10 Best Dhabas in Delhi to Try the Fabulous Desi Cuisine

Delhi is the capital city of India and is one of the most massive metropolises of the country. From time immemorial, many travellers have covered miles to come and practice trade here. These travellers came from Mesopotamia, Persia, Qandahar and many faraway places. To feed these tired travellers, the locals set food stalls catering their hunger with scrumptious local dishes and make money out of it. These food stalls came to be known as the Dhabas. The ‘young and hip’ are attracted by these roadside dhabas now and have an urge to explore more of Dhaba-Style eating and catering in and around Delhi. 

So here is the list of some extremely jazzing dhabas in Delhi that will make your ‘roadside dining’ experience more memorable

1. Rajinder Da Dhaba

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This casual dining iconic Dhaba in South Delhi has been the hub of delicious North Indian dishes for decades now. From its melt in the mouth chicken to its butter naan, the dhaba serves the best of tandoor delicacies. An easy-going, quick-serve dhaba like this, is a boon for the office goers, foodies and the locals. This place is like a paradise for non-vegetarians and they can enjoy their meal under the starry skies. Anyway, you can even choose to sit inside. 
Location: AB-14, DDA Market, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
Price for two: INR 650 approx

2. Ajit Khalsa Dhaba

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A very ordinary-looking Dhaba serves eccentric North Indian dishes which will surely steal your heart. The Dhaba specializes in non-veg and is wheelchair seating friendly. They serve true value for money food with a loud ambience to kick that Punjabi vibe in. It has been in the business for forty years now and still tops the list of the most famous dhabas in Delhi.
Location: 619, 10, Main Chhatarpur Road, Opp Tivoli Garden, Block A1, Chhatarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110074
Price for two: INR 700 approx

3. Kake Di Hatti

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This Dhaba is a purely vegetarian one. They serve the best North Indian vegetarian dishes. The lip-smacking shahi paneer and other dishes to refreshing beverages get a good company with their screening the live matches. This is the perfect place for vegetarians who want to have some fun time with their friends and family. 
Location: KC 3A Ground floor, Chaudhary Gulab Singh Marg, Phase 1, Ashok Vihar, Delhi
Price for two: INR 500 approx

4. Vardhaan Dhaba

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Vardhaan Dhaba is deemed to be the best vegetarian food outlet in Hari Nagar. The food is truly value for money and will not disappoint you. With fairly basic seating arrangement, the place will definitely blow your mind away with its mouth-watering Malai chap, Dal Makhani and stupendous North India food. You can order Vardhamaan special combos and thalis containing a wide range of tandoori rotis. 
Location: Ca19A, DDA Flats, Hari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110064
Price for two: INR 400 approx

5. Punjabi Vaishno Dhaba

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Every North Indian knows about the very popular chain of Vaishno Dhabas and their North Indian vegetarian delish. This dhaba not only excels in taste but the presentation has also got high praises from the customers. This place gets you tasty desi treats at an affordable price, that too in satisfying portions. This can be your go-to place to celebrate small occasions.
Location: E-16/289, Pradeep Bhatia Marg, Pocket 16, Sector 8, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
Price for two: INR 400 approx

6. Prem Dhaba

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This quick-serve Dhaba specializes in veg and non-veg North Indian food. You can relish over buttery Dal Makhani, numerous paneer dishes and chicken and mutton curry dishes or chaps. The interiors are basic with all indoor seating and fairly clean space. The Dhaba is quite famous among the locals and otherwise as well. 
Location: 11139, New Rohtak Rd, Block 69D, Dori Walan, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
Price for two: INR 900 approx

7. Kundan Dhaba

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This late-night food outlet specializes in North Indian cuisine. The Dhaba is a bonanza of veg and non-veg dishes. The place suits best for small celebrations with friends and family. Amidst the hustle-bustle of the busy road of Karol Bagh, Kundan Bagh is a benison for the busy office goers to have a tasty meal with their families. Much cherished and loved by the locals, it is famous among the outsiders as well 
Location: 6097/2, Padam Singh Rd, Block Number 2, Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
Price for two: INR 900 approx

8. Dhaba NH10 

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The ambience of the place is quite good given its location. Do not form misconceptions about the place as it serves truly satisfying North Indian vegetarian dishes at a price that fits your pocket too. The Dhaba also offers free parking so you can park your vehicle and roam around in the market and come back to shake your hunger with exceptional vegetarian dishes. The place is good to spend some good time with friends and family. 
Location: Block D, JJ Colony No 2, Nangloi, Delhi, 110041
Price for two: INR 400 approx

9. Mehfil Dhaba

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This exotic place serves North Indian and Mughlai cuisine meaning that you will get devouring non-vegetarian delicacies served. Along with its Mughlai bites like Chicken tikka, kebabs, the vegetarian platter is equally tempting with Malai chap, shahi paneer, rajma, varieties of dal, naans and rotis. Complimenting its name, this dhaba can actually be your venue of mehfil with your loved ones. 
Location: Plot No 2, Old Market, Shivalik Colony, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Price for two: INR 800 approx

10. Apna Dhaba

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Apna Dhaba is a group-friendly dine out and serves mouth-watering North Indian cuisine. It is purely vegetarian and serves food at a very affordable price. You can enjoy North Indian thali platters along with some beverages. The ambience is fine and the crowd is majorly friends and family. The entrance is wheelchair accessible. It can be your pick to go on random dine outs.
Location: Shop no, 31, Gg-1 Rd, Block GG1, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110018
Price for two: INR 300 approx 
Now with this list of the best Dhabas in Delhi, we hope would be able to find your way to the places to amazing Desi Cuisine with dollops of butter!

This post was published by Ishika Wahane

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