Food? Did I hear food? Lip smacking, spicy, mouthwatering food!!
Yes, you heard it right. Delhi has always been a place of rich history, Monuments, great shopping complex, multi chain western restaurant but its heart lies in old Delhi which has rich and large variety of desi food that will lure you and make your taste buds crave for this food.
Street food often get neglected in the new era western food but no one can replace old Delhi chatpatti bhel puri, paani puri in comparison of cheese, burgers pizzas, pasta you will definitely get bored of them but you can never fed up eating desi pakwan.
Most of the street food I went are accidently discovered while travelling they just tend to lure you and none of them failed me that’s the beauty of street food they are cheap, delicious and when you eat them you feel exactly like home made food that if you are in Delhi you should never miss them.
Here are some top street food that are liked by everyone and if you have been missing any of them just add them in your itinerary:
1. Kakke da Dhaba, Chandani chowk:
We all know Paranthe wali gali is very famous in chandini chowk but have you been to kaake da dhaba in chandini chowk? They serve vey delicious North Indian food especially its Daal- Naan. And it is famous for serving more than twenty varieties of stuffed Naan and all of them are so delicious, creamy Daal and crispness of Naan and Paranthas just make you grab the food in once.
And you can complete your food by having Faluda offered by “Gianis” just next to this. But only hassle is it is very tedious to go there after taking exit from chandini chowk metro station you have to take rickshaw which due to heavy traffic there it will you 20-30 minutes to reach you there and then even you have to wait in queue for long for your turn.
Timings:- 8 AM -1 PM
2. Shankar Market Rajma Chawal, Connaught place:
You have been to connaught place many times but you never had to this place. It is in vicinity of Connaught place where small caterers serving Rajma Chawal and Chole Chawal and chilled buttermilk.
In addition to it, it is served with papad which makes the food more toothsome they just remind you homemade food with good quality and quantity. This place does not have seating arrangements so it is better to go there in evening otherwise in scorching heat it is impossible to eat or take-way service is also a good option to opt.
Timings:- 11 AM to 11 PM
3. Chache di Hatti, Kamla Nagar:
It is in Kamla Nagar famous for its tempting Chole Bhature. whenever you go you will always see lot of crowd and big queues to have your order so no doubt they are in great demand.
when you eat them they are so light, fluffy and oil free that this type of bhature you have never tasted before, Chole are very juicy and spicy and chutney served here is flavorsome and best part is there service is very prompt but due to long queues it took me half an hour to take my order.
Timings:- 9:30 AM to 2 PM
4. Atul chaat corner, Rajouri Garden:
Here serves the most spicy food mainly its Pao Bhaji is yummiest, Paani Puri, Aloo Chaat, Dahi Bhale, Kulfi Faluda are one of my favorite in Rajouri Garden and it is best to have it after tiresome shopping .
The only hassle is there is no place to sit but after the good food nothing matters.
Timings:- 11 AM to 10 PM
5. Bhishan Swaroop, Chandani Chowk:
This place is somewhere hidden in chandini chowk and I accidently came across it, it is actually not easy to find and if you are going there then it is near Lal Jain Mandir and you have to ask lot of people to reach there but the Fruit Chaat and Aloo Kulla they serve are totally mouth watering.
Timings:- 10 AM to 9 PM
6. Oden Paan shop:
Last But not the least complete your food with these tasty paan. I am not a huge fan of Paan but when I tried chocolate paan it was worth a shot. I don’t think so you have seen such types of paan available here especially Chocolate Paan, rose paan, Blueberry paan, Flirt Paan and what paan not available?
And its most famous is chuski paan and that the vendor himself just put into your mouth yes you can’t eat by your own and then your mouth is full of ice so chilled and flavorful. Try it sometime it is more fun there rather than eating 😛
Timings:- 10 AM to 10 PM