Eating home-made food is fun but eating out can be double the fun. Roam around the streets and bylanes of Delhi and you will come across several vegetarian restaurants that serve you the choicest of Indian delicacies – Punjabi, South Indian, Gujarati, Satvik, Organic, you name it, Delhi has it!
The popularity of vegetarian food in Delhi is such that there is a street in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk called Gali Paranthe Wali. The speciality of this place is that it serves lip-smacking paranthas and cooked dishes without onion or garlic.
Now without wasting a moment, hop onto a bus, auto, metro or roadside rickshaw (depending on the distance between your home to the restaurant) and enjoy the vegetarian culinary journey with your friends and family.
A fine-dining restaurant located in Select Citywalk in the heart of South Delhi, Sattvik serves pure vegetarian food.
The interiors are earthy and with soulful instrumental music playing, you can eat delectable cuisine in relaxing ambience.
Some of the authentic dishes cooked by the chef in this restaurant are from Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Bangalore and are prepared with the ‘Sattvik’ touch. Don’t miss out on Sattvik dal and Gunch-e-Kadai (crispy sun-dried cauliflower florets with capsicum and ginger cooked in the chef’s special gravy).
An average meal costs INR 1,400 for two people.
Address: SATTVIK, Select CITYWALK, S-5, 2nd Floor, Saket, New Delhi 110017
Phone: +91-11-405 99913
rjsh123, New Delhi: “Awesome veg food” (Source: Trip Advisor)
Wholesome and hearty pure vegetarian meals are what you can expect at Govinda’s – a restaurant located in ISKCON temple in Delhi’s East of Kailash. The interesting part at Govinda’s is that meals are first offered to Lord Krishna.
The aim of this restaurant is to promote a healthy vegetarian diet and showcase its variety, health benefits and taste to the people.
There are over 18 preparations made for lunch and dinner here. Price is decent at INR 1200 for 2 people. The ambience is Vedic and Vedic literature is available at the reception. Meditation and arati can be done here by you and your family.
Address: ISKCON Temple Complex, Hare Krishna Hills, Sant Nagar, Main Road, Near Nehru Place Metro Station, East of Kailash, New Delhi
- Veg Gulati
This restaurant is the vegetarian avatar of the famous Gulati restaurant. The Veg Gulati serves pure veg food made in Desi Ghee and is one of the most popular dine-outs during Durga Puja and Navratras. While the north Indian Punjabi food is served with onion and garlic, the Jain and Vaishno food is served without onion and garlic.
Apart from their authentic paranthas, you can enjoy their Maharani Thali, Paneer and Veg Kebabs and Gulab Lassi. Despite that, the place remains open until 1 am which makes it a fabulous option for late night diners.
The meal for two people is INR 1,400 which is a bit on the higher side but still worth it.
Address: 8, Main Market, Pandara Road, New Delhi
For Info and Booking call: 011 23388830
For Reservations call: +91 9212340202
- Hotel Saravana Bhavan
With a legacy of 30 years and several awards and citations in its kitty, Saravana Bhavan in the heart of Delhi’s Connaught Place is meant for connoisseurs of authentic vegetarian food.
Such is the extent of Saravana’s business operations that it has over 100 branches around the world with 2 branches in the capital.
The range of cuisines at Saravana covers South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Gujarati, fast food, chaats, desserts, ice-creams and fresh juices. Bakery and confectionery items are an addition to the gastronomic fare. Saravana has been the first to introduce its own ice cream brand “Real Fruits” where natural ingredients are used.
A place meant for food lovers, Saravana offers fast food, take-away, home delivery, outdoor catering and party orders.
(a) P-13/90, Connaught Circus, New Delhi
(b) 46, Janpath, New Delhi
Phone: 23347755, 55354405 / 23317755, 2331 6060
Yet another South Indian restaurant chain in Delhi, Naivedyam has been treating the taste buds of Indians and foreigners since 1997. There are 3 branches of Naivedyam in Delhi that offer excellent flavour and warm hospitality.
Each of the restaurants has classical South Indian decor. The best part that comes after placing the order is rasam and papad which is complementary.
(a) 1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
(b) F 12, Main Road, Kalkaji, New Delhi
(c) 25/35, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi
Phone: 26960426, 26536045 / 26236364, 26236151 / 25862929, 65457986
KapoorAnuj: “Altogether a Different Flavored South Restaurant” (Source: Trip Advisor)
- Shudh Restaurant
In culinary language, ‘Shudh’ not only means pure, it also stands for vegetarian. Shudh is a pure veg restaurant located in the popular shopping hub of Karol Bagh.
At Shudh Food Court, you can have a sumptuous time enjoying North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisines. In fact, Shudh Restaurant (a flagship brand of Swati Hotels and Restaurants) is one of the best places in Karol Bagh to offer genuine Chinese food.
There are a couple of Punjabi dishes which are cooked without onion and garlic. Apart from the Economy Thali, Thali Regular and Thali Maharaja, Shudh also delivers chats, Pav Bhaji and grilled sandwiches to offices.
All in all, the place offers quality food at fair prices. Experienced chefs, quality ingredients, array of herbs & spices and warm customer service make dining at Shudh a true gastronomic treat.
Address: Hotel Swati Deluxe Building, 17A/32, W.E.A Karol Bagh, Near Metro Pillar No 98, 99, Opposite Jessa Ram Hospital, Gurudwara Road, New Delhi
Phone: +91- 11- 45000300
Direct Number: +91- 11- 45000390/355/366
E-mail: [email protected]
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- Indus Flavour
The proximity to GTB Nagar Metro Station makes Indus Flavour a popular joint for the Delhi University students. The ambience is sleek and seating is comfortable. The North Indian and Mughlai cuisines are liked most here, though Chinese fare is also becoming a rage. The food served here is good value for money.
They also serve Special Navratri Menu @ INR 220 comprising of Kuttu Ki Poori, Aloo Ki Sabji, Sitaphal Ki Sabji, Paneer Makhmali, Vrat Ki Khichdi, Kheer, Raita.
Address: 2510, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, New Delhi
Phone: +91 11 6458 8222
ChiefExplorers, Gurgaon: “Nice Place” (Source: Trip Advisor)
- Kake Di Hatti
This pure veg famous eatery in Fateh Puri area of Chandni Chowk has been serving Punjabi delicacies for ages.
A budget-friendly small air-conditioned restaurant, this place is famous for parathas and naans. When you eat the delicious paneer naan, aloo naan, gobi naan here, you will feel like getting some more packed for home as well. You can order any of your favourite naan with daal makhni or raitas of your choice. The size of naans and parathas is phenomenal.
The best part about Kake di Hatti is that each day fresh stocks of paneer, vegetables, butter, and other items are bought and consumed the same day itself. Buy stock and serve fresh is their unique policy.
Address: 654-655, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, Near Fateh Puri Masjid, Delhi
Phone: +91- 9910722254
rinipauljoseph: “Kake di Hatti = Dhuandaar!” (Source: Trip Advisor)
- Navdanya Organic Food Cafe
Ever experienced the bliss of outdoor seating while shopping in a health food shop? This is the pristine joy that Navdanya Organic Food Cafe gives you when you flock to Dilli Haat.
Navdanya is an organic slow food cafe that gives you plenty of vegan choices in Indian dishes. To reach the place, you need to pay just INR 20 per person as entry fees at Dilli Haat counter booth.
Once you reach Navdanya, you can eat vegan-friendly food and take home organic food items for daily consumption.
Address: Dilli Haat, Shop 18, Aurobindo Marg (opposite INA Market), New Delhi
So if you are lucky enough to live in Delhi, don’t forget to try these restaurants out. Make it a point to call your friends to join you on this veggie food trip. Happy eating! Let us know which restaurant you liked the most and why.