A guide to New Delhi Street food; Ten Best places to indulge

Its no secret that New Delhi shares a rather intimate connection with food. In adiditon to the historical attractions, the city is full of by-lanes lined with colorful stalls selling an amazing range of street food; from crunchy puchkas to steaming rolls, these places are an absolute foodie paradise. If you love the aroma of crispy hot jalebis or hot kulchas served with steaming chole, then these are some of the best places you need to visit for a taste of heaven. Go indulge!

#For the Parantha lovers: Paranthe Wali Gali

What: One of the most popular by-lanes, it has numerous shops selling strictly vegetarian Paranthas stuffed with delicious stuffings such as Paneer, potato, cheese, lemons, chillies, peas etc. The Paranthas are served with sweet lassi, tamarind chutney and vegetable curry.

Value for money: Rs. 150 for two people (appx)

Address: Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk

Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM


# For the chaat lovers: Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar

What: If you are a fan of the sweet and spicy Papri chaat with sprinkling of potatoes, chick peas, chillis and yoghurt and tamarind chutney, then this is the place to be in. You can also their aloo puri, gol gappe and dahi bhalle.

Value for money: Rs 70-80 for two people (appx)

Address: 1462, Chandni Chowk Rd, Kucha Mahajan, New Delhi

Timings: 12 PM- 10 PM

Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar

#For the love of succulent kebabs: Karims

What: One of the iconic joints for kebabs, they serve the finest varieties of kebabs. Their must try dishes are seekh kebabs, tikkas, mutton burrah, tandori fish and mutton seekh. They also serve excellent royal Mughal food.

Value for money: Rs. 600 for two (appx)

Address: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Timings: 11 AM- 11 PM

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#For the aloo tikki lovers: Bittoo Tikki Wala

What: A chaat lover’s paradise, the hot crispy tikki is served with curd and tamarind and mint chutney. Its garnished with chaat masala and pomegrenate.

Value for money: Rs 120 for two people (appx)

Address: G 46 Aggarwal Millenium Tower, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura

Timings: 9 AM- 11 PM

Bittoo Tikki wala

#For the love of Kulcha-chole: Kulcha King

What: Kulcha King is known for serving delicious hot amritsari kulcha and chole. They serve three varieties of Kulcha stuffed with gobbi, methi, onions, paneer, potato etc. smeared with dollops of butter. They also serve paneer bhurji, soya keema and malai chaap.

Value for money: Rs 140-200 (appx)

Address: 144, Ring Road, Sarojini Nagar

Timings: 10 AM- 10 PM

Kulcha King

#For the love of spicy chutneys: Nagaland food stall, Dilli Haat

What: The hot and spicy chutneys that they use will surely set your tongues on fire. Try their Akhuni chutney which is made from garlic, soya and spices and their Raja Mirchi chutney which is served with lamb or chicken.

Value for money: Rs 400 onwards

Address: Stall no. 19, Dilli Haat

Timings: 11.30 AM- 10.00 PM

Dilli Haat

#For momo lovers: Dolma Aunty Momos

What: Known for serving momos for more than 20 years, her momos are considered the best in New Delhi. Try the chicken or veg momos which are served with a spicy chutney.

Value for money: Rs 200-300 for two people (appx)

Address: Lajpat Nagar, Central Market, New Delhi-24

Timings: 12 PM- 10 PM


#For the love of rolls and biriyanis: Khan Chacha

What: Synonymous with serving the best rolls and biriyanis, its one of the oldest and popular places in New Delhi for mouth watering kebabs. Their soft pieces of meat rolled inside tender roomali rotis, sprinkled with garlics, onions and a spicy chutney is to die for.

Value for money: Rs 400 for two (appx)

Address: Flat no. 50, Middle lane, Khan Market (Also has branches in Gurgaon, Saket, Punjabi Bagh and Connaught Place)

Timings: 12 PM- 11 PM

khan chacha

#For pakoda lovers: Khandani Pakode wala

What: There is nothing like crunchy pakodas on a winter evening. Indulge in a variety of pakodas, ranging from lotus root, spinach, paneer, onion plant to the much loved potato, onion and bread pakoda. These are served with tingling green chutney.

Value for money: Rs 40 for two (appx)

Address: Ring Road, Sarojini Nagar

Timings: 9 AM- 10 PM

Khandani Pakode wala

#For the love of jalebis: Old Famous Jalebiwala

What:Considered to be one of the best jalebi places in New Delhi, they sell piping hot jalebis and samosas. The Jalebis are large sized and are made in desi ghee. You can also try their rabri and lassi.

Value for Money: Rs 200 for two people (appx)

Address: 1797 Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk

Timings: 10 AM- 9 PM

old and famous jalebiwala