Delhi is a paradise for the gastronomes and the epicureans. The city is a beautiful blend of the historical and the modern and this is evident in its diverse range of food. On one side you’ll find historical dishes which have been passed down since the Mughal era and on the other you’ll have newly fashioned versions of these ancient dishes.

Here are some of the best street eats that you must try:

1. Parantha

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Oh, the good old days when we opened our tiffin boxes in school to find freshly made paranthas. In Delhi, you can get different varieties of Parathas without burning a hole in your pockets.

#SpoonRecommends: Parathe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, Kake Di Hatti in Fatehpuri

2. Chaat

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In Delhi, you will get all kinds of chaat. One of them is Daulat ki Chaat which is said to be made by the God of Taste himself. It can only be found at Chandni Chowk during winters.

#SpoonRecommends: Prabhu Chaat Bhandar on Shahjahan Road, Bishan Swaroop Fruit Chaat Corner in Chandni Chowk

3. Paan

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Paan – an ethnic recipe of India, traditionally made with betel nuts and areca nut, has been modified to cater to different taste buds.

#SpoonRecommends: Pandey’s Paan Shop in North Avenue, Prince Paan & Chaat Corner in Greater Kailash I

4. Chhole Bhature

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Chhole Bhature is a staple dish in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana and its popularity can be evidently seen in Delhi as well.

#SpoonRecommends: Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Sitaram Diwan Chand in Paharganj

5. Gol Gappe

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Gol Gappas are like tiny dollops of heaven served with different kinds of liquid syrups.

#SpoonRecommends: Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk, Jai Mata Di Chaatwala on Safdarjang Road

6. Tandoori Momos

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If you prefer Tandoori Momos over any other kind of momos, high five! These are available with or without gravy.

#SpoonRecommends: Hunger Strike in Amar Colony Market

7. Dahi Bhalle

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Dahi Bhalle are small dumplings made of dal served with curd and different kinds of toppings to make it all the way more delicious.

#SpoonRecommends: Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala in Chandni Chowk, Dahi Bhalla Corner in Karol Bagh

8. Rolls

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An Indian version of wrap, which you can get in any kind of stuffing. Options are not only available for the stuffing but also in the type of bread.

#SpoonRecommends: Chowringhee in Satya Niketan, Kolkata Hot Kathi Roll in Chittaranjan Park

9. Kulfi

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A traditional Indian frozen dessert made with sweetened flavored milk. This one is a complete delight.

#SpoonRecommends: Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale in Chandni Chowk, Roshan Di Kulfi in Karol Bagh

10. Kebabs

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As the adage goes: Who wants abs, when you can have kebabs? A Mughal dish which is a must for all the non-veg lovers.

#SpoonRecommends: Rajinder Da Dhaba in Safdarjung Enclave, Karim’s near Jama Masjid

11. Jalebi

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Jalebi is made with flour and then dipped in sugar syrup. Seriously, who in the world can resist the bright orange color of jalebis?

#SpoonRecommends: Old and Famous Jalebiwala in Chandni Chowk, Bangla Sweet House in Connaught Place

12. Ram Ladoo

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Now now! If you have been to Lajpat Nagar Central Market, chances are that you may have had these tiny looking yellow balls popularly known as Ram laddoo. If not, go try it today.

#SpoonRecommends: Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, Bus Stop in South Extension