Mehar Chand Market, Lodi Colony (unimaginatively called 5th Avenue on the street signage) is home to some of the coolest shops and the hottest eateries in the capital. It’s another South Delhi market where you should shop, eat and be seen.
This long strip of a street running east to west from Aurobindo Marg towards Haus Khas Village Road, has a good selection of shops and a few extra special places that are worthy worth mention.
Old Delhi’s jammed pack with history and stories and some super sweethouses. Here’s five that should be on your hit list in the walled city
Shahjahanabad, the Old City, is famed for its food and in the merry month of March there’s a food festival coming to the India Islamic Centre that’s focusing in on the wonderful cuisine of the walled city.
If you want to explore contemporary molecular gastronomy, dine out on delicacies served at Royal Courts or fancy trying out the tastes of award winning international restaurants, then Delhi is the perfect dinner table.
Bukhara is probably the most talked about restaurant in the capital. This multi award winning restaurant has been serving politicians, celebrities and Dilliwalahs food the North Western Frontier for around 40 years.
The new kid on the block, Dharampura, is going straight into every guide book. Why? The food is good, but the building that it’s served in what everyone is talking about.
Holi is here and that means Indian’s have another excuse to celebrate the victory of good or evil with a great sweet. The gujjia is only available for a short time, so make sure when playing colours you get stuck into this special Holi Sweet.
The end of spring and the start of summer sees another excuse to celebrate with your taste buds as the good people at Grub Fest bring Dilliwalahs another food festival. Yum.
Now that the warm weather is on the way its ice cream time! First up to take the taste test is Ping in Lodi Colony who serve up a homemade coconut jaggery ice cream that will blow your socks off. Ping. What a place to start this season’s ice cream adventure! I feel like I’ve…
Since the middle of the 19th century Kanwar ji has been keeping Chandni Chowk sweet, and doing a particularly fine line in gulab jamun.
Giani Di Hatti has a reputation for serving the best Rabri Faludu in the city during the summer months and the best gajar halwa at winter time. It’s a reputation that’s well deserved.
Founded in 1884 by Nem Chand Jain, the Old Famous Jalebi Wala continues to be run by the Jain Family who hold their Jalebi secrets close to their chest.
A new sweet house in Old Delhi is showing established traders a thing or two when it comes to making the seriously good sweets. If you love jalebi and gulab jamun, get yourself down to Sultan ji’s where they’re given a magical MP mawa makeover.
Karim’s in Shahjahanabad is in all the guide books, but there’s so much more to Mughlai food in Delhi than this one kitchen. Wondering where to go to get the best kebabs, korma and roomali roti? Read our guide to the best Mughlai kitchens in the city.
Delhi is a foodies dream. A melting pot of cuisines from India’s 29 States and 7 Union Territories, there’s never going to be a shortage of new street food to try out or fine dining restaurants to sample. If you’re in Delhi, your tummy is very lucky.
If you live in Delhi, love food and enjoy alfresco dining you are very lucky. The cooler months see some outstanding food festivals come to town to tempt Dilliwalahs with their yummy menus.
What’s the best biscuit to take with your chai or cup of tea? Here’s a run down of the bakers that make the best biscuits in the city. Believe me we’ve taken enough tea and eaten enough biscuits to be the authority in the city.
Food festivals aren’t just for adults. Kids Culinaire is one that’s designed for kids and the great news is it’s taking place in the capital next month.
KFC claims to be finger lickin good, but in Old Delhi you’ll find two chicken fryers that put the Colonel back in his box. Ready to meet Delhi’s finest chicken fryers? Let’s eat.
Keep to your exercise regime in January, so you can reward yourself at these four food festivals in February. Yum. Lets eat.
With so many places serving up top notch North Indian and Punjabi food it’s been almost impossible limiting this list to just ten places. But we’ve done it and here are the answers.
In the winter months there are somesome extra special foods to be found on Delhi’s streets. Yes, it might well be cold, but get out there and get eating. You won’t regret it.
Get ready to eat! The National Association of Street Vendors of India food festival is on its way. It’s time to put on your coat, miss lunch and get yourself down to JLN Stadium.
If you love dosa, value a vada and score south Indian khana on the quality of the sambhar, then this rundown of six superb south Indian diners is a must read (and a must eat).
When the weather warms up lassi saves Dilli walahs from the blazing sun. Lassi is sweet. Lassi is cool. Lassi is, quite simply, lovely. Here’s the best lassi walahs in the city.
Delhi’s street scene mimics the weather and market vendors and street food sellers change what they sell to match what customers want. With winter fast appraoching Kumar’s days as a coconut seller are coming to a close, but what will he being selling in a few days time?
This park is more than just a green space, it’s been designed to give visitors an extra special sensory experience. Want to know more? Then read on.
This list is bound to create some debate, but discussion is a good thing when it comes to sourcing the most mouth watering mithaee (sweets) in Delhi. Here’s the shops where we reckon you’ll find everything you want and more
It’s Diwali and that means it’s time to indulge in sweets like you’ve never done before (apart from last year that is). Dilliwalahs go mad for mithaee (sweets) over the next few weeks, so here’s a sweet guide to help you get stuck in
Kathpulti in Defence Colony offers up a spicy, pure vegetarian thali that’s rich in flavour and where the food keeps on coming until you beg the waiters to stop.
When it comes to south Indian eateries there’s a lot of competition, but Anna Durga’s Dhaba stands out from the crowd. This bustling street stall has been serving up dosas and vadas to happy, hungry customers for over three decades. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to visit Anna Durga’s place.
To celebrate the Muslim Festival of Bakr Id take yourself down to one of Delhi’s famed kebab houses. There’s plenty of amazing places to choose from and lots of delicious kebabs to tick off your tasting list. Here’s three of my favourite places to help you decide where to go
Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu god, has been everywhere over the last week. With his birthday celebrations in full flow why not join in the fun by munching away on some Modak, Ganesha’s special birthday sweet.
The aromatic and alluring smell of freshly ground coffee wafting down the street is not a smell associated with most Delhi marketplaces, but if you head to far end of Khanna market it is. Here you’ll find an amazing coffee roaster hidden away among the tent houses and motorbike repair shops.
I know. I know. I’m making a bold claim, but believe me I have the evidence to back it up. Well, I did. Shortly after sharing the biscuits I bought from my favourite baker with friends there weren’t even any crumbs left. Aoulia, describes itself as a super bakery. It certainly is. I’ve a soft…
Can you describe a typical Indian dish? I used to think that I could, but I’ve come to the conclusion that Indian cuisine is as varied as everything else in the country. India offer foodies the chance to try something different every day. I am spoiled for choice. Talk to someone from Tamil Nadu and…
Over the last few days I’ve been mourning the end of the mango season. There are still a few green North Indian Chaunsa kicking about, but we’re at the fag end of the sweet Indian fruit season. But, my sadness turned to delight late this week with the discovery a melon that’s inspired poets.
If you are wondering where to eat this week I’ve got a great suggestion for you. Nestled in the lanes of Lajpat Nagar 2 is Delhi’s amazing and relatively undiscovered Afghani quarter. Serving up succulent meat dishes to Delhi’s resident Afghan community, this special part of South Delhi has to be one of my best…
If pure veg, all you can eat, spicy Rajasthani and sweet Gujarati, in super chilled AC is what you want, then heading to Rajdhani is a wise idea. When the doorman greeted me by attempting to apply a tikka to my forehead fear quickly enveloped me. Was I about to be sucked into a terrifying…
From street food to fine dining, I’m aiming to eat my way across the capital. There’s a lot of eating to be done and I’ve appointed myself as the man to do it. I know, it’s a tough job. I best get on with it. This blog post leaves behind the delights of street food…
Def Col, as it’s affectionately known by its fans, was built in the 1960s to house ex defence workers. Today it’s home to affluent Indians and a growing expatriate community. It’s central market offers high end general stores, and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. At the evenings and weekends its car park is jam…
Pictures, carvings and statues of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are everywhere. Ganesha is revered as a remover obstacles and his presence ensure success, wealth and prosperity. He’s certainly done his job at a hotel and sweethouse named after him on Mehar Chand Marg. The owner, Soshiel Vig, and…
Mother nature is smart. When the weather is at its hottest, the mango, the king of fruits comes into season. The streets transform as mangoes of different shapes, sizes and colours flood market stalls. Vendors push carts selling nothing else but glorious mangoes to masses. It’s wonderful. The season is now a few months old. …
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…
Tucking into Delhi’s never ending array street food is a real treat. Many of my most enjoyable moments have been spent at street food and tea stalls. The smell, the taste and the sight of scrumptious street snacks makes me go weak at the knees. Luckily, the Indian diet agrees with me too. Since I’ve…