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.
A Glutton's Guide To Eating Your Way Through SDA Market
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
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Recommended For: Great service and a soothing space where chances of anyone disturbing you is next to none.
What To Order: Chocolate Muffin
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
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
Recommended For: Affordable drinks and live music. Although, their food is not as good as the surrounding eateries.
What To Order: Beer buckets
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.
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
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
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