Organic food is finally getting its rightful buzz in India, with people rushing to their favourite grocery stores and online organic retailers and stocking up on freshly farmed organic fruits, grains and veggies. It is a well-known fact that organic food and products are safer and healthier for you and your loved ones – the absence of synthetic additives, pesticides and insecticides, fertilisers, sludge, artificial hormones and antibiotics makes for ‘clean’ produce, not to mention the environmental benefits that organic cultivation brings in. That’s not all; the good news is that there are several great restaurants in India that serve organic food!
Across India, especially in the metros and Tier I cities, organic restaurants are springing fast, due to the growing demand and awareness of the health benefits of organic food. Here are some of the best restaurants in India that serve organic food.
Located in Marathahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka, Lumiere is known for its contribution to organic farming and for preparing food that boasts of ingredients that are farm-to-table. Every ingredient used in the dishes is organic; no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours are added to enhance the appeal of the dish, instead relying on the natural and delicious taste of fresh organic ingredients. The food is prepared by using steaming, grilling, pan frying and boiling methods, with the addition fresh herbs and spices to up the nutrition content and taste of each dish. Lumiere serves a variety of dishes – vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis, continental dishes, hot soups, fresh salads, specials, beverages and even desserts made with organic ingredients! A meal for two would cost approximately INR 900 at Lumiere.
Birdsong Organic Café
Nestled in the locales of Bandra, Mumbai (Maharashtra), Birdsong Organic Café s is often frequented by its patrons and new visitors for its tasty organic food. It is a pioneer restaurant in Mumbai for serving all-organic food, along with vegan and gluten-free dishes. Birdsong serves a variety of delicious dishes, skewing towards Continental cuisine – English breakfast options, various flavoured teas, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, warm and cold salads, soups and sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and risottos, vegetarian and non-vegetarian sides, and of course, a magnificent mains menu! A scrumptious meal for two at Birdhouse Organic Café will amount to approximately INR1, 400.
This south-Indian cuisine-serving restaurant is located in Indiranagar, Bangalore (Karnataka) and boasts of its affiliation to the UK-renowned Rasa India heritage. Rasa serves only vegetarian food cooked to wholesome perfection in authentic Kerala style, using only organic ingredients. The menu offers a range of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner – one can avail from meal options like the Box Lunch, Super set Lunch, Quick Lunch and the Diabetic lunch! The evening menu offers an eclectic spread of healthy soups, starters, Indian breads, mains and of course, delicious desserts. A meal for two would cost approximately INR 800.
Tattva Art & Fresh Organic Kitchen
The culmination of an endeavour to introduce organic food in Delhi and world-favourite dishes is Tattva, tucked away in Haus Khas Village, Delhi. This quaint and cosy 16-seater vegetarian restaurant serves some of the most mouth-watering dishes and refreshing beverages, all made from organic produce. In a nutshell, Tattva is a gourmet organic restaurant, serving world cuisine. Do try out their Cucumber & Mint Gazpacho, Pasta with Creamy Amaranth Sauce, Couscous Salad and Baked Fig & Almond Tart. A meal for two at Tattva may cost you approximately INR 1,500.
Serving south-Indian cuisine, Green Café is located in T. Nagar, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and is home to some of the most wholesome dishes prepared from organic ingredients. Friendly on the pocket and with an unintimidating ambiance, Green Café presents some authentic South Indian vegetarian favourites like Adisil meals, Uthappam and a delicious array of snacks. A meal for two would cost approximately INR 300.
It is a delight to see that India is home to several top organic food restaurants serving delicious and healthy dishes, thereby nourishing the patrons with wholesome and nutritive food while educating them on the benefits of organic food and ingredients.