Be it For Shopping, Eating or Simply Nostalgia- Why Delhi’s Much-Famed Meherchand Market is a Must Visit


It’s true that Delhi’s local markets need no introduction! With the best deals in shopping and lip-smacking street delicacies, Dilli’s markets are not to be missed. And one such quaint market in Lodhi Colony is the evergreen Meherchand Market. Just 10 minutes walk from the Indian Habitat Centre, this posh South Delhi market is like none other. It’s a hub of shops that houses home decor items, apparel, and loads more. To top that, it also houses some unique eateries, like Kunafa, which is famous for its Turkish offerings. So on that note, we have listed out few spots in the market that makes it a hidden gem worthy of your time. Do visit these stores next time you are there!

Home Decor

Decorating your home can be exciting and if you’re someone who’s currently in the midst of this, then you should head to the Meherchand market. You will witness stores like Nappa Dori, Nicobar, Ochre: Home and Gift Store, Karigari and more. But some of the unmissable stores are:

1. Crazy Daisy

Are you looking for some offbeat home decor pieces? Well, it’s time to put an end to your hustle and head straight to Crazy Daisy. You will find a range of knick-knacks like adorable mugs, cake stands, tea sets, and mirrors that will add a quirky touch to your entire space. Keep a look-out for their aroma oils and room fresheners also! 

Where: 24 Mehar Chand Market, 17 Anand Niketan DDA Market, New Delhi

2. Shades of India

The collection of Shades of India is an inspiration from eclectic sources. They offer a range of delightful home decor products such as cushions, bed covers and a comprehensive collection of unique accessories and apparel. Truly, the Shades of India is a haven for all those who value quality and beauty at the same time!

Where: 127, Meharchand Market, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

3. Nivasa

It’s a home design studio known for its line of exquisite and brilliant furniture and home decorative items. Here the furniture comes in three categories- Palais- rich but not flashy, Scandinavia- clean and minimalistic, and Firenze- for that countryside look. For a complete furniture-shopping experience, do look in on Nivasa for sure.

Where: 27, Meher Chand Market, Jorbagh, New Delhi

Fashion Stores To Check Out

Here’s our handpicked list of some of the best fashion stores where you can shop.

1. Rajdeep Ranawat

It’s a designer-wear store which houses ready-to-wear, bridal-wear, and occasion wear attires. From tunics to shirts to tops to dresses, they have everything in the store. Although it’s a bit on the higher end with prices starting at Rs 8,000 but their designs will make you visit the store again and again for sure. We shall see you there then!

Where: 24-A, Ground Floor, Lodhi Rd, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

2. Bhane

Bhane offers a wide variety of designs and fabrics for both men and women. Their range includes quirky shirts, tops, skirts, trousers, scarves, ties, and unusual accessories. Their collection is modern and contemporary at the same time. Once you step in here, we are sure you won’t return empty handed from here.

Where: 135, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

3. Anuradha Raman

Anuradha Raman’s store is an extension of her own style. It houses a vivid and bold collection of sarees, kurtas, dupattas, as well as fusion Indo-Western wear. Some must-haves are divine sarees and stoles, paired with her unique jewellery pieces.

Where: Shop No. 29, Lodhi Rd, Meharchand Market, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

What To Eat and Where?

When it comes to food we just can’t comprise anything. There might be tons of momos and juice stalls tucked in here but for a relaxed and hearty meal there are limited options here. So, we have picked out our favourites eating spots in the market.

1. Kunafa

If you are a fan of Middle Eastern delights and just can’t say no to Baklava, then Kunafa is just the place for you. It’s a quaint little cafe with a cosy ambience perfect to spend an afternoon. This place is heaven for Arabic sweets with kunafas, baklavas, and stuffed dates. They also offer Arabic and Turkish Tea and Coffee served in traditional teapots from Arabia. So, it’s time to treat your taste buds!

Where: 70, Lodhi Rd, Meharchand Market, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

2. Elma’s Brasserie

This iconic cafe needs no introduction! You can enjoy the tiered tray of small bites-sandwiches, scones, cakes, cupcakes along with hot brewing coffee. Don’t miss out on ordering one of the mouthwatering cakes which include Coffee Walnut, Chocolate, Apricot & Brandy and Apple Crumble Cheesecake. Don’t miss out on spam your Insta feeds as their vintage setting is romantic and refreshing! 

Where: 79,80, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodi Colony, New Delhi

3. Chonas

Now that you are done with all the shopping, it’s time to sit back and have a hearty lunch. Chonas known for its Chinese and Continental food is a must-visit place. Once you are all set and relaxed order a plate fo chicken dim sums, tofu with crispy spinach and hara bhara seekh kebab roll. End your meal by ordering their ice cream and brownie! 

Where: Shop No. 26 & 27, Meharchand Market, New Delhi

Now that we have given you the complete guide of the Mehercahdn market, when are you heading here?

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