If you’re a foodie, and have moved to Delhi, you have done well for yourself. From the best street food to fine dining restaurants, the capital city has it all.
We have created a list of 18 famous food places in Delhi for all you foodies out there. This should make your search for some delicious grub easier as you navigate your way through this massive city.
Food in Delhi
1. Old Delhi
Fun Fact: All our favourite chat items, from Papri Chaat and Dahi Bhalla to Jalebi, originated in Old Delhi.
Old Delhi is a popular hub for street food, authentic Mughlai cuisine, and sweets. If you really want an authentic experience with typical north Indian street food, Old Delhi is a must-visit.
Some of our recommendations are Khemchand Adesh Kumar’s Daulat Ki Chaat, Lotan Chole Wala, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, and Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar and Bishan Swaroop for the best chaat you will ever have.
2. Gali Paranthe Wali
If there’s one place you’ve got to visit, particularly if you’re vegetarian, it’s Paranthe Wali Galli. Several tiny shops serving delicious paranthe, fresh, hot and in a variety of styles. In existence for over 50 years, some of the original shops are still operating.
Several celebrities and influential politicians and businessmen also visit this place, which is crowded through the evening and into the night.
3. Khan Market
Khan Market is one of Delhi’s incredible food districts.It has a mix of cafes, fine dining options and fast food. A vibrant neighborhood, whose streets are filled with the delicious aromas of mutton kebab and fried rice, it is a hub for the best eateries, bars and restaurants.
A few restaurants here that you absolutely must visit are The Big Chill, Yellow Brick Road Restaurant, Wok in the Clouds, Azam’s Mughlai, and Cafe Turtle.
4. Pandara Road
Very close to India Gate, Pandara Road has some of the best food places in Delhi. This is a relatively expensive area, but has the best fine dining restaurants in the city.
We highly recommend Have More, Gulati, and Chicken Inn. If you are in the mood for Asian cuisine, head to Ichiban. If you are a vegetarian, make sure to check out Veg Gulati.
5. Jama Masjid
Food in Delhi is incomplete without a visit to this area. If you eat meat and love street food, Jama Masjid area is the place to be!
Jama Masjid and the lane opposite, Bazaar Matia Mahal, have some of the best non-vegetarian street food in Delhi. From keema samosas to grilled boti to kebabs and jalebi, this area is a paradise for foodies.
Another street for best food in Delhi, which you most certainly shouldn’t miss, is Nizamuddin. There are dozens of amazing eateries in this area and you will find delicious kebabs, sweets, and Mughlai delicacies.
All you meat-lovers out there should definitely try out Karim’s, Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, and Ghalib Kabab Corner.
7. South Campus
If you are a college student or just someone on a tight budget, in search of some delicious food, South Campus is a great option, with a variety of awesome cafes.
The cafes here mostly serve shakes, fast food, American and Italian cuisines. Our favourites are Scooter on the Wall, Big Yellow Door, and QD’s. Check out one of these joints for some fantastic food.
8. Hudson Lane
Hudson Lane is very popular amongst foodies in Delhi as it houses some of the best cafes and restaurants. It is located in close proximity to North Campus.
Mostly serving Italian, Cafe, and Fast Food cuisine, these joints offer a budget friendly and lip-smacking culinary experience.
Make sure you check out Woodbox Cafe, Mad Monkey, Indus Flavours and Rico’s.
9. North Campus
Whether you are in the mood for street food, snacks, fast food, or multi-cuisine diners, North Campus is a place where you’ll find all of these.
Since this is an university area, the food is pocket friendly, and the numerous options available serve delicious food . We recommend you try out Momo’s Point, Bille Di Hatti, Chache Di Hatti, Shagun Asian Eatery, Bamboo Hut, and South Indian Cafe.
10. Netaji Subhash Place
Netaji Subhash Place is famous for its delicious milkshakes. Apart from that, this area has the perfect mix of street food, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.
Our favourites in this area are BTW (for awesome chaat), Billu’s Hut, Sura Ve, Barbeque Nation, and Eleven Course.
11. The Dhabas opposite IIFT
This area has some great Dhabas. The most famous of these is Laxman Fast Food, a dhaba that serves paranthas doused in butter.
It is highly recommended that you visit Laxman Dhaba, Mangal Ji & Gupta Ji Dhaba. There are also some good Chinese fast food options here.
12. Chittaranjan Park
CR Park is the place to go if you want the best Bengali food experience in town, sweets included!
From fish to rolls to sweets and pani puri, you get some heavenly Bengali food here. Wear some stretchy pants and head over here for a food binge to remember!
Try out Raju Puchka Wala, Kolkata Hot Kathi Roll, Mad About Momos, and Annapurna Sweet House for sure.
13. Connaught Place
Connaught Place is the place in Delhi for food – no matter what your budget is. From fancy fine-dining restaurants to the delicious local rajma chawal, Connaught Place has food for everyone’s budget.
With the best restaurants in the city, Connaught Place is an area that has all kinds of cuisine – local and international.
Some joints you definitely should try out are Kake Da Hotel, Parikrama, Jain Chawal Wale, and Minar.
14. Safdarjung Enclave and SD Market
Being one of the most upmarket localities in Delhi, Safdarjung Enclave also has some of the best eateries in Delhi. You’ll find North Indian, Chinese, Cafes, and and some great street food as well here.
Don’t miss trying out Rajinder Da Dhaba, Spice Angan, Burger Singh, Theobroma, Keventers, and Scooter On The Wall.
15. New Friends Colony
New Friends Colony has some great eateries that serve delicious North and South Indian cuisine. From yummy shawarmas to dosas to cafes and fast food, this area has always been popular with foodies.
We recommend trying Sab Ki Khatir, Tunday Kababi (for great Lucknowi food in Delhi), Pebble Street, and Al Bake.
16. Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh area has an eclectic blend of all kinds of Indian cuisine. From street food, and shakes to dhabas and restaurants, it has some amazing food options.
Roshan Di Kulfi, Anjalika, Om Corner Chhole Bhature, Art Of Spices, Sindhi Corner, Sandoz, and Changezi are some of our favourites and we definitely recommend checking them out.
17. Amar Colony
Amar Colony is one of the oldest localities in Delhi, and is known for its delicious eateries. Chhole Bhature is an outstanding food to eat in Delhi, and particularly excellent here.
Residents of this colony consist of Indians, Africans and Afghans, and therefore the food options are many. Amar Colony is considered yet another paradise for foodies in Delhi.
Our best picks in this area are Dolma Aunty Momos, Baba Nagpal Ke Chhole Bhature, Muttu South Indian Anna, Kulfiano, Gopala, and Queen’s Kitchen.
18. Dilli Haat
Apart from the amazing set of traditional clothes, jewellery and handicrafts, Dilli Haat is also known for its amazing food.It has food stalls from all over India where you can get different state’s delicacies quickly and it’s affordable, too!
There are dedicated stalls for each state, and we absolutely recommend visiting this place.
That brings us to the end of our list of Delhi’s famous food items. We hope this was helpful, and we guarantee that a visit to these places will be a wonderful culinary experience for the foodie in you! Please do drop in a note in the comments section if you have anything more to add or recommend. coverimgsrc