Street food is ready-to-taste food or beverage sold by a hawker, in a street area or other public place, such as at a market or road corners. It is basically sold from a portable food booth, food cart, and meant for immediate consumption. According to a 2010 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization, 3.5 billion people eat street food every day. At that time, people purchase street food for a number of reasons such as convenience, to get flavorful food for a reasonable price, to try ethnic cuisines, or for depression.
Delhi, the capital of India is a mixture of modern times and old world glams. Delhiwallas love to eat and therefore you’ll find food stalls in every street of the city. So if you are in Delhi and want to have street food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. To help you we are giving you a list of most famous joints which offer delicious and mouthwatering street food.
Natraj Dahi Bhalla, Chandni Chowk
Fresh yogurt and a combination of spices make a delicious Dahi Chaat. Photo Courtesy Of: Saundarya Srinivasan. A metro ride to Chandni Chowk is all it takes to reach the famous Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala. The popular food joint is located in a tiny space.
Aslam Chicken Corner, Chandni Chowk
Aslam Chicken Corner’s owner, Aslam claims the title of being a wizard when it comes to grilled non-vegetarian delicacies. He is credited with the honour of having created his personalised mouth-watering version of Butter Cream Chicken, which is prepared using 22 secret spices, six types of pastes and pure Amul cream.
Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab Corner, Jama Masjid
Old Delhi’s oldest gem: Qureshi Kebab Corner. Photo Courtesy Of: Qureshi Kebab Corner
Started by Abdul Ghani Qureshi, this place has become an institution for kebab enthusiasts. Currently run by the fifth generation of the family, they have carved a niche for themselves in the profession with their unique recipe.
Ghalib Kabab Corner, Nizamuddin
They make juicy kebabs. Photo Courtesy Of: Shashank Ghalib Kabab Corner is located near the Markazi mosque and stands unopposed as the best place for kebabs when it comes to street food in Delhi. They have been serving delicious well-cooked kebabs and tikkas for close to 45 years now and have built a circle of loyal customers in Nizamuddin. Their recipes use masalas that come all the way from Lucknow.
Lotan Chole Wala, Chawri Bazar
A delicious plate of chole to make your day even better. Photo Courtesy Of: Lotan Chole Wala Lotan Chole Wala is a true gem when it comes to the famous street food in Delhi, Chola Kulcha. The combination of soft white kulcha and boiled chickpea is embedded in our hearts forever. Weekends are incomplete without this staple North Indian street food.
Fateh Chand Kachori Waley, Civil Lines
The Choley Kachori at Fateh Ki Kachori is tempting and irresistible. Even if you are not a fan of street food, this place will make you go crazy with its delicious preparation of delicate and crunchy kachoris, topped with fresh and well-cooked chole. Their core customers are kids who study in the nearby schools.
Roshan di Kulfi, Karol Bagh
Roshan Di Kulfi in Karol Bagh is known to prepare dishes in pure desi ghee. Photo Courtesy of: Roshan Di Kulfi. If you are a true Delhiite, then you don’t need an initiation to the famous Chole Bhature. The masalas in the popular dish will spice up your palate.
Shiv Mishthan Bhandar, Chandni Chowk
The Nagori Puris with Halwa at the Shiv Misthan Bhandar are so popular with their loyal customers that there are chances that they will be out of stock even if you head to this place as early as 8 AM. The Bedami Poori and Aloo ki Sabzi is a combination made for your weekend brunch.
Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, Kinari Bazar
Jung Bahadur’s kachoris are served with a spicy and delicious sabji on the side. Photo Courtesy Of: Wikicommon. Jung Bahudar Kachori Wala is known for the crispiest kachoris in town. The place is also swarming with people so you need to wait for around 15 to 20 minutes before you get served
Hazari Lal Jain Khurchan Wala, Kinari Bazar
Hazari Lal Jain Khurchan Wala serves the simplest and most delicious dessert on planet earth, Khurchan. The technique is as simple as it gets and requires bare minimum amount of effort.