Adopting sustainable habits is the need of the hour. As the awareness towards sustainable lifestyle is increasing, most of the "woke" citizens of Mumbai are happily moving towards sustainability.
Talking about restaurants, the farm-to-table wave started from the restaurants of California and in the recent few years, this principle is adopted by some of the Mumbai restaurants. All thanks to the chefs who appreciate local produce and are glorifying the beauty of locally produced ingredients. Here we are listing down such iconic farm-to-table restaurants of Mumbai that are redefining sustainability through their interesting food!
1. 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. 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.
2. The Table, Colaba
This is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the country. The Table is well-known for its exquisitely designed interiors and the food which speaks of quality and precision. Based on the farm-to-table concept, this restaurant is reputed for using local and organic produce with seasonal ingredients. The highly skilled chefs cook every ingredient with utmost precision making sure that we get to taste each ingredient in the resulting dish.
Talking about the ambience, it is a perfect mix of architecture marvel, luxury and a little hint of quirkiness. The super delicious food, ambience and beverage selections make this place a perfect spot for a good wine dinner.
Our favourite dishes from the menu include Asparagus Risotto, Avocado Toast, Crab cakes, Stracciatella toast and Fish Tacos.
3. Candy & Green, Breach Candy
If beautiful and aesthetically appealing interiors with mouthwatering and humble food are your perfect idea for a meal, then this is for you. Candy & Green at Breach Candy is a place that serves some of the best plant-based food in Mumbai. With a beautiful rooftop garden, the ambience of this place has a perfect blend of greenery and sophistication with handcrafted farm-to-table delicacies. They even have a rooftop farm!
The most adored dishes from the menu are Panzanella Omelette, Meatballs and Turkish Vegan Kebab Wraps.
4. Birdsong Café, Hill Road Bandra West
With a farm-to-fork principle, Birdsong Café on the busiest Hill Road serves one of the best vegan food in Mumbai. Interiors give a sense of warmth and the staff are welcoming and very friendly. If you love cosy places with good vegan food, then this is your place!
The place has dark brick walls and yellow lights. The hanging bulbs give a very rustic and aesthetic feel to the place making it a perfect place for an evening coffee and lunch with friends.
Birdsong café is known for using organic and non-refined ingredients in their food that makes this place special. The bestselling items on the menu are Buckwheat Crepes, gluten-free Pizza, Quinoa Upma and the Quinoa Burger.
5. The Pantry, multiple outlets
This one is a beautiful café that is completely based on sustainability. From the packaging to the cutlery, straws and everything else is made of eco-friendly substances. Their food is based on local produce and they make sure there is minimal wastage.
The ambience is very cosy and cute. White furniture, French windows and white walls make it look very rustic yet romantic. This quaint little place is just perfect for someone who loves everything aesthetic and dainty.
The food at The Pantry is worth a try. We recommend their Naga Chilli Omelet Croissant, Keto Benedict and Lamb Kheema.
6. The Yoga House, Carter Road, Bandra West
If you are in a mood for some good brunch with an ambience where you can laze around with your best buddies, then this is your place! The Yoga House is known for its healthy food options and 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. Every food item is made with the most superior-quality ingredients. 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.
7. The Village Shop, Pali Hill, Bandra West
Another big name in the sustainable restaurants in Mumbai is The Village Café. This place is known for its simplicity and elegance. This restaurant offers a very cosy and quiet ambience with an eco-friendly approach, healthy food items and very minimalistic decor. From the furniture to artefacts, everything is in dull tones giving the place a very aesthetic and calming feel.
As the name indicates, the ingredients used in the food of this café are organic and unprocessed. They use seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Everything is fresh and healthy and you will love it. We recommend the Chocolate Tart, Tofu Scramble, and the most delicious Avocado Toast.
8. Yogisattva, Khar
If good-quality healthy food and vibrant yet subtle interiors are your thing, then head over to Yogisattva at Khar. With simple décor and simple food, this place speaks of humbleness and the vibes are cosy and lovely. The staff members at Yogisattva are very courteous and friendly.
The menu revolves around healthy and vegan food. The best dishes on the menu include Buckwheat Flat Bread with Tofu Scramble aka. Scramble star, Berry Chia Pudding aka. Berry Betty and Vegan Mezze platter aka. Don't Mezze With Me.