A couple of years ago, the concept of “veganism” was completely unheard of, let alone having entire restaurants dedicated to a healthier life. But today, vegan restaurants have carved a niche for themselves in the food industry. Here are 6 of the country’s best “healthy” restaurants for when you feel like a guilt-free binge-
Supposedly India’s first vegan restaurants, Carrots is a haven for people going on the vegan menu bandwagon. Their entire menu is specially curated to be dairy and gluten free, in addition to catering to people with gluten allergies. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, we hear their gluten-free tiramisu is to die for!
The Real Green Cafe, Pune
If you’re looking to have a fun night out with some of your vegan friends, this is the place to be. Located in the most bustling hub of Pune, Koregaon Park, The Real Green Cafe also frequently hosts open mic nights. They serve up some lip-smacking gluten-free pizzas and desserts.
Dharma Swasti, Auroville
The place reeks of serenity and calmness, something that’s hard not to fall in love with. Their food makes use of some of the most delicious locally sourced, organic ingredients, and is half cooked-half raw. Dharma Swasti prides themselves on seeing their customers more than once, and that should be enough motivation to put this place on your must-visit list if you happen to be in Auroville.
The Philosophy Club, Ahemadabad
This restaurant is a completely vegan one, with one of the most diverse menus to offer. Whether you desire something spicy or want to fulfil your sweet cravings in the healthiest way possible, this place has something for everyone. You’ll also find varieties vegan pasta on their menu. What’s not to love!
Bean me up Cafe, Goa
If you’re on holiday but don’t want to pile on some extra kilos, head to the Bean Me Up Cafe for some abundant healthy options. The menu comes as a jackpot for the vegans as it is filled with a variety of options including seitan (mock meat), tempeh, yam chips and desserts like a banana split, tiramisu, pina colada and much more! You can also kick back with your favourite novel or enjoy some of your favourite music.
Farmer’s Cafe, Mumbai
Farmer’s Cafe is the perfect stop for an absolutely guilt-free binge. You can choose from their all-day breakfast menu or devour some traditional “unhealthy” options at their healthiest best here- paninis, burgers, pasta, pizzas and more. The best of Bollywood is often spotted frequenting this cafe, so there’s a good chance you might get to hobnob with some of your favourite celebrities!