1 Babu Shahi Bawarchi
Are you a fan of the Mughlai Cuisine, it’s great, but it gives you a hole in your pocket? The answer to this is Babu Shahi Bawarchi stationed in the domains of Matka Peer Dargah, Pragati Maidan. It serves some mouthwatering delightful Mughlai dishes. The surroundings are quiet and people stop by this place just to devour some delish biryani, known to be the best in the city. Babu Shah Bawarchi has been intact since the Mughals and the chefs say their ancestors had served Shah Jahan. The Biryani is cooked in kilo’s measure but usually, the stock ends by 7pm. So, you need to get in here early. Other heavenly dishes served are Chicken, Korma, Mutton Korma and Galouti Kebabs. 1 plate Chicken Biryani costs Rs. 70 and for 1 kilo of the biryani you pay just Rs. 350. Meal for two costs Rs. 350.
Locate the outlet at: -5, Dargah Matka Peer, Pragati Maidan.
2 Wenger’s Deli
Wenger’s is a bakery in the heart of Connaught place that needs no introduction. It has seen the city evolve through ages. The place is small with a seating capacity of 10. Non-veg club sandwich is made just right with Bacon, Chicken, and Eggs in a single sandwich. Mutton Shami Kebab and Mutton Shami Burger are best for an order. Chicken Lasagne is incredible, accompanied with two pieces of garlic bread. You will absolutely love the Nutella Waffles here; they are the best in the city undoubtedly. You can also try the Choco Crunch dessert. Meal for two costs Rs. 500.
Locate this treasure at:- A-18, Radial Road, CP.
If you are perpetually broke, yet want to party and eat to your heart’s content, we have Informal at Janpath. The place is peppy and exhilarating. Their 99 Menu items and Buffet Menu at Rs. 299 offers such satisfying delicacies.Their 99 Menu offers incredible Pizza, amazing Pasta, authentic Dal Makhani, everyone’s favourite Butter Chicken and our beloved Dahi Kebabs. Their Buffet Menu at 299 entails starters, main course, and desserts. To name a few, you must try Brownie with ice cream, Fish Curry, Mutton Rara, and Salads. The icing on the cake is Live Music Gigs all day every day. So, next time you are hungry and broke, sure visit Informal. Meal for two will cost you just Rs. 250.
Visit Informal at:- 52, Tolstoy Lane, Janpath.
4 Andhra Bhawan
Enter the world of Gunpowder, Desi Ghee, Mutton Fry and Gonkura Achaar (pickles) in Andhra Bhawan. You indulge in the feast, digging your fingers into the meal. A delightful South Indian hospitality offers unlimited helpings of rice and rasam. You can always settle down at the famous tried and tasted Idlis and Dosas. It’s a place for nostalgic South Indians and the rest of us who crave for the authentic taste of South Indian Cuisines. It is cheap, delicious and incredibly different from other counterparts. For two, you just need to spend Rs. 250.
It is located at:- Ashoka Road.
5 Khan Chacha
Khan Chacha has come a long way from a hole in the wall at Khan Market to the heart of Delhi, CP. They have retained the grandeur of their humble rolls. It has wooden floors and viewable kitchen, all of it has an old school charm to it. A gallery is dedicated to photographs of the owner with actors, cricketers, and even international football players. The aura makes you feel special as if you are one of the stars visiting. It entices you into a perspective of seeing it, believe it. For two people, you just need 400 bucks to spend.
You can find Khan Chacha at:- D block, CP.
6 Indian Coffee House
This rusty old place is in the heart of Delhi which is legendary. It’s an experience that you must have, sipping the special coffee, sitting in open air admiring the beautiful Lutyen’s architecture in the background can’t be replicated anywhere. Here, Rs. 200 is all you need for two people.
It’s located at:- 2ndFloor, Mohan Singh Place, CP.
7 Keventers (now Shake Square)
Situated right next to Wenger’s is this place which is supremely popular for milkshakes. They also serve several snacks like Sandwiches, Patties, Grilled Sandwiches, Rolls, Cream Rolls, etc. You can try any sandwich here at just Rs. 50. Most shakes cost Rs. 50. You can have the very famous Butterscotch Shake. Meal for two will just cost you around 200 bucks. It is situated at:- Radial Road, A Block, CP.
8 Rajinder Da Dhaba
They use the word Dhaba but it looks nothing as such. It’s always crowded, so it leaves you with waiting period for tables. Their ‘Galoutis’, Tawa Mutton and Curry will entice your soul. For two, it will cost you approximately 350 rupees.
It is located at:- AB14, Safdarjung Enclave Market.
9 Woodbox Cafe
The fact that you are broke and eating here is not reflected in the interiors. It’s an ideal place to have cheap but delicious food. Try the delectable Chicken Burger. Starting at just Rs. 40 you can have your feast here.
The address is:- Shop 18, Opposite Venketeshawara College, Satya Niketan.
QD’s has been long known as the student hub. This place leaves you nostalgic. Don’t miss the Chicken Tandoori Momos. Items here start at just Rs. 36.
It is located at:- 2520, 1st Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Lane, DU, GTB Nagar.
11 Chacha Di Hatti
At extremely pocket friendly rates, you can get slices of heaven. This is the most popular place to have Chole Bature. Items start at a mere 20 bucks.
The address is:- 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar.
12 Big Yellow Door
It has budget-friendly food in an artistic and warm ambiance. What more do you need to visit this place? The price of items starts at Rs. 50.
It is located at:- H8 B, Near GTB Nagar Metro station and H8, Opposite Venketeshawara College, Satya Niketan.
13 AIM Cafe
It is a small and quiet café that invites people who appreciate good food, refreshing beverages, and mouth-watering desserts. Starting at Rs. 60, you can have your feast here.
You can locate it at:- 1611, Outram Lane, DU-GTB Nagar.
14 34, Chowringhee Lane
Simple ambiance and generous helpings are what it’s all about. Rolls here are to die for. Meals start at Rs. 40.
Its location is:- 93, Opposite Venketeshawara College, Satya Niketan.
15 Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale
Nihari is a traditional dish of Muslims of Delhi, Bhopal, and Lucknow. It is a stew consisting of slow cooked meat. The meat is mainly lamb. The tender bites of meat and flavorful bone marrow are heavenly. Meal for two will take you approx. Rs. 300. It is located near Jama Masjid.
16 Bistro 37
You will be impressed by the quality of food here. It gives you the feel of a Mexican cafe.DC sandwich, B37 sandwich, Gobbler and Lamb burgers are to die for. For two, you need to spend Rs. 250 only.
Visit Bistro37 at:- Godavari Complex, Noida Sector 37.
It is locally known as the tea shop. It’s run by an old couple since 1995 who were originally tea planters. Jasmine Green Tea, Hazelnut Coffee, and Grilled Sandwiches are a must try. Meal for two will hardly cost you Rs. 300.
Visit Teasta at:- Godavari Complex, Noida Sector 37.
18 Al Bake
Al Bake offers undisputedly the best shawarma in the city. It has branches in New Friends Colony and Noida. Chicken Shawarma and Paneer Shawarma are our favorites. Rs. 250 is all you need for two people.
Visit Al Bake at:-Godavari Complex, Noida Sector 37.
19 Jain Chawal Wale
Near Regal Building in CP, we have a small shop that opens at 5am. It offers all kinds of Parantha, Lassi, Snacks, Samosa, Chawal Combo meals, Chhole Bhature to name a few. Their authentic taste is loved by us. For one plate of the most famous Rajma Chawal you just pay Rs.50. For two it costs 200 bucks. It is located near Regal Building, CP.
Last but not the least Karim’s is a paradise for all non-veg foodies. It’s drenched in history and aroma of spices. Must tries are Mutton Barra, Seekh Kebabs and the Brain Curry. Rs. 250 is the cost for two.
Find Karim’s in:- Jama Masjid Lane, Delhi 6.