End of the month and you’re out of dough? Don’t nibble on titbits and feel low. We asked our readers where to go, when your wallet is giving you a big fat no.


Better known as Bittoo Tikki Wala, BTW started as a small vendor in Rani Bagh and now has outlets all over the city, and we’re loving the expansion. Dig into the delicious Aloo Tikki: Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and with portions which will fill you right up.

Where: For a complete list of restaurants, click here.

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Dilli Haat

kokumsodaDilli Haat has some great food at even greater prices. We’re big fans of the Kokum Soda and Saabudana Tikki at the Maharashtra stall and the momos and fruit beer at the Sikkim stall.

Where: Dilli Haat, West Kidwai Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Golden Fiesta

If you’ve ever elbowed your way through the lanes of Lajpat Nagar, you may have come in contact with Golden Fiesta, a small place with a menu full of grilled sandwiches and typical Chindian fare. Our reader’s recommendation? Chinese Chaat.

Where: J-13, 60-A, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar 2

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 41325555, 011 26480512

Timings: 8.30am – 9.30pm

Bengali Market

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Bengali Market has come to become chaat central for many of us. We’re heading here for dosas, idlis and one of the tastiest gol gappas.

Where: Babar Rd, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House

Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House

Golden Cafe

momosOur readers have voted for the Chicken Momos here. And whereas we’re in full agreement, we’d also suggest exploring the menu further: The Japanese section in particular.

Where: 1, Nehru Bazar, Panchkuian Road, Opposite Hanuman Temple, Paharganj

Nearest Metro Station: Rama Krishna Ashram Marg

Contact: +91 9810819377, +91 981081936

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Nathu’s Sweets

Ditch the thalis and paneer and  head for their bakery section: The mushroom buns and range of pastries are excellent, our readers inform us.

Where: Shop No. 2, Mathura Road, Sunder Nagar Market

Nearest Metro Station: 

Contact: 011 24352435, 011 24312431

Timings: 9am – 11pm

 Taal and Uncle Sandwich

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Behind the Karol Bagh metro station is a line of vendors selling sandwiches and rolls. The grilled chicken sandwiches here comprise a large slab of chicken, chock full of flavour topped with lots of mayonnaise amidst two slices of soft grilled bread.

Where: Pusa Road {behind Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital}

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Bikaner Namkeen Bhandar

pyaazkachoriReaders tells us you can have an entire meal here within INR 100. They’re suggesting Dhokla, Pyaaz Kachori and Moong Dal Halwa. We’re game.

Where: HS-9, Kailash Colony Market, Kailash Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Contact: 011 46515353

Timings: 9am – 9pm


Some of the best sandwiches we’ve had in Delhi, we’d recommend them all: Chicken, Ham and Tuna. Prepared with fresh bread {brown is available too}, butter and a generous slathering of home-made mayonnaise, Novelty’s winning.

Where: 43 Birbal Road, Jangpura Extension

Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura

Contact: 011 24314168

Timings: 8am – 2pm; 4:30pm- 9:30pm

Big Yellow Door

bigyellowdoorImage courtesy: Nohel Gulati

A student favourite, Big Yellow Door has some delish stuff on their menu. Our readers are rooting for the Cheesy Bomb Burgers.

Where: H 8 B, Near GTB Nagar Metro Station, Opposite Hudson Lane’s NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi; H 8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi.

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar; AIIMS

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

Timings: 8am – 11pm

Feature image courtesy: Buzzintown