Delhi’s 10 Best Street Shopping Markets & What They’re Famous For

Tushar posted on 23 October

Our beloved town has street markets like no other city. The bustling crowd, the lively vibe, the scrumptious food, and most importantly, the soul-pleasing shopping sprees—we got it all. Keeping in mind our love for the streets, here are Delhi’s 10 best street shopping markets.

Janpath

When it comes to budget shopping, right in Delhi’s heart is Janpath where you can sweep the streets and score everything amazing from ethnic wear, junk jewellery, footwear, clothing, and so much more at dirt cheap prices. Do work on your bargaining skills, though, you’ll need them at every corner. From Tibetan market to Gujarati market, leading up to the main market, this place will solve any shopping problem. Embroidered handbags, anyone?

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Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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    Lajpat Nagar

    Affordable fabrics, garments, textiles, food, electronics and everything else that makes up our modern life can be bought or consumed at the Lajpat Nagar market. You’ll also be able to score some pretty cool stationery, Sabhyasachi inspired borders and trimmings, and budget home decor products. And please don’t leave without having these tandoori momos!

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    Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi

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      Sarojini Nagar

      The cheap yet stylish merch found at Sarojini Nagar largely goes unparalleled. You’ll find everything from cute tops to all out dresses, from export surplus to eerily spot-on knock-offs, and everything from cartoon and anime printed tees to suede bags, leather shoes, hipster shades, and cool belts. Learn how to scour Sarojini and you’ve stocked your arsenal with a much needed skill. Don’t just send your girlfriend on a shopping rampage, Sarojini is for us guys to raid, too.

      Chandni Chowk

      The famous shopping hub of Chandni Chowk has got hidden gems none of us would’ve even cared to look for. Like this hipster crockery shop or this restored Haveli where you can gorge on amazing food. Talking about food, you need to try these amazing poori aloo for a hearty brekkie or these spicy kebabs for a flavour punch.

      There’s everything from saris to silver, stationery to accessories, and home decor to electronic products to be bought at lower than market prices. You’re in for a lot of walking, so do wear some comfy shoes. There’s so much breathtaking ancient architecture in this area, you’re bound to forget which time period you’re actually living in. Done with the hustle for the day? Why not catch up over a hookah sesh at the Walled City Cafe?

      Majnu Ka Tila

      Authentic Tibetan and Korean food, budget ways to add glam to your wardrobe, all the way to clothes, shoes, accessories and more, Majnu Ka Tila has everything you need to spend a busy day out with your BFF. Hit up any of the laphing, momo, or thukpa places or catch some quiet over a decent cup of coffee and let the gossip unravel.

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      New Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tilla, New Delhi

        Jwala Heri

        With so much to choose from, Jwala Heri proves to be a market of many choices and in turn, leaves you scratching your head. The market covers a massive area in West Delhi and has food, lifestyle, and culture alike. Make sure your wallet’s stacked when you go here, you’re gonna wanna buy everything. Looking for a complete map of the market with where to go and what to do? Here’s our all-in-one hood guide.

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        Jwalaheri Village, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi

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          Sadar Bazar

          One of the biggest wholesale markets in town, Sadar Bazar stands as a labyrinth packed with street food, shopping, and lifestyle. You’ll find almost anything you’re looking for here—be it props for your next house party, your next seven pairs of jeans, or even the next hi-tech gadget.

          The vendors here are experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable traders who have stood the test of time, so you can assure yourself quality products. This place is also a papdi chaat and kachori heaven, so get ready to stuff your face.

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          Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi

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            GK M Block market is a shopper’s paradise from the moment you enter {as long as you’re entering from the Brown Sugar side}.  From sturdy handbags inspired by the likes of Prada and Gucci to pretty wedding-y clutches to everyday kurtas, blouses and palazzos, there’s a world to choose from and there’s lots of bargaining margins. You’ll love the jhumkis we found at this little stall and this little store where everything’s for INR 350.

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            Block A, Sector 4, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

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              Gaffar Market

              Famous for the plethora of mobile cover vendors and gadget repair shops, Gaffar Market is the electronics nucleus of the town. You’ll find phones, laptops, TVs, music systems, gaming consoles and anything else at a cheaper than market price. There’s also the usual street food suspects like aloo chaat, golgappas, and papdi chaat. Also, don’t dare miss the famous Raviraj Di Kulfi—it knows how to live up to its name. Here’s a little heads up on what to do in Ghaffar Market.