Managing the whole month on a shoestring budget and still being able to indulge in good food can get difficult for college students. Also, no matter how much one tries to avoid junk, one cannot help but give in to the temptation of eating out every once in a while. We put together a list of 5 student-friendly restaurants that won’t break the bank.
Location: Bhuban Road, Latasil, Uzan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam
Ask any student for a good place to eat, and they will guide you to this cosy restaurant. It is fully packed in the afternoon so if you would rather not wait around, then head to the eatery in the evening. The menu offers a variety of chicken items. The taste is good and the servings are huge, so expect value for money. If you want to indulge in a hearty meal at an affordable price then this is the best option.
What to Try: Momos, Crispy Chicken, Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Roll, Coffee
Location: Lamb Road, Guwahati
This is the best place to sample Northeast cuisine. You may have doubts when you catch a glimpse of the interiors but once the thali is placed on the table, you will realize why this place is a favourite among local foodies. If you love traditional style pork and rice, then this place is for you. If you are not too fond of pork, then you can indulge in chicken thalis. No added tax and concessions for students are a plus.
What to Try: Pork Thali, Chicken Salad, Chicken Thali, Pork Salad, Smoked Pork, Mashed Potato
Location: HB Road, Pan Bazaar, Guwahati
One of the oldest bakeries in the city, Shaikh Brothers is one of the best places to grab a quick bite to eat. The prices are pocket friendly and you have a variety of sweet and savoury items to choose from. You will always find students grabbing a quick bite in-between classes at the bakery.
What to Try: Pastries, Pizzas, Hotdogs
Location: Silpukhuri, Guwahati
‘Do not judge a book by its cover’ when it comes to this place. Benison is a small eatery but you can blindly order anything on the menu and be rest assured that it will taste good. If you cannot live without your daily intake of rice then this is the place for you.
What to Try: Everything
Location: Chandmari/Zoo Tiniali/Beltola
This is a popular roll joint in the city. With three outlets in Guwahati, Kolkata Rolls serves a variety of kathi rolls to choose from. Roll lovers should try every single roll on the menu. I did take up the challenge and do not remember regretting it.
What to Try: Everything
By Debahuti Gogoi