Delhi’s first 100% raw vegan cafe and juice bar, Nut & Bowls, located in Greater Kailash, is the perfect solution to a lifestyle based on ethics and empathy. Here Hashtag Magazine gives you a lowdown of the venture.
Nut & Bowls is the simple answer to the question, “If no meat, dairy and plastic, then what?” The café follows the principals of veganism, a lifestyle based on the ethics of empathy, kindness, health, and safety for animals and all. In India, veganism is a fairly new term, but the founders of Nut & Bowls have taken it upon themselves to not only popularise this way of living, but also encourage mass adoption of vegan food and lifestyle. This is truly a game changer for the industry!
Brainchild of husband-wife duo Nikkhil and Surruchi Joshi who are vegans themselves, the café is helmed by Mayank Ghalot as head chef. The motive of Nut & Bowls is to spread awareness and inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, and more compassionate lifestyle through veganism. The founders have both educational and real-time exposure to business and are always keen to seize challenges.
Lovers of nature and all of its creations, the trio launched the café with a vision of creating a healthy community of people who stand against animal exploitation by humans for food, clothing or any other purpose. “It’s the mission of Nut & Bowls to serve clean, plant-based food that is nutritious for the body, purifying for the soul, and pacifying for the mind,” they share.Who would have thought that vegan pasta sauce and mayonnaise could be more delectable than regular dairy made ones? The café challenges the commonly held belief that vegan food, besides being plain and tasteless, also lacks essential nutrients. They add, “We prepare tasty and fresh vegan dishes from plants in cold-pressed olive and mustard oil every other day.”
The café is compassionate not only to animals but to mother Earth on the whole. Considering the harmful impact of plastic on the environment, they use paper and jute bags, starch-made straws, and glass jars instead of plastic counterparts.
The best-selling, animal-friendly products of Nut & Bowls include their milk alternatives such as coconut mylk and almond mylk in flavours of hazelnut, cinnamon and pistachio. These offer plenty of health benefits while also being irresistible in taste. “Nut & Bowls offers packaged homemade peanut butter, raw-tella, granola, cookies, and chocolate bliss balls as take away options,” share the trio. On offer is a vegan platter that is fraught with heavenly delights made from nourishing plants, beans, nuts, wholegrain and seeds. These are power-packed with all essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that not only meet the body’s nutritional requirement but also reduce the risk of heart diseases.
In India, veganism is a fairly new term, but the founders of Nut & Bowls have taken it upon themselves to not only popularise this way of living, but also encourage mass adoption of vegan food and lifestyle.
The Nut & Bowls café does not use any chemicals or preservatives in any of their products. From almond milk to nut butter, and granola to dips and sauces, whatever comes to the table is sourced from plants and nature only. In desserts, refined sugar is replaced by dates, jaggery and other organic fruits and herbs while in shakes and drinks, dairy milk is replaced by plant-based milks and juiced oats and nuts. The café is compassionate not only to animals but to mother Earth on the whole. Considering the harmful impact of large-scale use of plastic on the environment, the founders also promote the “Say No To Plastic” campaign. Paper and jute bags are used instead of polybags, starch-made straws are used instead of plastic straws, and glass jars instead of plastic containers.
The world is changing and the environment is depleting with the increasing number of human-led menaces, but this Delhi-based vegan café paves a step in the right direction by promoting cruelty-free food alternatives.