Grub Shub, Kothrud – A place to satisfy waffle cravings
When we Indians love something way too much, we infuse it within ourselves by Indianizing it.
Waffles is believed to have different history from different parts of the world. However, it is mostly popular in Europe. Different regions have different Waffles recipes.
When launched in India, we loved waffles so much that we now have various outlets in all over Indian serving delicious waffles.
Being Indian we love our spices too much that we cannot just stick to desserts. Having said this ‘Grub Shub’ decided to feast us with savory waffles to satisfy our Indian palate. They opened their first outlet in Mumbai in March and with the overwhelming response and feedback for their customers, it has opened its door for Puneits as well.
I was so fascinated to know that now not only I can have waffles for desserts but for main course as well. They serve vast variety of waffles, both sweet and savory, shakes, fries and coolers. I loved the way menu has been designed. They have chosen best of flavors from different regions and got them into waffles.
From soda floats to shakes to bubble waffles, savory waffles and sweet waffles they have different flavors in each. The best part is everything is prepared in-house. They have their own soda machine for soda as well. Dips, sauce are prepared in-house as well.
The place is small yet cozy and has comfortable outdoor seating to accommodate 10 -15 persons at a time.
I tried different coolers, shakes, fries and waffles
Tamarind & Soda – Like I said I prefer spice over sweet. I was elated to see tangy options in coolers as well. Breaking the supposition, they have come up with options other than sweet in coolers as well. The tamarind pulp spiced with rock salt, cumin and sugar along with soda gave a nice kick to the palate. Refreshing with tangy flavor. Liked it.
Elderflower Fizz – Elderflower is an extract from a European flower Elderberry. It also used for a medicinal purposes as well. The syrup mixed with lemon juice and fresh soda was refreshing.
They serve many different varieties in shakes as well. The shakes were thick and fresh. I’m not a huge fan of shake though who like shakes can find variants here than usual at any other place.
I tried Rockstar, Cookie Monster, Key Lime Pie Shake and Smooth Operator. I loved the Cookie Monster the most.
The best munching partner for your long conversations does not last for so long because of the delicious taste. The in-house prepared fresh dips were so good in taste and have variety of options.
Cheesy Makhani Fries – Perfect Indian makhani curry turned into thick creamy sauce topped over crunchy fries. I’m very particular about Indian food and do not like makhani curry with anything. Hence, I did not like this variant much. Although others seemed to enjoy a lot.
Chipotle Tex Mex Fries – These fries have my heart. I loved every bit of these fries I had. Spicy Mexican chipotle sauce was tangy and creamy. In no time these fries just vanished out of sight. #HighlyRecommended
Savoury Waffles –
The waffles were fresh, crisp and soft, exactly the texture I love to have. The flavors of dips and sauces were on point, well balanced and fresh. Each waffle tasted different from the other. So, can get option as per your tastebuds.
What I tried –
Madras Masala Dosa Waffle – I love dosa and I love waffles. The combination of both not only pleased my eyes but satisfied my tastebuds as well. Potato masala sandwiched between waffles, served along with tomato onion chutney, mint chutney and Garlic red chilli chutney. I loved every bit of it and that taste made a mark on my mind.
Chipotle Mushroom – I love mushrooms in any form. The juicy chunks of mushrooms topped with melted cheesy, chipotle chillies lying over a bed of hot crunchy waffles. Sounds like a dream to me. Lip smacking and delicious.
Fully Loaded Tex Mex – Yet again a great combo of Mexican nachos with waffle. Who can deny such deliciousness? Crunchy waffles topped with spicy Mexican beans sauce with nachos and finished with sour cream.
Paneer Bhurji Waffle – Crisp and hot waffle hot with paneer bhurji served along with three chutneys. The paneer bhurji was balanced in spices, soft and fresh. I’m not a huge fan of paneer hence this didn’t impress me much. For everyone who like paneer can give it a try.
Delhi Style Waffle Chat – As I have mentioned already they have got best dishes from every region to choose from. The combination of chat on waffle was the amazing. The crunchy waffle topped with tangy potato masala, curd, mint chutney, onions and garnished with sev.
Mezze Waffle – Hot crunchy waffle with hummus spread and topped with falafel chunks and roasted tomato dip. This waffle did not appeal me much with its look and taste. The falafel was green and roasted tomato dip did not compliment it.
Sweet Waffles –
The sweets waffles too are extraordinary tasty. Scrumptious, fresh, chocolaty, delicious and just superb.
Black Forest – After having this waffle I would pick this over black forest cake. The crunchy chocolate waffle stuffed with oozing rich chocolate ganache topped with whipped cream and cherries. As delicious as it looked. Every bite offered a heavenly feeling. I wish if I could eat as many such waffles for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tiramisu Waffle Heaven – Hot waffle filled with freshly whipped fluffy mascarpone cheese with tiramisu syrup and topped with chocolate vermicelli. The flavor was good but I would rather prefer eating tiramisu than this waffle.
Chocolate Overload – A heaven for every chocolate lover. Hot and crunchy chocolate waffle topped with rich chocolate ganache and choco chips. The perfect taste of real chocolate, this takes you to another world of satisfaction. Loved it. #Recommended
Cost – Average Cost is 500/- for two
Timings – Sunday – Monday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Location – Shop 1, Karishma HSG Society, SNO 17/2, Near Sangam Press Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune
Overall Experience – A heaven for waffle lovers, this place will compel you to fall in love with waffles. Must try place which is serving something unique delicious and most importantly fresh.