If your world revolves around food, and you like to spend time exploring different cuisines and eateries, then Delhi is one of the best places in the world to try out your taste buds.

The capital of India ‘Delhi’ is primarily known for its monuments, markets, shopping places and street food. It offers a variety of delicacies to its guests from different Indian cuisines, Chinese, European, Continental and so on. The list is huge.

“So visiting Delhi and not exploring its delicacies is a big no.”

And today, we will be discussing Old Delhi or also known as Chandni Chowk, which is a hub for food lovers.

Note: Chandni Chowk is basically a part of Old Delhi and located just near to Jama Masjid, which is the largest Mosque in India.
To know more about Jama Masjid, you may also read this article from Shivani: 
Visit the largest mosque in India – Jama Masjid

So let’s dig in and see what you will get from this article:

  • A list of top Old Delhi street food joints
  • Best places to eat in Chandni Chowk
  • A list of best non veg food in Chandni Chowk

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So let’s not waste time and start my list of best places to eat in old Delhi:

List Of Old Delhi Street Food Joints Famous For Their Snacks

Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala


Started serving in the year 1940, even before the independence… Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala is still one of the famous joints in Delhi to taste Dahi Bhalla and Alloo Tikki. Dahi Bhalla is basically an Indian chaat, prepared by Vadas and yogurt. Both these Indian delicacies are worth a taste.

Location: 1396, Main Road Near Central Bank, Opposite: Paranthe Wali Gali, Kucha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk
Contact No: 098112 08811
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Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar

This chat bhandar is famous for its chaats and samosas. My favorite is “Gobhi Mattar Samosa”. You may try this one too…
Location: Opposite to Mc Donalds (Chandni Chowk)
Contact No:
011 2328 2806 

Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala

We all have an idea how famous Old Delhi is for its street delicacies. And one such Old Delhi street food joint is Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala. This shop serves one of the best ‘Khasta Kachoris’ or crisp kachoris in towns. This dish or Kachoris are served with a green paste (chilly, coriander and mint), onions and aloo sabji. The kachori tastes divine.
Location: Jogiwari, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk
No: 098916 98995

Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale

In my list of best Old Delhi street food joints, the next shop you may go is Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale

If you like sweets and don’t care about calories than ‘this is one of the best places to eat in old Delhi. It is one of the famous eating joints and one of the best places to eat in Chandni Chowk. Open throughout the day, their lip-smacking Kulfi is not to be missed if you are in Old Delhi.
Location: Shop No. 526 Chawri Bazar, Sitaram Bazar Road, Kucha Pati Ram, Old Delhi
Location: 098105 40106

Ashok Chaat Bhandar

We as Indian’s love chaats with different flavors. And among all the available chaats, ‘Papri Chaat’ can be termed as the King of chaat. Papri chaat is a mixture of Papri (crispy-fried round wafers) and boiled potato, chickpeas, a little bit of yogurt, chaat masala, coriander paste, tamarind and pomegranate seeds.

And if you want to savor the best Papri chaat, then the best places to eat this is in old Delhi. And Ashok Chat Bhandar is the name to go for. A perfect mix of tangy, spicy, sweet, and crunchy at the same time. This dish is a blend of all flavors you have tasted in your life.
Location: Shop No.3611, Chowk Chawri Bazar Metro Station, Hauz Qazi, Chandni Chowk
Contact No: 098917 64351


Founded in 1790, It is one of the most popular and one of the oldest sweet shops in Old Delhi. From emperors to ministers, Ghantewala is a renowned name in this area. This sweet shop serves some amazing delicacies and some of them are Motichoor key ladoo, Sohan Halwa, Pista samosa, Karachi Halwa along with Badaam barfi and Kalakand.
After a lavish dinner, it is the perfect place to dip yourself in some mouth-watering sweets.
Location: Maliwara Tiraha Bazar, Katra Shah N Shah, Chandni Chowk
Contact No: 097175 06705

Haji Tea Point

In our list of best eating places in Chandni Chowk, Haji Tea point grabs a special spot. This best time to visit this place is either during the morning or in evening.
As for breakfast, this tea shop serves kick-ass Poori subzi, Sooji ka halwa, and omelet-toast and in evenings, you may have their famous ‘Shahi Tukda’ as a dessert. Oh yes…. their special tea is must have.
Location: Jama Masjid Road, Matia Mahal
Contact No: 099990 31242

Amritsari Lassi Wala

If you hate summer then a refreshing ‘Lassi’ is the best solution to cool you instantly. This creamy and refreshing Yogurt based drink is just out of the world. This shop is one of the oldest shops and there is a reason for it. Try it and you will surely know the answer.
Location:  295, Fatehpuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk
Contact No: 098100 55621

Kallan Sweets

Being an Indian, I love sweets and if we speak about the best places to eat in old Delhi, Kallan Sweets is one of my personal favorite and one of my best places to eat in old Delhi

Started in 1939, this sweet shop is famous for its Paneer jalebi, Khoya Samosa, and Keema Samosa. I have visited this place a number of times and one of my personal favorites is Panner ke Pakodey.
Location: Shop no. 4-5, Jama Masjid, Gate no. 1, Matia Mahal
Contact No: 09811417432

So here was the list of best Old Delhi street food joints famous for their lip-smacking snacks.
After these lip-smacking snacks let’s go for some main-course 😛
Suggested read: Your Delhi Shopping Guide: Which Market Is Closed On Which Day?

Best Places To Eat In Old Delhi For A Full-Fledged Dinner

Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk is famous place among locals for street food and various nonveg delicacies. Delhiites visit this place for its mouth-watering delicacies that it has to offer. From chicken, mutton, and beef it serves everything. So let’s see which are the best non veg food in Chandni Chowk which you can visit:

Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba

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CHICKEN with mutton keema curry Where : ASHOK & ASHOK MEAT Cost Rs. 520 for half chicken with unlimited kadak roti Running since 1984, ASHOK & ASHOK MEAT is a legendary eatery that is popular for it's meat & chicken preparation in pure Desi ghee with mutton keema. Chicken is served on all days while meat is prepared only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Ordered half chicken, four pieces of chicken served in a plate was prepared in a keema curry with a lot of desi ghee. Perfectly cooked dark brown coloured keema gravy was robust, rustic and had brilliant balance of spices. Having this faint hearted delicacy was an experience ! Must must visit for every carnivore but keep in mind, the extra dose of ghee. 😉 #meat #chicken #yummyinmytummy #streetfood #indianfood #DelhiFoodies #sodelhi #lbbdelhi #delhifoodwalks #delhidiaries #delhigram #delhifoodguide #dfordelhi #delhifoodie #vscofood

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This place is known for its Indian lamb and chicken curries which are cooked in desi ghee. They have a limited menu and only serves Chicken & Mutton Biriyani, Desi ghee meat, and Chapattis. But all these items taste truly flavourful and delicious. So if you are looking for the best non veg food in Chandni Chowk then this place is a must visit for you
Note: They serve mutton only on Wednesdays and Saturdays and that too between 1-3pm, so plan accordingly
Location: 5826/42, Deshraj Bhatia Marg, Basti Harphool Singh, Aram Bagh, Sadar Bazaar
Contact No: 092108 39917

Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale

If you love beef and haven’t tasted Nihari then you have no idea how amazing this dish is.

And Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale has been known for selling one of the tastiest and flavourful Nihari in this region. Their serve one of the most tender, juicy and delicious Nihari in the streets of Purani Delhi / Old Delhi. So in terms of best Old Delhi street food joints, Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale is the place to go for to taste the best Nihari in Old Delhi.
Location: 722, Haveli Azam Khan, Jama Masjid, Matia Mahal, Chandni Chowk
Contact No: 098101 35786

Ustad Moinudin Kebabs / Sangam Biriyani

One of the few places in Chandni Chowk serving Beef Kebabs. This place serves one of the perfectly spiced and cooked kebabs. Served with chutney, lemon and onions these kebabs tastes amazing.
Location: Lal Kuan, Gali Qasimjan, Chawri Bazar
Contact No: 09891197023

 Al Jawahar

“Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor.”

And when you venture in the ‘Matia Mahal’ street just opposite to Jama Masjid Gate No. 1, you will see a number of street vendors with their tandoors selling different kinds of dishes and delicacies. So for all your meat craving, this is the street to go for. And among all these shops Al Jawahar, is one of my best places to eat in Chandni Chowk. Their chicken and mutton delicacies are out of the world. My personal favorites are Gurda Kaleji, Mutton Biryani and Chicken Changazi, Mutton Stew and Korma.
Location: 8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Opposite Gate No.1
Contact No: 011 2327 5987

So there was it:

  • A list of top Old Delhi street food joints
  • Best places to eat in Chandni Chowk
  • A list of best non veg food in Chandni Chowk

Apart from these, there are some other small stuff which you may try:

Watermelon Shake / Pyaar Mohabbat Mazaa

A famous name in the streets of Old Delhi is Nawab Qureshi, who originally sells a drink named ‘Pyaar Mohabbat Mazaa.’ Primarily a watermelon shake mixed with Rooh Afza and milk. Do give it a try.
Location: Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Opposite Gate No.1

Gud Ka Sharbat

Just like Watermelon shake, Gud Ka Sharbat at Pahadi Imli is one of the refreshing you can have during Delhi summers.
Location: Corner of Pahadi Imli, Chitli Qabar, Bazar Matia Mahal

So finally my list of “Best Old Delhi Street Food Joints Which You Must Try When In Delhi”
All these places are quite famous and you can even ask the locals about the route and most of them have a good idea about these shops.
Chandni Chowk is one of the famous places in Delhi to have nonveg food and snacks. So do visit these places if you are in Delhi. The aroma and the taste you will get is out of the world.

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