Peeps, if you thought vegan food is bland, think again! But do so after visiting Smart Alec - Alternative Deli, in Jubilee Hills, for we're sure your taste buds are gonna be in love.
Mock Meat To Sweet Potato Ice Cream, This Vegan Deli Is Goals
What Makes It Awesome
A part of a massive villa turned into a cafe, Smart Alec has the vibe of a vacation home with pets and open-air seating. Since it is nestled in a serene locality of Jubilee Hills, it is also extremely peaceful with a natural beauty that's perfect for monsoons. Walking in on one such rainy day, we were in for some delectable food and puppy love. Making ourselves at home in the cosy ambience, we decided to get Baked Jacket Potatoes stuffed with broccoli and cream cheese, and the Let's Mezze platter which comes with hummus, falafel, pickled veggies and crispy lavash. The baked potatoes were soft with the ingredients complimenting perfectly well, and the platter was a fine assortment. We followed it up with their chocolate ice-cream (which has no cream, mind you) made from sweet potatoes and we're still gushing about how absolutely delicious it was. You have to taste it, but even then, you'd find it hard to believe that it has no sugar or cream.
Carnivores, the mock meat here has every bit of the texture (and taste) of meat that you love. Here's where you can Indulge in an eco-friendly, cruelty-free diet once in a while (if not for good). So, take everyone from your friends to grandma and relish healthy food without compromising on the taste. We were also mighty pleased by the fact that this cafe doesn't make use of paper. Oh, and the in-house doggos (Shiro, Pigley, and Koko) are such cuties to hang around.
What Could Be Better
Although the platter tasted great, the portion was too small.
There's parking space available in the premises, so no worries about taking a big group!