Delhi is a centre of heritage, architecture, history and power and what runs through its lifelines is the food here. Like in case of almost every other thing, in cuisine too, there is nothing that does not find a second home in the capital.
Delhi's food borrows flavors and elements from the past as well as from the various cultures, religions and livelihoods it sustains. You can try out the finest dining options here with countless choices in terms of cuisine, from Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Mughal to South Indian and a subtle dominance of North Indian and Punjabi preparations.
Another equally fine, mouth-watering and vibrant option that begins to define the food culture here is the street food. Delhi remains unseen until you have experienced the street food here. It'd be a futile effort to try and name the items, since there are countless colourful options out their all with simple legacies behind them. Walk through Old Delhi lanes to have some of the richest street foods you might ever find.

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Local dishes of Delhi

Restaurants in Delhi

Bikanervala Angan

North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese, Snacks

8 AM to 11 PM

INR 500 for two

The desi touch, another benchmark of Bikanervala, is a small but exciting canteen. It is an economical and filling place to satisfy the hunger of passer-by. A chill place to hang out with friends.

3/5, City Center, Near Leisure Valley Park, Sector 29, Gurgaon, India

Smokehouse Grill

North-Indian, Continental, Asian, Mediterranean

12 Noon to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM

INR 1200 For Two for two

Smokehouse grill is known for serving unusual smoked ingredients in an European fusion menu.

Ground Floor, MGF Mega City Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon, India

Not Just Parathas


11 AM to 12 Midnight

INR 1200 for two

As the name reflects, they serve 120 types of Parathas. Every kind of unusual stuffed Paratha is available here. Chur Chur Paratha, Khajoor Paratha, Kebab paranta and no end with the variety.

Shop 108, 1st Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon, India

Gali Paratha Wali


11 AM to 11 PM

INR 550 for two

Lane of Paratha makers'' located in Old Delhi is a street that has unlimited variety of Parathas for vegetarians and non vegetarians. Head to this food stall-lined (some with seating) lane off Chandni Chowk for delectable parathas (traditional flat bread) fresh off the tawa (hotplate). Stuffed varieties include aloo (potato), mooli (white radish), smashed pappadams and crushed badam (almond), all served with a splurge of tangy pickles

2nd Floor, Food Court, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

Moti Mahal Delux

North-Indian, Chinese

11 AM to 11 PM

INR 900 for two

Much alike original Moti Mahal, opened for six generations now has much more of the quality food but the ambiance still needs to get renovated. The delicious Butter chicken and superior Dal Makhni are the reason why visitors come again and again to this place.

Lower Ground Floor, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi

The All American Diner


7 AM to 12 Midnight

INR 1000 for two

Penne in Pesto Sauce, Route 66 Chicken Sandwich, Golden Fried Prawns, Sunset Skillet, Baked Hash & Corn & Chicken Steak, who can resist from devouring these mouth watering dishes at one place. That too with very nominal charges. The food is well cooked and the ambience is clean and soothing.

India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

European, Lebanese, Mediterranean

12 Noon to 12:30 AM

INR 2200 for two

A very picturesque restaurant set in heartland of Delhi, in lush green surroundings, pebbled walkways, bamboo railings and hanging lights is a perfect romantic place to dine in. The tent in the garden makes this restaurant unique. Though a bit expensive, it's totally worth visiting this place.

Opposite Mausam Bhawan, Near Gate 1, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India



12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7 PM to 11:45 PM

INR 7000 for two

Bukhara is considered one of the Delhi's best restaurant, with a royal ambience and best of desserts available here.

ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India

Khan Chacha

Mughlai, North-Indian

12 Noon to 11 PM

INR 650 for two

A casual dining place and a fun place to hang out with friends, Khan Chacha offers some tasty kebab rolls, wrapped-roti's and attracts the young, college going crowd, especially.

First Floor, Shop 50, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi, India

Chicken Inn

North-Indian, Chinese

12 Noon to 12 Midnight

INR 1600 for two

Chicken Inn mainly serves Mughlai and North Indian dishes. It is said, If it is Pandara, it is Chicken Inn. Do not forget to try mirchi ka prantha, Mutton burra if you visit here.

13-15, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi, India


North-Indian, Mughlai

12 Noon to 12 Midnight

INR 1500 for two

Royal place to dine with family. Gulati offers North Indian dishes, veg and non-veg both. Ginger Paneer, Rogan Josh, Bhuna Gohst, Gulati Murgh, Dahi k kebab, Barrah Akbari, Kashmiri Kebab, Tangadi kebab are the specialties of this place.

6, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi, India

Andhra Pradesh Bhawan Canteen


8-10.30AM, Noon-3PM & 7.30-10PM

INR 250 for two

The South Indian thali is their specialty on weekdays. Most of the times, the canteen is fully crowded and is a totally economical place, with quality food. Andhra Pradesh Canteen offers special Hyderabadi biryani on Sundays'.

Andhra Pradesh Bhavan, #1 Ashoka Road/ Jaswant Singh Road, New Delhi

United Coffee House

Cafe, Multi-cuisine

11 AM to 11:30 PM

INR 2100 for two

A coffee house and an upscale restaurant. It has a long menu ranging from pizzas to paneer. Try butter chicken here.

E15, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India


North-Indian, Mughlai

12:00PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight

INR 2000 for two

An elegant restaurant serving Mughlai cuisine and designed in a way like bamboo-shuttered terrace.

Hotel Palace Heights, D 26/28, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India


Asian, Italian

11 AM to 12:30 AM

INR 1200 for two

Zen is as old as Connaught place is. It offers Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines, along with Indian dishes. A place worth going once if you are a foodie.

B-25, Connaught Place,Near Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Exit 2 New Delhi, India


North-Indian, Mughlai

12 Noon to 11:30 PM

INR 1500 for two

With excellent interior designed by famous fashion designer Rohit Bal, Veda is approved by Times of India, International Herald Tribune an The Outlook for the quality of food been served. Soups, snacks, desserts, one can find it all at this place.

H 27,Tropical Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Chor Bizarre


12PM-3.30PM & 7.30-11.00PM

INR 1500 for two

A dimly lit cavern, filled with bric-a-brac, including a vintage car, Chor Bizarre (meaning: thieves market) offers delicious and authentic Kashmiri cuisine, including wazwan, the traditional Kashmiri feast.

Hotel Broadway, 4/15 Asaf Ali Rd, Near Delhi Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110002


Mughlai, North-Indian

7 AM to 12 Midnight

INR 600 for two

Al Jawahar mainly offers Mughlai food and has benchmarked it totally. A not so expensive, yet decent place to dine with family.

8, Jama Masjid, Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India


Mughlai, North-Indian

11 AM to 11:30 PM

INR 800 for two

For the people sailing into the city in search of real meat, Karim's is the place you are looking place. Karim's is the popular leading non-vegetarian food chain because of its exotic spices and perfect blend of flavors in its curries.

16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India


North-Indian, Chinese, European

12 Noon to 12 Midnight

INR 1500 for two

Tadka is a North Indian cuisine based vegetarian restaurant that serves tasty paneer dishes and different kinds of dals (pulses).

19-21, 1st Floor, TDI Paragon Mall, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, India


Snacks, Desserts


INR 200 for two

One of the popular street food shops located in Chandni Chowk, Jalebiwala serves awesome jalebi and samosas. This place is a must try if you visit Chandni Chowk.

Dariba Kalan Rd, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Places to Visit In Delhi