10 Places Where Eating Healthy Is Easy | MF Guide

By Disha Hanspal August 31, 2016
Protein Overdose. Image: Homegrown

There are many places where we can go out to eat, but that choice immediately narrows down when we want that meal to be healthy. Menus lined with carbs in the form of sandwiches, pasta, and pizza tease us and next to fried appetisers and indulgent desserts dripping with chocolate.

Some places, however, find a good balance. On a visit to any of these, you can order from a comfortable blend of taste and health. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?!

Visit any of these restaurants that serve healthy food without compromising on taste:

Gostana, Khar
This cozy, musical cafe is situated just off Linking Road. The café made a name for itself serving healthy burgers, a novelty even today. Their wide variety of treats ranges from Salads to Smoothies. We’re also a fan of the vibe here, with eclectic music playing at any time of the day. There’s Sangria if you ask nicely, and everybody loves to bring their pets here.
Quick tip: Order the Gostana Chicken Burger – a juicy chicken breast with an extra-special marinade.

Organic Honey & Haldi Doodh, The Pantry. Image: Instagram.com/ThePantryMumbai

The Pantry, Fort
The Pantry is a vibrant café known for its delicious and healthy food. They focus on drinks as much as on food, as you can see in their Vitamin Boosts, Dates & Banana Soy Shake, non-bitter Cold Brewed Coffee and the warm and comforting Organic Honey, Haldi Doodh!
What we love the most at The Pantry though is the Nutrition Boost Salad! Also, do not miss their Flourless Chocolate Cake and their Fresh Fruit Baked Yogurt- it’ll be a complete treat to your sweet tooth without any guilt.
Quick tip: Get the Date, Banana and Soy Smoothie, or the Salted Caramel Shake with Almond Milk.

Bombay Salad Co, Bandra
The name says it all! Bombay Salad Co is a salad hub in good ol’ Bandra. Pick from a menu of different Salads, or make your own salad when you’re feeling creative. Oil free dressings are an option here, so you can eat guilt-free.
Apart from Salads, they also serve Sandwiches & Wraps, Smoothies, Juices, Soups and Healthy Desserts! Our personal favourites are The Mexican Salad and The Oat-Chia Pudding.
Quick tip: There smaller salad bowl is more filling than you think it might be.

A Stuffed Omelette Breakfast at Kala Ghoda Cafe. Image: Instagram.com/FoodAndDestinations

Kala Ghoda Caf
é, Fort
This one isn’t your typical healthy cafe. Their compact menu has wholesome Breakfasts, Salads and Soups. You can enjoy eggs prepared in various ways, Oat Porridge or even a Yogurt and Muesli Breakfast.
Kala Ghoda Cafe’s excellent Dark Chocolate Waffles, made out of whole wheat and served with Granola. Try and get the couch upstairs to enjoy them!
Quick tip: The salads here are exceptional.

The hearty Real Greek Salad at Yoga House. Image: Instagram.com/daradubinet

The Yoga House, Carter Road
A yoga and Ayurveda themed cafe situated on Carter Road that serves food made of natural ingredients. This place has a serene, calm vibe and even better food. There’s novelty in the ‘I Am Sipping’ dessert, a cup of homely Masala Chai with three homemade ladoos.
The place has a Vegan friendly menu as well, and we absolutely love the Almond Milk Smoothie with Banana and Cinnamon!
Quick tip: Signature Hash Browns and Carrot Cake. You’re welcome.

’s, Andheri, Juhu, & Malad
This is a small chain of vegetarian fast food cafes known for a healthy menu. All their food ingredients are organic and they have an amazing selection of salads and other healthy choices. We dig the Exotic Salad. They also have Power Puffed Meals as part of their menu, with dishes like the Hummus Platter.
Their Healthizzas are a healthy twist on pizzas, with a cracker base under low-fat cheese with your choice of toppings, They also add flax, sunflower, and sesame seeds. From their wide range of fresh juices, we love the Fat Burner (obviously), made from Dudhi, Pineapple, Tomato, Ginger, and Mint!
Quick tip: Pishu’s has the calorie count for all items written down, so you can stop worrying about your calorie intake!

Hummus with Grilled Veggies at Mirabella. Image: Zomato

Mirabella, Andheri
We’re extremely happy to report that Andheri has a place where the food and ambience are equally fresh and energetic! The food served here is simple with a modern twist. They have a Signature Healthy menu as well. Our absolute favourite here is the Hummus with Grilled Veggies- a simple dish with smoky, bold pops of flavour and texture in the form of charcoal grilled vegetables- what’s not to love in it?!
Quick tip: Try their Vegan Bruschetta. It’s a healthy and yummy twist on the classic Bruschetta!

Ministry of Salads, 
Breach Candy
A quaint little place that serves quick bites with a healthy twist is just what Breach Candy needed. They have a range of freshly promising and innovative salads, sandwiches and wraps!
Their Thai Crunch Salad is a universally-loved item on the menu. The Watermelon and Feta Salad is so fresh and delicious- that you’re going to forget about all the heat in the city!
Quick tip: They put new specials on the menu every week.

Dark Chocolate Berry Cupcake, Fitness Bakery. Image: Zomato

Fitness Bakery, Carter Road
Fitness Bakery is a delivery-only dessert parlour on Carter road that takes our favourite tasty sweets and reinterprets them in a healthy way. Their desserts are gluten-free and sugar-free and high protein. Don’t worry, they’re also delicious.
Quick tip: Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Berries or Sweet Potato Brownies or Yogurt Cheesecake are our favs.


Flourless Chocolate Cake at Cafe Zoe. Image: Instagram.com/instafoodie

Cafe Zoe, Lower Parel
Easily one of the city’s finest sunlit all-day spaces, Café Zoe effortlessly includes healthy food as a part of their concise menu. Get the Black Grape and Blueberry Smoothie and the Smoked Salmon Salad. Also, their Tomato and Fennel soup for when you crave the perfect subtle soul food!
Quick tip: Sunday morning breakfasts here are a treat for their solitude. Get Iced Coffee too.

So the next time you don’t feel like cooking or don’t have access to healthy home food, you know where to go to. Keep your calorie count in check without your taste buds knowing.

What are your favourite healthy places for a meal out? Tell us what you order in the comments!