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Food fanatics: Your search for the perfect bite ends here

Eating out features high on the 'To Do' list of students thronging Delhi University (DU) apart from attending classes and hanging out with friends.

delhi Updated: Jun 07, 2011 23:42 IST

Eating out features high on the 'To Do' list of students thronging Delhi University (DU) apart from attending classes and hanging out with friends.

At North Campus, the word is synonymous with Kamla Nagar Market where students get the tastiest and most affordable food in huge variety.

But this cool hangout zone has worn a deserted look these days.

"There are no students. While most students are taking their annual exams, DU aspirants and their parents are busy in the colleges and not coming here," said a momo vendor who sits on the main road in the Kamla Nagar market.

While such small stalls and eating joints earn close to Rs 2,000 per day during the peak season, they have to be satisfied with Rs 700 to Rs 800 this time of the year.

Even bigger and more popular restaurants such as Bercos and McDonald's aren't faring well.

Many other popular hangouts have also shut shop. Omelets — well known for its square omelets — which was extremely popular as a breakfast option has closed down. 34 Chowrangee Lane, which was popular for its rolls, also shut shop some months back.

But the good news is, as if in preparation for the opening of colleges, the market is witnessing some big changes. New bakery shops have opened up and on offer are delicious shakes and scrumptious cakes. Joints such as Smart Soho and Noodles are undergoing major renovation.

But for those still heading to the campus regardless of absence of pre-admission forms, the options are endless.

QDs, in one of the back lanes of Kamla Nagar, is still as popular as it used to be and its tandoori momos sell like hot cakes.

Students can beat the heat with options such as fresh lime soda, pineapple soda, and coconut water and snow cones, which are tucked away in all corners of the campus.

For those who don't want to go very far away from the Metro station, the Nescafe Corner, Nirula's stall and a couple of banta vallas offer snacks such as kathi rolls, sandwiches, pizza, burger, paneer kulcha and coffee.