Sunday 10 December 2017

Vegetarian Vegan Healthy + Delicious Feast | Healthylicious R City Mumbai | Food Review | Food Photography

It is so heartening to see health taking center-stage nowadays. In past year, we have to been quite a few salad-soups-sandwiches/healthy restaurants and Healthylicious is a lovely new entrant that aims to develop into a chain for healthy food, (much like McD or KFC is for unhealthy ones) and looking at the quality of their food, they surely will :)

First things first, Healthylicious brings HEALTHY + DELICIOUS food,Prepared fresh everyday without using artificial flavors,preservatives or additives,
Prepared with ingredients such as Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Wraps, Multi-Grain Sandwiches,
Served in 100% eco-friendly containers, made of palm leaves, giving back to nature,
Taking care of different concerns like Energy, Heart Healthy, Immunity, Diabetes Friendly, Jain & Vegan!

No, this is not diet food. It is perfectly suited for Indian palate, and they are expanding into subscription service so we all have a chance to add to our health quotient right in our homes/ office.

We tried something from every category, soups, salads, sandwich, wrap, rice, beverages and desserts and would recommend literally everything here. Food that is fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich, pocket friendly, not bland but with appropriate levels of dressings and spices, honestly this is going to be my go-to place whenever I am in R City next-

Started with round of Soups-both TOMATO BASIL and GOLDEN PEARL are must-have. None of that 'processed' 'packet' flavor, real tomato shining in former while dense mix of corn, bell peppers, parsely and macaroni pasta in latter made it as soothing as grandma's love,

Next up Salads-I loved CHILLING EFFECT with Cucumber, Iceberg lettuce, Bell peppers, Celery and Parsley with mild citrusy dressing while my sister loved Protein-rich HEALTHY SABZI with Broccoli, Paneer, Bell peppers, Tomato, Onions in sweet chilly dressing, a little oriental punch there, mildly sweet and mildly spicy :)

For those like my parents who love the chaat effect yet want it in healthy salad way, go for SPIRIT OF SPROUTS with Sprouted Moong, Chana and Corn, this is especially reminiscent of the chana chaat we have in monsoon or winter evenings, very chatpata! While sweet lovers like me must go for ENERGIZER with Apples & Pears in Lemon Honey Dressing, an unforgettable punch being provided by Betel leaves (the famed kolkata paan)! It is like having a paan mocktail with apple & pears :)

And for those who love something wholesome like Falafel, go for THAT'S COOL with crispy Nacho chips with cool Avocado dip with onions and coriander :) My MUST-HAVE every single time I am here,


While the salads here are quite filling, for those who want something heavier perhaps, go ahead to Wraps, Sandwiches and Rice! ORIENTAL WRAP is loaded with shredded cabbage, beats, beans, peppers in sweet-spicy mild dressing and TASTY TOFU SANDWICH with extremely soft bread & mash of tofu, peppers, onions, one of the best sandwiches ever!

For heavy eaters who do not want to have heartburn later, have anti-oxidant rich Brown Rice in RICE OF STEEL or ITALIAN HERBED RICE, both fantastic and loaded with spinach, paneer, corn, bell peppers etc. I have had brown rice at couple of places and this is one of the rare ones where it didn't taste like cattle feed, honestly! Even brown rice can be delicious and filling, go ahead and indulge.

We all know Cold Pressed juices are all the rage health-wise now, since they preserve all the nutrition of veggies/fruits, here we get a plethora of such juices, with targeted benefits such as hair growth, immunity, liver cleansing, glowing skin etc. We tried ENERGIZER and SLIM N TRIM and it was as expected, loaded with health benefits.

And for DESSERT, they have this unbelievably good POPSICLE. I never have popsicles because the 2-3 times I have had them, they felt too icy, but this one was BAE :D Fruits such as pineapple and papaya, made into a popsicle of simple lemonade, YES PLEASE :)

Keeping thing simple, nothing at Healthylicious is top-notch masterchef level gourmet or molecular gastronomy or any such glitz and glamour. It is simple, earthy food, made with locally sourced ingredients, prepared in a way to preserve maximum nutrients, leading to healthy lifestyle without losing out on taste. Yes, for our palates addicted to burgers, pastas, pizzas, loads of cheese, preservatives, sugars, salts, it would feel mild at first because this is basic food done very right.

I know I am guilty of gluttony too, but since we all know about the lifestyle diseases on the rise right now, it is important to nourish our bodies regularly. So please do not go here with pre-conceived notions of 'health food is bland' or 'it is diet food, I won't like it' and enjoy the healthy + delicious offerings. I wish this kiosk right opposite R City Mall food court all the best and would be a regular here with my family :)

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