10 best food hubs in India: A curated guide
10 best food hubs in India: A curated guide

India is a foodie paradise. With a bounty of exotic delicacies and recipes spread throughout the country, the food journey in India is a truly remarkable one to embark upon.

But for those, who like to take the road less travelled when it comes to food, food hubs are the answer. Food hubs are a cauldron of exotic flavors that provide the best food the world has to offer, all in one place.

The Indian Diaspora has combed through five cities in India and found the best food hubs to get your grub on :

Delhi:

Hauz Khas Village:

The winding alleys, the narrow lanes and the scruffy village look might set you off a little, but HKV is one of the most happening places in Delhi and is home to some of the finest restaurants and cafés in Delhi.

Located amongst the ruins from medieval period, its fusion with some of the most modern eateries makes this place stand out as a destination and a food hub.
Places to try:

  • Hauz Khas Social- 01133105944 (Known for their cocktails and club atmosphere)
  • Zo- +919911185007 (Known for- Sui Generis ambiance and good Italian Food)

Connaught Place:

One of the most iconic food destinations in Delhi, Connaught place plays host to a number of high-end fine dining restaurants alongside various street food vendors and small eateries. The circular landmark offers delicacies from all over the world and is one of the first places to visit in Delhi.

Places to try:

  • Japanese Fuji Restaurant- 011 47472395 (Known for- their authentic Japanese food)
  • Saravana Bhavan- 011 28844305 (Known for- being a legendary South Indian restaurant)

Cyber Hub - Gurgaon:

Cyber Hub - Gurgaon was built with the aim to give India its first integrated food destination. It offers some of the finest restaurants in the city. Variety is the spice of life and Cyber hub offers a wide range of cuisines from fusion, authentic Italian to Parsi. This is the place to be for the experimental foodie.

Places to try:

  • Farzi Cafe- +918800690419 (Known for - modernized presentation of Indian fusion food with an elegant decor)
  • KOA: Kitchens of Asia- 01133105245 (Known for - their ambiance and Pan Asian cuisine)

Mumbai:

Lower Parel:

Food is the real deal at Lower Parel. The former industrial area has now been converted into a chic and modern destination full of corporate employees and students. You will never fall short of places to eat here. Starting from a roadside stall all the way up to five star restaurants, Lower Parel is a gastronomic miracle for the foodie.

Places to try:

  • Indigo Delicatessen- 02230151824 (Known for- their continental spread)
  • The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar- 022 61628422 (Known for- their Dal Makhani and Biryani)

Colaba:

Known for its shopping and skyline, Colaba plays host to some of the best fine dining restaurants in India alongside local eateries and bars that offer cheaper alternatives. Colaba is a traveler’s delight as there are many famous hangouts like the Leopold's Cafe and Café Mondegar which are always bustling with people enjoying over a beer.

Places to try:

  • Leopold Cafe & Bar- 02230151919 (Known for- its Ambiance and beer on tap)
  • Sea Lounge: The Taj Mahal Palace- 02266653366 (Known for- Its elegant interiors and Jamaican Blue Coffee)

Bangalore:

Koramangala:

Known as the food street of Bangalore, Koramangala is replete with food joints - from fine dining to small cafés and roadside eateries.It’s a foodie’s paradise as it serves up all sorts of cuisines like North Indian, Bengali, Tamilian, Malayali, Rajasthani etc.

Places to try:

  • Truffles- 08049652818 (Known for- their wide variety of burgers and desserts)
  • Tim Tai- 08049653423 (Known for- Bright cheerful ambience and Pan Asian delicacies)

Indiranagar:

The 100 feet road & 12th main of Indiranagar is fast becoming India’s hottest food and beverage hub with close to 90 restaurants. The stretch boasts of gastropubs, microbreweries, cafés, high-end restaurants and fast food chains. It is a must visit in Bangalore.

Places to try:

  • Chinita Real Mexican Food- 08041637107 (Known for- authentic Mexican Cuisine)
  • Toit- +919019713388 (Known for- their wood fire pizzas & brewed beer)

Church Street:

It is one of the most famous and oldest food hubs in India. A trip to Bangalore is incomplete without a trip to Church Street.

Places to try:

  • Church Street Social- 08041713016 (Known for- their innovative drinks - a fusion of science and alcohol)
  • Matteo Café- 08043336000 (Known for- their dessert and their coffee)

Kolkata:

Park Street:

Park Street remains Kolkata’s foremost dining hub featuring a large number of restaurants and pubs. It is one of the hottest food destinations in India and is also known as “the street that never sleeps”.

Places to try:

  • Someplace Else: The Park- 03340049000 (Known for - crisp ambience and live music)
  • Bar-B-Q- 03330224355 (Known for- location and ambience)

Ballygunge:

It is a place that is quickly gaining popularity among the food lovers. It has close to 120 restaurants and offers a wide range of cuisines.

Places to try:

  • Bohemian- 03366064241 (Known for- the curious blend of Bengali and Continental cuisine)
  • Yauatcha- 03330859046 (Known for - it’s a Chinese food lovers' den)

(Nitish Rampal is a food and social trend writer. He can be reached at info@theindiandiaspora.com)

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  • May 7 2017 6:26AM
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