In conversation with vegans from Delhi and Gurgaon, we discover where to find delicious vegan fare.
When meat, dairy and any animal products are off the menu, you’d think your food choices are limited. Vegans in Delhi say think again, as they share some of their favourite vegan haunts around the city.
Lebanese Sandwich @ Café Turtle, Greater Kailash I
Devika Menon, a food blogger at cookingwithsomehelp.wordpress.com and a Delhi-based Vegan says, “I love Cafe Turtle in M-block market for their many vegan food options in their menu and their courteous and friendly staff.” She loves the Lebanese sandwich (Rs 180) here. “The quality of the hummus is great, the veggies are crunchy, and the chips on the side complete the meal,” she adds.
Vegan Pizza @ Nourish Organics, Lodhi Colony
Rupinder Kaur who conducts seminars and certificate programmes on Vegan food suggests trying the Vegan pizza (Rs 315) at Nourish Organics. “I don’t prefer salt in my meals and Nourish Organics customises the perfect Vegan pizza to meet my choice of taste. It’s salt-free, full of sprouts and cherry tomatoes spread on a buckwheat cracker base,” she says. Although it’s known more for its vegan products on sale, the small seating space here offers enough solace for a Vegan food lover who’d like to stop by and grab a bite.
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Mushroom on glutton-free toast @ Lean Chef, Greater Kailash II
Health coach, Nandini Gulati, who spends her life guiding people to a healthier diet and lifestyle says, “It’s nice to see many restaurants in India adding a Vegan food category to their menus.”
She recommends the Mushroom on glutton-free toast (Rs 135) and the lip-smacking pesto at Lean Chef in Greater Kailash II. “Also try the Berry Blast (Rs 85) for its sweet flavour of raspberry fruit blended with soy milk that is a heavenly combination,” she adds.
Vegetable Wrap @ Organic Express, Gurgaon
For all those times you prefer a take-away meal, Organic Express is just the spot. “I like this place for the quick bite food options they offer and wraps are my favourite in that category,” says Nandini. Whether you’re vegan or not, the delightful vegetable wraps that come in a choice of whole wheat, refined wheat, ragi and multigrain flour are definitely worth trying. “My favourite is the Tossed Vegetables wrap (Rs 100) filled with grated vegetables like carrots, turnips, radishes and red onions is always beautiful fresh,” she adds.
Brown Rice Burger @ The Piano Man, Vasant Vihar
A favourite with vegans in the city already, it has great food and an easy to love ambience. Alternative Therapist and vegan, Shoheli Biswas says, “My pick from their elaborate menu is the Brown Rice Burger (Rs 325). It has a juicy brown rice patty sandwiched between two buns.” An added plus is that the French fries served with it are baked not fried making it one meal you need to try even if you aren’t vegan.
Being vegan in Delhi has never been easier if you’re armed with this checklist of places to head to, for fun vegan eats around the city. Have we missed your favourite vegan spot in the city? Let us know by leaving a comment or tweeting to @wecallitwow