Updated: Jan 19
Big time foodie and die hard vegetarian, yes we exist; & our food is probably better than yours.
When it comes to food, Delhi is very well known for vast delicious choices in both vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisines. Because Wanderwomaniya is based out of Delhi and most of the trips to Himachal/ Kashmir/ Ladakh/ Rajasthan start from Delhi, we bring to you must try food while you are here in the national capital.
1) Jung Bahadur Kachori wala
This hidden gem is located at the center point of Nai Sarak and Paranthe wali Gali. It is famous for its hot and crispy kachoris served with hot and spicy aloo ki sabzi garnished with green chillies.
2) Natraj Dahi bhalle wala
Located on the main road of Chandni Chowk, this outlet has been serving dahi bhallas and aloo tikkis since 1940. The soft textured dahi bhallas are served with sweetened dahi and the tikkis are served with different chutneys.
3) Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners
This shop near the Fatehpuri Chowk is very famous for its Ghewar. People readily stand in long queues lasting for half hour just to take these best-in-town ghewars. The poori chole and mouth watering Karachi halwa are a must try along with yummy kachori sabzi with lassi.
4) Kanwarjis Confectioners
Situated in the heart of the city , Kanwarji has been offering a good variety of sweets since a really long time. They make namkeens with their own brand with unique flavors. One should definitely try the daal biji and the gulab jamuns made from desi ghee.
5) Kedarnath Prem Chand Halwai
This place is located in the Parathe Wali Gali amidst the hustle and bustle of Chandni Chowk. The specialty of this shop is the deep-fried, crisp and puffy bedmi poori which is made with wheat flour and ground urad lentil. The shop has been serving mouth-watering nargoi halwa since 1958.
6) Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Chand Paranthe Wale
This eatery is the oldest and the most famous Paranthe wale in Delhi. The shop has 20 different types of paranthas. The paranthas are deep fried in desi ghee which makes them crispy and flavorful. One can order a thali in which the paranthas will be served along Indian curries like potato, pumpkin and aloo-matar or the chutneys like tamarind-banana and coriander.
7) Old famous Jalebi wala
This shop is situated near the beginning of the Dariba Lane. The shop serves Rabri, Samosas, Lassi and Jalebis but as the name suggests, the USP of this shop are the crispy Jalebis. Prices are nominal with 1 plate Jalebi that is 100 gms at Rs 50 and Jalebi with Rabri at Rs 75.
8) Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandaar
This chaat corner is just opposite to Sheesh Ganj Sahib Gurudwara. It is extremely popular with the locals and has a mad rush like all the other eateries of chandni chowk. This place is famous for its spicy golgappas. Papdi Bhalla Chaat and Dahi Bhalla Chaat are a must try.
9) Kake di Hatti
This eatery near the Khari baoli and fatehpuri masjid is no less than a paradise for Indian food lovers. Known for their massive Naan and delicious burst of flavors in their food, they will definitely make you come back for more! The place is pocket friendly and the food will make you lick your fingers. We have no special recommendations, as everything is just amazing there.
10) Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi wale
You probably have no idea how good a kulfi can taste until and unless you have tasted kulfi from this shop. It is said that this shop sells the best kulfi in town. They offer a wide range of flavours with the classic kesar, pista, Rabri kulfi. They have 3 types of Kulfis- rabri based, stuffed and julpeps(juice based). The special ones are aam panna, jamun, rose, anar and kulfi stuffed in a whole mango. Go in a group so that u can try many flavors!
11) Sardarji Malai Chap Wale
What comes to your mind when we say KFC Chaap, Jagga Daaku Chaap, Naagin Chaap, Sheela ki Jawani Chaap or Fish Chaap? Innovative & catchy names yes! but tastes so good, innovative name would be the last thing you would care about. This is a true gem indeed. It is located in Subhash Nagar. Yes we know that you are thinking about pacific mall but trust us go to this place instead. With over a hundred different varieties you just cant go wrong with Sardar Ji Malai Chap Wale.
12) Kachori - Dariba Kalan (Outside Sita R
The list is certainly not exhaustive, let us know in comments if we have missed your favorite food joint, we would make sure to personally go and try it out for food & travel go hand in hand.
Feel hungry already? Let me grab some Maggi :P
Contributed by Ms. Aishwarya Pillai (Avid Traveler who loves her food as much as her vacations)
Edited by: Anuj