Delhi Food Tour - A Brunch Walk for scrumptious delight
Welcome to Delhi! The capital of India! And rightfully so, it is also the capital of a wide range of lip-smacking gastronomy. If the streets of Delhi are lined with monuments dating back to centuries then the street food culture that has developed around it is difficult to miss out!
Street vendors across the vibrant alleys of this city offer food taste that is incomparable to food found everywhere across the world. Be it the Dahi Bhalle soaked in sweet yogurt or the sweet crispy Jalebi bathed with sugar syrup, you will get the true gist of Indian food right here in the heart of Delhi.
Well, it is not just the food folks! Enjoy a good old rickshaw ride as you explore the various heritage sites while you grab a bite of paratha in Chandni Chowk or fall in love with the colors and fragrances at the Spice Market. The sole aim of this Delhi food tour is to fill both your heart and your tummy as long as you are in the city.
Chawri Bazaar, Near Chawri Bazaar Metro Station, Chandi Chowk, New Delhi
About this Food Tour
- If you are touring in Delhi, and you roam around admiring bygone Mughal tombs or monuments dating back to the Ashoka-period, wafts of delicious food prepared by food vendors are bound to attract you at all cost!
- As Delhi is the hotspot of cultural and social diversity, it surely also reflects in its wide range of mouth-watering street food. Food joints lining its crowded alleys and streets brim with flavors of Indian cuisines quite capable of making your taste buds go wild! This Delhi Food Walk will take you not only on a delicious ride of Delhi's street food culture but also narrate to you stories of its history, people and communities.
- Start your Delhi Food Tour from the famous Chawri Bazaar. Although it is famous for its wholesome market of copper, brass and paper products, it developed a large community of food vendors offering street food worth dying for. With the Jama Masjid flaunting its beauty in the vicinity, you could discover a wide range of food joints that offer traditional sweets, chaat, golgappas, desserts such as kulfis and much more.
- Ashok Chaat Bhandar and Hira Lal Chaat Corner are the most popular places to savor a wide variety of Chaat! This includes Kulle Chaat that is a crazy assortment of potatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, pineapples, chickpeas, and pomegranate seed that is sprinkled with chaat masala. Most notable would be the creamy Daulat Ki Chaat.
- If Chaat is not enough for you could move further you savor the traditional sweets at the famous Shyam Sweets. A favorite place of late Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Shyam Sweets has continued its sugary legacy with consistent taste and unique variety. They offer barfi, halwa, laddoos and many more confectionaries in more than 15 different flavors. Hordes of people line up outside this small shop to grab a bite of their offerings.
- If your tastebuds are tantalized with too much sweet than proceed further to have some Chhole Bature at Lotan Ke Chhole and Kulche. Taste like never before, this place would be on top of your list should you ever visit Delhi again.
- Being in Delhi and not having a cold sweet bite of Kulfi is a crime in the community of foodies! Kuremal Kulfi Wala in Chawri Bazar offers chunks of frosty bites of flavorful ice cream. One bite and you might lose yourself in its rich milky and sugary blend. There are more notable street food vendors in Chawri Bazar such as Kamal Kachori Wala, Al-Jawahar, Natraj Dahi Bhalla and many more.
- Don’t worry! You are just halfway through your Delhi Food Tour after exploring the food culture of Chawri Bazar. Now hop on a cycle rickshaw and sit back as you explore the streets of Delhi. Check out various chowks, Havelis, old establishments and Mughal monuments.
- Get down near Khari Baoli, popular as Asia's Largest Wholesale Spice Market. You get to move through a wide variety of spices and condiments as each fragrance sparks a unique feeling inside your heart! As you notice the iconic Red Fort overlooking the market, witness traders and shoppers bargaining to get the best deals for these gastronomic gems.
- As you continue further on your rickshaw ride, you stop by at the Sis Ganj Gurudwara discover how food is prepared for more than 30,000 visitors every single day. This food is served in traditional meal times known as Langar. You can witness how food becomes the common ground of faith and humanity here.
- Now that you have seen it all, you might be hungry once again? So stir away towards the old but beautiful Chandni Chowk. A large maze of alleys that dates back to the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, offers countless street food options both vegetarian and nonvegetarian. Your first stop would be the popular Parathe Wali Galli. Grab a plate full of flatbreads filled with vegetables and spices as you savor them with spicy chutney. The best Parathas can be found at Baburam Parathe Wale and Kannaiylal Durga Parshad Dixit Parathe Wala which is famous for its banana chutney.
- This Delhi food tour would be incomplete without mentioning the spicy Kachori! Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala makes Kachoris the best available street food in Delhi. Crisp kachoris dipped in hot spicy aloo curry is all you need to spoil yourself. Want to taste some juicy kebabs? Head to Karim's! This hundred-year-old place would make sure you sideline your veggies for a long time. From Shwarma to Mutton Biryani and Kheema Paratha, it is a paradise for meat lovers. Know that you had your tummy filled with all that food joints of Delhi had to offer, how about making some space for a sweet dish? Your final stop would be the vintage Old Famous Jalebi Wala. What makes this Jalebi different is special sugar syrup is used to dip the crispy fried Jalebis that melt right in your mouth! Food fantasies coming true right here!
This Food Tour Itinerary
- The tour starts at 9.30 am. near the Chawri Bazaar Metro Station.
- 9.45 am to 10.45 am - Explore Chawri Bazaar and try various street food such as Chaat, Kachori, Kulfi, Chhole Bature, etc.
- 10.45 am to 11.45 am - Hope of a Cycle rickshaw and Visit Khar Baoli to have a look around heaps of colorful spices, condiments, herbs, etc.
- Later, proceed to Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara and see food being prepared for more than 30,000 visitors arriving at this Sikh temple.
- 11.45 am to 12.30 pm - Move around Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw ride. Relish street delicacies with food joints in Chandni Chowk. Have parathas, jalebis, Dahi bhalle, kebabs and much more.
- End of tour near Chandni Chowk railway station.
Duration of tour
This tour will take approximately 3.5 hours
What does this tour include?
- Bottled water
- Food tasting
- Snacks, drinks, and meals
- Rickshaw rides
- Tour guide
What are the tour exclusions?
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Personal expenses
Things to note
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- A maximum of 12 people per booking
- Please provide prior knowledge of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable shoes
Cancellation policy of Tour
- If you cancel the tour before 3 days of the tour start date, a full refund will be given.
- If you cancel within 1-3 days of the tour start date, there is a 30% cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 1 day of the tour start, full cancellation charges would be applied.