Dilli Diaries: Eat Your Way Through The Lively Lanes of Shahpur Jat
Located in the posh backyard of Delhi’s Panchsheel Enclave, Shahpur Jat is the design house hub of the Capital. The place is flooded with a number of clothes, shoes and accessory outlets. And what better place than this to start an eatery? Here are 8 restaurants, café and bakeries in Shahpur Jat to kickback when you have OD-ed on fashion.
The Potbelly Rooftop Café
116-C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 33107597
This café has become synonymous with delicious Bihari food. Apart from Litti Chokha, they also have other traditionally prepared Bihari delicacies like Sattu Cooler, Chaaps and Maher. The Sattu Cooler served as a refreshing drink on hot summer days is a real gem. The delicious dishes can be followed up with the traditional Makhana (puffed cereal) Kheer.
87, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 33105124
Every time you visit this bakery, you fall even more in love with desserts, the shop and life in general. This bright little bakery in Khan Market Shahpur Jat rolls out exemplary macarons in an array of flavors like salted caramel, PB&J, Ferrero Rocher and many more.
The Mad Teapot/ The Wishing Chair
86-A, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 46572121
Treat your palate and eyes to some lovely goodies. The Wishing Chair is a place for dreamy shoppers to take home quirky little decorative tidbits. And when you’re done with the retail therapy, head over to the Mad Teapot Café to indulge in a cup of relaxing caffeine and some scrumptious nibbles.
Ivy & Bean
119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 41090119
A tranquil space in the young and bustling Shahpur Jat, Ivy & Bean is for the peace-loving soul. The café offers a shelf-ful of novels for the bibliophile, a view for the dreamer and an exciting menu for the foodie. There’s something for everyone in here!
asiacentral.in | +91 9015665555; 011 33105799
Get your culinary kimono on at Asia Central. A food delivery service, Asia Central cooks up excellent Asian cuisines like Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and others. The place is the closest Delhi can get to the ethos of Southeast Asia.
Shop 125, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 49051646
Le ROFL, much like its name, is a young and quirky café. It is home to some really great Chinese and Continental nibbles like pizza, salads, and soups apart from a selection of quick bites like momos, maggi, sandwiches, et al.
Old Town Café
111, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | +91 9910070342
Nestled in one of the many by-lanes of Shahpur Jat is a rustic-from-outside-fancy-AF-from-inside café, Old Town Café. This place serves up a potpourri of dishes like pot pies, tacos, and pastas, which is complemented by an extensive dessert section boasting of cupcakes, waffles and so much more.
Sweet Nothings By Avanti Mathur
Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | +91 9818324443
This delightful dessert parlor in Shahpur Jat is all things sweet, frosted, baked and more. Sweet Nothings by Avanti Mathur is an excellent place o get your bakes customized and you palate tingled with yummy treats like fudge balls, macarons, etc.
The South Delhi Kitchen
119, 5th Floor Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 33106463
Encapsulating the entire chic, lively, and energizing South Delhi vibe in one café, The South Delhi Kitchen serves up a delicious storm with a menu full of Mughlai, North Indian, and Delhi-style food. So you can expect to lap up a scrumptious spread consisting of dishes like kebabs, momos, milkshakes, and more. Meanwhile, the space is adorned with adorable detailing complete with fairy lights, sheer drapes, floral upholstery, and the works.
The Last Mughal (TLM)
Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 33105206
Get the best of rich and luscious North Indian and Mughlai fare delivered at your doorstep with The Last Mughal. The takeaway service offers up a culinary fiesta with the best of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs, biryani, and gravies. And to team with that delicious breads and desserts to finish off!
416, Gora Street, Behind Dada Jungi House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | 011 33107860
GREENR Café’s vibe is as calm as a bubble gets. Add to that a neo-minimal décor that packs a number of high-low, simple-plush seating options and an excellent playlist, and you’ve got yourself the perfect crib to hang out, work, and/or relax. The food is an exciting amalgam of vegetarian (read – vegan, organic, gluten free, dairy free, high protein) foods brought to the table in forms of amazing café dishes like fries, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, rolls, and the likes. Loaded with plant meat that does not harm the soul of a single animal, the dishes are 100% environment-friendly.
Biryani By Kilo
Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-49 | +91 9555212212; +91 9212199888
True to its name, Biryani By Kilo offers a delicious variety of biryanis by the kilo (and half a kilo as well). The restaurant does not have a sit-down setting but delivers piping hot biryanis and kebabs to nearby addresses. Do try their mutton galouti, shikampuri kebab, chicken korma, gosht biryani, and murgh biryani.