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26 Best Delhi Street Foods That One Must Not Miss

26 Best Delhi Street Foods That One Must Not Miss (2021)

Delhi is a hotspot for Indian street food complementing the tastes for anyone and everyone, not just to locals but also tourists around the world. You will get an extensive variety of street food blending from the lengths of North India to South India. But more than that, Delhi’s street food predominantly defined by North Indian delights.

Walking down the bustling streets of Delhi, exploring the shops, historical buildings, and city culture, street food is something that dominates your senses. You just cannot resist yourself trying one of those treats while traveling to places like Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, or Karol Bagh.

Delhi is a hotspot for Indian street food complementing the tastes for anyone and everyone, not just to locals but also tourists around the world. You will get an extensive variety of street food blending from the lengths of North India to South India. But more than that, Delhi’s street food predominantly defined by North Indian delights. Apart from the variety, another great reason to explore street foods in Delhi is its affordability. Street food costs very low in Delhi ( in India as well) as compared to other prime cities of the world.

26 Best Delhi Street Foods That One Must Not Miss

It’s actually hard to walk on Delhi streets and not find anything delicious to eat. Delhi’s street food is putting those high-end fancy restaurants to rest. Also, interestingly, street food in Delhi speaks about the culture, the people, and their lifestyle as well. There are shops older than 100 years, and then there are new startups food stalls with their unique ideas, all in the same street.

So, the best way to really experience the Delhi street foods is to just dive and explore the best out there. Don’t worry, we do all the heavy-lifting, and listing here the most amazing street foods to try in Delhi.

1. Kulcha King, Connaught Place

Kulcha King is a true heaven for all the Chole Kulche lovers, located at the bustling Sarojini Market and Connaught Place. You will have the best Amritsari Kulche and chole at the place, one of the best in Delhi. Kulcha King got you plenty of varieties in Kulcha such as Masala Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha, Masala Paneer Kulcha, and Mixed Kulcha. And when you visit them after 5 pm to 10 pm, you will have a different menu including dishes like Paneer Tikka Gravy, Muthri, and different varieties of Chaps and Rolls as well. They offer quite economical prices such as ranging from INR 70 to INR 100.

Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM | 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: 44, Ring Road Market, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi – 110023  Kulcha King - Connaught Place

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2. Moolchand Paranthewala, Under Moolchand Flyover

Paratha can’t be more staple as it is in India. It comes as a snack, as a starter, or even in meals. These flatbreads come in more than a variety one could think of, with different flavors and fillings. Delhi mushroomed with food stalls and eateries where you can get yourself Paranthas. But Moolchand Paranthewala, located under the Moolchand Flyover takes it to another level. They might be a restaurant but feels more like street food as you can eat at the place on the go. This place is always buzzing with families and youth. In the evenings, it almost feels like a Delhites’ party going on. People visit in even at late hours to enjoy their delicious Paranthas and other meals.

Timings: 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Location: Moolchand Metro Station, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi  Moolchand Paranthewala - Under Moolchand Flyover

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3. Daulat Ki Chaat, Chandni Chowk

Daulat ki Chaat is all about the good stuff being together to appease your taste buds. It is churned creamy milk from which a thick foam is separated flavored and sweetened, ready to serve. You might get surprised that it is not that traditional ‘chaat’. Well, that’s it! A sweet flavory surprise in your mouth.

Timings: 10:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mon-Sat) | 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM ( Sun)

Location: Naughara Jain Temple Kinari Bazar Gali Paranthe wali Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Delhi, 110006  Daulat Ki Chaat - Chandni Chowk

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4. Bishan Swaroop Chat Corner, Chandni Chowk

Bishan Swaroop Chat Corner is a love letter to all the chaat lovers, and you simply can’t ignore it. Preceding its reputations, it’s an aloo chaat blended with fruits and vegetable topping along with goodness of chickpeas toppings. You will get them totally fresh with a tiny bit of lemony and tangy taste to it.

Timings: 01:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 1421, Near Ashish Medicos, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi  Bishan Swaroop Chat Corner - Chandni Chowk

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5. Roshan Ki Kulfi, Karol Bagh

You cannot end your shopping spree at the buzzing market of Karol Bagh without giving it the perfect sweet climax at Roshan Ki Kulfi. There you enjoy the quintessential lunch in the Delhi market like their delicious Chole Bhature with a deadly combination of a long tumbler of Lassi! But what makes this lunch awesome are their colorful mouth-watering Kulfi. This is an ideal Delhi lunch to enjoy in these hot summer with such refreshing and combinations.

Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi  Roshan Ki Kulfi - Karol Bagh

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6. Ram Laddoo, Chandni Chowk

Ram Laddoo is just the most favorite tea-time snack of a Delhite, especially in monsoon or windy days. These are perfectly rounded little crispy fritters topped with green chutney and shredded radish. It is not too spicy and not too subtle, just the perfect munching snack with hot tea. You can’t say no to these. Ram Laddoo stalls you can spot a few places in Chandni Chowk, and also in Lajpat Nagar as well.

Timings: 9:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Chandni Chowk Market  Ram Laddoo - Chandni Chowk

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7. Dolma Aunty Momos, Lajpat Nagar

Eating in Delhi, and missing out Momos? Well, that’s not happening. One of the most popular and staple snacks that Delhiites love is Momos. If you are anywhere around the food hotspot Lajpat Nagar, you can’t afford to miss Dolma Aunty Momos. The place offers freshly steamed delicious, soft, and perfectly made momos of different varieties to go for. That extra spicy red chutney is a necessary evil that every momos lover wants ( then, might regret!) One plate of Chicken momos you will get in just INR 60 which is quite affordable.

Timings: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Shop 39-B, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar 2  Dolma Aunty Momos - Lajpat Nagar

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8. Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar, Chandni Chowk

You can easily spot this small eatery while walking down at the cobbled stone walking pavements at Chandni Chowk. Well, that’s Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar where locals suggest that it is one of the best street foods in Old Delhi. You can have their delicious chaat, spicy aloo Tikki, crispy Papdi chaat, or refreshing Dahi Bhalle. This is just a one-stop location to satisfy your all ‘chaat’ hunger in Old Delhi.

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Timings: 9:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 1462, Chandni Chowk Rd, Kucha Mahajani, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006 

9. Salim’s Kabab, Defence Colony

Salim’s Kabab is true love for all non-vegetarian foodies, and especially people in love with Mughlai Chicken. Their mutton seekh kebab and chicken tikka are not something to miss for sure. Locals and even food reviewers have praised this food spot in their own ways. They also serve Afghani Chicken which is the ultimate delight for people who adore Mughlai cuisine. If not anything, the kebabs are unbeatable.

Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: 91-93, Flyover Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi  Salim’s Kabab - Defence Colony

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10. Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk

Well, it’s not just one shop! Paranthe Wali Gali is food-heaven trapped in that one lane featuring series of street food shops making delicious parathas. You will get every possible variety of parathas in here with all kinds of fillings. The best shops you should visit are Babu Ram Parantha, Pt. Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit’s ParantheWala, Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthewala and many more. The variety in the filling is quite overwhelming, you cannot even taste all of them at one time. This is the place to keep coming back every once in a while to try all the varieties.

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Location: Gali Paranthewali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  Paranthe Wali Gali - Chandni Chowk

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11. Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar

Chache Di Hatti, known for serving the best Chole Bhature in the Delhi University’s North Campus, and even probably one of the best in Delhi. The bhaturas are soft, stuffed, and fresh, and just melt in your mouth. The chole is optimally spiced, not too spicy, not too subtle, just the way you would expect. Their special pickle salad makes the perfect combination, so tasty that you might end up eating more than you usually do. However, sometimes you have to wait to get your freshly prepared piping hot plate due to the crowd there. But it’s worth it!

Timings: 9:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi  Chache Di Hatti - Kamla Nagar

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12. Samosa Hub, Mandir Marg, Krishna Nagar

Have you ever heard a Pizza in Samosa? Well, Praveen Kumar Gupta thought of this and started this very unique Samosa Hub at Mandir Marg, Krishna Nagar. At this place, you’ll find many possible variety of Samosas. Praveen tells that he wanted to start something unique, and thought of having different fillings in Samosa rather than the traditional potato stuffing. You will have an extensive variety of Samosas there such as Pizza Samosa, Pasta Samosa, Malai Paneer Samosa, Strawberry Samosa, and even Chocolate Samosa as well. Praveen started with one variety, now expanded to more than you’d expect.

Timings: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: F-4/10, Mandir Marg, Block F, Krishna Nagar, Delhi, 110051  Samosa Hub - Mandir Marg - Krishna Nagar

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13. Odean/Shukla Pan Shop, Connaught Place

Shukla Pan Shop is located right along with the lavish Odean theatre in Connaught Place. Shukla Pan Shop and Prince Pan are only two perfect places to try the delicious out of the box pan delights. Something that you won’t find anywhere else. Get ready for the flavorsome brain freeze with these Paan. They have different varieties and flavors that you get never tired of. The most popular you should taste is their Chuski Paan. Especially for pan-lovers, this is going to be a total rediscovering the taste potential of Paan, more than just traditional mouth fresheners.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM

Location: 23, 1st Floor, Odeon Building, Radial 5, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi  Odean/Shukla Pan Shop - Connaught Place

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14. Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar

In the buzzing Amar Colony Market, you can easily spot a tiny little sweet shop tucked in the corner. The place is swarmed by the crowd of people at their chaat corner for Samosas, Chaat, Gol Gappas and hot piping Tea as well. Juneja’s are primarily popular for its extensive variety of sweets that you must try. Especially their Warq Laden Barfis are worth dying for! Well, if you got a sweet tooth, you should totally not miss this place.

Timings: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: 74, Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi  Juneja’s, Amar Colony Market - Lajpat Nagar

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15. Azam’s Mughlai, Khan Market

You Azam’s Mughlai is nested in the very heart of the capital city, a small eatery serving one of the most authentic street food in Delhi. The place is a popular choice for serving extremely spicy Galauti and Kakori Kebabs. There are some credible Mughlai street food to try if you are fond of Mughlai cuisine or spicy foods. Also, its a perfect street food corner for non-veg lovers.

Timings: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location: 1-B, Back Ln, Khan Market, Tagore Garden Extension, New Delhi, Delhi 110003  Azam’s Mughlai - Khan Market

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16. Old Famous Jalebi Wala, Chandni Chowk

If you are looking for just the best hot-piping delicious Jalebis in Delhi or Old Delhi, this is your place to be. Old Famous Jalebi Wala, as the name suggests is literally so old. It was found way back in 1884. These jalebis are fried in the pure desi ghee, totally irresistible, especially for people with a sweet tooth.

Timings: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: 1795, Dariba Kalan Rd, opp. Central Baptist Church, Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  Old Famous Jalebi Wala - Chandni Chowk

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17. Atul Chaat, Rajouri Garden

Atul Chaat might have been lost in the shopper’s lanes of Rajouri Garden Market as per its size compared to all the big shops there. But instead, it becomes this popular landmark to address the market itself. The credit goes to all the street food lovers popularizing the shop with their word-of-mouth. Atul Chaat is the perfect treat for all the chaat lovers, Gol Gappa fanatics, and anyone with a profound love for north Indian street food. You definitely should make a stop at Atul Chaat to try their feast.

Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: H-44, Main Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi  Atul Chaa - Rajouri Garden

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18. Kuliya Chaat, Old Delhi

Kuliya chaat is made by putting a hole in fruits and vegetables, something you won’t really see anywhere around. Rajendra Kumaar, the owner proudly mentions this being the most unique fruits and vegetable chaat on their own. For Kuliya chaat, they take a fresh cucumber, tomato, potatoes, and other some salad-based fruits & vegetables, put a hole in it and sprinkle salt, cumin, black pepper, lemon, pomegranate, chickpeas, and their own special masala. The shop is older than 100 years and located at Chawari Bazar, Old Delhi

Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Location: Shop No, 3636, Gali Lohe Wali, Mohalla IMLI, Chawri Bazar, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006  Kuliya Chaat - Old Delhi

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19. Bengali Sweet House, Connaught Place

Bengali Sweet House, located at the very heart of the Delhi, Connaught Place is the most preferred sweet shop to go for delicious Indian sweet varieties at pocket-friendly prices. The place offers also great Chinese and North-Indian cuisine delights. They have such mouth-drooling varieties of sweet and tangy snacks and meals to enjoy any time of the day.

Timings: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: 30-33, Bengali Market, Mandi House, New Delhi  Bengali Sweet House - Connaught Place

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20. Moonglet, Karolbagh

On the west side of Delhi, if you are looking for something very unique to try, Moonglet should be your list to try. Dinesh Kumar, the owner of this street food stall makes these thick ‘omelet’ made with moong lentils, called ‘moonlets’. These moonlets are crunchy from outside and soft from inside, fried in butter. You won’t find this anywhere, just at Karolbagh, so get ready for a bite. You can spot them in Karol Bagh, Ajmal Khan Road.

Timings: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: 17A/39, Vardan Building, Ajmal Khan Rd, opp. Stellatoes Showroom, Block 10, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005  Moonglet - Karolbagh

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21. Khandani Pakode Wala, Sarojini Nagar

‘Khandani’ itself means the shop has a great heritage value. Khandani Pakode Wala is one of those street food joints which never degraded or fluctuated their quality even over a long span of decades. You will find this crispy-outside and soft-inside Pakodas so perfect at all times you visit them. They are mostly popular for their Potato Pakodas but apart from that, there are also cauliflower, onion, baby corn, lotus stem and Paneer Pakodas to taste. If you are shopping around Sarojini Nagar, you must stop by their shop.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: Shop 14-15, Central Market, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi  Khandani Pakode Wala - Sarojini Nagar

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22. Prince Pan, Greater Kailash

You have to think some time out of the box, and the same goes for your Delhi street food tour. Prince Pan serves a wide array of flavor pans such as Strawberry Pan, Chocolate Pan, Butterscotch Pan, and even Pan Ki Chaat! Plus, if you are obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness, Prince Pan would be your perfect companion. They even serve Gol Gappas made with mineral water. Every item on their menu deserves your taste buds. Also, don’t dare miss their Nimbu Masala Pan that becoming a huge hit amongst locals.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Location: M-29, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi  Prince Paan - Greater Kailash

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23. Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk

You can locate Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala only two minutes away from the Chandni Chowk Metro Station. The shop has only two primary items in their menu, first is soft mouth-melting Dahi Bhallas and the second is crispy daal-filled tikkis. This place is truly heaven for all the chaat lovers out there.

Timings: 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Location: 1396, Main Road Near Central Bank, Opposite Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi  Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala - Chandni Chowk

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24. Moth Kachori, Multan Moth Bhandar, Paharganj

Nothing can beat these perfect crispy, crusty, hot, and delicious Kachoris with spiced moth beans. On top of that, these freshly fried, served along with a generous splash of cream, sprinkled steamed rice, chilies, pickles, onions, tamarind, and chutney. How does that sound? This can surely make your day! This is Moth Kachori found at Multan Moth Bhandar located at Paharganj.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Location: 9283, Gali Number 6, Multani Dhanda, Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110055  Moth Kachori - Multan Moth Bhandar - Paharganj

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25. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Chandni Chowk

Indian Sweets are an integral part of people’s culture, festivals, and their daily lives living in India. People here do not necessarily treat sweets as desserts that supposed to be taken after meals. It’s just more than that. And hence, there are a lot of confectioners. But very few of them become these sweet legends leashing generations of their families in this proud profession. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners located in Chandni Chowk is among those legends. The shop features tons of extensive delicious sweets variety to explore. You can’t miss their amber-colored cube-kind Karachi Halwa loaded with dry fruits.

Timings: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Location: 6499, Fathepuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi  Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners - Chandni Chowk

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26. Kuremal Mohan Lal, Bazar Sita Ram

Kuremal Mohan Lal is an ice-cream shop located at the Bazar Sita Ram, Delhi serving their desserts in quite different ways than you ever have seen. Suniel Sharma, owner of the Kuremal Mohanlal Ice-cream shop mentions that their family has been making ice-creams for the last 115 years now. They make natural Kulfi by scooping out fruits like Mango, Apple, Orange, and Pomegranate and filled with their secret dough, then froze. Suniel Sharma takes pride in the ice-cream making method they use as it is complicated, more precise, hence difficult to copy.  Kuremal Mohan Lal - Bazar Sita Ram

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Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Location: Metro Station, Near, Shop No. 526, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazar Rd, Chawri Bazar, Delhi 110006