Nirula's introduced Delhi to the fast-food culture long before McDonald's and KFC entered the Indian foodscape. When Nirula's first opened its doors in the 1970s, the capital city was in awe of the quick food delivery service that offered them a range of delicious treats like burgers, pizza and ice cream sundaes. The 80s and 90s kids still have fond memories of their frequent visits to Nirula's for a quick and hearty treat, especially the ever-so-popular hot chocolate fudge. The sad demise of Deepak Nirula, co-owner of Nirula's, has brought back all those childhood memories and the internet is now flooded with anecdotes of several trips to the iconic Nirula's.
With multiple outlets in the city, Nirula's still wins hearts and the love for its signature foods can never wane. As the internet reminisces the good old days of Nirula's, we spotted some Twitter posts that really touched our hearts. It's heart-warming to see how the eatery left a mark in their lives. From hosting birthday treats and family get-togethers to witnessing first dates, Nirula's seemed to have served as the go-to place for many.
Take a look at some of the Twitter posts:
Oh no , Nirula's have so many of my childhood memories. Nirula's has to his credit introducing fast food like Burger and Pizza to many Indians. What a massive legacy , may his soul rest in peace. 🙏🏼— Sadaf Sayeed 🇮🇳 (@Sadafsayeed) October 6, 2022
Nirulas. The place we went to from school and college to celebrate. The place where we took our children to relive the many happy memories linked with Nirulas. Can only thank them for thinking ahead of their time and giving us memories of a lifetime. RIP Deepak Nirula.— Nandini Chatterjee (@nchatterjee) October 6, 2022
Nirulas was emotion for every kid growing in Delhi . if you really want to learn how to hold on your customers one should have learnt from Nirula's . I still remember how they rewarded every delhi kid for scoring well in exams or on birthday . My heartfelt prayers.— Prateek kataria (@PrateekUtters) October 6, 2022
A very rich history. Most Delhiites born in 70s and 80s wud hav visited a Nirula's. My 1st trip was to Def Col's when my elder sis took me there. And yes, the Chanakya outlet was where I met my first date who I later married. In that socialist era, Nirula's was aspirational. 🙏 https://t.co/svdJTJlEYc— DT (@dtrips) October 6, 2022
Anyone who lived in Delhi from 80s to 2000 would have fond memories of Nirula's . It introduced us to Burgers, Pizzas n Hot Chocolate fudge.
Every treat meant a visit to Nirula's..
Thank you for the memories and Rest in Peace sir... https://t.co/Hzg2i8PZeq— Gaurav Kundra (@GauravK20457909) October 6, 2022
Nirula's was such an iconic place in the 90s!
Deepak Nirula one of the pivots of Nirula's is no more!
Remember the hot chocolate fudge and Banana Split ice cream!
Miss the old Nirula's! pic.twitter.com/1MWy7KSlTR— Aditya Shah (@AdityaD_Shah) October 6, 2022
These Twitter posts just reaffirm our thought that Nirula's shares a special relationship with Delhiites. Do you remember the time when Mira Kapoor visited Delhi, her hometown, and could not resist the urge to have the hot chocolate fudge from Nirula's? She even posted a picture of it on Instagram. Read all about it here.
People can't thank the Nirula family enough for giving them such memorable moments. Deepak Nirula, fondly called “The Ice Cream Man Of India” died on October 4, 2022 at the age of 70. He will forever be credited for bringing the American-style fast-food concept to Delhi.
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