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Walk your way to foodie heaven

Vaishali Bhambri, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 25, 2012
First Published: 18:06 IST(25/7/2012) | Last Updated: 00:47 IST(26/7/2012)

There are many groups that take special walks to explore different aspects about the city. But the ones that most people go for are the groups which take their members on food walks, exploring the wide variety of cuisines in the Capital. One such group is Delhi Food Walks.
 
Less than a year old, the group has 10 food walks to its credit. “I started the group for a simple reason — my passion for food! I used to write a food blog earlier and thought of taking it to another level through this group,” says Anubhav Sapra, 29, the founder of the group, who organises these walks on the weekends. Generally, around 20 people attend the group’s food walk.
 
One of the most memorable walks of the group has been the one through the lanes of Paharganj last month, in which, the members walked across the Multani Dhanda area. “From having multani kachoris to Bihari samose, we tried it all,” says Sapra. The last food walk of the group was organised at Kamla Nagar market, which is a popular hangout area for Delhi University students.
 
But how much does the group charge from its members? “The members believe in equal contribution from all. To start with, we collect R200 from each member, and if the cost exceeds, then we pool in more money,” says Sapra.
 
The group is quite tech savvy too, as they have a page on Facebook, which is quite active and buzzing with posts about latest walks. “We usually use our Facebook page to spread the word about upcoming food walks,” says Sapra.
 
The group’s next food walk will be to the Jammu and Kashmir Bhawan. “We thought of celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with this food walk ,” says Sapra.

Other similar groups in the Capital

Red Earth

Initially, this organisation was only known for the many types of heritage and flower walks that they conducted. But now, Red Earth conducts vegetarian food walks too. They don’t hesitate in taking to the streets of Old Delhi, nor do they mind experimenting with new and different cuisines. They have conducted many walks such as a walk through Khari Baoli, Chawri Bazaar, Paranthe Wali Gali, Paharganj, among many other popular eating out zones in the city. For more information, log on to www.redearthindia.com or call 41764054.

Eatlo

Earlier known as the Food Enthusiasts of Delhi, the group is now called Eatlo. They conduct weekly or bi-weekly walks to various eateries and restaurants in the city. The response has been good till now. For more info, log on to www.facebook.com/Eatlo

EOiD

Called Eating Out in Delhi, the group, which was formed in October 2006, attempts to discover and share the hidden gems of Delhi’s food scene. The group of food connoisseurs come together and go for food walks across different popular and not-so-popular places in the Capital. They have been regularly going for food walks, and recently went for their Ballimaran Nihari walk. There is no age limit, and anyone can enroll in these walks. For further information, log on to www.eoid.org or post your queries on the Facebook page of the group — www.facebook.com/EOiD.

The next walk

What: Celebrating Ramadan at Jammu & Kashmir Bhawan
When: August 4
Timing: 7.30pm
Contact: 9891121333
Where: Jammu and Kashmir Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, Kautilya Marg


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