Food in Delhi
1. Old Delhi
Street Food at 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.
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
Cafe at South Campus (source)
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.