Delhi is a city of teeming millions, it has something to offer to all. Students, however, are one category that wants everything at a reasonable price tag. They shop for the trendiest outfits at Sarojni Nagar, travel in the Metro as petrol prices are too high and most importantly, look for food options that are budget friendly and satisfy their tastebuds.

We have compiled a list of 7 budget friendly places that students can check this weekend!

34, Chowringhee Lane

For all the Bengali students in Delhi, this place should be a home away from home. Serving authentic Kolkata kathi rolls, they have a menu featuring an assortment of rolls for vegetarians and non vegetarians, momos which are unique to the place and some beverages that go so well with the specialty. With over 20 outlets in prominent areas such as Satya Niketan, Janakpuri, Rajouri Garden and many others, this outlet should definitely be on your list.

Meal for two - ₹250

Vada Pav Junction and More

This chain of outlets is spread across Delhi- Green Park, Gahri (East of Kailash) and Main Market (Vikaspuri), making it a go to spot for students all over looking for a quick bite to eat. With over 15 variants of the classic dish, students can’t just visit the place once and they keep coming back. To titillate your taste buds, the outlet has some exotic vada pavs including achaari vada pav, maggi pav and for the ones with a sweet tooth, a chocolate pav.

Meal for two - ₹350

Indian Coffee House

Situated in the posh Connaught Place Market, this is one place students should not miss. ICH has some great southern coffees for you to try and loads of snacky items to go with it. You can feast on some southern dosas with an urban twist. The egg dosa and mutton dosa are particularly unique. They even have a variety of pakoras and cutlets to satisfy the North Indian side of your palate. Though it is located in the heart of the busy town, you will be transported to an era where everything was so much simpler.

Meal for two - ₹250

Sam's Cafe

Taking a stroll down Paharganj can be a very cathartic experience - you never know what you will find. Sometimes, you may just stumble upon a cafe that is small but will take your heart away with the ambience. Sam’s cafe is exactly that joint which will lift up your spirits. With a wide range of cuisines at a very reasonable price and a rooftop seating, students are often spotted at this cafe. A variety of European food and beverages are available for you to try at Sam’s cafe.

Meal for two - ₹500

Andhra Pradesh Bhawan

This is one for the south Indian cuisine lovers. Andhra Bhavan is sure to give you the traditional southern taste of India on a platter. Be it sea food from Vishakapatnam or biryani from Hyderabad, they have it all. Situated on Feroz Shah Road, it is well connected from many places in the town and is highly accessible. To add to the accessibility, the prices are very pocket friendly and you can visit here with a couple of friends for a great Sunday brunch.

Meal for two - ₹300


This food stall is one specializing in oriental cuisine. Located in Vasant Kunj (Sector B), Hawker’s will surely grab your attention. Their best selling dish is the classic momo which Delhiites are a huge fan of. The stall may look small in size, but do not underestimate their menu. It has myriad dishes to take your tastebuds on a rollercoaster ride with their spicy sauces and succulent honey chili potato. With some great options for vegetarians and non vegetarians, it is a go to spot for students all over the city.

Meal for two - ₹400

Babu Lal Parantha at Paranthe wali Gali

A trip down to old Delhi is always a welcome one. It takes you down a historical path where you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the national capital. Located deep inside the galis of paranthe waali gali, Babu Lal Parantha, a quaint shop, is always jam packed. Once you are able to get a seat, the menu will leave you at a loss for words. There are paranthas on this menu that couldn’t even have imagined exist- with classics like aloo parantha and dal parantha to papad parantha, which is a papad stuffed with aloo- are sure to leave you craving for more.

Meal for two - ₹200

If you’re a student living in the big bad city of Delhi, these eating joints should definitely be added to your hangout spots. With a budget friendly menu and good ambience, you can spend hours with friends without worrying about your bank balance.

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