There’s something eminent that is exclusive to this Delhi University college and all college-goers would attest to it: THE FOOD! Lady Shri Ram college’s perfect south campus location makes it an accessible hotspot, within its radius being Lajpat Nagar metro station and Moolchand metro station. The campus’s central position serves as a haven for the foodie’s eternally craving, insatiable tastes. From Lajpat Nagar to Amar colony, GK to Moolchand: it’s a wonderland for the hungry beast within! *Gulp*
Lady Shri Ram College prides itself as one of the best academic institutions in India and the most desirable destination for education by women all over the country and abroad.
Founded in 1956, LSR is popular for its courses in social sciences, science, commerce and the arts. But, wait a minute … there is something we nearly missed in that narrative, didn’t we, guys?
We’ve, rather gladly, compiled a list of all the budget-friendly joints you MUST try; devour, brave hearts! Don’t let the haters stop you from uniting with the spirit of Dilli.
1. Hunger Strike – Amar Colony Main Market
Just the thought of those unbeatable, beautiful momos brings us to tears! The creation of food-devi herself, there’s no other place in Delhi quite like Hunger Strike; an array of different kind of momos – tandoori and fried (the size of tennis balls), you’re going to lick your fingers for a very long time just to preserve that brilliant taste. 100/100 from our end, guys. It hardly costs 100 rupees per person … a pretty cheap trade-off for a growling stomach, no?
2. Tony’s Pizza and Pasta Noodle Bowl – Lajpat Nagar 4
The name itself says it all. I don’t think there is anything that can mess with our affinity towards junk! Costing around 200 rupees per person, this joint, as the name suggests, offers a variety of pasta and pizzas for the hungry soul who loves to devour in some Italian and Chinese, yum!
3. Anand Ji Chole Wala – Lajpat Nagar 1
This one is a personal favourite, and we can speak for everyone who has ever tried this place out. If you swear by the flavours of Punjab, this is where you ought to go: the BEST chole Bhature and Rajma Chawal ever. And let’s be real, there’s nothing that comes close to Rajma Chawal, right? With per plate prices being as affordable as 50-60 rupees, one is enough to last us a good couple of hours. All the ladies from Lady Shri Ram College love em some rajma chawal on a winter afternoon.
4. Baba Nagpal’s Corner – Lajpat Nagar 4
Although it’s becoming a little tough to keep up with a salivating mouth and heart … Nagpal’s Chole Bhature have no match in the entire city. Yep, we’re sure. This joint is one that students from Lady Shri Ram College and residents of south Delhi swear by! Nothing and we mean it, NOTHING has the capacity to outwin Nagpal ke mashoor chole bhature. And the best bit? It’s 150 for two! Paradise for our tor pockets.
5. Tibet Kitchen – Lajpat Nagar 4
If Tibetan and Chinese are what your gut desires, that is what you shall get – at a pretty damn affordable price. This is another irreplaceable joint in the hearts (or should we say stomachs?) of students who go to Lady Shri Ram college, you’ll often find the market crowded with youngsters waiting for their exquisite and cheap (200 per person) food. Do try the momos and the thukpa!
6. The Big Chill – Kailash Colony
Ah! If you want to take a break from your street food and devour the wonders this place has, we’d suggest you visit The Big Chill on a weekend, preferably with a group of friends so it doesn’t weigh too heavy on your pocket. Although it’s a tad expensive as opposed to other joints, it is totally worth that once in a while get together at a not-so-expensive eating joint. Also, the ice tea pitcher is pretty amazing (besides the godly pasta and the heavenly pastries).
Basically, everything on the menu is absolutely worth trying out.
7. Kandy’s – KalkaJi
If you’re looking for a quick bite on your way back home or your sweet tooth demands a fix ASAP, this is the place to go! Located right in the middle of GK2, it has some quirky and delicious snacks for all your hunger pangs. With the average cost coming out to be around 200 per person, it sure is a safe bet! And it gives you a break from the mainstream eating joints like McD or KFC – time to try out something different, eh? And it delivers!
*Swooning all over these adorable cakes*
A brilliant college to go to and a gazillion menus to look at – all that’s missing a welcoming bed to fall back on with a satisfied stomach. Check out Coho.in for affordable and luxurious rooms near your campus to fulfil the woes of a lonely youngster’s heart. Coho helps you save on that unnecessary rent money for some outstanding food for the gut, and you get to enjoy the sense of belongingness that comes as a privilege of being a part of Coho’s south campus community.