You know what we love most about food festivals? There's food everywhere! From the moment you take your first step into the grounds of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, you'll be able to breathe in the specials of the day: Freshly grilled artisan meats, slow-roasting doner kebabs, glorious pizzas with assorted toppings and a whole lot of beer.
This isn't Delhi's first food festival and most certainly not the last, but it's probably the final one you can enjoy till winter sets in. This three-day festival is a great place to spend the weekend. The entire ground is filled with restaurants, both chic and rustic. There's a real life-sized ship placed on white sand where you can relax and sip delicious cocktails. A fighting ring covered on all sides with a sturdy black cage and a gorgeous stage with superb acoustics and a stellar line-up: Nucleya, Barmerboys, Soul'dout and more.
So slap on some sunscreen, pull up your hair, put on your walking shoes and get ready to Get Grub-bed! And while you're at it, definitely try out five of our most favourite restaurants at the fest that deliver on all three counts: delicious food, delicious food and delicious food.
1. Galouti Kebab Roll at The Clay Oven
We can go out on a limb here and say that Clay Oven's Galouti Kebab Roll (Rs. 200) was our most treasured find. Something so simple, and yet put together so beautifully.
2. The Oozy Melty Grilled Cheese Sandwich at My Little Food Company
While the Mojo Roast Pork Cubano (Rs. 300) served in a hot pressed crusty ciabatta is absolutely delicious, our vote goes to the Oozy Melty Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Rs. 200). We can't stop dreaming of the layers of cheddar cheese, the molten center and the homemade cucumber dill pickle and mustard it comes with.
3. Nutella-Caramel Waffles at Fluffles
We're in love with the Nutella Waffles (Rs. 400) served with fresh strawberries, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. This upcoming venture is indeed a rage at The Grub Fest this year, with people queued up for seconds. (And who can blame them)?
4. Noodles in Black Bean Sauce at Orange Chopsticks
Orange Chopsticks' noodles spruced up with black bean sauce and served with sliced chicken (Rs. 229) really hit the spot. We also loved the Spicy Salmon Roll (Rs. 350) at this Pan-Asian restaurant. Besides great tasting food, it's the quality of ingredients that makes Orange Chopsticks a sure shot success.
5. Passion Peach Popper at Bunta Bar
If you wish to walk down memory lane and go back to your childhood, slurp on Bunta Bar's Desi Puchka and Passion Peach Popper (Rs. 80). These inventive drinks feel like a cool breeze amidst the scorching heat.
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We have something new brewing at the NDTV Food office. Our tables are piled high with organic groceries, low-calorie snacks and natural beauty products so we can change the way you shop.
You can grab an opportunity to become India's next big chef, and find out more about our new venture at The Grub Fest (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium) on 18th to 20th March, 2016. Can't wait to see you.