We’re always trying to eat fresh, but if you have to get home after a hard day’s work and get to combining spices, and then follow up with cooking, it can take up half your night. We scoured the city for places that have already done step 1 for you; all you need to do is pop those lamb chops into the frying pan or the oven. Here’s to some fresh meat eats.

The Taste

This grocery store cum meat shop has the tastiest lamb chops, pork chops and a whole array of ready-to-eat treats such as Buffalo wings, chilli chicken, pork ribs, and some mean pork masala sausages.

Where: 33, Defence Colony Market

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 2433 3733

Kallu Meat Shop

This one’s great for Indian snacks like chicken malai tikka, Hot Chicken, Masala Chicken, and Crunchy Chicken. They also do a pretty good chili chicken. The marinades are made on a daily basis, and the meat just needs to be heated.

Where: Market Ln, Block D, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas/ Green Park

Contact: 011 26962769

Green Chick Chop

Green Chick Chop for all things chicken; tandoori chicken, tangri kebabs, burra kebabs, and haryali kebabs, amongst many others. They also have a small section for fish and seafood.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

For more details, visit their website here.

Modern Bazaar

Modern Bazaar has an entire section dedicated to just meat and delicatessen. Choose from a variety of chicken, mutton and seafood, marinated in delicious spices.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

For regular updates, follow them on Facebook here.

Nature’s Basket

In addition to your favourite imported chocolate bars and crisps, Nature’s Basket also has a section comprising marinated chicken and fish – think marinated lollipops, tandoori drumsticks, and Lahori chicken.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Or shop online here. 

Empire the Meat Shop

For marinated mutton, pork and chicken, few places beat Empire Meat Shop’s variety. From lime pudina seekh and malai tikka, to tangri kebabs, if you’re looking for yummy cocktail snacks, they’ve got your back.

Where: 28/14, East Patel Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Rajendra Place

Contact: 011 25739449, 011 25739449

The Fresh Meat Co

The guys behind The Kitchen {we miss!} in Khan Market have started their own gourmet meat store in West Delhi. The Fresh Meat Co offers a range of certified clean meats, hygienically displayed with various ingredients; cheese, condiments, homemade sauces, pickles, cooking sauces and fresh bread. They do customised marinades, as per your spice preferences, for chicken and fish.

Where: 35, NWA Club Road, Punjabi Bagh

Nearest Metro Station: Punjabi Bagh

Contact: 011 47048083/84

For regular updates, follow their Facebook page here.

Saudagar Foods

The guys at Saudagar sells a wide range of Halal frozen food including chicken nuggets, chilli chicken, chicken tikka, Chicken Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Kofta, Salami, Sausages and Fish Tikka.

Where: B-1/47, Metro Station Main Road, Opp Metro Pillar # 163, New Ashok Nagar; 5079, Phatak Kucha Rehman, Ballimaran

Nearest Metro Station: Ashok Nagar; Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 7531941020

For regular updates, visit their website here.