Dilli Heights: Underground Indian street food spot in downtown Vancouver

May 2 2023, 11:41 pm

We love a hidden spot in the city, especially when it happens to offer Indian-style street snacks.

Dilli Heights Chai Cafe & Bistro is a relatively new spot in downtown Vancouver, having just opened at the end of December.

Located downstairs at 436 Richards Street, Dilli Heights bills itself as a “Delhi-themed” cafe and bistro, offering dishes like samosa chaat, chicken momos, pav bhaji, rice bowls, sandwiches, and burgers, all with Indian flavours and ingredients.


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The prices here are very reasonable, too, as nearly everything on the menu is under $10, save for its larger rice bowl offerings.

Dilli Heights also has a selection of chai, including cardamom, ginger, and masala varieties, in addition to its signature “shakes and coolers,” which include drinks like a cold coffee frappe, mango milkshake, and lychee mojito, to name a few.

This spot isn’t immediately visible from the street, and you’ll have to head down a flight of stairs to get there, but it’s worth checking out for its affordable, shareable snacks and filling eats.

Dilli Heights is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.

Dilli Heights

Address: 436 Richards Street, Vancouver


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