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1. Karim’s, Delhi (1913)

Tucked away in the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, Karim’s has been in business since 1913. Amidst the chaos of what could well be the microcosm of India, Karim’s is a haven for the hungry. Head over to Karim’s for its Nihari and Jahangiri and also the opportunity to watch life go by as you dig into your second plate of mutton biryani. Photograph: Saad Akhtar/Flickr

10 restaurants, bars and cafes older than independent India!

Independence Day is right around the corner. As India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2019 it seems as good a time as any to take the proverbial walk down memory lane and look back at some of the oldest restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in India.