While food like butter chicken and kathi rolls may be the first things that spring to mind when it comes to eating in Delhi, there are plenty of places where one can chow down guilt-free in this iconic North Indian city. With some luck, you may just stumble into a place that offers food that is both tasty and healthy. But if you’re not a big believer in luck, we’ve laid out eight cafes that you should definitely visit for healthier menu offerings:
Ansal Corporate Plaza, A 330-332, 2nd Floor, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon 122017
Setting the standard in salad dining, Rawleaf’s menu comprises 45 salad variations that include delicious ingredients like kale, grapefruit, quinoa, arugula leaves, seafood and cold cuts. They also sell cold-pressed juices – the perfect choice for washing down a nutritious meal!
This Canadian franchise shows that comfort food can be healthy too! Customers can create their own pita sandwiches and salads from a variety of fresh vegetables, grilled meats, premium spreads and cheeses, as well as flavourful sauces.
3. Nutritious Nation
Shop No.2, Ground Floor, Club Road Market , West Punjabi Bagh Market, New Delhi – 110026
M-45, Ground Floor, M - Block Market, Greater Kailash - II
Nutritious Nation does away with the notion that all health food are pretty much similar to each other. With choices like the Pesto Egg Scramble, Greek Town Wrap and Tuna Delight Sandwich, it’ll take a lot before you get bored of eating healthy!
4. Hwealth Café
14, Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Marg, Block A, Community Center Market, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Touted as one of the best calorie-conscious eateries in Delhi, Hweath’s tasty and delicious menu pairs well with its upbeat atmosphere. Portions are big without being excessive along with nutrient-density being the key focus, but just in case you’re the kind that experiences food-guilt a little too easily, each dish on the menu features a calorie count for you to keep track of.
5. Fab Café
Shop 10, Local Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Fab brings healthy food into the casual-fine dining scene with its premium ingredients, creative recipes and top-notch plating. Traditional favourites like briyani and kulfi are served using superfood substitutes like quinoa and dates, and taste so good that you won’t even know the difference!
416, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi
Greenr might be a small establishment, but it carries a huge ambition in making vegetarian and vegan cuisine’s reputation for being bland a thing of the past. Using delicious and colourful ingredients like avocado cream, sun-dried grapes and cassava root fries, Greenr’s menu features a mix of organic vegetarian/vegan staples and seasonal produce.
7. Getafix Café
1/F, M 15, Part 1 Road, Greater Kailash, New Delhi
This low-key café sits in stark contrast to its surrounding city centre, but its refreshing menu of whole-wheat pizzas, hand-rolled pastas, air-fried snacks, giant salads and power-packed smoothies make Getafix a popular lunch destination for the working crowd.
8. Café Pluck
Pullman, Asset 2, Hospitality District, Aerocity
What better way to stand by your healthy eating slogan than to grow your ingredients in your own backyard? Café Pluck not only prepares all its food from scratch, but they also use ingredients gathered from their own organic garden. Everything else is sourced locally whenever possible.
Healthy food does not necessarily deprive you of great flavour. Instead, some may even give the tasty street food a run for their money. Even if you’re just passing through the neighbourhood, these cafés are certainly not to be missed. Food that is delicious and healthy – who wouldn’t want that?