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A good friend of mine recently visited New York City and brought back with him not an accent, but an undying love for New York-style pizza. So when Sbarro invited us to visit their Connaught place, New Delhi outlet, all my high-brow friend wanted was a taste of Brooklyn in CP. So how did the New Delhi Sbarro stack up to the real thing? Let’s have a look.

White Pizza


This pizza has melted ricotta and mozzarella cheese, oodles of it, and that’s it.


Distinct from the white pizza, this is the classic New York slice, with mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce.

Stromboli
This is pretty much a roll of bread with lots of cheese inside. We tried the broccoli and mushroom one.

Paneer Makhni
You can’t visit Delhi and not have this dish, not even at the Sbarro. Sbarro stuffs paneer makhni inside the pizza crust rather than putting rubbery paneer slices on top. You take a bite and discover your favorite paneer dish inside. Since everything is prepared on the spot, the slice is piping hot and fresh: the perfect blend of Italy and India!

Final Words
Obviously, just as butter chicken tastes like tomato ketchup in UK, the pizzas aren’t exactly authentic, but they’re about as close as they get to the classic New York slice. At the price they come for, they are way better than the commercial international pizzas India is used to. With three major crusts to choose from and a huge live kitchen, you can catch the chefs in action, kneading the dough, tossing up the base, and preparing fresh and customized pizzas — all in front of your eyes!

Facts
Cost for two slices: Rs 400 ($6.33 USD); pizzas priced per slice

Priced at Rs 399 ($6.32 USD), plus tax: The special World Cup meal comprises two pizza slices, one drink, one dessert and one garlic stick. Plus, you get to take home a miniature bat and ball inscribed with the Sbarro logo!

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  1. Delhi lockdown has been extended till May 3.
  2. Those who do not possess a valid government ID card will have to apply for an e-pass while travelling.
  3. It is to be noted that those who already hold a night or weekend curfew e-Pass, need not apply for e-pass.

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (April 25) extended the lockdown in the national capital by a week in order to curb the COVID-19 spread. The lockdown will now remain in place till May 3.

"We had imposed a 6-day lockdown in Delhi. The lockdown is being extended to next Monday till 5 AM," the Delhi CM said in a presser.

The essential service providers are exempted from the lockdown and can apply for e-pass to travel. Those who do not possess a valid government ID card will have to apply for an e-pass while travelling.

Here are the steps on how to apply for an e-pass:

1. To apply for an e-pass to travel during the lockdown, visit the Delhi government's official website at https://delhi.gov.in/.

2. On the home page, you will see a message -- "Click Here to Apply for ePass."

3. Click on the link. It will redirect you to a new page where you will be asked to select the language you want to continue. Select as per your convenience.

4. In the next step, you will see a question - "What do you need help with?" to which, you will have to select "e-Pass to travel during Curfew."

5. Read the instructions carefully before applying for the e-pass.

6. Enter the required details including contact number, name of the applicant, district, address of Office or place of engagement and type of service. You will also have to submit your ID proof (maximum file size: 4MB) and a letter from your employer/ owner of the firm/outlet/establishment that your firm/outlet/establishment is associated in providing the essential services and that the services of you as an employee, is essentially required in the smooth delivery/providing of the said services during the curfew hours.

It is to be noted that those who already hold a night or weekend curfew e-Pass, need not apply for e-pass.


2. Juneja's, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar

A tiny little shop tucked away in the busy Amar Colony Market, you can easily spot Juneja's by the swarm of people huddled in their chaat corner for an evening cup of tea and steaming snack staples of samosa, gol gappas and chaat. Juneja's is known for having an enormous variety of sweets, which are actually worth dying for, especially their warq laden barfis. A must visit place for the ones who crave for yummy Indian sweets to satisfy their sweet tooth.


25 Top of the List Street Food Picks in Delhi!

1. Chole Bhature

The first place that comes to our minds after coming across the above dish is Delhi. Delhi is the apt place to get a taste from. Perhaps, the best street food in Delhi this dish is known for its fluffy Bhature and an appetizing Chole. There is a special chutney that these vendors tend to offer which makes it even better.

  • The best place to try– Giani di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Nand Ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Chache di Hatti.

2. Golgappe

While in Delhi how one can miss out to try the special Panipuri or Golgappe? With diverse forms, this dish is loved by almost all the patrons and the locals. You can go for stuffed Panipuri, different water flavours, an extra piece of papdi dipped in curd and chutney to give some extra pinch to your taste.

3. Poori Aloo

One of the traditional dishes in India, Poori Aloo in Delhi is the best thing to enjoy at various famous stopovers. With different spices, this dish has created another surge of reforms.

4. Rolls

No matter at which shop you try rolls in Delhi, it will give you a lifetime experience. Each vendor tries its own stuffing recipe which allows the patrons to get diverse tastes. You can go for Paneer Rolls, Chicken Rolls Mix Veg Rolls, Manchurian Rolls and so forth.

  • The best place to try– Taste drive at Rajouri Garden, Kahn Chacha, Chowrangee lane, Local Joints in Kamla Nagar Market, Satya Niketan.

5. Bishan Swaroop Chaat

A perfect blend of health and taste, Bishan Swaroop Chaat is one of the prime locations in Delhi to throng to. With some additions to the base, this chaat is made with seasonal fruits and channa toppings.

6. Kulfi

Kulfi is something which gets a positive response from everyone going out to have a superb dessert. The flavour and taste together make way for this delicious dish carrying caramelized milk and finely crushed granules of dry fruits.

7. Aloo Chaat

A mouthwatering street food in Delhi, Aloo Chaat is an apt pick for spending a delicious time with your loved ones. Diced fruits added to this dish make it a complete food for the foodies.

8. Ram Ladoo

Ram Ladoo is basically fried small pakoras stuffed with potato or dal that is sufficient to make any event a happening one. The crispiness of these fried balls with the taste of chutney is all that you want for a memorable getaway.

9. Rabri Faluda

A unique taste immersed in the rich blend of coconut, dry fruits and faluda milk Rabri Faluda is a superb affair to ask for. This dish is very popular among the Delhi residents and they hit the road every day for this particular dessert.

10. Kebabs

With over 25 different varieties of Kebabs ruling the Delhi street foods, this dish will give you the best reminder of the Mughal era. It includes Kakori Kebab, Shami Kebab, Galouti Kebab and much more.

11. Paranthe

A healthy splash of butter with diverse stuffing, Paratha over the years has become the best pick for breakfast. This street food in Delhi can be eaten at any time without much fuss.

12. Aloo Tikki

Stuffed with mashed potatoes and spring onions, Aloo Tikki is an excellent option to try on the streets of Delhi. You can choose different chutneys to make it go as per your taste for satisfying your inner foodie.

  • The best place to try– Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Corner in Rajouri Garden.

13. Multani Moth Kachori

A mix of rice, lentils and onions decorated with a well-fried kachori is a must try in Delhi. Different chutneys with a chaat masala mixed curd will make you just awe – inspiring.

14. Jalebi

How can one ignore the unique shaped sugary sweetness of Jalebi in Delhi? With a large number of shops offering different varieties of Jalebi, this dish has become the perfect sweet dish for the Delhi residents and tourists. You can go for Doodh Jalebi, Kesar Jalebi, Jalebi Subzi and much more.

  • The best place to try– Jalebi Wala in Chandi Chowk, Bangla Sweets in CP, Pandara Road.

15. Pakodas

With different veggies immersing in Besan to go out for a deep fry, this street food offers sumptuous fore deals to the people opting for this. The best food for enjoying the monsoons is Pakodas from the famous street shops in Delhi.

16. Nan Khatai

Baked in front of your eyes, Nan Khatai in Delhi is a famous food to opt out for. The crisp and taste of butter will leave a lingering taste in your mouth as you take the first bite of it.

  • The best place to try– Local Vendors in the famous markets are carrying this masterpiece.

17. Street Burger

You might have visited Mc Donalds and other branded affairs for a burger, but the taste you will get at a street corner in Delhi is unmatchable. Embedded with well-fried tikkis, these buns are really mouth -watering.

18. Bhel Puri

Adorned with a number of flavours Bhel Puri on the streets of Delhi offers an exquisite taste to the travellers. The tangy twist captioned with the crisp mixture is really delicious to eat.

19. Besan ka Chilla

Gram Flour is a prime ingredient in most of the tasty street food in Delhi. In this case, a thin layer of gram flour is stuffed with finely chopped veggies and cheese. It gives you a real taste of being in Delhi.

20. Chana Zor Garam

This food is a combination of taste and hygiene and is loved by everyone residing in and around the National Capital. The crisp flavour and the spicy touch just say it all.

  • The best place to try– There are a large number of vendors on every nook and corner of Delhi to give you the best taste ever.

21. Dahi Bhalle

The mix of curd along with red and green chutneys is a superb delight to experience on the streets of Delhi. The sprinkle of aloo bhujia intensifies this taste furthermore.

  • The best place to try– Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Shyam ji Corner at Old Delhi Road, Rajouri Market.

22. Samosa Chaat

The preparation of this particular street food will leave your mouth to crave for more. A samosa prepared with chole and tangy taste of chutneys is the best thing one can ask for.

  • The best place to try– Tilak Munjal in Pitampura Chandni Chowk eateries, CR Park.

23. Chole Kulche

Boiled Chole prepared with fresh tomatoes, onions and lemon along with a kulcha fried in butter are just exquisite to try for. The roadside eateries in Delhi offer this food in a unique way.

  • The best place to try– Near Tip top Market in Karol Bagh, UPSC Bhawan, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket.

24. Chicken Shawarma

An exotic dish is making the headlines since a very long period of time. Chicken Shawarma has shreds of meat fried in different spices and tomatoes.

25. Raj Kachori

A single dish capable to satisfy your hunger is what Raj Kachori is known for. Stuffed with oiled channa and crisp namkeen, this is an authentic food to give a try for sure.

  • The best place to try– Haldirams in Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, and Connaught Place.

The above list is incomplete without your experience. You all must have visited Delhi at one time or the other. If yes!! Do let us know in our comments section below. Any suggestions and alterations are appreciated from our side.


32 Best Street Food In Delhi

Here is a Delhi street food guide just for you! Let free the food lover in you and try this list of famous food items in Delhi. You will find in the list best street food in Delhi, street food in East Delhi, Old Delhi street food, and anything you can think of when it comes to streets.

  • Chole Bhature
  • Golgappe
  • Poori Aloo
  • Dahi Bhalle
  • Rolls
  • Kachori With Sabzi
  • Samose With Chole
  • Bishan Swaroop Chaat
  • Kulfi
  • Aloo Chaat
  • Daulat Ki Chaat
  • Ram Ladoo
  • Rabri Faluda
  • Kebab
  • Paranthe
  • Kulfi Faluda
  • Aloo Tikki
  • Multani Moth Kachori
  • Jalebi Pakode
  • Chole Kulche
  • Nan Kathai
  • Gupta Burger
  • Bhel Puri
  • Besan Ka Chilla
  • Chana Zor Garam
  • Pav Bhaji
  • Lacha Tokri
  • Dabeli
  • Momos
  • Paneer Tikka
  • Idli Sambhar

1. Chole Bhature

Trust me, only Delhi can provide you with the best chole bhature. The extra care and less soda put to make fluffy bhature make it the best street food in Delhi. And I am not going to share the secret ingredient we put in chole to make it more rich and appetizing. It’s the best street food in South Delhi for every foodie to try.

Tip: Ask for that special chutney to put in your chole
Where to try: 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
For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala at Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Dwarka and Shalimar Bagh and Kwality Restaurant in CP

2. Golgappe

Try this street food in Delhi and you will forget Mumbai’s pani-poori and Kolkata’s puchka. The other variations of golgappe simply can’t beat the flavor that Delhi has to offer.

Tip: Don’t forget to ask for that extra piece of papdi dipped in dahi and saunth to relieve your burning tongue.
Must Try: The ‘Pachranga’ variations of golgappa pani and the Vodka or Tequila Golgappe
Where to try: Local market in Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar Market, CR Park, UPS Bhawan
For hygiene lovers: Try this at best food joints in Delhi like Haldirams, Om Sweets or Bikano

3. Poori Aloo

This is a very spicy and delectable Delhi cuisine. If you are in Delhi and haven’t tried this heavenly dish then you are missing out on something big. A must try for spice lovers!

Tip: Try the hot halwa with your poori aloo. Don’t forget to ask for extra sabzi :-P
Must Try: Try its other variation, bedmi poori with sabzi
Where to try: Chaina Ram in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh Market, Tewari Sweets in Lajpat Nagar and Shyam Sweets at Chawri Bazaar
For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Haldiram’s, and Evergreen

4. Dahi Bhalle

You just can’t miss this delight of the street food in Delhi that we call dahi bhalla. The sweet curd and mix of sweet red and tangy green chutney on top of soaked dal vada, mmmmm…

Tip: Try the dahi bhalla with a sprinkle of aloo bhujia namkeen
Where to try: Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Bhandar in Rajouri Market, Shyam Ji Corner at Old Delhi Road and Dahi Bhalla Corner at Karol Bagh
For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s at Chandni Chowk, Subhash Nagar Connaught Place and Kaleva sweets

5. Rolls

The Delhi version of these rolls will keep you on your toes no matter where you try them. Every Roll wala in Delhi has his own special ingredient to make this tasty goodness all the more delish.

Tip: Let go of the conventional tomato ketchup and try these rolls with chili sauce (commonly known as momos wali chutney in Delhi)
Where to try: Local joints in Kamla Nagar Market, Taste Drive at Rajouri Garden, Wah Ji Wah at Mayapuri, Nizam’s in CP, High On Rolls in Defence Colony
For hygiene lovers: New Friends Colony and Khan Market

6. Kachori With Sabzi

This Delhi street food will make you ask for more. Teary eyes and runny nose, all the while you enjoy this spicy treat. Add a dash of coriander and chilies, and you are set!

Tip: Ask for the special “masala” on top of your sabzi for an enhanced flavor. Also, try the stuffed Onion Kachori and Matar Kachori for added texture.
Where to try: Hanuman Mandir in CP, Jung Bahadur in Chandni Chowk Metro, Old Fort, Kamla Nagar Market, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Sharma Kachoriwala in Pitampura
For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala in Shalimar Bagh, Haldiram at CP

7. Samose With Chole

This fried flavorsome preparation is a unique make of Delhi street food. I assure you that just one single bite of this deliciousness and it will become your first choice among junk fried food. If you’re looking for some best veg street food in Delhi, this is something you gotta try.

Tip: Add the green chili chutney on the top for added spiciness
Where to try: Tilak Munjal in Pitampura, Chandni Chowk eateries and Annapurna Sweets in CR Park
For hygiene lovers: Most of the Aggarwal’s serve samose with chole and Crispy Tokri at Kalkaji

8. Bishan Swaroop Chaat

This is health plus taste at its max. Nobody knew that fruits could be made so delicious with just a few minor additions. The divine taste of fruits mixed with chana toppings can make you healthy and wise. You don’t need to be wealthy to try this goodness -)

Tip: Try this special chaat with a glass of chilled lemon soda
Where to try: You will only get this food of Delhi in Chandni Chowk
For hygiene lovers: I guess fruits should be reason enough for you guys to smack on this

9. Kulfi

The dessert lovers will love this sweet savory. The granules of crushed dry fruits and thick texture of caramelized milk now this is on top my list of cold desserts.

Tip: Dip your kulfi in the thick mixture of rabri to take its awesomeness to another level
Where to try: Roshan di Kulfi in Karol Bagh, Kuremal at Chawri Bazaar, Siya Ram Nannumal at Ajmeri Gate, Ravi Raj di Kulfi at Karol Bagh and Jain Kulfi Bhandar at Shahdara
For hygiene lovers: Every major food outlet in Delhi serves this sweetness

10. Aloo Chaat

Who doesn’t like aloo chaat? Please tell who doesn’t.

Tip: Add diced fruits to your aloo chaat to make it a complete meal for you
Where to try: taram Bazaar in Chandni Chowk, UPSC Bhawan, Nathu’s Sweet in Bengali Market, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar in Khan Market
For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s, Bitto Tikki Wala at various outlets in Delhi and Shree Makhan at Janakpuri

11. Daulat Ki Chaat

This famous food of Delhi was invented by The Taste God himself. You don’t believe me? Then try it out for yourself and you will see that it tastes too good to be a human creation.

Tip: This sweet savoury is perfect in itself. You don’t need an added tip to make it any more exquisite
Where to try: Only in Chandni Chowk
For hygiene lovers: Sorry buddy, this heavenly deliciousness is only available in Chandni Chowk. You can try its replacement like Khurchan or Rabri at Shree Makhan.

12. Ram Ladoo

These fried dal pakoras or ram ladoos are to die for. The crispiness of radish and tanginess of chutney with these fried dollops make for every foodie’s fancy.

Tip: Try the Bhuni Mirch and Mirchi Bhonda with this.
Where to try: Local vendors with carts at Central market, Janak Puri, Green Park, South-Ex I, Tilak Nagar
For hygiene lovers: Evergreen and UPSC Bhawan

13. Rabri Faluda

This syrupy delight is full of caramelized milk and dry fruits. Not too sweet, this dessert will leave you asking for more. It is my personal favorite dessert since a long time. Just by talking about it, I got a craving for this nectarous dessert.

Tip: Enjoy this with a plate of Chawal Chole Palak from Giani’s di Hatti
Where to try: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk
For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s, Om Sweets and Kaleva

14. Kebabs

The best street food of Delhi is its kebabs. You will get a huge variety of kebabs in Delhi — from Kakori Kebab to Galouti Kebab to Shami Kebab. All of these kebabs are full of flavors and spices that remind you of the Nawabs. This is the most juicy and delicious non veg street food in Delhi.

Tip: Try the kebabs with Lehsoon-Tamatar chutney to add a tanginess to the flavors
Where to try: Kebab points in local markets, Chawla’s at Tilak Nagar, Al Kakori at Vasant Place Market
For hygiene lovers: Khan Chacha ke Kebabs, Karim’s and Kebab Factory at Saket

15. Parathe

The most preferred breakfast of Delhi can be eaten at any time, nowadays. A healthy splash of butter and extravagant stuffing in the paratha makes it the best street food in Delhi

Tip: Try the special Egg Paratha and Pizza Paratha here and don’t forget about the deep fried paratha at Parathe Wali Gali
Where to try: Parathe Wali Gali, Moolchand ke Parathe, Not Just Parathas at Rajouri Garden and Kakke di Hatti at Fatehpuri
For hygiene lovers: Om Sweets and Kakke di Hatti in Karol Bagh

16. Kulfi Faluda

This syrupy goodness is worth all the calorie intake. The flowing faluda and frozen kulfi will make for a good dessert for all the people with sweet-tooth.

Tip: Sprinkle either kewra or rose flavor to add some zest to your dessert
Where to try: Kamla Nagar Market and Kakke di Hatti in Chandni Chowk and Kaseru Walan in Paharganj
For hygiene lovers: Roshan di Kulfi at Karol Bagh and Sarvana Bhawan in CP

17. Aloo Tikki

One of the good street food in Delhi is its famous aloo tikki. You just can’t forgo this flavor assault and then regret later. For the sanity of your inner foodie, you just have to try this.

Tip: Add a healthy dose of dahi on top of your tikki to make it more delectable
Where to try: Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Corner in Rajouri Garden, Ranjeet Tikki Wala at Janak Puri
For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Aggarwal’s and UPSC Bhawan and Bitto Tikki Wala at NSP

18. Multani Moth Kachori

A combination of rice, lentils, onion rings and kachori, this Delhi cuisine is a must try. The assault of hidden flavors on your tongue will leave you speechless.

Tip: Add a zest of lemon to the savory to make it more flavorsome
Where to try: Chandni Chowk and Moth Kachori Bhandar in Paharganj
For hygiene lovers: Prince ki special Multani Moth Kachori at Uttam Nagar

19. Jalebi

Available in best street food places in Delhi, this sugary sweetness is a key to every Delhites’ heart. I don’t know about you but Jalebi can always enhance my mood. If you’re looking for some sweet street food in Delhi at night during, this is a must-try food for you.

Tip: Enhance your experience with a dollop of rabri on the top of jalebi
Where to try: Jalebi wala in Chandni Chowk, Pandara Road, Bangla Sweets in CP, Jaleba Store in Chandni Chowk
For hygiene lovers: Om sweets and Gulabs

20. Pakode

You’d give a damn about dieting if you have a plate full of these enticing pakoras. This best street food in Delhi can make your dull evenings spicy and sad monsoons happy.

Tip: Enjoy your pakoras with a cup of hot chai
Where to try: Nairoji Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Sarojni Nagar, Gol Market, UPSC Building
For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Om Sweets and Evergreen

21. Chole Kulche

This easily available famous street food in Delhi is a favorite among Delhites.

Tip: Just ask the bhaiya to add extra onions to your chole to make it crispier
Where to try: Near Tiptop market in Karol Bagh, and UPSC Bhawan, Lotan at Chawri Bazaar, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket
For hygiene lovers: Om Sweets and Haldiram’s

22. Nan Khatai

The buttery food of Delhi — nan khatai — is a must try for cookie lovers. You will definitely pledge your love to this famous food in Delhi the moment you take your first bit of it and it would melt in your mouth and leave a lingering taste behind.

Tip: Don’t let your nan khatai get cold binge on it while it’s still hot. Add a cup of warm milk and you have your perfect snack.
Where to try: Local vendors with the best of abilities to create this sweet goodness
For hygiene lovers: Frontier and local bakeries

23. Gupta Burger

You would have never imagined that a little Delhi tadka can transform normal burgers into something totally new. The aloo tikki seasoned with Indian spices and engulfed in deep fried buns is simply addictive and probably the best street food in Delhi.

Tip: Instead of conventional finger fries, try this with Indian style aloo chips
Where to try: The local burger carts are present in Delhi at every corner
For hygiene lovers: You just have the option of McDonald’s then, my friend.

24. Bhel Puri

Although a Mumbai specialty, bhel puri in Delhi is in a totally different league. Not as dry as its Mumbai counterpart, it is adorned with flavors patent to Delhi. The right mixture of salty, tangy and sweet this famous street food in Delhi should be tried by everyone at least once.

Tip: Eat your bhel puri with tortilla chips to make your own taste
Where to try: Connaught Place and Bhajan Lal’s Bhelpuri at Sunder Nagar
For hygiene lovers: Bombay Bhelpuri at South-Ex I

25. Besan Ka Chilla

This light street food of Delhi is quite a healthy snack to munch upon. A thin layer of gram flour (besan) stuffed with chopped vegetables is to die for. It does serve as an appetizer for many foodies.

Tip: Add shredded cottage cheese (paneer) to the side for a wholesome meal
Where to try: Sitaram Bazar in Chandni Chowk
For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s

26. Chana Zor Garam

This seasoned chaat does have its health benefits. High on protein, it is a good appetizer for your palate. And of course, a delicious munchy to nibble on! If you’re a health concious chaat lover, chana jor garam is the best street food in Delhi for you.

Tip: Wrap this chaat in a chapatti and you can get your personalized Delhi cuisine roll ready
Where to try: You will find vendors selling this mouth-watering chaat on every nook and corner of Delhi
For hygiene lovers: Well, you can try and make this chaat at your home for extra hygiene

27. Pav Bhaji

Don’t we all crave for it once in a while? Pav Bhaji, a famous food dish is quite a favorite street food. And the taste of it at the local shacks can’t be beaten by restaurants. This is the best street food in Delhi at night, as it is a full meal to fill one’s belly!

Tip: Add raw onion and lemon juice to the Bhaji to enhance the taste
Where to try: New Arjun Bombay Pav Bhaji, Model Town, Vaishno Chaat Bhandar, Kamala Nagar
For hygiene lovers: Evergreen Sweet House, Green Park

28. Lacha Tokri

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This is another interesting street food of Delhi. And though it looks complicated, it can be made at home too. But till the time you figure that out, try it on the streets of Delhi.

Tip: Eat it while the tokri is crisp
Where to try: Roshan Di Kulfi, Karol Bagh
For hygiene lovers: Shree Bhagatram, Vasant Kunj

29. Dabeli

This popular snack though originally originated in Gujarat, but now has made a name for itself in Delhi too and has become one of the top street food in Delhi. It is quite a spicy street snack where the mixture goes inside a pav and is served with chutney.

Tip: If spicy is not your type, then you might think again, befor you eat it.
Where to try: Gujrati Namkeen & Bakers, Kamla Nagar
For hygiene lovers: Bunta Bar, Janpath

30. Momos

Who is not familiar with momos? This is super spicy and cheap street food in Delhi. And today, they have become the most easily and tasty available street food in Delhi, especially if you are walking the streets of North Campus, Delhi.

Tip: Do not try without the momos chutney
Where to try: Bungalow Road, Kamla Nagar
For hygiene lovers: QD’s restaurant, Hudson Lane

31. Paneer Tikka

When we are talking about street food, how can we forget our very favorite Paneer Tikka! Grilled in a tandoor, marinated with spices, how it melts in one’s mouth! This may not be the best street food in Delhi, but at some specific places, it’s a must-try.

Tip: Do not burn your tongue while trying to eat it hot
Where to try: Rajinder Da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave
For hygiene lovers: Khan Chacha

32. Idli Sambhar

It might come as a surprise finding Idli Sambhar in the list of street food, but Delhi is all about surprises, isn’t it? It is a light snack, one can easily enjoy in between their shopping spree, or when out on the Delhi lanes, exploring!

Tip: Make sure that the Sambhar is steaming hot
Where to try: Chennai Point, Kamla Nagar
For hygiene lovers: Saravana Bhavan, CP

Now that you have the list of the best street food in Delhi, when are you planning to take a day off to explore these streets and try this amazing food? And if you are not in Delhi, it is time to book your tickets to Delhi and just visit the place for its amazing food!

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39 Dishes You Must Try When You're In Delhi

Delhi is undeniably one of the best places in India to enjoy delicious fare, be it local, international or cuisines from other parts of the country. The eating scene reflects the capital's melting pot image with people from all over the country and the world setting up shop to woo palates of citizens and visitors alike. These dishes we tried are just a selection of the delights that Delhi has in store for you. Not sure where to go? No worries. Because now you know!

1. Chole Bhature

Where: Om Bhature Wala, Karol Bagh

2. Fish Fry

Where: Ganesh, Karol Bagh (near Gurudwara Chowk)

3. Aloo Tikki

Where: Natraj Cafe, Chandni Chowk

4. Papri Chaat

Where: Outside UPSC Building, Shahjahan Road

5. Kakori Kebabs

Where: Aap Ki Khatir, Khan Market

6. Chicken Tikka Rolls

Where: Khan Chacha, Khan Market

7. Chicken Changezi

Where: Chicken Planet, Tyre Market, Near Filmistan

8. Dal Meat

Where: Embassy, D- Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

9. Kachori Aloo Sabzi

Where: Nagpal's, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar

10. Dosa

Where: Sagar, Defence Colony Market

11. Bombil Fry

Where: Swagath, Defence Colony Market

12. Rice with Gunpowder & Ghee

Where: Andhra Bhawan, Patel Chowk

13. Bisi Bele Bhath

Where: Karnataka Food Centre, Karnataka Sangha, Rao Tula Ram Marg

14. Butter Chicken

Where: Havemore, Pandara Road Market

15. Gushtaba

Where: Chor Bizarre, Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Road

16. Chicken Haldighati

Where: Colonel's Kababz, Defence Colony Market

17. Mutton Stew

18. Veggie Cutlets

Where: Coffee Home, Baba Kharak Singh Marg

19. Pakistani Biryani

Where: DeeZ Biryani Kababs

20. Kosha Mansho

Where: Oh Calcutta, Nehru Place

21. Mutton Barra

Where: Bukhara, ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave

22. Pizzas

Where: Flavors, Under Moolchand Flyover

23. Khao Suey

Where: The Kitchen, Khan Market

24. Patrani Mekong Basa

Where: Indian Accent, The Manor, Friends Colony West

25. Black Cod with Miso

Where: 360 Degrees, The Oberoi, New Delhi

26. Peking Duck

Where: China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

27. Dim Sum

Where: Tea House of the August Moon, Taj Palace, New Delhi

28. Kadha Prasad

Where: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib near Connaught Place

29. Chocolate Pudding

Where: Angels in My Kitchen, Defence Colony

30. Jalebi

Where: Old & Famous Jalebiwala, Dariba, Chandni Chowk

31. Karachi Halwa

Where: Chaina Ram, next to Fatehpuri Masjid

32. Chocolate Paan

Where: Prince Paan, Greater Kailash 1, M 29, M Block Market , Near Hotel South Delhi


1. Old Delhi

Fun Fact: All our favourite chat items, from Papri Chaat and Dahi Bhalla to Jalebi, originated in Old Delhi.

Old Delhi is a popular hub for street food, authentic Mughlai cuisine, and sweets. If you really want an authentic experience with typical north Indian street food, Old Delhi is a must-visit.

Some of our recommendations are Khemchand Adesh Kumar’s Daulat Ki Chaat, Lotan Chole Wala, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, and Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar and Bishan Swaroop for the best chaat you will ever have.

2. Gali Paranthe Wali

Paranthe, served with a dollop of butter

If there’s one place you’ve got to visit, particularly if you’re vegetarian, it’s Paranthe Wali Galli. Several tiny shops serving delicious paranthe, fresh, hot and in a variety of styles. In existence for over 50 years, some of the original shops are still operating.

Several celebrities and influential politicians and businessmen also visit this place, which is crowded through the evening and into the night.

3. Khan Market

Delicious food at Big Chill Cafe, Khan Market (source)

Khan Market is one of Delhi’s incredible food districts.It has a mix of cafes, fine dining options and fast food. A vibrant neighborhood, whose streets are filled with the delicious aromas of mutton kebab and fried rice, it is a hub for the best eateries, bars and restaurants.

A few restaurants here that you absolutely must visit are The Big Chill, Yellow Brick Road Restaurant, Wok in the Clouds, Azam’s Mughlai, and Cafe Turtle.

4. Pandara Road

Restaurants on Pandara Road (source)

Very close to India Gate, Pandara Road has some of the best food places in Delhi. This is a relatively expensive area, but has the best fine dining restaurants in the city.

We highly recommend Have More, Gulati, and Chicken Inn. If you are in the mood for Asian cuisine, head to Ichiban. If you are a vegetarian, make sure to check out Veg Gulati.

5. Jama Masjid

Street food at Jama Masjid (source)

Food in Delhi is incomplete without a visit to this area. If you eat meat and love street food, Jama Masjid area is the place to be!

Jama Masjid and the lane opposite, Bazaar Matia Mahal, have some of the best non-vegetarian street food in Delhi. From keema samosas to grilled boti to kebabs and jalebi, this area is a paradise for foodies.

6. Nizamuddin

Street Food at Nizamuddin (source)

Another street for best food in Delhi, which you most certainly shouldn’t miss, is Nizamuddin. There are dozens of amazing eateries in this area and you will find delicious kebabs, sweets, and Mughlai delicacies.

All you meat-lovers out there should definitely try out Karim’s, Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, and Ghalib Kabab Corner.

7. South Campus

If you are a college student or just someone on a tight budget, in search of some delicious food, South Campus is a great option, with a variety of awesome cafes.

The cafes here mostly serve shakes, fast food, American and Italian cuisines. Our favourites are Scooter on the Wall, Big Yellow Door, and QD’s. Check out one of these joints for some fantastic food.

8. Hudson Lane

Restaurant at Hudson Lane (source)

Hudson Lane is very popular amongst foodies in Delhi as it houses some of the best cafes and restaurants. It is located in close proximity to North Campus.

Mostly serving Italian, Cafe, and Fast Food cuisine, these joints offer a budget friendly and lip-smacking culinary experience.

Make sure you check out Woodbox Cafe, Mad Monkey, Indus Flavours and Rico’s.

9. North Campus

Fast Food at North Campus (source)

Whether you are in the mood for street food, snacks, fast food, or multi-cuisine diners, North Campus is a place where you’ll find all of these.

Since this is an university area, the food is pocket friendly, and the numerous options available serve delicious food . We recommend you try out Momo’s Point, Bille Di Hatti, Chache Di Hatti, Shagun Asian Eatery, Bamboo Hut, and South Indian Cafe.

10. Netaji Subhash Place

Netaji Subhash Place is famous for its delicious milkshakes. Apart from that, this area has the perfect mix of street food, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.

Our favourites in this area are BTW (for awesome chaat), Billu’s Hut, Sura Ve, Barbeque Nation, and Eleven Course.

11. The Dhabas opposite IIFT

Delicious Dhaba Food at IIF (source)

This area has some great Dhabas. The most famous of these is Laxman Fast Food, a dhaba that serves paranthas doused in butter.

It is highly recommended that you visit Laxman Dhaba, Mangal Ji & Gupta Ji Dhaba. There are also some good Chinese fast food options here.

12. Chittaranjan Park

Delicious Bengali Food at CR Park Market (source)

CR Park is the place to go if you want the best Bengali food experience in town, sweets included!

From fish to rolls to sweets and pani puri, you get some heavenly Bengali food here. Wear some stretchy pants and head over here for a food binge to remember!

Try out Raju Puchka Wala, Kolkata Hot Kathi Roll, Mad About Momos, and Annapurna Sweet House for sure.

13. Connaught Place

Delicious Burgers at Connaught Place (source)

Connaught Place is the place in Delhi for food – no matter what your budget is. From fancy fine-dining restaurants to the delicious local rajma chawal, Connaught Place has food for everyone’s budget.

With the best restaurants in the city, Connaught Place is an area that has all kinds of cuisine – local and international.

Some joints you definitely should try out are Kake Da Hotel, Parikrama, Jain Chawal Wale, and Minar.

14. Safdarjung Enclave and SD Market

Tandoori Food at Safdarjung Enclave (source)

Being one of the most upmarket localities in Delhi, Safdarjung Enclave also has some of the best eateries in Delhi. You’ll find North Indian, Chinese, Cafes, and and some great street food as well here.

Don’t miss trying out Rajinder Da Dhaba, Spice Angan, Burger Singh, Theobroma, Keventers, and Scooter On The Wall.

15. New Friends Colony

Food at Lotus Pond Restaurant, New Friends Colony (source)

New Friends Colony has some great eateries that serve delicious North and South Indian cuisine. From yummy shawarmas to dosas to cafes and fast food, this area has always been popular with foodies.

We recommend trying Sab Ki Khatir, Tunday Kababi (for great Lucknowi food in Delhi), Pebble Street, and Al Bake.

16. Karol Bagh

Delicious Street Food at Karol Bagh (source)

Karol Bagh area has an eclectic blend of all kinds of Indian cuisine. From street food, and shakes to dhabas and restaurants, it has some amazing food options.

Roshan Di Kulfi, Anjalika, Om Corner Chhole Bhature, Art Of Spices, Sindhi Corner, Sandoz, and Changezi are some of our favourites and we definitely recommend checking them out.

17. Amar Colony

Yummy Chole Bhature at Amar Colony (source)

Amar Colony is one of the oldest localities in Delhi, and is known for its delicious eateries. Chhole Bhature is an outstanding food to eat in Delhi, and particularly excellent here.

Residents of this colony consist of Indians, Africans and Afghans, and therefore the food options are many. Amar Colony is considered yet another paradise for foodies in Delhi.

Our best picks in this area are Dolma Aunty Momos, Baba Nagpal Ke Chhole Bhature, Muttu South Indian Anna, Kulfiano, Gopala, and Queen’s Kitchen.

18. Dilli Haat

Food Stalls at Dilli Haat (source)

Apart from the amazing set of traditional clothes, jewellery and handicrafts, Dilli Haat is also known for its amazing food.It has food stalls from all over India where you can get different state’s delicacies quickly and it’s affordable, too!

There are dedicated stalls for each state, and we absolutely recommend visiting this place.

That brings us to the end of our list of Delhi’s famous food items. We hope this was helpful, and we guarantee that a visit to these places will be a wonderful culinary experience for the foodie in you! Please do drop in a note in the comments section if you have anything more to add or recommend. coverimgsrc


Biryani

This Delhi favorite is a flavor explosion fueled with delicious meat, Indian spices, and a traditional method being followed by ages to prepare this delicacy called the dum process. The biryani is kept with a minimal amount of water, where the utensil (handi) is sealed with a dough paste. The heat in the sealed utensil creates steam that cooks the biryani slowly. Easily recognized by the distinct aroma, this mouth-watering favorite of Delhi is the perfect combination of flavors. Biryani in Delhi can be found in nearly every north Indian and Mughlai restaurant. The dish is so popular in Delhi that there are a number of restaurants serving only Biryani. From chicken to mutton, this fragrant dish is a crowd pleaser.


Best Papri Chaat: Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar

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If the sign of a good place to eat is its popularity with the locals, then this shop has to be one of the best places for chaat in Old Delhi. Its decor is average but it serves up an incredible variety of delicious snacks. Adventurous eaters must try it.

  • Address: 1462, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Ph: (11) 23280579.
  • Opening hours: Noon until 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Around 100 rupees for two people.
  • What's good: The papri chaat (crispy fried dough wafers, served with boiled potatoes, boiled chickpeas, chilies, yogurt, and tamarind chutney).

Mahabelly, Saket

This place finely resonates the aroma and taste of Malabari food. It is easily locatable and can be reached via different modes of transportation. Malabari biryani is something you cannot afford to miss out. For all those foodies, who want to enjoy the real taste of Malabari cuisine, this should be your one-stop destination. You witness a combination of authentic flavours and classy seating arrangement to enjoy your meal. Dig in!


Preparation

Step 1

Place potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, season water with salt, and cook until fork-tender, 12–15 minutes. Drain set potatoes aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, pulse onion, chile, ginger, and ½ cup cilantro in a food processor to a coarse paste set aside.

Step 3

Using the palm of your hand, lightly crush potatoes (it's okay if the skins split). Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high and add potatoes and chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until potatoes and chickpeas are both very browned and crisp, 12–15 minutes.

Step 4

Add masala, reserved cilantro mixture, and 1 Tbsp. tamarind chutney and toss to coat. Cook until spices are fragrant and tamarind chutney is thickened, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter.

Step 5

Stir sugar into yogurt in a small bowl season with salt. Drizzle over potatoes along with ghee and remaining 1 Tbsp. tamarind chutney. Top with more cilantro and sev, if using.

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