If you do not live to eat you are not having adequate fun. But, on the more serious side, the eats at a place tells you how much the people appreciate life. In that context, when you visit Delhi, you have to try some of the typical Delhi eats.
Best try the guided tours
First, you should try the guided tours because the guides know the right spots. They will save you time and money because they know the best places with the right prices. But, before you try your food walks in Delhi here are a few pointers that might give you the right direction to take.
Best food joints in Delhi
So, here are the best places to find food that is typically Delhi and adds to the culinary experience. A point of interest, the much famed Chandini chowk came into existence through the designs created by the Princess Jahanara Begum. She was the daughter of Shahjahan.
Haldirams, Chandini chowk, Old Delhi: The cuisine in Haldirams is a delightful mix of street food and original authentic cuisine. This includes North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, desserts, and sweets.
Meghraj, Fatehpuri chowk: This is the joint you go to for your desserts. They make delicious desserts and bakes, ice creams and sweets.
Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandini chowk: The food is strictly vegetarian and has had visitors from the elite class namely Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, among many others. The chefs are Brahmins and so do not use onions or garlic in the cooking. Gobhi parantha, rabri, matar, kaju, khoya parantha, badam, and much more is available in this exotic location.
Khari Boali: This is a wholesale spice and vegetable market in Delhi. Jaggery cakes topped with nuts. Other must-try items are the barfi, rasagolla, and the milk cake. You also get fresh amla, red chillies, lemon, and chick peas.
Chaats and Sweets
Ashok Chaat Corner: This is strictly a street food joint. This is located right next to the Chawri Bazar metro station. It is famous for its light and crispy gol gappi. Another must-try is the dahi bhalle.
Shyam Laxmi Sweets: This place serves sandwiches, sweets, and street food. You do not have seating like in most of the other places except Halidrams.
Changezi Chicken: This is the place to order your non-vegetarian dishes. It is quite economical and the fare is tasty. The best dishes are the Changezi chicken and Khameeri roti.
Sitaram Bazar: This is a spot on the heritage walk and food tour of Delhi. So, this is quite special. You see the Jama Masjid as a starting point in the walk tour. The top food spot is the Kuremal Kulfiwala. You get all kinds of kulfi imaginable including tamarind, rose, jamun, black currant, and mango. This is a great place to see trained pigeons flying in formation to the whistles of their trainers.
For those who relish food, the food tour Delhi is an overwhelming experience. So, space it out over a couple of days, you can take the best dishes and the experience back with you. After all, the exotic East has delicious dishes made to thrill.