New Delhi: 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. After lockdown, let’s again try from appetising 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.
Best street food places in Connaught Place:
1. Atulyam Jain Chawal Wale
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 papad over them. Also, they use very little oil in their recipes. Another great reason to love them! From chole bhature to khadi chawal, you will get amazing Indian food.
What To Eat: Rajma chawal, chole bhature
Where: Connaught Circus, P-block
Price: Rs 250 for two
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: Rs 200 for two
3. Kulcha Junction
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 foods in CP.
What To Eat: Masala kulcha
Where: Hanuman road, near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Price: Rs 70 for one plate
4. Anil Kachori
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 sabji 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 sabji
Where: Near Hanuman Mandir, Baba Kharag Singh Marg
Price: Rs 75 for two
5. Bhogal Chole Bhature
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: Rs 100 for two
These were the best street food places in Connaught Place where you can satisfy your street-food cravings without breaking the bank!