Eating Out This Week: Booze with Books & Delish Buns
We're back with our weekly series on the best places to fulfill your gluttonous cravings in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and elsewhere. Look out for delicious recommendations on where to go for lunch, coffee and drinks every Friday only on www.indiafoodnetwork.in.
Courtesy: The Whisky Bar, Gurugram
Lunch or dinner
Candy and Green, Mumbai: This is an all-vegetarian restaurant owned and run by 25 year old restaurateur and clean eating advocate Shraddha Bhansali. The best part is that they grow their own herbs and have a changing seasonal menu. Shraddha recommends the kale salad, zucchini parcels, quinoa tabbouleh falafel and coconut pudding for dessert. They also serve great cocktails and house wines.
Where: Hubtown Skybay, Breach Candy,, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
Contact: 022 2352 3413
SOMA, Mumbai: SOMA at Grand Hyatt Mumbai is hosting a thali feast from March 9-11, 2018. Choose from two splendid vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis everyday over lunch starting at INR 1088 (Vegetarian) and INR 1188 (non-vegetarian) inclusive of all taxes. The thalis feature Gujarati and Rajasthani delicacies. Also do look out for well-priced buffets here on all festive occasions.
Where: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai
Contact: 022 66761149, 70459 50148
Papparoti, Mumbai: Malaysian coffee and bun chain Papparoti threw its doors open to bun-loving Mumbaikars on February 18. This is its third outlet in India, after Hyderabad and New Delhi. The story goes that a Malaysian mom stumbled upon the recipe for a lovely roti-bun while trying to innovate the ubiquitous roti. We recommend the lotus biscuit bun, signature bun and egg shakshouka.
Where: Ground Floor , Trade View, Kamala City, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact: 022 24913456
Third Eye Cafe,Mumbai: This cafe in Navi Mumbai is creating ripples for the nature of its staff - they are all transgenders, including the restaurant manager! The founders wanted to provide gainful employment for the transgender community, while also serving delicious food to customers. Their menu is diverse, but highlights include the beetroot falafel, butter chicken French fries and red Thai curry.
Where: Palm Beach Galleria Mall, Palm beach Galleria, Sector 19D, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Contact: 096192 04894
The Beer Cafe, Noida: The Beer Cafe has launched a literature-themed outlet in Noida. The 37th outlet of the bar chain in India comes with an artful ambience, heavily derived from literary influences, along with fun brew-based word plays on popular book titles. One can find popular reads like The Premier Murder, The Promise, Nick Time, Draupadi in High heels, Paperback Dreams, Kindled Lives, With or Without You and Spotgirl.
Where: 2nd Floor, Logix City Centre, Near Sector 34, Noida
Contact: 0120 7112177
The Whisky Bar, Gurugram: This newly launched bar in Gurugram stocks a whopping 111 whisky brands along with beers, spirits and liqueurs. Whisky lovers can choose from Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Japanese, Irish, Indian or Taiwanese brands. For the beer drinkers, a microbrewery serves authentic German beers with full maturation process. There is even a cigar lounge, along with classy jazz and deep house music.
Where: SCO 53, 3rd Floor, Sector 29, Gurugram
Contact: +91 9971778200, +91 9971448200