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Where to Get Best Street Food in Delhi, India?
Delhi, the culinary capital of India, in spite of having some of the best restaurants in country, the real magic lies in small well known eateries that lie in the streets of Delhi. Whether it is Evening Time Snacks or Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk or Chachas Chole Bhature at Knags (Kamla Nagar) or Moolchand’s famous paranthe wala, Rajinder Kebabs near Bheekaji Kama Place, Roshan Di Kulfi at Karol Bagh or small dhabas outside IIFT, these outlets weave their own magic through simple yet delightful dishes for us Delhites. Now I will write down my own experiences of these small eateries and also direction to them with interactive maps, so that my fellow delhites and foreign visitors to Delhi if they want to try street food of Delhi can find them easily:
Chachas Chole Bhature behind Kirori Mal College in Kamla Nagar
Chacha provides the best chole bhature in Delhi. You need to be there early as he sets up his shop by 10 a.m. and by 2 p.m. everything thing gets over. You just have to stand and eat out there. Price, last time I had it was 25 rupees for a plate
Directions to reach this place: Move inside Kamla Nagar Main Market from Kirori Mal College’s back gate (if you are at back gate go straight). It is on First Street to right.
Om Ji Ke Chole Bhature in Rohini
If you want to try more chole bhature in Delhi, then there is OM chole bhature in Rohini, somewhere around sector 9. I have eaten out at Chachas Bhature in Kamla Nagar many times and also at Om’s. Both are simply amazing.
If Chachas is 10/10, then Om is 9/10.
Secret Kitchen tastes Delhi's street food, high food
Rajma Rice in Connaught PlaceDelhi
There is a rajma chawal wala at CP at the Shankar Market Lane. It serves not only rajma chawal but also shahi paneer, choley chawal, and lots of pother stuff. All dishes are awesome and after your meals, don’t forget to drink lassi.
Bun and Butter At Chanakya Cinema Along With Tea
When we were just 14, we used to bunk school to watch mornings shows at Chanakya Cinema in Chankyapuri. At it was very early around 7:30 in the morning when we used to reach there, there was a bun and butter stall right behind the Chanakya Cinema complex which is still there till now. Their bun butter combined with tea taste deliciously yummy.
Anand Restaurant CP
Try out this eatery located at the lane adjoining JeewanPrakashBuilding at Kasturbha Gandhi Marg. The Hyderabadi biryani and chicken curry are just amazing.
Rajinder Kebabs near Bheeka Ji Kama place
Rajinder Da Dhaba has been a famous spot for having tandoori chicken and mutton kebabs. Other tasty non-vegetarian street food you can try here is malai tikka, tagdi kebab, butter chicken, and seekh kebab. All the snacks are really delicious and you will love to eat here.
Driving Directions to Reach Rajinder Da Dhaba: If you are coming from AIIMS and going towards Dhaula Kuan, cross the AIIMS flyover, then don’t go on Safdarjung flyover, instead take a left turn below the flyover and move ahead and there will be a right turn just after 200 meters or so. On that corner, there is a market complex in which you can find Rajinder Da Dhaba.
If you are coming from IIT, move towards Bhikaji Kama Place from IIT hostel red light and just when you reach Bhikaji Cama Place, there is a red light before Ring Road flyover. Take the right turn from there and at the end of road is the market complex where you will find the best kebabs in Delhi.
Some more options are:
- Best gol gappas and chaat at Shah Jahan Road (Near Khan Market)
- Best South Indian fare opposite Jantar Mantar/ close to the park in CP.
- Khan Chacha’s for amazing kathi rolls (Khan Market in one of the bye lanes)
- Alfina Restaurant in Khan Market for melt in the mouth tikkas and kebabs.
- Channa bhaturas of Sita Ram in Paharganj Delhi.
- Karims at Jama Masjid, Nizamuddin, RajouriGarden, and Gurgaon
- Momos at GreenPark Market. a guy sells them on his bike.
- Paranthas under the IIT flyover after 10 pm.
- Ganesh Restaurant in Karol Bagh for absolutely melt in the mouth tandoori fish.
West Delhi is the tandoori zone of Delhi and you will find something on every road.