Mindful eating is the norm of the day. With an increasing number of health food restaurants popping up in recent times, most restaurants in Chennai are now serving a health food section other than their normal menu to cope with the changing trend. And that doesn’t mean just salads and cold-pressed juices today, it is everything from South Indian meals replaced with Millets and Quinoa Pasta and Zucchini Noodles!
Here are our top five picks for you to improve your lifestyle and enjoy good food while in Chennai:
Sante Spa Cuisine, Nungambakkam
Sante Spa’s food is global with local ingredients, prepared for the Indian soul with loads of nutrition. Started in Pune about five years ago, and pretty new to Chennai, this restaurant is all about serving healthy food and being environment friendly. The warm interiors are calming to the soul and their menu is mouth-watering. Their extensive menu covers the regular food along with vegan and gluten free options. Try their Sweet Potato Tikki Chat, Chilled Watermelon Soup, Falafel Shawarma Burger and Baked Yoghurt. With too many options in the menu, this place will have you going back many times.
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Even before the food can calm down the churning stomach, the peace and tranquillity of the place gets you ready to experience of rich cultural food of our ancestors. This restaurant is all about South Indian food inspired by yester years’ cereals and pulses. Must-try are the Mahamudra wheat thali, made completely with millets, the food is rich in nutrition and satisfied the taste buds, BisebeleBath, Black rice kheer. The restaurant also serves Dosas and snacks.
Prems Graama Bhojanam, Adyar
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A quaint place in Adyar, a favourite among foodies in Chennai to eat yummy healthy food – Prems Graama Bhojanam serves all items made only from millets. Light on the stomach and pockets, their food is fresh and brings back memories of our grandmother’s recipes. Their menu is limited to a few dishes, however each one stands out in its own way. Must visit, if you haven’t already.
Pretty new on the block, Fabcafe is owned and operated by the retail outlet FabIndia. They serve soul food and have various options, right from breakfast smoothies to all day dining. Their green smoothie bowl and power bowl are power packed, while their Mutton Galouti is said to be out of the world. Aesthetically pleasing with fresh view, we suggest you take a book along, order your food and enjoy the view at this beautiful cafe.
The Wild Garden Cafe, Amethyst – Royapettah
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A legendary place in Chennai city for those who always preferred the calm and solitude. Its a beautiful garden with loads of unique freshly prepared dishes on the menu and mouth-watering international bakery that sells from everything from Panna Cotta, Creme Brulee, Panvala, you name it. But what really strikes here on the menu are the health-conscious options protein loaded lunch menu, for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The Sweet potato Omelette, Cauliflower Stake, Tofu Scramble, Grilled Chicken in mushroom sauce, the quiche of the day, and a lot more. This place is a much needed hide out right in the middle of the city, transforms you to another place in an instant, of course, with great food for your soul.
So all you health foodies in the city today, you do not need to stick to home cooked food or prepare your meals in advance to be safe. There are so many options coming in Chennai with every passing day, bringing organic chemical free diet friendly food at your disposal in really beautiful and serene cafe and restaurants. Keep a watch out for more to come!