Mehar Chand and Sons

Mehar Chand and Sons, New Delhi: Address, Phone Number, Mehar Chand and Sons Reviews: 4/5

Mehar Chand and Sons
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Estb in 1917, Tea, Spices, Herbs and Nuts form the soul of this shop. Having excellent domain expertise, the shop provides total solutions in the above product categories with professional services and guidance.
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Neighborhood: Chandni Chowk
This densely populated neighbourhood of Old Delhi is more than three centuries old and is a prized treasure trove, home to diverse Indian communities is most popular for its heritage havelis, old bazaars and places of worship. Explore the everyday life of the locals as you walk into the spice, jewellery, dry fruits, wedding markets and build up an appetite for the Indian street food, including stuffed parathas & jalebis and Mughlai food at Karims. Head to the magnificient Jama Masjid for stunning views of Delhi 6, with the iconic symbol of India in the backdrop – Red Fort. The diversity of Old Delhi demands an entire day to truly enjoy all the treasures hidden in this culturally rich part of the city.
How to get there
  • Chandni Chowk • 9 min walk
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PhilthetravellerXI
Avoca Beach, Australia841 contributions
Great spices, nuts and teas.
Feb 2020
This is a great shop in the spice market area of Delhi and a nice escape from the noise and bustle of the markets. They offer very good service and a great range of spices, nuts and teas. Advice is freely offered to help with your decision making and prices very good. I bought a selection of wonderful teas and beautiful fresh salted cashew nuts – they were superb, far better than the nuts we at home. Well worth a visit in Delhi.
Written May 3, 2020
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matt s
5 contributions
Don't get ripped off
Dec 2019
If your tour guide brings you here do your self a favor and browse don't buy. Salespeople are very proficient in English and helpful then it is time to check out and someone who either doesn't know English or shrugs his shoulders any time he is asked a question totals the sales with pan and paper. Ultrimately we have no one to blame but ourselves but we were the pround owners of almost $300- of spices etc after the experience some wtih value such as the saffron but others such as a $150- bag of tea that allegedly is rare and premium but barely colored the water it was boiled in and resulted in the distinct taste of boiled water after the steeping.
Written March 24, 2020
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Ly3g
38 contributions
Tea was really not very good
Dec 2019
We were brought here by our guide during a tour of Old Delhi. The staff spoke English, the place was clean, the packages were nicely presented. We brought back several packages of tea , some for gifts, some for us, but only recently tried them. The one I opened (masala chai) was really not very good. The tea is granular with some seasoning/ spices but I don’t see any actual tea leaves...completely processed and the flavour to match. I would not recommend the tea from this store.
Written March 1, 2020
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6OfThe7Continents
Scottsdale, AZ1,539 contributions
Great spice market w great service!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Stopped here on my trip to India in February and really love the place, staff speak English really well which is really useful for what you are there for, whether you want to buy the spices for someone else or for something to cook on your own. Great selection of teas as well as mentioned in other reviews. I wish I had more room in my bag to take more home! The place has been in business for over 100 years, be sure to stop by!
Written February 3, 2020
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Susan S
Morehead City, NC101 contributions
Dishonest and poor quality
Nov 2019
We were brought there by our tour guide to the oldest spice shop in New Delhi (where he also received a commission). They are very nice and friendly. Once it was clear that we were willing to spend money, salespeople with even better English helped us. The first part of the issue is our mistake for not communicating with each other and verifying the prices. When it came to check out our bill was $300 and my husband said that can't be right. It is our fault that we did not go through the items and verify as we did not shop together and know what each other was buying. The checkout was done on a scratch pad as the computer was down. We had been told about the very special tea and there were two versions and I had looked at one that was $50. It turned out that I was sold one for $150. Again, this is our error as customers to not verify prices and do the correct conversion. They were clever businessmen who made a good sale to dumb tourists. However,I am upset about the lack of quality of the tea. We made a joke about how much we paid for this "special and rare" tea and how amazing it was going to be. However, we brewed according to directions and it had no flavor at all. It is lightly colored water and we felt further ripped off. We also purchased other spices which are fine but nothing special and much more expensive than other shops we visited. We contacted the store with our tea experience and they informed us that the issue was our palate and not their product. There are other shops that provide a more authentic experience at a fraction of the price.
Written February 1, 2020
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dsajill
MD41 contributions
Variety but know what you want
Dec 2019 • Couples
We let them guide us, mistake. Best selection, fun to tour the spices with the shop man. But we let them sell us US$150 emperors tea, which is watery, nothing special to drink. Other teas were nothing special. And cinnamon etc... totaling USA$250. I could have bought it all at home for $10.
Written December 1, 2019
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Edithvale
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
Mixed feelings about this shop.
Nov 2019
As per other reviewers. We were taken to this shop by our tour guide. No doubt pricey by Indian standards however, the shop is well presented, clean and they are not too pushy. However, as per other comments, they don't have recipes on how to use the spice. They give you very quick instructions but clearly their aim is to sell which is probably not to be unexpected...it's not a cooking class! However, we were in Delhi for one day so we didn't have a lot of time and it was part of the market tour so overall happy with the experience. Tip to the shop owners/sellers, get a website and add some instructions & recipes... that would be so helpful to your customers and also very good for your business.
Written November 19, 2019
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IntrepidNomad
Urandangie, Australia763 contributions
Interesting Introduction to Spices
Jun 2019 • Couples
This shop is in the Spice District of Old Delhi. There are numerous spice traders, but this is the trader that the guides seem to take most westerners to.

The owner speaks very good English and provides an extensive overview of the different spices used for Indian cooking. It was a lovely, heady experience and although no pressure is applied to buy, it was great we were with people who bought heaps of spices!

We bought a couple of teas which seemed tasty are looking forward to enjoying the brews.

The guides love to take visitors into this shop, if you are Australian, they tell you that George Calombaris shops here (that is no recommendation for me).

Definitely worth a visit if you get the chance.
Written July 4, 2019
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NFH
Lingfield, UK97 contributions
Lovely little shop
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very nice little shop that we were brought to on our rickshaw tour through Old Delhi. Fair prices, plenty of choice and you don't get hassled too much.
Written March 25, 2019
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Barney H
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Recipes
Aug 2018 • Business
I picked up many packets of spices but cannot find a single link to the A Kumar page on how to use any of them. The owner of the shop told me to find them on Facebook but I can't find their Facebook page either. Does anybody have a link to their page / instructions on how to use these spices? TIA
Written March 9, 2019
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