It’s true that Delhi doesn’t disappoint any type of foodie. The national capital is considered as the treasure chest of gastronomical jewels. From the tangy street food to sophisticated fine dining, the city has the ability to satiate every palate and please all pockets. We understand that there’s always a need to save more, hence our guide will tell where you can indulge in without worrying about your wallet running empty. So without further ado, here’s our list of the top 10 cheap eateries in the capital that every foodie must visit.
Believe it or not, eating out is every Dilliwalas favourite pastime – one subject that unites the national capital’s diverse population. Many restaurants stay open till the wee hours and stay packed to bursting point serving some of the most delicious and varied cuisines. Although, Delhi is famous for the larger-than-life flare and high-end lifestyle, but Delhities love to eat at food joints that keeps the taste buds and pocket happy.
While drawing up the list of must-not-miss top 10 cheap eateries in Delhi for the food lovers, we realised that the capital has so much potential for gluttony. So, here’s presenting to you the best of places one must dine at to get a flavour of all that the state has to offer. These eating joints prove that one doesn’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
Famous for its signature dish ‘Tandoori Momos’, QD’s Restaurant is located in GTB Nagar, Delhi University. Ranked as the most-loved Momo joint of South Campus, the momos served here offer a unique combination of a hard outer crust and soft and gooey inside. Some of their offerings also include Crispy Chilly Potatoes, Chicken Tikka, Classic Frappe, and Fruit Beer. Just shell out Rs 300 and please your taste buds.
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Address: 294, Satyaniketan Market, Near Venkateshwara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi.
My Bar lounge
Are you running low on budget and having a sudden craving for alcohol and tasty snacks? Head straight to ‘My Bar lounge and Restaurant’ if you are interested to spend time in Connaught Place at a budgeted price. Visit this place for its lip smacking Non-Vegetarian Platter, Dahi ke Kebabs, Cheesy Bites and Mushroom Bruchetta.
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Address: G 68, Opposite Alka Hotel, Near Metro Exit 7 & 8, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Big Yellow Door
Looking for good seating, finger-licking foods, at budgeted price, then go to Big Yellow Door. This trendy place in North Campus opens at 8 am and famous for their drinks – Rocky Road Shake, Mojito and Lime Soda. This pocket-friendly food joint also offers Chicken Wings and Butter Chicken.
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Address: H-8B, Vijay Nagar, Opp NDPL Office, New Delhi – 110009.
Bromfy Public House
This popular late night hangout place is located in Kamla Nagar, North Campus. Famous among the college going kids for its trendy ambience, one can relish a variety of cuisines – American, Italian and North Indian food, at a pocket-friendly price of Rs 300 per person. It’s the perfect place if you are planning a birthday bash or get together. Don’t forget to try out their Honey Chilli Potatoes and Non-Veg Platter.
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Address: 4/3, Roopnagar, Opposite Kamla Nagar Market, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi.
The chefs of the house of Kathi Kebabs hail from the place where it originated ie. Kolkata. Established in the year 1998, The Kathi’s serve a huge variety of veg and non-veg rolls. Some of its famous offerings are Nine-Inch Kashmiri Kathi, Double Chicken Kathi and Chicken Roomali Roti. One can devour a complete meal at Rs 200 or below.
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Address: GF 5, PVR Anupam Complex, Community Centre, Saket, New Delhi.
34, Chowringhee Lane
If you love the taste of Kolkata rolls, head straight to 34, Chowringhee Lane. Located in South Campus, the students from Venkateshwara College are the ones who made the Chicken Roll, Mutton Keema Roll, Paneer Roll, Vegetable Roll, Farm Fresh Egg Roll, Aloo Roll famous among their peers.
Image Source: 34, Chowringhee Lane
Address: 9, Satya Niketan, opposite Venkateshwara College, New Delhi.
We bet that every non- vegetarian foodie in Delhi has visited the Karim’s located near Jama Masjid. If you are new to the city, we suggest visit Karim’s to enjoy the fresh aroma of spices, mutton barra, seekhs, nihari and the brain curry.
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Address: House No: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, Delhi – 110006.
The humble roll seller has come a long way from a hole in the wall outlet to a branch in the heart of capital, Connaught Place. The wooden floors, the viewable kitchen, the photographs of Javed Bhai with celebrities will surely make you feel special. A good, hearty meal costs around Rs 400.
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Address: D-3, Radial Road 5, Block D, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi – 110001.
Andhra Pradesh Bhavan Canteen
People love to throng Andhra Bhavan for the Hyderabadi Dum Biryani which is available only on Sundays. This place is definitely worth the effort as the unpretentious South Indian Thali and sumptuous Mutton Fry taste like heaven. Their Thalis are served with generous amount of gunpowder and ghee, gonkura pickle apart from the unlimited helpings of rice and rasam.
Image Source: Andhra Pradesh Bhavan Canteen
Address: 1, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, Delhi-110001.
Famous for their mouth-watering Shawarma, Al Bake is an absolute crowd puller with an average waiter service. Although, they offer North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese cuisines as well, but the real star is the succulent and melt in the mouth Shawarma served with greasy mayo.
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Address: Shop No. 21-23, Community Center Market, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, New Friends Colony, New Delhi – 110065.
It’s time to eat like a king. So, how many of these places have you been to? What other places would you recommend? Let us know in the comments below why you prefer these top food joints.