No matter how many fancy restaurants open in Delhi, but the city’s street food charm remains the same. Come on, can anything compare to ram laddoos, tikki or gol gappe? Nah! In every corner of the city, there is a wide range of street food vendors and shops scattered! And we found these 9 best local markets which serve amazing street food in Delhi.
1. Central Market, Lajpat Nagar
Central Market is the hub of cheap food, clothes, and everything cool to shop in the city! It is also known as a paradise for all street food lovers. Whenever we hear Lajpat Nagar, the first name that pops up is Dolma Aunty Momos, right? They specialize in three types of momos- Veg, Paneer, and Chicken with a red chilly sauce that has quite a kick! Pav bhaji being the staple food for us Dilliwalas is also one of the specialities of Fingerlickerz you should definitely try. Your next stop should be to Vinod Snacks for his special bread rolls and then head to a tiny stall of chole kulche located right in the center of the market.
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar
2. Amar Colony Market
Amar Colony Market is a gastronomic delight for all the food lovers out there! The outlet, Hunger Strike, here is famous for their unique Tandoori Momos which is served in a yoghurt based spicy gravy and are one of the best momos in the city. Next to Hunger Strike, is this little vendor named Sharma Chaat Bhandar. It is famous for its mouth-watering street food options like gol gappas and samosa chaat. Going further in, there is a Biryani Corner which offers veg/non-veg Biryani with Korma specialities. Trust us, it’s better than any Biryani you’d have in a fancy restaurant. Baba Nagpal Corner needs no introduction. It serves one of the best chole bhatures in town. Last but not least, you should definitely try High-on Burgers here which is open till 4 AM!
Nearest Metro Station: Moolchand
3. Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is a world of its own! The puzzling gallis can be easily compared to a maze but you will end up lip-smacking food stalls, there’s nothing that can stop us! The famous Paranthe Wali Gali is the perfect place to energize yourselves with their scrumptious paranthas. Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner still continues to conquer the chaat domain of the capital and we know also love them like us. Next up is our all-time favorite snack- kachoris. To nosh on the best Kachori Aloo visit Jung Bahadur in Delhi 6. And how can we forget those gigantic jalebis? Old Famous Jalebi Wala serves sinfully-sweet jalebis with the rabri on top – they are just to-die-for! Trust us! whenever you go on your next shopping spree do visit these eateries to indulge in some sinful plates of happiness!
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
4. Chhota Bazar Shahdara
East Delhi is a paradise for food lovers! And if you really wanna indulge in some street food then Shahdara is a place to be at! Start off with Sharma Bhature Wala which opens at 7 am and shuts down at 10 am. If you love kachoris then you should head to Bhole Shankar Kachori Wala and Hira Kachori for sure. And if you are into sweets like us, trust us you will love the Balushahi and Pateesa from Hira Lal & Sons’s.
Nearest Metro Station: Shahdara
5. Dwarka, Sector 7 & 10
It is always a different kind when you step out in your PJs and hunt down a great street vendor to indulge in some street food. First and the foremost is the Pizza Omlete, confused right? Dwarka Ki Spl. Pizza Omelette in sector 7 is quite famous for its mouthwatering dishes. You can dig into some of the best pakodas at Heer Singh’s stall. How about having chur chur naan? Well, sector 10 and 12 is the simple answer to your craving! And if next time Dwarka peeps you are thinking where to head, you have a bunch of options.
Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 7
6. Brahmaputra Market, Noida
Located in Sector 29, Noida, Brahmaputra Market is one of the oldest crowd pullers. Despite the brand-laden malls in Noida and of course the Atta Market, this market continues to draw people’s attention. Kapoors Balle Balle serves Shawarma with green chutney and mayonnaise and trust us it’s the yummiest! Tibbs Frankie 29 has amazing roasted kebabs chopped into tiny pieces and served with pudina chutney. Lastly, you can’t miss out the Agra Chaat Bhandar’s scintillating Dahiwale Golgappas.
Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18
7. Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh apart from being the most popular shopping hubs is known for its street food. The food options range from delicious chaat to chole bhature to yummy kulfi that promises to take you straight to gastronomical heaven. Sindhi Corner is quite famous for serving mouth-watering heart-shaped tikkis for more than 50 years now. Om Corner has to be on the list and has been ruling the hearts of West Delhi peeps with their chole bhature. Chotey Lal Halwai serves some of the most delicious chaat papdi in West Delhi. And of course, how can you not mention about Roshan Di Kulfi? One can’t go back without having their Special Kulfi Faluda Kesar Badam Pista (quite drooling!)
Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh
8. Chittaranjan Park
What is ‘THAT’ one thing that CR Park is famous for? Yes, for their street food and sweets. Known for its Kali Bari Mandir and the various Durga Pujas, many of us are not aware of how the locality is much more than just a Bengali neighborhood. Dadu Cutlet Shop has been there almost as old as the market itself and you should try out their Chicken Mughlai Parantha and Fish Fry. From Mutton Ghugni (similar to jaal muri) to Nimbu Masala Tea to Kathi Roll, there are plenty of unnamed stalls where you can hog on.
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji or Govindpuri
9. Vijay Nagar
Many of you might be unaware of the street food options in GTB Nagar. Our love for steamed momos is never ending and you should definitely try momos of Special Momos stall under GTB Nagar metro station. Shyam Chat Bhandar is the place which we just can’t miss out in this area. And guys, if you wanna try some unique and quirky dishes then Veera Di Hatti is the place for you!
Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar
There you go – your guide to yummy street food markets in Delhi is all set! Drop us a comment and tell us which place you liked best.
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