The capital city, Delhi is indeed an exciting place for heritage lovers, shoppers, and of course the food connoisseurs. With its lineage from Afghan and Mughal dynasties, the city offers a scrumptious platter of culinary delights and gourmet delicacies which are a part of the Delhi Street Food Menu for centuries now.
The storming street food assortment of Delhi promises a fine blend of rich aroma, succulent flavors, and vibrant hues that can leave anyone drooling. Also, know the best places for street food in Delhi to satiate your cravings. Devouring delectable dishes is another form of gratification, isn't it?
From luscious finger snacks to sweet savories, here are our recommendations of the best street food to try when you are in Delhi.
Every corner of Delhi is filled with vendors that offer lip-smacking variants of Gol Gappas. Spicy water-filled in semolina puchkas is absolutely worth trying. Treat yourself with super fiery golgappas and don’t forget to ask for a dahi puchka to quench the tingling spiciness in your throat.
Famous Joints: Markets of Chandni Chowk, CR Park, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar Market, UPS Bhawan have some of the best joints to try Gol Gappas.
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One of the best and filling street food options in Delhi is Chole bhature. Fluffy bhaturas and spicy chanas with onion rings, chutney, and pickle as a condiment are absolutely delicious. This iconic dish of North India is worth trying to satiate the spicy craving.
Famous Joints: Some of the famous joints to try in Delhi are Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, Sita Ram at Paharganj, Nand ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, and Chache di Hatti in DU
Have you ever imagined something like a flaming paan? If not then Delhi is the place to check out this unique fire paan which doesn't burn your tongue but leaves you craving for more. If you happen to be in Connaught Place which is the iconic market of Delhi, don’t miss to grab an exciting experience of trying this unique variant of Paan which costs somewhere around 40 to 70 Rs.
Famous Joints: Odeon Gupta Paan Palace, Connaught Place
Milkshakes are wholesome and far healthier than gulping aerated drinks. One of the oldest places in Delhi to satisfy the creamy cravings is Keventers. Slurp some signature flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, or mango that suits your taste and you are good strolling around Delhi streets. These flavourful delish milkshakes are a must-have during summers.
Famous Joints: You will find Keventers Outlet at almost every corner of the city.
Not every chaat is tangy or spicy, courtesy of innovations, Daulat Ki Chaat from Delhi’s street food delights is unique in its own way. And trust me, this is amongst the most heavenly desserts I have ever tasted. If you are strolling in the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk, you must grab a bite of this frothy cloud of chhena and sugar which is sold by some street vendors at a reasonable price of Rs 50.
Famous Joints: Dariba Kalan, Nai Sadak, Chawri Bazar
Tandoori chicken or tandoori naan is just a pass as Delhi has notched the tandoori quotient for chai lovers with its amazing invention of Tandoori Kulhad Chai. Garma Garam Tandoori Chai served in earthen cups is absolutely divine and refreshing especially during Dilli ki Sardi. So, the next time you’re in the capital city, don’t forget to try this searing cup of tea with parantha’s, cookies, sandwiches, or bun maska. The price of Tandoori Kulhad Chai is somewhere between 50 rs to 250 rs depending on the area.
Famous Joints: Alpha’s tandoori chai, Mukherjee Nagar; Madarse Wali Gali near Jafrabad; Mucchad Di Chai, Sainik Farms; Tandoori Chai Bagaan, Gurgaon; Mister Chai, Connaught Place are the best places in Delhi to have tandoori chai
This lethal combination of delicate kulfi with melting in mouth faluda is a must-try for people with a sweet tooth and even if you are not, this sweet delicacy will instantly make you fall in love. The chilled kulfi topped with sweet and flavored vermicelli is enough to cool you down in the scorching heat of Delhi. So when you are here in Delhi, be ready to freak out on the scrumptious savories in the bustling streets.
Famous Joints: Roshan di Kulfi at Karol Bagh, Kake di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Kaseru Walan in Paharganj, and Sarvana Bhawan in Connaught Place
Pav Bhaji, Matar Kulcha, Tikki Chole, Aloo Chaat, Paneer Tikka, Chaap, Rolls, and the list is endless at Gupta Chat Corner in West Delhi. This famous street food hub in Delhi is a treat for all people who seek pleasure in taste. Variety, flavors, and aroma, the perfect place to savor street food, Gupta Chat Corner definitely have to be on the list when you are here in the city.
Famous Joints: West Punjabi Bagh and Paschim Vihar
If you haven’t heard about Paranthe Wali Gali in Old Delhi then probably you are living under a rock! This khau galli in Delhi serves ultimate paranthas for ages. This legendary street in gastronomy hub, Chandni Chowk is a brilliant hangout place to enjoy a scrumptious range of parathas. From paranthas to lassi and desserts, there's a lot in this best street food place of Delhi where food is supreme. Also, the very popular Moolchand ke Paranthe is a must-try as these are available even at the wee hours.
Famous Joints: Pandit Gaya Prasad Paranthe Wala, Pt. Kannaiylal Durga Prasad Dixit, Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wala, Pt. Baburam Devidayal Parathe Wala, Moolchand
These super delectable fried patties of potato dunked in tamarind chutney are a must-try on your trip to Delhi. It is one of the best street foods in Delhi that I can swear for. The tangy and spicy Tikki chaat is totally unmissable as you cannot find such flavors in any other part of the country. Grab a plate and you will thank us for the recommendation.
Famous Joints: Natraj Dahi Bhalle Corner, Chandini Chowk; Bittoo Tikki Wala, Pitam Pura, Dwarka & Kamla Nagar; Mangla Chat Wale, Mayur Vihar; Atul Chaat Corner, Rajouri Garden; Vaishno Chaat Bhandar, Kamla Nagar
This nawabi delicacy is an integral part of Delhi's street food menu. Kakori Kebab, Galouti Kebab, Shami Kebab, Veg Kebab; there’s a huge variety of kebabs in Delhi. Served with garlic and tomato chutney, the zing of kebabs is to the next level of divine culinary experience.
Famous Joints: Khan Chacha ke Kebabs, Karim’s, Chawla’s, Kebab Factory, Al Kakori are some of the joints where you find the tastiest of Kebabs.
Stuffed with the goodness of potatoes, samosas are one of the most popular street food dishes of India. Why try in Delhi? Well, you gotta visit Tilak Munjal in Pitam Pura or the streets of Chandni Chowk to know the real taste of this fried dynamite. If you’re looking for the best veg street food options in Delhi then this is the ultimate choice for you. Do try!
Famous Joints: Local sweet shops in Delhi serve piping hot samosas with tamarind chutney and also chole.
If Jalebi’s leave you drooling, then there are some iconic jalebi corners in Delhi that promise ultimate taste to satiate your sweet cravings. Dunked in sugary syrup, this tempting street food option will make you cheat on your diet. Sweet, crisp, and absolutely smacking, try it for sure! A kilo of their Jalebis in Delhi joints costs somewhere Rs 150-300 depending on the pure ghee version or fried in oil variants.
Famous Joints: Kali Charan, Dariba Corner, Jain Sweets, Chandni Chowk; Bikanervala; Gohana Jalebi
Ram Ladoo are crisp-fried dal fritters served with grated radish and green chutney. If you are on a shopping spree in any market of Delhi, you will easily spot vendors across the streets frying these dainty moong dal fireballs. This popular street food snack from Delhi is absolutely lip-smacking and worth trying especially during winters with Garma garam chai.
Famous Joints: Central Market, Lajpat Nagar; Rajouri Garden Market; Kamla Nagar; Karol Bagh
Delhi’s iconic street food snack, Moth Kachori is irresistible. Crispy kachoris dunked in spicy, tangy and super tasty moth bean curry that is topped with chopped onions and tomatoes can spike up the tempo of any day party. A crispy spicy and finger-licking moth kachori of Delhi is the answer to all the cravings!
Famous Joints: 75-Year-Old Multan Moth Bhandar in Paharganj serves the best Moth Kachori in the city at just Rs. 30; Nagpal Di Hatti in East Delhi is another paradise for foodies where you can try Moth Kachori; Moti Nagar Market, Rohini Market, you can find it everywhere in Delhi.
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