Healthy eating in India

Healthy eating in India

 

India is the best and easiest place to find good vegetarian food. Its often thought that Indian food is an unhealthy takeaway however proper Indian food uses healthy spices, good carbohydrates, proteins, fats, all the elements to make a balanced diet also with Yoga and Ayudeva stemming from here, healthy eating is easy to come by. 

I only ate salad or raw food in places where I could see the kitchen or had a really good reputation and known that they use filtered water. 

Don't avoid anything, India is full of amazing food and its not often you will get to experience it. 

Heres a list of my favourite places I ate whilst travelling around. 

South Goa

Zest- Whilst at yoga school I ate in Zest most days...All food is amazing. juices, smoothies, salads and bowls, ice cream. raw cakes.

The Space - In a beautiful garden on the road between Agonda and Palolem . Delicious wholesome food organically grown or locally sourced. The shop sells beautiful things too. 

Blue Planet - Organic, vegan and  raw food beyond salads. My favourite was the  zucchini pasta and raw beetroot cake. 

Dunhill - The best curries in South Goa, really good vegetarian options. The tofu and aubergine curry is delicious. 

Dosa and Tali - This place looks really unassuming but the food was delicious. 50p for a thali, really good dhal. 

 

North Goa

Bean me up - Raw chai brownies. No more needs to be said. 

 

Cochin

Dal Roti - Be prepared to queue but well worth the wait. All food was delicious, the vegetarian Thali was incredible! 

Kashi Art Café - Good breakfast, proper sourdough bread with eggs and avocado! 

Pepper House -  Same as above! In a beautiful courtyard of an art gallery. 

Mary's Kitchen - Homemade cooking in the back of a lovely family home. The best taste of India.

Teapot - Every tea under the sun. Gluten free cake.. 

Loafers Corner- Delicious green smoothies. I didn't eat here but the menu looked very good. 

 

Thekkady

Grandmas Kitchen - Fresh homemade delicious curries made in-front of you. Were happy make dishes dairy free and choose your own ingrediants a little!

 

Alleppey

Catamaran - On Alleppey beach, good healthy food, perfect to watch the sun set. Although the beach itself needs a clean up. 

Shack on Marari Beach – This little hidden place was the best south indian curry ive ever eaten and ran buy the most friendly couple. We were here for a week and ate here everyday! Theres no information online but you will find it 50 meters down from the entrance of the beach. 

 

Udaipur

Millets of Mewar - Locally grown, raw, vegan, gluten-free, and organic. Good for breakfast, the best Thali for lunch or dinner and raw desserts..I ate here most days. 

Grasswood Cafe- Next to the yoga studio, good salads and smoothies. 

Paps Juice -Cheap simple fresh juice bar. 

 

Jodhpur

Ravla- Simple cheap restaurant with good vegetarian options. The staff were understanding and happily swapped milk for coconut milk and would take requests to change up dishes. 

Baradari - A little expensive for India but worth it for the delicious pear salad and view of the fort. 

Panoramic 360 - One of the best curries we ate in North India, mid price but with amazing views. 

 

Varanasi

Brown Bread Bakery - Organic, eco cafe. Really good healthy food homemade by a Women’s Empowerment Group. Great for breakfast. 

Vegan and Raw -  The only place I found in North India that has almond milk!! The name says it all, both indian and fusion food. Delicious vegan cake and raw desserts.

Aum Cafe - Ayurvedic healthy food, organic teas and proper coffee!