Dwarka is a city of its own, pretty much isolated from the other parts of the city. It is swarming with buildings and apartments on every inch of its surface. The Sector 10 Market is quite the retreat from all of that. It’s a place buzzing with activity, delicious street food, and is a hub for shopping.
The nearest metro stations are the sector 10 & 11 metro stations on the blue line. From there, it’s about a 30 rupees rickshaw ride. Most auto wallas will know of this market as it’s one of the most popular ones in Dwarka.
For people like us, this market is a food lover’s paradise, especially for those who love street food and bakeries. Puri Bakers is one of the most famed bakeries in the area. They make all kinds of biscuits and pastries that are decadent. Whenever you visit the place, do try their Jeera Biscuits and Atta Biscuits, the perfect accompaniments to your evening Chai!
Another bakery which is not so desi is ‘Pudding & Pie’. It serves western baked delicacies like Chicken Puffs, Croissants & Focaccia Bread besides sweet treats such as Chocolate Truffle Cake & Tarts etc.
Right in the lane, there is Durga Sindhi Namkeen and Dry Fruits and it is the only store you’ll need for buying biscuits, pickles, namkeens, dry fruits and different churans. They have every variant of namkeens and pickles available. Our favourite is the Green Chilly Achaar and they also sell ‘Gulkand’ in packets used in ‘paan’.
The market has an amazing range of street-side joints and restaurant chains as well. Restaurants like Pind Balluchi, Fire n’ Ice, BTW and Oye Punjab are popular choices for those who can’t stomach street food but if you can, the place is at its culinary best in the evenings.
Well, just when you’re craving some delicious street food, street-side vendors selling momo, shawarmas and kathi rolls enjoy good business. Food trucks like ‘Firangi Momos’ are revolutionising the plain jane momo concept.
The Shawarmas found here too are lip-smacking. All that there’s to say has been said about the 34 Chowringhee lane Kathi Rolls - simply divine.
The Apra Plaza as the buildings called is always filled with all kinds of multi-utility products.
Diurnal items such as plastic buckets, brooms, garbage bins, containers and lunch boxes for school-going kids to plastic chairs, dining tables, planters, mops, kitchen textiles, knives, chopping boards, bottles openers and ice buckets can be bought here. The list is endless.
There are also products like glass bangles, hair accessories, eyeliners, mascara and makeup kits from Taiwan & Korea available here.
General and retail stores like Kumardeep Men’s offers a range of multi-brand garments and diverse varieties to cater to different needs and different budgets.
The flea markets offer clothes for as low as 100 rupees for jeans, now that’s something! General stores like Apollo Pharmacy has everything for those with prescriptions.
In the grey, cemented, cinder-blocked surrounds of Dwarka where there are concrete buildings as far as the eye can see, the Sector 10 Market does well to act as a little getaway from all this, for the people there. It’s always buzzing with activity as youth throng this market frequently, so head on over and make the most of its offerings.