Mumbai – a cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of cultures. People from across the country and many from different corners of the world come to this city for work and even for leisure.
The food that you get in Mumbai is as diverse as the people that live here. From 5 star fine-dining restaurants to the food stalls at every corner, this city has something for all taste buds & pocket sizes.
Few days back I had a chance to dine at East Asian Spice Trails known as E.A.S.T. at hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The dinner was hosted by Food Blogger Association of India (FBAI) and was a lavish Asian food affair.
I have always been fascinated with Sahara Star – the dome is impossible to miss if you are around the Mumbai International airport. The architecture of this hotel is quite unconventional and from the moment you step in, you begin to enjoy the starry opulence.
Most of us Indians still get hot home cooked meal to office but working lunches are becoming increasingly popular. There is increasing demand from the office-goers including me who like the convenience of getting neatly packed food, delivered straight to my office; food that I can eat at my desk. Health food industry is picking up as well. We are experimenting with salads, soups, sandwiches but we like them well seasoned (or call it well spiced?). After all, it is easy to deviate from our eating habits but it’s hard to compromise with those Indian taste buds!
Phoenix market city is my go-to place as I am sure it is for people staying in central suburbs. With lot of options for shopping and eating, it has become my favorite place to hang out on the weekends.
After exploring couple of eateries in the mall, I decided to give Craft Deli, Bistro & Bar a go. It’s now been couple of months since I have not dined anywhere else at Market City apart from Craft!
Places have opened and closed in Powai but this one stands the test of time. Consistent quality in food & service and perfect café setup gets it 4.0 rating from me. I have been visiting Aromas regularly for their delicious breakfasts. A run in Powai must be supplemented with Aromas big breakfast, fresh sandwiches and coffees. And for those cheat days you need the sweet treats from Aromas. If you work in and around Powai, make sure to visit for their mains – salads, pastas etc. They have things in their menu to suit each hour of the day and every occasion. Make sure to go early as the place gets full pretty quickly.
First time I heard about this place from a friend, I thought ‘ok, one more Indian restaurant in the already crowded butter chicken & roti type of dining space’! But then the more I read the reviews and heard some awesome things from my friends, I started researching. The concept of Mirchi and Mime (M&M) is new and probably one of its kind in India. All the servers here are deaf-mute and right from placing order to billing, everything is done in sign language.
I don’t usually travel to Thane for food, always of the opinion that there are better places elsewhere. But one Sunday, one Cafe later I think I have a reason to be here more often!
We decided to look at Cafe style eating options in Zomato and one name caught my eye, Cafe 12. The decor looked very intriguing in the photos as well as the food options.
As we stepped in the cafe, the first thing we noticed was the dim lighting, casual ambience that sets the perfect tone for a relaxed meal.
“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
– Lao Tzu
Childhood is like an empty canvas, the memories shape you, mould you and give you a direction. Well to begin with, my canvas seemed like an abstract painting! I was interested in each and everything that existed around me – Arts, sports, academics, religion (yes, I used to love reading all religious scriptures). It wasn’t about just going to school, playing with friends or being pampered by my family. Although I like to think that I have had some form of attention disorder but it wasn’t the case. Few things captured my attention for more than few days. But there it was, one thing that I had done over and over again and it still interests me.