New Delhi: The national capital is not only famous for its rich history and culture but is also a gastronomic paradise. Offering something for every foodie, Delhi is home to a myriad of eating points, ranging from up-scale fine dining restaurants to local eateries that are sure to suffice your palate inexpensively. Here is a list of some of the best food joints that will tickle your taste buds making you fall in love with them.
Khan Chacha: This is undoubtedly one of the most sought after places for those who are fond of finger-licking non-vegetarian delights. Located in the vibrant Khan Market, Khan Chacha is famous for its mouthful rolls, succulent kebabs, lip-smacking tikkas and much more. Mutton seekh kebab roll and paneer tikka roll is a must try here. A meal for two here will cost you around Rs 300.
Al-Bake: If you want to taste sumptuous Lebanese Shawarma, Al-Bake is surely the name to count upon. Situated in New Friends Colony Market, it certainly offers the best shawarmas in the Delhi NCR region. It is also known for its scrumptious momos, adraki chaap, tangri kebab and Nizami malai kofta. A delicious meal will set you back by 300 bucks here.
Karim’s: Located in the narrow streets of Old Delhi, Karim’s is arguably the most famous culinary destination for those who are fond of authentic Mughal food. Established in 1913 by Haji Karimuddin, it has been ranked amongst Asia’s top restaurants by Time magazine. When here for dinner, don’t forget to sample mutton stew, mutton korma and badam pasanda. One thing for sure about Karim’s, you will not find a vacant seat easily. A must go for non-vegetarian lovers. A meal for two will cost around Rs 800.
Al-Jawahar: Although not as famous as Karim’s, Al-Jawahar leaves no stone unturned in offering finger-licking Mughlai delicacies. Situated next to Karim’s near the Jama Masjid, it serves mouth-watering non-vegetarian dishes with tender meat. Don’t forget to try the Nihari and Paya along with Khameeri rotis. A meal for two here can vary from Rs 600 to Rs 800.
Nizam’s Kathi Kabab: In the heart of Connaught Place, Nizam’s Kathi Kabab is famous for its crunchy hot-n-spicy kathi rolls. Offering appetising rolls for more than 30 years now, it also specialises in roasted kebabs, kathi kebabs and biryani. Spending 300 bucks for such delicious food won’t hurt you for sure
Paranthe Wali Gali: Paranthe Wali Gali, as the name suggests, is famous for its extensive range of flavoursome stuffed paranthas. It’s a narrow alley in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi dating back to the 19th century. Here you can tantalise your taste buds with pure vegetarian paranthas that come with unique stuffings like rabdi, banana, khoya and dry fruits. And surprisingly, you can enjoy a meal for two within Rs 200 here.
Pandara Road: Your search for spicy north Indian and Punjabi food comes to an end at Pandara Road. You can easily find a number of casual as well as fine dining restaurants that serve a wide variety of lip-smacking north Indian and Punjabi fares. Most visited restaurants here include Pindi, Punjabi by Nature, Chicken Inn, Gulati Restaurant and Ichiban Restaurant. The cost for a meal for two here may vary from Rs 500 to Rs 2000 depending on the restaurant that you choose.
Dilli Haat: Not just an upgraded traditional market, Dilli Haat is also an ideal eating paradise to taste authentic cuisine from across the country. It has numerous restaurants serving dishes from different states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bengal, Hyderabad, Odisha and many more. The restaurants here are pocket friendly and offer indoor as well as open air dining options.