Mumbai food: 7 delicious mealboxes for a workday lunch
Go beyond 'ek plate Schezwan noodles' with seven yummy restaurant meal-box lunches to get you through a manic workday
For ghar ka khana
If you’ve migrated to the city and miss your mother’s dal-chawal, then, Ghar Se Tiffin from the newly introduced Happi Little Lunch Boxes service might come close. It packs in Steamed Rice, Yellow Dal Tadka and a Sabzi or a chicken dish along with beverage choices. You can also try other offerings like the Lean Box and the Health Box featuring nutritious a soup, Baked Falafel Wrap and Mixed Muscular Salad, Boxy Italiano with pasta and garlic bread or a Biryani Box.
TIME 11 am to 11 pm
AT MeSoHappi at BKC and Carter Road, Bandra (W).
CALL 30150831 (BKC)
COST Rs 180 to 220
For a wrap-salad combo
Instead of calling for just a roll or a sandwich, go for a stress-free lunch combo with a variety of roll and sandwich options like Oriental Wrap, Mirch Paneer Tikka Wrap, Jerk Chicken Wrap, Fried Aubergine Sandwich and Chicken Tikka Foot Long, which are delivered with a salad, dessert and an iced tea too.
TIME 12 noon to 4 pm
AT Light House Cafe, Love Grove Flyover, Siddharth Nagar, next to Sunville Banquets, Worli.
COST Rs 350
For a quiche fix
Wish to avoid packed food joints during lunch hours in the bustling Fort area? Then, seek refuge in the vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal boxes featuring a 200 ml fresh juice, a choice of quiche or pie, a stuffed sandwich and a dessert. Now, wouldn’t a Silvio’s Mix with homemade ricotta and bell peppers in multi-grain bread keep you pepped through a hectic day in office?
TIME 11.30 am to 4 pm
AT The Pantry, Military Square lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
COST Rs 395 (Veg), Rs 425 (non-veg)
For Sushi lovers
So, you thought you could only enjoy sushi on the weekends at a cool dine-in? Order a Sushi, Sashimi & Makimono Bento that includes four pieces of two makimono rolls (pick from Spicy Salmon Negi, California, New York and Spicy Tuna), served with assorted Tuna and Prawn sushi and Tuna and Scottish Salmon Sashimi. Or try the customised Veg or Chicken Donburi Bento boxes where you pick rice/noodles of your choice along with one of the four Asian-flavoured topping options, served with chef’s salad and dimsum.
TIME 12.30 noon to 3 pm
AT Shiro, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, PB Marg, Worli.
CALL 66511207 (or order via Scootsy)
COST Rs 625 (a sushi bento box), Rs 445 (Veg Donburi)
>> Pick from meal-of-the-day menu options like Thai curry with rice and Ginger Burnt Chilli Sauce with Fried Rice.
TIME 12 noon to 6 pm
AT Go Panda, Andheri (W).
COST Rs 165 (veg), Rs 175 (non-veg)
>> Tuck into slow-cooked Bohri-style biryani varieties like Chicken Afghani or Paneer Makhani, served with raita.
LOG ON TO Charcoalbiryani.com
DELIVERY FROM Churchgate to Malad
COST Rs 220 onwards
>> Call for a pizza, pasta or a chicken sausage sandwich that arrives with a side salad and a dessert or a beverage.
TIME 12 noon to 4 pm
AT Boveda Bistro, Morya Landmark 1, Andheri (W).
COST Rs 550 plus taxes