When it comes to food, there’s nothing quite as good as a meal that’s filling and is easy on the pockets. Here’s our pick of the best {cheap} restaurants for students {and for us at the end of every month!}

LBB’s Loving

Cha Bar

Reader’s Vote

QD’s Restaurant

Woodbox Cafe

budget_student_eats_woodboxIt all started with the Maggi Pizza and then went on to the saucy French fries accompanied with cheese and salsa. And let’s not forget the Oreo Shake or the nachos. For every student in North Campus, Woodbox should definitely make your list of cheap eats. You can also order online now.

Where: Find an outlet here. 

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  +91 9818364446, +91 9350507004

Check out their website here. 

Big Yellow Door

Located conveniently in both North and South campus equally {there are two outlets}, Big Yellow Door stocks up on the good stuff: Read juicy burgers, milkshakes and the ever-winning fries. Always packed, and never compromising on quality, BYD offers a smashing set of burgers.

Where: H8 B, Near GTB Nagar Metro Station, Opposite Hudson Lane’s NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi; H8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar; AIIMS

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 11pm

Contact:  +91 7042294299, +91 7042294296; +91 7042294297, +91 7042294298

Follow their Facebook page here.

Wenger’s Deli

The pasta portions are generously-sized, and their desserts are great. It’s right next to the famed Keventer’s, so you can also get a milkshake on the way out. Plus, its a great hangout place for post-class bumming.

Where: A-16, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 23324594

Check out their website here. 

Dude Food

budget_student_eats_dude_foodWe’ve tried their nachos and we’ve experimented with the pepperoni pizza, and we highly recommend both. If you like food that is exceptionally spicy, try their pigs in a blanket. For dessert, there’s Belgian waffles with ice cream, or churros. All nominally priced, of course.

Where: 11, Opposite Sri Venkateshwara College, Benito Juarez Marg, Satyaniketan

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact:  +91 8750000290

Follow their Facebook page here. 

Shagun

Now, we’re positive you’ve already tried the Yaki Gyoza, Shagun’s famed pan-fried momo. Next time, try the Crispy Chicken Honey Chili, {and its vegetarian alternative, the Honey Chili Potato} or the Chili Paneer. Another favourite for regular patrons  is the Thai Red Curry that has been known to provide comfort to many a student during final exams.

Where: F-16, Opposite NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact:  +91 9810197582

Forklicious Food Truck

Think burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts and drinks; something you can quickly devour before you rush to your next lecture. In case you’re at a loss when it comes to picking something off the menu, the peeps at Forklicious Food Truck highly recommend the Jerk Chicken Burger, Bombay Sandwich, and churros.

Where: Starts at DDA Market, Opposite Croma Showroom, Ashok Vihar Phase 3

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6.30pm – 10pm

Contact: +91 9971210135

Check out their website here.

Rico’s

budget_student_eats_rico'sDelivering high-quality Italian at budget prices, Rico’s is our choice for pasta. If you’re going with a bunch of friends, the Iced Tea pitcher is a good bet. Stay for the desserts, but skip the cheese fingers.

Where: Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:   +91 9958479774

Follow their Facebook page here. 

Cha Bar

Providing a reprieve from the chaos of CP, Cha Bar gives you a relaxed space in which to browse a variety of books and peacefully sip on a tea or coffee. We recommend their red velvet cake and Mint Ice Tea.

Where: N 81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Price: INR 500 for 2 {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 33503291-3

Find out more here.

India Coffee House

For Palak Pakora and a view of Connaught Place, you’ll find many JNU scholars and theatre buffs here at India Coffee House. We insist that you try their Cold Cream Coffee, though it’s been known to occasionally be watery. We also like their chow mein.

Where: 2nd Floor, Mohan Singh Place, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  011 23342994

QD’s Restaurant

budget_student_eats_qds_restaurantQD’s is perhaps the first place to have given the momo a tandoori twist and they’re still going strong with their classic vegetarian and chicken tandoori momos. With outlets in both Satyaniketan and North Campus, this is where we get our chinjabi {and mojito} fix.

Where: 2520 Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp; 294, Satya Niketan Market

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar; AIIMS

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  +91 97174 66333 {Kingsway Camp}, +91 9350905757 {Satya Niketan}

Follow their Facebook page here.

Crazy Bruno

They’ve got a menu that features salads, sandwiches, a whole lot of momos, noodles and even a smattering of Mughlai food, all of which they’re willing to deliver to you till 4 in the morning. Find Afghani Momos, Crispy Chilli Momos, Malai Momos, Makhani Gravy Momos, Spicy Cheese and of course, student favourite, Tandoori Momos here.

Where: Shop 1, Anand Lok Market {Opposite Gargi College}

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 5am

Contact:  +91 9899011299, +91 9899011399

Find them on Facebook here.

Shake Square

You might remember this as Keventer’s but now this shake joint calls itself Shake Square. Small and reasonable, it’s best reserved for a quick coffee and snack break. Irish Cold Coffee stands out here amongst all and we’d also recommend the pineapple milkshake.

Where: 12 UB, Bungalow Road Market, Kamla Nagar; A-17, Radial Road No. 3, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwa Vidyalaya; Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 9am – 11pm

Price: INR 50 onwards

Contact: 011 23855203

My Bar Headquarters

budget_student_eats_my_barJaeger bombs at 314 bucks? No student experience is complete without some amount of experimentation and My Bar is where the trail begins. Shots of vodka and gin start at INR 60, and a pint of beer is INR 85. Let us go a step further and recommend the liqueur section, which serves Baileys at INR 210 and Jagermeister at INR 250. So let the party begin?

Where: N-49, Second Floor, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 11am – 1am

Prices: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9711680800

Visit their website here.

Cafe 6

We’ve tried a bunch of stuff off their menu and we recommend the mixed sauce penne pasta for when you’re truly famished; you could also give their thali a try. Their breakfast platter comes with scrambled eggs, sausages {two cutlets in case you’re a vegetarian}, veggies in sauce, toast and a juice. To satisfy your sweet tooth, pick their Oreo shake, which is both delicious and filling.

Where: D-6, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Contact:  +91 9313700550

Follow their Facebook page here.