There are many 'food outlets inside IIT Kanpur. These include messes and canteens in every hostel, and a number of other commercial places.
Food Joints IIT Kanpur
No matter where you go, no food satisfies your senses the way food at your own home does. A complaint that almost every student in the campus has is that the food in the mess is never even remotely comparable to the food at their own homes. True that, but you can't eat in a group of 15-20 with your friends at your home everyday, right? More than for the food, the mess is remembered by every student for the great times spent at the table with friends. The mess is the place for exchange of news and gossip about the campus life. Look forward to seeing young, happy faces chatting at the dinner table, and to hearing that sudden roar of laughter every now and then, emanating from some group that just shared a great joke. No place would perhaps resemble the Great Hall in the Hogwarts castle as much.
The Shopping Center (also known as ShopC) has a few good eating options. One of them is the campus restaurant, which offers vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food at a considerable price. It is a good eating joint for families and students at IIT Kanpur. However, it should be avoided on special occasions and festivals, as it is a small place and gets crowded quickly. You can expect quality hygienic food with a vast multitude of options: from full meals to snacks to desserts. One of the specialties of the Campus Restaurant is the "Vada-Pav", which is served every day from 4 pm to 6 pm. It also provides catering services for various events and gatherings in the campus. You can check in at any time between 10 am and 10 pm.
Apart from the restaurant, there is a bakery shop at the Shopping Center that sells cakes, biscuits, pizzas, and a variety of snacks, and an ice-cream shop that sells Amul Dairy Products. One can also find a general snacks shop 'Hot n Cold' in ShopC. They close around 8:30 pm
New SAC (Students' Activity Centre) is one of the iconic places of IIT Kanpur. It's the "hub" for all the "buzz" in the campus, one might say. Undoubtedly the best place for recreation in the campus. With regular movie-screenings and match-screenings, it's the most favored get-together place among the campus junta. Continental, Fast Food - the Food Court in the OAT will give you the best of all these. Being a destination point for students, New SAC's Food Court houses 4 shops in total, out of which Dominos Pizza runs 1 shop, taking up two sectors, Wazwan, Crown Burgers and Kathi Inc. taking up one shop sector each. All these shops, except Dominos Pizza, open at about 4 in the evening and close at about 4 in the morning.
Veggies was closed in the summer of 2016. It offered Parathas and Pasta. Parathas here were available with lots of different fillings, ranging from traditional Indian parathas like Aloo Parataha to Spanish, Italian and Mexican parathas.
Kathi Roll Inc.
The other shop is Kathi Roll that offers Rolls with Aloo, Paneer, Cheese, Egg, Chicken and Mutton fillings. Feel free to mix it up a little and ask for different combinations of these fillings. The price is fairly competitive.
This eat-out in the campus provides a variety of Chinese and Continental food. This shop is now occupying the shop which was previously occupied by Veggies.
Contact : +91 7619823555
Menu : Foodmonk Menu Page
The concept food brand is founded by IIT alumni(Vishesh Gupta Y-4) and professionals. With an honest intention to bring a differentiated, fulfilling and unparalleled culinary experience to IIT Kanpur. The restaurant serves both vegetarian and nonvegetarian Indian food.
Contact : +91 8756660077
Menu : Foodmonk Menu Page
Domino's Pizza, colloquially known as Domino's, is an American pizza restaurant chain and international franchise pizza delivery corporation headquartered at the Domino Farms Office Park in Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan, United States, near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1960, Domino's is the second-largest franchised pizza chain in the United States after Pizza Hut in 81 countries. This outlet provides 15% discount to the campus community and serves and delivers exclusively within the campus. It is open from 11am to 1am but delivers till 11pm. E-bikes are used as a medium of transport.
Dominos Pizza is one of the most popular and highest selling fast food outlet in IIT Kanpur. It is located at Food Court, New SAC. It was recently inaugurated due to it's popular demand in the campus community.
Contact : +91 512 2591102
Menu : Dominos Menu Page
Cafe Coffee Day
Located within the academic area close to the library, this CCD outlet provides great food (and as the name suggests, GREAT coffee). And what's better - everything's subsidized !! The menu includes signature hot & cold coffees, burgers, frappes, etc. This place is one of the most hygienic eating places in the campus. The overall environment adds to the experience. Visit for the great ambience and the intoxicating aroma of roasted coffee beans. It opens at 10 am in the morning and closes at around 11 pm.
Bored or fed up with the mess? Want to try something new, or something different from the pre-decided daily menu? The campus has got numerous canteens, in every hall as well as in the academic area. With menus differing largely from one canteen to the other, you'll always find something unique about every canteen. Just a heads up - the Hall 4 canteen is as good as it probably gets.
Hall 4 Canteen
One of the most popular and iconic food joints, and a hit among the campus junta, this is the place to go to if you want to eat cheap and eat the best. No one beats this place in quality/price ratio, and you can enjoy a variety of common meals and snacks. It opens at 2 pm and closes by 2 am at night.
"MT" stands for "Motor Transport", and is one of the oldest food centers in the IIT Kanpur campus (probably more than 50 years old). As it opens very early, it is the only place available for food or tea at that time, and nothing is better than a sip of tea with some tasty fritters early in the morning, accompanied by traditional dahi-jalebi. MT is the place if you are a night owl and desperately want some food after a successful night out. This place opens at around 5 am in the morning and closes around 9 pm.
It is a popular eating place in the Academic Area of IIT Kanpur where you can enjoy some snacks and a cup of 'Special Chai' under the shade of trees. This is the perfect place for students to take a break from the mind-numbing task of debugging their computer programs and refresh their minds.