Oh, there is so much more to Indian food than curry!
Each region of India has its unique street food and Delhi is no exception. Visit our favorite vendors in Old Delhi and try the local specialties chole bature, dahi bhalla and aloo chat, as well as parathas, lassi and the very sweet but delicious jalebis and the local equivalent of rice pudding and bread and butter pudding.
All of these dishes are vegetarian but meat eaters will have the option to try Indian fried chicken towards the end of the tour. Vegetarians, worry not: you can take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the buzzing Matia Mahal neighborhood.
In addition to sampling the best of Delhi’s street food, you will also learn about Delhi’s historic “Walled City.” We will absorb the hustle and bustle of the narrow streets as we visit different locations by rickshaw. We will explore the largest spice market in Asia and stop to admire the imposing Jama Masjid.
Hope you’re hungry!
When in Delhi, eat as the Delhiites do. That means chole bature (fried, puffed bread paired with chickpea curry), parathas (Indian flatbread), dahi bhalla (fried flour balls covered in yogurt) and aloo chat (crispy, tangy, spicy potatoes)!
You can’t go to Old Delhi and not try jalebi from Jalebiwalla. Try this along with kheer (Indian rice pudding) and shahi tukda (bread soaked in milk and nuts, like bread pudding) and you will understand why Indians have a sweet tooth!
Get a great view of the hustle and bustle of the busy markets as we move between locations.
Visit the beautiful Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Learn about Sikhism and see the communal kitchen where anybody is allowed to eat for free. The kitchen is completely volunteer run and if you would like to help out, you are more than welcome!
Enjoy this succulent chicken with a twist in chaotic Matia Mahal near the Jama Masjid, as cycle rickshaws and people pass by.
We wanted to show our 3 kids (aged 8-13) and educate ourselves on a different side of India. Our guide was very friendly yet very professional and really took his time to explain and show us everything. There is a lot of prejudice about the slums in India and we were positively surprised and impressed by the work Reality tours is doing to educate the children and give back to the community.
We took the Old Delhi Street Food Tour with Stanley who provided lots of interesting information and stories about Delhi and snippets of Indian culture as he took us to the different food venues. There were only 2 other people on the tour, in addition to our family of 4, which worked very well as we made our way on foot and autorickshaw through the busy and noisy evening streets. Most places we visited had been established 1 or 2 generations ago, even the little hole-in-the-wall stalls. The tour was a great introduction for our 1st couple of days in India, taking us to places we would not have ventured into otherwise. It was an enjoyable experience and we left feeling very full and satisfied!