Named after the Italian youth subculture that sprung from a sandwich shop, Paninaro sells slim sandwiches, paninis and baguettes that are baked in-house and served over locally sourced vegetables.
2. Fellas Café
Shop No 5, Bhavya Plaza, 5th Road,, Next To Kotak Mahindra Bank,Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
One of the few eateries to offer a membership plan for food, Fellas Café continues to buck the trend by offering “power” shots – shot glasses containing aloe vera, bittergourd, spirulina and wheatgrass. Meals also come with individual calorie counts for those watching their intake.
3. Bombay Salad Co.
340, Near Mini Punjab Hotel, 16th Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Mumbai’s very own superfood salad bar uses ingredients like kale, broccoli, quinoa and beetroot to ensure that its extensive menu is as nutrient-dense as possible. Give their smoothies and freshly made juices a shot as well!
4. Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar
Shop 2, Solace, 33rd Road, Near Eye Max, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Hailed as Mumbai’s gluten-free mecca, the local avocados and free-range eggs are just some of the things that are carefully sourced. Raw cacao from Peru, dark chocolate form Mexico, saffron from Kashmir and brown rice from the Himalayas form the norm in this charming café. No need to feel guilty in indulging in dessert either – it’s sugar-free!
5. The Birdsong Organic Café
Shop 1-5, Waroda Road, Behind American Express Bakery, Near Jude Bakery, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
The interior of this café is reminiscent of a hipster joint in Brooklyn, New York, thanks to its exposed brick walls and minimalist theme. The food is no slouch either! There are options for vegans and coeliacs, making this the perfect place for gatherings of people with different nutritional requirements.
6. 212 All Good
Ground Floor, Grand Galleria, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai 400013
This all-day café and bar has taken on the responsibility of creating food that’s good for your gut as well as your tongue; the only thing that isn’t made in-house is the alcohol! With dishes like Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Goji Berry Chicken Curry and Grilled Himalayan Trout, what more can the exotic eater ask for?
7. The Village Shop
53, Serpis Villa, Chimbai Road, Near St. Andrews Church, Hill Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Offering a large selection of vegan dishes that are also gluten-free, The Village Shop has earned a reputation for serving “diet” food that taste like anything but! A GQ India favourite, they’re also famous for their delicious cakes and brownies. Just be careful not to go overboard with them!