Street Food Stalls in Chandni Chowk to reminisce Old Delhi

Old Delhi including Chandni Chowk is known for its heritage of monuments and eating joints that have been here for years. It is the place to head to if you want to know and see the Real Delhi. And Chandni Chowk is the place you must visit to have real street food of Delhi.

Rajesh ke Chole Kulche

For the past 33 years, Rajesh has been making Chole Kulche and selling them at various places in Delhi. His spot outside Chandni Chowk Metro is the 4th one. In a plate of chole kulche which will come for Rs. 20, you will get 2 kulche, chole ki sabzi, a chile, onion and tomato served in a leaf plate.

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kulche, chole ki sabzi

Recommendation- Chole Kulche
Timings- 12pm to 5pm
Landmark- Near Hanuman Mandir, Outside Chandni Chowk Metro West

Nathu Ram Kachori Wala

Nathu Ram starts his day right early in the morning at his stall and ends the day at the stall itself. He lives nearby and can make something for you to eat even at 2 am at night if he is awake and at the stall. Buy any of his delicious items like khasta kachori, bread patties or samosa for Rs. 15 each. You can also have something sweet like two pieces of gulab jamun for Rs. 10.

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Khasta Kachori

Recommendation-Khasta Kachori
Timings- 6am to 12pm
Landmark- Near Hanuman Mandir, Outside Chandni Chowk Metro West

Anish’s Cheela

Cheela is a dish made of besan and mixed with various ingredients like onion, tomato and paneer if one wishes to. Anish’s cheela has masala aloo too added to it. You will get two cheela for a price of Rs. 40 which you can eat it either as a roll or put into a bread as a sandwich.

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Cheela Roll and Cheela Sandwich

Recommendation- Cheela Roll
Timings- 12pm to 10pm
Landmark- Near Hanuman Mandir, Outside Chandni Chowk Metro West

Jalebi and Rabdi

This stall has been here for the past 110 years. Mr. Roop Chand, the current owner has been selling jalebi and rabdi for 30 years now. Ask anybody in Chandni Chowk from where to buy some good jalebi, and they will tell you to head to SP’s. You will get some amazing 100 gm of jalebi for Rs. 40 and equally tasty rabdi for the same amount.

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Jalebi

Recommendation- Jalebi
Timings- 9am to 9pm
Landmark- Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk

Shri Shyam Kanji Corner

Dahi Bhalle is a popular dish in Delhi which is many times prepared at home as well. But people coming to Dinesh Kumar’s stall swear that they can never make dahi bhalle like him at home. Buy a plate of dahi bhalle for Rs. 40 and you will know that his taste is unbeatable.

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Dahi Bhalle

Recommendation- Dahi Bhalle
Timings- 1pm to 8pm
Landmark- Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk

Hathras ki mashoor thandi Rabdi

What’s better than a ‘thandi rabdi’ to beat the heat? Slurp some sweet rabdi or rabdi falooda here. This thandi rabdi would cost you just Rs. 30 and if you want some extra rabdi with some extra rooh afza flavour and dry fruits, then try rabdi falooda which cost you Rs. 50 which is totally worth the price.

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Rabdi topped with dry fruits

Recommendation- Falooda Rabdi
Timings- 11am to 10pm
Landmark- Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk

Bhishan Swaroop Chat Bhandar

Just a look at the preparation of aloo chaat at this stall and you will feel like having it right away. A plate of aloo chaat here will come for Rs. 30 and it has all the ingredients and masala that will probably make you want to buy another plate of aloo chaat just like a few customers here often do.

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Preparation of Aloo Chaat

Recommendation-Aloo Chaat
Timings- 11am to 9pm
Landmark- Near Bank of India, Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk

Babu Ram Parathe Wale

Though there are many shops in ‘Parathe wali gali’ in Chandni Chowk but there is something about Babu Ram Parathe wale’s parathas that tell you why it is so difficult to get a seat here. Parathas are favourite street food of Delhiites and they don’t mind eating a plate of paratha even at 11 at night. For probably more than a 100 years, this shop has been here. You can order a plate of mix paratha which is quite delicious for Rs. 80.

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A plate of aloo paratha with sabzi, chutney and onion

Recommendation- Mix Vegetable Paratha
Timings- 8am to 11pm
Landmark- Parathe Wale Gali, Near Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk

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Street Food stalls in and around Crawford Market

Shopping at Crawford Market can get tiring. Worse, if you are shopping during afternoon – you may need some good food and drinks to re-energise. Here are eight street food stalls in and around Crawford Market that you can rely on.

Apsara Slice Corner

If you are a sandwich person, just head over to Apsara slice corner at Abdul Rehman Street in Crawford Market. The most popular sandwich here is veg double cheese grill, available at Rs 45. You may like to try a plain cheese pizza as well.

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Specials: Veg double cheese grill
Timing:10 am to 8pm
Landmark: Abdul Rehman Street, opposite Canara Bank, Crawford market

Jaljeera drink stall

Refresh yourself with various flavoured drinks made by Aamir Khan. And the one that he makes best is jaljeera with pudhina (mint) and lemon. If you like it simple, get a lemon soda. While Aamir has been managing the stall for the past 10 years, his father worked at this stall for 20 years.

jaljira

Specials: Jaljeera
Timing: 8 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Abdul Rehman Street, Crawford Market

 A1 Pani Puri Centre

Have your lunch at A1 Pani Puri centre with their special Chole Patties at just Rs 60. Team it up with pani puri for Rs 35, or dahi vada for Rs 60. Dahi puri at Rs 60 is also an option – it is cool and filling.

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Specials: Chole Patties
Timing: 9 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Mangaldas Market Chole Bhature

A filling lunch that is light on your wallet? Head over to Chole Bhature stall in Mangaldas Market at the end of Sheikh Memon Street. You get two bhature, chole ki sabzi, pickle, onion, and chilly for Rs 25. For 12 years, this stall has flourished with selling just chole bhature.

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Specials: Chole Bhature
Timing: 11 am to 8 pm
Landmark: Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Market, Crawford Market

Rajasthani Masala Khichiya Papad Centre

Right next to Chole Bhature Centre, you can have Masala Khichiya (Papad) for Rs 30, topped with sev, fried chana dal, chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, kachcha aam (raw mango), coriander, and ghee.

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Specials: Masala Khichiya Papad
Timing: 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Krishnamurti Chaas and Lassi Centre

Feeling hot and sweaty? Cool your body and mind with soothing drinks at Krishnamurti Chaas and Lassi Centre. A glass of chaas with ingredients like ginger, coriander, and chaas masala, will refresh you. You can have a glass for Rs 10. Apart from this, you get a lassi for Rs 15, or a kesar lassi for Rs 30.

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Specials- Masala Chaas
Timing: 8.30 am to 7 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Road Crawford Market

Dawa Bazar juice Centre

At this juice centre, you can get every kind of seasonal juice. One can spot many people drinking Mausambi juice at this stall which is the most sold item. Other than that, there is carrot, watermelon, pineapple – with amla and mint added.

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Specials: Mausambi juice
Timing: 9 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Pav Bhaji and Pulav Centre

This place sells one of the best pav bhaji and pulav in the city. It is a different experience and combination to eat pulav and pav bhaji together – available at just Rs 55. They also offer masala pav, veg pulav, and pav bhaji separately, along with complimentary papad, onion, and lemon.

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Specials: Pav Bhaji Pulav
Timing: 10 am to 7 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Road, Crawford Market

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A Chat about Bandra’s best Chaats

Mumbaikars take their food seriously and street food is their religion. With its fair share of fancy eateries, the chaat in Bandra is equally irresistible.

Our top picks for Chaat in Bandra West

Elco

Bandra’s street food is synonymous with Elco. One of the most popular eateries in Mumbai, Elco has adapted to the changing food trends over the years, with more and more people looking for hygienic places to eat.

elco

Recommendation: Pani Puri, Sev Puri
Timing: 4pm-12pm
Landmark: Hill Road, Near Marks and Spencers, Bandra West.

Amrut Sagar Fast Food

What more do you want from a place that not only offers a wide variety of chaats but also guarantees hygiene! A unique chaat item that Amrut Sagar offers is a Tokri Chaat, among the other specialties like Dahi Puri, Bhel, etc.

amrut

Recommendation: Pani Puri, Sev Puri
Timing: 3.30 PM onwards
Landmark: Hill Road, Near Elco, Bandra West

Chaat Waala Near Ram Mandir

Chaat Waala Near Ram Mandir: One of the hidden gems in Bandra, it is easy on the pocket and heavy on flavours.

ram mandir

Recommendation: Ragda Puri and Dahi Puri
Timing: 3.00 PM onwards
Landmark: Near Ram Mandir, Bandra West

Mohan Chaat Waala

Mohan Chaat Waala: This stall in the unassuming by-lanes of Bandra, will draw you with the aroma of the Pani Puri and the chutney.

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Recommendation: Sev Puri and Paani Puri
Timing: 3.00 PM onwards
Landmark: Near Kalpana Medical Store, Bandra West

Hill road Chaat Counter

If you have an iron-lined stomach and care more about the taste and not ambience, pay a visit to this chaat counter. It is a tiny stall, stacked with dry snacks like sevs, bhels, chana, etc. and will not disappoint in terms of taste.

hill road chaat

Recommendation: Sev Puri
Timing: 4.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Landmark: Near Mount Carmel Church, Hill Road, Bandra West

Hari Om Pani Puri Stall

This stall defines fast food and quick service. Do not go by the size of the stall because they maintain pretty good hygine by keeping the surrounding area clean and serving in good and clean plates.

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Recommendation: Sev Puri and Ragda Puri
Timing: 3.00 PM to 10 PM
Landmark: Opposite Khar Telephone Exchange, Khar West

Raju Chaat Wala

The theeka chutney at this stall is bang on in terms of flavours and is the perfect option to go for, when shopping around Linking Road.

raju chaat

Recommendation: Sev Puri and Ragda Puri
Timing: 5.00 PM onwards
Landmark: Outside ‘Hangout,’ KFC Lane, Linking Road, Bandra West

Gupta Chaat

This is the most famous chaat waala in Bandra east. This chaat stall has been at this spot for years

hari om

Recommendation:  Sevpuri and Bhel
Timing: 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM
Landmark: Between Kalanagar and Gandhinagar, Bandra East

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Khau Galli – Vile Parle

Gopal Krishna Bhel Puri Wala

Gopal Krishna Bhel Puri Wala in the iconic Vile Parle Station Khau Galli has been one of the forerunners in the Mumbai Street Chaat scene. The Ragda Patties here is one of their best sellers. We tried their Sookha Bhel, which makes for a perfect snack during the evening hours. They start off at early noon and are open till 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

 

Recommendation: Ragda Patties
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Vile Parle Station Khau Galli

Sharma Chaat Bhandaar

Sharma Chaat Bhandaar, in Vile Parle (West) Market, right outside stores called Fashion Fever Forever (F3), the Fashion Hub, offers among the best options for Pani Puris! Imagine how good their Ragda Puris must be, if three in five customers go for them!

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Recommendation: Paani Puris
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Vile Parle West Market

Chaat Centre

If you walk along the Khau Galli heading onto Bajaj Road, a little away from the Station, you have an old Chaat Centre near the Vishwakarma Baug Hall that opens only in the evenings. The Sev Puri and Bhel Puri here an absolute must have.

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Recommendation: Bhel Puri
Timings: 5pm-11pm
Landmark: Near Vishwakarma Baug Hall, Vile Parle West

Chaat Centre

A little farther from Bajaj Road in Vile Parle is a Chaat vendor near the East – West flyover at Dadabhai Road has incredible Pani Puris. Overflowing with the spicy, tasty paani, you pop it into your mouth the explosion of flavors is divine.

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Recommendation: Paani Puris
Landmark: Near East – West Flyover at Dadabhai Road

Sagar Fast Food Stall

When the shoppers in Irla are about drop after they’ve shopped, they come over to Sai Sagar Fast Food Stall. Pani Puris are must be tried for the perfect size of their Puris. Although the Ragda Patties or Samosa Chaat are recommended. Apart from Chaats, this place also serves Dosas, Sandwiches, Pizzas and Pav Bhaji.

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Recommendation: Ragda Patties or Samosa Chaat
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Irla Market, next to Oscar Alfa

Khasiyat

At the edge of the Vile Parle Market is the famous eatery – Khasiyat that serves amazing Parathas dripping with Ghee. Right outside the restaurant premises Chaat is served. The Bhel Puri here is the most popular. This place serves amazing Jain versions of the Chaat as well.

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Recommendation: Bhel Puri
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Vile Parle West Market

Ishwarlal Park Chaats

Try the Chaats at the stall outside Ishwarlal Park. The Sev Puri defines chatakdaar and some Sookha Bhel after guarantees a perfect match.

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Recommendation: Sev Puri
Timings: Early evening to 10 PM
Landmark: Ishwarlal Park, Vile Parle West

Chit Chat – The Mini Food Court

Right next to the Parle Book Depot in Vile Parle East is Chit Chat – The Mini Food Court that dishes out quick and mouthwatering Chaat. It caters to the students that frequent this place. The Sev Puri is their hottest selling item.

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Recommendation: Sev Puri
Timings: 8 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Near Parle Book Depot, Vile Parle East

 

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DAVA BAZAAR, KALBADEVI

Dava Bazaar in South Mumbai is famous for medical and scientific instruments. But it should also be famous for its street food. Ranging from Pizzas to Chole Bhature to Kachoris, the options are endless!

Prahlad Patties Centre

This patties centre has been selling Aloo Patties, Sabudana Vada, Puri Bhaji, Aloo Vada, etc. for over 42 years!

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Recommendation: Aloo Patties at Rs.36

Kutch ki Mashoor Dabeli Centre

Do not miss the opportunity of having a Pizza on the streets of Mumbai. Tomato, onion, capsicum, sauce and cheese – these words are music to a Pizza lover. As the name suggests, they also serve Dabelis and Dabeli Bhel.

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Recommendations: Veg Cheese Pizza at Rs. 40

Chole Bhature

This unnamed stall is set up by 12:30 pm, everyday and serves Bhatura and Chole for an unbelievable price. You may have to wait in case you get here before 12.30 pm.

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Recommendation: Chole Bhature at Rs. 20

Shekhar’s Dahi Vade

Enticement has an all-new meaning when you see the soft Dahi Vada and silky white curds arranged in the shape of a mountain. This stall also sells chaat but a plate of Dahi Vada is what one should go for.

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Recommendation: Dahi Vada at Rs. 40

 

Uday’s Chaat Stall

To get over your chaat cravings, head to Uday’s Chaat Stall to try Samosa Chaat, Kachori Chaat and all the other kinds of chaats that you fancy. Get a generous serving at pocket-friendly prices.

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Recommendation: Kachori Chaat at Rs. 25

 

Rajasthan ka Prasidh Masala Khichiya Papad Centre

This stall sells crispy khichiyas, several types of papads and papad bhel. What else does one need? Extremely easy your pocket and an amazing snack!

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Recommendation: Masala Khichiya at Rs. 30

Nimboo Pani

What better than Nimboo Paani, Nimbu Soda and other flavored sodas to accompany your lunch or snacks!

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Recommendation: Nimbu Soda at Rs.25

 

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