Shop, Eat & Sightsee: Things To Do Around Green Park Metro Station

    Life in the city can be crazy and the days pretty much pass by as a blur. It’s never a bad idea to stop and smell the roses. And we’re starting at our closest metro station: Green Park. Does it lie in your commute route? Read to know what all you can do around here.

    EAT

    18 Paranthe Wala

    Take the Gurudwara exit and head straight to this tiny outlet churning fresh parathas. One paratha is as big as the plate and is bound to fill you up for a couple of hours. Choose from over 40 different fillings like aloo gobhi, pyaaz, chicken and keema. It’s a delight to watch these getting cooked; the chef opens up the paratha a little, cracks open an egg, stuffs it and quickly seals it shut. He also does a whole lot of flipping.

    Say Cheese

    Say Cheese

    Yusuf Sarai, Delhi

    This little all-vegetarian outlet serves quick easy-to-eat food like sandwiches, wraps, pizza, poha and muffins. Whereas we wouldn’t make the trip for this specially, the chilli cheese toast is pretty on point.

    Pasta La Vista

    Pasta La Vista

    Yusuf Sarai, Delhi

    Another vegetarian joint {we’re starting to see a pattern here}, Pasta La Vista does Indianised pastas and some really good cold coffee. Our picks? The Punjabi Tadka pasta and the tiramisu cold coffee.

    Still hungry? Check out this list of cafes around. You can also of course run across to Summer House Cafe, Auro, Raasta, The Junction or Bandstand for a night of partying.

    SHOP

    Rickshaw Recycle

    One of our favourite finds, Rickshaw Cycle stores stationery, decor and accessories all made out of recycled paper. Whether you’re looking for your next dear diary or a gift for a housewarming party, chances are you’ll find something beautiful and affordable.

    Tatsat

    Tatsat

    Available Online

    Situated in Hauz Khas Market, Tatsat sources products from local artisans and craftsmen from across the country. It’s an interesting store to just browse through: You’ll find everything from artsy visiting card holders, candles, bottle lamps, hand-made jewellery, saris, stoles to diaries, clutches and wooden platters. The curation is so good you’re bound to fall in love with a thing or two, if not all.

    Mesh

    MESH

    Uday Park, Delhi

    Mesh is a two-storied fair trade shop brimming with exciting handicrafts, accessories, toys and beanbags. The merch is made by leprosy-affected, and disabled, artisans and thus, all proceeds go towards their rehabilitation. It’s a little bit of a sprint from the metro station so you might want to take a rickshaw in case you’re not wearing your comfiest pair of shoes.

    Arun Watch Company

    This isn’t much for browsing but if buying a watch is on your to-do list, this store’s a good option. They offer great deals and discounts seasonally too.

    #LBBTip: There are lots of electronic and phone stores in the vicinity.

    THINGS TO SEE AND DO

    Aurobindo Marg is perhaps one of the only roads in Delhi which has a mosque, a gurudwara, a church and a temple all within walking distance of each other. Talk about melting pots! So walk in for some peace and quiet {who’d have thunk this was possible in Delhi?}, admire some architecture and walk out just a little bit calmer.

    #LBBTip: If you like biking, hop into The Bike Shop. You might just walk out being the newest anointed member of their exclusive bike club. Driving into the sunrise this Sunday sounds good, yes?