1 Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
This glorious, legendary street has shops which were opened as early as 1872. Famous personalities such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandi and even Amitabh Bachchan have reportedly eaten in this age-old street. Paranthe Wali Gali is renowned for catering to Delhi’s hunger by serving them hot, mouthwatering Paranthe by providing them choice from a variety of strictly vegetarian paranthas. In addition to this, refreshing drinks are also available here.
2 Khan Chacha, Khan Market, Delhi
Khan Chacha is the best place to be for the non-veg enthusiasts in Delhi. Established in 1972 by Haji Banda Hasan, it offers a wide range of succulent kebabs, appetizing rolls, beautifully fluffy rotis, luscious biryani and more! Though opened as a modest street shop, it has now transformed into an elegant restaurant.
3 Dolma Aunty Momos, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.
All the humble, dying-of-hunger students of Delhi can line up at Dolma Aunty’s for soft, flavorsome and satisfying momos to satisfy themselves. Ranging from Tandoori Momos, Chicken Momos, Paneer Momos, Dolma Chili Potato, and dumplings Dolma Aunty serves it all. It is highly affordable too with prices between Rs. 20- Rs. 50, who would want to miss such an opportunity? By the way, it is always crowded by famished men and women, so be ready to fight for food!
4 Anand Vada Pav, Opp. Mithibai College, Gulmohar Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
Mumbai is synonymous with the legendary Vada Pav. Be it businessmen or women, students or young children, all Mumbaikar’s go-to snack is the Vada Pav. This sought-after delicacy is prepared with a special buttery touch at Anand Vada Pav centre; it also provides rock-salted green chilies which go very well with the said snack. This stall is considered one of the best for vada pavs by all.
5 Pav Bhaji At Sardar’s Refreshments, Sardar’s, 166-A Tardeo Road Junction, Tulsiwadi,Mumbai
If you love Pav-bhaji and are on the go to order it at any restaurant then Sardar’s is the place for you. Sardar’s Refreshments specialize in a heavenly, lip-smacking Pav-bhaji. The choices include Special Pav Bhaji, Amul Pav Bhaji, Amul Jain Pav Bhaji, Amul Khada Pav Bhaji and Cheese Jain Pav-Bhaji. The orange, thick veggie masala combined with buttery pavs will surely make you go for round two! In addition to this, they also serve numerous yummy shakes.
6 Chatori Gali, Ibrahimpura, Bhopal
There is much more to Bhopal than the unfortunate, tragic Gas Tragedy of ’84. The Bhopali food culture is one of its kind. Ranging from Haleem, shawarma to Paya Soup, it caters to all the varieties of non-vegetarian food loved by us. One such street of Bhopal which is heavily crowded every day is the Chatori Gali. Paya Soup, Mutton Biryani, Seekh Kebabs, Sheermal (sweet flat bread), Bun Kebabs, Warqhi Samosa are some of the dishes offered by different stalls in the Chatori Gali. The most prominent amongst them are the Jameel Hotel and Gazala. Visit the street to be surprised at the cost of these delicacies!
7 Central Tiffin Room or Sri Sagar, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru
This place is the Oldest South Indian breakfast place in Bangalore. Popular amongst students, it is quite reasonable too. Along with buttery dosas, it also serves idli-vada, kesribath, poori sagu and filter coffee.
8 Karishma Pani Puri Shop, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai
Doesn’t this simple plate of Paani Puri look totally smashing! This is Chennai’s best outlet for the spicy, tangy chaat-lover in you. It is pocket friendly too and offers zingy chaats, refreshing beverages, kulfis and even sandwiches. But ask anyone, and they will drag you there themselves for a plate of their famous Paani Puri!
9 Sagar Gaire, Bhopal
This hastily growing fast food chain of Bhopal has total 7 branches in the city! The success story of this immensely popular joint takes us back to the late 1990s when a modest yet passionate man named Sh. Dolraj Gaire started his venture by selling soup on the roadside. Back then he was known as Cycle Soupwala (if one closely observes the logo of this joint, you can make out the figure of man on a cycle!). Presently, Sagar Gaire is the city’s youth’s favorite affordable spot for delicious food. Ranging from mini meals, Chinese, Sagar Gaire style pastas, sandwiches, cold coffee and burgers, this place has got it all!
10 Sarafa Bazaar, Indore
If you ever stay in Indore, then the locals will definitely recommend you visit Sarafa. It is India’s only street food night market. Dahiwada, sabudana khichi, Garadu, Malpua, bhutte ka khees, kachori are some of the many snacks available in this mind-blowing street. Interestingly, some vendors have a signature style of cooking which has been passed on from their forefathers. Not to forget, the prices are reasonable too!
11 Noronha’s Corner, Anjuna, Goa
Well, if you have finally succeeded in venturing on that awaited Goa trip then you deserve its best street food too. Some say that to find authentic Goan street food is quite a task, however, the Noronha’s Corner is forever there as your savior. Ever since 2009 the Noronha brothers have been serving scrumptious Goan-Catholic snacks through their food truck. The menu includes Goan-sausage burger, fish cutlet, three beefs and chicken cafreal.
12 Asharfi Kulfi, Gurukul Road, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad isn’t limited only to Dhoklas and Fafdas. The cool kulfis and ice creams available at Asharfi Kulfi serve as a delightful end to any meal. Their seemingly endless menu is too long to describe in a few words; they offer Kulfis, shakes, sundaes and faludas in many flavors and each one is worth a try!
13 Ambika Dalvada Centre, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Dalvadas are crispy Gujarati snacks. Soft, spicy and absolutely best of the best, the Dalvadas at Ambika Dalvada Centre will win your heart. Often, one will have to wait in a queue for a while, but the wait is worth it!
14 Krishna Vaishno Dhaba, Ram Munshi Bagh, Srinagar
If you are dying for some good old vegetarian food in the Earth’s Paradise, then Krishna Vaishno Dhaba is the place for you. Their much-cherished Rajma and Kheer are a must try there. Though you might end up waiting on reaching the place, but the service is reportedly quick.
15 Momos Point, Habsiguda, Hyderabad
The Momos Point of Hyderabad gives a tough competition to our dear Dolma Aunty. This momos stall is the best rated around the Secunderabad and Habsigunda area of the city. Their chocolate momos and chicken momos are exceptionally amazing. Plus, the prices are nominal too.
16 Sardarji’s Chaat, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
To relish proper North Indian street food in Hyderabad, one should stop by at Saradarji’s Chat. It is famous for samosa, moong dal kachori, aloo tikki, and chhole bhature. In addition to this, you also get chilled Lassi here to digest all the rich food you treated yourself with.
17 Dacres Street, Esplanade, Kolkata
After a hectic day at work, don’t we all crave for a little happy meal? For such foodies, Dacres Street is the place to go! They have everything including Bengali snacks, mutton, paneer, prawns and of course, fish. Pretty hygienic too, this place is a good option to satisfy your appetite.
18 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata
If you want a quick bite but still a relatively healthy one then Kathi rolls are a decent option. Stalls near the AJC Bose Road serve some of the best Kathi rolls all over in Kolkata. Interestingly, just like subway where one can choose what goes in their sub, these stalls allow their customers to choose what goes in their Kathi Rolls. One can opt for numerous options like Paneer, minced meat, curried chicken, veggies or egg.
19 Sher Barbeque Cafeteria, Khayam Chowk, Srinagar
The best mutton skewers of Srinagar can be found in Sher Barbeque Cafeteria. The mutton masala is cooked on charcoal that gives it a nice roast. This is served with fresh chutney and thin bread, Lawasa, which is a local bread of the region. Such a rich, heavy dish fills your stomach
20 Bhuyan’s, RG Baruah Road, Guwahati
Ever since 1998, Rikinjay Bhuyan has been treating the locals of Guwahati with hot and crispy pakoras. His eminent shop offers a wide variety of Pakoras such as potato, capsicum, pork, chicken and pork dry pakoras. In addition to this he prepares mutton chop with a delicious homemade chutney along with mixed chana, both of which must be tried at least once. Even now he runs his shop using peepa saaki (earthen lamp) instead of electricity!
This is our list of a few joints though, we are sure this cannot be a complete list at all. Let us know what we missed!