A Glutton's Guide To Eating Your Way Through SDA Market

Aditya posted on 01 March

We remember a time when SDA market was known just for its impressive theka, and maybe a kebab roll or two. Now, the market has evolved into a food hub with 30+ eateries, and we're telling you our favourite ones. 

Beeryani

Recommended for: Cheap beer towers, delicious snacks and, of course, some awesome biryani. The perfect post-work meeting place, expect to see manyoffice-goerss and college students milling around waiting for a table. 

What To Order: Fattehdar Bhatti Da Murg (very spicy), Dum Gosht Biryani, Bakr Burra

Casual Dining

C-2, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Chi Asian Cookhouse

Recommended For: Quality service and comforting food which you won't mind paying a bit extra for. Here's a tip, sit on the ground floor, it's way better. 

What To Order: Cheating Chilli Prawns, Ho Chi Minh Chicken Satay, Xiaolongbao (soupy pork dumpling)

Casual Dining

Commercial Centre, C-1, Opp. IIT Main Gate, SDA, New Delhi

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The Brew Room

Recommended For: Artisanal coffee, great breakfast and a relaxing ambience. It's no surprise that this place has become quite popular (and hence, crowded too at times). 

What To Order: Mozarella Sticks,  Thai cold coffee

Cafes

C-16, 1st Floor, Opp. IIT Gate, SDA, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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IndoCheen

Recommended For: Pocket-friendly Chinjabi. This hole-in-the-wall place consists of your standard fare; momo, soups, noodle dishes, dry and wet mains, and bowl meals. This has also been our go-to for deliveries.

What To Order: Chilli garlic noodles, Garlic Toss Momos 

Fast Food Restaurants

C-21, SDA Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Spice Aangan

Recommended For: They serve up a bunch of items, including a decent plate of biryani, kebabs and tikkas, mutton dishes as well as a few curries. However, nothing beats the Chicken Shawarma here. Known for these little drops of heaven, Spice Aangan attracts a loyal following of students, locals and foodies alike. 

What To Order: Chicken Shawarma Box (you don't need anything else)

Fast Food Restaurants

C-21/2, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Theobroma

Recommended For: Indulging your sweet tooth. This is where you come to for everything that's high on sugar but so delicious, you won't mind.

What To Order: Hot chocolate, Almond croissant, Millionaire brownie

Cafes

Shop 2, Opp. IIT Delhi, SDA, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

City Socialite

Recommmended For: Great breakfast options & quiet ambience - perfect for solo dates. 

What To Order: Pizza Omelette, Cajun Grilled Fish, Belly Buster Pizza

Cafes

C-15, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Burger Singh

What To Order: Head to Burger Singh for desi burgers on a budget. The menu has a bunch of Indianised burgers which are large and quite filling. 

What To Order: United States of Punjab Burger, Hot Shock Fries

Fast Food Restaurants

Building C-21, Shop 2, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Delhi Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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#nofilter

Recommended For: We prefer going to #nofilter to meet up with friends for a drink on the weekends, but they also serve up some decent food. The best part about the place is actually the terrce area (which sadly, has been closed for a while now), but we hear they'll reopen it by March end. 

What To Order: Laal Maas with Warqi Paratha, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders, LIIT

Casual Dining

C-18, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Wafl

Recommended For: Some delicious waffles- both sweet and savoury. Just go and give them a try, they don't disappoint. Psst...if you're a student, show them your ID card and they'll give you an ID card. 

What To Order: Corn dogs, Brownie and Salted Caramel Belgian Waffle

Fast Food Restaurants

C-14, Ground Floor, SDA Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Costa Coffee

Recommended For: Great service and a soothing space where chances of anyone disturbing you is next to none. 

What To Order: Chocolate Muffin

Cafes

C-15, SDA Market, Opp. IIT, Delhi Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Chaayos

Recommended For: Chai home deliveries. The popular tea outlet always seems to be bursting at the seams, and the staff at our office has been guilty of extensively indulging in this service, we’ve found their snacks to be quite enjoyable, too. 

What To Order: God's chai, Keema Pav, Mutton Lazeez Wrap

Cafes

C-14, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Delhi Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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The Beer Cafe

Recommended For: It’s all in the name, isn’t it?

What To Order: Calcutta Chilli Chicken, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chilli Garlic Prawns, any of the nacho platters

Pubs

C-12, SDA Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Typsy Crow

Recommended For: Affordable drinks and live music. Although, their food is not as good as the surrounding eateries.

What To Order: Beer buckets

Bars

C-8, 2nd Floor, SDA, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Subway

Recommended for: You'd have to be living under a rock to not know this. This particular outlet has a tiny seating area on the first floor, too. 

What to Order: Italian B.M.T.

Fast Food Restaurants

C-8, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Fat Lulu's

Recommended For: tasty, thin crust pizzas with some pretty good sides to go with them. While definitely a pricey pizza option, their toppings are worth it. 

What to order: Fire in the Hole,PMS, Greenwich, The Soho 

Casual Dining

C-7, Commercial Complex, SDA, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Qahwa

Recommended For: An ambience that's perfect to work, read a book, or for long, catch-up conversations. This is usually our go-to for grabbing coffee and a hearty breakfast (it opens pretty early). Their service is a tad slow, so be prepared to wait a bit for your order. 

What To Order: Coffee, muffins, cheese toast

Cafes

C-21, 1st Floor, SDA Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Scooter On The Wall

Recommended For: the perfect ambience for a chill drinking scene with your posse (Their swinging chairs too, get them more brownie points). 

What To Order: Chicken Barbecue Wings, Wagon Platter

Cafes

C-4, 1st Floor, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi