Known as gol gappa in northern India, panipuri in southern and central India, pani ke bataashe in the west and puchka in the east, this crunchy ball of goodness is known to every chaat lover in the country.
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- Delhi being the food capital of India is a true gourmet’s calling, chaat is Delhi’s speciality.
- One can find a gol gappa vendor in every nook and corner of the city but the exceptionally exceptional places where you can truly satisfy your panipuri cravings are:
Raju Puchka Wala, CR Park
South and sophistication go hand in hand but when it comes gol gappa who gives a jack to the high. Chittaranjan Park, in South Delhi, homes a large Bengali community and hence we find lip-smacking panipuris to savor upon. Once you start gobbling them, you just as may forget count.
Sneak Peak | Near Canara Bank, Market 1
And Pay | 30-40 bucks per plate
Vaishnav Chaat Bhandar
Kamla nagar is a one-stop market for all your needs in the north campus area, including that of mouthwatering street yummies. Vaishnav chaat bhandar is one such outlet in the heart of Kamla nagar, which serves absolutely zesty gol gappas and one can just never have till their heart’s filled.
Sneak Peak | 93-E, Kolhapur Road, Kamla Nagar
And Pay | 40-60 bucks per plate
Vendor opposite Hansraj Hostel
This guy doesn’t have a stall or even a cart; he sells panipuris from a typical vendor’s stand below a tree. But with the right crisp and right flavors, his gol gappa’s are beyond perfection. Those looking ahead for a gol gappa munching competition, this is the place to be at.
Sneak Peak | Opposite Hansraj hostel, outside Kamla Nagar Market
And Pay | 20 bucks per plate
Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar
Chandni Chowk is the only place, which comes to our minds when we think of chaat and indeed it is a foodie’s heaven. Lala Babu’s gol gappa’s have been known for decades and they have only gone better with time. Sworn by Delhites, this gem from Chandni Chowk has a special place in every food lover’s heart and stomach!
Sneak Peak | 77, Chandni Chowk (Near Kumar Cinema)
And Pay | 20-40 per plate
Bengali Sweet House
Puchka and gol gappa have been a topic of argument since forever and this tiff comes to end when one has had puchka from Bengali Sweet House. Coming straight from the streets of Kolkata into the tummy of Delhites, get ready to taste an eastern version of gol gappas.
Sneak Peak | Shop No. 27-33, Bengali Market, Connaught Place
And Pay | 40 per plate
UPSC ki chat-PrabhuChaatBhandaar
This chat stall has been around for close to 3 decades in the by-lanes of UPSC building. Nicknamed UPSC kichaat, Prabhu Chat Bhandar serves golgappe with the most spicypaani. They always go out of business in 4-5 hours as their hot-selling items, the golgappe and tikka run straight out like hot cakes!
Sneak Peak | Dhopur house, adjacent to UPSC building, Khan Market
And Pay | 50 per plate
Ashok Chaat Bhandar
Another Chandni Chowk gem, Ashok ChaatBhandar has been selling chaat in Delhi for about 50 successful years now. When here, ditch the regular paani-waalagolgappa and opt for the dahikegolgappe; golgappe stuffed and garnished with cool dahi. Perfect summer food, we say!
Sneak Peak | 3611, Chowk HauzQazi, Bhagirath Place, Chandni Chowk
And Pay | 40 per plate
One of the go-to and affordable places when it comes to North-Indian cuisine, Bikanerwala is for the hygiene freaks who want scrumptious chat but with much more hygiene.
Sneak Peak | Any Bikanerwala outlet
And Pay | 50-60 per plate
A West-Delhi favourite, BobbyTikkiWaala started from a humble shack and grew out to become a chain of chaat selling vendors. Their taste has not diminished even a tad and is one of the hippest golgappa selling outlets.
Sneak Peak | Any BobbyTikkiWaala
And Pay | 50-60 plate
Made in Punjab
For those who love their chaat with a little oomph, Made in Punjab is the place to be. With golgappepaani being served in shot glasses with the gappa’s mounted on top of them, Made in Punjab does all the things right to please the elitist of the crowds.
Sneak Peak | 6-7 Ground floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
And Pay | 200 bucks for a plate of golgappa shots
It originated as chaat selling place and grew to be a chain of restaurants that now has been around for quite some time now. Almost every Delhi-ite has grown up gobbling down golgappas from Nathu’s at least once in their life.
Sneak Peak | Any Nathu Sweets Corner
And Pay | 40 for a plate
- So go tickle those taste buds with the tanginess of this street food and we’re sure, you’re not gonna stop after one!
It tastes as sumptuous as it seems, so, ready, set, go and attack!!!