Mouthwatering and heartily satisfying, street food is everyone’s bae. And the plus point you don’t have to wait for hours for it to be prepared.When it comes to street food Delhites are spoilt with choices. Sure Delhiites love their fancy savories and their up to the mark restaurants but when it comes to street food all that is forgotten and one is left licking his fingers. It's not just food, you feel a connection with that type of food like it literally touches your soul.(Woah!that was deep ). Every bit of Delhi has a famous eatery spot and no two places can be compared. These places have their own distinct histories. We are going to discretely present some of the best street food joints in Delhi. Hog away!
1. Bajeet’s Amritsari koolcha, Paschim Vihar
Well as the story goes, this saga in making started in the areas of sunder Vihar in West Delhi (yeah..the one where Virat Kohli’s from) when a young widow, Baljeet put up a stall to make and sell kulchas to support her family. Over the years her food stall gained a name and what started from a stall has now become a chain of restaurants all over Delhi. They serve 2 koolchas along with chhole and raita which you can ask for 10 times and they won’t deny, no kidding! The koolchas are so heavy if you eat it for lunch, you are done with the dinner.
2. Ganesh restaurant, Karol Bagh
This old restaurant is famous for its fish and hosting a chef with superhuman abilities who makes them, Mr. Prem Kumar. He fries the fish with his bare hands! actually dipping his hands in the boiling oil and not a squeak. This ability has been in the family since always. If that’s not superhuman I don’t know what is. You get the best fish and some entertainment, how could it not make the list of best street food joints in Delhi.
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3. Khan chacha , Khan market
A leap of faith and an unexpected journey; Haji Banda Hassan a refugee in food stalls outside Jama Masjid(old Delhi) set up a small stall in sujan singh park- Khan market, selling mutton seekh kebab and chicken tikka along with onions and chutney wrapped in a thin rumali roti covered in foil in 1972. Some may argue that his rolls are a little over salty but you have to try it for yourself. This roadside affair got a new identity and is now known as Khan chacha and he now owns outlets at other few places in Delhi.
4. Old Jalebi vala ,Paharganj
No, I am not talking about the one in Chandni Chowk. This jalebi shop situated in Multani Dhanda in Paharganj is decades old. The jalebis here are served dipped in skimmed milk, don’t just make the face yet and go try it, you won’t regret it. In winters it is like heaven, like a warm blanket around you. Even after so many years they have not added anything new or even changed their name board. It is a stuff of nostalgia. Statuary warning, it is very heavy.
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5. Karim’s, Jama Masjid
This joint does not need any introduction and of course, you would find it in the list of best street food joints in Delhi. Karim’s is famous for its kebabs and well almost every other item on its menu. The owner of this hotel was the son of a royal court chef and started it with the idea to serve the royal food items to the common man. Well done Mr. Haji Karimmudin, we are forever grateful to you.
6. Hunger strike, Amar colony
One word: momos, that says it all. One can find so many momos (the sister of Chinese Baozi) stalls in Delhi at less than distances of 1 km! Chinese is like the second favorite cuisine of Delhiites, I swear there is a Chinese gene running in every Delhiite. The hunger strike is a fast food eatery in Amar colony market in Lajpat Nagar, locally famous for its variety of momos beyond the steamed and fried category. It is one of the best street food joints in Delhi especially if you are looking for some good momos.
7. Fateh ki kachori, Civil Lines
This old start-up of kachoris on a bicycle was set up by Fateh Chand, five decades ago at Raj Niwas Marg in Civil Lines. The crispy kachoris are plastered with chhole then the combo is topped with a tangy amchoor chutney and sprinkled with homemade masala — a blend of 36 spices and salts followed by a splash of meethi chutney and a pinch of salt, topped with a dash of freshly cut ginger, green chili, dhania and sliced onions.(mouth waters heavily). You might get your face and hands dirty along this adventure but with taste so yum who would care about that.
So, when are you planning to check out these?