Yes, things are opening up. No, the pandemic is not over. Here’s a quick list of new places in the capital to order in from, and explore more food options from the comfort of your couch

Hello Panda

Asian galore. Hello Panda is chef Vikramjit Roy’s latest venture with co-founder Anurodh Samal. The menu is pan Asian, with dim sums, sushi rolls, and interesting main dishes. They also have artisanal cocktails, in case you’re planning to indulge in some drinks.

Order via or through Swiggy, Zomato and Dunzo

So Fresh

A new food venture started by two sisters, Muskan and Rounak Dua, So Fresh does some fresh (as the name says it) gourmet pizzas, garlic bread, pastas, and even hummus, for everyone who doesn’t want to go the usual fast food route. They do sides like parmesan potato wedges, and interesting desserts too.

Order via WhatsApp or Instagram DM. (@sofreshdelhi)

AKU’S burger

Photo credits: Nandini Bansal

DIY burger, only with instructions from an actual chef. Chef Akriti Malhotra offers a list of gourmet burger kit options at Aku’s Burger. Think a Wild Mushroom burger, or a classic chicken. They also have gluten-free buns.

Order via: or Zomato

The Gravy Kitchen

Thinking North Indian? The Gravy Kitchen is a food start-up in Gurugram that relaunched in July. From tandoori chicken cooked in makhni gravy to parathas, to all the North Indian starters, here’s a way to make your weekend dinner grand.

Order via Instagram (@thegravykitchen) or Zomato.

Mughal Fe

Another Indian food option for all those who miss the old Delhi and butter chicken visits. Food start- up Crepe Fe, known for their waffles and crepes and other sweet-and-savoury dishes, launched Mughal Fe to satisfy Indian food cravings. Dal Bukhara, kathi rolls et al if you’re in the desi khaana mood.

Order via Zomato