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Dear Dilliwallas, These Joints in Connaught Place Are Selling The Best Street Food In Town!

Priyambada DubeyPriyambada Dubey  |  May 2, 2019
Dear Dilliwallas, These Joints in Connaught Place Are Selling The Best Street Food In Town!

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Delhi’s Connaught Place may be brimming with luxe boutiques, high-end stores, and chic restaurants and bars, but it is the tiny street food stalls at every corner that draw hundreds of foodies to it every day. From appetizing kachori sabji to tangy panipuris and spicy chole kulche to the comforting rabri jalebi, Central Delhi never disappoints the gastronomes. So if you are a true foodie at heart, ditch the fancy plates and lavish decor for once and hop to the street food joints in this part of the city to gorge on some tempting delicacies.

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15 Best Street Food Places In Connaught Place

Looking for the best street food restaurants in CP? Here are all the places in Connaught Place you must try for a scrumptious dose of street food.

Anil Kachori Wale

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In existence for over 40 years, this small stall near Hanuman Mandir sells lip-smacking samosas and kachoris served with dhania chutney and masala onions. You can either have the whole kachori/samosa or get it crushed and topped with the sabzi and onions. Eat as you may please but one thing that you will unarguably agree on is that this place has the best kachoris in the entire capital!

What To Eat: Kachori sabzi

Where: Near Hanuman Mandir, Baba Kharag Singh Marg

Price: INR 75 for two

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Bhogal Chole Bhature

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Serving delectable food for generations, this takeaway in Janpath can be a little hard to find for novices in the area but it is every bit worth the search. The place can be a little crowded around lunchtime, so we recommend going a little early (before 12 pm). As the name suggests, chole bhature remains the specialty of Bhogal but that’s not all, you can also munch on chole chawal, kulchas, parathas and more at nominal prices. You must definitely try this street food in CP. 

What To Eat: Chole Bhature and matar kulcha

Where: Scindia House, Janpath

Price: INR 100 for two

Odeon Bhel Puri Bhandar

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The man who runs this small stall says that it started 52 years ago by his father who first went to Bombay to learn the recipe of bhelpuri and then to Calcutta to learn how to make jhal muri. The secret recipe of the bhelpuri combined with the khajur and imli chutney makes this place a must-try.

What To Eat: Bhel puri, Sev puri

Where: Outside Odeon Mall, D block

Price: INR 50 for one plate

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Atulyam Jain Chawal Wale

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This one opens at 5:30 in the morning and serves food till 1 at night. What makes them great? They serve all their dishes with delicious chips over them. Also, they use very little oil in their recipes. Another great reason to love them!

What To Eat: Rajma chawal, chole bhature

Where: Connaught Circus, P-block

Price: INR 250 for two

Shukla Paan Palace

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This is not your average paan shop. There’s no end to the different types of paan one can try at this joint. From Ghoondi paan to Banarasi Joda and Chuski paan to fire paan, there’s one to match every taste.

What To Eat: Ghoondi pan, meetha paan with no supari and served chilled.

Where: Next to Naturals Ice Cream, L block

Price: INR 200 for two

Depaul’s

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After an exhausting shopping spree at Janpath, stop at Depaul’s to grab a perfectly blended cold coffee. You can also binge on some momos and grilled sandwiches!

What To Eat: Hazelnut cold coffee, momos

Where: Behind Janpath Market

Price: INR 200 for two

Kulcha Junction

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The capital is flooded with eating joints that sell mouth-watering kulchas but what makes this one special is that they have the crispiest kulchas in town. The special onion and tamarind chutney served alongside these is another reason to love this place. This is one of the best street food in CP.

What To Eat: Masala kulcha

Where: Hanuman road, near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Price: INR 70 for one plate

Bhape Da Hotel

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The fragrance of desi ghee hangs in the air here and the food cooked over charcoal is served steaming hot. Come weekend and you will find it bustling with people. Though the vegetarian menu is no less enticing, they also have some really great non-vegetarian options, you must definitely give this place a try.

What To Eat: Saag meat, Dahi Wala rogan josh

Where: Municipal market, M block

Price: INR 180 for two people

Pappu Chaat Bhandar

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This may look like a roadside chat stall but the pictures here are proof that it is frequented by celebs whenever they are in town. The stall is not just about fresh potatoes tossed in spicy and tangy chutney and masala, you can also get a decent serving of fresh juices and fruit chaat here.

What To Eat: Spicy aloo chat

Where: Near British Council Library, KG Marg, Janpath

Price: INR 150 for two

Lalji’s Stall

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We don’t blame you if you have missed this small stall standing at a corner of CP’s H block even though you regularly indulge in shopping here. Lalji’s stall may get lost among the luxe boutiques and showrooms, but the tantalizing smell of sweet treats will definitely draw you here. The rasgullas, ice-cream, and rabdi sold here instantly melt in your mouth and are extremely affordable too!

What To Eat: Rabdi

Where: Next to Punjab Sindh Bank, H block

Price: INR 10 for one cup of rabdi

Sanjay Agarwal’s Stall

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Got a sweet tooth? Don’t forget to visit this sweet stall near the Barakhamba road metro station specializing in faluda, rabdi, and kulfi for the last forty years. The stall is always crowded, especially for the tangy faluda. Winters come with more surprises. You can see people hogging on moong dal ka halwa when temperatures drop.

What To Eat: Faluda with mango and vanilla ice cream

Where: Outside exit 6, Barakhamba Road Metro

Price:  INR 100 for two

Bengali Sweet House

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The one-stop-shop for all your street food cravings at CP. Don’t go by the name because it’s not just the sweets that this place specializes in. From chole bhature to vegetable noodles and idli sambar to Bhalla papdi, the diverse food menu here aptly caters to all tastes.

What To Eat: Panipuri, aloo Tikki and all kinds of chaat

Where: 30-33, Bengali Market, Mandi House

Price: INR 400 for two

Kaleva

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This sweet shop in Central Delhi’s Gole Market serves over 1000 varieties of sweets like the khoya barfis, pethas, laddus, and also a lip-smacking range of namkeens and Matthis. But that’s not all that they do. Kaleva also sells huge vegetarian thalis and their kulfi served in a hollowed fruit is simply unmissable.

What To Eat: Jalebi with rabri, fruit kulfi

Where: Bangla Sahib Road, Gole Market

Price: INR 350 for two

Daksh Chinese Van

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If you are craving delicious chinjabi food, this Chinese food stall in Connaught Place is where you should head to. From Hakka noodles to chili potatoes, chicken Manchurian to garlic noodles, the chefs here add a Punjabi tadka to all the Chinese dishes.

What To Eat: Chilli potatoes, chicken spring rolls

Where: 21, KG Marg, CP

Price: INR 200 for two

Kulcha King

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If you are a true Dilliwala, your love for a plate full of chole kulche knows no bounds. With a large signboard near the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, you can’t miss this one. The menu is limited- mixed kulcha, masala kulcha, paneer kulcha, and paneer masala kulcha– but the quality does the talking here.

What To Eat: Amritsari kulcha

Where: Shop no. 6, Hanuman Road Market

Price: INR 70 for one plate

Prabhu Chaat Bhandar

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Branded as one of the most popular street food centers in the city, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar has been serving mouth-watering chaats for the last 80 years. The decent portion and the generous fillings make them a hit among the Dilliwallas.

What To Eat: Bharwa golgappas, aloo Tikki chaat

Where: UPSC building, Mansingh Road

Price: INR 120 for two

Jantar Mantar South Indian

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This ever-crowded stall was started by Kesavan Kutty 25 years ago and there was a time when idlis here were sold at prices as low as Rs 2. The crispy vadas and soft idlis with a generous amount of sambhar on top is every south Indian food lover’s delight.

What To Eat: Mysore Masala Dosa, vada sambhar

Where: Near Jantar Mantar bus stand

Price: INR 300 for two

Parashar Foods

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If there is one place in Delhi that can give you a taste of Ghar ka khana, it is this! The piping hot rice topped with steaming rajma, onions, pudina chutney, raita, and papad, knows how to instantly lift your mood. Other items on the menu include a naan thalishahi paneer chawal, chole chawal, and soya chaap chawal.

What To Eat: Rajma Chawal, Naan thali

Where: Shankar Market, Connaught Circus

Price: INR 150 for two

The next time you are in Connaught Place, don’t forget to stop by one of these stalls and give your taste buds a treat. After all, these budget eating joints are what make Delhi the street food capital of India.

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