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The Old Delhi Food Immersion - Mehfil-e-Dastarkhwan

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Rs 1500 onwards
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In India whenever the words 'grand', 'historical' and 'marvelous' are mentioned about a city, they draw us to only one destination “The city of Shahjahanabad”. The citadel of Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort, is a monument which is a landmark in terms of its architectural brilliance but the city of Shahjahanabad was much more than just about the fort and the Haveli’s.

“The King’s capital” is an impeccable blend of Hindu, British and of course Mughal Architecture which tenderly embraces some of the oldest and most authentic eateries relishing our taste buds since time immemorial and therefore has earned it the reputation of being “The capital of gastronomic epiphany”.

This immersion takes you to the pinnacle of Delhi’s food culture to experience the true slice of the original Delhi cuisine with some of the most tantalizing delicacies, each with its own pedigree including Kulfi, Chicken Biryani, Seekh Kebab with Rumali Roti, Shahi Tukda with Homemade Ice-cream, Chicken Fry, Al Jawahar/Karim’s, Haleem, and Paan (Jama Masjid). It is a great way to get a taste for local ingredients and artisan products as well as to learn about the history and culture of the place. We finally end the tour at Jama Masjid here you can enjoy the rikshaw ride till Chawri Bazar Metro or Chandni Chowk Metro.


Target Audience: History, Culture and Food (Non-Vegetarian) enthusiasts
Meeting/Start Point: Chawri Bazaar Metro Station, Gate no. 1 (Ajmeri Gate side)



  • Food costs are not included in the ticket and the bills will be shared amongst all the participants on actuals
  • Although some places accept e-wallets (PayTM etc), we strongly suggest carrying cash of Rs. 700-1000 if you plan to eat one full plate of each dish covered

Date & time: Everyday - 3 hours

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About Yasir Anwar

About Yasir Anwar

Yasir was born in Old Delhi and grew up seeing continuity and change around the city. He undertook his graduate degree in History Honors from Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi and Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Indraprastha University. He has been involved in several Museums, Art Galleries and Art and Cultural Organizations for over 5 years. He worked as Curatorial Assistant at Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan where he carried out research on Museum collection, led guided tours and also conducted education and outreach programs. Presently he works as Research Assistant at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts under the project "National Cultural Audiovisual Archives" and undertakes guided walks around the walled city showing off its treasures.


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chawri bazaar metro station Chawri Bazaar Metro Station, Gate no. 1 (Ajmeri Gate side)
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