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.