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Being the National Capital of India, Delhi is a city known for its diversity not only in people, cultures and lifestyles but also in food. It is a place where you can find an inexhaustible variety of cuisines and mouth-watering dishes. Undoubtedly, Delhi has become the dream destination of every foodie. The city is jam-packed with cafes, restaurants, eateries and street food stalls. So, if you want to have memorable culinary experiences, here we are with a foodie’s guide to a weekend in Delhi:

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1. North Campus

North Campus is a spot loved by foodies. It is chock-full of street food stalls, snacking joints, quaint cafes and multi-cuisine restaurants. It is an incredible place to go when you are low on budget and high on appetite. Chache Di Hatti is one of the oldest and most popular joints in North Campus. They are extremely well-known for their delectable Chhole Bhature. The place is really crowded most of the times and takes a lot of time to serve. But, the heavenly taste is worth the wait. Bille Di Hatti is another joint in North campus famous for its tasty Chhole Puri and Creamy Lassi. Momos Point is a small eatery that serves Chinese cuisine and is quite popular in North Campus.

2. Hudson Lane

Hudson Lane, located in GTB Nagar, is lined with fine cafes and great restaurants that serve Italian dishes, fast food and a variety of drinks. Woodbox Cafe on Hudson Lane is really popular for its huge all-vegetarian platter, Bunny Chow and flavoured cold coffee. Indus Flavour is a restaurant on Hudson Lane known for its fusion of Indian and International cuisines. Big Yellow Door, another one of Hudson Lane’s delights, is well-liked for its vintage decor and Cheesy Butter Chicken Pizza. Ministry of Cafe, Shooters Bar and YOLO 21 are other popular places on Hudson Lane.

3. Satyaniketan

Satyaniketan, also called South Campus, is dotted with amazing cafes and eateries that serve fast food, various cuisines like North Indian, American, Chinese and Italian, and a large range of shakes and mocktails. QD’s is a great multi-cuisine restaurant and is well-known for serving delicious Tandoori Momos with mint chutney. Echoes is a cafe in Satyaniketan which is extremely popular for its initiative towards incorporating the specially-abled in the society by hiring deaf and mute staff. Apart from their disabled-friendly design, their Chicken Lasagna, Chocolate Sundae, Oreo Shake and Fried Chicken are worth a try. Some other cafes in Satyaniketan such as Kev’s and Cafeteria and Co. are great too.

4. Netaji Subhash Place (NSP)

When you want a variety in food, NSP is an obvious option. Several cafes, joints and restaurants piled up here offer almost every and any cuisine you could think of. Billu’s Hut is a great place for spice and cheese lovers who want to grab a quick bite. Its Schezwan Maggi, Chilli Chaap Maggi and Pasta Sauce Maggi are delicious. Bittoo Tikki Wala (BTW) is also one of the NSP’s iconic restaurants, which is quite popular for its Aloo Tikki and Chaat. Sura Vie, Eleven Course and Barbeque Nation are some of the great multi-cuisine restaurants in NSP.

5. Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is extremely popular for its wide ranged and delicious cuisines and tops the list of must eat places in Delhi. It is heaven on Earth for those who love authentic Mughlai cuisine, street food and sweets. Chainaram is a confectionary in Chandni Chowk that has become a legend over the years and is frequently covered by major dailies. Indian-sweets lovers cannot resist Chainaram’s infamous Karachi Halwa. Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala is a street food shop located in Chandni Chowk that can never disappoint when it comes to its legendary Dahi Bhalle and Daal-filled Tikkis. Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner is a chaat stall put up only to serve its delicious Aloo-Kachaloo Chaat. For those who love Punjabi cuisine, make it a point to visit Kakke Di Hatti in Chandni Chowk that serves really delicious Kulchas, Paranthas and Chole Bhatures along with many types of faloodas and kulfis. Meghraj & Sons, Haldiram, Old Famous Jalebiwala, Khemchand Adesh Kumar’s Daulat Ki Chaat, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs and Lotan Chole Wala are some other notable places you can visit while you are in Old Delhi.

6. Jama Masjid

The area around Jama Masjid and the lane opposite to it, Bazaar Matia Mahal is an exceptional place for Chicken and Mutton lovers. Karim’s is known to serve the best non-vegetarian street food in Delhi like Mutton Korma, Kebabs, Brain Curry and Mutton Burra. Al Jawahar, located nearby Karim’s, gives it strong competition. Kaleji Gurda, Chicken Changezi, Chicken Biryani, Shammi Kebabs and Khameeri Roti are the best dishes served here. Aslam Chicken Corner, Haji Mohd. Hussain Fried Chicken, Kallan Sweets and Ameer Sweet House are some other places in this area that serve mouth-watering Keema Samosas, Kebabs-grilled Botis and Jalebis.

Delhi is a paradise for food lovers. These are a few of many places in Delhi known for their delicious food. So, let the foodie in you surface and have memorable culinary adventures.

FAQs

  • Q. Is there a particular closing time for Hudson Lane?
  • No, there isn’t a specific closing timing for Hudson Lane. Various restaurants and cafes have their own opening and closing timings. Socially High Restro and Cafe stays open till 4 a.m. While Virzin Wolf Cafe and Taxi Bar and Cafe stay open until 1 a.m.

  • Q. Which is the best place for non-vegetarians in Chandni Chowk?
  • Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs in Chandni Chowk is a great place for non-vegetarians. They serve a variety of delicious Kebabs like Seekh Kebabs and Beef Kebabs along with onions and green chutney. The place is open only in the evening.

  • Q. Is there any good vegetarian food place available in Jama Masjid?
  • Sultan Ji Sweets and Snacks in Bazaar Matia Mahal serves delicious street food and sweets. It opens at 3 a.m. and closes at midnight. The place is very popular for being the only place in Delhi that serves Mawa Jalebis also called Black Jalebis.