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Most Iconic Desi & Videshi Eateries To Take Your Tourist Pals To On Their First Delhi Visit!



Hello beautiful people! We’re back with another super awesome piece and guess what? This time it’s for all you lovelies who have friends or relatives visiting or coming over soon from out of town. Delhi is a vibrant city that’s like a cornucopia of different cultures, ethnicities and even history. So, without wasting any more time, let’s dive right into this curated list of the most iconic or fantastic eateries where you can take them for a real taste of the city!

1. Qureshi Kabab Corner 

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This little gem is located in the interiors of Old Delhi. Qureshi’s Kabab has been around for the longest time and it’s what we call the ideal cross between the contemporary times and the past. Situated next to the Jama Masjid this place serves juicy and oh-so-yum dishes like Mutton Kabab, Chicken Seekh Kabab & more and they’re super affordable!

Where | Qureshi Kabab Corner - Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid
Timings | 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 9711 693 200
Check Out Their FB Page |

2. Khan Chacha 

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This is the OG outlet when it comes to the incredibly renowned Khan Chacha joint. Situated in the bustling streets of Khan Market, this is where one should hop by after a crazy shopping adventure. Their glorious Kakori Kebab Rolls, succulent Malai Chicken Tikka and Paneer Tikka demand to be devoured!

Where | Khan Chacha - Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market
Timings | 12 PM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Call Them | +91 11 4368 0449 
Check Out Their FB Page |

3. Moti Mahal

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Before Moti Mahal expanded into a chain of restaurants, Daryaganj was where it all started and our beloved butter chicken was brought to life! Located in Old Delhi, one must visit Moti Mahal to chow down on their simple yet delicious menu. Butter Chicken and Tandoori Chicken are must-tries at this place, that goes without saying!

Where | Moti Mahal - 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj
Timings | 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Call Them | + 91 9717 070 326
Check Out Their FB Page |

4. Gulati Restaurant 

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Located in Pandara Market, this place had a humble beginning as a simple dhaba back in the year 1959. Since then it has grown into a great dine-in restaurant, often an attraction for tourists. Their Indian cuisine is super yum and the best part is that they host a buffet lunch every day. This eatery, which has withstood the tides of changing times, offers you a complete North Indian cuisine experience under one roof!

Where | Gulati Restaurant - 6, Pandora Rd Market
Timings | 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 2,200
Call Them | + 91 11 2338 8836
Check Out Their FB Page |

5. The Big Chill Cafe

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This beloved chain of cafes has been in existence for over 15 years. Always brimming with tons of people, this iconic cafe is decorated with posters of yesteryear classics like Casablanca and Hitchcock’s Psycho. They serve yummy Italian food and drool-worthy desserts, for which people from all over the city flock over to get their hands on!

Where | The Big Chill Cafe - Khan Market, Kailash Colony, DLF Promenade & Other Outlets
Timings | 12 Noon - 11:30 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 2,400
Call Them | + 91 11 4175 7533
Check Out Their FB Page |

6. Rajinder Da Dhaba

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This is the OG place when it comes to succulent Tandoori Chicken! These folks whip up a range of other mouth-watering classic Indian dishes like Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken and more. Their Tandoori Chicken is grilled to perfection with a smokey flavour on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside!

Where | Rajinder Da Dhaba - AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung
Timings | 4 - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 9990 033 229
Check Out Their FB Page | 

7. Prabhu Chaat Bhandar

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This little gem located in the UPSC lane is where you need to be if you want your tourist pals to discover the authentic street foods flavours of Delhi! From well-stuffed golgappe to scrummy Aloo Tikki Chaat, they have it all. The chaat is loaded with sweet and spicy chutney and curd, mounted atop crispy aloo tikki. This joint is a great spot to discover the hidden taste of Delhi!

Where |  Prabhu Chaat Bhandar - Dholpur House, Shahjahan Rd, UPSC Office Lane, Mansingh Rd
Timings | 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 150
Call Them | + 91 9810 314 063

8. Al Jawahar Restaurant

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Located near Jama Masjid, this next place on the list is one of the oldest restaurants in Delhi. They serve a delicious array of food items but their Mutton Korma, Khamiri Roti and Changezi Chicken are always in demand. These lip-smacking dishes are loaded with spices and your taste buds are bound to experience a burst of flavours, once you dig in their food!

Where | A Al Jawahar Restaurant - 8, Opp Gate 1, Matia Mahal Rd, Jama Masjid
Timings | 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Call Them | + 91 9990 884 488
Check Out Their FB Page | 

9. Saravana Bhavan

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This food joint hands down serves the best South Indian cuisine you can get in D-city. We mean, who wouldn’t like a crispy dosa, piping hot sambar and soft idlis for breakfast?! Saravana Bhavan has to be on your list while taking your tourist pals to some of the iconic & incredible eateries in our beloved city! Oh, and do not forget to try out their classic ghee-loaded mini idlis that are just one of the many reasons why this place legit always has waiting and is crowded at all times with queues of hungry people!

Where | Saravana Bhavan - CP, Janpath & Other Outlets
Timings | 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | + 91 11 2331 7755
Check Out Their FB Page |

10. United Coffee House 

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Fulfilling the palates of Delhiites ever since 1942, United Coffee House has had over 7 decades to carve a permanent place in our hearts, and we’re thankful for it! This great restaurant is everything that’s good about Delhi and with its extensive range of cuisines and dishes to choose from, it’s legit a gastronomical feast! So, go ahead and wow you visiting friends with UCH!

Where | United Coffee House - E-15, CP
Timings | 10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 4,500
+91 11 2341 6075
Call Them | Rs 2,500
Check Out Their FB Page |

11. Wenger’s 

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Whenever a Dilliwala thinks of sweet, heavenly cakes & waffles, we automatically think of Wenger’s, a legendary bakery & deli in CP. It’s legit the top spot for waffles in town, and if we have a friend from another city over, Wenger’s is definitely where we’re taking them! What about you?

Where | Wenger's - A-16, CP
Timings | 10:45 AM - 11:30
Meal For Two | Rs 400
Call Them | +91 11 2332 8589
Check Out Their FB Page |

12. Chache Di Hatti

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Did we save the best for the last? Hell yeah! Delhiites are known for their beloved chole bhature far & wide, and what better than this iconic eatery in Kamla Nagar to enjoy these toothsome delights? Chache Di Hatti is the crowd-fav place locally and otherwise for super yum stuffed aloo bhature and lip-smacking chole. Not to mention, their tangy green chutney and onions add just the right zest. Ah, we’re already craving ‘em! 

Where | Chache Di Hatti - D-33, Block G, Bunglow Road, Kamla Nagar
Meal For Two | Rs 100
Call Them | +91 9811 389 963

13. Prince Chaat Bhandar 

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Located in GK I, this place is every Delhiites go-to place for mouth-watering street food and w for all the right reasons. These guys serve a variety of chats and street delights that will fosho take your soul straight to foood heaven. While here, defo order up their Palak Patta Chaat, Bhalla Papri, Sev Puri, Matar KulchaGolgappe, and Raj Kachori - they’re YUM!

Where | Prince Chaat - M Block, GK I
Timings | 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 150
Call Them | +91 8683 047 145
Check Out Their FB Page |

14. Dolma Aunty Momos 

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When talking about momos, Dolma Aunty is a name that automatically pops up in our heads. Though it’s a tiny stall located in the buzzing Central Market AKA Lajpat Nagar Market, don’t go by its ambience ‘cause their taste is just ah-mazing.  These guys serve 3 options in the steamed variety that includes Vegetarian, Chicken and Paneer and believe us all of ‘em are just yummy! 

Where | Dolma Aunty - D1, Alankar Cinema Road, Lajpat Nagar II
Meal For Two | Rs 150
Timings | 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Call Them | +91 9810 654 581

So, the next time you play a tour guide to your tourist pals, you’ll know where to stop by to nosh on scrummies, won’t you?