The deadly second wave of the coronavirus has left the restaurant industry in a lurch and business that was just picking up is hit again. Restaurants in Bengaluru have come up with a novel way to keep these blues at bay, and help the community in these distressing times. Bindu Gopal Rao discovers…
On 27th April Chef Manu Chandra, Chef Partner Olive Group of restaurants made an announcement on his Instagram handle that was a reality check for the survival of the restaurant industry. In a gist he stressed the importance of ordering directly from restaurants as the only way patrons can support the industry that has always typically been a place where everyone celebrated sp
Café Reset Koramangala has launched a special menu for COVID patients and their families. The meals offered are healthy and holistic which helps in faster recovery and building immunity. Anyone looking for healthy and nourishing meals can call the café directly, Dunzo it or order through Zomato. They have both south Indian and north Indian options and prices are subsidised. Breakfast options include Ragi Set Dosa, Millets Upma and Masala Omelettes.
Price: between Rs 80-Rs. 150.
Orders: Call 063606 54040
Patios – Progressive vegetarian kitchen
Patios is making free food packs for the needy and have launched 14-day food packs. The best part is that they make homely phulkas, subzi, salad, daal and rice, which does not make you feel like eating restaurant food every day.
Price: Free for the people who need it, and if you wish to pay, it is priced at Rs. 149 per box. If you take a 7-day package that will be a total of 14 meals including lunch and dinner for 7 days at Rs. 1800; effective price will be Rs. 129.
Orders: Order on Zomato or direct delivery in South Bengaluru via Dunzo. Call 8884999805 or 08026548805.
The popular Bengali restaurant Esplanade has started their own delivery since last year because of the challenges brought forth by the pandemic. The menu consists of authentic, traditional dishes and the crowd’s favourite Dhakai Biryani, a Nawabhi style biryani with a Bengali twist all the way from the City of Joy to Namma Bengaluru.
Price: Starts from Rs. 225
Orders: Whatsapp for direct delivery on 08040927878 or 7204636284
LazySuzy is a restaurant in Indiranagar, offering pastries, bread, sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The cafe offers world cuisine and the menu has been designed by owner and chef Udayshankar Shenoy, who functions on a philosophy of simplicity detailed with perfection. The current menu has been curated to offer popular cuisines and dishes from across the globe so people don’t miss out on the food even though they cannot travel. The menu is available on their Instagram page @lazysuzyblr
Price: Starts from Rs.250
Orders: To order call on 08025272737 and 9886877665
Geist Brewing Factory
From April 26th Geist Brewing Factory have been making 20 extra portions of their daily vegetarian lunch (dal, palya/sabji and rice) and having them available for home delivery on weekdays to COVID-19 patients who live within 4 km of the Geist Brewing Factory in Nimbekaipura/Hoskote. The meals need to be reserved and are free.
Orders: Call Drona on +91 8861557576 by 8:00 am (Mon – Fri).
Asia Alive, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bengaluru
Over the course of the past year, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bengaluru’s delivery format has changed with a shift to deliver to individual households. The menu includes popular items and Chef Specials’ from Asia Alive such as Chicken 65, Fish fingers, and veg manchurian. For appetizers, they offer veg and non-veg options in burgers, sandwiches and wraps, Thai and Chinese cuisine, Indian staples such as Biryani, Chicken Chettinad, Paneer Makhani to name a few along with delectable desserts. They also create special menus during festivals or holidays so guests sitting at home can still enjoy great food without compromising on their safety.
Price: INR 195 + taxes onwards.
Orders: Phone/ Whatsapp: +91 9606 082 301; Email: BLROR_FB@hilton.com On Swiggy and Zomato
Grand Mercure Bengaluru At Gopalan Mall’s The “Care Dabba’’ Initiative
In the light of the current scenario, Grand Mercure Bengaluru at Gopalan Mall has launched ‘Care Dabba,’ a COVID care meal subscription plan. The initiative targets on providing healthy balanced meals to quarantined individuals at a subsidised price. The vegetables are sourced from organic farms and the menu has been carefully designed to cater to daily nutritional requirements. Meal Box includes Mixed Veg/Chicken Curry + Veg Dry + Dal + Boiled Egg + Steamed Rice + 3 Tawa Phulkas + Plain Curd + Dessert
Price: Weekly Meal Subscriptions starting at INR 2100 with free delivery within a 5km radius of the hotel.
Orders: For More Details Dial +91 95132 8992
Chef Manu Chandra’s bespoke menu, that he rightly calls ‘These are a few of my favourite things’, offers old-fashioned tasty food that you can eat from the comfort of your home, relishing the integrity and top-notch ingredient in every morsel. This is food prepared by him directly for you and is also a tribute to those who have taught him. Quantities are limited as it is with any bespoke, curated menu. You will need to Whatsapp, pay and Dunzo the food.
Price: Rs. 295 onwards