Who doesn’t love a home cooked lunch even while at work? If you are a young working professional living in Bombay on your own or maybe even an expat, more often than not you miss a wholesome home cooked meal and often tend to eat out or order from a restaurant. There are a lot of offices that have cafeterias providing food, and a lot of ‘dabba’ services offering delivered lunches across Bombay or one can even wake up in the morning and cook up a quick lunch, box it and take it to work, or you could simply try any one of these services for their clean, hygienic and tasty lunch offerings. This applies to all of us living in Bombay currently.
Brainchild of Neha Sadh; an ex media planner, The idea of Get Lunchin came to her when she herself experienced a lack of healthy options for lunch while at work, and a few months later getlunchin.com was born! What makes it different from all your other boxed lunch services is that it does not have a fixed weekly menu, and the food is cooked by home chefs. Each day you get a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian lunch which you can order with just one click. I had their Rajashtani vegetarian lunch a week back and I must say the quality and quantity of the food was fantastic. The food was very hygienically packed in disposable containers and was still hot when i received it. The spread consisted of Veg Pulav, Dal Batti Churma, Gatte Ki Sabzi and Mint Chutney. It was simply superb. Two things are very important to me when ordering packed lunches- hygiene and taste and both get full marks here! They have great choices daily and you wont find them repeating the menu week on week. With over 80 verified home chefs catering to your lunch needs, this one is surely a boon to all the busy professionals who are tired of their canteen food or the mundane dabbas. It acutally tastes as if it has been made with love! I wish they’d start services for dinner as well, and maybe add a few more options (possibly a low calorie one) to the daily menu. You can check out the website here: getlunchin.com
The craving for high end restaurant quality food versus the hole in your pocket that it will create was probably the thought behind Hola Chef. Founded in September 2014 by two IITians, Hola Chef promises to be a restaurant in the sky. They have a 3 meal options you can choose to order – Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. Each meal has quite a few varied options that you can take your pick from. What stands out here too is the promise of hygiene and creations by experienced chefs, It still has the taste and wholesomeness of a home cooked meal but here it’s cooked by someone who’s had some culinary training. That’s how you get to eat a meal by a certified chef for as less as Rs. 100! They also put up their week’s menu in advance, giving you ample amount of time to choose the meal you’d like delivered. You can check out the website here: holachef.com
Boxed By Trekurious:
Boxed by Trekurious claims to be the solution to you not having the time to try out different restaurants in the city. It offers a curated lunchbox from a different restaurant daily and can have it delivered to you for lunch. The price is on the higher side when compared to Get Lunchin or Hola Chef, but then again this is restaurant food made available to you at your own comfort. This isn’t really home cooked, but I guess having quality restaurant food once in a while doesn’t hurt either! You can check out the website here: trekurious.com
Gone are the days of boring dabbas and unsavory canteen lunches, when you can have home cooked food, curated restaurant food and food created by certified chefs at affordable prices! So go ahead and take your pick.