If you ask a Delhiite what are two things that really stand out for them about the city, it would be the rich history and the mouth-watering food.
If your world revolves around food then you need to leave everything and go on to spend an entire day exploring the hidden treasures that Chandni Chowk has to offer. The streets of old Delhi are a maelstrom of activity, but that doesn't diminish the heart of the place.
In fact the first thing that hits you once notice you are in this part of Delhi is the intoxicating aroma of food that breathes life into the locality. For food lovers around the world, Chandni Chowk is nothing short of food heaven for them.
Here are a couple of places that you must try out if you happen to go to Chandni Chowk and remotely even consider yourself to be a foodie!
1. Natraj Dahi Bhalle
If you love dahi bhalle, then you need to know that up to now, you haven't really had the world's best dahi bhalle. In case you are wondering how can I make such a sweeping statement then I must say that this is because you are yet to eat them at Natraj Dahi Bhalle shop. For those who don't know the shop has been around for over 80 years. So this means they know what they are doing!
2. Babu Ram Paranthe Wala
Chandni Chowk and Paranthe wali gali are synonymous to each other. In case you want to have a scrumptious meal that doesn't burn a hole in pocket then you need to eat here. The parathas are budget-friendly and you can eat to your taste buds content from over a 100 varieties to choose from.
3. Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar
If you are craving to eat authentic chat then Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar is the place to head to. The place is located opposite McDonalds and is very easy to spot. I would suggest that you must try the gobi muttar samosas here.
Ps: You can thank me later.
Amidst all the chaos in Chandni Chowk, Karim's is a hidden gem tucked in the corner. Located in the heart of Old Delhi, the place has a century-old history of serving the best non-vegetarian food in Delhi-NCR. In other words the place is a gastronomic delight for non-vegetarians.
5. Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale
It is said that the place serves the best kulfi in India. In fact it is definitely the most famous desserts joint in Chandni Chowk. You need to try their lick-smacking kulfi's to know exactly what am I talking about here.
6. Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala
The place is a roadside stand near paranthe wali gali. And it will be easy for you to spot this. They serve crisp kachoris with yummy aloo ki subzi that together taste nothing like you have ever had before. The crispy kachoris will leave you wanting for more.
7. Old Famous Jalebi Wala
Located right in the middle of Chandni Chowk it will be easy for you to spot this place. The Jalebis are crispy and extremely irresistible. One bite and the taste of the Jalebis will haunt for many nights to come. A guilty pleasure not only for those with a sweet-tooth!
8. Amritsari Lassi Wala
Beat the heat with this refreshing drink. The creamy and frothy lassis served at Amritsari Lassi Wala is just out of this world. There is reason why its been around for so long. Try it yourself if you have doubts!
9. Haji Tea Point
The place serves kick ass sooji halwa, poori, subzi, and omelette-toast in the morning. And for dessert you can have shahi tukda in the evening. Sigh!! This is a place is famous for its breakfast together with a special tea that you must really have.
10. Kake Di Hatti
The place is known for its kake sized naans. If you want to know what this means then you need to eat here. Over the years the eatery is famous for its lip smacking high-quality food.