The vegetarian verdict of Smoke House Deli, Mumbai
Head here for: All day breakfasts and comfortable European food
We put to task chef Chef Glyston Gracias and ask him to please three pure vegetarians with inclusions from the new menu at Smoke Hose Deli, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Having visited Smoke House Deli once previously (review here), with a pure carnivore, I was convinced about how the restaurant is loved by non-vegetarians, but doesn’t exactly have lip-smacking options for vegetarians! But with several vegetarian inclusions from the new menu, here are vegetarian dishes—right from starters to desserts—which we loved at SHD, Mumbai
A classic Italian starter of garlic bread with toppings, we tried three variations. Those who wish to stick to the classics can try the Tomato with Feta cheese while to experiment, the Spinach plus Artichoke is a must-try.
Coal smoked eggplant with Miso plus tabbouleh (Rs 240)-
Don’t judge it by the ingredients as this comfortable sour soup won’t disappoint the ones who wish to experiment
Slow roast plum tomato with basil (Rs 240)
The SHD take on the classic tomato soup, this one’s a must have for those who like to keep it simple
Flat bread of the day (Rs 370)
- A recommended appetizer which comes in varied toppings like sun-dried tomatoes, bocconcini cheese and artichoke
Farfalle spicy arrabbiata (Rs 450)-
The classic pasta in a fiery tomato based arrabbiata sauce; we loved ours with some extra spice!
The underage guests I took with me stuck to the classic Oreo Cookie Smoothie, Blueberry Smoothie and the Kiwi, Melon and Jasmine Lemonade while I enjoyed my
Apple soaked Mojito and Strawberry Margarita Desserts
Raspberry Oreo cheesecake (Rs 220)-
The SHD signature, there’s an Oreo biscuit base with a smooth raspberry cheesecake, this one shouldn’t be missed
Flourless chocolate fudge (Rs 270)-
We won’t be surprised if you come to Smoke House Deli, especially to eat this as this gooey chocolate indulgence doesn’t need much convincing.
What we reviewed-
While the vegetarian options still aren’t something that Smoke House Deli will be known for, the varieties have increased. Of course, with classic non vegetarian favourites and the beautiful interiors that the restaurant boasts of, SHD will draw regulars and newcomers by its pre-established stature. Far from being a pure vegetarian’s paradise, those who love their meat, eggs and all day breakfasts, are likely to join the deli’s continuing line of devoted patrons.