The principles of Ayurveda are something that we all have known for ages. It's just that with the onset of modernization, ancient values and principles got sidelined and so did the Ayurveda. However, in the last few years, the world is trying to get closer to nature. Everyone is trying to adopt the most organic and natural ways of living in the form of their diet, activities and the whole lifestyle. It is all to ensure a healthier and more sustainable well-being.
When it comes to the ayurvedic-inspired diet, there are certain rules that are followed. Food is consumed according to our respective body types, season and mental state. The Ayurvedic diet is a type of eating plan that sets guidelines for when, how, and what you should eat based on your Dosha, or body type.
All in all, it is all about striking the perfect balance of mind, soul, body and food intake.
Ayurvedic-inspired eateries in Mumbai
In the last decade, Mumbai got closer to healthy eating. As a result, a lot of restaurants have started taking inspiration from these ancient principles. They have come up with innovative menus and healthy food options for health enthusiasts. Here we are bringing you the top eateries offering Ayurvedic food in Mumbai. Come have a look!
1. The Yoga House, Bandra West
If you are in a mood for some good and healthy brunch, then this is your place! The Yoga House is known for its healthy and organic food options. They are also known for their eco-friendly approach in absolutely everything they do, from food to packaging and furniture too.
Their ambience is just beautiful. You can sit in a balcony type setup on the mattress and dine literally on the floor. That's not it! There are these beautiful corners which are calm and very peaceful. The café gives immaculate peaceful vibes and you are going to love it!
Their menu is an exquisite collection of hearty and healthy food items. Each dish invokes the principles of Ayurveda and comes together as a wholesome sattvic meal. It follows the Ayurvedic philosophy of 'FOOD is RASA,' - the one that nourishes our senses and body. Every food item is made with the most superior-quality ingredients that provide nourishment and releases toxin from the body. The price range is a bit high but the experience is worth every penny. We recommend the signature hash brown, summer salad and their Mozzarella sandwich which are delectable.
2. Aharveda, Andheri West
Situated right next to the Andheri west station, Aharveda is a restaurant that serves one of the best vegan food in Mumbai. Their motto is to provide filling food that has nourishing and healing properties in it. They combine the principles of Ayurveda with modern vegan foods like mock meat to serve the most delicious vegan dishes.
The most loved dishes from the menu are Mushroom Stroganoff, Khao Suey, Sizzlers and pizzas. Don't forget to look at the wide selections of juices and smoothies that they serve.
Craving some good homemade Kerala food? Then this is your place. Run by the renowned chef Marina Balakrishnan, this Pop-up only runs on Fridays and you'll be lucky if your order gets placed on the first try. Chef Marina has curated the menu inspired by everything that her grandmother used to cook for her. Her dishes are based on the principle of Ayurveda and provide immunity, healing and nourishment to the body. Serving super delicious food from the Malabar region of Kerala, this place has its fans all across Mumbai and that's why their food is one of the best Kerala food in Mumbai.
Oottupura is famous for its Avial that is made with freshly grated coconut, the delicious Sambar which is an absolute culinary gem and the traditional red rice which tastes the best with their Sambar.
Also, look out for their cute and hygienic packaging which is impressive!
4. Goodness Of Dairy (G.O.D.) Café By Harrit Farms, Dadar West
Thinking about having some good healthy food in Dadar? Check out G.O.D. Café, right opposite Shivsena Bhavan. This café is known to serve some of the best-quality guilt-free food that's good for health, super delicious and also very easy on the pockets!
The environment is quirky and comfortable. With the colourful wall and small seating area, everything looks inviting and there is a sense of warmth that this café brings with itself.
The menu of this café is based on everything that you need to feel better and to make your body happy. Made with cold-pressed oils and Desi Ghee, this food is based on the principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic cooking and Sattvic eating habits. Red Chana Salad Matki Salad is some of the simple bites that you can enjoy as a mid-day snack or even as an accompaniment to your mains. Other dishes like Multigrain Paratha, Palak and Methi Thepla, Aloo Jeera are some of the mains which are amazing in terms of taste and are completely healthy and guilt-free. Nachni Sheera, Mohanthal and Milk Phirni are some of the healthy desserts. All these dishes are inspired by the Ayurveda, and at G.O.D. you'll get the best version of Satvic food!
5. Masque, Mahalaxmi
The pinnacle of modern Indian cuisine in Mumbai, Masque is one of the leading names in the farm-to-fork restaurants in Mumbai. A brainchild of chef Prateek Sadhu, this fine dining restaurant presents India's first-ever chef's choice 10-course menu. The dishes are based on the Ayurveda principle and provide holistic healing and immunity to the body that helps us fight diseases and illnesses. Every food item revolves around ingredients and the menu keeps changing depending on the season and local produce. With a farm and a network of local farmers, the brilliant team at Masque offers magnificent food which is a reflection of the beauty of locally sourced and seasonal foods.
The ambience speaks of luxury and makes it one of the most elegant and romantic spots in the city. If you are a true foodie and you believe in sustainability, then you must pay a visit to Masque to experience it.
6. Bodhi Café, Vile Parle East
A café with comfortable seating, green interiors, a laid back setup and humble vegan food, The Bodhi Café is a literal gem when it comes to the vegan and healthy food places in Mumbai. Their menu offers some of the most quirky sounding dishes that are delicious, healthy and cooked with the best hygiene measures. This café gives Satvic food a great modern twist. The food is simple and ayurvedic. Dishes are inspired by Ayurveda and are Satvik. Some of the local favourites are the Wannabe Caesar Salad, Psychotic Mushroom Burger, Pulled Yam BBQ Burger and the Thai curry bowl.