Food Walk At Jama Masjid

In December’19, I visited Old Delhi with friends for the first time in my life. Of course, we did undertake a Food Walk At Jama Masjid i.e ‘the World reflecting mosque’. I don’t even know how to accurately describe my experience, I don’t want my words to trivialize it.

Jama Majsid : The Magnificient Mosque
Jama ki Galiyan!

I loved every bit of it. The mosque was magnificent and the streets had more to them than just the biryani and niharis. The place was all jazzed up with streamers and lights with markets flooding with fellow humans waiting to hog on hot kebabs and tikkas. Of course my friends and I were birds of the same flock.

We visited the area after our ‘food walk’ to Chandni Chowk and had to compromise on a lot of places. We still managed to devour quite a few things.

Thanks to YouTube and all the food shows I have watched as a kid my little list made sure we did not miss out on any of the savouries. I would suggest if you visit the place you make one too or ping me for mine.

Babu Bhai Kebab Wale: Food Walk At Jama Masjid
Kebabs and Tikkas from Babu Bhai Kebab Wale

Food Walk At Jama Masjid Begins…

We tried the Shahi Tukda from Cool Point, Chicken Seekhs and Tikkas from Babu Bhai and Sharbat-e-Mohabbat. Grabbed tea at Haji Tea Point as well. All the food was so flavourful especially the kebabs. The sharbat was so refreshing that it made us forget the entire day’s tiredness. It was like cold water on feet after a hot summer’s day.

Jama Masjid: Mohabbat Ka Sharbat
Sharbat-e-Mohabbat

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Shahi Tukda From Cool Point: Jama Masjid
Shahi Tukda from Cool Point

While we were able to strike off the things off the day’s list, we did miss out on a lot of special joints. I really want to undertake another food walk at Jama Masjid to explore it again and try out Aslam’s, Al Jawahar and Karims. I have realised that I no longer enjoy going to cafes which flaunt a fancy ambience instead I enjoy visiting places which have stories to tell.

All these eateries at Jama Masjid bleed of love and history and they don’t just serve food, they serve an experience. Sach kahien toh ishq hogaya purani dilli se.

Yeh Dilli Hai Mere Yaar, Bas Ishq Mohabbat Pyaar

After my food walk at Jama Masjid, I am definitely looking forward to more such delightful experiences this year and more of Dilli Darshan! Plenty undiscovered or forgotten gems to try out here.


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Aanchal Katyal

Founder: Boredumb. A professional tea hoarder. Blessed with the gift of gab. Can be spotted sporting blood-red nail paint and laughing at her own jokes almost always.