In the twisting gallis of Chandini chowk or the large roads of CP or the lanes of Karol Bagh, Delhi is full of street food gems. The affordable prices and the quick eats are a reason some of these street vendors are successful than cafes and restaurants. From college students to office workers, from tourist’s to locals alike, street food sure suits everyone’s taste buds.All flock to the streets in the evening for a quick bite and they’re not disappointed a bit. For all the foodies out there hunting for the next destination to have a hearty bite, here are some of the best places in the streets of Delhi to gorge on something really delicious!
1. Baba Nagpal Corner
Rajma Rice at this small outlet in Lajpat Nagar 4, is a gem for all the rajma rice lovers out there. They serve them with kachalu achaar, a handful of raw onions and green chutney only in Rs.70. They also offer Chana Bhatura at an affordable price of Rs.75.
As soon as you take the first bite you’d wish that you could eat it all at once and eat it for all your life without stopping. It’s that tasty.
What: Rajma Rice
Where: Baba Nagpal Corner, Lajpat Nagar-4
Price- 150 for two
Timings- 9am-3:30 pm
2. JB kachori Wala
Situated in one of the gallis of the famous Paranthe Wali Gali, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala is a stall that offers spicy drool worthy Aloo Kachori since the 1970s. They garnish it with coriander and green chillies. They usually serve it with aloo ki subji and a very spicy chutney, mix them with kachori and you’ve got yourself a delicious snack or breakfast in just Rs.35
Where: Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, Chandni Chowk
Price: 70 for two
Timings- 10:30am to 7:30 pm
3. Jain Chawal Wale
JCW is a huge shop in Connaught Place offering tasty food at affordable prices in the expensive market. So it’s really helpful when you’re in CP, craving North Indian food but are on a shoe-striking budget. It’s a busy outlet but their service is fast. Their choor choor naan thaali is a foodie delight, it’s very fulfilling. It’s a dhaba type outlet, and there are tables to stand and eat, which totally adds to the experience.
What: North Indian food (specially rajma rice, kadhi chawal, choor choor naan)
Where- Jain Chawal Wale, CP
Price- 250 for two
Timings- 5:30 am to 12:30 am
4. Lotan ke chole kulche
Being served since 1920, these spicy chole kulche have acquired a near cult status in the gallis of chawri Bazar. There are dozens of people waiting for these kulchas even before the shop opens. They mix chole with aloo and masala with the red spicy concoction with a choice of less, medium or high at your own risk. Garnished with garlic and coriander, and placed beside the kulchas, the plates are snapped up by eager hands looking for this delicacy. They also serve super spicy chole ka paani with it.
What: Chole kulche
Where: Lotan ke chole kulche, Chandni Chowk
Timings-7am to 3 pm
5. Cheesy Quest
This hidden gem lies in the streets of Amar colony.In a market where there are many tasty food joints.It stands out from the rest by offering cheesy Maggi and sandwiches and omelettes and super heavy and delicious shakes. The secret lies in their sauces. I’ll recommend the cheesy tandoori Maggi topped off with an Oreo shake for the perfect meal without spending much.The tandoori cheese Maggi has loads and loads of cheese and lumps of paneer in it. They provide a whole other level to Maggi, and just thinking about it would make you drool over it. It’s totally worth the price.
What: Tandoori Cheese Maggi
Where: Cheesy Quest, Amar Colony
So wear your running shoes this weekend and go grab the tasty, drool-worthy street food to give your taste buds a delight for a few quid at these fantastic places.