine and there is a restaurant in Delhi specializing in that.

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Fast Food in Delhi

Burgers, pastas, pizzas - they are no longer considered imported food items. Ask an eight year old or an 18 year old about their favourite food and pat comes the answer chicken burger or cheese pizza. Fast food joints like Mcdonalds, Dominos, are some of the important chain of fast food joints in Delhi. Coffee shops and cafes are Delhiites favourite place to hang around especially among the youth and office goers. Lounge bars, ice bars and resto bars have also become a part of Delhi's food culture.