Never mind how many years you may have spent in the nation’s capital, you don’t become a true Delhiite till you’ve wandered the narrow alleyways of Old Delhi, eaten paranthas in Chandni Chowk, binged on Biryani and Kebabs near Jama Masjid, and topped it all off with some authentic Indian mithai from a shop as old as time. In simpler words, you don’t quite earn the title of being a Dilliwaala till you’ve experience Puraani Dilli in all its glory.
One of the best ways to truly experience a city, and its history, is the local food. A gastronomical tour of Delhi, for instance, is bound to take you to the streets of Old Delhi. Except that a physical tour of Old Delhi is easier said than done. Traffic, and crowds, and a general lack of knowledge about where the good stuff’s at, make it quite a tedious chore.
Olddelhifoods.com, a recently launched catering and home delivery service, caters exclusively to those who think food can be a means to travel back in time. Like the name suggests, olddelhifoods brings the flavors of Puraani Dilli right to your doorstep.
So, without having to brave the traffic and the teeming millions of Chandni Chowk and Daryaganj, all you need to do is log on to olddelhifoods.com and you can order some of the finest foods Puraani Dilli has to offer. From piping hot chola-kulcha from Lotanji Chole Kulchey Wala to delectable jalebis from the Old Famous Jalebi Wala; from authentic Mughlai fair from Changezi Chicken to Kuremal’s kulfi — there is a whole assortment of delicacies you can order.
All you have to do is place your order 3-4 hours in advance and then sit back and enjoy the many delicacies that Delhi has to offer.
Go ahead, get nostalgic, taste a little bit of history! Dilli is so much more than just Karim’s and paranthe waali gali. Browse through olddelhifoods.com and see for yourself. Happy exploring!