With the Delhi University’s annual exams round the corner, we take a look at five of the most popular hang outs where students like to go for a quick bite when they want to take a break from studies. You’ll find these eateries crowded at the oddest hours, serving yummy, affordable meals.
Gwyer Hall Canteen, North Campus
Enter Delhi University’s North Campus and everyone from rickshawallas to shop owners vouch for this canteen. Started in 1954, it has stood the test of time and is well known for its chicken curry, kormas and a large variety of paranthas. The best part of the place is that one can have a complete meal in less than R50. Don’t forget to try their specialty — meetha samosa.
Where: VKRV Rao hostel
Average meal for two:R50-100 Timing: Open till 12am and later on weekends
Pandit Ji Ka Dhaba, Paranthe Wali Gali
Hunger pangs strike you after a tiring study session at night and you want something hygienic and filling to eat? Head out to Panditji ka Dhaba for some hot paranthas, maggi fry and tea. In an open-air setting with tables placed in neat rows, one can either sit outside
or enjoy in the car. Our pick is keema and egg parantha served with spicy red chutney.
Where: Qutub Institutional Area
Average meal for two:R40-100 Timing: Open till 12am and later depending on customers
Friends Fast Food, DDA Market
This is the place to munch tasty Chinese snacks when exams are round the corner and you need a quick break. An all Chinese menu is the USP of this place and the added advantage is that the food is
customised according to the order. Started in 2001, the eating joint is frequented by college students and young office goers, who live in the vicinity . Go for the chilly garlic chowmein with manchurian served with spicy ketchup.
Where: Shop no. 27, DDA Market
Average meal for two:R30-100 Timing: Open till midnight
Al Bake, New Friends Colony
If you want to grab a yummy quick bite, shawarma’s served here with two kinds of sauce is the perfect option for you. Available with vegetarian, non- vegetarian and egg filling, shawarma’s are a hit here. Also try honey chilli potatoes. Easy on the pocket, the food served here would cheer you up during those tiring and long study hours.
Where: 25, Community Centre, New Friends Colony
Average meal for two:R100-300 Timing: Last order at 11.30pm
Parantha Corner, Opp Safdarjung Hosp
This is a popular hang out for a quick bite at those odd hours. Due to its easy connectivity, it is frequented by groups of young college students. Paranthas, bun-butter and tea are the must haves here. The best part about this food-joint is the pick and carry facility as the food is packed in convenient plates. Try the stuffed paranthas with mashed potato ad onion filling with masala tea.
Where: Opposite to Safdarjung hospital
Average meal for two:R40-100
Timing: Open till 3am