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Quite Benaras Wala: Iconic Paan Shops in Delhi

Kasturi posted on 11 November

While we love our ice cream after a meal, nothing quite hits the palate as strongly as a well-made paan. We rounded up Delhi’s most beloved paan-walas and hope you love it!

LBB’s Loving

Claridges Paan Shop

Reader’s Vote

Prince Paan

Prince Paan

We love the GK1 outlet, which has been around since 1965. Doing Chocolate Paan, Saada Paan and Meetha Paan like a boss, this is our go-to after a meal.

Read more here. 

Where: M 29/5, GK 1

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Price: INR 30 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 29245052

Fast Food Restaurants

M-29/5, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

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Gupta Paan Palace

Started by Satish Gupta in 1950, they have Banarasi, Manghai Ganga-Anarkali, Golta, Jagannathi, Special Turbo Mix Mava, and our favourite, the Chuski Paan {crushed ice and rose flavours}. They’re also open to catering. Find their different paans here. 

Where: Pcp 01, Connaught Place D Block

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Price: INR 20 onwards

Timings: 9am – 11pm

Contact:  +91 9999204775, +91 9891222577

Check out their website here. 

Fast Food Restaurants

D Block, Opp. Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Pandey’s Paan Shop

Established in 1943, this paan shop has even catered to Barack Obama, too! We love their long list of sada paans and 50 varieties of sweet paan in dry fruit, fresh fruit, berry and chocolate. Try their Butterscotch fudge and special Madhuri Paan.

Where: Shop No-3, North Avenue, South Block

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Price: INR 100 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 11.30pm

Contact:  01123094043, +91 9013447404, +91 9871414218

Check out their website here. Check out their Facebook page here. 

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3, New MP's Market, Near RML Hospital, President's Estate, New Delhi

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Bhandari Paan

Lalu Yadav is known to be a regular purveyor of this paan shop’s delicacies {established in 1982}. Qiwam Paan, Meetha Paan and Tobacco Paan seem to be the most popular here, but we love that we can also get bespoke paan. They accept wedding and party orders, too.

Where: PT-71, Chanakya Cinema Main Gate, Chanakya Puri

Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh

Price: INR 60 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  + 91 9873283080 or click here. 

Check out their website here.

Yamu’s Panchayat

Try their Paan Aadab, which is coated with real gold and silver and stuffed with exotic saffron and other fillings {priced at INR 251}. You can also try out their dry paan, churan, chocolates and chuskis.

Where: 92, NDMC Market, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Price: INR 30 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 23414644

Check out their website here. 

Fast Food Restaurants

92, NDMC Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Hori Lal

his paan corner in North Delhi has been around since 1980 and boy, are we loving it. They have an exclusive paan stall that stocks Cornetto Paan, Khajoor Paan and the Choco Crunchy Paan. The Choco Vanilla paan is a reader’s favourite at this spot.

Where: G-71, Aggarwal Metro Heights, Netaji Subhash Place

Nearest Metro Station: Netaji Subhash Place

Price: INR 30 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  + 91 9818619707 or contact here. 

Check out their website here. 

Fast Food Restaurants

Ground Floor, Aggarwal Millennium Tower, Netaji Subash Place, New Delhi

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Claridges Paan Shop

This Delhi treasure doles out Meetha Paan and Chocolate Paan to patrons by the second. The pandit ji knows how to pack a punch in one of those paan-bombs and customers who visit post 1am agree.

Where: Outside The Claridges Hotel, Aurangzeb Road

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

Price: INR 20 onwards

Timings: 11am – 1am

Fast Food Restaurants

Outside The Claridges Hotel, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi

Panditji

The Sada Banarasi Paan at the Kailash Colony market paan shop is one of the best in the city. You need to ask around a bit for the spot but it’s well worth it.

Where: Kailash Colony Market

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Price: INR 20 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Fast Food Restaurants

Kailash Colony Market, New Delhi

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