Street Food in Delhi
If you are looking for street food in Delhi, you do not need to go far. You will find them in every lane and by lane of the city.
Street Food in Chandni ChowkTruly, there is no place like Chandni Chowk as far as street food is concerned. Here, you will find all kind of vendors selling lip-smacking street delicacies.
Paranthewallas of Chandni Chowk
One big shop in this lane is PT Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan. This shop has been in business since 1872. Another old name operating since 1886 is Pandit Devi Dayal. Kanyalal Durga Prasad’s parantha shop is also another popular name here.
The Chaatwallas of Chandni Chowk
- Shri Balaji Chaat Bhandhar at 1462, Chandni Chowk is one of the more renowned shops in this region. It keeps open from 12:00 noon to 10 o’clock at night. Their papdi chaat is truly scrumptious. Equally delicious is their kachaalu chatni and the khasta papdis; you can also try them.
- Bishan Swaroop, located at 1421, is another popular chaat shop in this region. It first opened its doors in 1923. You must try their aloo chaat, aloo ke kulle, and fruit chaats; they specialize in these items.
- Jugal Kishor Ramji Lal at 23, Chawri Bazaar ( Dujana House) is another place to go if you are actually looking for mouth-watering fruit chaats. It remains open from 10:30 am to 10 pm. You can also try their Pav bhaji and aloo tikki; but their fruit chaats are far more popular.
- However, if you are looking for gol gappe with a typical jal jeera you must visit Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar at 77 Chandni Chowk. The shop is open from 11 am to 10 pm. Also try their gobi matar samosas, matar paneer tikki and kachoris stuffed with potato and peas.
- Natraj Dahi Bhalla, located near Bhai Mati Das Chowk, is the place to go if you specially like dahi bhallas.
- For Kachoris visit Jung Bahadur Kachoriwala at 1104 Chhatta Madan Gopal in Chandni Chowk. They serve the best kachoris in this region.
Sweetmeats of Chandni ChowkChandni Chowk is also famous for its halwais.
In addition, there are so many other types of sweets sold all over Chandni Chowk. You must have heard of Ghantewalla.
Other Big Names in Chandni ChowkHowever, there are many other smaller shops that sell equally delicious phirni; try them as well. Also take time to sample classic bread omelet at Mohammad Nadim (66 Matia Mahal), Puri-aloo-halwa at Haji Tea Point (924 Bazaar Matia Mahal); Rabdi-falooda at Giani's (Shop 651/52 Church Mission Road Fateh Puri).
Street Food in Jama Masjid Area
You can also try their mutton stew, mutton korma, shahjahani korma and shammi kebab. If you come here early in the morning, do not forget to try succulent mutton nihari and paaya; they are usually sold out by 8:30 am.
Karim’s near Jama Masjid
Street Food in Chittaranjan Park
Dadu’s Cutlet Shop offers a long list of Bengali delicacies. Mochar chop is one of them. It is typical of Bengal and is made out of flowers of banana plant. Otherwise, you can try mutton cutlet, fish cutlet, chicken cutlet, fish fry, vegetable spring roll, fish chop, vegetable chop, aloo chop, samosa, piyaji etc.
If you prefer vegetarian dishes start with samosas and piyajis. The later is onion fried in a batter and is something akin to bhajiyas. The samosas may taste a little different; the spices used are not the same.
Then again, if you are aching for something sweet, you have Annapurna Sweets located next door.
However, if you take time to trek to Market number 1, you will be greeted with many more street food vendors. Try egg roll and golgappas here. Ravi’s Snacks in Market no 1 sells delicious egg roll along with different types of cutlets.
Another thing to try here is ghughni. It is another version of cholley; but tastes great. Subrata’s Stall in C R Market is the best place to try it. For golgappas, you can try Raju’s Phuchkas and yes, golgappas are known as phuchkas in this part of the city.
Street Food in West Delhi
Street Food in Khan Market
Making such kababs is not everybody’s cup of tea. You can also visit Maurya Sheraton’s Dum Pukht for it, however, many are of the opinion that they use too much saffron.
It's Momo Time in Delhi!!
Another good place to try these Tibetan dumplings is at Dolma Aunty in Lajpat Nagar. The place is always bustling with momo lovers; they come from all over Delhi to enjoy their chicken, vegetarian or paneer momos.
Majnu ka Tila is another place where you can find original momos. The place is officially known as New Aruna Nagar Colony. The area was allocated to the Tibetan refugees in 1960. You will find many eateries offering original Tibetan dishes.
Street Food Joints in Other Parts of Delhi
The key factor behind their success is their loyalty to quality. Different items of North and South Indian snacks are sold in their different outlets.
While we are talking about food chains, Al Bake is another name that we must mention. It too has branches all over the city; but I have visited their New Friends Colony (21 to 23 Community Center) outlet only.