Not Just Paneer: These 8 Vegetarian Restaurants Are Experimental & Perfect For A Date

Rene posted on 21 March

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

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.

Cafes

23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Cafe Shunya

This lesser-known beauty in Gurgaon believes that cooking is art. We’re so glad they are committed to making us eat clean and organic. Land up here for a Sunday breakfast date, and grab the floor table next to the window. Regulars swear by their iced coffee and waffles, but we’d urge you to go with an open heart and mind.

Cafes

Cross Point Mall, 115, 1st Floor, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

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Amaterasu Cafe

This GK 1 newbie is restoring our faith in humanity. If you thought the words ‘Japanese cuisine’ and ‘vegetarian’ are two opposite ends of the universe, hit up Amaterasu for a surprising change of heart. This is a casual, Japanese cafe {mind you, it’s not a restaurant} that’s as authentic as it gets. With around 10 pages of tofu dishes on their menu, curried buns and Matcha Latte that’s actually brewed on your table, this is a slice of simple, healthy-eating Japan in the city.

Get more info here.

Cafes

M-34, 1st Floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

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The Society Cafe

An undiscovered gem in the ever-busy South Ex market, this cafe gets a nod of approval from both vegetarians and their carnivorous other halves. It’s also ideal if you like airy, unfussy cafes with an unpretentious pasta, pizza and coffee menu. Try their Sophia Pizza, Vegan Sausage Salad and California Orange Salad.

Cafes

D-15, South Extension 2, New Delhi

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Burma Burma

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.

Casual Dining

Shop 6, Ground Floor, Building 8, Tower C, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

The Mad Teapot

This bakery-cum-cafe brings out the decor hoarder and salted caramel cupcake devourer in us. We’d drag our forever person here in the hope that they’d understand our love for all things whimsy and sweet. Once there, we’d probably order spaghetti, jacket potato and maybe mint lemonades. If, on the way out, the forever person even lets you pick up something for our room, we’ll know they’re keepers.

Cafes

86-A, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

The Coffee Bond

This coffee shop in Uday Park has been our respite when going gets tough. If your bae is a coffee and waffle purist, take him/her 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. We’d really suggest a winter afternoon date in their outdoor area sometime.

Cafes

Local Shopping Complex, Shop 4, Uday Park, New Delhi

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Juggernaut

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. 

Casual Dining

HS-16, 2nd Floor, Main Market, Kailash Colony, New Delhi

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