David Benton and his wife visited Delhi, Agra, Mathura and Jaipur with us during their trip to India. We arranged a bunch of activities for them in different cities which included food walks, photo tours, participation in Holi festival, playtime with elephants and a few others.
Food Walk Type: Old Delhi Food Walk
Names of guests: Aeier, Ása and Arthur Haubenstock
Walk Date : 4th March 2018
A movie shoot was going on in Old Delhi’s Chwari Bazar the day we did this food walk. So one of the streets we walked through was full of the shooting crew and curious locals. Some of them mistook us for part of the crew.
Food Walk Types: Custom city walk with food tasting and shopping
Names of guests: Leona Hamrick
Date : 26th Feb 2018
This custom city walk in Old Delhi and New Delhi was a mix of food tasting and shopping for shoes, clothing, jewelry and spices in New Delhi. We spent around 9 hours in Old Delhi and New Delhi in total visiting 8 shops for food tasting and a few more for the shopping part.
Just book it! We did a custom tour that was half food tour in Old Delhi and half shopping. I was completely blown away – the quality of everything was amazing! All the food was delicious. And, just as everyone else has stated nobody got sick. The shopping was the best! Raj helped to ensure that we got really good deals and that we went to quality places. Don’t hesitate, just booked this tour.
Food Walk Types: Custom Food Tour in Delhi
Names of guests: Mark Attrill and 3 others
Date : 19th Feb 2018
Mark Attrill booked this tour on Tours By Locals for a group of four people including himself. Certain aspects of this food tour were customised in order to accommodate their available time. In total we visited 9 different food shops in New Delhi and Old Delhi both and tasted 22 food dishes. They also wanted to buy some spices and teas which was done in Khari baoli, Old Delhi’s spice market.
Excellent tour, we ate so much food! Jaidev was very informative and was keen to know our preferences. We’d say this is the best way to sample the street food, to learn about the different ways of cooking. Thoroughly recommended.
Food Walk Types: Delhi Food Walk. and Mini Food Walk
Names of guests: Robert and Maureen MacGregor
Date : 12th Feb 2018
We arranged a 6 hours Delhi Food Walk for MacGregors from UK and we had two other visitors from Mumbai who wanted for a Mini Food Walk ( 2 hours) a few hours before we were scheduled to start. So we had 4 guests in total, 2 for the short 2 hours food walk in Old Delhi and 2 for the 6 hours food walk in Old Delhi and New Delhi both
Tour Type: Delhi Food Tour.
Guest Names: Ben Law, Beau Woodruff
Tour Date : 16th Feb 2018
We had 3 guests on this Complete Delhi Food Tour on 16th Feb who had pre-booked this tour on Viator . We started with Old Delhi where we visited 5 food shops followed by 3 in New Delhi.
Tour Type: Delhi Food Walk.
Guest Name: Walt Burrows, Bonnie Burrows Shannon Yrle, Cindy Streb
Tour Date : 15 Feb 2018
We arranged this Delhi Food Tour covering Old Delhi and New Delhi on 15th Feb 2018 for 4 guests listed above. We visited 9 food places in both parts of the city and tasted following food items:
- Bedmi puri,, Aaloo sabzi, lassi kachori, samosa, Gulab jamun
- Naan khatai (cookie)
- Stuffed Kulfi (mango)
- Choley, bhatura, Kulcha
- Choley bhatura (new cooking)
- Mushroom/chicken pastry
- Aaloo tikki, Aaalo chaat, Kulia ki chaat
- Daal, Saag Chicken, Kofta Curry, Rumali roti, Mint Parantha, Thums Up.
Food Walk Type: Delhi Food Walk.
Guest Names: Chris Gawronski Laura Mason Daniel Komaromy, Csilla Babik
Date of food walk : 31st Jan 2018
This food walk was our last of January 2018 and was arranged for 5 guests from Hungary, Canada, France and Australia. We visited 10 food joints in New Delhi and Old Delhi and tasted around 26 food items in total
1) Bedmi puri, Aaloo sabzi, lassi, daal kachori, green peas kachori, samosa, Gulab jamun
2) Stuffed Kulfi (mango)
3) Choley, bhatura, Kulcha
4) Naan khatai (cookie)
5) Aaloo tikki, Kulia ki chaat
6) Aaalo chaat,
7) Choley bhatura (modern cooking)
8) Mushroom pastry, chicken pastry
9) Daal, Saag Chicken, Kofta Curry, Rumali roti, Mint Parantha, Chicken tikka. Thums Up.
Food Walk Type: Delhi Food Walk.
Name of guest: Megan Tan
Date of food walk: 18th Jan 2018
This solo food walk was arranged for Megan Tan from USA on 18th January 2018. In this food walk, we visited 9 different food places and sampled 22 different food items in Old Delhi and New Delhi both.
Following is the list of food items sampled during the food walk:
1) Bedmi puri, Nagori Halwa, Aaloo sabzi, lassi, kachori (green peas, lentils), samosa
2) Fruit sandwich
3) Aaloo tikki
4) Aaloo chaat
5) Kulfi (ice cream)
4) Kulcha, Choley, bhaturey
5) Choley bhaturey (modern cooking)
6) Mushroom pastry
7) Chicken tikka, Saag Chicken, Kofta Curry, Rumali roti, Mint Parantha, Thums Up.
8) Daulat ki chaat
Food Walk Type: Delhi Food Walk.
Name of Guests: Janette Rabin and Jeri Fujimoto.
Date of Food Walk: 22nd Jan 2018
This food walk was booked on Viator by Jeri and Janette before they started their trip in India. After pickup from hotel, we visited Old Delhi and New Delhi to taste around different food items from 10 different places in Old Delhi and New Delhi both.
We had a fabulous day in Old Delhi. Our guide Jaidev (spelling) took great care to ensure we were safe and enjoying ourselves. We had 8-9 Street snacks and then a full lunch! A lot of food! All of the snacks were delicious and I wanted to finish them all, but he kept warning us to not over eat and save room for the next treat. Good thing we listened to him! All treats were vegetarian and I was amazed at the variety. My favorite was the sweet milk foam with saffron and sugar, which is only sold during winter and in Old Delhi. It was like eating a sweet cloud!
He told us the streets were “quiet” but for us it was chaotic, loud, and exciting! My girlfriend said, “It was exhilarating!”
He told us stories of the shop owners, some over 4 generations owned and run. Tremendous pride in their products. He also showed us 300 year old buildings and I could imagine by his descriptions what the place must have been like back then. I was pleasantly surprised at how the shop keepers kept their places swept and cleaned. We were out for about 6 hours and walked maybe 1.5 miles. We walked in the back alleys and also took a rickshaw ride down the Main Street, not for the faint of heart! I would definitely recommend this tour, all places we stopped at were safe to eat (no tummy issues!) and definitely worth the time to go with an experienced guide. Loved it, will talk about it for years to come!