Vegan Thali & A Healthy Feast: This Andheri Eatery Is Truly A Hidden Gem

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    Andheri West, Mumbai

    What Makes It Awesome

    Nestled in the tiny lanes of Andheri in close proximity to the station is a vegan paradise called Aharveda. 

    Kickstarted by Dr. Harish Shetty, the restaurant aims to reconcile healthy and nutritious food with the experience of dining out. Therefore, the entire menu is vegan but at the same time does not skip the traditional flavours. Now now, if you’re a sceptic, let us break down the menu for you. The menu offers multi-cuisine dishes. There’s soups, appetizers, healthy and freshly made juices, mains, desserts and a thali of the champions.

    We started off with the cream of mushroom soup which had all the subtle flavours except the cream was substituted with coconut cream. We moved on the Chef’s salad, a fresh concoction of musk melon seeds, watermelon, mint and everything that a salad needs to be. If you’re looking to try something exciting, we highly recommend the Mexican platter consisting of tacos made from rajgira atta (substitute for wheat). It comes with three in-house dips of salsa, guacamole and a cheesy dip made from cashew nut paste and coconut milk. To end it all, we had the Aharveda thali (INR 400), or as we like to call it, thali for the champions. This gigantic thali is served on a silver platter with 13 dishes alongside a cup of coconut milk chaas. The thali includes batata vada, salad, two vegetable dishes (potatoes and boiled beans), sama seeds rice, brown ice rotis, chana, dal, dhokla, three kinds of pickles and delicious kheer made with jaggery.

    So, We're Saying...

    We went in with scepticism and expectations of obnoxiously healthy food which would cost us a bomb. However, the dishes on the menu, though are super healthy, did not lack the flavour at all. To top it all, everything on the menu is really affordable (a meal for two would cost INR 400 to INR 500). It’s a great place to take your vegetarian friends, or just go here to take a break from your meat-eating sessions.

    Their timings are from 11 AM to 3:30 PM and from 6 PM to 8 PM. So, plan your day accordingly. 

      Andheri West, Mumbai