The nation’s capital is a quintessential example of unity in diversity. The welcoming city that invites people from everywhere across the country also becomes home for many through its ever accommodating vibe, in which availability of regional food plays an indispensable role.
Majnu Ka Tila | Cuisine: Tibetan
Better known as MKT, this is often referred to as ‘Delhi’s Little Tibet’. Home to authentic Tibetan food, shopaholic’s haven MKT has a rustic Tibetan feel echoing with Tibetan prayers. The narrow streets are brightly lit with colourful Tibetan flags.
Must-Try Restaurants: AMA Restaurant, Tee Dee, Rigo, Kori’s, AMA Cafe
CR Park and Kalkaji for Bengali Cuisine
Home to the highest number of Bengalis, Chittaranjan Park is the mini Kolkata of Delhi. Be it a mustard mixed Sorshe ilish or mishti doi, you name a Bengali dish and you will find it here. Kalkaji which falls in the neighbourhood of CR Park adds to the Bengali speciality dishes with its local Bengali joints sprawling across the main market, dispersed with jhal muri vendors.
Must-Try Restaurants: Madly Bangalee, Maa Tara, Kolkata Biryani House, Amar Shonar Bangla, Bengal Delight
Pamposh Enclave for Kashmiri Cuisine
Pamposh enclave, better known as the Kashmiri Colony, is home to one of the oldest Kashmiri settlements in Delhi. Squeezed between Greater Kailash I and Greater Kailash II, this neighbourhood is known to serve authentic Kashmiri cuisine.
Must-Try Restaurants: Samavar, Pamposh Restaurant
South Indian- Andhra, Karnataka and Saravana Bhavan
The Bhavans in Delhi are food institutions in themselves and tell a unique story with lip-smacking South Indian food they serve. Quality and affordability are the hallmarks of Andhra Bhavan, Karnataka Bhavan and Saravana Bhavan. Long queues and unlimited thalis with the most delicious and authentic South Indian offerings is what these Bhavans are all about!
Safdarjung for Mizo-Naga & Hauz Khas Village for Nepalese Food
The inner lanes of Safdarjung have a few hidden gems serving flavourful, slow-cooked Mizo-Naga food. Mizo Diner tops the list with its delectable North Eastern cuisine and an ambience that adds oodles to the experience.
The first choice of Delhiites for pubs, cafes and an amazing nightlife, Hauz Khas Village, also houses unrivalled mash-up of Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese restaurants.
Must try restaurants: Mizo Diner, The Categorical Eat Pham, Hornbill, Heritage Naga Food, Lama Kitchen, Yeti- The Himalayan Kitchen, Dzukou Tribal Kitchen
West Delhi for Punjabi cuisine
Needless to say, the immersion of Punjabi culture is hard to miss if you are in Delhi, more so in West Delhi. Punjabi cuisine is the most accessible cuisine in Delhi. From a local roadside dabha to posh restaurants, the streets of Delhi are home to authentic Punjabi cuisine. Rajouri Garden, Punjabi Bagh, Patel Nagar and nearby localities are home to some of the best Punjabi eateries.
Must try restaurants: Mughal Mahal, Pind Balluchi, Dhaba, etc.
In case you’re in a mood to try multiple cuisines at the same time, you MUST head to Delhi Haat, INA, that is your one-stop for all cuisines in Delhi!