The concept of 'healthy eating' is more popular than ever now with social media and culinary platforms continuously promoting the benefits of a good diet. Taking it to the next level, many have been gradually moving towards a vegan diet from a completely vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet. Several celebrities and influencers have also started endorsing veganism and are very vocal about their preferences via their social media platforms which are filled with photographs and videos of vegan food and vegan recipes.
This latest trend has led to the opening of several vegan restaurants across the country, catering to the culinary needs of their vegan patrons.
Several restaurant entrepreneurs have taken extra care to ensure that people relish the dishes they serve by using organic food materials. Did you know that a plant-based diet is palate-friendly, prevents ailments and keeps one in the pink of health?
Here’s a sneak peek into the best vegan restaurants in India
Rose Café, New Delhi
The Rose café located in Saket in South Delhi offers pizzas, soups and sandwiches made from plant-based raw materials. Some of the dishes such as the Goat’s Cheese and Basil Pizza, meatballs, Mushroom and Cheese Tart are loved by the millennials.
A well-balanced menu is the café’s USP. One can have a hearty well-balanced meal while sipping some coffee, tea, juice or soy milk with the food, which acts as a palate cleanser too. On special occasions, a vegan breakfast is also served with a muesli fruit salad and almond milk.
Not just this, the café also offers signature dishes from different cuisines of the world such as Italian, Lebanese, Chinese and Egyptian. Customers visiting this cafe love to binge on the Egyptian Egg-plant based Moussaka, Chickpea soup and stuffed veggies with rice and lentils.
Paradigm Shift, Bengaluru
Paradigm Shift, as the name suggests, is one of the trendiest rooftop restaurants in Bengaluru. They offer beetroot salad, legumes, nut pies, tofu curries, chia seed cakes, almond crackers, peanut cookies, millet bread and oats biscuits. Many vegan connoisseurs drop by this trendy restaurant to gorge on their favourite Lemon tart, Banoffee Pie and Almond cake.
Carrots, located in Bengaluru, serves remarkable food and provides gluten-free meals to its customers. Their desserts and their vegan dishes such as Almond Pasta, Pesto Vegetables and Peanut Butter Cheesecakes are absolute crowd pullers. The desserts here are prepared with impeccable perfection by the chefs and do not contain sugar or gelatin.
The restaurant also offers freshly prepared burritos, sprouted salads and refreshing juices that appeal to foreign tourists. The positive vibe of the place also helps visitors unwind, relax and have a good time.
The Real Green Café, Pune
The Real Green Café serves many delectable dishes and some super delicious pizzas with toppings like lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, coriander leaves and tofu. While cooking the dishes, the chefs are careful to refrain from using too much oil, sugar or flour. The restaurant also serves gluten-free desserts that are made using plant-based milk and have fewer calories in them.
The decor of the cafe also adds to the whole experience of the place - it is decorated with slogans and messages that emphasize the importance of veganism.
The Holy Tree, Ludhiana
Situated in the bustling city of Ludhiana, The Holy Tree serves vegan kebabs, momos and even vegan burgers. Having in-house produce of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables plays to the USP of this place which is highly popular among vegan customers in the city. Some of the popular dishes served here are vegetable potpourri soup, broccoli noodles and walnut smoothies.
Divine Nature, Dharamkot, HP
Located amidst the pristine Himalayas, the Divine Nature is a popular among both locals and travellers. Tofu burgers, Tomato-Cucumber Sandwiches, Vegetable Dosas and a variety of vegan Thalis are some of the vegan dishes served here. The restaurant also offers organic and sugar-free desserts like Biscuit Pudding, Apple Cinnamon Custard Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake and Mango Cream, which are made from organic cheese and curd.
The restaurant promotes a sustainable way of living, they have furniture made of bamboo and mud walls - the rustic charm of the place only adds to the charming dining experience.
So, the next time you are visiting any of the above cities and are interested in trying vegan food, do visit these restaurants and let us know about your experience!