Delhi being the Capital of India with 2 Crores plus population, a big Business hub, a Tourist s delight, a true Cosmopolitan City & seat of Power, where all the cultures meet & co exist, it is also a Food lovers delight. Our friends from abroad have told us that that no other city in the world has so much to offer in the variety of food, specially for the Vegetarians & we totally agree with them. ‘Connaught Place’ or CP as popularly known is the heart & soul of ‘Delhi’ & all the visitors make it a point to see this pre-independence Iconic shopping center.
For Non Vegetarians, finding food in CP is no problem as they can eat anywhere & anything but there are lot many who are totally Veg & they totally avoid any Non veg restaurants as the smell or the dishes served in the adjoining tables makes them sick. This article is written for those who are looking for strictly vegetarian stuff.
1 ‘The Masala Trail’, located at ‘Janpath’. The variety offered is unparalleled, From ‘Masala Dosa’, Makke ke Roti, Delhi kee Chat, Litte Chokha, ‘Bombay Sev Puri’ & much more, they serve it all. Anybody from any part of India will find food as per their likes. The place is always full with 30 minutes minimum waiting time, home delivery is also an option & for Rs 800, a meal for 2 is sufficient. Highly recommended & a must visit for first timers, afterwards, likely to become a habit. Their phone no is 011 43593000, certain discount is offered every day during happy hours, also if you order through ‘Zomato or Swiggy’.
2 ‘Shiv Sharda Restaurant’, located at ‘Municpal Market, CP, Phone no 858803443. A very small place with few minutes of waiting time, its no frill with basic furniture & you may order even a half plate as per your appetite, they have a variety of vegetables, all very tasty but their ‘Dal Makhani’ is simply awesome.The prices are extremely reasonable & is always swarming with patrons, mostly office goers & students. A meal for 2 will be just for Rs 300. For a world class shopping place, this eatery is a boon.
3 ‘Rajasthali’, located at C 26, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, phone 9650075395, as the name suggests, it primarily serves food of ‘Rajasthani Cuisine’. Some items from ‘Gujarat’ and ‘Bihar’ are also on the menu, but please keep in mind that its a pure ‘Jain eatery’, means no ‘Onion or Garlic’ are used. However, there is no compromise in taste and all the items like ‘Paneer Pasanda’, ‘Ras wale Aloo’, ‘Sarson Ka saag’ etc & snacks like ‘Khaman Dhokla’, Mini Samosa’ & ‘Kheer’ in Deserts are simply mouth watering.
4 ‘Haldirams’, located at L 6 Outer Circle, Connaught Place’, phone no 47685300. We think that there is hardly anyone in India, who is not familiar with this brand. Their no of branches in India & abroad are hundreds & their cuisine is from all over India, from Dosa,Chole Batura, Papri Chat, Kulcha, Dhokla, Chinese, Ice creams & variety of sweets is simply unmatched. All the stuff is of excellent quality, made with the best spices & materials. You have to spend only Rs 500 approximately to for two, deserts included.
5 ‘Vega Restaurant’ located at ‘Hotel Alka Classic’ Outer Circle, Connaught Place’, phone 23344000, this is an high end eatery, a part of a star rated Hotel. The Ambiance, the service & the food is first class. They have a huge variety of starters, main course & deserts, the rates are bit steep but it is not never short of patrons & if you wish to have a full stomach of food without a feeling of guilt, try their ‘Thali’, decently priced @ 545 + tax. Friends, next time,when you happen to be in CP, you know where to head for some yummy veg food, happy dining.