College life is demanding and we are constantly struggling and juggling between assignments and classes, always looking for that perfect moment to escape. For us escape could be partying all night after submitting an assignment or for some, it could be indulging a milkshake or sandwich with friends at the local food joints. If you belong to the latter category, then our Foodie writer brings you 13 food joints that are not the only budget friendly but also perfect for your next escape getaway.
#1 Doner Rolls at Arabian Delites, Defence Colony
This tiny eatery in Defence Colony has some of the yummiest shawarma rolls amongst all food joints present here. American Doner and Spicy Chicken Doner are my personal favorites and would definitely recommend one to try their Mint Hummus, and their Kebabs are definitely worth a try.
#2 Tandoori Malai Momos at Hunger Strike, Amar Colony
If you are a momo lover, then you must try out this place. This hidden gem amongst all food joints in Delhi is famous for its Tandoori Malai Momos. Be there on time since this place has a long queue.
#3 Chur Chur Naan at Chawla De Mashoor Special Naan, Paharganj
Situated in a corner, this place is hard to locate. Chawla is famous for its Amritsari Chur Chur Naan; dripping with butter. His yummy chole perfectly compliments the naan.
#4 Chicken Curry at Kake da Dhaba, Connaught Place
This Dhaba is tiny and you may even doubt our recommendation but don’t judge the book by its cover. Kaka da Dhaba is famous for its chicken curry and biryani. It is located on the Outer Circle of Connaught Place.
#5 Cold Coffee at DePaul’s, Janpath
After an exhausting day haggling and shopping at Janpath, stop at this place to refresh yourself. They serve cold coffee in tiny bottles that you may also carry back as a souvenir back home. Their sandwiches are equally good and you could either try Mexican Chipotle Sandwich or Tandoori Paneer Sandwich.
#6 Sandwiches at Hawkers House, Jangpura
When you enter this store, it looks any other department store but there is a little door that leads into a secret room that serves some of the simplest and best sandwiches you can ever find. The sandwiches served with a delicious green chutney are to die for and trust me you won’t know when to stop. I recommend that you try either their ham or chicken sandwich. If you are a vegetarian, then try Grilled Veg Sandwich.
#7 Kebabs at Karim’s, Jama Masjid
If you live in Delhi or are visiting Delhi, then a trip to old Delhi is a must. Karim is the best place for Mughlai food lovers. Not just their kebab is exceptional but you must try Karim’s Chicken Jehangiri and Biryani. And if you plan to have breakfast in Old Delhi, then go for their famous Nihari.
#8 Parathas at Moolchand Paranthe Wala, Lajpat Nagar
Not in a mood to go to parathewali gali for breakfast in Old Delhi? Then you must try our Moolchand Paranthe Wala in Lajpat Nagar. His butter dripping egg parathas and aloo parathas are a must. Savor these parathas with sweet lassi.
#9 Rolls at Khan Chacha, Khan Market
Not a joint like the ones I mentioned above, Khan Chacha has great rolls. Their Mutton Tikka rolls and Veg Hariyali rolls will melt in your mouth. The green chutney they serve with rolls is to die for.
#10 Chaats at Bittu Tikki Wala, Netaji Subhash Place
It has its franchise almost everywhere in Delhi but this is the place to go to for aloo papri chaats and tikka chats much as the name suggests. For every street food craving, Bittu Tikki Wala or BTW is the best place to go to. Wash down spices with their famous kulfi.
#11 Shakes at Keventers
Keventers first shop was opened in Connaught place. Perfect place to visit after you relish Kake da Dhaba chicken curry. The milkshakes are served in old-style milk bottles and come in different flavors. Butterscotch and Chocolate shakes are always in high demand.
#12 Rolls at Rolls King, Food Joints in Noida
A new venture opened in Noida, Rolls King provides an entire meal inside its roll. Personally, I have never been able to finish one roll no matter how much my tongue demands the taste. Their special roll, mutton seekh role and veh shammi rolls are a must try.
#13 Momos at Dolma Aunty Momos, Lajpat Nagar
Another hangout for momo lover, Dolma Aunty Momos will not disappoint you. They serve Chicken, Vegetarian and Paneer Momos along with a typical fiery red sauce. We are sure your stomach is grumbling and creating a ruckus. So go take that well-deserved break and try out one of these joints. Happy Eating!
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