Not Just Paneer: These Vegetarian Restaurants Are Experimental & Perfect For A Date

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    We don’t care how many friends of yours have laughed at you for ordering veg momos. We don’t even care how many times people have forced you to feel bad about never having tasted bacon. All we know is, you fellow herbivores deserve a good, beautiful date just as much as someone who’s obsessed with tandoori chicken.

    So, we took it upon our spinach-pumped shoulders to find you the best of veggie cafes and restaurants who are swinging the ball (in this case, their plates) completely in your favour. Go on and plan that date with your favourite person right about now (cheesy fries are just on their way, too).

    Cafe Turtle

    Cafe Turtle

    Nizammudin, Delhi

    We’ve hung out here alone, but if we were catching with bae too, we’d still hit this place up for a dose of nostalgia served with their lovely lemon cake. If you guys find yourself in Khan Market, order their iced tea and Tuscany Pizza and chat away. OMG, and that special cold coffee… Have it in you to share it with the date? That’ll be the true test of your love, we’d say.

    Maybe buy each other books too, for a special date? 

    Price: INR 1,500 for two (approx.)

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    Burma Burma

    Burma Burma

    DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

    Burmese vegetarian food is a novelty we still haven’t had enough of. We find ourselves here every time we’re craving a colourful, happy spot that serves up an offbeat dinner. From experience, we can tell you that there’s not a broken heart (or promise) that their steamed buns or a bowl of Khao Suey can’t fix. Also, end that romantic, chatty dinner with avocado ice cream.

    Price: INR 1,600 for two (approx.)

    Coffee Bond

    Coffee Bond

    Uday Park, Delhi

    This coffee shop in Uday Park and GK 1 has been our respite when going gets tough. If your bae is a coffee purist, take them here and we’re sure their Pumpkin Pesto Pizza and Monday Salad will keep you two going back. If either of you is running late, there are books to keep the early bird good company. 

    Price: INR 900 for two (approx.)

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    Juggernaut

    Juggernaut

    Kailash Colony, Delhi

    One of the few South Indian cafes that dare to look beyond the usual dosa, we love sitting in their balcony eating Podi Ghee idlis and sipping filter coffee. Surprisingly, bae doesn’t mind it, because they also stock up on banana chips, murukku and other crunchy snacks to take home. Our favourites here, if you’re going, are the appams. 

    Greenr

    Greenr Cafe

    Greater Kailash - 1, Delhi

    Vegan, vegetarian, organic - take your pick (or all three) and Greenr is the place for you. They've got 3 outlets in Delhi, each serving an awesome collection of pizzas, sandwiches, bowls that are healthy and delicious. They're also pet-friendly, in case you'd like to take your dog as the cutest third wheel. 

    Price: INR 1,500 for two (approx.)

    Carnatic Cafe

    Carnatic Cafe

    Greater Kailash - 2, Delhi

    Another South Indian cafe that's pure veg is this one in GK 2. It's got super authentic dosas and more, and the ambiance is relaxed. It's perfect for a date that's gotta work with month-end budget woes or for a hungover breakfast after a night out. 

    Price: INR 600 for two (approx.)

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    FabCafe

    There's a bunch of these all over the city but for a date, we personally recommend the one in Sunder Nursery as it overlooks the lake and sets the mood just right, accompanied with some really good, healthy food. They don't use refined sugar or refined oil and they've also got vegan and wheat-free options.

    Price: INR 1,200 for two (approx.)

    Pro-Tip

    Being vegetarian or vegan doesn't have to be hard, guys, so check out these vegan snacks that you can get online.

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