Food delivery has perhaps been a saviour amidst the pandemic. After all, it is what keeps up going no matter what the occasion is! Doesn't a freshly baked pizza lift up our mood just by the aroma of it? How about concluding your day with some decadent chicken tikkas and kebabs? Catering to such food cravings even amidst the COVID crisis were a number of cloud kitchens across the country. Also known as dark or ghost kitchens, cloud kitchen is a low-cost model where kitchens are rented out and are used for food deliveries that are mostly fulfilled through an aggregator. In such grim times, many big food companies have turned towards the cloud kitchen model due to its high demand and low investment. In times when people aren't going out yet missing the restaurant-like food, cloud kitchens have come up as a respite. India has a host of cloud kitchens that have been delivering food for a long time and it's time they get their share of the limelight.
Here Are 21 Of The Best Cloud Kitchens In India That You Must Try:
1. Cafe RESET:
It's time for some delicious bowl of salads which are hearty and full of goodness. Cafe RESET offers fresh & exciting salads on their menu just waiting to be tried. These salads are a perfect balance of flavours and textures with soft and creamy avocados, feta cheese, boiled eggs and crunchy seeds and berries. For an energizing experience, should try their Reset Som Tom Salad, Banana Pizza and Papaya Lime Smoothie Bowl & Fungi Risotto.
LiveAltLife offers Tasty, therapeutic meals carefully designed for your overall well-being. Their carefully selected gourmet meals include South Indian,North Indian, Asian, Continental and International cuisines which makes for exciting and healthy meals!
You can choose from their latest dishes Basil Cauli- Rice, Spicy Avacado Salad, Potato & Dill Salad, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Grilled Brocolli with Roasted Almonds, Egg Plant Puri Fry & much more.
3. SLAY Coffee
Like us, do you too miss going out to your favourite cafes to enjoy a hot cup of coffee? If yes, then we found the perfect solution for you. Here's SLAY Coffee, bringing gourmet coffee experience at your doorstep. With more than 130 outlets across India, SLAY Coffee delivers handcrafted, gourmet cups of coffee to its patrons. And what attracted us the most is the spill-proof, temperature controlled packaging that keeps the aroma and freshness of the coffee for long. So, what are you waiting for? Order it today and enjoy an amazing coffee break in between your work.
4. Biryani By Kilo:
Amidst this ongoing work-from-home situation, spending a lot of time in kitchen often gets impossible for many. Subsequently, we end up eating the regular dal-chawal most of the days. The same old food every single day can be mundane and monotonous, making us feel like skipping the whole fuss altogether. Right? But skipping meals shouldn't be an option for any, especially when you have Biryani By Kilo at your rescue. For every Biryani lover across India, it brings dum- cooked fresh handi biryani, freshly made for every order. That's not all. It also comes with a range of kebabs, korma, nihari and more that leaves a strong impression our palate and mind. And for all the fitness enthusiasts, Biryani By Kilo has also come up with brown rice biryani that makes indulgence a guilt-free affair. Sounds scrumptious, right?
5. Meat Stock Exchange
In these pandemic times, when many eateries struggled to make the cut, Meat Stock Exchange (MSE) has come up with the online ordering platform in Noida. MSE offers a very distinct spread catering to a wide customer base having a huge variety from cooked, semi-cooked and raw meat to mouth-watering dum biryani, succulent kebabs and much more. Try their butter chicken and chicken lollipop, soya malai chap and dum biryani. You can buy food based on weight (in KGs), meaning it is pocket-friendly and value for money.
6. Firangi Bake
If you love all things Mexican and Italian, Firangi Bake is the one for you. From red sauce pasta and lasagnas to classic mac n cheese or quesadillas, it has a repertoire of global dishes with bold flavours. Think of sumptuous minced chicken lasagne or some quirky quesadillas with chipotle hot sauce!
7. Sweet Truth
Aren't desserts the answer to all our moods? Be it a celebratory occasion or a long stressful day, a decadent cake or brownie can make up for everything. And Sweet Truth makes sure to take care of all of it with everything from classic cakes and dessert jars to gourmet treats. You can even send across some treats to your friends and family!
8. Burger In My Box (BIMBo)
One combination that we can never get over is the classic burger and fries! Burger in my box caters to exactly that. From delish veggie burgers to BIMBO special one with super juicy mutton patty, one can just not get enough.
9. Pizza On My Plate (POMP)
Catering to all the pizza lovers, Pizza On My Plate (POMP) has an array of drool-worthy pizzas that they deliver till 4 in the morning! Perfect for those binge-watching sessions till late at night, POMP has delectable pizzas, burgers, fish and chips, pasta and more.
10. The Biryani Basket
Love biryanis and tikkas? Biryani Basket should definitely be on the list of Gurgaon residents' favourite cloud kitchens. From succulent paneer tikka to flavourful chicken tikka, there's so much to offer. They are also offering 1+1 on biryanis for a limited time much to the excitement of Biryani lovers.
11. The Deli Salad Co.
Love your bowl of salad? Deli Salad Co has all things fresh and light to suit a diet of health enthusiasts! From classic Caesar salad to wholesome frilled chicken marinara and Texas chicken salad, choose from a host of healthy and fulfilling bowl meals.
12. Karate Kitchen
Karate Kitchen is perhaps one of the best places to get your Asian food cravings fixed! From Edamame and cream cheese dimsums to scrumptious Kung Pao, Karate Kitchen is a heaven of Asian food.
Serving to its name, Bhookemon has your hunger pangs sorted with everything from Indian, Continental, Asian and Italian. With late-night delivery and an excellent variety, Bhookemon is one-stop shop for all things delicious.
14. Cross-Border Kitchens
Perhaps one of the biggest cloud kitchens around, cross border kitchens was launched in early 2019 and has 3 kitchens across Delhi-NCR with 9 incredible food delivery brands across multiple cuisines. Choose from Biryani Central, BroMomo, Aim Burger, Irfan Bhai and more.
15. Oven Story Pizza
With 160+ outlets across India in just three years of its launch, Oven Story Pizza has been tantalising our taste buds with its lip-smacking range of cheesy pizzas. Heaven for pizza lovers, Oven Story Pizza offers everything tandoori pizza to drool-worthy cheesy delights.
16. Yours Truly Butter Chicken (YTBC)
Butter chicken is perhaps every chicken lover's weakness and this cloud kitchen has perhaps got it right. With a highly automated state-of-the-art kitchen, YTBC offers a delightful range of butter chicken with scrumptious flavours, quirky names and a customisable meal that you won't be able to resist.
17. Kitchen Mantra
Kitchen Mantra has been offering quality products in a convenient and value-oriented method since 2008.Freshly cooked and preservative-free dishes lends a unique take to their dishes. Over the years, Kitchen Mantra has expanded its foot and now provides premium catering services in Noida. From casuals to black tie, from salads to tandoori chicken, their personal touch and generations of experience make the difference.
18. Sloppy Sticks
Sinful Pan-Asian cuisine with a vibrant Japanese twist, Sloppy Sticks brings forth an amalgamation of irresistible flavors to your door-step. Sloppy Stick's signature dishes on the menu include starters like lip smacking Hot 'n Sour Soup with Truffle Oil, a punchy Pomelo and Mandarin salad, spicy Larb Gai and fresh Crabstick and Avocado Kimchi.
19. Outlet Buddy
Outlet Buddy is just like your regular kitchen, the only difference is that it operates online making it much more convenient for their Merchants and other restaurant owners by giving them all, one single point of interaction to order food. Hence, Restaurants don't need to shop from multiple vendors for Raw material and can simply order all their dishes from one window. "We at Outlet Buddy, endeavor to make the life for Restaurant owners simpler by providing them completely cooked dishes, at the right temperature, so a dish simply should be warmed before it's stuffed or served to be savored by the client at long last." Says Loveneet Singh, founder of Outlet Buddy.
20. Crimsyn Patisserie
“Crimsyn Patisserie” was opened during the COVID lockdown in August 2020 by Chef Salonika, who is a Patisserie Diploma holder from Le Cordon Bleu, London and also has a Diploma in Pastry Arts from International Centre For Culinary Arts, Dubai. Please your sweet tooth from their vast selection of pastries, cakes, brownies and other desserts. Flourless Brownie is a must-try.
A mind boggling variety of pizzas, made from scratch with finest quality of ingredients. Pizza fans of South Delhi, you are in for a treat here! Our pick would certainly be their cheesy mozzarella pizza. Based out of Kalkaji, this Pizza place is serving up a treat you cannot resist.
22. Fat Punjabi
Fancy all things greasy, spicy and dripping with butter? You have to try Fat Punjabi's authentic North Indian fare. With a menu loaded with soul food, this cloud kitchen operating from Kalkaji has all our heart.
23. All About Chicken
Catering to diverse taste profiles of chicken lovers, All About Chicken, Noida, makes every appetite feels cherished, from those who like all things classic like Crispy Fried Chicken, flavoursome Sliders, Kabuli, and Peri-Peri Fried Tenders to those that are looking for an endorphin rush with GhostBuster Fried Chicken Sliders, Grilled Bone-in Smoky BBQ Quarters, Angara Fried Tenders and Paneer Sliders amongst many more innovative options. Enjoyed best with a generous serving of in-house special AAC Signature Fries and the highly imaginative AAC Special Slaw. All About Chicken ensures happy hearts from 11 am in the morning till 2 am in the night on all days of the week!
One can find these cloud kitchens on multiple food ordering apps besides their own websites.