Situated along the western arm of New Delhi is Janakpuri. Yep, the same Janakpuri that houses the “popular” Tihar Jail. The area is filled by a major chunk of the Capital’s population that likes its share of indulgences. This invariably means the presence of some excellent eating out, takeaway and delivery options in the hood. Here are our top favorites.
B 1/623, Old Rameswaram Building, Near District Centre, Opposite Metro Pillar 574, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 60600000
Barbeque Nation has a comfortable and snug setting and a well-lit ambience bathed in warm shades, with good service as an added bonus. The eatery has successfully pioneered the concept of live grill in Indian with a pre-fixed menu and unlimited servings.
45, C Block, DDA Market, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-58 | +91 9013548921; +91 9560210705
The quintessential momo stall (only better), Momos Express sells some mean dumplings. The place has mind-blowing varieties like gravy momos and fried momos in addition to some luscious desi Chinese dishes.
The Tipsy Project
Plot 4, C Block, Community Centre, Pankha Road, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 33107538
The name says it all. Complete with a casual and comfortable décor, The Tipsy Project has a poisonous bar menu packed with a crazy number of cocktails, mocktails, shakes, punches, neat spirits and sheesha. The food menu features some delectable nibbles to pair with your spirits.
14, Ground Floor, Satyam Cineplex, District Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | +91 9899681089; +91 9899400830
Bon Appétit brings to your platter every possible kind of roll from paneer to vegetable to meat. With a menu packed eye-popping variety, the place serves up the best Butter Chicken Roll, Veggie Roll, Keema Roll and Aloo Roll! *Drools*
C4-D/56-A, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 33105968
Queue up at Q Bistro to bite into a plethora of European grubs. The menu, which is essentially a bulk of chalkboards, boasts of foods like pasta, pizza, skewers and lasagna in addition to small bites like fries and cookies. Wash it down with some thick sakes and refreshing iced tea.
Aamritsari Kulccha Corner
Site 4/56, C Block, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-58 | +91 9717741112; +91 9717741113
As the name suggests, the Aamritsari Kulccha Corner stands for dahi, butter and all things that go with and inside a perfectly stuffed kulcha. And the kulcha as well, of course! Their options may be limited but you still won’t be able to have enough of the menu.
The Midnight Heroes
Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 65806580
The Midnight Heroes’s food will compel you to skip dinner in order to feel hungry at midnight. Their menu has something for every kind of taste bud from Chinese to North Indian to fast food items. And that’s not it, the place is perfect for a munchies session with their delectable ‘Hinglish Bites’, which comprises foods like tacos, mezze platter and wings.
Site 1, Opposite Block A, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-58 | +91 9599797055; +91 9599797056
If you’ve stayed in Delhi for sometime, there has to be an inherent part of you that craves the typical dal tadka, tandoori roti and butter chicken with some extra cream. Pure Punjabi sates that craving just right with rich North Indian gravies and piping hot breads.
C-1, New Krishna Park, Near Janakpuri West Metro Station, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 33105467
Get your food cravings fixed with a trip down to the Food Mechanic. Decked up in huge bolts and gears, the place offers a casual ambience to kickback in. Sit back and enjoy excellent Chinese, Lebanese, North Indian and Italian grubs paired with some heady concoctions.
C-4B/332-A, Opposite Janak Nursing Home, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 64656533; +91 9873182240
Nothing fancy, just a spot that means only burger business. Head over to the Burger Point to satiate all your burger fantasies. Dig into options like the mutton maharaja, veg chili lava, paneer crisp and chicken cheese.
Ganesh Nagar, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 33106513
The midnight delivery service, Thela, is operational between 7PM and 4AM. Their menu is an extensive collection of delicious fast food, Chinese and North Indian items – just about what you need for those midnight hunger pangs.
Time for a trip to Janakpuri, peeps!