Food tours in New Delhi

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Food Tours in New Delhi

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3 hours
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  • Emily D
    1 contribution
    The tour was amazing! When we arrived our guide was already waiting for us and we went straight into the hustle and bustle to try some incredible food! Almost all of the foods we would not have even known about without the amazing GS so we really found value in doing this tour before we saw the rest of India!
    If you are wanting to experience all sorts of food and be guided confidently through some of the tight streets you've got to go with these guys! You won't regret it!!
    Written 21 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rebh
    Boston, MA17 contributions
    Great experience! You’ll get a flavor of Delhi’s / India’s history + see & learn a bit about the lives & habits of folks you see along the way + try street food and *not get sick* (very important! I had a flight on that same afternoon and everything went well).

    Raghu (the guide) is fun and engaging - highly recommend him! Wear some comfy shoes and enjoy :)
    Written 2 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 640AndrewD
    New York, New York, United States17 contributions
    History, culture, education, taste… every moment of this tour exceeded all expectations and without question goes down as one of the top 10 cultural experiences of my life. My fiancé and I booked this tour last minute by DM’ing one of the owners on WhatsApp. He set us up with Aditya, a professional chef who speaks perfect English, who met us just outside of Old Delhi. I figured this would be a random sampling of various food carts but no, this was a masterclass in India’s culinary history and how the craft of creating various Indian staples has evolved. We learned how various curries affect the taste of various breads, how some ingredients provide taste immediately and others take a moment to kick in, and how so much of Indian cuisine evolved as a result of British rule and independence.

    I’m from America where street food equals good, but certainly not high quality fair. Not here. The food we sampled ranged from simple potatoes to next-level concoctions i didn’t know existed (fruit sandwiches… what?) The commonality though was it was all the highest quality. Everything was fresh and everything was clean which means: 1. It tasted amazing 2. Neither I nor my fiancé got sick.

    Aditya took us through back alleys that we would never have seen to observe flower markets, chili markets and rooftop views that were running amok with monkeys. We went on a rickshaw ride which was more exciting than any amusement park back in the States. I cannot talk this tour up enough. Book it and be wowed. It is the closest thing to Anthony Bourdains Parts Unknown.

    Oh, and re: COVID, our guide was double vaccinated, provided sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer at every stop. My fiancé, who is a super germaphobe, felt safe the whole time. Book it!!
    Written 10 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • KempVanCott
    Manchester, UK58 contributions
    Thanks to the Coronavirus, our flights home via China from South East Asia were cancelled. Therefore, we looked at an alternative route that didn't cost a fortune. The best price was via Delhi but we only had one day there (such a shame because we loved it!).

    Being great lovers of Indian food but never actually having been to India, there was only one thing that we wanted to do - as big a food tour as we could possibly manage!

    We did a lot of research because with a long flight the day after, we did not want to be hit with upset stomachs for the long journey so a very thorough search brought us to Food Tour In Delhi. The reviews were extremely positive and no-one had any issues so we contacted them hoping that they had last minute availability. They were extremely responsive and we had booked our full day food tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi very quickly.

    We also enquired about toilet availability as it was a very long day and we were quickly reassured that our guide would be able to assist in finding suitable conveniences at any time during our day out.

    When the day came we were really excited. We were told to stay in our hotel room so that the driver who collected us would be able to call our room and let us know that he was there. Being polite British people, we thought we would save him the trouble and wait in reception. Wrong! Because our driver was not the guide, he did not have a Food Tour In Delhi uniform and we missed each other in the Lobby. We would recommend that you do what the email instructions say and stay in your room until you get the call. Luckily, this didn't delay us too much and we were soon en-route to collect our guide, Aditya, close by. The car stayed with us the entire day and was ready for us whenever our guide called on it so we had almost no waiting time. We were the only two people on the tour.

    We were both given a bag with a bottle of water, hand sanitiser and tissues all of which were very welcome throughout the day. Extras to bring would be something to cover up for the temple visit and your passports for security at the Presidential Palace.

    Aditya was a very enthusiastic, confident and knowledgeable chap with outstanding English. Our driver expertly drove us through the Delhi traffic to Old Delhi where our tour was to start. Having arrived in India in the very early hours, by 11am we were thrust into the biggest culture shock we have ever experienced!

    We had been on a 7 week tour of South East Asia going to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. We had seen a lot of fantastic things and experienced very different cultures but absolutely NOTHING prepared us for Old Delhi - it was absolutely insane in the best way possible!!! It was a full-on brutal assault on every sense and we could not get the smiles off our faces!

    Aditya expertly and confidently guided us through the streets and all the way he was explaining the history of Delhi and telling us about Indian life. No question went unanswered and he was very frank and informative. Although the tour was about the food, we really felt like we had two tours in one because we got so much information about the city and the culture all the way through the day, it felt like a city tour too!

    We had over 20 dishes throughout the day in so many different and interesting places. Food Tour In Delhi had carefully selected the places that we ate for their quality, hygiene, being environmentally friendly and having an interesting story. We ate at places that were incredibly popular with locals and also that had been established for a very long time - generations of families had run them! I won't spoil the surprises by describing the food - rest assured that you will get the best introduction into Indian cuisine imaginable and even if you think you know Indian food, get ready for some amazingly pleasant surprises.

    We skipped breakfast and were still pushing ourselves by the end of the day - there is a huge amount of amazing food. I can't stress enough that to get the most out of this day, you need to go hungry and pace yourselves - you don't have to finish every dish and sometimes, we asked our guide to just get us one portion to share as were getting really full.

    Having said that, the best thing about the tour is that Aditya paced it perfectly with each area we ate at being interspersed with walks, a rickshaw ride, tuk-tuk ride and visits to places like the Spice Market and a huge Sikh Temple where the kitchens serve over 10,000 meals per day for free! It is timed to perfection to give you the best food experience and not just bombard you with dishes so you get too full in one particular area.

    I can only say, if you are in Delhi and you are interested in doing a food tour - book the full day Old Delhi and New Delhi food tour - your taste buds and other senses will thank you for it!!!
    Written 27 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ginasbluesoup
    Eastbourne, UK76 contributions
    What a fantastic tour!, my friends & I, 4 of us hugely enjoyed a truly wonderful time experiencing Delhi food & the vibrant street life. We were thrust into the overwhelming yet magical world of utter mayhem, swirling sounds, vibrancy & intoxicating aromas. Venturing off with Raj Dhar our excellent tour guide, we taken on a fascintating walk through the myriad of alleyways, colourful street markets, tiny hole in the wall cafes & food stalls sizzling with spices plus the hidden corners of calm & culture around Chandni Chowk. Included a visit to Delhi’s biggest spice market laden with huge sacks of herbs & spices, giant sized jars of pickles, chutneys & nuts piled high. Stores selling anything from cinammon bark, cardamon, turmeric root to dried gooseberries & chilli in all forms & guises, wafts of it permeating the air. Raj introduced us to some of his favourite street food stalls where we ate Poori Bhajee, Somosas & various Punjabi sweet treats. Finally finishing off at Dhruv Gupta’s beautiful heritage family Haveli where we were presented with an outstanding feast of the most delicious home cooked Punjabi dishes provided by Dhruv's wife….this truly made it an exceptional & special day! To sum up our tour ‘We tasted the ‘Deli” in Deli finishing off with a fabulous meal in a Haveli, absolutely wonderful & no Delhi belly!!!'
    Written 23 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Daniel J
    9 contributions
    My wife and I booked this tour ahead of time from our home in Canada and went on the tour just a few days after arriving in India (this is my first visit to India). The tour was exactly as advertised with intangibles that made it even better.

    We were picked up in the nicest car we had ridden in so far on our trip and our driver, Ravi Kumar, was not only humorous but also incredibly considerate of our needs by offering us water and asking us to tell him if we needed the air conditioning turned up.

    We met our guide, Rahul, who is also the owner of Virsa travel, at a road side restaurant a couple of hours outside of Delhi. Rahul had an unassuming demeanor but his good humor and social ease was soon revealed as he sparked conversation and put us at ease while we enjoyed a delicious Indian breakfast together.

    Our next stop was at a primary and grade school in the countryside where we learned about the state of the education system from the teachers there and got to communicate with the children using our eyes and body language. This was the heartbreaking highlight for me (in a good way) – life changing for someone who has not traveled outside of the developed country in which they live.

    Rahul toured us around the small farming town and brought us to a family home where we joined the women in the kitchen as they prepared lunch. They are not accustomed to foreign visitors in this small place and the mutual fascination and desire to connect was palpable. The women had pre-prepared all of the ingredients but every step of the cooking process was described and shown. The food was authentic and delicious, prepared with love and rich with culture.

    After our lunch and heartfelt goodbyes our driver returned us to our hotel in Delhi. A few of the things that we appreciated the most is that Rahul offered all-in pricing. There were no hidden fees (such as highway tolls or taxes), no surprise stops at carpet shops (but if you want that typical experience I’m certain that Rahul would offer it but in a refined way), and our North American needs were understood and catered to without compromising the authenticity of the experience. And, best of all, we got to spend time with the Indian women in an Indian kitchen.

    The gratitude for the genuine connection and hospitality from this experience will always remain with us.

    P.S. The drive out to the country is a long one but Delhi is a big city to get out of. If you want a breather from it, just for a day, this offers that and, strange though it may seem, being in the car in Delhi for a while is part of what it means to experience India because it is a common experience for the people who live here.
    Written 13 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sonya P
    23 contributions
    I had the pleasure of experiencing Delhi's food scene with our local guide Reetira. She took our group to Ghandi's private residence and then to local eateries. The food and beverage was amazing and Reetira's knowledge of Delhi provided so much insight into the culture. I would highly recommend her for anyone visiting Delhi.
    Written 9 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tony
    Brand Green, UK3 contributions
    Fantastic, unique, authentic, tasty, eye-opening and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Very knowledgeable chef providing great information about places, history and the food and all arranged via Flight Centre and Creative Travel.
    Written 25 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lara Knitz
    1 contribution
    Saumya was a awesome guide, we got to know a lot of Indian food and background knowledge about old Delhi.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • donalde150
    Perth, Australia1 contribution
    Although we were very tired from several days on the road and weren't sure we wanted to go on yet another walking tour we loved it. We had a local guide (Aman) who spoke very good English and catered to our needs and interests very well. I can thoroughly recommend a walking tour of old Delhi with Delhi Urban Adventures
    Written 10 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Yatin N
    New Delhi, India7 contributions
    I have always missed connecting to the Old Delhi charm but after the last night's food walk, I am content.

    And thanks to Team Spinmonkey, who were kind enough to include our tour at the last minute.

    Thier passion to get us, all the popular Street food that we have requested earlier was commendable and they made sure that we didn't missed any.

    Qureshi's mouth watering kababs, Mohd. Hussain's fried chicken (JFC), sharbat-e-mohabbat, Hallem, Nihari, Biryani.... evrything was epic.

    And the festive season of Ramzan made it even more special.

    🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Thank you SpinMonkey from the bottom of my tummy. The overall experience was truly a soulful appetite. 🙂✌️
    Written 2 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anna N
    Lubon, Poland5 contributions
    great time with Spin Monkey on bikes for early biking along Old Delhi. Amazing stories to be told, great places to be seen. Our guides took great care of us especially when crossing big junctions (everyone knows how indian road look like) and changed the route a bit when they got to know that once place was aready seen by us.
    Written 19 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dibunny
    Maidstone, UK17 contributions
    We had a fantastic tour, trying lots of different types of food and being lucky enough to see a Sikh festival , which also affected our plans slightly. A fantastic way to see the way Indians live , eat and work followed by a great meal at a family home.
    Written 9 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • David M
    Birmingham, UK14 contributions
    We really enjoyed this half day morning walk. It exceeded our expectations and gave us first hand an insight into the history and culture of Old Delhi. Our guide, Anju, was a fountain of knowledge and took us to places we would never have found by ourselves. The energy and hustle and bustle was intoxicating and gave us a real feel as to everyday life. We went up side alleys and through doorways into hidden courtyards. During the tour we went on a rickshaw and a tuk tuk as well as sampling street food. We finished at a Haveli for a home cooked lunch and were sent an online photo album to keep. A truly memorable tour that ticked all the boxes.
    Written 25 November 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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