A Tarzan call comes from the concrete jungles of Gurgaon {Gurugram still hasn’t stuck the stamp for us}. It’s not the call of the wild but the rumble of the foodies in G-town! So, we thought of curating a special list of budget eats in Gurgaon, because we’re nice like that.

Moradabadi Biryani Waaley Miyaan

If you happen to park your car at the Sector 56 Huda market after 5pm, you will stumble upon a desi food court of sorts. Located in the market, this corner joint is hidden behind huge pateelas of some of the best biryani we have tasted in the city.

Along with the Moradabadi {their specialty} biryani, we also recommend their good version of the Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. With the absence of a proper seating arrangement, take away is the way to go and they only serve by the kilo!

This eatery opens in the evening at 5pm and serves the last plate of biryani by 10pm.

Deen Bandhu Deena Nath Meat Shop

This one is a gold mine. With no seating options, the bonnets of the cars parked there double up as tables. With just word of mouth success, Deen Bandhu Deena Nath Meat Shop serves the best mutton curry along with some of the freshest, softest tawa rotis that we’ve had in a while. Big ups from our side!

Open for lunch and dinner, you can sample their famous curry between 12pm – 4pm or 6pm – 10pm.

How To Reach: After reaching the red light at Sohna chowk on the old railway road, head straight for 30 minutes and you’ll spot the joint on the right hand side. 

Sardarji Jalebiwalla

There is no menu to this one – jalebis are the only item sold in this shop. The jalebis are not super thin nor do they need any kind of additional flavour. They are medium thickness, golden brown and crisp with a slightly sour taste that compliments the overall sweetness.

Open from 9am – 7pm.

Faji Dhaba

One of the most popular dhabas in G-Town, stop by for great Dal Makhni and Kadhai Chicken. Follow it up with a nap and you have yourself the recipe of a great Sunday. Plus, this dhaba stays open way past midnight {from 9am – 4pm, and 7pm – 2am} so you might want to stop by after some Saturday night partying.

Lub Lub Lebanese

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The small 20-seater outlet is done up in shades of cream and yellow with an open kitchen. They offer shawarmas, salads, sides and non-alcoholic drinks. The lamb shawarma with extra hummus on the side was real good and goes down well with the fresh mint watermelon juice.

This joint is open from 11am – 11pm and you can also have their shawarmas delivered to your doorstep.


Nukkadwala on Sohna road, Gurgaon is amongst first of the QSR’s which is being developed by Vatika Hospitality. The joint is done up like a college canteen with no unnecessary frills: A perfect way to have hygienic street food with air-conditioning.

The Bun Anda {steamed egg, yellow curry, mayo and onion} was great and the fresh mango lassi was a welcome change from the artificial flavours we are subjected to on a daily basis.

Stop by between 9am – 11pm.

Ki Hangla

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Photo source: Ki Hangla

A tiny eatery in Supermart I in Phase 4 which serves Bengali and Bangladeshi cuisine, this small little joint has a menu of over 20 Kolkata rolls along with a vast selection of other, close-to-authentic dishes. We say aye!

The must have is the Egg Shami Kabab Roll, prawn cutlet and Mutton Kasha. Don’t forget to end your meal on a sweet note with their homemade mishti doi.

Open from 11am – 11pm.


A small cafe on the Golf Course Road near HDFC bank, Sanavi looks like a drawing room. With a small menu of cakes, maggi and rolls, it caters mainly to the corporate crowd who come here for a pocket-friendly, quick meal rather than a gourmet affair.

Our recommendation – the honey almond cake which is not only flavourful but also super moist. Sanavi starts serving up their food bright and early {8am} so stop by for breakfast before hurrying off to work.

Featured photo courtesy: Ki Hangla


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