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50 Things You MUST Eat In Delhi Before You Die!

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Editors 18 July 2020

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One life, one tummy and endless grub to gorge on. A person can only eat a handful of dishes in their lifetime if they try, but one can always aim higher and start exploring the culinary world. How about you start with apni Dilli - the street food hub of India?! After shedding much blood and sweat (figuratively speaking), we’ve culled out a list of 50 things that you MUST try before you die! From legendary and iconic places in the narrow streets of the most popular spots to new and hip eateries, we’ve tried to cover the best our glorious city has to offer. Take a look!

1. Chur Chur Naan @ Raju Chur Chur Naan, Dwarka

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If you haven't tried the crispy, flaky & super buttery chur chur naan at this stall, you're seriously missing out! It comes in a thali consisting of dal, paneer, raita & pickles making it a complete meal!

Where | Raju Chur Chur Naan, Sector 11, Dwarka
Price | Rs 150

2. Pao Bhaji @ Kumar Pao Bhaji, Krishna Nagar

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This buttery Pao Bhaji from Kumar Pao Bhaji has been a crowd favourite for many years. The spicy pao comes with a heaping serving of tangy bhaji and onions and it’ll defo make you lick your fingers clean!

Where | Kumar Pao Bhaji, Krishna Nagar
Price | Rs 80

3. Chole Bhature @ Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar 

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Who can resist a good ol’ plate of lip-smacking chole bhature? Chache Di Hatti is known for their iconic Chole Bhature and you NEED to try them if you haven’t already.

Where | Chache Di Hatti, Bangalore Road, Kamla Nagar
Price | Rs 60

4. Chicken Haleem Biryani @ Purani Dilli Restaurant, Okhla

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Topped with caramelised onions and green chillies, this spicy yet creamy AF Chicken Haleem Biryani will make your tastebuds do the disco. Try it with your foodie pals and you can thank us later.

Where | Purani Dilli Restaurant, Zakir Nagar, Okhla
Price | Rs 60

5. Overloaded Chicken Burger @ Dragon Hut, NSP

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If you love a giant, supremely overloaded burger then this meaty Overloaded Chicken Burger should be on your ‘to eat’ list. Filled with fried and crispy chicken pieces, this burger is what dreams are made of!

Where | Dragon Hut, AP Block Market, Pitampura
Price | Rs 150

6. Halwa Paratha In The Nizamuddin Lane

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Did you know that you can try this combo of sweet and savoury Halwa Paratha in the iconic Nizamuddin Lane? Topped with candied fruits AKA tutti fruttis, you should definitely gobble it up ASAP!

Where | Nizamuddin Lane
Price | Rs 30

7. Chole Kulche @ Lotan Ji Chole Wale, Krishna Nagar

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If you haven’t tried Chole Kulche from Lotan Ji Chole Wale, have you really lived in Delhi?! This plate of chole kulche will brighten up your day and satiate your hungry soul fosho!

Where | Lotan Ji Chole Wale, Near Happy English School, Krishna Nagar
Price | Rs 40

8. Cheesy Punjabi Mixed Sauce Pasta @ Billu's Hut, NSP

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Let your tummy do ‘balle balle’ with this Cheesy Punjabi Mixed Sauce Pasta. Lathered in cheese and herbs, this pasta is a must-try for all the foodies out there!

Where | Billu’s Hut, Aggarwal Millenium Tower, NSP
Price | Rs 180

9. Bhalla Papdi @ Vaishnav Chaat Bhandaar, North Campus

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Doused in creamy and velvety curd and topped with spices and oh-so-soft bhalle, you should defo try Bhalla Papdi to get the real taste of chaat in Delhi! 

Where | Vaishnav Chaat Bhandaar, Rana Pratap Bagh, North Campus
Price | Rs 80

10. Changezi Chicken @ Aziz Chicken Corner, Zakir Nagar

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Dig into this delish and flaming hot plate of Changezi Chicken that is loaded with tons of spices. If you’re a chicken lover then you gotta try this delicacy with your bhukkad pals.

Where | Aziz Chicken Corner, Zakir Nagar, Okhla
Price | Rs 190

11. Bhelpuri Outside Delhi School Of Economics, North Delhi

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On your next visit to North Campus, look out for this Bhelpuri right outside DSE. This tangy and spicy concoction will take your taste buds on a flavourful ride, so make sure you try it!

Where | Unnamed Stall Outside Delhi School Of Economics
Price | Rs 30

12. Golmaal Dosa @ 131 Variety Of Dosa, Jail Road

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There can be tons of variants of dosa and this place does a cray 131 varieties of this South Indian delicacy. The Golmaal Dosa is a cheesy delight served with sambar and chutneys and is not to be missed.

Where | 131 Variety Of Dosa, Jail Road
Price | Rs 150

13. Unicorn Ice Cream @ De Jags

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If you ever wanted to taste the rainbow then you need to get your hands on this Unicorn Ice Cream that is loaded with lollipops, colourful sprinkles, cereal, biscuits and edible glitter!

Where | De Jags, Rajouri Garden
Price | Rs 200

14. Crunchy Spring Rolls @ Chawla's Tandoori Junction

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Bite into these crispy and crunchy Spring Rolls that are super crunchy on the outside and soft and tender from the inside. Served with red chutney, this plate of spring rolls will tantalize your taste buds and make you wanna hog more!

Where | Chawla’s Tandoori Junction, Karkardooma
Price | Rs 300

15. Chicken Mo Briyani @ Lodhi Knights, Lodhi Colony

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Who would’ve thought that biryani and momos can be combined as a single dish? Well, the folks at Lodhi Knights did. The aromatic & colourful biryani rice granules hide zesty chicken momos, making this one a must-try! 

Where | Lodhi Knights, Lodhi Colony
Price | Rs 140

16. Mutton Seekh Kebab @ Ghalib Kebab Corner, Nizamuddin 

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The streets of old Delhi are laden with delish street food joints and Ghalib Kebab Corner has been standing tall since ages. Their Mutton Seekh Kebab is heavenly and will defo give a major foodgasm.

Where | Ghalib Kebab Corner, Nizamuddin
Price | Rs 150

17. Combined Kulcha Omelette @ Mithlesh Ande Wala, Jail Road

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If you've been to Jail Road and never stopped by this shop, you've been missing out. Loaded with seekh, chicken salami, paneer, onions and loads of greens, it's definitely one hefty brekkie option!

Where | Mithlesh Ande Wala, Shop D-1, Jail Road, Fateh Nagar Tilak Nagar
Price | Rs 200

18. Gravy Momos @ Mom Hand Momos, Satya Niketan

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Slathered with a thick and bright looking gravy, these drool-worthy momos are unique and served up with a spicy chutney on the side. These should be added to your to-eat list ASAP!  

Where | Mom Hand Momos - Opposite Venkateshwara College, Satya Niketan
Price | Rs 50 Onwards

19. Tawa Chicken @ Kohli Da Dhaba

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Rich in flavours, Tawa Chicken is served piping hot. A bite of this mouth-watering dish unleashes a truck-load of sensory overload! Sounds tempting, right?

Where | Kohli Da Dhaba, Jail Road, Tilak Nagar
Price | Rs 363

20. Chai & Pakore Outside Bangla Sahib, CP

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Monsoons in Delhi and Chai & Pakore are what jam is to bread! So, if you’re someone who truly wants to enjoy Delhi’s weather you MUST sip on delish tea in a kulhad paired with lip-smacking pakore.

Where | Unnamed Stall, Outside Bangla Sahib, CP
Price | Rs 30 (Chai) & Rs 50 (Pakore)

21. Schezwan Maggi @ Tom Uncle Maggi, North Campus

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Been a student in North Campus and never heard of Tom Uncle? Impossible! You totally have to try this uber-spicy Schezwan Maggi at least once whenever you're around the block.  

Where | Tom Uncle’s Maggi Point, Maurice Nagar Chowk, Near Ramjas College, University Enclave
Price | Rs 60

22. Mayapuri Chole Kulche

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Every Delhiite has had their share of Chole Kulche, right? And, if you haven’t, what have you been doing all this time?! This little gem in Mayapuri serves steaming hot Chole Kulche that are brimming with spices and will totally bring you back wanting more! 

Where | Unnamed Stall, Junk Market Mayapuri, Mayapuri Industrial Area, Phase II, Mayapuri
Price | Rs 40

23. Triple Cheese Burger @ Welcome Hot Dog, Krishna Nagar

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Listen up burger lovers, cause this one is for y’all! The mouth-watering Triple Cheese Burger comprises of a variety of spices rolled in with some vegetable mash which is then sandwiched between buns with three slices of cheese and finally toasted in loads of butter. Go indulge!

Where | Welcome Famous Burger, Vijay Chowk Road, Block F, Krishna Nagar 
Price | Rs 90

24. Biryani @ Al Kaif, Noida

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Cooked in flavourful spices, this delish Chicken Biryani is topped with caramelised & sliced onions and flavourful gravy. So, if you also consider biryani your food-bae, then this one is a must-try! 

Where | Al-Kaif, BP Market, Noida
Price | Rs 80

25. Chilli Momos Roll @ Wong's Kitchen, Rohini

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Everyone loves a good ol’ roll and a plate of steaming hot momos, right? But your foodie soul is seriously missing out if you haven’t tried this lip-smacking Chilli Momos Roll, yet! We’d definitely call this one a best of both worlds.

Where | Wong’s Kitchen, Shop - 31, CSC-2, DDA Market, Sector 9, Rohini
Price | Rs 100

26. Japani Samosa Chole @ Manohar Dhaba, Chandni Chowk

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Are you an ardent foodie? Well, if you consider yourself one, then you must sample Japani Samosa Chole. This one is basically your 60 layered flaky samosa served with pindi chole and gajar ka achar - nice.  

Where | Manohar Dhaba, Lajpat Rai Market, Old Delhi
Price | Rs 40

27. Chicken Cheese Kulcha Omelette @ Billu's Omelette Point, Subhash Nagar

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Ever tried kulcha and omelette? Well, this little gem whips up lip-smacking Chicken Cheese Kulcha Omelette that will sort your breakfast scenes, Dilliwalo. Looks pretty heavenly, doesn’t it? 

Where | Billu Omelette Point, Outside Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Near Miraj Cinema, Subhash Nagar
Price | Rs 150

28. Rose Shake @ The Urban Canteen, Shalimar Bagh

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Delhi summers can be pretty harsh and what better than a chilled shake? This Rose Shake is a quirky and totally delish flavour that you have gotta try at least once. Did we mention they’re also pretty Insta-worthy? Yep. 

Where | The Urban Canteen, Shop 24-25, BP Market, Shalimar Bagh
Price | Rs 90

29. Paneer Bread Pakora @ New Gopal Jee Puri Wale, Janakpuri

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Slathered with flavourful besan paste and stuffed with toothsome paneer, this Paneer Bread Pakora is fried to attain that crispy perfection. The chutney served along enhances the taste and a true pakora-lover will scarf it all down!

Where | New Gopal Ji Poori Wale, D Block, Pankha Road, Vashist Park, Janakpuri
Price | Rs 35

30. Full Desi Ghee Badam Sheermal @ Haji Imran Meerut Wale, Chandni Chowk

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You’ve lived in Delhi all your life and never tried this sort of Sheermal? Well then, you’re defo missing out! This sweet thing is rolled in almonds & pure ghee before it’s cooked in a tandoor and finally dunked in sugar syrup thereby earning the name Full Desi Ghee Badam Sheermal. *Iconic eh!*.

Where | Haji Imran Meerut Wale, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 70

31. Cheese Ke Sholey @ Pandit Ramsharan Sharma, INA

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Cheese lovers, if you haven't, had your fill of this super cheesilicious Cheese Ke Sholey, yet, whatcha waitin’ for?! Prepared along the same lines of dahi ke sholey, this delish snack is served with delectable chutney and boy, is it drool-worthy!

Where | Pandit Ram Sharan Sharma, INA Market, Near INA Metro Station
Price | Rs 45

32. Mutton Biryani @ Ghalib Kabab Corner, Nizamuddin

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We believe the term bae was coined for biryani and if this irresistible plate of flavourful Mutton Biryani from the iconic Ghalib Kabab Corner, laden with gravy and succulent meat pieces, doesn’t float your boat, nothing ever will!

Where | Ghalib Kabab Corner - Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin
Price | Rs 300

33. Traffic Jam Sundae @ Arora’s Traffic Jamm, Hudson Lane

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This tall and insanely colourful glass of Traffic Jam Sundae in the lanes of the student hub of the city, Hudson Lane, is choc-a-block with all things delicious and tastes exactly like what you think a sugar coma does!

Where | Arora’s Traffic Jamm - Shop 6, H 15, Single Story, Vijay Nagar, Hudson Lane
Price | Rs 50 Onwards

34. Pizza Style Momos @ Wong's Kitchen, Rohini

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Wait, before we go any further, they had us Pizza Momos. We mean, the heavenly combination of our faves - pizza and momos - topped with a bonkers amount of melted cheese, what’s NOT to love?

Where | Wong’s Kitchen - Shop 31, CSC-2, DDA Market, Sector 9, Rohini
Price | Rs 140 Onwards

35. Kachori Sabji Outside Bangla Sahib

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Wolfing down a plate of crispy Kachori brimming with spicy aloo sabzi in front of the hallmark of serenity, AKA Bangla Sahib, is basically what defines most of our childhoods, doesn’t it?

Where | Unnamed Stall - Outside Bangla Sahib, Hanuman Road Area, CP
Price | Rs 20

36. Malai Paneer Samosa @ Samosa Hub, Krishna Nagar

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A spicy creamy filling of paneer encased in a crispy layer- oh boy, we’re already drooling as we type this! You’re missing out big time if you haven’t tried this offbeat yet lip-smacking samosa yet!

Where | Samosa Hub - F-4/10, Mandir Marg, Krishna Nagar
Price | Rs 35

37. Butter Chicken Fries @ London Grill, Paschim Vihar

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Would you like a plate of golden fries slathered in a flavoursome butter chicken gravy, loaded with chunks of chicken and molten cheese? If your answer is heck yeah, you know where to get it from!

Where | London Grill - 36, Ground Floor, Block A4, DDA Gol Market, Rohtak Road, Paschim Vihar
Price | Rs 178

38. Chole Kulche @ Ravi Ke Special Kulche, Janakpuri Metro Station

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Janakpuri has a lot to offer but if you haven't had the buttery and tangy Chole Kulche from Ravi Ke Special Kulche then it's certainly time to get hit by them FOMO feels!

Where | Ravi Ke Special Kulche - Janakpuri Metro Station
Price | Rs 30

39. Crispy Fried Chicken @ Nazeer Foods, Jail Road

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The popular Nazeer Foods offers a great deal of delectable meaty dishes but their perfectly crunchy yet cray juicy Fried Chicken has a fanbase of its own!

Where | Nazeer Foods - HL-6, Hari Nagar, Jail Road
Price | Rs 150

40. Mughlai Maggi @ Kev’s Cafe, Satya Niketan

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Our all-time comfort food meets the exotic flavours of the royals at Kevs in the foodie hub of South Campus and our foodie soul is doing the rumba! 

Where | Kev’s Cafe - 298, Satya Niketan
Price | Rs 70

41. Afghani Chicken Momos @ Giri Momos, NSP

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If you're a momos lover, which we know you are, there's absolutely no way that the cream-lathered Afghani Chicken Momos from the renowned Giri Momos in NSP don't make it to your list of top evening snacks!

Where | Giri Momos - Shop 26, N D Market, Pitampura
Price | Rs 130

42. Chaap Tikka @ Kulcha King, Sarojini Nagar

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If you’re a spice lover, this one is DEFO for you! Brimming with thick and toothsome gravy, the Chaap Tikka at Kulcha King is the answer to all your evening snacking plans!

Where | Kulcha King - 144, Ring Road, Market, Sarojini Nagar
Price | Rs 150 Onwards

43. Veg Grilled Cheese Sandwich @ WOW Sandwiches, South Ex. I

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re a sucker for all things cheesy and this Veg Grilled Cheese Sandwich at WOW Sandwiches is for sure feeding into our cheese craze and how! Wouldn’t you like a bite as well?

Where | WOW Sandwiches - Shop G-7, Near Midland Bookshop, South Ex. I
Price | Rs 150

44. Spicy Chicken Jalandhari @ Rahul Eggs, NSP

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Rahul Eggs in NSP is the Mecca of all things eggs with over 500 varieties of mad egg preparations that they dole out, and devouring their creamy Spicy Chicken Jalandhari is a transcendental experience, one which you oughtta undertake!

Where | Rahul Eggs - G-77, Aggarwal Millenium Tower 2, NSP
Price | Rs 190

45. Chicken Haleem Biryani @ Purani Dilli Restaurant, Zakir Nagar

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You know what's better than a plate of biryani? A delicious plate of Chicken Haleem Biryani that will appease your taste buds while making your tummy full! We ain’t kidding when we say that this delicacy is every non-veg foodie’s dream.

Where | Purani Dilli Restaurant - 371, Main Road, Zakir Nagar
Price | Rs 100

46. Afghani Chaap @ Wah Ji Wah, Jail Road

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When we think of veggie delights, Afghani Chaap is the first thing that pops up in our minds. The perfect nibble, y’all gotta polish off this entire plate when you’re out on a gedi with your pals next!

Where | Wah Ji Wah - 25/1, Double Storey, Jail Road
Price | Rs 120

47. Chilli Chicken Momos @ KC Chinese Food Corner, Dwarka

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Are we wrong when we say that momos should perhaps be given the designation of the state snack of the city of Delhi? Absolutely not! And this tempting plate of Chilli Chicken Momos at KC Chinese Food Corner reaffirms our faith in the notion!

Where | KC Chinese Food Corner - Sector 7, Near Ramphal Chowk, Dwarka
Price | Rs 160

48. Kachori Sabji @ JB Kachori Wala, Chandni Chowk

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If one could neatly gift wrap nostalgia in a photo, then this would be it. Kachori Sabji at JB Kachori Wala reminds us of the simpler times when feasting on this drool-worthy plate used to be the highlight of our days on Sunday mornings! 

Where | JB Kachori Wala - 1104, Maliwara, Jogiwari, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 45

49. Shawarma @ Kapoor's Balle Balle, Noida

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If there’s one snack we can binge on any time of the day, it’s defo shawarmas. Order up this juicy snack served with dollops of mayo and green chutney at Kapoor’s Balle Balle in Noida when you land up there next and you’ll know exactly why! 

Where | Kapoor’s Balle Balle - K-2, Brahmaputra Shopping Complex, Sector 29, Noida
Price | Rs 63

50. Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread @ Pasta La Vista, Gulmohar Enclave

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We’ve been feasting on palate-pleasing stuffed garlic bread all our lives but we can assure you, the one you get at the humble Pasta La Vista in Gulmohar Enclave is something else! Don’t believe us? Give it a try yourself and get lost in a world of cream and flavours!

Where | Pasta La Vista - Gulmohar Enclave, Near Green Park Metro Station
Price | Rs 160

Phew! There you guys, we know it’s a LOT to take in, so make sure you note these down and tick off each and every dish in your own sweet time!

P.S. Prices are subject to change and some of these places might be closed due to the current scenario, so make sure to bookmark ‘em.

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