Saadi Dilli has got its own share of plush malls, shopping malls, complexes…… and then it has also got Khan Market.
An upscale market in South Delhi where you will find everyone..ok mostly everyone wearing starched cottons in the summer or crepes and silks in the winter carrying their Gucci’s, Chanel’s flaunting their BMW’s, Porsche’s Audi’s and what not. The market has its own set of home stores, jewellers, upscale grocers, expensive designer & non-designer boutiques, bookstores & imported magazines kiosks, kiddie stores and even a shop dedicated to pets but most importantly it's a foodies paradise.
I have myself been a visitor to Khan Market to satiate my hunger pangs on different occasions which included my birthdays, my dates, my break-ups, catching up with friends etc. Whatever the occasion may be, this market has always been my first choice. Some of the great places to hangout in Khan Market are :
Big Chill - Big Chill is the best place to eat out and dine in Delhi. I have always loved its Hollywood movie themed décor, mainly posters of movies of 60 and 70 adorning the walls. The place has great options for the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians. My personal favorites are Fusilli with Chickens, Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes, Fusilli Piri Piri, stuffed Ravioli’s, Veggies Pizza. Don’t forget to try Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and Mud Pie. They are a real treat.
Cost for two : Rs 1500 for two (without alcohol), taxes extra
Route 04 - Route 04 is an American Diner, located in the famed middle lane of Khan Market. Spread over 2 floors, the second floor allows outdoor seating and smoking. Route 04 is one of the best places to drink and party. The reason being, they have HAPPY HOURS from 4pm – 10pm every day. The music is good, the noise is high, and conversations are loud. The place offers a decent variety on drinks menu, while some of the must try in food menu are Hawaiian Cottage Cheese Sticks, Pizza, American Grilled Chicken Skewers , Grilled BBQ Prawns, Pasta and Burritos
Cost: - Rs 1500 for two (including drinks and food), taxes extra
Boombox Café - This place has an appealing ambience with terrace sitting . A lot of efforts have gone in for the interiors and it is clearly visible with every detailing. Not to forget, this place has almost all the cuisines you can think of. Must try’s here would be Sheesha and Nachos (they are the best, I have had)
Cost : Rs 1,500 – 2,000 for two (with alcohol and food), taxes extra
Mamagoto – Mamagoto place is bright, vivacious casual and pleasant. This South East Asian place is perfect combination of low prices and high quality. Mamagoto means "to play with food" in Japanese, and the place has justified its name by playing with the original ingredients and adding that different zing to the food. Don’t forget to gorge on the Coal Fired Egg Eggplant and, Thai Chicken and Water Chestnut Spring Roll, Spicy Fried Calamari,Cost : Rs 1,200- 1,300 for two (without alcohol), taxes extra
Khan Chacha - Khan Chacha needs no introduction to Delhities. The place has mouth watering kebab rolls, kathi rolls, keema rolls, veggy rolls, mutton seekh kebabs, paneer tikka, mutton tikka, rumali rolls, chicken tikka, chicken tikka rumali rolls that melt in the mouth.
Cost: 300-350 for two, taxes extra
I hope this you will enjoy visiting these places as much as I do .Do let me know your feedback. Meanwhile, it’s a Saturday night, and I am off to my favorite place in Delhi city. And I am sure, by now you also know quite a lot about my favorite place…
- Neha Chandra, Contributing Author
- Neha Chandra, Contributing Author