City dab­bawalas won’t just carry meals, will cook them for you too

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Apoorva Dutt apoorva.dutt@hin­dus­tan­

MUM­BAI: The city’s fa­mous dab­bawalas have changed their de­liv­ery model, in a man­ner of speak­ing. From Jan­uary 1, they won’t just drop off tiffins; they’ll also of­fer fresh, home-style meals pre­pared by their wives.

“We are tar­get­ing young work­ing cou­ples who want home­cooked food, but don’t have the time to make it,” says Subhash Talekar, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Mum­bai Dab­bawala As­so­ci­a­tion.

So far, the six sigma op­er­a­tors have stuck to pick­ing up meals from cus­tomers’ home and de­liv­er­ing them still hot to their of­fices. Now, they’re offering to cook that lunch too. The weekly menus will com­prise Ma­ha­rash­trian and Gu­jarati fare, with vege­tar­ian and non-vege­tar­ian op­tions priced Rs95 and Rs110 a day re­spec­tively. Only lunch will be of­fered, in keep­ing with the ex­ist­ing dab­bawala model, seven days a week.


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