Once a sleepy suburb of Delhi, Gurgaon, or Gurugram, is now a thriving city, especially when it comes to food. Few places match the diversity and variety of choices offered here. While every day new restaurants, pubs, and cafes are opening here, the cloud kitchen and delivery kitchens here can match the best restaurants with their quality of food and number of options. We bring you some of the newest cloud kitchens from the millennial city.
With a dream of pioneering a health revolution, Uncafe embodies mindful eating experiences. The vegetarian-only brand, Uncafe, brings bespoke farm-to-table meals using fresh, quality ingredients that are sourced from farms in Delhi NCR. Through the unique concept of Build your own bowl in its menu, Uncafe emphasises on breaking the notion of healthy food being boring. It allows one to pair their choice of protein with freshly-sourced produce of vegetable toppings. Premium ingredients like avocado, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelised walnuts, flattened chickpeas add interest and novelty. The meal bows, open sandwiches, smoothie bowls, salads, can be dressed up with freshly made in-house dressings like kimchi, maple chilli vinaigrette, garlic aioli. Without compromising on taste or palate, Uncafe provides premium gourmet experiences through their meal bowls. The place is a brainchild of Riti and Sanskriti Gupta, who brought the concept to life since they saw a gap in the delivery market. With Uncafe, they want to make healthy food a lifestyle choice.
2. Proper Burger
The pandemic made chef Vanshika Bhatia explore easy-to-eat, comfort food options for herself and found burgers were something she enjoyed most. Being an avid fan of a nice filling burger, and looking at limited options in the gourmet delivery segment, she decided to start a burger brand of her own. And so, Bhatia, known for her ventures like Together at 12th, Petite Pie Shop and Cafe M, got together with friends Aman Varma and Himanshu Malik, to create a cloud kitchen that would exclusively make old school burgers. Super-specialty, says Bhatia, is the future and she aims to connect with her customers with a focused brand. The main focus at Proper Burger is on ingredients. They mince their own meat so that it is the right consistency. The seasoning is a house secret and so is the special sauce that goes in the cheeseburger. To cater to a wide audience hence they have options like butter chicken burger, wasabi burger, and Mexican-style burger. They also offer a wide range of vegetarian burgers. The house-made mayonnaise, mustard, and naga chilli sauce are a USP. At the moment they outsource the buns (which are outstanding) but that too will be done in-house soon.
3. Asian Nomad
Asian Nomad is an experimental and conceptual Modern Asian cloud kitchen based in Gurugram. Co-founded by Shruti Jain and Sanchit Gupta, the kitchen promises premium Asian flavours with a twist. Committed to providing customers with thoughtful, expressive, artisanal fusion food, the team at Asian Nomad procure most of their ingredients locally. The elaborate menu boasts of everything from classics like Thai Red and Green Curries to innovative recipes like Pesto Chicken Laksa. Fresh salads come in options such as Sour Tom, Broccoli and Miso Duet. The small plates offer classics like Golden Tofu, Honey Chilli Lotus Root, Shanghai Manchurian, Chicken Kung Pao, Dragon Rolls, Bang Bang prawns and a lot more. The Asian Pizza section promises to offer variety and a small pack of Jasmin tea sent with every order is a sweet gesture that you remember. Apart from fresh flavours, their focus is on a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to delivery and everything is delivered without any plastic and comes in a reusable canvas bag.
4. Park Street Rolls & Biryanis
A cloud kitchen that brings authentic flavours from Kolkata's home kitchens, Park Street Rolls & Biryanis feature dishes from chef Vikramjit’s Roy’s home city and growing up days. The menu perfected over years with inputs from home kitchens across Calcutta and cooks from iconic street stalls in Kolkata, includes a range of small eats, main dishes, and desserts. Chops, Ghoogni, Cabin Style Chicken Cutlet, KanchaLonkaMurgi, Chicken Rezala from Sealdah, and every Bengali’s favourite, Robibarer Mutton is immensely popular. The vegetarian section offers homestyle curries like Aloo Phulkopir dalna, Aam Aada Shorshe Bhindi, apart from sides like Jhuri Aloo Bhaja and Tomato Khejur Chutney. The kitchen also offers rolls and biryanis that borrow from Calcutta’s street stalls. With sauces, condiments, even rice brought in from Calcutta and its neighbouring areas the flavours, aromas and taste all remind you of the city and its delectable cuisine.
An experimental and conceptual Indian-fusion cloud kitchen brand draws inspiration from the myriad flavours of India and adds global twists to them. With an eclectic mix of Indian delicacies teeming with authentic spices of the country adorned with a touch of global flavours, the team at Kalakaari has brought vintage recipes revamped with a contemporary approach. The menu offers Indo-fusion dishes such as Deconstructed Chaat Kalakaari, Fusion Seekh, Malyasian malai chaap, Tadka spaghetti, Malay broccoli, Kalakaari aims to offer an offbeat dining experience. Kalakaari is a planet-conscious enterprise and takes conscious steps in reducing the carbon footprint with sustainable operations in and out of the kitchen. The brand has limited the use of single-use plastic by opting for glass and compostable bagasse fibre products, which are both eco-friendly and recyclable. The new cloud kitchen brand delivering in Gurugram, ensures in maintaining the highest hygiene standards and delivering gastronomical experiences to their customers.