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Health food bistro

Spring is a predominantly health food bistro offering fresh juices, protein packs and more

K. Gajendran

IF YOU are a low calorie freak, then this is your place. Located at KBR Park (opposite Shikaar Restaurant), Spring (Tel: 98491-15305) is a predominantly health food bistro offering fresh juices — carrot, beetroot, bitter gourd and the fresh lime and honey combination for morning walkers (6 a.m.- 9.30 a.m.), fresh fruit cuts — water melons, pineapples or a mixed fruit combo, and juices such as sweet lime, orange, apple or combinations such as Ganga Jamuna — a sweet lime and orange cocktail. Protein packs made with rajma, chana and other lentils and roasted wheat khakras are other popular home made health foods available here.

Barely a month old, the place started by husband-wife duo of Sonu and Anu Chadha has film stars, bureaucrats and businessmen for regular clients. "People who come for a walk are obviously health conscious. They would be looking for, say, health drinks such as a carrot juice, making which would be a cumbersome affair back home. So we decided to offer these to them along with low calorie tea-time snacks that are nutritious at the same time, such as a methi or a palak khakra," says entrepreneur Anu Chadha. "Another USP of our place is the pricing. A person can have a filling healthy breakfast comprising a fruit salad, fruit juice and a badam milk made with low fat milk, for less than Rs. 50," adds Sonu Chadha. Some of the popular choices are anjeer, muskmelon and Alphonso milk shakes, and the seasonal falsa juice, all made with mineral water as also home made sherbets of khus and rose, ideal for the summer.

Come evenings (4.30 p.m.-11 p.m.), there is plenty that a family could dig into--Aloo toasts, pani puri, Chicken croissants, Vegetable rolls and more apart from the healthful preparations. The bistro is also popular for spice-flavoured ice creams -- tamarind, ginger and a popular Cinnamon chip — cinnamon flavoured ice cream that you may indulge probably as a bonus scoop after one month of jogging.

Designed in refreshing earth tones, the polygonal bistro with glass facades is a pleasant stop and go destination, since it is more of a take away point without dining facility though car service is available. "We are planning to open some more outlets owing to the positive response and are looking for a right place. Also, come rainy season, we are planning to offer home made coffee to the morning walkers here," says Sonu. So, it's destination KBR Park then.

S.F

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