Where does Shahpurjat's hip cafe get its lamps from? How can you re-create the new city bookstore’s vintage shelves in your room? Trying to trace your favourite restaurant’s outsourced cheesecake? In this new column, bpb gets Delhi's most delicious establishments to share their supply list, taking you to the source of everything they own and order, from organic produce to custom-made chairs.
Along with serving up fun dishes CMYK bookstore and cafe in upcoming Meharchand Market also boasts some of Delhi's coolest interiors. We dig into their supply list here.
Printers and mounters: Amit Chalukya at Shobhamit Innovatives (D-328 C, Ganesh Nagar, Pandav Nagar complex, Street No-D-12, call 9811505885) will print and mount pretty much anything for you, and if you don’t have a graphic, they’ll source it off the internet. They also did the mounting for the table tops at the café printed with definitions from the Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.
Prints: 100 years of Delhi stationery on display and also available for sale (postcards, pencils diaries) from the Lutyen’s stationery collection by Designwallas (Stefan Kamboj and Sanchita Jain). View the Facebook page here.
Cutlery: Wooden spoons and knifes by Seletti designs, on display at the café and available at the CMYK store.
Produce: Vijendra is a fruit and vegetable vendor that sits right outside the cafe, and always has fresh produce. Use him if you're in the neighborhood (call 8860617678).
Tea: Kashiv Chawla of Tea Hut does the teas but since they’re primarily manufacturers, they don’t sell directly to customers anymore. You can buy the same tea from Sunshine Tea (14 School Lane, Bengali Market, call 23711568, 23722424).
Dessert: Cakes and cookies by Priyanka Tiwari of The Brown Box bakery. She also does private classes with Skill Kindle at the cafe (link to previous workshop here) and can be reached at 9910277713.
Getting there: 15-16 Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road, call 24641881.