5 To-Die-For Street Food Joints In Delhi
That Delhi is renowned for its cultural and traditional heritage is an indisputable fact. But what is also true is the fact that the kind of gastronomical experience it offers is compared to none. Needless to say, when you are in the capital no trip is complete without tasting the array of lip smacking and absolutely decadent food it has on the offer! From Karim’s to Moti Mahal to Kwality to United Coffee House to Qureshi, many of the restaurants in the city have acquired a cult status. There is no beating the variety of street food that one gets to savour here. No wonder, Delhi deservingly is called the food capital of India.
Here are our top favourite go-to food joints in Delhi, whenever those 4 O’clock hunger pangs strike. Trust us; you will not regret indulging in them!
1. Paranthe Waali Gaali (Chandani Chowk)
Now who hasn’t heard about this one! Your trip to Delhi cannot be complete without a visit to this place that serves a wide variety of paranthas. From the usual aloo and gobhi stuffing to the more unusual ones like nimbu-pudina, mirchi, tomatoes and sweet fillings like almonds, rabri, mava or khurchan; the list is endless.
Some of the oldest shops in the area have been running for as long as 120 years. A treat for street food lovers, the food served at Paranthe Waali Gaali is nothing like you would have ever experienced in your life.
2. Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner (Chandani Chowk)
Situated at the entrance of a very narrow lane that sneaks to the Metro station, this hole-in-the-wall establishment (running since 1940) serves perhaps the best Dahi Bhallas in the whole of Delhi. The gooey softness of the bhallas, the sweet and sour tang of the tamarind chutney, the spiciness of the mint chutney and the thick dollop of sweet curd…the taste is absolutely divine. Something you have to try it to believe it and not just read about!
While there, you can also try their aloo tikki, but since their Dahi Bhallas are of to-die-for variety; don’t even think of giving them a miss!
3. Prabhu Chaat Bhandar (next to UPSC building)
The love of Delhiites for their chaat knows no barriers. No wonder their love affair with Prabhu Chaat Bhandar has been going strog for almost 28 years now. The place has been serving some lip smacking variety of chaats of all kinds and among the most famous of them includes spicy aloo tikki served with mint and tamarind chutney.
They also serve chilled Pista Kulfi Faluda and a combo of chaat and kulfi can cost you somewhere around Rs. 100.
4. Dolma Aunty Momos (Lajpath Nagar)
The place has been serving some delectable variety of momos for over 20 years now. One of the first few places that made the culture of eating these Tibetan style steamed dumplings for breakfast, dinner or as a snack fashionable among college kids, Dolma Aunty’s Momos are known far and wide and people from all corners of Delhi throng to this place to try out her variety of momos that she serves with a spicy red chutney.
5. Ghalib Kebab Corner (Nizamuddin)
Non-veg lovers will have a ball digging their fingers into the delectable range of kebabs this place has to offer. Tender, succulent, melt-in-your-mouth…the taste is simply awesome and their preparation of the kebabs, absolutely flawless.
Exotic and delicious, one has to try their Mutton Shami Kebab—a platter of which will cost you somewhere around Rs. 300 for two. Worth the money, we say!