While we love street food (who in Delhi doesn’t?), we are often reluctant to eat at a roadside joint due to hygiene concerns. And it’s pretty bad during winters because we are just too lazy to stand out in the cold. So, here is a list of restaurants where you can get a chockfull of hygienic street food in Delhi while sitting in the comfort of a heater.
Revolutionising the concept of street food, Imly is open in Gurgaon and Rajouri Garden, and serve their patrons a scrumptious plate of golgappas. Their street fare includes dishes from different cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Madras, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. They haven’t forgotten the pizza lovers and included a “Videshi” section just for you! We’d recommend you try the Cheese Burst Dosa, if you’re looking for something different.
Head to B-7, Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi; Available at other locations too
Say hello at 011 25106353, +91 8743874370
Pay INR 750 for two people (approx.)
A food-chain so enormous, it’s spread all over the country and abroad. Pioneers in combining the concept of street food and casual dining, Bikanervala is chain known to all. It’s the first place we head to during Navratri and anytime when we want to eat chaat, dhokla or even chole puri in a proper setting. And on proper seating amirite.
Head to 1st Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Handicraft Bhavan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi; Available at other locations too
Say hello at +91 9717701177, +91 9717744986
Pay INR 550 for two people (approx.)
Photo Courtesy Of: Nukkadwala
Most have heard the name and can relate it to street food, Nukkadwala is an expanding chain which has a limited menu with different kinds of street food. You can head here for a quick meal while working or to get some things packed for home.
Head to 27A, Block-UA, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi; Available at other locations too
Say hello at +91 7042799772, +91 8527347272
Pay INR 300 for two people (approx.)
4. Cafe Hawkers
Head to Cafe Hawkers for a relaxed evening with friends for chaat, tikki, pakora and phuchkas. A colourful and funky setup, it is located at Delhi’s centre, Connaught place. The name itself will draw you in and make you want to order some delicious street food from different parts of the world. And the best part? It’s pretty easy on the pocket.
Head to L-22, Radial Road, Near Odean Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 2341 6138
Pay INR 1,200 for two people (approx.)
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5. Lakhori – Haveli Dharampura
A fine-dine restaurant located amidst the hustle and bustle of Chandni Chowk, Lakhori offers an exceptional view, comforting service and delicious street food. A 200-year-old restored Haveli, it is best visited for breakfast to gorge on the classic aloo puri or stuffed paranthas. Don’t miss the fresh lassi or Chai Biscuit when you are here! The golgappas come with a number of different water fillings as well.
Head to Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Guliyan, Near Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 23261000
Pay INR 3,000 for two people (approx.)
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6. Masala Trail
Doing street food from across India, you will find a mix of various regional food at Masala Trail. Try the Litti Chokha, Bermi Aloo Sabji and Banarasi Kachori Sabji. While this is a little more on the pricey side, we can tell you that the hygiene and the quality factor really make this place one of a kind. Ram Laddoo and Tamatar Chaat also make an appearance on this menu.
Head to 52, Janpath Road, Connaught Place; Saket; Sector 34
Say hello at 011 4359 3000
Pay INR 800 for two people (approx.)
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7. Guru Chela
This new place near Tilak Nagar Metro Station offers you wide variety of very inexpensive quick snacks in a fun ambience. They’ve included Tandoori Mushrooms, Samosa Chaat and Chilli Idli to differentiate themselves from the regular snacks. If you love street food a lot do try Gol Guppas, Garma Garam Pakode or Fruit Chat with a glass of Jal Jeera or Shikanji!
Head to 31/4, Double Storey Building, Opposite Tilak Nagar Metro Station, Gate 3, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi
Say hello at 097690 03897
Pay INR 600 for two people
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Featured Photo Courtesy Of: Imly