6 Best Pocket Friendly Places to Eat at in Delhi

21st Sep 2014

Cha Bar

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Naivedyam, Hauz khas Village

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The Potbelly roof top Cafe

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Woodbox Cafe

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Photo of Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi

’People will travel anywhere for good food- it’s crazy.’’

This bizarre combination makes one want to discover any city and is the best kind of investment we make for the sake of decadence. A food capital as it already is, Delhi is a labyrinth of connections that interlinks one neighbourhood to another. Is it a fortunate serendipity? I think so. Succumb to it, feed on attention and live the self-indulgence. While some of us are financially challenged as students or something or other, these particular eateries prove that you don’t need a silver fork to eat good food and have a great time. Explore an array of advertised traditions served at these unique settings in the form of delish cuisines in Delhi, which is not an exactitude of what can be termed as ‘’cultural capital’’, but interestingly it is an epitome of clustered cultural individuality.

Check out these cheap restaurants in Delhi, Happy food tripping! The bustle of Food, Music and creativity awaits you.

The Potbelly Roof top Cafe, Shahpur Jat! Hyped as an urban village now, it is all artsy behind the rural facade. As a canvas for unique graffiti, this place has been in the limelight for food joints worth exploring & one of the best budget restaurant in Delhi. This particular rooftop cafe is a hippie happy place admired for its quirky sitting area and vibrantly vivacious interiors. Give your usual cuisine flavours a rest and stop by for a Bihari Sandwich and a cup of joe.

Photo of The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi

Diggin, Opposite Gargi College! Slightly pricey, but I personally love its rustic charm, huge windows ornamented with hanging lights and creatively painted walls that symbolizes an effervescent quality, making it currently a favourite hangout spot among students and tourists. The homely decor of this place keeps it occupied, so reservations recommended!

Photo of Diggin, Anand Lok, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi

Rose Cafe, Saket! After Chattarpur’s lesser-known cafe one of the cheap places to eat in Delhi, French affair closed down, it was hard to find something as homely and for the lack of better term, enchantingly Victorian. Everything about this place is quite rosy; a cafe with a countryside decor away from the hustle-bustle of the mall rats and big multiplexes is precisely designed to complement the surrounding hues of nature’s beauty.

Photo of Rose Cafe, Saiyad ul Ajaib, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi

Naivedyam, Hauz khas Village! It is a herculean task to find a personal, intimate and cheap restaurant in Delhi, especially in South Delhi. Naivedyam is a South-Indian restaurant with fantastic interiors and finger-licking food. Overshadowed by other more happening aka expensive joints, this place is perfect for a relaxed evening dinner.

Photo of Hauz khas village by Harleen Kalsi

Woodbox Cafe, GTB Nagar, Delhi University! As a Delhi University alumni, this place was/is one of my favourite places to stop by for some delectable healthy snacks and fine cup of tea as it is cheap and best place to eat in Delhi. If you are high on hunger and short on budget, this trendy little cafe is a saviour for you.

Photo of Woodbox Cafe, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi

Cha Bar, Connaught Place! Best place for a calm afternoon. This place is more than just food. Just being here is a sheer delight, it is a book cafe to satiate both, a dull appetite and recharge those lethargic brain cells. Read on as you order your favourite tea out of their long list of varieties.

Photo of Cha Bar, Barakhamba Road, Block N, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Harleen Kalsi
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I had visited CHA bar in c.p and it doesn't made hole in my pocket :D...I also wrote similar article but affordable restaurants in connaught place
Wed 04 19 17, 00:33 · Reply · Report
I think the cheap ‘restaurants’ in Delhi are the dhabas. I hate the fuss of having to visit an expensive eatery. The roadside dhabas serve the best vegetarian food, too.
Tue 11 24 15, 20:50 · Reply · Report
There’s no place quite like Karim’s in Delhi. The paaya nihari and phirni after the meal made me happy! It is for sure among the best restaurants in Delhi.
Tue 11 24 15, 01:37 · Reply · Report
Big Yellow Door in North Campus of DU is among the cheap places to eat in Delhi. The place is known for its drinks. My personal favorite would have to be rocky road shake. I paid a bill of Rs 250 and left full!
Mon 11 23 15, 20:11 · Reply · Report
The area near Chawri Bazaar metro station can put you off food. But, the best sheikh kebabs by Ustaad Moinuddin will be worth it. They come for just Rs 8 per seekh. It is among the best restaurants in Delhi for street food.
Mon 11 23 15, 17:17 · Reply · Report
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