Cafe-store Wabi Sabi is inspired by the idea of “finding joy and acceptance in imperfections”. The store stocks a number of organic or nutritious cereals like black and red rice and organic pulses. The cafe on the other hand serves all kinds of vegetarian and Jain friendly contemporary global cuisine. “The menu is designed in such a way that none of the dishes will make you feel uncomfortably full. Most of our dishes are very light and fresh,” says co-owner, Saroj Sharma, 45.
If eating healthy means having hearty salads, check out their couscous salad or chickpea salad. “Both have very light vinaigrette-based dressing and are rich in dietary fibre. Our watermelon salad is another option that is so delicious that you don’t even think of it as eating healthy,” she says.
The gluten-free momos are made with potato starch and are another light option that will spare you the bloating caused by flour-based dishes. Want your meal to pack in vegetables and proteins? Try the zucchini roll up which is a cold dish made up of zucchini slices filled with crumbly cottage cheese and asparagus.
Most of their rice-based mains use black or Bhutanese red rice so it is possible to have a full meal here without feeling too guilty. “Even our pastas come with an option of whole wheat, and we do not use flour or corn flour to thicken our sauces,” adds Sharma.
Price Rs 800 for two At Wabi Sabi, 10 Sarat Banerjee Road
Saroj Sharma, co-owner, Wabi Sabi