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7 Old & Classic Eateries That Have Been Serving Us Foodies For Over 100 Years!

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Rhea Sharma 28 Sept 2020

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‘Old is Gold’ & we truly believe in this saying, which is why we’ve culled up a whole list of fantastic foodie places that have been going strong for over a century and feeding Delhiites mouth-watering delicacies for ages now. Helmed by the same family for several generations, the rich & bold flavours that these guys have so beautifully managed to deliver all this time is the sole explanation we can give y’all about why we just can’t stop drooling over their delish food. Wanna find out more? Scroll on and head right over for a fabulous meal!

1. Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale (Since 1872)

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Prolly the oldest restaurant in town, this super iconic place located in the legendary Paranthe Wali Gali in Old Delhi is our go-to for when our inner Punjabi needs to be fed those lip-smacking parathas. Legit drowned in desi ghee and served with two kinds of aloo sabzi, we just wanna say this one thing to our calorie-conscious friends - YOLO, fellas! Trust us, you shouldn’t miss out on this amazeballs place ‘cause c’mon, there’s a rock-solid reason why these guys are famous even after 148 years *woah*! 

Where | Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale - 34, Paranthe Wali Gali, Maliwara Tiraha Bazar, Katra Lehswan, Chandni Chowk
Timings | 7 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 9873 682 978
Meal For Two | Rs 350

2. Old Kheer Shop (Since The 1880s)

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Nothing beats the summer heat like a bowl of good ol’ kheer and when it’s from Old Kheer Shop, it’s even better! In fact, better is an understatement. We cannot even begin to describe the creamy texture of the Kheer served here, which has the goodness of nuts, that too made in the same pot that’s been around for ages. These guys prepare only a limited quantity for the day, so make sure you get in there before they run out, folks!

Where | Old Kheer Shop - 2867, Bazar Sirkiwalan, Chawri Bazar, Chandni Chowk
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9811 621 763
Meal For Two | Rs 150

3. Old Famous Jalebi Wala (SInce 1884)

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When the place itself says ‘old & famous’, who are we to judge? The crisp AF Jalebis up for grabs here, oozing with meethi meethi chaashni, are a speciality of this oldie but goodie eatery. This one especially goes out to our sweet tooth buddies who are forever craving all things dessert. The ingredients they put into their sugar syrup & Jalebis are kept secret, known only within the family *Oooo*. Pro tip - pour some super thick, oh-so-tasty rabri on ‘em for the ultimate foodgasm when you land up here!

Where | Old Famous Jalebi Wala - 795, Dariba Kalan Road, Opposite Central Baptist Church, Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2325 6973
Meal For Two | Rs 250

4. Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale (Since 1906)

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Stuffed fruit kulfi? YES, PLEASE! This gem is one of the most unique kulfi places in saadi Dilli that does mouth-watering Fruit Kulfis, but wait, hear us out, they’re legit fruit-based kulfis y’all - made using fruit pulp and then stuffed inside the fruit itself, if you haven’t tried their Gulab & Orange Kulfi amongst other supremely delish desserts, you should defo do so now! Currently, it’s the fourth generation that’s helming this legendary place and we’re already on our way over for our share! How about you?!

Where | Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale -  Metro Station, Near, Shop No. 526, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazar Road, Chawri Bazar 
Timings | 10 AM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9810 540 106
Meal For Two | Rs 200
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/kuremals 

5. Shyam Sweets (Since 1910)

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We can stuff our faces with their heavenly Matar Kachori from ‘shyam’ to ‘savera’ ‘cause they’re so-oh good! Their savoury items and sweet dishes are totes at par with each other and you can completely gorge on an entire, wholesome meal at this one-stop-shop. Can’t resist this one now, can you? Scamper over ASAP with your fellow bhukkad buddies!

Where | Shyam Sweets - H.NO, 112, Chawri Bazar Road, Near Chowk, Raghu Ganj, Manohar Market, Hauz Qazi, Barshahbulla
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2326 8087
Meal For Two | Rs 150
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/shyamsweets112 

6. Karim’s (Since 1913)

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A Dilliwala is not a proper Dilliwala if they haven’t eaten the succulent & spicy mutton and chicken dishes from Karim’s, which offers, hands down, the best non-veg food one can find anywhere. The OG of authentic Mughlai delicacies, this place is a meat lover’s fantasy come true and we can’t emphasize this enough - their Mutton Burra, Mutton Nihari & Chicken Jahangir are just LIT AF, so make sure you gobble them up when you’re here next! 

Where | Karim’s - 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid
Timings | 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2326 4981
Meal For Two |  Rs 800

7. Lotan Chole Kulche (Since 1920)

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Every now & then, there’s a new shop serving chole bhature and claiming to be the best in town, but the real deal has always been chole kulche. The unending love we have for Lotan Chole Kulche is beyond anyone’s comprehension *chole kulche gang unite!*. They’ve been dishing out literal flavour bombs for over a century and we couldn't be more glad. The spiciness of the chole goes crazily well with the super-soft kulche and we can sense that you’re salivating already, so head over to this place soon!

Where | Lotan Chole Kulche - 2363, Chatta Shahji, Chawri Bazar
Timings | 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Call Them | +91 9212 476 146
Meal For Two | Rs 100

Now that y’all have this list, scamper over to these places and jazz up your ‘gram feed with these old but gold eateries in our one and only Dilli!  

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