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Delhi’s cuisine has influence of Mughals, Persian, Afghans, British, South Indian, North Indian, Bengali, Punjabi, etc. food culture. Delhi has multiple identity when it comes to food culture and it depends upon the area and local residents. Like Chandni Chowk is known for its non veg assortments, Parathe wali galli is famous for Parathas. If you wish to enjoy the local Delhi cuisine you should definitely visit the old city area, all sort of veg, non veg and sweet delicacies are available here.
Delhi has always been the capital of India, even when it was not the capital, it was the most important state for all. From Rajput Hindu kings to Mughals, from British to current Indian constitution, Delhi has been the focal point for all types of trade. As a result of which, Delhi never had its own culture or tradition, it always changed as per the ruler. So it will be wrong to give any specific identity to Delhi’s cuisine, in fact it is amalgamation of many cuisines, culture and tradition.
               
Famous Area serving best food in Old Delhi
Chandni Chowk
 
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Nahari
I think every food lover, connoisseurs and gourmet should visit Chandni Chowk, also called as food capital of India. There are many famous restaurants here like, Giani’s, Haji, etc. which serve world’s best delicacies. The street is filled with vendors selling chaats, kulfi, sweets and namkeen which is again a symbol of Delhi’s food habit. Easiest way to reach here is by metro and get down at Chandni Chowk Station.
Bengali Market
Located around the Tansen Marg with closest metro being Mandi House. This area is famous for its sweets and chat, here you will find many varieties of Sweets, Papari Chaat, Gol Gappe or Pani Puri, Chana Masala etc. Two famous restaurant here are Nathu Sweet house and Bengali’s Sweet house. This area is also famous for Fruits and Flowers. Bengali market is often called as market of 3 F’s (Food, Fruit and Flowers)
Parathe wali Galli
This is an important area in Chandni Chowk for any foodie. Famous for Parathas, a special type of Indian bread which is made by stuffing and deep frying in deshi ghee, the stuffing can be anything such as potatoes, cottage cheese, peas, dry fruits, cauliflower, etc. Some of the famous parathas are Aloo Paratha, Matar Paratha, Gobhi Paratha, Onion Paratha, Muglai Paratha, Paneer Paratha, Chicken Paratha, etc.
Sitaram Bazar
This bazar is particularly famed for its kulfi and chaat. This happens to be the area from where the famous, Kachori, Samose, Ram Laddoo, Daulat ki Chaat, Gol Gappe, Kulfi, etc. of the Capital hails from. Some famous food joint here are Lala Duli Chand Naresh Gupta Kulfiwale, Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale, Ashok Chat, Kamal Kachoriwala, etc. Nearest Metro to this is place is Chawri Bazar.
Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
 
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Khamiri
All your meat craving can be satisfied here, here you will find many outlet serving meat delicacies like Chicken fry, Nahari, Kebab, Tandoor, magaz etc. some famous restaurant here are Al Jawahar, Karims, Al sahi chicken Corner, etc. there are also shops selling, biryani, sewai, rusk, etc. just opposite to the principle entrance of the Jama Masjid.
Urdu Bazar
Some of the famous dish available here are Buffalo kebabs, keema kaleji, korma, ishtu, etc. thisis just opposite to Jama Masjid.
Famous Restaurants, Dhaba, Vendors, Joints in Old Delhi
Karim’s
 
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Karim’s
One of the oldest and most famous gourmet destination in Delhi, it is popular for serving Mughal food. Ranked in the top restaurant in Asia by time’s magazine. It is considered as best non vegetarian restaurant in Delhi, some of the famous dishes served here are Paya Nahari, Seekh Kebabs, phirni, etc.
Natraj Dahi Bhalle wala
Again situated in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, they serve just two item in their menu and guess what they are famous for both i.e. Dahi Bhalla and Aloo Tikki… must try. The even have a copyright for their chat masala which they sprinkle on their Dahi Bhalla.
Old Famous Jalebi Wala
Yes it’s literally named their outlet “Old Famous” and they are living up to their name. They serve Jalebi made in deshi ghee at very cheap rate of 400rs per kilogram. This is also in Chandni Chowk.
Babu Ram Devi Dayal Paranthe Wale
Though there are many paratha seller in parathe wali gali but this one is the oldest and most famous of all. They serve around 100 different kinds of paratha and all are 100 percent vegetarian, will cost around 200 for 2 people to eat here.
Khemchand Adesh Kumar’s
Khemchand Adesh Kumar is one among the many vendors but famous, selling the frothy milk dessert known as Daulat ki Chaat. Situated in Kinari Bazar, Nayi Sadak area of Chandni Chowk.
 Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale
This is also situated in Chandni Chowk and it’s famous for its lip-smacking khulfi which is believed to be best in India and not just in Delhi. Do not miss this if you ever visit Delhi. The price for the kulfi is 100 Rs.
Haji Tea Point
Famous for its breakfast which is Sooji (Rawa/Samolina) Halwa, Poori, Sabji and Omelette toast. They also serve shahi tukda a variant of famous dish double ka meetha.
Lotan Chole Wale
If you love spicey food than this is the place ypu want to be, started in the 1977, this place serves aloo chole with with red cury which is very hot, it is garnished with coriander leaves and green chilies. This is situated in Barsha Bulla Chowk in Chawri Bazar.
Lala Duli Chand Naresh Gupta
Situted in sitaram bazar, famous for its fruit flavoured kulfi, especially mango kulfi. Here you will various flavors of kulfi which you might have never heard before tamarind, kewda etc.
Kakke Di Hatti
 
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Kake di Hatti
Situated just beside Giani’s in chandni chowk, this is famous for its stuffed naan’s. The size of the naan starts from “baby” to “kake”. Reasonable pricing and good food.     
Giani’s
 
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Giani’s
If you like falooda then this is the place you want to go in Delhi, situated in chandni chowk, they serve many famous sweets like gazar ka halwa, badam halwa, milk shakes, fruit shakes, lassi, etc. but they are known for their Rabdi falooda.
Moti Mahal
If you are a foodie and haven’t heard of Moti Mahal, then maybe you should stop calling yourself a foodie. This is the place where the world famous Butter Chicken was created. Try the butter chicken here once before you die. Situated in Daryaganj near Golcha cinema.
Ghantewala
 
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Ghantewal
Oldest sweet shop in Delhi, runned by the fifth generation of the shop, this was stared in the year by 1790 by Lala Sukh Lal Jain of Amber. Since then this place has been a one stop for sweets to everyone. Famous dish of this place is “Sohan Halwa”, “Karachi Halwa”, Pista Samosa, Badam Barfi, etc. situated in Shah Katra Chandni Chowk.
Jung Bahadur Kachori Wale
Started in 1971 near Parathe wali galli, famous for their crisp kachori and spicy aloo ki sabji. It costs around 100 Rs for two person. They also serve dal kachori, pyaaz kachori, matar kachori, dry fruit kachori and others.
Al Jawahar, Matia Mahal
If you are confused at Matia Mahal that in which restaurant to eat as all the outlets look appealin to eyes, then straight away go in this and order any meat dish, you won’t be disappointed. Some of their famous dish are Gurda Kaleji, Chicken Changaji, Korma, Biryani, etc.
Al Sahi Chiken Corner
They serve juicy chicken roasted in front of the customer, half plate cost you 190 Rs but half plate will suffice for 2 person.
Shiv Mishthan Bhandar
Famous for its breakfast of “Bedmi Aloo”- Crisp Puris served with potato curry, “Nagori Halwa”- Crisp puris with suji ka halwa. Also available here is jalebi, lassi, etc.
Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba
Famous for its Korma, it sells chicken korma every day and Mutton korma on Wednesday and Saturday that to from 1pm to 3pm. For two it costs around 300 Rs. Situated in Sadar bazar, you have to get in line if you want to have the mutton korma before it gets finished.
Hazari Lal Jain Khurchan Wale
Sells a dish named “Kurchan” which is made from left over of milk by mixing it with powdered sugar and pistachio. Situated in Kinnari Bazara in Chawri Bazar.
Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar
One of the oldest eateries in Chandini Chowk. Famous for its crisp papris draped in yogurt, kachalu chutney and lime.
Mohammad Nadim’s
Famous for its bread omelet, a simple green chili omelet sliced between buttered bread.

 

PS: All the above place and restaurants and others are famous and oldest in Delhi, they are famous for their legacy, taste and uniqueness. Don’t go to any of this place, if you are fond of 5 star service and don’t like waiting.

 

 

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