Run by nutritionist Priya Ratnakumar, The Lean Bean has made quite a name for itself. Started to help people enjoy their journey towards fitness by offering nutritious but also tasty munchies along the way, this Chennai-based, online snacking label has won many hearts. Made without any preservatives and refined sugar, the snacking options here include gluten-free and dairy-free energy bites, cakes, nut butters and much more.
The Lean Bean's granola, in particular, is a total hit among the customers. Freshly-packed, gluten-free bites, these can make for a perfect pre-workout meal. You can also mix them with it with their artisanal Greek yoghurt that comes in flavours like banana, spiced vanilla, mango and strawberry for a creamy indulgence. Prices for these start from about INR 60. Their breakfast range also includes thick and rich almond and peanut butter.
If you're more of a protein shake person, The Lean Bean has some ambrosial options like Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. You can also order candied nuts that include honey roasted almonds, pecans and walnuts. But our favourite is their dessert menu which includes an absolutely decadent Flourless Chickpea Brownie. Priced at about INR 350 for 4 pieces, this one is sure to send you into a food coma. The best part - it's also eggless. They also offer banana bread, almond brookies, blondies and cupcakes. They even have an Alcove cake that is made with only almonds, olive oil and cocoa and we can't wait to try it!
Pro-Tip: Be sure to place your orders in advance and opt for cashless, contact-free delivery.