The tale of Old Delhi’s street food is like an evergreen novel - we constantly keep moving back in time and continue to discover what all these needle-thin, crowded alleyways have to offer! Going with the flow, 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!

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! 

Cost | Rs 70 Per Cup
Location | Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid

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 when you want to channel your chaat cravings, you know where to head!

Cost | Rs 50 Per Plate
Location | Shop 3488, Chowk Hauz Qazi, Near Chawri Bazar

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 on offer, our personal favourite is their Choley Palak Chawal. Trust us, it's one of the most satisfying platefuls ever! 

Cost | Rs 60 Per Plate
Location | 2-4, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk

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!

Cost | Rs 10 Per Kebab
Location | Gali Qasim Ganj, Near Lal Kuan, Chawri Bazar

Dahi Bhalle @ Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner 

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

Cost | Rs 50 Per Plate
Location | 1396, Chandni Chowk Road, Next to Central Bank of India

Fruit Chaat @ Hira Lal Chaat Bhandar

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

Cost | Rs 70 Per Plate
Location | 636, Gali Lohe Wali, Chawri Bazar

Rabri & Jalebi @ Jalebiwala

Having had served only one item for more than 100 years, this place is a result of the collective hard work of various generations. Watching hot and crispy jalebis made right in front of you is an experience in its own.The thick juicy sugar loops served with the rich, thick rabri are a must have when in Delhi 6!

Cost | Rs 50 Per Plate
Location | 1797, Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk

Milkshakes @ Sudarshan’s 

Known for its seasonal halwa and a good range of milkshakes, Sudarshan’s at Nai Sarak is always there to regale your incorrigible sweet tooth! Their refreshing milkshakes, available throughout the year are what attract people from the walled city and beyond. 

Cost | Rs 35 Per Milkshake
Location | 4097, Barshah Bulla Chowk, Chawri Bazar

Jamun Falsa Kulfi @ Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale

When dessert pangs strike, we make our way to Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi Wale to devour their mouthwateringly-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!

Cost | Rs 60 Per Kulfi
Location | 526, Kucha Pati Ram, Bazar Sita Ram, Chawri Bazar

Nihari Kebabs @ Haji Shiroo Ki Nihari Dukan

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

Cost | Rs 100 Per Plate
Location | Near Kalan Masjid, Turkman Gate

Kebabs @ Kale Baba Ke Kebab

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

Cost | Rs 100 Per Plate
Location | Sui Walan, Chitli Qabar

Fried Chicken @ Haji Muhammad Hussain Chicken & Fish Dry

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.

Cost | Rs 100 Per Plate
Location | 113 Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid

Kulle Chaat @ Sultan Kulle Wala

Widening the chaat world’s dimension, 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!

Cost | Rs 40 Per Plate
Location | 1716, Roshan Pura, Nai Sarak

Khoya Gachak @ Meerut Walle 

Nestled among 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!

Cost | Rs 150 Per Kg
Location | 2171, Kinari Bazar

Matra Kulcha @ Ayush Bhaiya’s Stall

Located beside the all-famous Paranthe Wali Gali is Ayush Bhaiya’s stall who's known for making the spiciest matra kulcha ever with a range of fresh ingredients included in the recipe. For customers who yearn for more spices, just ask bhaiya to be generous with the freshly-cut green chillies.

Cost | Rs 40 Per Plate
Location | Paranthe Waali Gali, Chandni Chowk

Naan & Sabzi @ Sharma Bhojnalya

Proudly, yet shyly located at the end of the narrow lane in front of the Paranthe Wali Gali lies Sharma Bhojnalya, the perfect place to take a break from shopping and to gobble down its refreshing offerings. They serve the best Butter Naans and sabzis from Dal Makhani to Matar Paneer!

Cost | Rs 100 Per Dish
Location | Shop No. 1979, Ground Floor, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk

Khurchan @ Khurchan Wala

A sweet indulgence and a milky dessert we can happily wolf down at any time of the day - 'Khurchan' means leftovers and this dish is made with the residue of fried sweet milk. This precious, gooey and sticky dessert cannot be missed, especially as it’s not easily available in the other parts of Delhi. 

Cost | Rs 30 Per Plate
Location | 2225, Kinari Bazar

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 - cholley 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! 

Cost | Rs 50 Per Plate
Location | Opposite Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner, Chandni Chowk Road

Kachori @ Jung Bahadur Kachoriwala 

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

Cost | Rs 50 Per Plate
Location | 1104, Maliwara, Chandni Chowk

Miscellaneous Goodies

If you thought that was all Old Delhi had to offer, then we must break your bubble - for good. These famous narrow lanes are also peppered with various other delicacies on offer, to feed us in the middle of our tiring shopping sprees!

Aloo Chaat

Crispy and spicy streetside aloo chaat is a sure-shot hit with every Delhiite, and when it’s from Old Delhi, it’s even better. So gobble it down, when craving those peppery and satisfying snacks.

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, is impressing the walled city with all its charm. The soft, tender and filling munchie is available in 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 bag up and keep munching on while strolling in the narrow 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!