Vegetarian Restaurants in Delhi for Shiitake, Thaalis and More!
One might believe that the scale is tipped towards non-vegetarians in Delhi. But believe you us, there are vegetarian restaurants in this city with equally delish menus catering to all takers. From the tastiest thaalis to tangy tandoori grills, here we have the best places that veggie lovers and those curious about vegetarian food could and should try out.
You can barely go wrong when ordering at Carnatic Café, but we usually opt for the Maleshwaram 18thCross Dosa or the Ghee Roast, washed down with their tangy lemon soda or buttermilk. They also have an impressive variety of rice (lemon, tamarind, mustard).
Where: Ground Floor, India Mall, Community Centre, New Friends Colony
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir
Contact: +91 8802222889
Price: Rs 500 for two (approx)
One of the oldest (and perhaps one of the best) options in the city for vegetarians, Veg Gulati woos with its offerings including the usual fare such as dal makhani, along with dishes like tandoori mushrooms and a very popular Amritsari Churchur Parantha. The restaurant is open till 1 am, in case you’re looking for a late night meal.
Where: 8, Pandara Road Market
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
Contact: 011 23388830
Price: Rs 1,200 for two (approx)
Sattviko has the balance between health and taste worked out to the T. Choose from options including sandwiches, chole kulche, rice bowls, burritos, salads, pastas, and some pre-set, five-course meals. End the meal on a sweet note with a walnut brownie or srikhand.
Where: 2nd Floor, Spark Mall, Kamla Nagar Market
Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya
Contact: 011 41717171
Price: INR 600 for two (approx)
If you’re nursing a very large appetite and want to go all out, we suggest a visit to Panchvati Gaurav. Their thalis include a welcome drink, snacks, vegetables, rice, khichri, dal, papad, salad, pickle and even three different types of sweets. You can chew on some paan for an extra Rs 30.
Where: 20-12, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Nearest Metro Station: Cyber City
Contact: +91 8527356669
Price: Starting at Rs 450 for a full thali; Rs 300 for children up to 8 years of age
Start your meal here with stacks of papad and glasses of hot rasam. Indulge in steaming hot dosas, tomato rice or better still, opt for the thali and keep those hunger pangs at bay. For dessert, we hear their Kesari Bhath sells like hot cakes.
Where: Shop 1, Hauz Khas Village; Vipul Square, B Block, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas; Huda City Centre
Contact: 011 26960426 (HKV), 0124 4049810 (Gurgaon)
Price: Rs 400 for two (approx)
Go on a Marwari culinary journey at Kathputli; start on a spicy note with the pudinaa paani, dal vada and mirchi pakora. For main course, you can either go the traditional Rajasthani way with the dal, baati and churma or indulge in some gatta curry, Rajasthani khichri and a choice of vegetables along with basic accompaniments like salad and papad.
Where: 35, Defence Colony Market
Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar
Contact: +91 9911729955
Price: Rs 1,200 for two (approx)
Perhaps one of the most crowded joints in the Great India Place Mall for its value-for-money meals, the thaali here consists of buttermilk (welcome drink), dal, baati, churma, and vegetarian dishes including paneer makhani and kathal masala, accompanied by rice, salad and roti. Finish with the rich shahi tukda, fruit custard or moong dal halwa.
Where: 3rd floor, Great India Place Mall, Noida
Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18
Contact: +91 9711996557
Price: INR 305 plus taxes
A book cafe to boot, Cafe Turtle serves the very best of coffees and teas. For a meal, though, we’d recommend their Moroccan Couscous Salad, Shiitake Olivia and their special Gazpacho. Having a wide selection of sandwiches and cakes, this is also the place for high tea on a pleasant Sunday evening.
A place to hang out for students, Idliss is best known for its economical prices and Depaul’s coffee. A complete meal at lunchtime at the mere cost of Rs 70 is no longer just a dream! We recommend their fried idlis, fresh nimbu soda and Idli Manchurian.
Where: 37, Satyaniketan; U 10/1, DLF Phase 3; F 17 A, Ground Floor, Vijay Nagar
Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS; Cyber City; GTB Nagar
Contact: 011 26114424
Price: Rs 200 for two (approx)
Timings: 8am – 11pm
Gujarat Bhawan Restaurant
Try authentic Gujarati meals here and what’s more, it’s extremely pocket friendly. We love the no-frills decor and stripped down menu that gives you the best of Gujarati cuisine. The thalis are sumptuous, with innumerable dishes for Rs 110, and you can even ask for refills. We loved the khandvi, bhakri and the chaas (buttermilk). Don’t forget to try their delectable gulab jamuns.
Where: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Nearest Metro Station: Jorbagh
Contact: 011 46273200
Price: Rs 300 for two (approx)
Timings: 8am – 10pm, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 7.30pm – 10pm
An expansive menu, Bhaja Govindam is the perfect spot to go to after a movie at Delite. They have an exquisite Idli Platter with a red, green and orange variant (tomato, coriander, Kanjivaram). Apart from the South Indian delicacies, they have an exhaustive veggie menu; ranging from paneer to aloo to gobi. We are major fans of their Afghani and Cheese Pulaos. A must-try, this.
Where: Delite Cinema Building, Main Asaf Ali Road, Daryaganj
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Contact: 011 23275356, 011 65568767
Price: Rs 450 for two (approx)
Timings: 12pm – 10.30pm
The main eatery inside Sarojini Nagar market, this is perfect for a pit stop after all that racing around the shops. They have great quantity for the price. We recommend that three people split the chow mein. We also love the chhole bhature here and in case you want some chaat, they’ll get you some from outside. Tip: They have ice-cream soda.
Where: 28, Sarojini Nagar Market
Nearest Metro Station: INA
Contact: 011 24672127, 011 24670571
Price: Rs 350 for two (approx)
Timings: 11am – 10pm
For a Chowki Dhaani experience in Delhi, we’d recommend Suruchi. With all-you-can-eat thalis, Suruchi is the gastronomic experience you’ve been waiting for. Gatte ki Subzi, Dal-Baati-Churma, and Bajra Roti notwithstanding, the pao bhaji is also pretty mouthwatering. The hospitality has us feeling all warm and fuzzy. This is your entry to the world of true vegetarianism.