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South Campus Food Joints

South Campus Food Joints

Compiled by Prakriti Bhat

Mithas, Anand Lok- Located bang opposite to Gargi College, this is one place you do not want to miss. A meal costs will cost you around 200 bucks and it’s definitely worth it. Their chilly garlic chowmein, sandwiches and burgers are a huge hit among the students here.

Diggin, Anand Lok- This fairyland is famed for its décor in not just south campus but all over Delhi. The slightly high prices won’t hurt you much given the prompt service, beautiful interiors and unique dishes. When here, ordering zucchini fries is a must. Meal for two- Rs 1200

34 Chowringhee Lane, Satyaniketan– Tracing its origins back to Kolkata, this franchise is known for its absolutely delectable tikka rolls and chicken egg roll. This branch is located right opposite to Venkateshwara College and is thronged by students who rush in for a quick bite. Meal for two- Rs. 300

QD’s, Satyaniketan– The first thing that comes to my mind is their gigantic tandoori momos, popular across the town. A MUST try. Chilly potatoes, chicken sandwich and shakes are some of the widely popular dishes here. It’s always crowded and that speaks volumes about its quality. Meal for two- Rs. 500.

Big Yellow Door- The quirky yellow door is sure to catch your eye. Bomb Chicken Burger, Cheesy Fries, Baked Nachos are some of the dishes students drool over. Don’t get disappointed by the waiting line. It’s worth a wait. You could also reserve a table in advance. Great place for birthday treats. Meal for two-Rs. 500

 Bombay bhel puri wala, Outside LSR- A humble snack of Bhel Puri and Sev puri can do wonders for your rumbling tummy in between classes. Each of these dishes doesn’t more than 20 bucks which makes it an ideal place for grabbing a quick bite. Give in your spice preference and munch away to glory.

High on burgers (HOB), Satyaniketan– Situated opposite to Venkateshwara College, this place specializes in burgers and finger foods. Though the menu is quite short, it provides a wide variety of burgers. Try their Chicken sausage burger and Super Cheesy Burger. Meal for two-Rs. 250.

Idliss, Satyaniketan-This one is for all the Idli-Dosa lovers. The place serves authentic South Indian food with delicious chutney which will leave you asking for more. Rava Masala Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, Button Idli are the most ordered dishes here. A sumptuous meal for two will cost around 250 bucks.

Dude food-With a funky décor, Dude Food has a huge footfall. Awaken the dude and dudette in you with their juicy Dude Lamb burger, Dude Chicken Burger and Dude Chicken Pizza. And don’t forget to get clicked with the cool Einstein poster! Meal for two- Rs.700

Al bake, New Friends Colony– known for its lip smacking shawarmas, regulars will often coax others by saying, ‘yeh nahi khaya to kya khaya?’ Quick service and pocket friendly rates make it one of the best places to hog on shawarmas and other delicacies. Meal for two- Rs. 500

Chocolate Square, Satyaniketan– Best place to order birthday cakes and get them customized. Since this is quite close to south campus, it receives a lot of cake orders. It is loved for its desserts like chocolate balls, black forest cake and other pastries. Meal for two- Rs.300

Café 101, Satyaniketan– With a colourful décor and a vast menu ranging from juices to pastas and wraps, this place is a one stop shop for all your foodie desires. With over 30 varieties of pastas and 10 flavours of pizzas to choose from, this should definitely be on your list! Meal for two- Rs.650

Picco Licko, Satyaniketan-So you are done with your meal. What next? Of course dessert! To get some respite from this scorching heat, come here for a delicious scoop of ice cream and waffles. They have loads of variety. Slurp away! Meal for two-Rs. 300

College Canteens-The college canteens have their own gems of flavor. LSR’s café has its own signature dish-Chicken Tikka Rolls. Venky’s Masala Dosa and Idli with their superb chutney and sambar can be seen on many a table in the canteen. Similarly, Jesus and Mary College has it very own bhel puri and sev puri wala, a plate of which reminds you of saddi dilli’s street food.

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.
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                                     April 21st, 2014


                                           By Somya Kukreti, Foodie Correspondent

IMG-20140409-WA0012In the market place opposite Gargi College, overlooking the bustling streets of AnandLok, there is a rivalry going on with no clear winners. On one side is Diggin, the new restaurant on the block which has managed to impress everyone with its style and sophistication. On the other hand is Mithas, a veteran with 20 plus years of experience in providing a wholesome, heart-warming and stomach-filling experience.

An all-vegetarian restaurant, Mithas is well known amongpeople looking for affordable and wholesome food which includes college-goers and families alike. It has three separate eating areas – an open space outside the restaurant, seating area on the ground floor and on the first floor.

A regular haunt for me and my friends, this place has always left me satisfied. The food has been consistently fresh and delicious. One of my favourites is the Veg thali – Dal makhani/Shahipaneer with naan of your choice and a drink. A piece of advice – the portions are generous so don’t forget to take a friend along! Even the quantity of the lachhaparanthasis a little overwhelming andyet it is guaranteed to keep you wanting more.

IMG-20140409-WA0005During my last visit, I ordered vegetable fried rice and Manchurian, and ChholeBhature. I was not expecting the Chinese dishes of Mithas to be this good. They took me by surprise, to say the least. The Manchurian had a well-balanced flavour, tangy and sweet at the same time. I happily started to share it with my friends, only to realize later that the portions were sufficient only for one person. The bhature were crispy, oily and at the same time doughy – which is exactly the way I like them. The chhole were not as oil-soaked as they usually are, and had a distinctive flavour which I have only tasted in Mithas so far.

The only downside is the service which is a bit slow.The waiters look like they are doing a favour by even listening to you, but that can be easily overlooked the moment the food arrives.

Mithas has a pleasingmenu filled with North-Indian, Chinese and street dishes all of which will make your heart sing with joy without making a hole in your pocket. Furthermore, they also give DU students a discount till 3 in the afternoon, making one wonder if they are aware of the financial instabilities of college life! Well, good for us!

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.