Delhi Street Food Guide: Hand Picked for Foodies!

Vishal Chauhan, 23/11/2018

Delhi and Delhi-ites are known as much for their insatiable appetites as they are for the unending variety of food found in the city. Any cuisine, Indian or international, you name it, we have it. But what really captures the essence of the city is the street food that changes color and taste but gets only better with discovering the city.


Here is an exhaustive list of the best of Delhi Street food: 

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Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar

Ridingon high on reviews that can even put 5-star restaurants to shame, Chache di Hatti is one ofthe oldest joints in the heart of the north campus of Delhi University. They are known forserving the best chole bhature inDelhi University’s North Campus. Stuffed, melt-in-mouth bhaturas with optimallyspiced chhole and special pickled salad is gonna make you go mmmm.  Butone has to wait for a while here to be served, sometimes as long as an hour toget their own slice of heaven. Make sure to make a dash for this Delhi streetfood joint, for they sell out every day by noon!

Open Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: 32,Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 100

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Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar

A tiny little shoptucked away in the busy Amar ColonyMarket, you can easily spot Juneja’s bythe swarm of people huddled in their chaat corner for an evening cup of tea andsteaming snack staples of samosa,gol gappas and chaat. Juneja’sis known for having an enormous variety of sweets, which are actually worthdying for, especially their WarqLaden Barfis. A must visit place for the ones who crave for yummyIndian sweets to satisfy their sweet tooth.

OpenTimings: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM,6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: 74, Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

Cost fortwo: INR 700


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Prince Paan, Greater Kailash and Gurgaon

Stereotypesare not restricted to people but also to food. If you are a delhi street foodenthusiast with an ironical knack for hygiene, look no further. Prince Paan serves an array ofpaan flavors like ButterscotchPaan, Strawberry Paan and even Paanki Chaat! As for those obsessed with hygiene, they even serve GolGappe made in mineral water! Don’t miss their nimbu masala paan which is araging hit among their regulars.

Open Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Location: M-29,Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 250


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Atul Chaat, Rajouri Garden

Whatwas a run of the mill shop lost in the shoppers’ lanes of Rajouri Garden Market is now alandmark for Delhi street food lovers. While the most popular treats are the aloo chaat and the tikki, it is the gol gappas and their sheer sizethat has every chaat lover raving about AtulChaat. Since its inception eras back, this no frills outlet’s food is theirone and only showstopper, Stop by at this popular Delhi street food joint for aquick and affordable yet delectable bite.

Open Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: H-44,Main Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 100


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Roshan ki Kulfi, Karol Bagh

Shoppingin the buzzing marketplace of KarolBagh is incomplete without the quintessential lunch at Roshan ki Kulfi. The specialty of theoutlet is, no points for guessing, the kulfi-faluda,which is particularly a respite in the blistering and intolerable heat ofDelhi. It’ serves one of the best kulfis in Delhi. Another Delhi staple ofChhole Bhature with a long tumbler of lassi is what has all the customerssmacking their lips.

Open Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: 2816,Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 500 
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Spice Aangan, SDA Market

Shawarmalovers, did you think we’d leave you stranded? With service faster than thespeed of light and yet uncompromising on quality and light on the pocket, Spice Aangan leaves meatlovers asking for more. Melt in mouth meat, oozing with juices and flavors, theShawarma rolls are a departure from tradition, served with mayonnaise and greenchutney, but that only adds to their charm. You’re sure to keep coming back formore, all the regulars do!

Open Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: C-21/2,Opposite IIT Main Gate, SDA Market, SDA, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 450


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Moolchand Parathewala, under Moolchand Flyover

Parathawhich is the staple food of many regions is also a famous unleavened flatbreadin the Indian subcontinent. Paranthe in Delhi is an all-time snack that’s eatenfor breakfast, lunch, dinner or even evening tea time. There are famous shopsalso a lane that sells Paranthe in Delhi and known as “Parathe wali gali”.

You need sleuth skills to spotthis one. Nights of boozing and partying have sent Delhiites in search offilling and butter loaded parathas here.With no significant pointer to this place except a huge swarm of people, allDelhiites who love their parathas have been here in the late hours. ThisDelhi street food place serves the best parathas ever.

Open Timings: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Location: MoolchandMetro Station, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 300

Where else to eat: Gali Paranthe Wali, Not Just Parathas, Kake di Hatti


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Laxman Dhaba, Qutab Industrial Area

Populatedby non-vegetarian lovers, and especially during winters, the Laxman Dhaba is also known as the IIFT Dhaba, for its proximity to thecollege campus. Kadhai chicken and keema parathas are the morepopular dishes at this Delhi street food joint. Apart from these, thedhaba is thronged by college goers who ditch malls and fine dining restaurantsfor a more flavorsome ride for their taste buds, that the dhaba always deliverson point.

Open Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: F-113,Opposite Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 600


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Salim’s Kebab, Defence Colony

Aregular haunt of the Mughlai ChickenLovers’ whose loyalty also gravitates towards street food, Salim’s is their blessing indisguise. The Mutton Seekh Kebab andthe Chicken Tikkas arepurely heavenly, if the reviewers are to be believed. The Afghani chicken is also a delightto those who actually enjoy Mughlai cuisine. For a first timer though, thisdelhi street food joint is sure to delight and keep them coming back for more.

Open Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: 91-93,Flyover Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi

Cost for Two: INR 800
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Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner

If youwant the tastiest Aloo-Kachaloo chat, then head to Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner.This chat corner is exclusively put up for the Aloo-Kachaloo chat.

Open Timings: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1421,Near Ashish Medicos, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Cost for two:  INR 400


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Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk

Thinkof a burst of flavors and textures coupled with some incredibly well spicedchaat, and Natraj willnot disappoint you ever. Located just about 2 minutes from the Chandni Chowkmetro station, the shop has only 2 menu items- the incredibly soft; melt inyour mouth Dahi Bhallas and the crispy fried Dal-filledtikkis, both of which have an almost infinite number of takers allday, every day. A Mecca for chaat lovers in the city, be sure to try it out atleast once in your lifetime.

Open Timings: 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Location: 1396,Main Road near Central Bank, Opposite Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk, NewDelhi

Cost for two: INR 100


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Karim’s, Chandni Chowk: Legendary DelhiStreet Food

Leavingthis legend out would be sheer injustice. Karim’s isknown for its mughlai, non-vegetarian delicacies. The popular dishes here arethe Kebabs, Mutton Korma, MuttonBurra, and the Brain Curry.For its age old authentic flavors that only get better with time, Karim’s isthe one place you cannot miss while in ChandniChowk.

Open Timings: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Location: 6499,Fathepuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 200
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Kakke de Hatti

Ifyou’re looking for scrumptious Punjabi cuisine, then head to Kakke di Hatti.They don’t serve Punjabi dishes but also varieties of Kulfis and Faloodas.Delicious Paranthas, Kulchas and Chole Bhatures makes this place athrobbing centre for food lovers. It is a paradise for Punjabis.

Open timings: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Location: 654-666,Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Cost for two: INR 300

Phirni is a creamy rice flour pudding that’s originated fromKashmir. The yellow Kesar Phirni is flavored with saffron which is a favoritedessert of Kashmir’s. Although adapted from Kashmir, Phirni is quite famous onthe streets of Delhi.

Where to eat: Nizamuddin andChandni Chowk


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Moth Kachori


Thisis very popular street food that’s made with ready-made Moth Dal and Papdis. Itis a favorite street dish that has a right blend of sweet and spices.


Where to eat: Multan MothBhandar, Moth Kachori Corner, and Gera’s Moth Kachori Shop


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Phirni

Phirni is a creamy rice flour pudding that’s originated fromKashmir. The yellow Kesar Phirni is flavoured with saffron which is a favouritedessert of Kashmiris. Although adapted from Kashmir, Phirni is quite famous onthe streets of Delhi.

Where to eat: Nizamuddin and Chandni Chowk

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Daulat ki Chaat 


Imagine fresh creamy milk that’s churned and the thick foam is separated which is later mixed with sugar and flavoring; that’s Daulat ki Chaat. Yes, it’s not a dish with chutney and masala rather a heavenly creamy milk chaat that’s a sweet savory.

Where to eat: Chandni Chowk

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Banta

Banta is a cool-drink that’s served in a codd-necked bottle. Banta is preserved in a glass bottle that’s sealed by a round marble and not a cap hence it’s popularly known as Goli Soda. The drink is often mixed with lemon/ orange juice, chat masala, crushed ice, jal-jeera and Kala namak.

Where to drink: Anywhere on the streets of Delhi

Delhi is a city brimming with culture and diversity and it is indeed a foodie’s paradise. While there are many more places that can satiate your appetite, these are the ones from the list of Delhi street food joints that you must NOT miss!

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