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Here’s a look at some of the most popular eateries across Delhi University that students flock to. Here is a list of food joint where the DU kids hang out.

india Updated: May 28, 2011 01:43 IST

North Campus
DSE Cafe
Delhi School of Economics (DSE), also known as D-School, is the most popular hangout for students of North Campus. The mutton dosa and mutton cutlets are the most popular items sold here. Just outside the cafeteria is the JP Tea Stall, which is known for its ginger tea in winters and ice tea and masala coke in summers.
Where: Delhi School of Economics, North Campus, Delhi University
Meal for two: Rs 75

Students come here to enjoy the tandoori momos (Rs 65 for veg and Rs 75 for chicken), which are not easily available in the city. The chilly potatoes (Rs 70) and manchurian (Rs 70) are also popular with students of North Campus. They also have a branch in Satya Niketan for South Campus students.
Where: 9, UB Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar (opposite Kirori Mal College)
Meal for two: Rs 300
Tel: 9278081186

Chache di Hatti
Only the early birds can manage to get chhole bhature at this popular eatery, as it opens at 9 am and the stock finishes by 3 pm. The aloo waala kulcha and Rawalpindi ke chhole bhature (Rs 30) is the speciality of this place.
Where: 32, Bungalow Road, Behind Kirori Mal College, Kamla Nagar
Meal for two: Rs 50
Tel: 011-23840695

North Campus sees vendors selling the banta drink (lemon soda) everywhere. Edwin James banta seller, sitting outside Hindu College, is one of the most popular banta sellers in the area. He has been selling banta for the past 25 years, and along with banta, he also helps students in filling up their admission forms. A glass of banta costs Rs 12.
Where: Outside front gate of Hindu College, North Campus
Meal for two: Rs 25

Bille di Hatti
Students come here to gorge on a healthy breakfast of poori and chholay (Rs 30) with a glass of lassi (Rs 30). The lassi is served in big steel tumblers and one portion of lassi is enough for two. Come here early or else you will have a difficult time in reaching the counter.
Where: 72 D, Kamla Nagar, Near Kirori Mal College
Meal for two: Rs 120
Tel: 011-65808227

Tom Uncle’s Maggi
Students of Khalsa College and Miranda House can enjoy this two-minute meal here, making the place quite popular. Tom Uncle’s Maggi has been selling the ready-made noodles for the past 30 years. A plate of plain maggi comes for Rs 15. You also have the option of getting your maggi made spicier by asking for a mix of onions and coriander in it.
Where: Maurice Nagar Bus Stop, opposite SGTB Khalsa College
Meal for two: Rs 30

Wongdhen Restaurant
Located in the Tibetan colony of Majnu Ka Tila, the restaurant is a favourite with students of Delhi University. The pocket-friendly prices and big portions make the place quite famous. They also have the facility of outdoor seating, where you can enjoy the weather.
Where: 15-A, New Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tila
Meal for two: Rs 200
Tel: 01123816689

Momo’s Point
This is one of those places in the campus that gives out chalta firta but delicious Chinese food at pocket-friendly rates. Momos (Rs 45 onwards), thupka (Rs 60), chowmein and chopsuey (Rs 70) are some of the popular fare sold over here. The USP is the fruit beer (Rs 25) sold here. Don’t miss out on the pork momos (Rs 55).
Where: UB-27, Ground Floor, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar
Meal for two: R250
Tel: 011- 23858435

Mohanlal bhelpuri wala outside Hindu College and Sunil Sethi bhelpuri wala outside Patel Chest have been selling bhelpuris in North Campus for more than 25 years now. This snack is like more of a staple diet for students here. While Mohanlal’s bhelpuri is for Rs 20, Sethi’s bhelpuri cost Rs 25 and are a must try for those coming to North Campus.
Where: Mohanlal Bhelpuri Wala: Hindu College, North campus, DU; Sunil Sethi: Outside WUS Health Centre, North campus, DU
Meal for two: Rs 40

FMS Canteen
The sambhar rice and idlis here are one of the best served in any of the college canteens. They are priced at Rs 20 onwards. Students mostly come here to have tea and accompany it with finger chips, a speciality of the canteen. Don’t miss out on the hot and spicy samosa priced at Rs 4.
Where: Faculty of Management Studies, Malkaganj, Kamla Nagar
Meal for two: Rs 50

South Campus
Chowringee Lane
This place in Satya Niketan is famous for its rolls — aloo, paneer, egg, chicken and mutton. Right opposite Sri Venkateswara College, a roll here would cost you between Rs 30 to Rs 45. They also serve momos. But the most preferred item here is the paneer roll and chicken roll.
Where: 34, Chowringee Lane, opposite Sri Venkateswara College
Meal for two: Rs 100

Def Col Kulfi
Here, one can often see people lining up till late for a plateful of kulfi. Located just outside the Moet’s restaurant, the place has just one flavour to offer - kesar pista, which is available for Rs 60. Prepared with milk and dry fruits such as cashew nuts, saffron and raisin, the kulfi is served with falooda and essence.
Where: Outside Moet’s restaurant, Defence Colony market
Meal for two: Rs 120

Come to this place to beat the heat. Keventers is famous for its cool shakes in flavours such as mango, strawberry and chocolate. They also serve Maggi in different flavours, ice cream and banta. Keeping in mind the college crowd that visits the place, the prices are kept very nominal.
Where: 298, Main Market, Satya Niketan
Meal for two: Rs 100

GK 1
This market is a favourite with all the students of South Campus. If you are in a mood to spend, then head to the Café Coffee Day lounge, Pizza Hut or KFC. The market also offers some cheap deals in funky clothes and junk jewellery. Another place to try out here is Prince Pan, which is famous for its various flavours in paan and a special drink — Khass.
Where: M Block, GK 1 Market
Meal for two: Rs 500 - Rs 1000

East of Kailash
This place is famous for eateries such as Maxims, Anupama Sweets, Saleem’s and Big Chill. While Maxims is famous for delicious cakes, pastries, patties and sandwiches, Anupama Sweets offers some of Delhi’s most popular fast food delights like gol gappe, chat and cholebhature.
Where: Kailash Colony Market
Meal for two: Rs 500 - Rs 1000

Bhel Puri outside LSR
This bhelpuri vendor has been around for the past eight years. Come here to enjoy a delicious mix of papri, finely chopped onions and boiled potatoes with green chutney, garam masala and lemon juice. The vendor’s USP is the garam masala, made of cloves, cardamom and cumin.
Where: Outside Lady Shri Ram College, Near Moolchand
Meal for two: Rs 40

Sam’s Kitchen
From Indian to Chinese, Spanish and Continental, this place seems to have everything on their menu. And all of these are served at very reasonable prices. So, try out anything from pasta to paranthas. The best-selling fare here are the Tandoori Pizza for Rs 60 and Curry Rolls for Rs 70.
Where: Chowringee Lane, Opp. Sri Venkateswara College
Meal for two: Rs 200

Right opposite Kamla Nehru and Gargi College, this eating joint has a lot to offer. Stop by the Mithas restaurant to enjoy a pure vegetarian meal. There is also a chana kulcha wala who usually sits there during the college hours. Other places to go are Cafe Coffee Day and an ice cream parlour.
Where: Opposite Gargi College, Siri Fort Road
Meal for two: Rs 500

Punjab Sweets Corner
Popular with students of Janaki Devi College, the sweet shop sells Indian and Chinese fast food apart from a variety of sweets. Chowmein (Rs 50) and spring rolls (Rs 65) are the most popular items sold here.
Where: 15A/65, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
Meal for two: Rs 200
Tel: 011-25755982

Shiv Shakti
This eatery is popular with students studying in Maharaja Agrasen College in East Campus. The South Indian restaurant sells idli, dosas and vadas at pocket-friendly rates. The most popular delight here is the Special Masala Dosa priced at Rs 45.
Where: Shop No.11, DDA Market, Pocket-4, Mayur Vihar Phase-I
Meal for two: Rs 100
Tel: 011- 22717693

Roshan di Kulfi
Students of Janaki Devi College and Kalindi College have not many options nearby, hence they go to eateries such as Roshan di Kulfi in Karol Bagh. One can often see students of these girls’ colleges eating kulfi (Rs 60) with faluda and chhole bhature here.
Where: Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
Meal for two: Rs 100
Tel: 011-28722728