Delhi is definitely a paradise for foodies. You can have authentic cuisines from different parts of the world and also from each and every state of India, without burning a hole in your pocket. Let me take you through the best state bhavan canteens, so you can go on the ultimate food journey in the city:
If you want to have home-like food, then this is the place for you. This place has a buffet system, so you can eat unlimited food in only Rs. 110. The thali comprises of phulka, plain rice, two kinds of veg curry, Dal, Sambar, Rasam, Curd, Sweet, Papad, and pickle.
Address: 1, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
People in Delhi, who are from Bihar (like me!) should visit this place and people who are not from Bihar, should definitely visit this place! Have some scrumptious Litti Chokha and feel the flavours of Bihar in your mouth.
Address: 5, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21
Jakoi is the place that you have to try if you want to try some genuine dishes from the Gateway of North East India, Assam. Try out the Parampara Thali which includes dishes like duck curry, two kinds of fish curry, Pitika, Kahudi dry, Kharoli dry with numerous other dishes.
Address: 1, Assam Bhavan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi
Apart from plenty of fish and prawn dishes, this place serves curated Special Thalis where you can choose among dishes like Mutton Kasha, Kasha Mangso and others. The prawn dishes are one of the cheapest that you will get in town.
Address: 3, Hailey Road, Near Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Gujarat is not only famous for its diamonds and Khadi, but also for its finger-licking Fafdas, Batatas and Theplas. Take a trip to this place for the Gujaratil Thali which has Rice, Gujarati dal, Kathod, Chana, Black chana, Chhola (lobia), two vegetables – one dry and one with gravy, Chapati or Puri or Thepla, Farsan of the day, Papad, Salad, Achar, Chhass, and all this for just Rs. 110.
Address: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
6. Nagaland Bhavan
If you love pork, then this is the place for you. This place is basically famous for its pork, fish chicken dishes and the most important – bamboo shoots. If you are a foodie who loves to try new dishes then you cannot miss this place.
Address: 29 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
7. Orissa Bhavan
Visit this place for delectable Orissa dishes which you might not even have heard of, like Dalma, Vegetable besar, Vetable Mahur, Chenna Curry, Macho Becar and sweet dishes like Chenna Poda, Chokuli Pitha and Karka Pitha. The food tastes amazing at this place and you have got to try it.
Address: 4 Bordoloi Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
8. Tamil Nadu Bhavan
The canteen at this place is a south Indian heaven. Apart from regular south Indian dishes like dosa, uttapam and idli, you should definitely try out Chicken Biryani and Malabar Parantha, which is the most famous dishes of this Bhavan.
Address: Teen Murti Marg Area, New Delhi