Most of us know SDA as the market where the IIT boys go to chill when they aren’t hanging with their books. Others may remember it as the place where you were first introduced to the magic of shisha {remember Village Cafe?}.

However, over the years, this market has slowly revamped into one of the most happening spots in the city {see it on a Saturday night to believe it}. Here’s what we found on our last trip:

Fat Lulu’s

10535766_520457168099735_7033251536444992665_oOne of G-town’s most popular pizza joints, Fat Lulu’s has finally decided to grace us Dilliwallas with its presence {the one at the Defence Colony Pint Room has shut down}. It’s bringing to us pizzas such as The Soho, Chelsea and Tribeca, all as glorious as the locations they’re named after. They’ve also got a small variety of pastas, if you want to lay off the bread.

#LBBTip: They hardly have any seating arrangements so we’d recommend ordering in, or alternately eating in your car {lucky for you, there’s a theka right there in the market}.

Contact: 011 33105882

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 10.30pm


76e2a951dcf34b30f5add739f149d27e_1449414683Quirky corners, a terrace with a bar {which offers drinks like the Bhayankar Thandi Sharaab- the Indian take on LIIT} and food such as chicken wings, sushi sandwiches, fish fingers and rolls; #nofilter‘s got all our eating and drinking needs sorted. Bookmark this for a fun night full of tasty snacks and innovative drinks. You could also catch up with a long-lost friend over breakfast or coffee, and converse over the customised coffee art in your cups.

Contact: 011 41306714

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

Timings: 8am – 12am

Urban Dhaba

9ba51199a4ed0b9aa6c04bdb42870315If you’ve been a regular at SDA Market, you’ve definitely stood in line at Spice Aangan for shawarmas and devoured them seconds after they’ve been rolled. The popular joint now has a sit-down restaurant at the back of the market, called Urban Dhaba. They’ve got a vast menu full of Indian curries, dals, rotis, tandoori items and a small section on popular Indian Chinese dishes. The space is small {around five tables} but the food promises to compensate.

Contact: 011 41525500

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Dolce Gelato

gelThis one isn’t high on our to-visit list but if you’re craving a bite of sweet post a meal, Dolce Gelato suffices. Choose from flavours such as Vanilla, Cookie and Caramel, Kit Kat, Hazelnut and Coconut and more. They’ve also got sorbets in Kiwi and Mango. If you’re more comfortable with a liquid diet, get these converted into ice cream shakes.

Contact+91 9891481434, +91 8527877322

Price: INR 250 for two

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Where: SDA Market {Opposite IIT}

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

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