Ten-Second Takeaway

When it comes to eating delicious yet pocket-friendly food, North and South campus are home to some of the best eateries in the city. Check it out.


As soon as you enter Rico’s, you can feel it buzzing with chatter and celebration. The feel is young and friendly, with walls that are filled with messages from customers, lots of posters and quotes. One of the corners holds a sweet little bookshelf for the reader’s soul.

Their ambience wins top points, and so does their food. Pocket-friendly and delicious.

Where: 2526, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

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

Contact: 011 33105816

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Pirates of Campus

piratesofcampusThis is perfect to catch up with your college mates after classes, or even in-between. They have a theme that goes well with the name, with Captain Jack Sparrow on the walls, along with skulls and a ship’s wheel. The food menu ranges from continental to north Indian to Italian, with value for money.

Where: F-19, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Price: INR 500 for two {approx}

Contact: 011 43711297

Timings: 11am – 11pm

The Vintage Avenue

vintageavenueThe place is divided into two floors, both with beautiful interiors and comfortable seating arrangements. Their service is very good and the prices won’t burn a hole in your pocket. It gives you a 90s vibe from the outside as well as the inside, which makes it a cosy place to hang out place with friends.

It’s most famous for- Dahi Ke Kebabs, Kung Fu Rolls and pan-fried momo.

Where: 2516, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Price: INR 900 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 47071594

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Big Yellow Door

bigyellowdoorThe place that literally welcomes you with a big open yellow door, it is a huge hit amongst everyone for its food, ambience, and atmosphere. Their cosy interiors go well with the dim lights in the evening. Most recommended dishes- BYD Bomb Burger {both vegetarian and non-vegetarian}, baked nachos, Butter Chicken Pasta and chocolate oreo shake.

#LBBTip: It is suggested that you keep at least 20-40 minutes as buffer time.

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

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS {Satyaniketan}; GTB Nagar {Vijay Nagar}

Price: INR 550 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 7042294297 {South}; +91 7042294299 {North}

Timings: 8am – 11pm


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This place is officially the birthplace of ‘tandoori momo’, where budget meets quality successfully. We recommend that for sure, along with Lemon Chicken {dry} and crispy chilli potatoes.

Where: 294, Satyaniketan Market, Opposite Venkateswara college, Satyaniketan; 2520, First Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University, GTB Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS {Satyaniketan}; GTB Nagar

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 8882997777 {South}; 011 33105476 {North}

Timings: 11am – 11pm


diggin2This café is beautifully done up with colonial interiors and French windows, and you tend to find yourself at peace among all the fairy lights and lanterns. It’s one of those spots that you can sit at for hours. We recommend that you start with their Crispy Zucchini Fries, go on to the Chicken and Jalapeno Pizza {or perhaps the Lamb Lasagna} and finish with the Oreo Brownie Cheesecake.

Where: Anand Lok Shopping Centre, Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact: 011 33105376