We all love going to a food court for various reasons, One of course, for the variety of food they offer. From the senior citizens of the family wanting to eat something light to the teenagers wanting to experiment new cuisines and joints, to the little brats who will make peace with nothing but Mc Donalds, there’s something for everyone. Another reason, and a strong one is that the food courts have budget options. Whether you need a break from a marathon of a shopping session the ladies indulge in, or a pre movie/post movie meal, these are your go-to area. They have both home grown as well as multinational restaurants.
If you are short on time but still want to sample as many different varieties of food as possible in the shortest amount of time, then food courts offer a good choice. Fortunately, there are quite a few such places where you can have almost any kind of Indian food in clean surroundings at fairly decent prices. Although the food will not be the best, the convenience of finding so many varieties of food is hard to beat.
Epicuria (Nehru Place)
Situated right under the Nehru Place Metro Station on the Violet Line, you can set out on a gastronomical journey with over 26 of the world’s best restaurants and cafes serving a spread of epic proportions all under one metro station! From Karim’s and Moti Mahal Delux to first timers such as Benihana, they have it all. Plus, the easy accessibility via the metro station and a huge parking lot simply adds to the entire, hassle-free experience!
Where: LGF, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place Market Rd, Nehru Place, New Delhi,
Select Citywalk (Saket)
The entire food court has got a couture make over, if we may make the fashion reference, and features a fabulous mix of homegrown Indian restaurants, popular chains, and restaurants so far restricted to one outlet. Select Citywalk Mall is home to its very own food court which houses the best restaurants and cafes in Delhi including Burger King, Fat Lulu’s, Pind Balluchi, Rrala’s Habibi, Saravana Bhavan, The Toddy Shop, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Gelato Italiano – et al! From North Indian to Chinese, Italian and Mexican, you can have it all at this popular food court. It’s just perfect for a break when you get tired of lugging around your shopping bags!
Where: A-3 District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj
A cornucopia of foodie delights you’ll adore. From waffles and pancakes at Ooh La La to Sattviko for Vegetarian Burritos, Caffeine on Ice for your cold coffee fix, the DLF Promenade Food Court on the second floor has something each of us would love. For kids, there’s Mac Donalds and Domino’s. The mall recently went cashless, so it is easier and less cumbersome to enjoy your meal.
Where: 3, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
Aerocity is the hub of well-off travelers who want to indulge in a bout of fine dining before hopping on a plane and Champagne-ing away to an exotic destination. Not anymore. Worldmark Mall has come up with a food court for those of us who don’t have the time or moolah for the gourmet life. It isn’t anything fancy, but it’s massive, spacious and home to some of our favourite fast food joints.
Where: Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
The Colonnade in CP is a breath of fresh air! This lifestyle hub is boasting multiple eateries and shopping outlets under one roof! Mirroring the colonial architecture you observe in the heart of the city, The Colonnade has also been designed in a similar fashion, and really blends in with CP’s old-world ambience. Mamagoto, Keventers, The Beer Cafe, Fat Lulu’s and Punjabi by Nature are some of the big names that’ll be a part of this foodie-station!
Where: Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Pacific Mall (Tagore Garden)
KFC, Burger King, Chicago Pizza, Blue Tandoor, Gianis, The Belgian Fries Company, the Pacific Mall food court can satiate all hunger pangs. The place is usually choc-o-bloc with people and one has to wait patiently to grab a table.
Where: Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, Najafgarh Road, Subhash Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi