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
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.
Since the middle of the 19th century Kanwar ji has been keeping Chandni Chowk sweet, and doing a particularly fine line in gulab jamun.
Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Shyam sweethouse is a much loved Old Delhi institution that’s made into onto many of the walled city’s famous food walks.
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.
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.