Delhi

Thali* containing dal, thoran, aloo, sambar, moru, rasam, pappad, pickle, porotta (2pcs) and dessert.

Home-style Kerala thali with a different menu everyday, with unlimited helpings (except porottas, papad and dessert). Meat lovers can enjoy their beef fry with porottas in under 100.

38 incher

Vegetarian Non-veg

When

8am — 11pm

*above thali available only from noon onwards everyday.

Where

125 A, Gautam Nagar. Near Green Park Metro station.

Location: 28.560201,77.210801

80

South Cafe

9 inch thin crust mozzarella + cheddar cheese pizza (choose from 5 options).

A cheese outlet with an experimental (but long running) kitchen serving delicious pizza. They usually have some fresh cheese and/or cheese based products for tasting too. Don’t miss the Tiramisu if available.

26"

Vegetarian

When

10am — 7/8pm*
Sundays closed

*might be open as late as 9pm

Where

F 351 (Basement), Lado Sarai
Mehrauli

If driving down, best to park outside Lado Sarai and walk to the store.

Location: 28.524585,77.191974

95

Cheese Chaplin

A plate of Pav Bhaji + Extra Pav (with free additional helping of Bhaji)

Nostalgia inducing for folks used to the Bombay style bhaji recipe. Doubly satisfying given the difficulty to come by such a vendor in Delhi.

34 incher

Vegetarian

When

4:30/5pm — 10:30pm

Where

Near UCO Bank,
D2, Model Town 3

Location: 28.7084454,77.1849606

95

Arjun Tea and Snacks

Shahi Paneer + Aloo Jeera + 3 Laccha Paranthas

Request your laccha paranthas to be spiced with namak mirch while placing your order. The Deer Park right next door is perfect for that post-meal stroll.

34 incher

Vegetarian

When

Noon — 3:30/4pm
7pm — 10:30/11pm

Where

Opposite Y-14A, Green Park. Right down the lane that cuts through the Green Park market.

Location: 28.557357,77.201204

₹100

Sat Pal Ji Da Dhaba

Lunch thali* containing 2 Veggies, Dal, 2 Rotis, Rice, Raita, Papad and a Gulab Jamun + a drink (like Jaljeera) on the side.

A relaxed indoor canteen serving Indian, Chinese and South Indian dishes alongside a healthy dosage of classic Bollywood numbers and the frequent whistling sizzlers.

34 incher

Vegetarian Non-veg

When

10:30am — 3:30pm
6:30pm — 10:00pm

*above thali available only during weekday lunches (12:30pm — 3pm)

Where

Secular House, 1 Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
Qutub Institutional Area

Right at the intersection of Aruna Asaf Ali Marg and Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg.

Location: 28.544128,77.178362

80

Secular House Canteen

2 Chur Chur Naans (Gobi, Pyaaz or Aloo) + Dal Makhni + Cholle + Raita + Salad + Chaach

Two vendors (Sanjay and Vijay) standing side by side. Both their offerings are comparable, but Sanjay has some additional unusual stuffings like mushroom, soya keema, cheese, pizza etc.

30 in.

Vegetarian

When

10/10:30am — 5/5:30pm

Where

Across the parking below Moolchand metro station.

Location: 28.563341,77.234423

70

Sanjay/Vijay Ke Chur Chur Naan

Thali having 3 Veggies, Kheer/Raita and unlimited helpings of Dal, Roti and Rice.

Home-style North Indian thali with a different menu everyday. Typically has a dry veggie, a gravy veggie and a paneer dish. Extra veggie helpings @ Rs 10.

34 incher

Vegetarian

When

10am — 3:30pm
6:30pm — 11pm

Where

680, Church Misson Road,
Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk

Location: 28.658614,77.223375

90

Annapurna Bhoj

Serving of Buff Biryani (500 gms.)

Long flavourful rice, tender meat, a touch of pickle and lots of fat @ Rs 120 per kg. More on our blog.

38 incher

Non-veg

When

10am — 10/11pm (until stocks last)

Where

735, Haveli Azam Khan,
Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid

Walk up to Chitli Qabar Chowk on Matia Mahal and turn into Gali Haveli Azam Khan. Proceed 200 to 300 metres further into this lane, turning left at T-intersections a couple of times. When in doubt, ask for Toufeeq’s Biryani.

Location: 28.647097,77.235035

60

Dil Pasand Biryani Point

2 Paranthas (Mix Veg and Rabri) + 3 Veggies + 2 Chutneys + Pickle

Established in 1872 — the oldest shop in Paranthewali Gali. They offer about 30-odd varieties of stuffed, deep fried paranthas priced Rs 40–55.

30 in.

Vegetarian

When

8am — 11pm

Where

34, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk

Location: 28.656053,77.230384

95

Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan

2 Paranthas (Aloo and Pyaaz) + half Dal Fry + Raita + Tea

They offer tandoori paranthas during the day and tawa paranthas in the evening.

30 in.

Vegetarian

When

11am — 4pm (except Sundays)
7pm — 1am

Where

Opposite Town Hall, Chandni Chowk. Climb up the stairs right next to the Kotak ATM.

Location: 28.656345,77.22761

93

Asha Ram Foods

Idli Sambhar + Masala Dosa + Rava Kesari

Wide array of South Indian dishes between Rs 30–50. Expect a bustling atmosphere as Jantar Mantar Road is a designated protest venue.

34 incher

Vegetarian

When

8:30am — 9/9:30pm
Sundays closed

Where

Opposite Jantar Mantar. About 100-150 metres. into Jantar Mantar Road when you enter from Tolstoy Road.

Location: 28.625034,77.21579

₹100

South Indian Snacks Centre (Jantar Mantar)

Chur Chur Naan + Dal Makhni + Channa Masala + Raita + Salad

You can choose from Paneer, Aloo or Gobi stuffing or go for a Missi Roti.

30 in.

Vegetarian

When

8am — 10pm

Where

9005, Chowk Multani Dhanda,
Pahar Ganj

Location: 28.645786,77.211058

80

Pradeep Corner

Masala Dosa + Uttapam + Special Coffee

A large terrace with the perfect setting for gup-shup. Expect mediocre food. More on our blog.

30 in.

Vegetarian Non-veg

When

9am — 9pm

Where

2nd Floor, Mohan Singh Place,
Baba Kharak Singh Marg

Location: 28.63083,77.216268

92

Indian Coffee House

Rajma Chawal with a dash of curd and pudina chutney + Papad + Salad + Gulab Jamun/Coke

Choose from Rajma, Kadhi, Shahi Paneer or Cholle Chawal. If you’re hungrier, go for their special or deluxe thali.

30 in.

Vegetarian

When

9am — 7:30 to 8pm

Where

Shankar Market on Outer Circle Connaught Place.

Location: 28.633565,77.223073

50

Shankar Market Ke Mashoor Rajma Chawal

2 Tawa Paranthas (Pyaaz, Gobi or Egg) + Dal + Raita + Pickle + Tea

Also available: Paneer paranthas @ Rs 35. Pyaaz parantha is their standout. More on our blog.

34 incher

Vegetarian

When

8am — 11pm

Where

Opposite the metro parking under Moolchand station.

Location: 28.563536,77.234219

62

Moolchand Paranthewala