The street food concept in Delhi is very old, but it still knows the pulse of the foodies and their taste. While there is no dearth of 3 and 5-star restaurants in the capital city, spotting the best of world’s luxury cars outside street food stalls in Delhi is a common sight. So what makes the street food of Delhi so ‘forever loved’?
Eating street food in Delhi is primarily about the taste and the feel of eating at the vibrant, crowded place, ditching the fork and spoons and enjoying something special.
Whether it is the ‘paranthe waali gali’ in Chandni chowk or the famous ‘Natraj Dhai Bhalle waale’; no high-end restaurant can get you the taste and feel of these places. There are places in new and old Delhi that are more famous for their food than their product range. Nehru place, for example, is the largest peripherals market in India, but the place is full of food lovers enjoying snacks, spicy fast food and the taste of Indian Chinese from local vendors. Many especially come to the Nehru place area for the food treat only.
The street food of Delhi has a distinctive style of its own. If you have had regular paani puris in other parts of India before, in Delhi you’ll be introduced to its own version of ‘Sooji ki puris’. Your concept of Dahi vada will completely melt away after you try the distinct Dahi bhalle of Delhi.
An Infographic by imonholidays.com.