The biggest woe for any youngster is not getting any food in the middle of the night. Night owls that we are, we hardly have the patience to eat on time and then thanks to our wonderful schedule and commitments, we fail to take our food on time. For all the night munchies, the capital has recently come up with a horde of eateries that can satiate your taste buds. Here’s a list of 12 places in Delhi NCR you can head to when the hunger bug bites you
1. Comesum, Multiple outlets
Light on pocket and open 24*7, Comesum is the place to sit around with friends at any hour of the day. Vegetarian or non-vegetarian, this is the eatery you can head to without having to worry about the menu options or prices. Great food at affordable prices. The one at Nizamuddin Railway Station is the most popular among its counterparts.
2. Convergys Dhaba, Gurgaon
Mukesh Dhaba or commonly referred to as Convergys Dhaba is located right opposite Cyber City in Phase 2 and stays abuzz with the BPO crowd till wee hours of the morning. While you may find the remaining city silent and isolated, this place will not for a moment make you realize that it is 3 a.m. If you’re staying at FabHotel Phase 2 Jacaranda Marg, Convergys Dhaba is a short walk away.
3. Jain Chawal Wale, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
A vegetarian’s delight, the lane at opposite PVR Rivoli houses four shops lined up with servings of rajma-chawal, kadhi-chawal, chole bhathure, naan-dal makhani, Chinese fried rice, soup, etc. Stay away if you are a hygiene freak however you’ll be surprised to find a huge crowd at midnight. The outlet opens at 4 a.m. and goes on till 1 a.m.
4. AIIMS Paranthe Wala
For the yummiest tea and fulfilling paranthas in South Delhi in the middle of the night, head to Safdarjung Hospital Gate just opposite AIIMS. From students to friends to patients, a whole lot of crowd can be found here. Winter is the best time to enjoy the whole aura around. The outlet remains open 24*7.
5. Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid
A highly popular joint among non-vegetarians, Al Jawahar enjoys loyals from not just Old Delhi but all across the region. While the official shut down is somewhere around midnight, it remains open way beyond the 12 a.m. mark. Some recommended dishes to try here include Shami Kabab, Mutton Biryani and Chicken Changezi.
6. 24/7 Food Court, JNU
Being a student zone, restaurants in and around JNU are highly economical. 24/7 that remains open till 3 a.m. in the morning serves some great vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at unimaginable prices. From rolls and momos to curries and kebabs, this place has a vast variety available for its customers. Do not be surprise if the whole of your group eats to their hearts content in less than 500.
7. Patel Chest, North Campus DU
If you’ve been a student of North Campus DU, you very well know the essence of enjoying bun-butter-chai at night with your friends. Loctaed next to the Maurice Nagar police Station, this stall is abuzz with activity and students round the clock and serves delicious omelettes till 5 o’ clock in the morning.
8. Maal Gaadi, Gurgaon
If you’re in Gurgaon then Maal Gaadi is one place from you can get a decent takeaway till 3 a.m. The place serves a variety of food at affordable prices. Situated in Vyapar Kendra in Sushant Lok I, Maal Gaadi doesn’t enjoy a good ambience, in fact a below average but pocket friendly spot to eat out when you are running out of options.
9. New Town Cafe, Gurgaon
Situated in Hotel Park Plaza, Block B Sushant Lok I, New Town Cafe is a safe bet for people who wish to sit in a safe, hygienic and sophisticated place. They have a midnight buffet offering a small menu limited to dal makhani, biryani, a curry, salad, raita and dessert but it is definitely worth it. For the price it comes for, it is indeed of the experiences you should be taking. This place remains open till 3 a.m. After you’re done with the midnight dinner, you might want to try out food sold at any of the stalls downstairs that remain open all night. FabHotel Huda City Centre lies at a wlaking distance from this cafe.
10. Murthal, NH1, Haryana
Located about 50 km from Delhi on NH 1, Murthal is a place dotted with several dhabas serving paranthas with a big glass of lassi. The stuffing of the paranthas vary from aloo to paneer. The paranthas are bigger in size than you can imagine and come with a dallop of butter (typical Punjabi style). Expect a huge lineup of cars and waiting but it’s all worth it.
11. Mc Donalds, Manesar
It is a Friday night and you’re getting bored. So what do you decide to do? Head to Jaipur for a short weekend getaway on your bike/car. On your way, you will be greeted by McDonalds on NH8, some 40 minutes from Gurgaon Toll Gate. This outlet remains open round the clock and hosts hundreds of tourists day and night.
12. Yello Brick Road, Taj Vivanta
Located in Khan Market, Yellow Brick Road is a part of Taj Vivanta and remains open 24*7. For those who prefer some fine dine, this is the place you must try. Midnight or not, it serves one of the best chicken dishes in town. If you are a morning person, do try their breakfast buffet that begins from 7 in the morning.