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BY NAMITA GUPTA
Vegan or vegetarian isn’t just a fad, but a way of life. And those who live by this philosophy, will know exactly how the food served at this vegetarian restaurant in Indiranagar, is not only healthy, but also delicious. It is food that is not only good for your body, but also for your soul.
Food: Santé Spa Cuisine conveys the message of eating wholesome food and apart from its extensive array of vegetarian dishes that also provides options of Jain, vegan, gluten-free, keto and alkaline dishes, it procures the freshest ingredients, greens, and microgreens from the best farms and local businesses. Santé is a French word for health, no wonder then that the chefs use the freshest of local ingredients in its array of global cuisine offerings. Think plates of unique flavours, fresh produce, and balanced portions, a freshly baked dessert, smoothie bowls, all-day breakfast options, pizzas, salads, homemade soups and so much more and it’s all here. The addition of homemade vegan cashew cheese to pizzas, beetroot and spinach paste to hummus, buckwheat to desserts, or the pickled mango vinaigrette to salad will leave you finger licking and lip smacking. You’ll also find super-foods like quinoa and charcoal on the menu, including a variety of nuts, seeds, berries and matcha.
Drinks: Try Wholesome Smoothies like the Green Goblin, Matcha Dusted Pina Colada or the Salted Creamy Avocado. You can also sip on some Activated Charcoal Lemonade or the Chilled Vegan Turmeric Coco Latte and more.
Ambience: The two floor quaint and cozy space has a serene and calming aura with Victorian & French interiors replete with white walls, vertical gardens coupled with plants making it unique and pleasing to the eyes. The first floor has a dedicated play area for your tykes and a book shelf books.
Couple behind the making: “How a visit to a spa rejuvinates from the outside, Spa cuisine rejuvnates you from the inside,” says Pallavii Gupta, the force behind AANUMA HOSPITALITY, who moved to Bengaluru after her design education at NIFT Mumbai. She combines her sense of aesthetics, and passion with her husband, Arjun Shetty, who has years of combined experience in hospitality & corporate project management. Arjun adds, “Both of us are not people who’d go out for healthy food, but tell us that there’s something which is lip-smacking and benefits the body, we’ll jump at it. There’s such a tired narrative out there about healthy food, but Santé places equal importance on nutrition and taste and is honestly healthy food.”
Where: #151 2nd Cross, 2Nd Stage Domlur, Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
Call: +91 9108553412