Tiffin time in DU

Students of Delhi University needn’t worry about going hungry — the dabbawallahs on campus will make sure that home cooked khaana is delivered to your doorstep.

india Updated: May 29, 2011 02:24 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times

Eating cheap but healthy food is one of the biggest concerns of outstation students living in PGs and on rent in Delhi. But this problem is solved by the dabbawalas or tiffin service providers in Delhi University’s North Campus, who provide home style-cooked food at affordable prices.

“Ours is a pure vegetarian tiffin service. Since girls eat less than boys, the package is also different. The cost of the full dabba is Rs 1,350 per month, while the half dabba is for Rs 950 month, which is generally eaten by girls,” says Kapil Arora of Healthy Tifin Services. While most of the dabbawalas keep a fixed menu, there are some who ensure that their clients don’t get bored with the same food everyday. There are also dabbawalas in the campus who specialize in regional cuisine. Lohit Da, a dabbawala who cooks Assamese food for his clients, says, “Since you cannot find a non-veg tiffin easily, many students come to us.”

Most of the dabbawalas offer home delivery around the campus area.

Book your meals here
Lohit Da
Tel: 9891158114
Assamese homestyle food.
Areas delivered are: around North Campus in Delhi University
Charge: Vegetarian (Rs 1,500 per month) and non-vegetarian (Rs 1,800 per month)

foodTasty Tiffin Service

Tel: 9810985843

Pure vegetarian Indian food.

Areas delivered are: Malkaganj, Hudson Lines, Kamla Nagar

Charge: Rs 2,000 for 60 tiffins

Healthy Tifin Services
Tel: 9868565726
Pure vegetarian Indian food
Areas delivered are: Shakti Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Kingsway Camp, Model Town, Hudson Lines and other areas around North Campus
Charge: Rs 1,350 per month for full dabba and Rs 950 per month for half dabba. These charges are for dinner.

Mohan Dhaba
Tel: 9891123309
They offer vegetarian food.
Areas delivered are: Kamla Nagar, Roop Nagar and Malkaganj
Charges: Rs 1,500 per month

Food Factory
Tel: 011- 23859298
Pure vegetarian Indian food.
Areas delivered are: Hudson Lines, Kamla Nagar
Charge: Rs 1,800 for a month for lunch and dinner

First Published: May 28, 2011 16:40 IST