Street food is usually ready-to-eat food or drink sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market or fair. It is often meant for immediate consumption. Some street foods are regional, but many have spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are cheaper on average than restaurant meals. Today, people may purchase street food for a number of reasons, such as to get flavourful food for a reasonable price in a sociable setting, to experience ethnic cuisines, or for nostalgia.
Top 10 Street Food Places in Delhi
If you love real street food, whenever in Delhi, you can try these Top 10 Strret Food Places in Delhi. We gurantee you that you will like the taste of the food, which will be not heavy on your pocket either. Once you get the taste, you will feel like coming to the place again and again. So, find out the places-
1. Paranthewali Gali, Chandni Chowk
The Paranthaewali Gali is the name of a narrow street in the Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, India, noted for its series of shops, about more than twenty, selling paratha, an Indian flatbread. Paranthe Wali Gali in Old Delhi is a famous gourmet locality in the world. The famous Mela restaurant in the UK has imitated this famous gali and in Bombay the “Only Parathas” restaurant group is trying to copy the ambience of the Delhi lane.
The food is old fashioned, strictly vegetarian, and cooked dishes do not include onion or garlic, since the owners are Brahmins, and traditionally their clientele has included Jains in the neighborhood. Varieties include exotic fillings like kaju, badam, matar, Mix Paranthas, rabri, khoya parantha, gobhi parantha, Parat parantha, etc. The parantha is usually served with sweet tamarind chutney, mint chutney, mixed vegetable pickle, paneer and potato curry, potato and fenugreek curry, and a sauteed mash of sweet pumpkin. The famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar used to live in the area.
2. Bishan Swaroop, Chandni Chowk
This is a small chaat wala near central bank in Chandni Chowk. These people serve the best fruit chaat and aloo ki chaat around the area. They are so quick and serve you exactly what you want. Though the taste has changed a little with time but it still the best. It is one of the best place to enjoy roadside street food in old Delhi. A must try place.
The shop is run by two guys , each one an expert in their own way. They have their own secret recipe chaat masala that has been carried forward since ages and this is what takes their chaats to the next level, from just ordinary to extraordinary. The menu is as simple as it gets – Aloo chaat, fruit chaat, mixed chaat, aloo fruit chaat and shakarkandi chaat. And the best part is when you get to slurp the sour nd tangy concoction of the masalas, tamarind water ad the juices of the fresh fruits. This small little shop can easily be missed when one walks down the street without paying much attention however your taste buds will drive you to it once tasted.
3. Lal Babu Chaat Bhandar, Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is undoubtedly the Street Food Capital of Delhi. Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar is the perfect place for authentic chat. The Gol Gappe, kachoris, Dahi Bhalla Matar Paneer Tikki and Gobi Muttar Samosas are the fastest-selling items here. One of Best places to eat spicy, mouthwatering Chaat.
4. Shri Balaji Chaat Bhandar, Chandni Chowk
Nice bhalla papdi churned out of this small humble chaat shop located in kucha mahajani. Extremely popular with the locals and has a mad rush like all the other eateries of chandni chowk.\
Their Saunth (Sweet Dried mango Chutney) tastes really nice and the kachalu that’s served on top of the papdi bhalla plate is just simply great.Though they serve Gol gappas and Dahi bhalla too but my favourite remains their papdi chaat. One must try this small but superb place for their bhalla papdi chaat.
5. Khandani Pakode Wala, Sarojini Nagar
Khandani Pakodewala serving at Sarojini Outskirts, are mostly preferred quite bite joint for variant pakoda. Though everything depreciates by time, the outlet still has it’s name and not the pakoda to its expected standard.
Onion Pakoda. An entire sweet onion stuffed pakoda. The rawness smell of onion was intact making it unpleasant to eat though tasted decent. Paneer Pakoda is one of the most preferred pakoda. A decent size of Paneer slice being stuffed was tasteful and perfect. Gobhi Pakoda comes in a big piece of Cauliflower being stuffed.
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The staff is attentive even if the crowd is exceptionally much to handle. Chutney is being separately is decent too. Table to keep the food is provided, though it doesn’t seem to accommodate all the customer’s food. Slightly overhyped outlet yet a quite bite joint to rely on!
6. Kulcha King, Sarojini Nagar
Kulcha king is situated near the busy shopping hub of Sarojini Nagar. It is a relatively small shop famous for its mouth watering Amritsari Kulcha and chole. It serves variety of kulchas such as Mix, masala, Paneer, Paneer masala. The flaky crispy butter laden kulchas are a delicious feast by themselves. Each plate of kulchas is served with chole, chutney and onion. Fret not, the peeps at Kulcha king are very generous with chole so you can get as much as refills you want. The chole has subtle flavor of spices. Pair it with Lassi and there you have a king’s meal which’ll make you want to cheat on your diet.
The kulchas get sold out by evening so be there on time otherwise you’ll miss a scrumptious meal. In the evening they serve some delectable dishes as snacks– Afghani soya, achari chaap, malai chaap and hariyali chaap and gravy- chaap tikka, paneer bhurji, soya keema, and soya kaleji. No place can satiate your after shopping hunger pangs better than the legendary Kulcha King.
7. Prince & Paan Chaat Corner, Greater Kailash-I
Don’t get deceived by its name. Prince Chaat Corner is fabulous place for some mouth-watering Chaats. They prepare delicious Chaats in the most hygienic manner possible. They only use “mineral water” for the preparations. They serve several varieties of Bhel Puri and Sev Puri. Their taste and servings, both are quite good enough to please anyone.
This is sure visit place when in Greater Kailash. The golgappa, aloo chaat, aloo tikki, Pav bhaji are a must have. The golgappa are so soft and easy to melt in the mouth. The golgappa ke paani is so refreshing and tingly.
8. Khan Chacha, Khan Market
One of the oldest food joints in the city and, one of the overhyped ones. The rolls are just ordinary. Chicken tikka is good, not the best. Service is quick, considering the number of people who dine here.
Affordable, tasty, original, great atmosphere. All adds up for one of the best quick bites in Delhi. They do need more seating, however, you are usually caught up waiting for a seat for the first ten minutes.
9. Bitto Tikki Wala, Netaji Subhas Place
Whenever one talks about tikki the first name that comes in our mind is BTW.The food joint is famous for tastiest tikki around delhi NCR. Big sized tikki at small price attracts budget audience like students and other localites. BTW is one of the most busy eating joints at Netaji Subhash Place. I would recommend everyone to try BTW’s tikki atleast once.
Dahi tikkii with anaar ke dane n paneer on it fab golgappe chaaat papdi what more can you ask for…amazziinng food…its one the mot attractive eye catching joints you will find at netaji subhash palace…not to miss lovely butter me dubbi pav bhaji…must try this place..
10. Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Paharganj
If you ask someone where would you find a perfect breakfast or lunch, it is pretty possible they would ratherly suggest you sitaram chole bathure joint. It is among the most famous food joint in Paharganj. The chole bathure it serve are good in qulaity and quantiy .the service is also great and price is reasonable.one plate is more than enough to fulfil your starve. Served with green chutney, onions and pickles the chole bathure tastes really awesome.
You also get ready made packets of just the chana. Baturas you will have to arrange. These are ready to eat. As well as just the chana masala. Do note: the masala already has enough salt. So taste before adding more.
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