Street food is a serious business, but with the humidity rising taking to the streets to sample Delhi’s dazzling array of street snacks isn’t everyone’s idea of fun.
So for those that want to feel the comfort of AC but not loose touch with street, here’s five places where you can tuck into tasty street snacks like papdi chaat, raj kachori and bhel puiri, and sample sweets like ladoo, gulab jamun and kheer. There’s plenty of main dishes to choose from too.
This Indian snack and sweet manufacturer was founded way back in 1950.
Two family members left their home in Bikaneer, Rajasthan, to take the family business to Delhi and try their luck. It turns out that their luck was in and the family haven’t looked back since.
There’s a wide selection of chaats and along with a mains like the ever popular South Indian maslas dosa. This crisp, savoury south Indian pancake comes with a lightly spiced potato mix and a soup called sambhar.
Click here to take a tour around Bikaneerwala, it’s menu and find out where you you go go can sample its snacks and mains.
Evergreens holds fond memories for me. This family run business, based in Green Park, is where I first sampled street style food in Delhi.
A friend took me here to show me the ropes. Not only did she introduce me to papdi chat, but she also brought a cooling sweet yoghurt drink called lassi into my life. Bless her.
Evergreen’s offers outside catering and there’s also a home delivery service for its sweets. Dangerous, I know. Find out more about what’s on offer from Evergreens by clicking here. This google map will take you right to their door.
With over forty outlets across the New Capital Region, Haldirams is one eatery that you’re never going to be far from.
Its Chandni Chowk branch is always packed with tourists tempted by the street food they seen on the lanes and gulis of Old Delhi, but haven’t been brave (or wise) enough to sample
A place of refuge when the crowds get too crazy, Haldirams can found at other popular hangouts like Connaught Place and Sarojini Nagar.
Click here to find out what Haldiram’s do and where they do it.
Tikka Town @ Eatopia, The Indian Habitat Centre
The Indian Habitat Centre’s Eatopia food complex hosts Tikka Town, another chain that offers up chaat, north Indian and Mughali cuisine.
Eatopia is a pleasant place to call into before a show or after a talk at the Indian Habitat Centre. If Tikka Town isn’t your thing, then there are other food stalls to try out in the Eatopia complex. Take a look at this link for more info.
Tikka town has outlets across Delhi. This link shows what Tikka town do and where you can get it.
Eat at one of Delhi’s shopping malls
I’d being doing Dilliwalahs a dis-service if I didn’t mention the food courts at shopping malls.
Malls aren’t really my thing, but saying that the food courts at the malls are worth calling into for their wide choice of cuisines that will please every palate. To find out more about what’s on offer, check out my blog post about Delhi’s malls.
Okay. That’s it. Happy eating.