Top Places for Youngsters in Delhi to Find Mouthwatering Food in Budget

Top Places for Youngsters in Delhi to Find Mouthwatering Food in Budget
Last Updated: January 19, 2019

“Travel and Food are the unrivaled combinations one always wants to get.”

The city of Delhi offers some of the best travelling experiences to a traveller. The capital city is also a sought after destinations for food lovers as it renders tempting delicacies that even come in budget. Every youngster in Delhi (in some corner of his heart) dreams of heading out to explore and get the aroma of the plethora of food items. From tempting Chole Bhature to delectable Biryani, from crispy samosa to spicy Momo, from tangy gol gappe to Indian-style noodle (chaowmeen) and from buttery parathas to yummy rolls, there are varieties of flavours of the different regions and countries in Delhi’s food. Moreover, Delhi also serves some highly tempting shakes and mojitos like no other city or state does. These shakes and mojitos are irresistible choices of the city’s youngsters, especially in the burning summer season. If you are a Delhi’s youth, luckily you are in a city where you don’t have to think twice before heading out to eat some savoury and sugary delicacies as it proffers a monster range of tasteful fare and that too for a discerning foodie.


Here is the list of Delhi restaurants, cafes, and food joints known for offering great nutriment at rock-bottom prices:

1. Big Yellow Door (BYD), Satya Niketan Market

Big Yellow Door

A combination of ambience with the aroma, BYD is located in South Campus near Sri Venkateswara College. The place most of the time remains occupied because of college students. However, you still can get a seat after waiting for some time here. The small cafe offers some yummy Italian and fast food along with some luscious drinks ranging from mojitos to shakes. They have a cute custom at the time of billing, in which you will be provided with a sticky note to write a feedback, quotation or anything positive that you like and paste it on their quote board.

  • Timing: 10 AM to 11 PM
  • Cost: 600 Bucks for Two
  • Must Try: Tipsy-Licious Pasta and Virgin Mojito
  • Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

2. The Rolling Joint, Connaught Place

Rolling Joint

It is a small joint which must be on your bucket list of visiting Delhi’s best food joints. Tucked away in the middle lane of Connaught Place, The Rolling Joint is set up in a small minibus which is quite appealing because of their front board. This bus is used as a counter and they have arranged some makeshift seating in the front yard using garden chairs. The specialties of this joint are the rolls and kebabs along with fast food. You can get both veg and non-veg rolls here.

  • Timing: 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Cost: 500 Bucks for Two
  • Must Try: Rolls (especially chicken & cheese cigar roll) and Hippy Hippy Shake
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

3. Kennedy’s, West Patel Nagar

Kennedy Restaurant

Kennedy’s is the best place in Patel Nagar to have delicious food. The small joint offers such a quality food without burning a hole in your pocket. The outlet is known for its Chinese and fast food varieties. Though the place does not have seating arrangement, but it is very much famous amongst students. From shawarma and momos to chowmein and pasta, the joint maintain varieties of scrumptious fast food.

  • Timing: 1 PM to 11 PM
  • Cost: 450 Bucks for Two
  • Must Try: Chilly Chicken Burger, Hakka Noodles, and Butter Chicken Pasta
  • Nearest Metro Station: Patel Nagar and Shadipur

4. KC Restaurant, Dwarka Sector-7

KC Restaurant

“A worthwhile place for momo junkies”, Kitchen Caboodle or famed as KC Restaurant offers some extensive range of momos along with fast food. Along with the enriching aroma of their momos, the ambiance of the place looks wonderful at evenings. Moreover, they offer some sturdy serving facility with stand and eat or takeaway arrangements. The place is a “famous hangout joint” in Dwarka amongst the college students and youngsters. If you’ll ever visit Dwarka, don’t miss this place.

  • Must Try: Malai Momos and Tandoori Momos
  • Timing: 1 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost: 450 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector-9

5. Rajinder Da Dhaba

Rajendra Da Dhaba

Though the place is a bit pricey as compared to other joints in the list but, it is totally worth. I have mentioned this food corner just because of the quality and consistent taste of their food which ultimately justifies the money. Rajinder Da Dhaba is famous joint amongst all the chicken lovers in Delhi. Along with that, the dhaba is the heart of Delhi’s nightlife as it offers food till midnight. No matter what you order here, you’ll get the best version of your food. They have both seat and stand dining in front of the joint but the prices of both vary. Moreover, they have self-service, you have to place your order at the counter. Though they have the average prices, it would be wise to visit the outlet in group or with minimum of two people to make it in your budget.

  • Must Try: Mutton Korma and Chicken Kebabs
  • Timing: 5 PM to 12 AM
  • Cost: 800 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: I.N.A and Green Park

6. Echoes Hudson Lane, Delhi University

Echoes Hudson

“A cafe with a beguiling concept”, earlier it was located only in South Campus and now it has opened another branch in Hudson Lane, Delhi University. Echoes is specialized in serving Continental, Mexican, American, Italian, Chinese, and Indian. By far, it is the best theme-cafe on the list. Many of you may not be aware of the fact that all the staff members at Echoes are deaf and mute. However, the cafe has incorporated in such a way that there everything there is flawless. There is a button at each table which you have to press to call a server. In order to place an order, you have to write it on a notepad or show a placard kept on your table with quantity and customization which the waiter further directs it to the chefs. The beautiful impression of this cafe will make you fall for it.

  • Must Try: Paan shake and Fiery Chicken
  • Timing: 11:30 AM to 12 AM
  • Cost: 600 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

7. Mathew’s Cafe, RK Puram

Mathew's Cafe

Mathew’s Cafe is an authentic South Indian cafe-street joint. If you want to make a list of food joints to try in Delhi, this cafe should be somewhere on top of your list. All the food items they offer have the real crispy texture of South Indian food. Whether you want to have the delectable breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the place is right there for you. From its wide range of southern food, Mathew’s Cafe is incorporated on a minivan outside where stand and eat facility is available. From crusty Vada and Dosa to tempting Sambhar and Coconut Chutney, the cafe bids veritable tangs in their dishes.

  • Must Try: Porota Kurma and Vadas
  • Timing: 7 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Cost: 250 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

8. Hawkers, Vasant Kunj

Hawker's Vasant Kunj

A famous street joint in Vasant Kunj, Hawkers is the real McCoy to get Chinese food. Incorporated on a bus stall, the hub is known for serving the best street food for foodies with quicktime service. The special thing about this place is that it gives the option of half quantity for almost every food item. Whenever you visit the place their taste never lets you down. Till now, the tang remains the same as it was when the joint incorporated. Moreover, the stand and eat arrangements at the front of their stall makes the place a perfect epitome of a street joint.

  • Must Try: Honey Chilli Potatoes and Chilli Garlic Noodles
  • Timing: 11 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost: 500 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

9. Imly, Rajendra Place


For all the North Indian food lovers, this food hub is a perfect pitstop to cater your hunger. It is one of the best restaurants in Delhi for vegetarian food. The Indian fusion restaurant is constructed in train compartments. The concept of this restaurant is so alluring that one should visit the place once in his/her life. Along with the fascinating exterior and interior, the food hub always managed to stand true to its expectations. It serves some of the finest Indian dishes with unblemished fusion of street food. The in-house seating arrangement will definitely make you fall for this place.

  • Must Try: Cheese Burst Soda and Jalebi with Rabri
  • Timing: 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Cost: 700 bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajendra Place

10. Chowringhee, Karol Bagh

Chowringhee, Karol Bagh

Known as one of the most popular street food spots in Delhi, Chowringhee is a small food joint famous for serving rolls and fast food. The place is just perfect for students who are on a budget to have scrumptious rolls at a decent price. However, there is no seating arrangement, but you can stand outside and eat. Their range of rolls is the key attractions of the joint. Moreover, the juicy and spicy stuffing of these rolls will definitely make you come again to this place.

  • Must Try: Double Egg Roll and Double Paneer Roll
  • Timing: 11 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost: 250 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

11. Green Chick Chop, Defence Colony

Green Chick Chop

One can have a food that cater to taste and health altogether at Green Chick Chop. The small food joint in Defence Colony offers some delicious chicken dishes. The quality of their chicken is so fresh that it could be felt in the taste. The joint is amongst the must visit places to eat non-veg as they not only serve cooked stuff but also processed food that are microwave ready. They also have some extensive range of dips which one can buy.

  • Must Try: Chicken Malai Tikka and Smoked Breast
  • Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Cost: 400 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

12. Amigo’s Hub, Satyaniketan


Amigo is one of the coolest cafes in Satyaniketan in terms of food and ambiance. The cafe serves the most delectable food in Delhi that one would never want to deny the chance of getting in here and catching the aroma of their delicacies. With some refreshing music and the lip-smacking fast food, the place is perfect to hang out with friends. The special point of Amigo is that the cafe is tax-free. Thus, the price of their food does not burden pocket. Moreover, the interior of this cafe is quite appealing, and their services are also great.

  • Must Try: Momos in Garlic Sauce and Oreo Shake
  • Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Cost: 500 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

13. Billu’s Hut, NSP

Billu Hut

For those who like to eat cheese, mayo, and saucy food, this place is best for you. Billu’s Hut is famous for its Chinese and fast food. Though the joint does not have seating arrangements, it still can be seen overcrowded because for its tempting delicious food. Also, the most appealing thing is their prompt service along with the price and quality of their offerings.

  • Must Try: Punjabi Pasta and Choco Mud Shake
  • Timing: 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Cost: 400 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: NSP

14. Bistro 57, Netaji Subhash Place

Bistro 57, Netaji Subhash Place

One of the franchisee restaurants of Bistro, the cafe is also known as ‘King of Drinks’. Also, the food joint is considered amongst the budget places to eat in Delhi. It serves fast food and beverages of unforgettable taste. Moreover, the taste of their food purely defines their prices. Apart from this, the hygiene level of this cafe is also very much high which is a plus point. There is no seating in the cafe but it still well-organized and managed one that has huge hype for the matchless cafe in NSP.

  • Must Try: Passion Fruit Mojito and Garlic Toast
  • Timing: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Cost: 400 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: NSP

15. Moolchand Parantha, Lajpat Nagar

Moolchand Paratha

Moolchand Parantha is the classic place to have desi parathas. It is a small shop situated under Moolchand Metro Station having the stand and eats facility. The place has a huge ballyhoo for its rage of parathas and main courses. Crisp in texture and loaded with butter, the parathas are just irresistible. Moreover, this place can be considered as the ideal joint for parantha lovers who want to have them even at late night. One should keep this in mind; their one paratha is so heavy that you’ll hardly have an urge to eat another.

  • Must Try: Gobi Parantha and Keema Parantha
  • Timing: 9 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Cost: 350 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Moolchand

16. Uncle Chicken Shawarma, Dwarka Sector-10

Uncle Chicken Shawarma

Dwarka is the best place to hunt some lip-smacking shawarmas in Delhi. The taste of Uncle Chicken’s Shawarmas is so out of this world that one will cherish every bite of it. They do not include any vegetables which most of the shawarma maker does. Moreover, their stuffing is so good that makes the shawarma just perfect and it becomes irresistible when combined with the mayo and green sauce which they provide with it. The joint can only be visited during the night although it opens in the late morning. They managed a small shawarma stall outside their shop during evening.

  • Must Try: Shawarma
  • Timing: 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Cost: 150 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 11

17. Young Wild Free Cafe, Satya Niketan

Young Wild's Cafe

It is an amazing hang out cafe for students. The cafe mainly deals in Italian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines and is amongst the affordable restaurants in Delhi. From the ambience to the taste of their food, everything is up to the mark. Moreover, the cafe has a unique seating arrangement which attracts large numbers of students and adults. They have put some mattresses on the customized ground flooring. Above that, they have made boundaries around these mattresses with ropes and small bamboo sticks. Apart from the interior, the food and service are also quite impressive. The most alluring thing about this place is that you can sit here for as much time you want as the cafe is not a crowded hub.

  • Must Try: Baked Nachos and Virgin Mojito
  • Timing: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Cost: 500 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

18. Karim’s, Jama Masjid

Karim Jama Masjid

‘The talk of the town restaurant’ in Old Delhi, Karim’s is for hardcore non-vegetarians in Delhi. The food hub is incorporated in 1913 and in presents it, is amongst the oldest restaurants in Delhi. The delightful taste of their Mughlai and North Indian food makes this food joint the ‘king of non-veg restaurants’. Not only Delhi’s people but, tourists from all over the world are also a fan of the food of this restaurant. However, the place is not meant for health conscious people as the food is made up pure ghee.

  • Must Try: Mutton Korma and Mutton Burra
  • Timing: 11 AM to 4 PM & 8 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Cost: 800 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Jama Masjid

19. QD’s, Satyaniketan

QD Restaurant

Since Satyaniketan is the hub of affordable restaurants and cafe and hence here comes one more in the list from there. QD’s is the food hub to have some irresistible delicacies. From their varieties of delectable dishes, tandoori momo is the talk of the restaurant. The restaurant offers Chinese, North Indian, Italian, and fast food but their tandoori momos are always the favorite amongst the customers. Also, when it comes to the best restaurants to have great food in South Campus, this place is in top 10. Starting from the taste, quantity, price to the presentation, the food hub is flawless in everything it serves. The ambiance is also quite decent but the place most of the time remains full because of its demand.

  • Must Try: Tandoori Momos and Chocolate Monster Shake
  • Timing: 11:30 Am to 11:30 PM
  • Cost: 700 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Race Course

20. Beeryani, SDA Market


This is the kind of food court which should not be ignored. The term ‘Beeryani’ is a portmanteau for Beer+Biryani. It is one of the most popular food courts amongst students because of their out of the box concept. Apart from this, the price of their food and drinks is also quite good. The restaurant offer ranges of biryani and Mughlai dishes which have the delicious taste. Moreover, they also have some vegetarian food for their veg visitors that are also incredible in taste. Apart from the food, the ambience is another point which also attracts a large number of youngsters here.

  • Must Try: Mutton Biryani and Paneer Lababdar
  • Timing: 12 PM to 1 AM
  • Cost: 700 Bucks for Two
  • Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

All the above cafes restaurants and food joints are some of the most preferred places amongst college students and youngsters to hang out. If you haven’t find the place of your choice in this blog, check out our other blog where you won’t resist going. You can also consider us to know about other states, cities, and culture through our blogs, so keep coming back to our website.

Published: 21 Mar, 2018


Comes from the ‘heart of India’, Delhi, Jatin is big-time dreamer. He is a travel blogger who loves to express about his ventures through his writing. Besides being a blogger, he is a foodie, who follows the aroma to reach some of the most amazing places to eat. Another thing that is equally important to him is sports; he eats, sleeps and breathes cricket!

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