20 Must Try Food Items In Delhi

Delhi is not only famous for its rich history but also the capital is well known for its diversity of cuisines all over the globe. Well, yes! You read it right! Delhi is undoubtedly the foodie’s paradise. From the premium places to eat like Bukhara to the street food of Chandani Chowk, every place beckons taste that will definitely make every foodie crazy about Delhi.

So without any further ado, we present you an exclusive and extensive list of the best street food in Delhi. If you have not tried 15-20 of these Delhi’s street food then we have to say that your experience is not rich. Have a gaze at them:


From being a perfect start to a healthy morning to a meal or hungry college students or even a late night snack; Parathas are always on the top of the list when it comes to the best yet healthy street food in Delhi. Either choose plain parathas or select a stuffing of your choice – potatoes, eggs, keema, radish, or daal – the options are endless.

Where can you try this dish?

Parathe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, Moolchand Parathe Wala in South Delhi, Not Just Paranthas at Rajouri Garden, and Kakke di Hatti at Fatehpuri, Parathas 21 in Moments Mall, Kirti Nagar, Om Sweets and Kakke di Hatti in Karol Bagh

Chole Bhature:

chole bhature, street food of delhiWell, if you love Chole Bhature then you would definitely fall in love with Delhi as the capital cater you the most tempting chole Bhatures not only from around the country but all over the globe. You can find this lip-smacking dish at almost all the food joints.

Where can you try this dish?

Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Sita Ram at Paharganj, Chache di Hatti in DU, Nand Ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, and Roshan’s at Karol Bagh.


chaat, Bittu Tikki Wala!If you are in Delhi then don’t forget to try lip-smacking Chaat. Surprisingly, the Capital has a lot to offer when it comes to street food and the sheer amount of Chaat outlets across the city. It’s very tough to drool every time you cross one of these “Chaat Bhandars”.

Where can you try this dish?

Atul Chaat Bhandar in Rajouri Market, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar near Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, UPSC Office Lane; Dahi Bhalla Corner at Karol Bagh; Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala at Chandni Chowk, Bitto Tikki Wala (BTW), Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar at Chandni Chowk, Vaishno Chaat Bhandar, Near Chota Gali Chakkar, Kamla Nagar.


Okay, so we are not going to take the credit from Kolkata where the original Kathi Roll recipe was developed, but the Delhi version of these rolls will keep you on your toes where you try them. Every roll wala in Delhi has its own specialty and ingredient that make this tasty food more delicious.

Where can you try this dish?

Taste Drive at Rajouri Garden, Local Joints in Kamla Nagar Market, Wah Ji Wah at Mayapuri, Nizam’s in CP, High On Rolls in Defence Colony, Khan Chacha in Khan Market; Qureshi’s Kabab Corner in South Extension-II

Bedmi Poori & Aalu Ki Sabzi:

bedmi puriWhenever one thinks of a healthy yet delicious breakfast, Bedmi Poori is one of the dishes that come to mind, at first. Bedmi Poori & Aloo Ki Sabzi is a famous food item especially in the narrow streets of Old Delhi. Keeping in mind all you foodies, we bring you the best places to have this tasty and pocket-friendly dish in town.

Where can you try this dish?

Shyam Sweets in Chawri Bazaar, Tewari Sweets in Lajpat Nagar, Bhimsain’s Bengali Sweet House, Bengali Market, Barakhamba Road, Chaina Ram in Chandani Chowk

Ram Ladoo:

ram ladoo, street food of DelhiThese fried dal pakoras are seriously one of the best dishes one can have in Delhi. This scrumptious crispy fritters are topped with shredded radish and dipped in green chutney to give a tangy taste.

Where can you try this dish?

Local Vendors at Central Market (Lajpat), Tilak Nagar, Janak Puri, South-Ex1, Green Park, and many more places in Delhi.

Bishan Swaroop Chaat:

Bishan Swaroop Chaat, Delhi's street food!This is basically a fruit chaat that has turned into a completely new flavor. Nobody knew that fruits could be made so delicious with just a few minor additions. The divine taste of fruits mixed with the toppings of Chana and some chaat masala.

Where can you try this dish?

You only get this goodness at Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner that is in Chandani Chowk

Daulat Ki Chaat:

Daulat ki chaat | Street food of DelhiThe fresh creamy milk that’s stirred and the thick foam is separated which is later mixed with the sugar, and this is none other than “Daulat Ki Chaa”t. Unlike those spicy and masala chaat, it is heavenly creamy milk chaat that’s a sweet-savory.

Where can you try this dish?

It is available only in Chandani Chowk.


Kebabs, street food of Delhi!If you want to have tasty kebabs then Delhi is indeed the best city for that. Delhi offers an array of kebabs which melt in your mouth and taste amazing with chutney and parathas. So, try this popular dish and we bet you that you will ask for more and more.

Where can you try this dish?

Alkakori Alkauser, R K Puram; Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs, Lal Kuan; Ghalib Kebab Corner, Nizamuddin; Salim’s Kebabs, Khan Market; Aap Ki Khatir, SDA

Rajma Chawal:

Rajma Chawal is the quintessential Indian dish which almost every foodie loves. You would be happy to know that Dilwaalo ki Dilli offers the best Rajma Chawal which is sure to take your heart away. So, don’t forget to try out this dish whenever you are in Delhi.

Where can you try this dish?

Jain Chawal Wala, Connaught Palace; Parashar Foods, Shankar Market, Cp; Kamdhenu Family Corner, Chandni Chowk; New Punjabi Khana, Nehru Place; Khurana Kitchen (Sadar Bazaar Wale), Rajouri Garden; Baba Nagpal Corner, Lajpat Nagar; Sona Sweets Udupi Restaurant, Nehru Place

Moth Kachori:

A great combo of rice, lentils, onion rings, and Kachori, this Delhi’s famous cuisine is must-try. This light yet tasty dish will definitely improve the taste of your mouth. You will surely order another one.

Where can you try this dish?

Chandni Chowk & Moth Kachori Bhandar in Paharganj

Chole Kulche:

This famous street food is served with white peas curry and plain kulcha along with the onion rings. This dish is usually found on streets than in top restaurants.

Where can you try this dish?

Lotan Kulche Wala at Chawri Bazaar, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket, Near Tiptop Market in Karol Bagh, Ratan Lal Chole Kulche Wala in Old Rajindra Nagar, Banta Ke Mashoor Chhole Kulche in Rohini.

Nan Khatai:

Nan Khatai, Delhi's street foodWe are damn sure that you just can’t say no to Nan Khatai. It is utterly butterly delicious biscuit and is a must try especially for cookie lovers. The moment you take your first bite of it and it would melt in your mouth and leave a lingering taste. Ummmm….Yummy! So go ahead, try it out!

Where can you try this dish?

These crispy and eggless butter biscuits are locally prepared and served by street hawkers.

Besan Ka Chilla:

This light street food of Delhi is quite tempting. A thin layer of gram flour (besan) stuffed with chopped vegetables is simply mouth-watering. Go ahead, take a bite into heaven.

Where can you try this dish?

Sitaram Bazar in Chandni Chowk.

Gupta Burger:

Maybe, you have got bored of eating burgers of McDonald and Burger King. If yes, then you should definitely try “Gupta Burger”. You would have never imagined that a little Delhi Tadka can transform normal burgers into something interesting. The aloo tikki made with Indian spices and engulfed in fried buns is simply beyond amazing.

Where can you try this dish?

Gupta Burger is a fast food chain that is available on almost every street in Delhi.


No matter on what corner of the road are you in Delhi, you are bound to find a momos stall, and almost all of them are equally good both quality and taste wise. So, make sure you try them out.

Where can you try this dish?

Kamla Nagar Market near GTB Nagar; Cafe Brown Sugar, GK market; Sikkim House,  Panchsheel Marg; Majnu ka Tilla, North Campus; Yashwant Complex, Chanakya Puri.


You would give a damn about dieting if you have a plate full of these assorted Pakaroas. This irresistible street food in Delhi can make your evening spicy and sad monsoon happy especially when accompanied by a cup of hot “Adrak Wali Chai”.

Where can you try this dish?

Khandaani Pakode Wala in Sarojini Nagar, Ring Road Market, Gol Market, UPSC Building, Kamla Nagar.

Chicken Tikka:

Among the many street foods in Delhi, Chicken Tikka tops the list of favorites when it comes to non-vegetarians. Make sure you try out this delicious dish.

Where can you try this dish?

Moti Mahal, Daryaganj; Havemore, Pandara Road

Bhel Puri:

Bhel Puri, street food of DelhiBhel Puri is crunchy, tangy, and of course delicious. Although it’s a specialty of Mumbai, Bhel Puri in Delhi is offered in a complete different manner. Not as dry as Mumbai counterpart, this dish is adorned with chopped onion, tomatoes, chutneys, and namkeen. Hence, it should be tried by everyone at least once.

Where can you try this dish?

D Block near Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place; Bombay Bhelpuri, South Extension 1, Prince Chaat Corner, GK 1; Mohan Lal Bhelpuri Wala, North Campus.


Well, you may probably familiar with this most-common line, “Khaane ke baad kuch meetha ho jaye” (Lets’ eat something sweet after a meal). With a range of desserts offered in Delhi, it is simply hard to say no. From the lip-smacking Rabri Faluda and mouth-watering Jalebis to innovative kulfis in flavor like Aam Papad, Custard Apple, Tamarind, Delhi surely rich in providing the best sweet treats.

Where can you try this dish?

Giani di Hatti in Chandni Chowk; Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfiwala at Chawri Bazaar; Old and Famous Jalebiwala in Chandni Chowk; Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners in Chandni Chowk; Haldiram in Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Chandani Chowk;  Roshan di kulfi in Karol Bagh, Jain Kulfi Bhandar at Shahdara, Siya Ram Nannumal at Ajmeri Gate.

So now, you all have that information about where the delicious food is lurking in the streets of Delhi, stop drooling and try these delicacies for yourself so that you can also know that why Delhi is famous for its food in all over the world.





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