4 Reviews / 5 Ratings
One Place For The Vegan!
Enter this place and you will be welcomed by the aroma of the dips, available in seven flavours. I went there with my friends and loved the Herbed Boursin Cheese Dip.
We kicked off our meal with the Special Cold Starters Platter which includes three dips served with bread and vegetable crudités and pita chips. My friends who prefer their food warm, went for a Special Hot Starters Platter. One thing that definitely caught our attention was the fact that one could make the burgers, sandwiches or pizzas gluten-free at a minimal cost of Rs 60/Rs 80. In the mains, we tried the Aioli Aioli Wholewheat Pasta and the Pineapple Tofu Tikka Pizza (Rs 240 for 9 inches). Totally worth it guys! A must visit place!!
An oasis in the midst of madness!
The subject line quite echoes the 1st impression this place created when I entered it, more out of curiosity than with any intention of dining!
There I was one bright Sunday afternoon, walking home after a strenuous workout and even strenuous shopping session wondering what I could possibly have for lunch that wouldn't pile on the calories???
Just as I crossed the Indian oil bunk I turned behind and noticed this nondescript brown signage that said 'Carrots'- Vegan healthy restaurant and store. Interested enough to turn about and trace my steps, I soon found myself at the entrance of this very nicely lit aurovillian kind of café playing mellifluous, soothing world music. Surprisingly spacious, the furniture is all bamboo/cane and the counters have a very earthy feel to it. There is a rack that sells organic produce from different suppliers and a scattering of paintings rest for sale on sofas, walls, shelves around the place. They had a nice black board up front that announced the days specials. All the food is simple, organic and vegan and the selection is limited but at the same time varied enough- each and every item is unique. I ordered a Carrot special plate and stretched out on my sofa with a book- that was the amazing thing.. this isnt the kind of place you need to dress up to go to, where you have to mind your ps and qs! You dont need to put in that kind of effort.. you can just unwind, let go and be You! Im not going to spoil it for you by getting into lengthy descriptions of the food but I will tell you this- Its Food with a soul, the ingredients will talk to you, the freshness and flavours will burst on your palette, the experience will energise you!
The place is owned by a German- Kannadiga duo, who seem a lil shy but ask them the right questions and you are bound to get some nuggets of information.
So people.. Never judge CARROTS by its signboard! Push yourself to cross the entrance doors and into this oasis, you wont be disappointed!