It doesn’t matter if you’re a uni student, living alone, or someone struggling with end-of-the-month money woes, if you’re on a shoestring budget looking for super affordable dabba services and meal subscriptions, then look no further! We’ve done the calling for you, and are ready to spill the beans on who those good cooks are.
8 Dabba Services, Meal Subscriptions And Thalis For Affordable Home-style Meals
Based in Paschim Vihar, Home Bytes delivers simple home-cooked meals across Delhi starting INR 80. Coming to their food, this delivery service offers Rajma Chawal and Kadhi Chawal that will remind you of the food back home. An additional plus is that their packaging is very neat and service is impeccable.
Price: Veg Tiffin for INR 140
Delivery Area: Within 10km of Paschim Vihar
Krishna Tiffin Service
In Rohini Sector 17, there’s a vegetarian dabba man who delivers all over Rohini and Pitampura. His thalis start INR 129 and he also does a whole breakfast-lunch-dinner package. He'll switch things up with North Indian, South Indian and even Chinese. From home-made dosas, daal-chawal, to noodles, you'll be sorted!
Price: Starting at INR 129
Delivery Areas: Sector 11, Sector 15, Sector 16, Sector 17 and Sector 18 in Rohini
Delivering across Delhi-NCR, Corporate Dhaba offers different meal options each day for lunch and dinner. The meals typically cost INR 135 and you can easily books your meals online through their website or via call. The website also features a menu section where the whole menu of the week is up day-wise, so good day at work, or bad day, you at least know what you'll be having for lunch! Their motto is to deliver sumptuous yet nutritious meals prepared by talented chefs with the freshest seasonal ingredients and delivered to your workplace with unswerving promptness.
Price: INR 135 upwards
Delivery Areas: Across East Delhi
Delhi Tiffins delivers tasty and nutritious thalis in and around Janakpuri starting at INR 120. They provide 100% vegetarian meals from everything from kadhi chawal, to shahi paneer, to even kheer! We have heard rave reviews about their aloo paratha as well and it will cost you an additional INR 60 for two pieces.
Price: Thalis start at INR 100 upwards
Delivery Areas: Across Janakpuri
Radhika Tiffin Service
Based in Chhattarpur, Radhika Tiffin Service offers home-cooked vegetarian meals with a rather impressive variety. They claim to use high quality, nutritious ingredients. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with free delivery! Their website has all the details you'll need; you can order food, call them, and even select your meal plan. They are also FSSAI approved which is an added bonus. We've seen Aloo Parantha, Matar Pulao, Poha, Kadhi/Dal Chawal and samosas too!
Price: Starts at INR 90
Delivery Areas: Chhattarpur and nearby areas.
Healthylicious Kitchen offers delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals and salad options for those who like to eat healthy and clean. The meal plans start at INR 1,825 for five vegetarian meals and you can choose your meals from the wide variety of options available on their website or even on Zomato! They also serve "Power Meals" so if you're watching your diet or a gym go-er, you'll be in for a treat. Think spaghetti, carbonara, all kinds of rice including a Fajita one, but healthy!
Price: Their subscription starts at INR 1,825 upwards
Delivery Areas: Across Delhi NCR
The Tiffin Boxx
Based in Lajpat Nagar, Tiffin Boxx offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Though you have to order a day in advance or at least 4 hours. The food is freshly made, tasty, and best of all, home-cooked. You can call them up and order too, they’re super responsive! On their Instagram we noticed everything from home-made fried momos to sarso ka saag and makke di roti! This establishes that they offer variety, which we love. And of course it’s good to have a break from the same old daal-chawal-roti, eh?
Price: Starts from INR 120
Delivery Areas: Lajpat Nagar, and areas within 5-6 KMs.
Savoury & Sage
Savoury & Sage is a Naraina Vihar-based home catering service run by Aatika Kapoor and her family. Make sure you place your orders 12 hours in advance and are only delivering dinner thalis. What's super is that everything is delivered by Aatika herself and she also makes sure that all the groceries are personally picked and cleaned by her. To order, you can contact Aatika.
Price: INR 75 for a home-cooked dinner thali (excluding delivery charges)
Delivery Areas: Across Delhi NCR
And for those weekends when you are super pumped and want to don the chef's hat, you can try your hands on these ready-to-cook meal options (there are vegan ones too!) which will spare you of the unnecessary prep time and you'll still end up feeling like a Masterchef. Alternatively, here are home chefs who are delivering the most decadent meals right to your homes. Oh, and some cloud kitchens too.