For Those Long Lingering Lunches: Pumpkin Tales

Here we are in December, the time for letting routines relax a bit to make room for merry making. The combination of gorgeous weather, relatives and friends visiting from all over the world, and the end of the year looming over us results in lots of get togethers and going out for meals. Would you say that you learn about hot new eateries mainly though word of mouth? I certainly would, and that’s one aspect I always return to when I explain why I enjoy living here—you’ll learn a lot more through the advice of your friends rather than a Google search. So as your friend, let me tell you about five excellent standalone restaurants that are perfect for those long lingering lunches and decadent dinners that this season is all about!

Text: PRIYANKA ACHARYA

Pumpkin Tales

Pumpkin Tales serves dishes from various regions, substituting healthier ingredients wherever possible. What sets this restaurant apart is that it is run entirely by women, from the owner to the cooks to the servers. Don’t you love a business with a feel-good backstory? Clearly, Pumpkin Tales cares about empowering women as well as promoting healthy eating. My friends and I love meeting here for breakfast, where we share kaya toast and eggs Benedict. And the next time a craving for Mexican hits, remember that Pumpkin Tales has Taco Tuesday, with gluten free tortillas! Finally, keep in mind that they have a party hall, making it a great choice for hosting a ladies lunch with tons of options for all your health-conscious friends.

Pumpkin Tales: 37/20, Bheemanna Garden St, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018.

Call: 044 2499 5510

Meal for two: Rs 1,500