Thinking about college always makes us nostalgic but what we fondly remember is the memories from the canteen. From bunking lectures to copying notes, canteen has seen it all.
Here is a list of all the famous college canteens of India that are known to serve mouth-watering food:
1 Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Jadavpur University has six canteens, and the most famous canteen is Milan Da’s canteen. The popular dish is Dhoper Chop which is a huge egg-shaped snack filled with lots of stuffing. Apart from this, the menu includes chicken curry, chicken pakora, dal puri, noodles, burgers, ghooghni, and beverages like coffee, tea, and cold drinks.
2 M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women has one of the best canteens in South. They offer crispy and filling Choli Parotta which is hot and spicy. The canteen is strictly vegetarian. It also has famous Archana Sweets which is a big hit!
3 Manipal University
If you love having food at a classy place, then you must head to Manipal University. It has restaurants serving a variety of foods. Chinese restaurants like Yo Dragon serve Hakka Noodles, Manchurian, and Fried Rice. Hangyo Saiba is a restaurant which serves gravies and bread and other cuisines like Italian, Asian, and American. It is centrally air-conditioned.
4 Jai Hind College, Mumbai
Students studying in Jai Hind College, also known as Jai Hindites love to brag about their canteen which serves mouth-watering dishes. This canteen has everything ranging from dosa’s and pizza’s to chinese treats. They have a famous waiter named ‘John’ who became a favorite of John Abraham when he attended the college as a youngster.
5 Mithibai College of Science and Arts, Mumbai
The canteen of Mithibai College has been described as a spacious place offering hygienic food at affordable rates. They share a huge canteen with Narsee Monjee and UPG College. Its sandwich is famous among students while the dosa’s and vada pav’s are equally delicious. They also bake fresh bread and cupcakes every day.
6 Hansraj College, Delhi
Hansraj College has one of the most popular canteens in Delhi. It has a large hall which can accommodate more than 150 students at one time. It is famous for its samosa’s and spring rolls which are priced at affordable rates.
7 Loyola College, Chennai
For getting into Loyola College, one needs a good academic record. Apart from this, they offer non-vegetarian items that are delicious as compared to other colleges that serve only vegetarian dishes. Chicken fried rice is a top favorite among the students. They also serve brownies and donuts which add charm to their canteen.
8 Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Mount Carmel College is an all-girls college. It is one of the prestigious institutions in the country. Chechi’s canteen is popular among vegetarians who love to have Bisibele Bath and Chole Bhature while non-vegetarians love to have Fried Rice and Chili Chicken. They have other stalls like Nescafe, Momo Hut, and Chat Shop which are equally popular.
9 Christ University, Bangalore
If there was an award for best Indian college canteen, Christ University could easily grab it. They provide a wide range of options like there are two cafeterias for vegetarians, buffet service for non-vegetarians, a stall for juices, a food court, and a gourmet hall.
10 St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
St. Xavier’s College is right out of a romantic movie of Bollywood. Its canteen is fled with crowd and students from other colleges; thanks to its fest. This canteen is a delight as it offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali’s, umesh bhai’s bhel, and frankies.
11 Hindu College, Delhi
Hindu College is affiliated to the University of Delhi. It is considered one of the prestigious institutes. It has a spacious and hygienic canteen which serves a variety of dishes. Quick bites like bread omelette and filling items like rajma chawal are a must try in this college.
12 University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
University College of Medical Sciences is located in Dilshad Garden. It has a huge campus covering more than 85 cares. Its canteen is considered as a favorite hangout zone by many students. It offers a variety of foods at affordable prices.
13 IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur’s Canteen is definitely a delight for food lovers. Its most popular food item is Bhattu Maggi which is nothing but Maggi with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and bhujia, and cheese chottai which is Pav Bhaji with cheese. They also serve dahi sandwich and macho rice which is fried rice with curd.
14 MICA, Ahmedabad
MICA; located in Ahmedabad has the most popular canteen called Chota Canteen which is a popular hangout spot for students. They serve popular delicacies like noodles, burgers, and samosa. The canteen gets its name from a Chota wall which is a wall painted by seniors every year to record memorable events for juniors.
15 Narsee Monjee, Mumbai
Narsee Monjee is a prestigious institute in Mumbai. They serve delicious items from their menu which is a top favorite among students. Some of the items include Masala Pav, Grilled Sandwiches, Schezwan Fried Rice, and the most favorite – Pav Bhaji. Don’t forget to try their cupcakes from cakes and scoops counter.
16 St. Stephens College, Delhi
It will be a sin to miss out St. Stephens College from our list. Its canteen is famous for mince cutlets, chicken curry rice, and kashmiri omelette. They serve delicious dishes at affordable prices. Other items include chicken momos, nimbu paani, and samosa.
17 Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
Lady Shri Ram College is an all-girls college. Its canteen is famous for lemon and tomato rice which is served with their signature sambhar and chutney. Other dishes include cheese macaroni, vada pav, pizza, and mutton dosa.
18 Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi
The college of Venkateswara College serves strictly vegetarian food. They serve lip-smacking food like Samosa, Aloo Tikki, and Maggi. They keep on changing their menu seasonally offering a variety of options.
19 Sophia College, Mumbai
The canteen of Sophia College doesn’t allow outsiders to enter which is a loss for many food lovers. The college students boast about their chicken fried rice and vada pav.
20 MMK College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Anyone can go in and have the food their canteen has to offer as there is no system of ID Cards. They have famous stalls like Ravi Chinese and Jai Jawan which serve delicious food.