Food Walks are a delightful experience. Walking around town with a focus on food can be a perfect weekend plan. Along with tasting various dishes, you get to meet like-minded souls who can make your experience better. If you are lucky enough, you can also bump into food connoisseurs and historians. And what better way than to connect over food? There are many food walks available in Delhi to choose from. Guardian 20 brings to you a curated list of the same.
Delhi’s Night Food Tour Bus
This Food Tour Bus, organised by SeekSherpa, is quite well-known now. Here you will gorge on delicacies you’ve only read and heard about. In less than three hours, you will be taken across the Delhi’s tastiest joints in a classy AC coach bus. You will be taken on a journey full of laughter and food. Book your seat on the SeekSherpa Delhi Food Tour Bus as we take you on a journey full of food and laughter to taste some of Delhi’s tastiest foods in less than 3 hours. The meeting point is kept just outside the Hauz Khas Metro station on the Yellow Line at the Mayfair Garden Gate where the guide will meet you and help you board the Food Tour Bus. The food tour will be conducted by a super enthusiastic food guide who claims to have a well travelled palate. All you need to do is just sit back, relax, and enjoy the on-board commentary as you will head to some of the tastiest joints in Delhi for a variety of food options that define Delhi’s underbelly. You will also be dropped back to the Hauz Khas Metro Station much before the metro stops running. Alcohol is strictly forbidden on this trip. The trip will cost you Rs 999. The trip is available on request. The organisers can be contacted here. http://www.seeksherpa.com
Cycle, Chai and Chaat
If you do not leave the comfort of your bed early morning in Delhi winters, you can’t claim to have enjoyed the winter chills. Titled Cycle, Chai and Chaat, this unique tour will take you through prominent and historical places of Delhi. You will be taken on a splendid journey to Humayun’s tomb, Purana Qila, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. The trip will be laced with rich and historic details about Lutyens’ Delhi. On the way you will stop on the way for chaat that Delhi is famous for. You will also be a treated to a hot cuppa tea. On this trip you will hear the absurd and interesting stories of this culturally rich city. You will hear about a temple where the offerings consist of bottles of alcohol and the like. You are requested to reach the destination 15 minutes in advance to select a cycle of your choice. To enjoy this different kind of tour all you must know is to how to cycle. Priced at Rs 1650, this is a steal to enjoy chat and sightseeing together. The meeting point is Green Park Metro Station’s Gate 1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers or sports shoes) preferably and carry water bottle. The next walk is scheduled for 15 January at 6.30 a.m. and the bookings can be done at this website: http://www.seeksherpa.com
Don’t get deterred by the 7-hour duration of the walk as the overall experience is totally worth having. Around 18-20 dishes from 8-10 food joints are included in the walk, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights on offer.
Heritage and Food Walk in Old Delhi
The aim of this tour is to get acquainted with rich Mughal history in the heart of Delhi. At every stop of this tour the guide will regale the stories of our yesteryears to enchant and enthrall you. The tour starts at McDonald’s in Chandni Chowk. Here, you will be briefed about the history of Old Delhi. After this you will be taken to the Gauri Shankar temple where you would get a clear view of the Red Fort. Here you will be informed about its lesser known connection with the Second World War. The iconic ‘’Jalebiwala’’ will be your next stop where you will delve into the amazing taste of extra-large jalebis. The next stop is Haldirams and Gurudwara Shisganj which is the place of martyrdom of the ninth Sikh saint, Guru Teg Bahadur.
In this tour you will also explore the narrow bylanes of Old Delhi through Ballimaran Bazar. You will be covering places like Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli which will soak you in the Islamic heritage of the Imperial city of Shahjahanabad. The majestic Jama Masjid will be your next stop where you will climb up one of its minarets which give a 360 degree view of Delhi. You will be exploring the distinct tastes of Mughlai food around Jama Masjid which includes delicacies like Shahi Tukda, Roasted Chicken, Phirni, Seekh Kebabs and Biryani. This tour is a perfect balance of food (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and heritage. The tour ends at Chawri Bazaar metro station. The cost is Rs 770. The next walk is scheduled for 15 January at 10:30 AM for bookings you may visit: http://www.seeksherpa.com
Tour of Delhi with a Chef
Different and interesting from other food walks, this special food walk is led by a chef. A food tour of Delhi with a local chef Rajeev, will provide you with an insider’s view of the city’s food culture, food joints, kitchens and related businesses. As it is conducted by a chef with a wide knowledge of city and its cuisine, the walk is bound to be enriching. Rajeev is passionate about his craft and taking people along the food walk from six years. Don’t get deterred by the 7-hour duration of the walk as the overall experience is totally worth having. Around 18-20 dishes from 8-10 food joints are included in the walk, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights on offer. At Rs 7,000, this walk can be customised. For bookings you may email the chef at: firstname.lastname@example.org