On A Strict Diet? Here's A Guide On Where To Eat Healthy & Yum Food In Pune

Divya posted on 08 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

Everyone’s definition of eating ‘healthy’ is different, but if you have special dietary requirements, then eating out can be really difficult. We’ve rounded up a handful of places that offer a variety of diet friendly options, without compromising on taste.

The Vigour Kart

Started in March 2016 out of her home kitchen by Fedora Fernandes, The Vigour Kart specialises in delicious diet-friendly food. A delivery-only service, they started out with only chia puddings {INR 250 onwards} and smoothies, but have now expanded their menu to include almond spreads, salads {veg INR 220, non-veg INR 250}, quinoa salads {veg INR 250, non veg INR 280}ice creams {tub of 300ml starting at INR 200}, juices {starting at INR 100}, almond spreads {150ml for INR 200} and bliss balls {box of 8 for INR 250}. The focus is on vegan, sugar-free, dairy-free meals using fresh veggies, dried fruits and nuts, and superfoods like chia seeds and quinoa. Subscription plans are available for salads, breakfast bowls, and a combination of both. If you’d rather order individual items, you can place the order a day beforehand and they will deliver it to you at the time of your choice. We’ve tried it and loved it; it’s a hassle-free way of eating healthy for breakfast and lunch.

Delivery Services

Livstonia 3, Palm Groves, B.T. Kawade Road, Ghorpadi, Pune

One O Eight

Koregaon Park’s resident hipster cafe, One O Eight is famous for their vegan/vegetarian fare. The menu features both Continental, Italian, and Indian dishes. Everything is either made in-house, or sourced from local organic producers. Though the menu is primarily vegetarian, the portion sizes are quite generous and filling. Items on the menu are marked gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan accordingly, though there are items made with dairy, gluten, and egg available too. Their desserts and baked goods feature fresh seasonal fruit, coconut, raw chocolate, nuts and grains, ragi, and wholewheat flour, and are some of the nicer healthy desserts we’ve tried. Check their blackboard for daily specials!

Cafes

Business Square, Level 1, Lane 5, Koregaon Park, Pune

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The Sweet Spot

Anyone who’s ever tried to diet knows that sweets are a big no-no, but there are exceptions to every rule. The Sweet Spot by Samiya Ahmed, a Pastry Chef grad from Le Cordon Bleu London, has been successfully growing her baking business in Pune for the past three years. Though her specialty is French pastry, she also makes Keto cookies {with almond flour, stevia, coconut, and sugarfree chocolate chips, INR. 40}, granola bars {INR. 95}, muffins {Rs. 70}, banana chocolate chip bread {INR 350} and a sugarfree date cake {INR 900} that can help satiate those cravings while you toe the line. All these are made gluten free, with almond flour. She uses dates, honey, and banana, until asked otherwise. Orders can be made up to a day in advance, and delivery possible at no extra charge to select locations {min order INR 500}. Custom orders for protein cookies and gluten-free cakes can be taken on request.

Salad Grills

Salad Grills is a delivery-only salad specialist, focused on spreading ‘salad culture’ across India. Their veg and non-veg salads {INR 165 and INR 175 onwards respectfully} are served with a side of bread sticks and butter, and their menu also features salad paninis {INR 190 onwards}, salad wraps, soups, fruit salads {all INR 95 onwards}, smoothies {INR 100 onwards}. Protein, carbs, veggies, fruit, seeds and nuts, are just some of what goes into their tossed salad. From their home-made salad dressings to grilled chicken {they don’t fry anything}, everything is made with the freshest ingredients possible. They offer a 50% discount on Fridays and Saturdays {T&Cs apply}, as well as weekly and monthly subscription plans. For the calorie-conscious, we think this sounds like a great way to eat healthy!

Delivery Services

Princeton Town Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

3.6
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Sante Spa Cuisine

Nestled away in a beautiful compound in Koregaon Park, Sante Spa Cuisine was started by Sonal Barmecha in collaboration with Chef Shailendra Kekade. The idea was to create a menu of ‘honestly healthy food’, using the freshest available produce. Their menu is quite exhaustive, featuring handcrafted baked goods, breakfast dishes, appetizers and mains, healthy pizza {using a stone-grilled base of ragi and wheat}, desserts, drinks, and everything in between. The food is wholesome and nourishing – with plenty of allergy-friendly and Jain options as well.

Casual Dining

Sunderban Resorts, Next To Osho International, Lane 1, Koregaon Park, Pune

4.4
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The Organic Cookhouse

The Organic Cookhouse focuses on fit meals and drinks – the latter being detox, weight loss, diabetic and cholesterol juices. Breakfast items and salads also feature. Light on your wallet and light on the calories, their menu also offers a calorie count column, so you know what you’re eating. Take-away and home-delivery are the only options, as dine-in is not available. If you’re a gym rat, their meals are exactly what you should be eating.
Delivery Services

Flat 6, Timmanna Nivas, Manjalkar Chowk, Next To Ajintha Building, Model Colony, Pune

4.8
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The Real Green Cafe

Strictly vegan, The Real Green Cafe sits over a Subway outlet in Lane 6, Koregaon Park. No meat, no egg, no dairy – everything on the menu is plant-powered! They use whole-wheat bread for all their sandwiches, whole-wheat rotis/flatbreads for their wraps, whole-wheat pasta, mock meat, soya and almond milk, and wholewheat/gluten free pizza bases with dairy-free cheese. You get the picture – it’s green all the way. Everything is made in-house, from scratch, using locally sourced/organic ingredients. They like to work with and support local farmers, and can source organic fruit on order {seasonally}. Keep an eye out for their vegan food workshops, which they post about quite frequently on their Facebook page.

Bakeries

The Hub, Shop 17, Lane 6, 1st Floor, Above Subway, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune

4.5
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