As more and more people are learning of the bad effects of pesticides and fertilizers and how carcinogenic they are, people are trying to move away from harmful farm produce and move towards organic produce-vegetables, fruits, grains, lentils and pulses.
Realising this and moving with the trend towards healthy eating, restaurants are also started using organic produce in their dishes to give their customers added reason to also visit these restaurants where the quality of raw material has been kept at the centre of the food they serve.
We present to you five restaurants which are using organic produce predominantly though most have not been able to achieve total organic status due to unavailability of organic produce in some specific vegetables and fruits.
List of restaurants using organic produce in Ahmedabad
This is salad and soup place which uses organic fruits and vegetables to make their salads, soups, vegetables and also fruit salads and juices, in short, it is a place where one can find healthy food. It is open from 6 am to 11 pm so you can actually start your day with a healthy breakfast here. It is a vegetarian place located in Thaltej area. Here almost 90 per cent of the fruits and vegetables are organic.
Price for two: Rs 500
This is a heritage hotel property. Fresh Roast serves vegetarian food which grows its own produce and also procures its vegetables and fruits from organic farmers. It is open from 11 am to 11:00 pm and is located in the Paldi area. It serves North Indian, South Indian and Italian cuisines. The emphasis here is on fresh produce which is locally procured as far as possible. It is a vegetarian restaurant.
Price for two: Rs 800
This is a place for healthy food, so the name Spa stands for the internal spa that a person gets due to the healthy food intake. This place uses organic fruits and vegetables procured from farmers in Ahmedabad, Surat and Mumbai and it will become fully organic in a few days. Currently, it uses 70-80 per cent of organic produce in their dishes. This place is located on Sindhu Bhavan Road and is a vegetarian place. It is open from 11 am to 11 pm
Price for two: Rs 800
As the name suggests, this restaurant serves authentic Punjabi cuisine and most of its vegetables and grains are organic. The restaurant has a tie-up with organic farmers collective and they procure as much organic produce as they can but they are sometimes not able to get all organic produce, so they inform the owner. Punjabiyat is located off Sindhu Bhavan Road and it is open for lunch and dinner. This is a vegetarian place.
Price for two: Rs 1200
This is a place where one can get a meal in a bowl. It is a place for a quick bite, a healthy snack or even a lunch. There are two outlets of Lollo Rosso in Vastrapur and Bodakdev. It serves Mexican, Mediterranean, Greek, Korean and Thai food and the concept is to serve a meal in a bowl. It is a vegetarian place and it is open for lunch and dinner. They try to procure mostly organic vegetables though not all their vegetables, grains and produce is organic.
Price for two: Rs 700
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.