From crammed by-lanes to upscale neighborhoods, cosmopolitan Delhi is a true cultural treasure trove romanticized for the diverse experiences and delectable blends of old and new it offers. The multifaceted flavor of Delhi is prominent in its eclectic and expansive food scene, which is lauded by foodies and gastronomes from around the world. From easy-on-the-pocket eateries to the most expensive and swanky restaurants, Delhi has a plethora of culinary tricks up its sleeve to appease all kinds of foodie palates. Don’t believe us? Well here’s a list of the most ‘Dilli- delicacies’ along with the best and safest restaurants in Delhi where you can get them in under Rs. 499 or even less.
Momos from IMLY, Rajendra Place @ ₹ 150
The ideal restaurant in Delhi to satisfy your never-ending craving for momos has to be IMLY.MLY brings together the street food of the entire country under one roof. Lucknow, Amritsar, Surat, Chennai, Varanasi, and Mumbai are just some of the cities that find representation through their food in this pure veg Indian restaurant in Delhi.
Other Economical Must Haves: Crispy Corn Chaat, Cheese & Corn Momos, Overload Pizza, and Gulab Jamun.
Order this quintessentially North Indian delicacy from Foxtrot's wholesome home delivery/takeaway menu right from the comfort of your home. Foxtrot's menu curates an A-grade mix of Indian and International plates & platters that one could enjoy any time of the day.
Other Economical Must Haves: Daal Moradabadi, Hyderabadi Murgh Biryani, and Nutty Baklava.
Dhaba's home delivery menu offers a delectable spread of Punjabi, North Indian cuisine with its own distinctive twist and charm. Order your all-time favorite Rajma Chawal meal from Dhaba and enjoy a pocket-friendly delicious meal from the comfort of your home.
Other Economical Must Haves: Chole Chawal, Kadhi Pakora, and Egg Curry.
Enjoy home delivery of succulent kebabs from the culinary marvel that is Biryani By Kilo, undoubtedly the best restaurant in Delhi for when you are craving hearty non-vegetarian fare and/or authentic dum biryani.
Other Economical Must Haves: Galauti Kebab, Egg Biryani, and Matka Phirni.
Craving some classic Indian chaat that is synonymous with staple Delhi Chaat then consider IMLY Courtyard your calling. Home of Indian street food IMLY's menu features a delectable spread of good old desi comfort food.
Other Economical Must Haves: Dahi Papdi, Samosa, Palak Patta Chat, and Boondi Rabri.
Order your dose of zingy Chicken Tikka from Khidmat's delectable food menu. Khidmat is a goldmine of authentic Mughlai and North Indian preparations. This iconic restaurant has stood the test of times only because of its lip-smacking selection of delicacies.
Other Economical Must Haves: Egg Chowmein, Dal Makhni, and Rasmalai.
Delhites love their Faluda and if the foodie in you is craving this OG delicacy then just place a home delivery order from Moti Mahal, sit back relax and just wait to get your fix. The legendary Moti Mahal is known for its lip-smacking Indian authentic preparations and a trusted choice when it comes to food safety.
Other Economical Must Haves: Hakka Noodles, Malai Kofta, Dal Makhni, and Phirni.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.