Home food


Feeling nostalgic because you are not home this festive season? Fret not; we bring you a few restaurants that are almost as good – if not better – than ‘ghar ka khaana’!

Diwali is around the corner, and a lot of us cannot go back to our homes because of internals, less number of holidays and exam blues. While Delhites and fellow students are excited about spending the festive season with their parents and scrumptious food, we bring you a list of restaurants you can go to if you miss that home-made cooking.

For the Bengali Connoisseurs
For the Bong Connection!
  • City of Joy (for Bengali food)

This restaurant not just captures the nostalgia for Calcutta with its black and white posters and rustic ambience, but also creates food that will remind you of home. It will do so because City of Joy gets their spices and fish from Bengal itself! Try their Chicken Rezala and Diamond Fish Fry.

Location: Aravali Shopping Complex, Alaknanda

Cost for two: Rs 800

Find the place on zomato: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/city-of-joy-alaknanda-new-delhi

Ethnic herbs and spices to tingle your taste buds!
Ethnic herbs and spices to tingle your taste buds!
  • Bamboo Shoot (for Assamese, Naga and Manipuri food)

As soon as you enter this place, the smell of spices and bamboo shoots will engulf you along with some decent music and traditional Naga furnishings. Once you taste their food, you’ll want to come here every day to send away your nostalgic blues. Try any of their three thalis and Soibum Eronba (Bamboo Shoot special).

Location: Gupta Colony, Lajpat Nagar

Cost for two: Rs 500

Find the place on zomato: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/bamboo-shoot-kitchen-lajpat-nagar-4-new-delhi

From the land of Wazwan and rich flavours.
Mild in taste, rich in flavour. Kashmiri delights.
  • Khyen Chyen (for Kashmiri food)

Located at a food court, this place won’t give you the feel of being in Kashmir, but the exquisite food probably will. Their food is organised into portions like ‘only me’, ‘hungry’ and ‘very hungry’ which makes it comfortable. Try their Tabakh Maaz, Zafraan Qawah and Ale-i Yakhni.

Location: Second Floor, Select City Walk, Saket

Cost for two: Rs 800
Find the place on zomato: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/khyen-chyen-saket-new-delhi

Some of the world's most delicious foods...Kerela.
Some of the world’s most delicious foods…Kerela.
  • Kerela Food Channel (for Kerela food)

The simplicity of South Indian people reflects in the decor (or no decor) of this restaurant. With only a single page menu, a few tables, no air conditioning, huge portions and quick service, this place is minimalistic and comfortable. Try their curries and off-menu Buff Fry.

Location: DDA Flats, Ground Floor, Kalkaji

Cost for two: Rs 300

Find the place on zomato: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/kerala-food-channel-kalkaji-new-delhi/maps

For the wonderful flavours of Bihari cuisine.
For the wonderful flavours of Bihari cuisine.
  • Potbelly Rooftop Cafe

A quaint little place nestling in South Delhi, that is not easy to find but wonderful to be at. The furnishings are colourful and homey with terracotta pots and glass lanterns to set the mood and the food is gorgeous. Try their Golmirch Chicken, Dehati Fish and Chips and Keema Aloo Chop.

Location: 116 C, Fourth Floor, Shahpur Jat

Cost for two: Rs 800

Find the place on zomato: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/the-potbelly-rooftop-cafe-shahpur-jat-new-delhi


What are you waiting for? Run to these places if you can’t run home!


Anagha Rakta

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