Guide at a Glance
Food Tour, Lifestyle
Winner-Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2014
Old Delhi Food Walk
My passion for food really got ignited when I left home to stay in a hostel and desperately began to miss my mother’s kitchen wizardry. In 2011, I stared to explore the by-lanes and back-alleys of Delhi, or as the lovers of this city like to call it, ‘Dilli’, to explore its food culture, to try and find an alternative to the traditional Indian meal I had grown up on, at home. Away from the posh restaurants with flashy hoardings and over-priced international cuisine, I wanted to find places which embodied the spirit of Delhi.
So what is this unique spirit of Delhi, you ask? Delhi has been home to people from all walks of life, ever since Mughal rule. It has learnt to preserve its cultural history, appreciate distinctiveness and create a spirit of its own- all while becoming the heart and treasured capital of the nation.
The same goes for the food. Through years of cultural interaction, many joints have opened up which offer not only a taste of authentic Dilli food at reasonable prices but are considered landmarks on Delhi’s culinary map. These places, along with their special secret recipes, have been handed down through generations. Community identities are expressed in their food and they help foster this spirit of oneness by sourcing ingredients locally. I started Delhi Food Walks(DFW) because the food in these places has stories to tell and I wished to share these stories with you.