From street food to international cuisines, ‘Dilli,’ can blow your mind in every way! Yes, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants in Delhi for those looking for something a little more formal, but don’t be afraid to hit the streets and eat casually. There are many things that you can do in Delhi, but if you want to get to the heart of the city you should head straight for its street food.
Delhi Street Food
You will be amazed to see that the roadside food of Delhi is so popular that you will not see a single street without a roadside seller or hawker selling gol gappa or chowmein or momo. One can’t deny the fact that Delhi loves its street food, whether it’s the spicy and sweet golgappas or the paranthas loaded with butter. If you are staying in Delhi, try searching for street food near me, and we can bet you will get an endless list of the famous street food.
For your convenience and for those who are not living in Delhi (but are planning to come to delhi!) , we have prepared a list of Delhi’s famous street foods that you should try!
- Chole Bhature
A mouth-watering combination of spicy and flavourful chole served with puffy hot bhature is a dish which Delhi has got a special place in its heart. Chole Bhature is all you need for a filling lunch. Do try out chilled lassi with it!
Grab a bite at: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Sita Ram Diwan Chand at Paharganj, Chache Di Hatti at Kamla Nagar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar and Shri Radhey Krishna Chole Bhature, Karkardooma
Price: 60 to 150 Rs. for one plate.
- Gol Gappe
The mouth-watering chaat-papdi, crispy pakodas, and spicy aloo-tikki never fail to make you slurp, but it’s the golgappas that bring us to our knees! Don’t put off satisfying your craving for golgappa at some of Delhi’s best golgappa vendors! The king of street food is known by many names such as pichka or panipuri.
Tip: After you are done eating gol gappa, Always ask for papdi dipped in dahi and saunth .
Grab a bite at: Prince Chaat Corner in Greater Kailash, Ashok Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk, Vaishno Chat Bhandar in Kamla Nagar, and Bengali Market in Mandi House.
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Price: 20 to 40 Rs. per plate
- Dahi Bhalle
Delhi is well-known for its amazing and delectable street foods. One such street food is Dahi Bhalle. The white, creamy, and tender dahi bhalle made with fried urad daal is a popular dish to taste, topped with drizzled laces of sweet and sour tamarind chutney. (Are you also now craving for it?)
Grab a bite at: Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wale in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Bhandar in Rajouri Market, Balaji Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk,Shyam Ji Corner at Old Delhi Road and Dahi Bhalla Corner at Karol Bagh.
Price: 50 to 150 Rs. per plate.
- Aloo Chaat
Aloo Chat is an all-time favourite street food in Delhi. A great snack which is both spicy and tangy tossed with spices and served with green chutney can easily satisfy your cravings.
Grab a bite at: Bhishan Swaroop Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk, Nathu’s in Mandi House, Prince Chaat Corner in Greater Kailash, and Prabhu Chaat Bhandar in Khan Market.
Price: 40-100 Rs. per plate
- Ram Ladoo
All the foodies reading this, do you agree with us that Ram ladoo is more than just a dish? They are an emotion! The crispy tiny fritters with finely chopped radish topping and spicy green chutney are delicious and can brighten anyone’s day. So, what are you waiting for to get ready and head towards these places listed below to try out the Ram Ladoo’s.
Grab a bite at: Ram Laddi Food Corner in Lajpat Market, Rakesh Ram Ladoo in Saket, Sarojini Nagar and Kullahad Chai in Old Rajendra Nagar. You can also try out the Ram Ladoo of Local Vendors.
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Price: Rs 30-70 per plate
Why have abs when you can have Kebabs? The city has possibly the widest range of kebabs available anywhere in India: from seekh to shami, galawat to boti, dori to burrah, chappli to kakori, and the list is endless.
Grab a bite at: Qureshi Kabab Corner at Jama Masjid, Karim’s at Lodhi Road or Punjabi Bagh, Al Kauser at Chanakyapuri and Rajinder da dhaba at Sadarjung.
Price : Rs 300- 1000 for two.
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Be it stuffed or plain, Paranthe is the only dish that rule the heart of every Delhiite. The overloaded butter on the top of Paranthe served with dahi and pickle can easily melt anyone’s heart!
Grab a bite at: Moolchand Paranthe at Lajpat Nagar, Paranthe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk, Kake Di Hatti in Khari Baoli, Not Just Paranthas at Gurgoan.
Price: Rs 100- 400 for two.
Story of every Delhite- My mind says “abs” but my heart says “momos”.
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Momos is Delhi’s collective comfort food. The fact that you will find momo wale bhaiya selling these delicious bites of juicy delight with the spiciest red chutney in almost every nook of the city.
Grab a bite at: Dolma Aunty momos at Kamla Nagar, Chalte firte momo at Laxmi Nagar,Tikhi Gali at Noida and Chinese Bite at Satya Marg
Price: Rs 40- 200 for one plate.
- Aloo Tikki
The combination of mint and tamarind chutneys, combined with curd or chole curry and poured all over a crispy aloo tikki, is simple amazing. The zesty and sweet tikki chaat is a favourite snack of many Delhiites.
Grab a bite: Daulat ki chaat in Shahjahanabad, outlest of Bobby Tikki wala, Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala in Chandni Chowk and Atul Chaat Corner in Rajouri Garden
Price: Rs 25-100 for one plate
- Bhel Puri
Bhel Puris are crunchy, tangy, and delicious. They are the ideal bite to grab when craving a sweet and spicy street snack. Most of you will agree on this. This famous Delhi Street food should be tried at least once because it has the perfect balance of salty, tangy, and sweet flavours.
Grab a bite at: Bombay Bhel Puri at South Extension, UPSC Chaat wala and Connaught Place
Price: Rs 25- 100 for one order
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- Chole Kulche
Imagine the lightly toasted kulche slathered in butter, and the chole made with a spice blend and topped with coriander and lemon juice. Did that also make you drool? Oh! How can we forget the salad and imly chutney, which is tangy and refreshing served with Chole Kulche.
Grab a bite at : Lotan ke Chole Kulche in Chawri Bazar, Nathu’s sweet in Mandi House, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket and UPSC Bhawan
Price: Rs 50-100 per person
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the famous street food in Delhi?
To be honest, nothing can beat Chole Bhature of Delhi, just the name entices us to go out and get a hot plate of the dish.
Which is the best place to eat Momo in Delhi?
Momos and Delhi have a timeless love story. Dolma Aunty Momos in Lajpat Nagar or Depaul’s in Janpath are a must try! You can also visit QDs in Lajpat Nagar or Satya Niketan for the best tandoori momos in town.
Is it safe to eat street food?
You can’t deny the fact that Street food is tasty and flavourful than the restaurants. When eating street food, it is necessary to take into consideration a variety of hygiene factors. Street food is not unsafe to eat as long as hygiene standards are met.
Where can I find the best street food in Delhi?
Well, the answer is everywhere! But the ones that are mostly preferred by Delhiites are in Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, INA market and Karol Bagh.
What street food is famous in Delhi?
Some of the famous and all-time favourite street food are Chole Bhature, gol gappe, momo, jalebi, parantha and aloo ki tikki.
Saddi Dilli is a city rich in culture and diversity, as without a doubt foodie’s paradise. You can absolutely satisfy your hunger appetite at restaurants or other places but you should not miss the Delhi food joints. So, when are you going to take a day off to explore these streets and dig into this mouth-watering street food?
But keep in mind that eating street food on a regular basis will not only tickle your taste buds, but will also upset your stomach.