Do you want to enjoy a delicious meal, without having to count your calories? Katha Nauriyal guides you towards five healthy eateries across the city
In the midst of a barrage of indulgent menus and fast food restaurants, there are in fact, a few gems for the nutritionally-conscious eater. Here’s where you should go when you want to indulge without the guilt:
If you think that all burgers are a diet disaster, Gostana will prove you wrong. With food that screams healthy from the word go, it skips the calorie-packed frying techniques and uses steamed and compressed cooking methods, to bring you freshly prepared burgers every day, straight from their central kitchen. While vegetarians can binge on delightful choices such as the Seven Pulses Burger (Rs 270/ Rs 280) and Soya Bean Burger (Rs 270/ Rs 280), for the rest of you their Butter Chicken Burger (Rs 290/ Rs 300) and Beef Burger (now Buffalo) (Rs 290/ Rs 300) make for healthy, powerful options.
Where 19, St Theresed Rd, Pali Village, Khar (w)
The Yoga House Café
The Yoga House Café infuses healthy ingredients with creative recipes to bring you treats such as The Booster Salad (Rs 250). Additionally, if you’re vegan, their Quinoa Upma (Rs 350), The Fig Salad (Rs 280) and The Quinoa Burger (Rs 370) are perfect options.
Where Villa (Water Bungalow), Sherly Rajan Road, Near Rizvi, Opposite ICICI Bank, Bandra (w)
Olive Bar & Kitchen
A popular haunt among film stars, you can nibble on a lot of great dishes at Olive. Pick a Marinated Beetroot Salad (Rs 450), which that consists of goat cheese mousse, orange, rocket, candied walnut, pickled artichoke and orange puree, or the Tuna Nicoise (Rs 500), which is made with seared tuna, hardboiled egg, semi-dried tomatoes, baby potatoes, French beans and kalamata olives!
Where Near Tourist Hotel, 14, Nargis Dutt Rd, Union Park, Khar (w)
With the concept of wholesome eating from farm to fork, Kaboom uses ingredients that are sourced from organic farms. They offer an array of fresh soups and salads such as the Tex Mex Salad (Rs 170), Tabouleh Salad (Rs 170) and Corn Soup with Sweet Basil Drizzle (Rs 170). Moreover, they use only 100% biodegradable, recyclable and ink-free packaging.
Where Café Model, 3A Spott Road, Near Grand Hotel, Ballard Estate
The Pantry offers a healthy vegetarian menu curated by Master Chef India finalist Karishma Sakhrani. If you’re tired of filing your meals with unnecessary calories, their Double Date (Rs 345), made with mixed greens, malta orange and date salad, toasted walnuts and a tangy date dressing, is a great option. You can also try the Deconstructed Veggie Burger (Rs 345), with a sesame seed crusted chickpea patty, minted quinoa salad, grilled eggplant and feta rolls.
Where Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort