The Salad Lounge – Pune, A place that will blow your mind with healthy yet delicious food
Passion takes you to places. The Salad Lounge is an interesting and innovative place started by Sheetal, who hails from an IT background and is now following her passion through this place. The idea behind the place is to spread awareness and feed people with healthy food. This place totally has the potential to change the mentality that healthy food cannot be tasty.
To be honest, having tried multiple salads from different places, I did not have any extraordinary expectations from this place either. But I am glad to say this place blew my mind away. Being a home chef myself and a total health freak, I experiment a lot in my kitchen to make my meals healthy. It lasts for a few weeks and then finally I am back to my normal meals. (As my husband is a complete junk food lover)
But this place serves amazing dishes with basic ingredients. The key behind the taste is the tried and tested recipes prepared with the freshest of ingredients available in the market.
The salads never looked so tempting and tasted that good. I would not be exaggerating if I say I can have such salads every single day.
The owner has put in her heart and soul into the place which reflects in her cooking. The place currently has two outlets one in Kharadi and another one in NIBM.
We tried a few dishes –
Being summers we started with lemon iced tea and cold coffee. The blend of in-house lemon iced tea was perfect and cold coffee was thick and creamy just as per my liking.
Coming to the
part we tried –
Grilled Eggplant with Beans – This salad was a bomb of flavours. Loved the dressing with fresh veggies and mixed beans with a side of yoghurt dip. The eggplant was perfectly grilled till crisp. Highly Recommended.
Sprouts & Veggies – Sprouts mixed with fresh veggies tossed in oriental sauce garnished with toasted sesame seeds for the added crunch. Absolutely delicious.
Chickpeas and Steamed Veggies – Boiled chickpea with steamed veggies tossed in mayo and yoghurt dip. It was refreshing, creamy and delicious.
Other than salads this place also serves few crowd favourites but a healthified version of it –
Burger with Bean patty – Activated charcoal whole wheat bun with grilled bean patty. As bun was prepared with whole wheat hence it was dense and couldn’t do the justice to deliciously prepared bean patty. I loved the patty so much and the fact it was grilles and not deep fried made it healthy too.
Tomato Basil Pasta – Penne pasta in freshly made tomato sauce with basil is an absolute delight for pasta lovers.
Apple Parcels – I still dream of this apple parcels, not even kidding. To be honest I did not expect it to be that good but it completely blew my mind. In spite of being full, we just could not stop eating this dessert.
Caramel Custard – Balanced sweetness with perfect consistency.
Overall Experience – I loved each and every single dish I tried and look forward to try the remaining menu as well. The small games keep you busy and entertained. A cute and small place for a healthy delicious meal.
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