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 colour and taste but gets only better with discovering the city.
1. Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
Riding on high on reviews that can even put 5-star restaurants to shame, Chache di Hatti is one of the oldest joints in the heart of the north campus of Delhi University. They are known for serving the best chole bhature in Delhi University’s North Campus. Stuffed, melt-in-mouth bhaturas with optimally spiced chhole and special pickled salad is gonna make you go mmmm. But one has to wait for a while here to be served, sometimes as long as an hour to get their own slice of heaven. Make sure to make a dash for this Delhi street food joint, for they sell out every day by noon!
Location: 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi
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.
Location: 74, Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
3. Prince Paan, Greater Kailash and Gurgaon
Stereotypes are not restricted to people but also to food. If you are a delhi street food enthusiast with an ironical knack for hygiene, look no further. Prince Paan serves an array of paan flavors like Butterscotch Paan, Strawberry Paan and even Paan ki Chaat! As for those obsessed with hygiene, they even serve Gol Gappe made in mineral water! Don’t miss their nimbu masala paan which is a raging hit among their regulars.
Location: M-29, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
4. Atul Chaat, Rajouri Garden
What was a run of the mill shop lost in the shoppers’ lanes of Rajouri Garden Market, is now a landmark for Delhi street food lovers. While the most popular treats are the aloo chaat and the tikki, it is the gol gappasand their sheer size that has every chaat lover raving about Atul Chaat. Since its inception eras back, this no frills outlet’s food is their one and only showstopper. Stop by at this popular delhi street food joint for a quick and affordable yet delectable bite.
Location: H-44, Main Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
5. Roshan ki Kulfi, Karol Bagh
Shopping in the buzzing marketplace of Karol Bagh is incomplete without the quintessential lunch at Roshan ki Kulfi. The specialty of the outlet is, no points for guessing, the kulfi-faluda, which is particularly a respite in the blistering and intolerable heat of Delhi. It’ serves one of the best kulfis in Delhi. Another Delhi staple of chhole bhature with a long tumbler of lassi is what has all the customers smacking their lips.
Location: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi