Chaat Stalls Around Chandni Chowk, Old Deli
Concierge.com's insider take:
Go exploring the crowded bazaars of Chandni Chowk if you want to experience Delhi's vernacular food scene. Any local foodie worth their salt will be waiting in line for one of the dozens of varieties of chaat, or snacks, for sale from a cart or a small shop front. If you are concerned about hygiene, stick to where the crowds are, or try one of these recommendations.
On the Chandni Chowk main street, at number 1396 Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala serves up small plates of deep-fried urad dal; Haldiram's at number 1454 is a tried-and-tested favorite with Delhi-ites. For a plethora of multicolored milk sweets, head to Annapuna Bhander at number 1463, or to the ever-popular Old Famous Jalebiwala on the corner with Dariba Kalan Road for freshly fried jalebis soaked in syrup. For a quick sit-down lunch, try the Gali Paranthe Wali, a small side street near Kinari Bazaar that features a clutch of minuscule restaurants doling out a variety of parathas stuffed with everything from cheese to potatoes, vegetables, and almonds.—Vanessa Able