The Covid-19 pandemic has hit businesses across the world like nothing else ever has. The hospitality and restaurant sector were the first ones to suffer. It has today changed the way we go out and socialise. Simple leisure activities like dining out over the weekend poses a challenge now. After India announced a lockdown in March, restaurants across the country had to shut down till further notice. Takeaways and deliveries were hit too, especially in the states with a large number of cases.
Maharashtra, a state with a high number of Corona positive cases and a place with over lakhs of eateries, cafes and restaurants, had to change its dynamics overnight after the lockdown. But here's some good news! The state's capital Mumbai got some relief with unlock 1 when the restaurants were allowed to open for deliveries and takeaways. Here we have some of the most popular restaurants in Mumbai that are now open for deliveries and takeaways! With the safety precautions in place, these restaurants are embracing the new normal.
1. Bastian Bakery
One of the first ones to shut down due to the pandemic, Bastian's bakery resumed its delivery and takeaway services from 22nd July, 2020. Known for decadent desserts like cheesecakes, brownies and cakes that even Shilpa Shetty Kundra can't resist!
2. Le 15 Patisserie And Cafe
After having to shut down the Colaba restaurant in April, the popular patisserie chain by the celebrity baker Pooja Dhingra resumed delivery and takeaways from July 1. Missed gorging on those drool-worthy sea salt macaroons or the decadent hazelnut macaroons? Now, have them at your doorstep!
3. Kitchen Garden By Suzette
Fan of fresh, organic and loaded salads and DIY sandwiches? Kitchen Garden by the popular French creperie Suzette is your go-to place! With 4 brands of restaurants under their hat - a bakery and a Deli, Suzette is open for takeaways and deliveries.
A go-to place for the Mumbaikars (including Bollyy celebrities) for delicious Cantonese food, Yauatcha is currently not open for dine-in. But the good news is that is delivering from its Banda and Colaba kitchens! So all your cravings for crystal dumplings, crunchy stir-fry vegetables or the udon noodles can now be put to rest.
A pan-Asian supper club in the Andheri West, Yazu is known for its Japanese meal bowls like Katsu curry rice and scrumptious sushis and dimsums.
A modern Indian restaurant in Juhu, Tanatan offers a range of both north and south Indian delicacies in their delivery menu with interesting spins. Be it their Dal khichdi with schezwan twist or their Sunny side up appam served with chicken sukka, Tanatan is never going to disappoint!
7. The Bombay Canteen
One of the most popular restaurants amongst the youth that has created quite a niche of its own, The Bombay Canteen is known to use local ingredients and build them up into world-class dishes, served with a characteristic twist. With an eclectic delivery menu ready to satiate its fans, make sure to not miss on the monsoon plates!
8. Social Offline
The co-working and party hotspot spread across 28 outlets across India, there seems to be no stopping for Social Offline. Even amid the lockdown, team Social was all out and active to entertain its patrons with interesting house party concepts. It has now started to deliver some of your most favourite dishes including ghee roast mutton chicken, keema pav and butter chicken biryani!
9. Royal China
Your favourite Chinese restaurant is back to cater your taste buds with its signature kung pao chicken, truffle and edamame dumplings or fried wontons, right in the comfort and safety of your own home. You can order from its outlet at Fort.
A fan of Middle-Eastern cuisine wouldn't miss Bayroute for anything when in Mumbai! Be its Tabbouleh salad, falafel shawarma wrap or the restaurant special thick yogurt-based labneh zaatar, one can never have enough at this plush fine-dine restaurant. With its Juhu outlet open for home deliveries, you can order-in those pita breads and hummus Beiruti that you've bee craving for so long!
11. San:Qi, Four Seasons Hotel
With a special gourmet menu planned for home deliveries including most of the restaurant's specialities, Four Seasons hotel in Worli is making sure you don't miss them anymore.
A popular hotspot for all things Asian, Hakkasan at Linking road is delivering your favourite crispy tiger prawns, seabass dumplings and vegetarian chicken at your doorstep!
13. Gourmet Coach, ITC Grand Central
A fairly new offering by ITC Grand , Gourmet Coach is delivering specially curated monsoon treats that includes seasonal and regional delights from across India. Besides this, it has all things north Indian that you can possibly crave. From flavourful tikkas to kebabs to rich curries, you name it and you'll have it delivered!
A plush modern Indian fine-dine in Mahalaxmi, Masque is known for using freshest of ingredients to make stellar fusion dishes. From delish mushroom patties to pork tacos or the hand-made hakka egg noodles, each dish from Masque is irresistible! And they are making sure it reached you no matter which part of the city you are in!
15. House of Mandarin
A quaint suburban eatery in Powai with a wide range of authentic Asian food, The House of Mandarin is making sure your Asian cravings are fulfilled without compromising on hygiene and safety through their contactless delivery.
16. Smoke House Deli
Grab your favourite margheritas and a cup of heart-warming hot chocolates from this amazing fine-dine restaurant, available only in Bandra (W) currently but will be soon expanding in other cities as well.
17. Flax - Healthy Living
With a strict hygiene standards to ensure the maximum health of its workers and customers, Flax has started serving its balance of healthy and tasty with a specially curated menu that includes super bowls, signature salads, cold-pressed juices, sandwiches. and ice creams! Made with wonderful flavors and combinations, all these meals end up satisfying your taste buds and ensure you get enough nutrients.
While it might take some more time for us to venture out and eat our heart out at our favourite restaurants like before, let's just be safe and sound while enjoying some scrumptious dishes from the same.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.