If you’re new to Delhi or are visiting the city and want to know the most about locals and their experiences, tasting the food here, will tell you tales no-one would. Food is the biggest giveaway of any place’s culture, the kind of life people live and their habits. If you’re a foodie, food becomes the only way you can actually connect with any new place and its people.
So if you’re a foodie or enjoy food and are looking for something fun to do in Delhi rather than just visiting the monuments, this food walk along the lanes of Jama Masjid, is something you should definitely give a try.
Delhi is known for its food and the fact is, that the real Delhi food can only be found in the small, winding lanes of ‘purani dilli’. The food walk starts along Jama Masjid and leads people through the lanes, seeing the Delhi, smelling it, tasting the very essence of it.
Unlike the touristy walks that take you down the same two shops every time, this food walk takes you on a ride through the streets where you can not only find the most quintessential dishes that the locals savour on a daily basis, you get to try a ton of them! You can also get accustomed to mouth-watering delicacies such as the chaat, dahi bhalla, seekh kababs, boti kababs, nihari, sheermal, butter chicken, fried chicken.
The tour also takes you along for a stroll in the famous ParanthewaliGali stooping for refreshing beverages and snacks such as lassi, filter tea, PyaarMohabbatwalaSharbat, gud ka sharbat and fruit golgappa. For those who have an un-satiate-able sweet tooth the walk will also cover local favourites including fruit sandwich, chena toast, kulfi, kheer, shahi tukda, phirni and nagori halwa.
The food walk will start today and happen each day of the month, so if you think you can easily take on all the food, register for the Old Delhi good tour here. Be prepared to lose yourself to an overwhelming onslaught of aroma, sight and taste, just be ready for an epic tasting session.