The Best Street Food in New Delhi and Where to Find It

Photo of Hanna Clarys
30 November 2016

Indians love street food, and New Delhi is famous for serving enchanting and mouthwatering chaat. This street food truly represents the different and unfamiliar flavors and spices so inherent to India, and comes in hundreds of different varieties. Here we explore the best street food spots in New Delhi that will make your taste buds crave for more.

Street food bazaar | © Connie Ma/Flickr

Azam’s Mughlai

Market, Restaurant, Indian, Street Food, $$$
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This very small standing restaurant serves the best authentic Indian street food in the Khan Market area of New Delhi. Famous for its extremely spicy galauti and kakori kebabs, Azam’s Mughlai is a must-eat when you’re in the neighborhood.

Bishan Swaroop

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Bishan Swaroop

Difficult to find in the unruly alleys of Chandni Chowk, but definitely worth the effort is the Bishan Swaarop Chaat Corner, famous and loved for its refreshing fruit chaat. The surprising flavors of the fruit dishes are beyond anything you’ve tasted so far. The mixed chaat for example contains not only “normal” fruits like guava, watermelon and orange, but also more bizarre ingredients such as beetroot, chickpeas and fried potato, which are then is spiced with cinnamon, pepper and masala.
Address: 1421 Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, New Delhi, India, +91 98 18 36 40 70

Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar

Food Stall, Indian
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Practically a neighbor to Bishan Swaroop, Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar is one of the best street food places in Old Delhi, and popular amongst everyone in the city. Locals come here en masse to savor the best papri chaat in town, and tourists with an adventurous taste will certainly find their favorite snack amongst the wide array of deliciousness.

Khan Chacha

Market, Restaurant, Indian, Kebab, $$$
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Khan Market, New Dehli
Khan Market, New Dehli | © Geoff Stearns/Flickr
Located in the bustling Khan Market, this little restaurant serves the best rolls, rotis and kebabs in Delhi, with delicious chutneys on the side. It is the kind of food you can’t eat without getting messy; quintessential street food. Better avoid it at rush hour though, as the restaurant tends to get cramped with people craving a taste of Khan Chacha.

Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar

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Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar

Serving an enticing selection of authentic Indian street food, Lala Babu is the place to go to when in need for a quick but fulfilling snack. This typical road side chaat corner serves perfectly made gol gappas and its gobi muttar samosas are a must-try. This is food that makes you smile, slurp and devour.
Address: 77 Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, New Delhi, India, +91 23 28 28 06