With some of the best restaurants intricately woven into the tapestry of the city, Delhi is indeed the culinary capital of India. And scouring every nook and cranny in search of that perfect plate of food is like a sport for the people of Delhi NCR. So if you are a true blue gourmand with a penchant for everything related to food, then this round-up of the hottest & fairly newer restaurants in Delhi’s dining ecosystem will help you shape up your 2022 bucket list. Every restaurant on this list is vetted, EazyDiner approved, and worth heading out into the dour Delhi cold for.
Lucky for the gourmands of NCR, acclaimed Chef Vikramjit Roy’s relatively new restaurant - The Tangra Project at DLF Avenue celebrates diverse influences that made the Tangra region in Kolkata a foodie’s paradise. Think homestyle Bengali food, classic Chinese fare, An Anglo Indian cuisine section, and even a Punjabi tandoor section. In Chef Vikramjit Roy’s own words, The Tangra Project is a structured balance between cuisine and nostalgia. Every element of the restaurant brings to the forefront, his love for Calcutta’s vibrant culture and the fact that food is ingrained in the anatomy of the city itself. With this restaurant, he aims to offer a one-of-a-kind experience to the gourmands in Delhi.
Must-haves: Crispy Betki with Oat Flakes, Sour Dough Haleem Toastie, Tom Yum Fish Balls, Rabibarer Mutton, Jackfruit Korma, Chicken Chelo Kebab, Chingri Chop, and Gondhoraj Cheesecake.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
After making its presence felt across the world, the 159-year-old legendary French bakery, Ladurée, opened up its first outpost in India at Delhi’s Khan Market last September. Spread over 1,800 sqft, this pretty outlet occupies three levels and offers different experiences on each level. Known primarily as the Parisian macaron-specialist, the Delhi menu of the brand features classic desserts from Maison Ladurée, including twelve signature macaron flavors, viennoiseries, teacakes, and pastries. Besides their picture-perfect desserts, they also offer a wide array of delicious savories including delish sandwiches, puffs, salads, varied kinds of egg dishes, side nibbles, beverages, and so much more.
Must-haves: Signature Ispahan Rose Macaron, Ladurée Hot Chocolate, Latte Rose, Vanilla Eclair, Pistachio Cherry Tart, French Toast, Avocado Toast, and Eggs Benedict.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
This newly opened, cozy little café, My tea Chapel is a unique QSR outlet that brings to life a 2000-year-old Roman recipe of delectable Pinsa Pizza, a healthier version of its more popular cousin (Pizza)—made with rice and wheat flour, soya, and is prepared at 80% hydration, served alongside their Signature Salads, unique Liege Waffle Wonuts, and an eclectic tea selection from around the world.
Must-haves: Signature Pinsa Pizza, Glazed Dark Chocolate Waffle Wonuts, Matcha Boba Bubble Tea, Walnut Chocolate Eggless Brownie, and 1837 Classic Black Tea.
Cost for two: ₹ 595
Sitting quiet and pretty in South Delhi, Plattos Air Bar is a newbie that should be on every foodie’s radar right now! They have a stylishly decorated indoor seating area that looks every bit classy and modern. But the real clincher here is the dreamy outdoor space. Their extensive menu houses a mélange of sumptuous multicuisine preparations that are sure to knock your socks off. From delicious European to flavorful Indian to piquant Chinese, Pllatos has got a bit of everything for everyone. And as it is primarily a bar, they have also got a lineup of great bespoke cocktails that will pair up nicely with the food.
Must-haves: Corn & Cheese Rolls, Spicy Avocado and Dynamite Sushi, Korean Chicken, Charcoal Chicken Tikka, Marathi Style Paneer Tikka, Caesar Salad, Biscoff Cheesecake & Chocolate Mud Pie.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Located within a 160-year-old haveli, overlooking the Qutub Minar, this brand-new Vietnamese eatery serves up vibrant, punchy flavors from the Far East. The interiors are reminiscent of a classic Vietnamese cottage along with a leafy alfresco dining section. Their stellar menu curates phenomenal Vietnamese fare and unique experimental cocktails, likes of which you can't find anywhere else in the city. There is also a dedicated coffee menu serving concoctions such as egg coffee, and traditional iced Vietnamese coffee.
Must-haves: Vietnamese Pho, Fresh Rice Paper Rolls, Tapioca Dumplings, Shrimp Mousse on Sugarcane Skewers, Rice Paper Pizzas, Cha Ca Sizzling Fish, and Toffee Pudding.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Staying true to her classic French training roots, chef Vanshika is now expanding her culinary empire with this one-of-a-kind Parisienne bistro, Petit Pie Shop that will leave you drooling with its selection of mouth-watering piping-hot pies. This newbie is known for whipping up a whopping 15+ types of pies that will leave you wanting to try them all. With harlequin flooring and pistachio-green walls, Petite Pie Shop is a cozy and comforting spot that is sure to win your heart in just one visit!
Must-haves: Potato and Leek Savory Pie, Chicken and Mushroom Savory Pie, Warm Apple Pie and Berry Cheesecake Pie
Cost for two: ₹ 1100
Another gem for our fellow Asian food fanatics, this relatively new entrant, Ping's Bia Hoi is all set to knock your socks off with its delicious street-style Vietnamese and Pan-Asian offerings. Serving an array of sumptuous delicacies, this restaurant will also impress you with its quirky decor and cool backdrops where you can click some Insta-worthy pictures. If you are still not convinced, let us tell you that this specific Ping's outlet brews their beers daily so no stale beer will be making its way to your tables.
Must-haves: Silken Tofu Bao, Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dim Sum, Prawn Fried Rice, and Slow Simmered Fish.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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.
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