Ten-Second Takeaway

Earth Kitchen, a quaint weekend farm and bistro in Hesaraghatta lets you take a break from the city and experience rustic life, along with a spread of homemade Mediterranean dishes.

A Fresh Start

When Arati Venkat quit her job in 2010 as a corporate lawyer to move to the outskirts of the city along with her husband, Naved, she was in search of a simpler life. And, perhaps, one that would let her pursue her dream of growing her own fruits and vegetables. Starting off by planting trees on their family property in Hesaraghatta, Arati took slow, steady steps towards creating an organic eco-system. And, thanks to her efforts, that’s exactly what you will get to see at Earth Kitchen. Spread across six acres, the place is a farm, with over 2,000 trees, a pond for water harvesting, and plenty of vegetables and fruits grown in separate areas. And, a bistro which offers a set menu {that keeps changing every week or two} of Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes made by Arati herself, using fresh, chemical-free produce.

Off To The Farm

Described as a weekend farm and bistro, the place is ideal for when you want to get away from the buzz of the city and experience the rustic farm life. Arati advises you to keep aside an entire afternoon and evening to completely enjoy your time here {advance booking is required}. Oh, and while they don’t serve alcohol, you’re free to take along drinks. Once you’re welcomed by the couple, you get to look around the property. Arati will happily show you around the farm, and even share tips if you’re hoping to try your hand at organic farming. Kids can splash about in the organic pool, which is used to harvest rainwater {parent supervision is advised}.

Happy Eating

Inspired by the simple flavours and fresh ingredients used in Mediterranean cuisine, the menu here includes dishes from North African, South European and East Mediterranean cuisine {lunch and dinner are provided}. So, from dishes like Calamari with Chives dip to Tajines {and pizzas!}, you’re in for a filling meal. All made with fresh produce, too! When you’re done lazing around, there’s archery, board games and darts to keep you busy. Or, just settle in with a drink or a book. Oh, and don’t forget to check out their vegetable garden and fruit orchard. Arati will be happy to send you off with some fresh produce on your way back.

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You also get to gather herbs and plant cuttings for your own garden at home! And, do keep an eye out for their workshops and events.

Where: Grassroots, Behind Taj Kuteeram, Nrityagram Road, Hesaraghatta

Price: INR 1,250 per adult, INR 750 per child {5-12 years}

Contact: +91 9902874424

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-10pm

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For more details and reservation, check out their website here.