It’s pouring fire on the streets, your skin is ablaze and everything just seems as if it’s burning up, and frankly if you stay put too long you might just melt to the ground. No, you’re not in hell, just a typical summer afternoon in Delhi. But never has the heat stopped us from going out and chilling (oh, the irony) even if the mercury is rising and threatens to break out from the thermometer. Because, food. So here are 5 places in Delhi to beat the heat this summer.
DLF Cyber City
Located right at the entrance to this developing corporate hub of Delhi, Cyber City has a variety of eateries like Nando’s, Starbucks, Farzi Café and Sodabottleopenerwala in the same premises. What makes it an ideal a summer hangout are the air and water sprinklers placed atop every pathway, which will make you feel a lot better about Delhi summers.
Where: Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan
This restaurant is a part of Delhi’s much-loved Crafts Museum. With an eclectic and innovative menu, Café Lota offers dishes like mushroom khichdi, sabudana popcorn and mushroom uttapam and some regional classics like the Kerala chicken stew, Konkan fish curry and dal ka chilla.
India Habitat Centre (IHC)
Where: Lodhi Road
Towering brick buildings, lush green corridors and sprawling lawns will welcome you to this establishment in the heart of Delhi. IHC is famous for it’s food court ‘Eatopia’ which brings together ethnic restaurants from all over the country and also a huge desserts counter know for its fresh sugar donuts and muffins. The Habitat Centre is also loved for it’s restaurant The All American Diner that serves typical diner food. This place also houses the fine dining restaurant Delhi ‘O’ Delhi but sadly, this one is accessible to members only. But the diner and food court are worth trying out and if you’re lucky enough, you might just come across a good exhibition.
Where: Khan Market
Hidden away in one of Khan Market’s cozy streets, Café Turtle is located on top of one of Delhi’s best bookstores, Full Circle. This one’s a treat for all the bookworm foodies. With items like vegetable pot pie, pita pockets, giant choco chip cookie and a selection of sweet somethings, this is the perfect place to chill with yourself on a hot summer afternoon. It’s one of those places where even non-vegetarians would willingly go despite having knowledge that it’s a pure vegetarian café. Enough said.
Hauz Khas Social
Where: Hauz Khas Village
There is nothing much one can say about a place that serves its Long Island Ice Tea in a 1 Litre flask. It’s a dream, a fantasy. With an amazing view – like every restaurant in Hauz Khas ever – this multi levelled restaurant everything you could have wished for! The menu is made of preparations like the DIY Foot Long Bruschetta, Fish Taco and an amazing assortment of cocktails. Visit this place to fall in love with Delhi, the foodie way.