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    The historical capital, Delhi is a foodies’ paradise. From street food to international cuisines, Delhi, or as we lovingly call ‘Dilli’, can blow your mind in every expanse. You can experience normal (read boring and bland) wine and dine or you can just let your mojo rule and devour the mouth-watering flavors of street food in Delhi.

    To celebrate the street cuisine, we bring you an exclusive and extensive list of the delectable and the best street food in Delhi. If you haven’t tried 10 to 15 of these Delhi street food then your experience is not very rich.

    32 Best Street Food In Delhi

    Here is a Delhi street food guide just for you! Let free the food lover in you and try this list of famous food items in Delhi. You will find in the list best street food in West Delhi, street food in East Delhi, Old Delhi street food, and anything you can think of when it comes to streets.

    1. Chole Bhature

    The best street food in Delhi — Chole Bhature

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    Trust me, only Delhi can provide you with the best chole bhature. The extra care and less soda put to make fluffy bhature make it the best street food in Delhi. And I am not going to share the secret ingredient we put in chole to make it more rich and appetizing.

    Tip: Ask for that special chutney to put in your chole
    Where to try: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, Sita Ram at Paharganj, Nand ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar and Chache di Hatti in DU
    For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala at Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Dwarka and Shalimar Bagh and Kwality Restaurant in CP

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    2. Golgappe

    A plate of delicious Golgappe

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    Try this street food in Delhi and you will forget Mumbai’s pani-poori and Kolkata’s puchka. The other variations of golgappe simply can’t beat the flavor that Delhi has to offer.

    Tip: Don’t forget to ask for that extra piece of papdi dipped in dahi and saunth to relieve your burning tongue.
    Must Try: The ‘Pachranga’ variations of golgappa pani and the Vodka or Tequila Golgappe
    Where to try: Local market in Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar Market, CR Park, UPS Bhawan
    For hygiene lovers: Try this at best food joints in Delhi like Haldirams, Om Sweets or Bikano

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    3. Poori Aloo

    The yummiest Delhi street food-Poori Aloo

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    This is a very spicy and delectable Delhi cuisine. If you are in Delhi and haven’t tried this heavenly dish then you are missing out on something big. A must try for spice lovers!

    Tip: Try the hot halwa with your poori aloo. Don’t forget to ask for extra sabzi :-P
    Must Try: Try its other variation, bedmi poori with sabzi
    Where to try: Chaina Ram in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh Market, Tewari Sweets in Lajpat Nagar and Shyam Sweets at Chawri Bazaar
    For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Haldiram’s, and Evergreen

    4. Dahi Bhalle

    Delightful street food of Delhi — Dahi Bhalla

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    You just can’t miss this delight of the street food in Delhi that we call dahi bhalla. The sweet curd and mix of sweet red and tangy green chutney on top of soaked dal vada, mmmmm…

    Tip: Try the dahi bhalla with a sprinkle of aloo bhujia namkeen
    Where to try: Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Bhandar in Rajouri Market, Shyam Ji Corner at Old Delhi Road and Dahi Bhalla Corner at Karol Bagh
    For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s at Chandni Chowk, Subhash Nagar; Connaught Place and Kaleva sweets

    5. Rolls

    Amazingly rolled street food of Delhi — Rolls

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    The Delhi version of these rolls will keep you on your toes no matter where you try them. Every Roll wala in Delhi has his own special ingredient to make this tasty goodness all the more delish.

    Tip: Let go of the conventional tomato ketchup and try these rolls with chili sauce (commonly known as momos wali chutney in Delhi)
    Where to try: Local joints in Kamla Nagar Market, Taste Drive at Rajouri Garden, Wah Ji Wah at Mayapuri, Nizam’s in CP, High On Rolls in Defence Colony
    For hygiene lovers: New Friends Colony and Khan Market

    6. Kachori with Sabzi

    The mouth-watering Kachori with Sabzi

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    This Delhi street food will make you ask for more. Teary eyes and runny nose, all the while you enjoy this spicy treat. Add a dash of coriander and chilies, and you are set!

    Tip: Ask for the special “masala” on top of your sabzi for an enhanced flavor. Also, try the stuffed Onion Kachori and Matar Kachori for added texture.
    Where to try: Hanuman Mandir in CP, Jung Bahadur in Chandni Chowk Metro, Old Fort, Kamla Nagar Market, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Sharma Kachoriwala in Pitampura
    For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala in Shalimar Bagh, Haldiram at CP

    7. Samose with Chole

    Samose with Chole — Most unique Delhi street food

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    This fried flavorsome preparation is a unique make of Delhi street food. I assure you that just one single bite of this deliciousness and it will become your first choice among junk fried food.

    Tip: Add the green chili chutney on the top for added spiciness
    Where to try: Tilak Munjal in Pitampura, Chandni Chowk eateries and Annapurna Sweets in CR Park
    For hygiene lovers: Most of the Aggarwal’s serve samose with chole and Crispy Tokri at Kalkaji

    8. Bishan Swaroop Chaat

    Famous Bishan Swaroop ki Chaat

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    This is health plus taste at its max. Nobody knew that fruits could be made so delicious with just a few minor additions. The divine taste of fruits mixed with chana toppings can make you healthy and wise. You don’t need to be wealthy to try this goodness ;-)

    Tip: Try this special chaat with a glass of chilled lemon soda
    Where to try: You will only get this food of Delhi in Chandni Chowk
    For hygiene lovers: I guess fruits should be reason enough for you guys to smack on this

    9. Kulfi

    The sweet savory of Kulfi

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    The dessert lovers will love this sweet savory. The granules of crushed dry fruits and thick texture of caramelized milk; now this is on top my list of cold desserts.

    Tip: Dip your kulfi in the thick mixture of rabri to take its awesomeness to another level
    Where to try: Roshan di Kulfi in Karol Bagh, Kuremal at Chawri Bazaar, Siya Ram Nannumal at Ajmeri Gate, Ravi Raj di Kulfi at Karol Bagh and Jain Kulfi Bhandar at Shahdara
    For hygiene lovers: Every major food outlet in Delhi serves this sweetness

    10. Aloo Chaat

    The best street food of Delhi — Aloo Chaat

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    Who doesn’t like aloo chaat? Please tell who doesn’t.

    Tip: Add diced fruits to your aloo chaat to make it a complete meal for you
    Where to try: taram Bazaar in Chandni Chowk, UPSC Bhawan, Nathu’s Sweet in Bengali Market, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar in Khan Market
    For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s, Bitto Tikki Wala at various outlets in Delhi and Shree Makhan at Janakpuri

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    11. Daulat ki Chaat

    The famous Daulat Ki Chaat

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    This famous food of Delhi was invented by The Taste God himself. You don’t believe me? Then try it out for yourself and you will see that it tastes too good to be a human creation.

    Tip: This sweet savoury is perfect in itself. You don’t need an added tip to make it any more exquisite
    Where to try: Only in Chandni Chowk
    For hygiene lovers: Sorry buddy, this heavenly deliciousness is only available in Chandni Chowk. You can try its replacement like Khurchan or Rabri at Shree Makhan.

    12. Ram Ladoo

    Ram Ladoos — The best street food in Delhi

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    These fried dal pakoras or ram ladoos are to die for. The crispiness of radish and tanginess of chutney with these fried dollops make for every foodie’s fancy.

    Tip: Try the Bhuni Mirch and Mirchi Bhonda with this.
    Where to try: Local vendors with carts at Central market, Janak Puri, Green Park, South-Ex I, Tilak Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: Evergreen and UPSC Bhawan

    13. Rabri Faluda

    The syrupy goodness of Rabri Faluda

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    This syrupy delight is full of caramelized milk and dry fruits. Not too sweet, this dessert will leave you asking for more. It is my personal favorite dessert since a long time. Just by talking about it, I got a craving for this nectarous dessert.

    Tip: Enjoy this with a plate of Chawal Chole Palak from Giani’s di Hatti
    Where to try: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk
    For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s, Om Sweets and Kaleva

    14. Kebabs

    Famous food in Delhi — Kebabs

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    The best street food of Delhi is its kebabs. You will get a huge variety of kebabs in Delhi — from Kakori Kebab to Galouti Kebab to Shami Kebab. All of these kebabs are full of flavors and spices that remind you of the Nawabs.

    Tip: Try the kebabs with Lehsoon-Tamatar chutney to add a tanginess to the flavors
    Where to try: Kebab points in local markets, Chawla’s at Tilak Nagar, Al Kakori at Vasant Place Market
    For hygiene lovers: Khan Chacha ke Kebabs, Karim’s and Kebab Factory at Saket

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    15. Parathe

    Famous food in Delhi — Paratha

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    The most preferred breakfast of Delhi can be eaten at any time, nowadays. A healthy splash of butter and extravagant stuffing in the paratha makes it the best street food in Delhi

    Tip: Try the special Egg Paratha and Pizza Paratha here and don’t forget about the deep fried paratha at Parathe Wali Gali
    Where to try: Parathe Wali Gali, Moolchand ke Parathe, Not Just Parathas at Rajouri Garden and Kakke di Hatti at Fatehpuri
    For hygiene lovers: Om Sweets and Kakke di Hatti in Karol Bagh

    16. Kulfi Faluda

    The syrupy goodness of Kulfi Faluda

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    This syrupy goodness is worth all the calorie intake. The flowing faluda and frozen kulfi will make for a good dessert for all the people with sweet-tooth.

    Tip: Sprinkle either kewra or rose flavor to add some zest to your dessert
    Where to try: Kamla Nagar Market and Kakke di Hatti in Chandni Chowk and Kaseru Walan in Paharganj
    For hygiene lovers: Roshan di Kulfi at Karol Bagh and Sarvana Bhawan in CP

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    17. Aloo Tikki

    The appetizing Aloo Tikki

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    One of the good street food in Delhi is its famous aloo tikki. You just can’t forgo this flavor assault and then regret later. For the sanity of your inner foodie, you just have to try this.

    Tip: Add a healthy dose of dahi on top of your tikki to make it more delectable
    Where to try: Natraj in Chandni Chowk, Atul Chaat Corner in Rajouri Garden, Ranjeet Tikki Wala at Janak Puri
    For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Aggarwal’s and UPSC Bhawan and Bitto Tikki Wala at NSP

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    18. Multani Moth Kachori

    The delectable famous food of Delhi — Multani Moth Kachori

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    A combination of rice, lentils, onion rings and kachori, this Delhi cuisine is a must try. The assault of hidden flavors on your tongue will leave you speechless.

    Tip: Add a zest of lemon to the savory to make it more flavorsome
    Where to try: Chandni Chowk and Moth Kachori Bhandar in Paharganj
    For hygiene lovers: Prince ki special Multani Moth Kachori at Uttam Nagar

    19. Jalebi

    Sugary sweetness of Jalebi

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    Available in best street food places in Delhi, this sugary sweetness is a key to every Delhites’ heart. I don’t know about you but Jalebi can always enhance my mood.

    Tip: Enhance your experience with a dollop of rabri on the top of jalebi
    Where to try: Jalebi wala in Chandni Chowk, Pandara Road, Bangla Sweets in CP, Jaleba Store in Chandni Chowk
    For hygiene lovers: Om sweets and Gulabs

    20. Pakode

    The yummy Pakoras

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    You’d give a damn about dieting if you have a plate full of these enticing pakoras. This scrumptious street food in Delhi can make your dull evenings spicy and sad monsoons happy.

    Tip: Enjoy your pakoras with a cup of hot chai
    Where to try: Nairoji Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Sarojni Nagar, Gol Market, UPSC Building
    For hygiene lovers: Bikanervala, Om Sweets and Evergreen

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    21. Chole Kulche

    The best food in Delhi to binge on is Chole Kulche

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    This easily available famous street food in Delhi is a favorite among Delhites.

    Tip: Just ask the bhaiya to add extra onions to your chole to make it crispier
    Where to try: Near Tiptop market in Karol Bagh, and UPSC Bhawan, Lotan at Chawri Bazaar, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket
    For hygiene lovers: Om Sweets and Haldiram’s

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    22. Nan Khatai

    The awesome food of Delhi — Nan Khatai

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    The buttery food of Delhi — nan khatai — is a must try for cookie lovers. You will definitely pledge your love to this famous food in Delhi the moment you take your first bit of it and it would melt in your mouth and leave a lingering taste behind.

    Tip: Don’t let your nan khatai get cold; binge on it while it’s still hot. Add a cup of warm milk and you have your perfect snack.
    Where to try: Local vendors with the best of abilities to create this sweet goodness
    For hygiene lovers: Frontier; and local bakeries

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    23. Gupta Burger

    Best street food of Delhi — Delhi style burger

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    You would have never imagined that a little Delhi tadka can transform normal burgers into something totally new. The aloo tikki seasoned with Indian spices and engulfed in deep fried buns is simply addictive.

    Tip: Instead of conventional finger fries, try this with Indian style aloo chips
    Where to try: The local burger carts are present in Delhi at every corner
    For hygiene lovers: You just have the option of McDonald’s then, my friend.

    24. Bhel Puri

    Top street food in Delhi — Bhel Puri

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    Although a Mumbai specialty, bhel puri in Delhi is in a totally different league. Not as dry as its Mumbai counterpart, it is adorned with flavors patent to Delhi. The right mixture of salty, tangy and sweet; this famous street food in Delhi should be tried by everyone at least once.

    Tip: Eat your bhel puri with tortilla chips to make your own taste
    Where to try: Connaught Place and Bhajan Lal’s Bhelpuri at Sunder Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: Bombay Bhelpuri at South-Ex I

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    25. Besan ka Chilla

    Famous food of Delhi — Besan ka Chilla

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    This light street food of Delhi is quite a healthy snack to munch upon. A thin layer of gram flour (besan) stuffed with chopped vegetables is to die for. It does serve as an appetizer for many foodies.

    Tip: Add shredded cottage cheese (paneer) to the side for a wholesome meal
    Where to try: Sitaram Bazar in Chandni Chowk
    For hygiene lovers: Haldiram’s

    26. Chana Zor Garam

    The appealing chaat of Chana Zor Garam

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    This seasoned chaat does have its health benefits. High on protein, it is a good appetizer for your palate. And of course, a delicious munchy to nibble on!

    Tip: Wrap this chaat in a chapatti and you can get your personalized Delhi cuisine roll ready
    Where to try: You will find vendors selling this mouth-watering chaat on every nook and corner of Delhi
    For hygiene lovers: Well, you can try and make this chaat at your home for extra hygiene

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    27. Pav Bhaji

    Pav Bhaji

    Don’t we all crave for it once in a while? Pav Bhaji, a famous food dish is quite a favorite street food. And the taste of it at the local shacks can’t be beaten by restaurants. This is the best street food in Delhi at night, as it is a full meal to fill one’s belly!

    Tip: Add raw onion and lemon juice to the Bhaji to enhance the taste
    Where to try: New Arjun Bombay Pav Bhaji, Model Town, Vaishno Chaat Bhandar, Kamala Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: Evergreen Sweet House, Green Park

    28. Lacha Tokri

    Lacha Tokri

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    This is another interesting street food of Delhi. And though it looks complicated, it can be made at home too. But till the time you figure that out, try it on the streets of Delhi.

    Tip: Eat it while the tokri is crisp
    Where to try: Roshan Di Kulfi, Karol Bagh
    For hygiene lovers: Shree Bhagatram, Vasant Kunj

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    29. Dabeli

    Dabeli

    This popular snack though originally originated in Gujarat, but now has made a name for itself in Delhi too and has become one of the top street food in Delhi. It is quite a spicy street snack where the mixture goes inside a pav and is served with chutney.

    Tip: If spicy is not your type, then you might think again, befor you eat it.
    Where to try: Gujrati Namkeen & Bakers, Kamla Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: Bunta Bar, Janpath

    30. Momos

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    Who is not familiar with momos? This is super spicy and cheap street food in Delhi. And today, they have become the most easily and tasty available street food in Delhi, especially if you are walking the streets of North Campus, Delhi.

    Tip: Do not try without the momos chutney
    Where to try: Bungalow Road, Kamla Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: QD’s restaurant, Hudson Lane

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    31. Paneer Tikka

    Paneer Tikka

    When we are talking about street food, how can we forget our very favorite Paneer Tikka! Grilled in a tandoor, marinated with spices, how it melts in one’s mouth!

    Tip: Do not burn your tongue while trying to eat it hot
    Where to try: Rajinder Da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave
    For hygiene lovers: Khan Chacha

    32. Idli Sambhar

    savour the taste of the popular kerala cuisine Idli Sambar

    It might come as a surprise finding Idli Sambhar in the list of street food, but Delhi is all about surprises, isn’t it? It is a light snack, one can easily enjoy in between their shopping spree, or when out on the Delhi lanes, exploring!

    Tip: Make sure that the Sambhar is steaming hot
    Where to try: Chennai Point, Kamla Nagar
    For hygiene lovers: Saravana Bhavan, CP

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    Now that you have the list of the best street food in Delhi, when are you planning to take a day off to explore these streets and try this amazing food? And if you are not in Delhi, it is time to book your tickets to Delhi and just visit the place for its amazing food!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Best Street Food In Delhi

    Q. What is the main food of Delhi?

    A. The main food of Delhi is Chole Bhature.

    Q. What is the favourite sweet of India?

    A. Gulab jamun and Jalebi are quite popular in India.

    Q. What is famous in Delhi for shopping?

    A> Delhi being the capital city, as everything that one might want to shop for.


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