Food Festival Events In Delhi
Food Festival in Delhi: Food festivals are a place where you can witness food of various colors, tastes and smells that it is a joy for our senses. Food is an essential part of human existence but for some people, its more than just a survival issue, it is more like a hobby. There are people who choose eating variety of food as a passion because of their love for food, while others just live to eat anything that is served to them, and a festival for food is just an opportunity for such people to explore their arenas in food.
There are various food festivals that are held in various parts of the world during different times of the year. But the ones held in Delhi are unique in the sense that it is always filled with zest and the lifestyle of the people living in Delhi is cool which is always reflected in their way of celebrating any festival, be it food, culture or national festivals. It is not a wonder to anyone who has been to Delhi, the reason it is called ‘dil waalon ki dilli’.
So if you are planning to attend any food festival, do make sure to drop by Delhi and take a grab at the most exotic food that you have ever tasted. Here is a list of the upcoming food festivals that are going to be held at Delhi during the year.
This being one of the biggest and best food festivals, The Grub Fest is a must go-to fests in Delhi for anyone who calls themselves a foodie. With delicious delicacies, right from the kitchens of some of the most famous restaurants alongside good music and performances, this fest is sure to keep you entertained. Plan a visit with your foodie friends, indulge in several mouth-watering desserts, fill your food baskets and let your tummy bloat with satisfaction.
The event is famous for its good music and food that comes under a single roof. It is held in the JLN stadium, Delhi. This festival keeps happening once in every two to three months. The entry cost is 300 INR per head and includes all food and drinks.
2. NASVI Street Food Festival
With their yearly held street food festival, the National Association of Street Vendors of India take your love for street food to the next level each time before the end of the year. This is one of the best festivals that happen in Delhi, which groups more than 150 food stalls and around 300 lip-smacking dishes from all over India. The festival attracts a large number of foodies every time and also keeps you entertained throughout the day, with fun activities and music performances. And if you are lucky enough, you might get to meet Celebrity Chefs like Kunal Kapur and Sanjeev Kapoor.
This three day festival is popularly known for giving you the best taste of street food from all the 29 states at a very pocket-friendly rate. It is held at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) stadium. While the entry ticket costs around INR 80, the food is priced separately ranging from INR 30 to INR 250.
The Asian Hawkers Market is the one of the most unique and one of its kind al fresco food festivals of Delhi that is a must attend if you have taste buds that crave for Asian food. With a diversity of dim sums, tempura, sushi rolls, pork buns, stir fries, and a lot more, this market-place has to offers you the best of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Southeast Asian. Along with exquisite culinary delights, this festival is also proud of their music performances, a kid’s area, and stylish products and jewellery stalls
This festival brings together the best of pan-Asian food and is distinctive on Delhi’s decadent food calendar. It is held at the Select CityWalk, Saket, New Delhi. The festival that happens twice a year, usually in February and October.
4. Amritsari Chhole Kulche
Amritsari chhole kulche, Rajasthan’s dal baati, Mumbai’s paani puri, and Delhi’s paneer tikka are all mouth-watering delicacies that are exotic to Delhi area alone. If spicy food makes you go weak in the knees, this is definitely your place to be. One of the most iconic food festivals of Delhi, the Great Indian Food Festival is an easy-on-the-pocket event with most delicious street food from more than 12 states that will definitely leave you smitten. This festival is popular for bringing all of India’s favorite cuisines under a single roof. The event is held at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi. The festival is conducted between November and January. While the entry to this upcoming festival in Delhi is free, it is unfortunate that the food isn’t so.
Previously Held Events
1. The International Mango Festival 2018
Eating mangoes is perhaps one of the best things about summer. With the mercury level that raises day by day, our cravings for mangoes also starts to surface. One of the most popular fruit festivals that was held in Delhi – The International Mango Festival – was a sample of great variety of mangoes. The festival was a tribute to our love and fondness for mangoes, where one had the opportunity to taste 1100+ varieties of mangoes under one roof. It was held at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri & Dilli Haat, Pitampura. The event was held from the 9th to 10th July 2018.
2. Aminabad Ki Galiyan Food Festival
This was an event held for all the kebab and biryani lovers. This food festival is solely for those people who have a great taste for Awadhi gastronomy like kakori kebabs, zimikand ki shikampuri, nihari gosht, zaffrani paneer, galouti kebab etc. Aminabad is a bustling bazaar, nestled in the centre of the city of Lucknow, which is known for its striking nawabi-style cuisines. During the 10-day festival, you will savour these age old nawabi delicacies from the fabled kitchens of Awadh.it was held at The Great Kabab Factory, MGF Mall, Saket from the 28th March to 8th April 2018.
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The third edition of the successful series of food-truck festivals witnessed foodies flooding the food-trucks and had stalls of food which were named ‘Flavours of India’, ‘Delhi 6 Lane’ etc. it also presented a Delhi food-truck Festival Haat, snow dance, live performances and various other unique programs. It was a journey that covered everything from paani puri and native chaats to foreign waffles and pizzas. It was held from the 14th to 16th of December 2018 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Delhi.
4. Great Indian Food Festival 2015
It is a rare event when the most iconic of street food vendors come together and celebrate the flavours of India. This one day gathering is what a foodie’s dreams are made of, especially if you have a weakness for the spicy Indian cuisine. Be a part of this delicious celebration with your friends and family and find yourself getting lost into the aroma of special dishes from various parts of India.
This festival is popular for bringing out the best dishes from all over the country under one roof. It was held in the first week of the month of November at Dilli Haat, pitampura, New Delhi. It was held during the month of January in 2016.
5. 10 Heads Festival – Foodistan 2015
The name 10 Heads is obliged to the fact that this event is actually a mix of 10 different festivals, created by 10 handpicked supervisors, to create 10 extraordinary elements that make one massive and extraordinary festival. The food festival part that is a small section of this grand event is called Foodistan.
The place is a distinctive treat to anyone who takes part in it and is held during the last week of October. With importance to each of the 10 aspects included, was held during 22nd to 25th of October 2015.
Food festivals are the events that foodies wait for, every year. It is the time of the year where they get to satisfy their taste buds with pleasure. Such events are hosted often but not all occasions are convenient. Food of various tastes are always a different experience to everyone. Make sure you go to Delhi at least once in your lifetime and enjoy this unique and zestful experience that will fill both your mind and tummy with delicious delicacies.
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