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!

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park (Yellow Line) 

Though if you do decide to drive, then there is a huge parking lot right behind the market. 

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 Kaffiiaa, opening up to this place that has ample indoor seating as well as a small outdoor seating area, 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 900

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 money 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 400

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

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Zuru Zuru

Zuru Zuru is a name that is becoming a must-visit on every ramen lover's list, and the hype completely tracks. A small diner with amazing graffiti outside, Zuru Zuru is the brainchild of Navika and Hitein, who aim to bring authentic ramen flavours to the forefront and create an exquisite experience through their rich broth and hand-pulled noodles. The establishment is closed on Tuesdays, and making reservations is highly recommended, as they can only accommodate 12 people at time.

What To Order: Mushroom Truffle Ramen, Togarashi Fries

Price For Two: INR 1,200

Lazy Monk Cafe

With numerous open mic evenings, cosy ambience, and great food, Lazy Monk Cafe is a gem you cannot miss. We'd recommend you stop by there in the evening, as its the most lively at that point and offers the ultimate package of music, food, and fun.

What To Order: Steak-tacular feast, Patata Bravas, and Cappuccino

Price For Two: INR 400

Poochki

Poochki has the most urban-jungle ambience, with fresh flowers and woody accents all around. They keep on hosting different clubs, like drawing and painting, and the place is just the perfect brunch stop. Their artisanal pizzas are among the better pizzas on our list, but make sure that you make reservations before stopping by. Also, they are closed on Mondays, so plan your visit accordingly.

What To Order: Framer's Table and Iced Americano

Price For Two: INR 1,400

Spaced Out Cafe

This cafe overlooks beautiful trees and a monument and has been going viral on Instagram for a while now. This is a co-working space with aesthetic interiors, great pizzas, and a fun experience all around. They also hold many community events where people can socialise and hang out, with free wi-fi and everything in between.

What To Order: Loaded Baked Potato, Mushrrom Sandwich and Green Apple Fizz

Price For Two: INR1,100

Sugarama

This patisserie is the ultimate spot to satisfy all your sweet cravings. They are famous for their gluten-free cakes, which are perfect for someone on a healthy diet. They also offer a variety of cakes and fudges that are very unique, such as pina colada, peach, and elderflower, and their Japanese pancakes are some of the best ones that we have tried.

What To Order: Mango Tart, Macarons, and Raspberry Dome 

Price For Two: INR 300

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

Omana

Omana by Ranjana Bothra is on the Potbelly Kitchen side and has some of the most amazing Pret range, that you will spot in the market. They do Indian wear and occasion wear, which includes kaftans and co-ord sets, along with some accessories that are perfect for someone who is not into shimmery stuff. The label was started 12 years ago, and the business has now been joined by the daughter as well, perfect for someone looking to find staple pieces with the utmost sophistication.

Recommended For: Festive pret range

Starting at INR 10,000

Imbaali

Right on Dada Jungi House Lane, Imbaali (a pretty flower, derived from language Zulu) is the label that does beautiful occasion wear. The stylist is Rashmeet Kaur, who's been in the business for six years and has two flagship stores, one in Gurgaon as well. If you are a bride looking for lehengas that have an understated luxury to them but are etched with contemporary glamour, then you will find some extraordinary pieces here that will make you feel regal. All outfits are hand-embroidered by local artisans across India, made to perfection to enhance your style with different fluid silhouettes.

Recommended For: Occasion wear, Indowestern Shararas

Starting At INR 25,000

Ankur J

You will find Ankur J at the end of the main lane, with two stores. The one with the extremely cute pink doorway has all the bridal lehengas and couture-selected pieces, and the other shop has all the exclusive men's wear. Ankur J is an established name where everything is designed and crafted in-house, and the attention to detail on each piece is phenomenal. Their aesthetic is conventionally contemporary couture, and they recently launched the Comfort Pret line and the Street Line. We'd also like to mention their footwear, which are also handcrafted by their in-house artisans.

Recommended For: Sherwanis and suits

Starting At INR 11,000

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. 

Starting At INR 30,000

Shilpsutra

You will 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. They are located next to Masala Inc, and their footwear will beautifully compliment any lehengas.

Recommended For: Footwear, especially juttis.

Starting At INR 1,800 

LoveToBag

Again on the Potbelly side of the market, LoveToBag is a famous label to find all your lehenga accessories. The salesperson is extremely joyful and will have you in splits throughout your shopping experience, and they have an extremely influential Bollywood clientele. They also supply big labels and keep doing small pop-ups around the city. We spotted micro-potlis there, their spin on the microbag trend, and some amazing belts as well.

Recommended For: Potlis and belts

Starting At INR 6,000

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 

Starting At INR 8,000

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

Starting At INR 60,000

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)

Starting At INR 1299

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

Starting  INR 650

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 also check out Siri Fort, which is just 5 mins away from the place.

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. 

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