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8 Best Street Food Joints in Delhi Perfect for All Your Cravings

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Feb. 25, 2022 4 min read

Delhi — a foodie's paradise! 'Dilwaalon ki Dilli' belongs to people with big hearts and bigger appetites. You might be one of those who likes to dine at cafes or restaurants, but let us tell you that the street food in your city will leave you craving for more each time you savour it. Don't tell us you are not one of those who goes to the golgappa stall and asks bhaiya for extra teekha paani!

 

Keep reading to find the best street food places you should definitely try in Delhi. 

 

Big fan of shawarmas? Looks like we found you the perfect street food joint in Delhi. Order a "shawarma box" with five lip-smacking rolls and that too, for modest prices.

 

Also try: Afghani Chicken, Mutton Tikka Roll, Chicken Biryani and my personal favourite, Chicken Shawarma

 

If you’re willing to explore the lanes of Lajpat Nagar, ending up at Dolma Aunty Momos is inevitable. This street food joint has the best chilli chutney in Delhi along with a delicious variety of good ol' momos, moong dal ladoos and desi noodles. And if you're anything like us, don't forget to ask for mayonnaise to cut the spicy kick of their "teekhi" chutney. 

 

If I were you, I'd definitely try: Chicken Momos, Gravy Momos, and Vegetable Spring Roll. 

 

No, you're not a true Delhiite until you've gorged on Sita Ram's lip-smacking chole bhature. One of the best street food joints in Delhi, this heritage restaurant lies in the ever-so-crowded alleys of Paharganj. Hop in here on an early Sunday morning for the heartiest breakfast with lassi and rice on the side. Of course, you would need to dose off to bed after such a heavy meal.

 

Amidst the most popular shopping hub of Delhi resides a street food restaurant that specialises in kulfi. But that's not all. The eatery is also known for other preparations like South Indian staples, tandoori snacks and lassi. If not for shopping, Karol Bagh is a place worth visiting... thanks to Roshan Di Kulfi. Don't forget to try their Kesar pista falooda kulfi, golgappe, chole bhature, aloo tikki with chana, achari chaap and badam milk. 

 

Move over Murthal-famous parathas, we have the OG parathawala, right here in D-town! Located just under the Moolchand flyover, this street food place wins 87+ lacs hearts by serving stuffed naan parathas all-day. It's one of the most convenient and affordable eateries perfect for a delicious early morning breakfast. Though their Aloo Pyaaz Chur Chur naan is the best, you could also try chicken keema, methi matar, and paneer pyaaz versions. 

 

This list of amazing street food in Delhi is incomplete without Al Bake's zesty shawarmas. Located in the heart of New Friends Colony market, this eatery is packed with meat lovers all week long. From mind-blowing shawarmas to rolls, biryani and curries, the outlet is one of the best non-veg restaurants in Delhi.

 

Also try: Chicken Shawarma, Garlic Kebabs, Chicken Nihari, and Mutton Korma

 

Here's a food outlet almost as old as Dilli. Established back in 1913 by Haji Karimuddin, one of Mohammed Aziz's (a cook in the royal court of the Mughal Emperor) son, KARIM'S in Jama Masjid is one of the best non-vegetarian restaurants in Delhi. Their kebabs are to die for and their Mutton Nihari is a dish of dreams. 

 

Also try: Chicken Jahangir, Reshmi Kebab, Badam Pasanda, and of course, Karim-special rolls. 

 

We have street food in every nook and cranny of Delhi. Yes, even in the poshest areas of the city. One of the most popular street food joints of Greater Kailash 1, M-Block market, this little shop serves the best varieties of paan in the city. They also serve juices, shakes and itsy-bitsy snacks like chaat. Your visit to GK is incomplete without the Strawberry Meetha Paan and Dairy Milk Chocolate Paan from Prince Chaat by Prince Paan. You can also savour their golgappe and momos, which truly deserve a mention.

 


Now satiate all your zesty cravings at the best street food places in Delhi. 


 

FAQ's

 

Q. What street food is famous in Delhi?

A. Momos, shawarma, samosa chaat, and gol gappa are some of the most famous street foods in Delhi. 

 

Q. What is the most famous street food in Delhi?

A. Chole Bhature is the most famous street food in Delhi. 

 

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