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19 Best Food Places in Delhi for Travelers and Food Lovers

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Food Places in Delhi
Food Places in Delhi

Delhi has so much variety of food available that you can’t even think about. At almost every corner of the city, you’ll find tasty and unique food and this is the reason why foodies love Delhi. From Hawkers, Dhabas, to Big Restaurants, Delhi has every type of place for you. First-time visitors may get confused because of the large list of unique and tasty food available in Delhi. So, if you are new to the food of Delhi then this list of Best Food Places in Delhi is going to make finding food spots easier for you.

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Along with popular places like Chandni Chowk, Delhi has a lot more unique food places to offer to its visitors. We will go through all the traditional and modern food places in Delhi which worth a try. So, let’s talk about different types of food, restaurants, and street food points available in Delhi for travelers and food lovers.

Chhole Bhature at Bille Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar Market

Chhole Puri at Bille Di Hatti

Chhole Bhature at Bille Di Hatti | Picture by @theroadfork

Chhole Bhature is a popular dish in Delhi which can be found anywhere in delhi. But, Bille Di Hatti is having a special and one of the most tasty of Chhole Puri for you and the sweet lassi will add the coolness to it. Bille Di Hatti is a small shop which can be found in busy Kamla Nagar Market. This place opens at 7 AM and all meal is finished by 2 PM. So, you can guess how popular it is. But, if you are going to have a long and busy day, then please avoid this because it may make you sleepy if you didn’t have a proper sleep.

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Parathas (Flatbread), P.S. Not the Normal Parathas

Moolchand Parantha Corner, Moolchand Metro Station

Moolchand Parantha Corner | Picture by @out.and.around

Visited Delhi but didn’t try Parathas, how is that even possible. The most popular place for paratha is near Delhi which is known as “Murthal”. Murthal is the hub of Dhabas which is popular for a variety of parathas. Being in Delhi, you must try heavy parathas. FYI, Parathas are one of the popular food items among youngsters in Delhi for a morning breakfast ride with friends. The fun of having parathas in the morning with friends is a next-level thing and I am not kidding. Most of you have heard about the “Parathe Wali Gali“, that’s a popular place for having a variety of parathas in Delhi. Also, for parathas, you can visit Moolchand Paratha Corner which is extremely popular in Delhi after Parathe Wali Gali.

Paan at Prince Paan (Greater Kailash)

Prince Paan, Greater Kailash

Prince Paan, Greater Kailash

Doesn’t matter if you ever had a Paan or not, Paan at Prince Paan will refresh your mouth. Many people believe that Paan is not hygienic but that’s not true, It is prepared in front of you with fresh material. Prince paan offers a variety of paan from butterscotch, strawberry, chocolate, and even Paan ki Chaat. This time, go out with friends after dinner and try paan. I am sure you gonna like it.

Stores: Greater Kailash and Gurgaon

Kulfi at Roshan Di Kulfi, Karol Bagh

Roshan Di Kulfi, Karol Bagh

Roshan Di Kulfi, Karol Bagh

As many of us know that Karol Bagh is a popular market for shopping for clothes and accessories in Delhi. Along with shopping, Karol bagh also have many food points that are quite popular in Delhi. Roshan Di Kulfi is one of the most popular spots for having Kulfi in Delhi. With over 7k reviews on google, it is an extremely popular kulfi shop. So, if you have any plan for Ice Cream, you should visit this place at night.

Pakode at Khandani Pakode Wala, Sarojini Nagar

Khandani Pakodewala, Sarojini Nagar

Khandani Pakodewala, Sarojini Nagar

Khandani Pakodewala is a popular spot for having Pakode. People especially riders come to this place in the morning to have their morning breakfast. Chai along with pakode is a deadly combination. So, if you ever want to eat pakode in Delhi, do come here. Monsoon will be the best suitable season to experience the feel of Pakoras and Rain. But, you can also come to have pakoras at Khandani Pakodewala during the cold months of the year. You gonna love this little experience.

Chhole Bhature at Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Paharganj

Sitaram Diwan Chand, Paharganj

Sitaram Diwan Chand, Paharganj | Picture Credits – Yogesh Sarkar

Chhole Bhature is one of the most popular and consumed dishes in Delhi. Whether it be morning or night, people love having Chhole Bhature. In places like Rajouri Garden, you can get to eat Chhole Bhature at 6 AM onwards. Especially on weekends, people returning from morning rides love to eat Chhole Bhature. Sita Ram Diwan Chand in Paharganj is an extremely popular place for having Chhole Bhature. Sita Ram Diwan Chand is one of the best food places in Delhi popular among the tourists.

Dahi Bhalla at Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk

Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk

Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk | Picture Credits: @vaibhavcrane

Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala in Chandni Chowk is an extremely popular and old shop. Also known as Natraj Cafe, it exists since 1940, at that time they used to sell only Dahi Bhalla and Aloo Tikki. Their spicy and flavored Dahi Bhalla is going to impress you. Tikkis are filled with daal which increases the taste of Dahi Bhalla and Chaat at Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala.

Chicken Biryani at Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid

Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid

Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid

Briyani is one of the favorite dishes across India and Al Jawahar is a perfect place to have one. If you are a non-veg lover, Al Jawahar is going to be heaven for you. Popular for Kaleji Gurda, Chicken Biryani, and Chicken Changazi, Al Jawahar is well-liked among the non-veg lovers. Al Jawahar is one of the best food places in Delhi for Biryani.

Chhole Kulche at Lotan Chhole Kulche Wala, Manohar Market

Lotan Chhole Kulche, Delhi

Lotan Chhole Kulche, Delhi

Chhole Kulche is a common food item in Delhi. People consider it for breakfast and lunch. You can find it at many street food stalls across Delhi. There are some shops like Lotan Chhole Kulche, Kulcha King which are very popular for their amazing Chhole Kulche. Chhole Kulche is an interesting food item to have at least once when you visit Delhi. Also, In Karol Bagh, you can find a popular Chole Kulcha counter in the Gaffar Market.

Finest Cafes at Hudon Lane, North Campus

Hudson Lane, Best Food Places in Delhi

Hudson Lane, Best Food Places in Delhi

If you are a cafe lover then Hudson Lane is the must visit place for you in Delhi. You’ll usually find crowded cafes at Hudson Lane with young crowd of Delhi University. Hudson Lane is a place where you’ll find many popular cafes of Delhi. Most of the Cafes and restaurants at Hudson Lane serves Italian, Fast Food, Cafe Cuisines, and Indian food items. Here is the list of popular cafes in Hudson Lane for you next food visit:

  • Ricos
  • Hudson Cafe
  • Echoes Hudson Lane
  • Phonebooth Reloaded
  • Xero Degrees
  • Woodbox Cafe
  • Big Yellow Door
  • Sambookas

Budget Friendly Cafes at Satyaniketan, South Campus

Big House Cafe, Satyaniketan

Big House Cafe, Satyaniketan

Easily accessible from any location in Delhi by Metro, Satyaniketan is popular or its budget friendly cafes. Surrounded by universities of Delhi University, this place attracts young crowd of college just like Hudson Lane. With a wide range of cafes available, Satyaniketan offers one of the best food at budget in delhi. I personally have been there, especially Big House Cafe and I love the experience. Here are some best food places in satyaniketan:

  • Big House Cafe
  • The Walled City
  • Echoes Satyaniketan
  • Cafeteria & Co.
  • Big Yellow Door
  • Wood Box Cafe

Purai Dilli for Authentic Desi Dishes

Old Delhi, Traditional Food

Old Delhi, Traditional Food

If you talk about the oldest place in Delhi which constantly has been popular for food in Delhi then Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk) is the answer. We all have heard about Parathe Wali Gali and many other popular dishes and shops of Chandni Chowk. Old Delhi has so much to offer that you can’t digest in one day. Here are popular dishes and food shops of Chandni Chowk which you must visit for the food trail:

  • Natraj Dahi Bhalle
  • Babu Ram Paranthe Wala
  • Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar
  • Karim’s
  • Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale
  • Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala
  • Old Famous Jalebi Wala
  • Amritsari Lassi Wala
  • Haji Tea Point
  • Kake Di Hatti

Mughlai at Gulati, Pandara Road

Best Food Places in Delhi: Gulati at Pandara Road

Best Food Places in Delhi: Gulati at Pandara Road

Pandara Road near India gate is extremely popular for spicy Punjabi, Mughlai, and Indian food. Gulati is among the most popular restaurants in Pandara Road. If you want to experience the best food places in Delhi, then this is a must-visit place for you. They offer mouthwatering Mughlai, India, and Punjabi dishes. Lunch at Gulati is also available on Buffet basis, else you can order the food as you would like to have. People rush to this place, especially for lunch and dinner. Along with Gulati, these are some more popular restaurants on Pandara Road:

  • HaveMore
  • Chor Bizzare
  • Pindi
  • Ichiban
  • Chicken Inn
  • Krishna Di Kulfi

Bittoo Tikki Wala, Netaji Subhash Place

Bittoo Tikki Wala, NSP

Bittoo Tikki Wala, NSP

As we all know, NPS is one of the best food places in Delhi offering a variety of dishes, restaurants, and food options. Being a Corporate Hub, this place attracts a huge number of the crowd including youth on a daily basis and that’s the reason why it has so many food stores available there. You must have heard about BTW, this is the most popular food chain for Tikki and Dahi related food items. So, if you are looking for a quick meal then BTW anywhere in Delhi can be a good option for you.

Jama Masjid for Street Non-Veg Food

Street Food at Jama Masjid

Street Food at Jama Masjid

Bazaar Matia Mahal offers a wide range of non-veg street food options. Jama Masjid is one of the best food places in Delhi where you can visit for your non-veg cravings. Mughlai and Grilled street non-veg food attract the crowd from around Delhi and tourists also visit this place for eating delicious food. Again, Jama Masjid is one of the best places to eat in Delhi but only if you are a non-veg lover.

Desi Punjabi at Prem Di Hatti, Rajouri Garden

Prem Di Hatti, Rajouri Garden

Prem Di Hatti, Rajouri Garden

Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, Subhash Nagar are some areas of West Delhi which are popular for authentic Punjabi food across Delhi NCR. Prem Di Hatti is one of the iconic Punjabi restaurants in Delhi which offers a wide range of Punjabi dishes. Chole Bhature, Amritsari Naan, Kadhai Paneer, Lassi, are some popular dishes of Prem Di Hatti. Along with Prem Di Hatti, you can also visit these restaurants in Rajouri Garden for spicy Punjabi food:

  • Baljeet’s Amritsari Koolcha
  • CL Corner
  • Khurana Kitchen
  • Pyare Lal Amritsari

Nukkad Cafe, SDA Market

Best Food Places in Delhi: Nukkad Cafe, SDA Market

Best Food Places in Delhi: Nukkad Cafe, SDA Market

Nukkad Cafe is one of the best food places in Delhi for Hookah, Food, Drinks under 1 roof. With a unique setup of hanging lights, tree, traditional sitting arrangement, walls of raw bricks, and much more, unlike modern cafes. Nukkad Cafe is also one of the best live music cafes in Delhi. With a wide range of soups, Salads, Appetisers, Chinese, Italian, Sandwiches, Burgers, Nibbles, Rice, and more, Nukkad Cafe is one of the best food places in Delhi. I would suggest you visit Nukkad Cafe in the evening to enjoy the unique ambiance.

Mia Bella, Hauz Khas Village

Mia Bella, Hauz Khas Village

Mia Bella, Hauz Khas Village

If you read about the best romantic cafes of Delhi then you’ll most probably see Mia Bella in every list. Including Zomato, a lot of big websites have listed Mia Bella in their top lists of romantic cafes and restaurants. Offering a tempting view of the pond in Hauz Khas Village Complex surrounded by trees and fort ruins. Having a romantic dinner at Mia Bella with your partner will be an awesome idea.

Sarvana Bhavan, Connaught Place

Saravana Bhavan, CP

Saravana Bhavan, CP

Counted among the most popular south Indian restaurants in Delhi, Saravana Bhavan is an extremely popular south Indian restaurant located in Connaught Place. Some most popular items of Sarvana Bhavan are Filtered Coffee, Vada, Idli Sambhar, Ghee Roast Dosa, Rava Kesri, and, Mysore Pak. Sarvana Bhavan has two hotels, one on Janpath Road, and second in the Connaught Place Circle. You can visit any of the two hotels to experience their delicious south Indian food.


Along with these popular places and dishes, Delhi has a lot more to offer to the visitors. If you want to enjoy nightlife or weekend life of Delhi, you can head to South Campus, North Campus or Cannaught Place. These places are the hub to popular and leading cafes and lounges in Delhi.

North Campus have plenty of popular cafes which you would love to visit. Here are some cafes which we’ll call best in North Campus:

  • Ricos
  • Hudson Cafe
  • Echoes Hudson Lane
  • Phonebooth Reloaded
  • Xero Degrees
  • Woodbox Cafe
  • Big Yellow Door
  • Sambookas

South Campus have plenty of popular cafes which you would love to visit. Here are some cafes which we’ll call best in South Campus:

  • Big House Cafe
  • The Walled City
  • Echoes Satyaniketan
  • Cafeteria & Co.
  • Big Yellow Door
  • Wood Box Cafe

Delhi is full of food places that can amaze you with their variety of food and taste. Still, we’ve listed some best places where you can eat one of the tastiest food in delhi:

  • Chole Bhature, Bille Di Bhatti
  • Parathas, Moolchand Parathe Wala
  • Kulfi, Roshan Di Kulfi
  • Pakode, Khandani Pakode Wala
  • Dahi Bhalla, Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala
  • Chicken Biryani, Al Jawahar
  • Chole Kulche, Lotan Chole Kulche Wala
  • and many more.

Parathas is something about which you’ll hear a lot from the youth of Delhi especially. The parathas offered in Delhi are not the ones that we eat at home. Murthal, about 40 km away from Delhi is the hub of Dhabas and the best place where you can have authentic desi parathas. Along with Murthal, there are some places within Delhi where you can enjoy delicious parathas. Here are some places where you can eat the best parathas in Delhi:

  • Moolchand Parathe Wala
  • Parathe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
  • Laxman Fast Food, Katwaria Sarai

Chole Bhature is a pretty common and widely available dish in Delhi. There must be some shop near to your place offering tasty chole bhature. Still, if you want to try best Chole Bhature in Delhi then you can head to these places:

  • Prem Di Hatti, Rajouri Garden
  • Bille Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar Market
  • Gopal Ji Chole Bhature, Rohini
  • C L Chole Bhature, Moti Nagar
  • Anand Ji Chole Bhature Wale, Lajpat Nagar

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Shashank Kulshrestha
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