8 State Bhavan Canteens in Delhi Offering The Best Regional Food
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Delhi is a very inclusive city and has something to offer to everyone. From luxurious cafes to affordable, yet delicious street food you have an option of spending as much as you want and less as you can on food.

The State Bhavan Canteens in Delhi are for people who have migrated from different parts of the country to the capital city and miss the authentic flavours of their home state. It is also meant for people who are experimenting with their food and want to try different types of cuisine under budget. Most of these canteens are open for the normal public on regular days. Let's look at the top 8 State Bhavan Canteens in Delhi that represent the diverse culture of our country and one must try them.

1. Andhra Bhavan

Andhra Bhawan is one of the earliest state Bhavan canteens in Delhi. It has been serving traditional Andhra food to the people for many years now. Because of its popularity, it's usually very crowded, so you must arrive early to get a seat for yourself. Some of the most popular breakfast options include Dosa, Vada, idlis and filter coffee. The canteen also offers mutton biryani, fried chicken, and Andhra curry among many other delectable options. The taste of all these items is promising, and you do not have to spend a lot of money to try these things.

Cost for two: INR 300

Address: 1, Ashoka Road, near Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi

Timings: 8 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 PM to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 10 PM

2. Gujarati Bhavan

If you are a Gujju yourself or like having Gujju food, then this is the best place for you to taste the real Gujarati food without spending a lot of money. Most of the food items have a little sweetness in their taste. The interior here is very simple yet comfortable. You can eat Gujarati Kadhi, Dhokla, khichadi, Halwa and Gujarati Thali.

Cost for two: INR 500

Address: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri

Timings: 8 AM to 10 AM, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM to 10 PM

3. Bijoli Grill, Banga Bhavan

There are not a lot of places in Delhi that are specially dedicated to Bangla food. And out of the available options, only a few of them will be able to bring the exact Bangla flavours in the dishes. But Banga Bhawan will give you the exact flavours that you have been looking for. Being a Bengali or somebody who enjoys Bengali delicacies, this is heaven. You can try the famous fish items, all the sweet dishes and the sabzis from the Bengali cuisine.

Cost for two: INR 800

Address: 3, Hailey Road, Barakhamba Road 

Timings: 1 PM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM

4. Baankaahi, Assam Bhavan

The culture of northeastern food is slowly getting popular in Delhi. It is very hard for people to find authentic Assamese food that replicates the true nostalgic feeling of eating Fish Tenga or Kharoli. But the good news is that you can order some tantalising Assamese food from Baankahi. It offers a variety of Assamese delicacies that you won't find anywhere else in Delhi. The Pork fry and fish Thali are the fan favourites here.

Cost for two: INR 600

Address: 1, Assam Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg

Timings: 12 PM to 10:30 PM

5. Karnataka Food Centre

Karnataka Food Centre is one of the most crowded State Bhavan canteens and it's often hard to find a seat here. But you can always stop here to grab a quick bite because the food is so delicious and yet wouldn't cost you much. You can try the Mysore masala Dosa, idli, upma and uttapam. It's also quite a fascinating place and you can chit-chat with people around you.

Cost for two: INR 450

Address: Delhi, Karnataka Sangh building, RK Puram

Timings: 8 AM to 11 PM

6. Maharashtra Sadan

The authentic Maharashtrian food is spicy and  so good that you can't stop yourself from gulping it in more than prescribed quantities. The Maharashtra Sadan offers you the exact kind of food where you can enjoy authentic Misal Pav, Poha, Puran Poli, Kolhapuri mutton and Paav Bhaji. The place is very close to India Gate so you can plan a proper trip while deciding to visit the Maharashtra Sadan.

Cost for two: INR 300

Address: Behind Baroda house, Kasturba Gandhi 

Marg, India Gate

Timings: 7 AM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM

7. Tamil Nadu House

Tamil Nadu House is also very popular among South Indian people. It offers the proper Chennai cuisine which you won't find at a lot of places in Delhi. You can try dishes like poriyal, kootu, kara kuzhambu and payasam at the canteen. Chicken 65, Chicken Biryani and Parotta are quite popular dishes at the canteen.

Cost for two: INR 600

Address: Opposite Chanakya Theatre, Chanakyapuri

Timings: 7 AM to 11 AM, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM

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8. Goa Niwas

Goa Niwas is a fine dining place that offers the most selective dishes from the cuisine of Goa. The interior of the canteen is designed colourfully and it always feels like there's a party going on near Goa beach. The live music adds to the overall ambience of the place. You can try all sorts of seafood available at the canteen. The must try items include Peri Peri Prawn and River Fish Fry.

Cost for two: INR 600

Address: Bir Tikenderjit Marg, Chanakypuri

Timings: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7.30 PM to 10.30 PM

All of these places are great to visit with your friends and family. They have a very homely vibe and you do not need to spend thousands to have the food. Just ensure that you reach the places on time to secure a seat for yourself.