Delhi alias Dil walon ki Dilli is a land of heritage, hustle and hearts. The city has a reputation for being a food lover’s safe haven and is home to some popular restaurant’s that have served their best meals for over 70 years. Read to know if you’ve tried the best among them. By Ishani Singh
1. Pindi Restaurant, 1948
The Pindi restaurant located in the urban lanes of Pandara road is the ultimate treasure for every chicken digger. The legendary restaurant serves delicious Mughlai and Indian food, and the most striking delicacies in the menu are the Seekh Kabab and Keema Kaleji. This post-independence label has expanded to three outlets across Delhi.
Find: 16, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 98187 39131
Must Try: Keema Kaleji
Cost: INR 1,500 for two people
Timings: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
2. Wenger’s, 1926
If you have a sweet tooth, the oldest bakery of New Delhi, Wenger’s, will satisfy all your taste buds that scream ‘dessert’. Wenger’s has been the hub of a range of patisserie and snack dishes for over 75 years. Freshly-baked chocolate cakes and red velvet pastries adorn the counters of this European-style structure and the place is flocking with over 300 customers, each day.
Find: A-16, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 011-2332 4403
Must Try: Chocolate Fudge
Cost: INR 400 for two people
Timings: 10:45 AM to 7:45 AM
3. Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan, Paranthe Wali Gali, 1872
The gastronomical lanes of Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk are home to this famous parantha place. It has taken the lead by serving over 36 varieties of the North Indian parantha, which can be clubbed with a glass of chilled lassi.
Find: Gali Paranthe Wali, 34 Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Phone: +91 989912747
Must Try: Kela Paratha
Cost: INR 150 for two people
Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
4. United Coffee House, 1942
United Coffee House is renowned for resenting the finest dining experiences in New Delhi. The place serves a wide range of Continental, Indian and Asian dishes along with cocktails and wine in a classic atmosphere. Earlier, the place was frequented by artists, journalists and film stars and has also been known to be an ideal place for match-making families who do so over a cup of fine blended coffee!
Find: Shop No. E-15, Inner Circle, Near Adidas Showroom, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 011-2341 6075
Must Try: Keema Samosa
Cost: INR 2,500 for two people
Timings: 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
5. Rajinder Da Dhaba, 1989
This eatery has evolved from being a tiny roadside stall to a set of three blooming diners: Rajinder Da Dhaba, Rajinder Xpress and RDX restaurant. Located in South Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave market, Rajinder Dhaba is a hub of lip-smacking kebab rolls, spicy, thick curries and a range of Chinese and Indian delicacies.
Find: AB 14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Block A-1, Nauroji Nagar, New Delhi
Phone: 011-2610 0355
Must Try: Butter Chicken with Garlic Naan
Cost: INR 800 for two people
Timings: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM