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Shop, Eat, Repeat: Here's Everything You Can Do In Shahpur Jat

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Shahpur Jat is home to a plethora of fashion and lifestyle stores; this is a pretty well-known fact. It's majorly known for wedding shopping but, there is so much going on, that it can take quite a while to navigate through the small lanes without getting lost. Fortunately for you, it’s LBB to the rescue! 

Where To Eat

The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe

Want a view with your food? Head to The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe. They offer Bihari cuisine which honestly, rarely gets enough attention in Delhi. The restaurant itself is very beautifully done up, with rustic wooden chairs, plenty of plants and colourful lampshades. Light On The Belly is another little venture in the same area, on the ground floor, serving light and healthy snacks. 

What To Order: Pakora basket, Khada Mutton with Rice, Litti Chokha Makhana Kheer. 

Price For Two: INR 1100

Cafe RED

Cafe Red is short for Read, Eat and Drink. A small lane in Dada Jungi House area leads you to this cafe, somewhat resembling Olive, opening up to this place that has ample indoor seating as well as a small outdoor seating, free wifi and people buzzing. If you've been on a hunt to find a WFH cafe, it ends at this one.

What To Order: Mushroom Ragout, Hummus, Pizzas

Price For Two: INR 1000

Cafe 43

You'll be able to locate Cafe 43 right in the middle of fashion street, it's on the first floor and super economical, so you get to spend all your monies on clothes, which is why we're assuming you're at Shahpur Jat. 

What To Order: Quick bites like Fried and Cheese balls

Price For Two: INR 500

Masala Inc

A place that has South Indian as well as North Indian food matched with lovely interiors, vibrant furniture and plenty space. They also have a small outdoor seating and smoking area.

What To Eat: Dilli Chaat, Dosas, Oreo Shake

Price For Two: INR 1,200

Looking for more? Check out more options here.

Where To Shop

Shahpur Jat is a sum of all the narrow lanes and boutiques it has. The famous ones are called the Fashion Hub, Fashion Street and Dada Jungi House. If you're here for shopping make sure to walk through each one. Let's talk about specific stores now.

Home And Decor

Santina

A beautiful store that does quirky designs and custom furniture. Find decor, bedding, cushions, chairs, tables and whatnot. If you have clothes and fabrics that you can't give or throw away because of, oh well, emotional attachment, - these guys make custom memory blankets. They're hard to pin on social media, so we suggest you give them a call or better, visit. 

Price: INR 1000 onwards

Dastakaari Studio

Just when you enter fashion street, take a left and in no time you'll reach Dastakaari Studio. You’ll find handmade, hand-painted ceramics as soon as you enter. They also have home decor accents, vases, showpieces, cutlery, planters and more. If you're looking for vintage items, they have functional typewriters and old school landline phones in which you've to dial the numbers by circling the whole dialpad.  

Price: INR 350 onwards

Mintan Carpets

A shop you can easily miss out on but shouldn't. A small entrance leads to a basement store - sounds shady but trust us they actually have some really good products. From rugs and carpets to lamps and vases, everything you see here is handcrafted. Artisans are actually working in the shop itself so you can see the magic in real-time.

Price: Starting at INR 3,000 for carpets and INR 350 for vases.

Second Floor Studio

Founded by Punit Jasuja in the year 2000, Second Floor Studio is a concept store that aims to bring New York sensibility and international style to India through its high-end design store. This retail store houses fashion clothing and accessories for men and women, home décor items and some vintage items.

Price: INR 850 onwards

Siva Oriental Rugs

With over 20 years of experience under their belt, Siva Oriental Rugs offers carpets, rugs and dhurries. They have something for every style - Traditional, Modern, Tribal and if that's not enough they also offer customised pieces. If you're looking to get your rugs professionally washed or repaired, Siva offers those services too.

Price: INR 7000 onwards

Fashion And Accessories

Shilpsutra

Find subtle clothing as well as all the glitter and gold, but what you can't miss out on are their hand-embroidered juttis, made from the finest materials.

Recommended For: Footwear, especially juttis.

Price: INR 1,800 onwards

QBIK

QBIK launched in 2011, and defines itself as contemporary with a focus on Indian sentiments. and all things glamorous! QBIK has an eclectic range of Indian wear. We especially loved their pant style sarees available in a bunch of prints and colours. You can also find them at Dhan Mill Compound.

Recommended For: Indo-western cocktail gowns and saris. 

Price: INR 30,000 onwards.

The Shoe Garage

Rajan Khanna legit started TSG from his own garage where he would engage with any client who came to have a look at the designs displayed. They were one of the city’s first made-to-order and bespoke footwear services, where customers could customise their own designs.

Recommend For: Footwear (Obviously)

Price: INR 1299

Siddharth Bansal

The store is hard to miss with its vibrant blue and pink exterior. If you're looking to shop colour and an outfit that would stand out definitely check out this store. Their online store is even easier to navigate, where you can shop outfits by occasion - Shaadi, Mehendi, cocktail and even for work and fun.  

Recommended For: Vibrant apparel 

Price: INR 8,000 onwards

Gazal Gupta

This store keeps grand lehengas with massive gheras and big motifs. Particularly good for velvet lehengas in deep hues. What makes them special is the huge, statement-making tassels on their lehengas.

Recommended For: Bridal lehengas

Price: INR 60,000 onwards.

Falah

Falah is that shop where we didn’t expect to find much but actually found a variety of bags for women. They have a vast selection of clutches and potlis, shiny and embellished, in all colours.

Recommend For: Festive bags for women

Price: INR 650 onwards

In all honesty, you have to be at Shahpur Jat to check out all the fashion stores. Give or take there are about 60 to 70 stores and each has an impressive collection. If you want to look for more options online check out this list.

Things To Do

Shahpur Jat is a small area with not much to do around as it's all 100% about core shopping -- wedding shopping to be precise. That being said there's still a comedy club by the name of Happy High where new as well as established comedians perform. You can check their upcoming shows here. 

You can choose to co-work at Spaced Out for as low as INR 200 and get all the basic necessities like wifi, printer, power backup, meeting rooms, etc. The space is quite well maintained, has spacious seatings and a pool table for breaks.

Shahpur Jat is just 10mins away from Hauz Khas Village, so, if you're in the area we suggest you check out our guide to HKV. 

Pro-Tip

The parking is a huge hassle. We suggest cabbing this one.