Gastronomic Delights: Five Must-Visit Culinary Hotspots In Delhi

Savour the essence of Delhi's culinary scene with these five must-visit eateries, each offering a diverse taste of the city
There are several places in Delhi beyond Chandni Chowk known for their mouthwatering food
There are several places in Delhi beyond Chandni Chowk known for their mouthwatering foodMahesh M J / Shutterstock

From bustling street markets to upscale eateries, Delhi beckons food enthusiasts with its diverse culinary landscape. Must-visit food spots in Delhi include iconic street food hubs, such as CR Park, and trendy neighbourhoods like Hauz Khas Village, known for its chic cafes and international cuisines. Whether savouring traditional North Indian delicacies or indulging in global fusion fare, Delhi promises a gastronomic adventure that celebrates the city's rich cultural heritage and culinary prowess. Here are the top five culinary joints you must not miss this summer:

Majnu Ka Tilla

Majnu ka Tilla is a Tibetan colony serving as a hub for food lovers seeking authentic Tibetan cuisine. The narrow lanes of this neighbourhood are lined with quaint eateries and momo stalls, offering a delectable array of Tibetan delicacies. Every bite here is a culinary revelation, from piping hot bowls of thukpa (noodle soup) to succulent momos (dumplings) served with fiery red chutney. Take advantage of trying the buttery 'Tingmo' (Tibetan steamed bread) paired with hearty stews for a soul-satisfying meal that transports you to the heart of Tibet.

Getting There: To reach Majnu ka Tilla, take the Delhi Metro's Yellow Line and disembark at Vidhan Sabha Metro Station. Subsequently, hire an auto-rickshaw, a 7-10 minute ride from the market.

Chittaranjan Park (CR Park)

Located in South Delhi, Chittaranjan Park, also known as CR Park, is renowned for its Bengali culinary expertise. Dive into the alleys of CR Park to discover hidden eateries and sweet shops offering authentic Bengali flavours. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes like luchi-alur dom (deep-fried bread with potato curry), fish fry, and Kolkata-style biryani, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Bengal. Save room for desserts, as CR Park is famous for its irresistible sweets like sandesh, rasgulla, and mishti doi.

Getting There: Take the Delhi Metro's Violet Line and get down at Nehru Enclave or Kalkaji Mandir Metro stations. From there, CR Park is a short auto-rickshaw away.

INA Market
INA MarketPradeepGaurs / Shutterstock

Hauz Khas Market

Hauz Khas boasts a vibrant food market that caters to diverse palates. From chic cafes serving coffees and pastries to upscale restaurants offering international cuisines, visitors can indulge in a gastronomic adventure. Moreover, street food stalls offer savoury delights like Kathi rolls, chaats, and momos, satisfying cravings with their burst of flavours. With its charming ambience and diverse food options, the Hauz Khas market is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts in Delhi.

Getting There: Take the Yellow Line to reach Hauz Khas. The market is a short walk or a rickshaw ride away from there.

Jama Masjid Area

While Old Delhi's Jama Masjid is renowned for its architectural splendour, the surrounding area is a hidden gem for food connoisseurs seeking authentic Mughlai flavours. Venture into the labyrinthine lanes near Jama Masjid to discover hidden eateries and hole-in-the-wall joints serving culinary delights that have stood the test of time. From fragrant biryanis and succulent kebabs to rich Mughlai curries and flaky parathas, every dish here is a testament to Delhi's rich culinary heritage. Don't forget to sample the iconic nihari and seekh kebabs, which are bound to tantalise your taste buds with their rich flavours and aromatic spices.

Getting There: Take the Violet Line and alight at the Jama Masjid station near Chandni Chowk. Walking from nearby areas is also convenient.

Khari Baoli market
Khari Baoli marketNicolo' Zangirolami / Shutterstock

Khari Baoli

Known as Asia's largest spice market, Khari Baoli is a bustling market in Old Delhi. While the market is renowned for its aromatic spices, it offers food enthusiasts a hidden culinary treasure trove. Explore the narrow alleys surrounding Khari Baoli to discover hidden eateries and sweet shops serving traditional Indian snacks and sweets. Indulge in crispy samosas, fluffy jalebis, and syrupy gulab jamuns, each offering a burst of authentic flavours that will leave a lasting impression.

Getting There: The nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk on the Yellow Line. From there, it's a short walk to Khari Baoli.

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