For food lovers, Faridabad has aplenty options ranging from street food stalls to fast food joints and cafes to fine dining restaurants. There is no cuisine that you will not find here to suffice your taste buds; be it North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, Continental, Italian, Mughlai, and so forth. The food culture of Faridabad
comprises quite a few traditional joints as well, selling samosa, kachori, chaat, chole kulche and the likes at a nominal cost. Mithai shops and bakeries are also present in almost every sector and are a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth. Read on to know more about the different types of food joints present across the map of Faridabad
Vegetarian Only Restaurants
A lot of restaurants and fast food joints in Faridabad serve vegetarian dishes only, the most popular of which is Hunger Cure (Sector 14). Salads, footlong, and Chinese and Italian fare are the favourites among people of Faridabad
from its menu. For Italian, you can also try the vegetarian pizzas and pastas served at Café Bogchi (Sector 15) and Taste of Italy (Sector 37). Those who prefer South Indian can enjoy the delicious dosas, idli sambar, uthapam and vada served at Suruchi (Crown Interiorz Mall), Sagar Ratna (NIT) and Shree Rathnam (Sector 16).
Vegetarian outlets like Haldiram’s (Parsvnath City Mall), Om Sweets (Sector 16), Anupam Sweets (Sector 31) and Bikanervala (Sector 35) are known for serving anything and everything on their menu. However, you must try their sweets, chaat items and Indian snacks like kachori, samosa, chole bhature, pao bhaji and dhokla. If you are looking for more economical options serving a vegetarian meal, try dhabas like Bansal Dhaba (Sector 31) and Chaudhary Bhojnalaya (Sector 15).
If you are looking for a particular cuisine or food type, Faridabad has various options in that as well. The city has some good restaurants, such as Berco’s and Yo! China (Crown Interiorz Mall) that serve authentic Chinese and Thai fare. If you are willing to explore desi Chinese flavours, visit outlets like Red Dragon (Sector 14). Italian food lovers can eat at Cafe Parmesan (Sector 15) or Cafe Vernazza (Sector 31). Cafe Grub Up (Sector 15), Fiery Grillss (Sector 15) and The Town Cafe (Sector 12) are other available options, if you wish to enjoy different international cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Those who enjoy authentic North Indian delicacies, especially tandoori items, can enjoy the buffet spread at Barbeque Nation (Crown Interiorz Mall). More Than Paranthas (Crown Plaza Mall) and Punjabi Handii (Sector 86) are other great places where you can try local delights. If you particularly cherish non-vegetarian Mughlai items, get your favourite dishes packed from Chickenette (Sector 15), Sanjha Chulha (Sector 19) or Daddoo's (Sector 21).
Restaurants serving Drinks
Unlike its neighbouring cities, Faridabad does not have the kind of bars and lounges where one can eat, drink, and listen to great DJs and live music. The only place that is even close to what you have in Delhi and Gurgaon is Folks (Sector 16). Other places where you can go for drinks include Brew N Barrel (Parsvnath City Mall), Aggrafe (Sector 12) and Behind The Bar (NIT).
Fine Dining Restaurants
For a memorable culinary experience, you can choose to dine at any of the 5-star hotels in Faridabad
. Of all, Vivanta by Taj (Surajkund) has the widest range of dining options for you, including the multi-cuisine restaurant Oasis and Punjabi speciality restaurant Paranda. Veranda at Park Plaza (Sector 21) is another great option if you wish to dine in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Radisson Blu (Mathura Road), the latest addition to the city, offers a unique dining experience with House of Soy – an exclusive Pan-Asian restaurant.
Fast Food Chains
When you don’t wish to explore or experiment, there is always the option of having a quick bite at McDonald’s, KFC or Subway. You can also head to the nearest Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza or Chicago Pizza outlet to grab a slice. All you have to do is take the public transport in Faridabad, comprising auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws, to any of the main markets or malls in the city.
If you have a palette for everything sweet, head to Sector 15 market. There are many well-known bakeries here, including Perfect Bake, Sethi’s Delicacy and Briosca, where you can indulge in pastries, cup cakes and what not. The market also has some popular ice cream joints, including Giani, Sawad-e Ice Cream Rolls and King’s Kulfi. Do try the delicious shakes at Keventers.