Best Street Food in Delhi

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I am a foodie, and there are various roadside food stalls in Delhi I am quite fond of. I feel it’s a sin to deprive you of something that can satisfy your taste buds, so here’s a list of some of the best street food in Delhi. As of now, this list contains some of the best street food points in West Delhi.

Note: Timings, availability, and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Omi ke Chhole Bhature

Sunday Market Road (Lajwanti Garden Road), Near Bhagat Hospital, D-Block, Janakpuri, West Delhi

 Ask me what can I eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and my answer would be “Omi Ke Chhole Bhature.” “Omi” stands for Om Prakash. It’s the name of the shop-owner. “Omi” used to be quite talkative and amusing, and his customers liked his wit and humour (well, most of the times). But he’s not seen in the shop any longer. Now his son looks after the business.

Timings: 11 am – 4 pm

Weekly off: Sunday

Seating arrangement: No

What’s special?

The unique thing about “Omi ke Chhole Bhature” is the negligible amount of spices and oil he uses. The chhole has a kind of simple taste. That’s what I like about it the most.

Munna Bhai District Centre Wale

The road near District centre driving license authority, Janakpuri, West Delhi

 Munna Bhai’s speciality is rice, served with Kadhi, Rajma, and Soybean. You must have eaten these dishes already, but I bet the taste you shall find in Munna Bhai’s recipes would be the first of its kind.

Mix plate: He serves rice along with Rajma, Kadhi-Pakora, and Soybean curry.

Individual plate: You can ask for Rajma-Rice, Kadhi-Pakora-Rice, or Soybean-Rice.

Timings: 10 am – 2 pm

Weekly off: Unknown

Seating arrangement: No

What’s special?

His smile. I’ve never seen him frowning despite customers testing his patience by asking for extra Rajma, Kadhi-Pakora, and Soybean curry quite often. He always serves the customers with a smile.

Special Lassi

Palam railway crossing road, Palam

I used to consider all lassis the same until I tasted this one. My younger brother told me about the shop, and I couldn’t stop myself checking it out. And when I did, I was in for a sweet surprise. The lassi was one of its kind. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be one of the best in West Delhi.

Timings: 11 am – 9 pm

Weekly off: Unknown

Seating arrangement: No

What’s special?

I’ve visited the shop many times, especially in summers, and found the consistency and taste remain the same. The sweetness, the flavour, the texture, everything hits the right note.

Pradeep Naan Wala

The road leading from Dwarka sector 16-B police post to Dwarka sector 14, Near Dwarka sector 14 metro station

I am a Naan lover. You can get an idea of how much I love eating naans by the fact that I make an opinion about any location in Delhi by searching for naan Rehdis in that neighbourhood.

I’ve tasted a lot of naans in West Delhi, but this one is my favourite. Nothing fancy here, though. The Rehdi is just an old, broken wooden structure. He usually prepares two dishes most of the days. And if you’re lucky enough to be there just in time, you may also get to taste the “Masala Chha” (plain lassi) he serves (at an extra cost). The best part is that he prepares “Naan” with unrefined wheat flour unlike most of the other Naanwalas in the vicinity, which uses refined flour (“Maida”)

Timings: 11 am – 2 pm

Weekly off: Unknown

Seating arrangement: Yes, iron benches on the footpath

What’s special?

The simplicity. You won’t even feel you’re eating food at an outside food stall. The taste is ordinary and homely. The unusual thing is the way he speaks. He’s from Punjab and sometimes you can hear him talking in raw Punjabi – it’s like getting transported to Punjab for a while.

Rathore Famous Biryani

Near Vardhman Market, Near Mother Dairy booth no 171, Sector 3, Dwarka

When I say “biryani”, I mean chicken biryani. Just like there’s no such thing as “veg” Dimsum (Momos), there’s no “veg biryani”, so don’t even think that way. I haven’t tried much so I can’t say it’s the best in Delhi, but I feel “Rathore famous biryani” is a delicious chicken biryani you can have at a reasonable price.

Timings: 12 noon – 2 pm, 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Weekly off: Tuesday

Yearly off: Navratras

Seating arrangement: No

What’s special?

The freshness of the chicken. Since he prepares biryani twice a day, there’s 99% possibility that the chicken pieces will be fresh.

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