The tale of Old Delhi’s street food is like an evergreen novel - we constantly keep going back in time and continue to discover what all these needle-thin, crowded alleyways have to offer! We took a streetside stroll in the old soul of the city and have culled out a list of all the precious, tantalizing dishes you can gobble down here. Check ‘em out!

Bulletproof Coffee @ Shehdad Bhaiya’s Stall

Tucked away in the narrow lanes of Chitli Qabar Chowk, a humble stall runs its own beverage culture, in a word - Bulletproof Coffee! This unique beverage is basically rich coffee perfectly blended with butter. Yes, it sounds a bit gross, but tastes heavenly, just like a mild caramel drink! 

Where | Shehdad Bhaiya’s Stall - Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 70

Bhalle Papdi @ Ashok Chaat Corner

Happily feeding Delhi’s chaat lovers for more than four decades, Ashok Chaat Corner serves the kind of chaat you'd crave for over and over again. Their Bhalle Papdi is the epitome of spicy, delicious street food. So the next time you want to channel your chaat cravings, you know where to head!

Where | Ashok Chaat Corner - Shop 3488, Chowk Hauz Qazi, Near Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 50

Choley Palak Chawal @ Gole Hatti

Serving the best choley chawal in town (no kidding), Gole Hatti is a must-drop-by when one is hunting for a quick-bite food jaunt. From amongst the huge variety of choley chawal that they have to offer, our personal favourite is their Choley Palak Chawal. Trust us, it's one of the most satisfying platefuls ever! 

Where | Gole Hatti - 2-4, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 70

Kebabs @ Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs 

Love spicy food and delicious kebabs (how could you not)? Then Ustad Moinuddin's Kebabs should be your next adda in the walled city. This 40-year old roadside eatery serves the spiciest and the most tender beef kebabs in town. Seriously, head on over right now!

Where | Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs - Gali Qasim Ganj, Near Lal Kuan, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 10

Dahi Bhalle @ Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner

More than 70 years old, Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner serves the best dahi bhalle in town, a delicacy loved by all of Delhi! Their bhallas are so soft that they simply melt in your mouth with the first bite and are accompanied with fresh, sweet yoghurt and saunth, adding sweetness and freshness to every single bite.

Location | Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner - 1396, Chandni Chowk Road, Next To Central Bank Of India
Price | Rs 50

Fruit Chaat @ Hira Lal Chaat Bhandar

Conquering the chaat domain in Old Delhi, Hira Lal Chaat Bhandar’s refreshing chaat is a true winner. A humble-looking roadside eatery, Hira Lal sells the most yummy fruit chaats, heaped with fresh fruits and sprinkled with spicy masala. Go try it for yourselves!  

Where | Hira Lal Chaat Bhandar - 636, Gali Lohe Wali, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 70

Rabri & Jalebi @ Old Famous Jalebi Wala

Having served only one item for more than 100 years, this place is a result of the collective hard work of numerous generations. Watching hot and crispy jalebis being made right in front of you is an experience in itself. These crunchy, sugary loops served with the rich & thick rabri are a must have when in Delhi 6!

Where | Old Famous Jalebi Wala - 1797, Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 50

Milkshakes @ Sudarshan

Known for its seasonal halwa and a diverse range of milkshakes, Sudarshan’s at Nai Sarak is always on hand to regale your incorrigible sweet tooth! Their refreshing milkshakes get people queued up outside this shop all year ‘round. It’s your turn now!

Where | Sudarshan - 4097, Barshah Bulla Chowk, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 40 Onwards

Jamun Falsa Kulfi @ Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale

When dessert pangs strike, we make our way to Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale to devour their mouth-wateringly delicious and refreshing kulfis. From Paan Kulfi to Jamun Falsa Kulfi, they’ve got all the fruity flavours to tickle your sweet fantasies. Head on over!

Where | Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale - 526, Kucha Pati Ram, Bazar Sita Ram, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 60 Onwards 

Nihari Kebabs @ Haji Shiroo Ki Nihari Dukan

One of the oldest surviving nihari joints in town, Haji Shiroo Ki Nihari Dukan transported us back in time. During the fasting days of Ramadan, this eatery is open till the wee hours of morning, serving its spicy and flavorsome delicacies. Head on over for all things lazeez! 

Where | Haji Shiroo Ki Nihari Dukan - Near Kalan Masjid, Turkman Gate
Price | Rs 100

Kebabs @ Kale Baba Ke Kebab

Tenderized and grilled using skewers, Kale Baba Ke Kebabs are truly one-of-a-kind. Situated on the long, snaking lanes, this little eatery serves the best kebabs you’ll ever have. Go, gobble them down with their traditional mint chutney.

Where | Kale Baba Ke Kebab - Sui Walan, Chitli Qabar
Price | Rs 100

Fried Chicken @ Haji Muhammad Hussain

Dishing out uber-yummy fried chicken for more than 40 years, Haji Muhammad Hussain Chicken & Fish Dry has our foodie heart firmly in its grasp! Their Crispy Fried Chicken certainly has no match in this town. Served with roomali roti, onions and a unique tangy chutney, this is indeed a must have.

Where | Haji Muhammad Hussain - 113 Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 200 Onwards

Kulle Chaat @ Sultan Kulle Wala

Widening the chaat world’s perimeter, Sultan Kulle Wala serves a chaat that is thoroughly unique and unparalleled. Kulle Chaat is basically fruits stuffed with spices and other condiments. This guilt-free Indian sweet snack is certainly a must have when in Nai Sarak!

Where | Sultan Kulle Wala - 1716, Roshan Pura, Nai Sarak
Price | Rs 40

Khoya Gachak @ Meerut Wale

Nestled amongst the many lace shops in Kinari Bazaar is Meerut Wale, where the magic of Khoya Gachak unfolds in two steps - first, the crispy outer layer cracks open, then the khoya within bursts inside the mouth resulting in a spellbinding after-effect, leaving you craving for more. Gorge away!

Where | Meerut Wale - 2171, Kinari Bazar
Price | Rs 150 Per Kg

Matra Kulcha @ Ayush Bhaiya’s Stall

Located in the renowned Paranthe Wali Gali is Ayush Bhaiya’s stall, which is known for making the spiciest matra kulcha ever with a range of fresh ingredients included in the recipe. For customers who yearn for more spiciness, just ask bhaiya to be generous with the freshly-cut green chillies. Go on, grab your plate now!

Where | Ayush Bhaiya’s Stall - Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 40

Naan & Sabzi @ Sharma Bhojnalya

Proudly located at the end of the narrow Paranthe Wali Gali lies Sharma Bhojnalya, the perfect place to take a break from shopping and to gobble up its refreshing offerings. They serve the best Butter Naan and sabzis from Dal Makhani to Matar Paneer. Don’t forget to drop by, when there!

Where | Sharma Bhojnalya - Shop No. 1979, Ground Floor, Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 100

Khurchan @ Khurchan Wala

A sweet indulgence we can happily wolf down any time of the day - 'Khurchan' means leftovers and this dish is made with the residue of fried sweet milk. This soft, gooey and sticky dessert cannot be missed, especially ‘cause it isn’t easily available in other parts of Delhi. 

Where | Khurchan Wala - 2225, Kinari Bazar
Price | Rs 30

Chole Bhature Opposite Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner  

When your tummy is craving for a cheat meal or when you can’t curb your Indian taste buds anymore, you already know what to have next - chole bhature, of course! The spicy chickpea gravy, sprinkled with onions and paneer and served with soft bhaturas, is the most satisfying street meal you can indulge in after you have shopped to your heart’s content! 

Where | Opposite Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner, Chandni Chowk Road
Price | Rs 50

Kachori @ Jung Bahadur Kachoriwala 

Kachoris and Old Delhi street food go hand in hand. But JB Kachoriwala rules this street food’s domain and thus remains packed all the time! The crispy fried kachoris served with delicious aloo sabzi and sprinkled with fresh onions and chillies, make every belly a happy belly. Come on over!

Where | Jung Bahadur Kachoriwala - 1104, Maliwara, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 50

Chole Kulche @ Lotan Chole Kulche

The chole at this place are totes delish and for those who love spicy food, this place is as good as it gets! These guys have been serving mouth watering Chole Kulche since 1920 and they are still amongst the favourites of the people who have ever tried this scrumptious delicacy here. So the next time you drop by Chawri Bazaar, don’t forget to make a beeline here!

Where | Lotan Chole Kulche - 2363, Chatta Shahji, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 70

Aloo Chaat @ Bishan Swaroop Chaat Bhandar

Picture Credits: Bharat Ramesh

This one of a kind chaat bhandar scoops out the vegetables & fruits first and then puts the chaat inside them, how cool is that? But it’s their Aloo Chaat that won our hearts and something we’d recommend to y’all. The aloo is perfectly fried & spiced and trust us, it was the best aloo chaat we’ve ever tried! 

Where | Bishan Swaroop Chaat Bhandar - 1421, Near Ashish Medicos
Price | Rs 50 

Mohabbat Ka Sharbat @ Nawab Qureshi Watermelon Shake

Picture Credits: Scoopwhoop

Ah, how can we miss out on the famous Mohabbat Ka Sharbat while strolling down the streets of Chandni Chowk in this heat! Made with Rooh Afza, milk, watermelon, sugar and lots of love, this sharbat is a perfect antidote to Delhi’s unbearable heat. The freshly cut pieces of watermelon add wonders to the drink and makes it one of Old Delhi’s must tries! 

Where | Nawab Qureshi Watermelon Shake - Matia Mahal, Near Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 10

Shahi Tukda @ Cool Point 

Okay, there’s no way we could have come to Jama Masjid and not gorged on the mouth-watering Shahi Tukda at Cool Point! Served with scrumptious Rabri on top, the Shahi Tukda here is to die for. You can also try out their Kesar Milk, Badam Milk, Kulfi, Kheer and lassi, they’re all ah-mazing!  

Where | Cool Point - 933, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 30 Onwards 

Masala Shikanji @ Ved Prakash Lemon Wale

A glass of Masala Shikanji from the very popular Ved Prakash Lemon Wale is just what you need to cool down while shopping in Chandni Chowk. Ved Prakash Lemon Wale has been around for a long time and their refreshing Shikanji will rejuvenate you from the very first sip! So, scamper over to this tiny blue-hued shop for some shikanji right away. 

Where | Ved Prakash Lemon Wale - Shop No. 5466, Opposite Town Hall, Chandni Chowk  
Price | Rs 15

Miscellaneous Goodies

If you thought that that’s all Old Delhi had to offer, then we oughta burst your bubble - for good. These famous narrow lanes are also peppered with various other delicacies on offer, to nibble on in the middle of our tiring shopping sprees! Check ‘em out.

Daulat Ki Chaat

Old Delhi and Daulat Ki Chaat are often synonymous with each other. This street dessert available in winters has every Delhiite under its spell. Go experience it for yourselves when next in the walled city.

Besan Ka Chilla 

This quick and easy snack - besan ka chilla, has always impressed the city with all its charm. The soft, tender and filling munchie is available at a lot of places in Old Delhi and you shouldn’t miss out on it.

Naankhatai Biscuits 

Served warm and fresh, Naankhatai is one thing you must try while strolling in the tight streets of our beloved Delhi. Just have a nibble and you’ll instantly know what we're talking about. 

Witnessing Old Delhi’s real street treats, we were left smitten yet again. Head on over one lazy, rainy weekend and come taste the glory!