With innumerable eating places, Delhi and Gurugram are becoming a hub for foodies. We suggest you try these up and coming eateries in the neighbourhood.
Tucked away in a quiet corner right in Delhi’s Greater Kailash is Nimtho, an exotic restaurant serving authentic Sikkimese cuisine. If you have a palette for flavoursome, crunchy and creamy delicacies, this is the place to be. Start your meal with a fermented spinach salad along with a tall and refreshing glass of your favourite cocktail or mocktail. Pork lovers should definitely try the Tareko Pork- fried pork which is both crispy, tender and a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Another must-try is the Jhol Momo- momos dipped in thick, creamy, delectable gravy, garnished with fried onion. Your main course should be the wholesome Sikkimese thali which comes with a variety of curries and vegetables. End your meal with the delicious Black Rice Pudding or Sikarni- a thick and creamy yogurt dessert garnished with pomegranate.
Top Tip: Go for the terrace seating, which is breezy and surrounded by greenery.
Address: 304, Block R, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
Want to eat healthy when out? Don’t think twice, just head to the Greenr Café on the 32nd Avenue in Gurugram. The café introduces to its customers, India’s first plant-based kitchen, aiming at popularizing plant proteins. Their carefully curated menu is best for vegans, lactose-intolerant and those who follow a gluten-free diet. The pasta is replaced with plant-based produce and is more flavoursome than your usual penne. We suggest- try the Austin Jackfruit Bowl, Hemproot Pizza and pancakes. Wash it all down with a soothing herbal tea. You sure are to leave with a feel good factor!
Top Tip: Pick a table close to the plants, and pluck a leaf while your order is being prepared. Yes, all their plants are edible!
Address: 32nd Avenue, Sector 15, Gurugram
Pablo- The Food Cartel
Serving the best coffee from 8 different countries- Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Kenya, Panama, Brazil, Ethiopia, Gungegiri- Pablo-The Food Cartel is ‘the next best thing’ in town. The cafe serves Italian and Mexican cuisines and has a diverse menu to choose from.
We suggest- start your meal with the fresh and leafy Luciana salad, the star of which is the bocconcini cheese. Moving to the main course, the Axel (tender pork belly seared in teriyaki sesame chilli oil) is a must-have for pork lovers. Complement your meal with a hot cup of Gungegiri Cappuccino.
Top Tip: Early morning hunger pangs are well satisfied with their breakfast menu.
Address: Paras Trinity, Sector 63, Gurugram
This new addition in Delhi’s happening Aerocity has taken the culinary and bar experience to a different level. A creation of rapper Badshah and restauranteur Priyank Sukhija, Dragonfly Experience’s hip and peppy ambience leaves an unforgettable impression. The menu offers a fusion of Asian and European cuisine with quirky names.
There’s an exclusive menu dedicated to dumplings and sushi, of which Dragonfly Sushi Donut is a must-try. The bar offers a vast drinks menu; the Espresso Martini and the gin-based Shiro Negroni stand out.
Top Tip: Book a table in advance, especially on weekends.
Address: Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi
Chutney, Bar + Tandoor
An award winning Pan-Indian cuisine restaurant nestled in Delhi’s popular The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa. Chutney, Bar + Tandoor offers an ethnic fusion of different Indian cuisines paired with chutneys prepared from unusual fruits, vegetables and herbs. Executive Chef Shailendra Bhandari brings a contemporary yet classic cuisine to the table. From the range of exotic fusion cocktails, go for the Qutub Chinar (a mix of vodka, rum and rose syrup) and the Aamarita (a gin and ambi panna based drink).
In soups, opt for the Quinoa Cauliflower Chowder and Matcha Yakhni for a head start to your meal. Dig into the Gulnaar Jalpari, a delicacy of tiger prawns marinated in a unique batter, served with delectable gravy. Satiate your sweet tooth with a chef’s special Rajgira ki Kheer, a blend of milk and amaranth seeds.
Top Tip: Check restaurant timings in advance.
Address: The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Connaught Place, New Delhi