Pocket Friendly Meals

Remember the Oh-So-Broke days of college? Those days we were perpetually hungry and in search for cheap places to eat and hangout. I recall them as my maggi and anda days. Well, Food Palette in Kothrud is exactly like that, it is a pocket-friendly little place that offers everything from pav bhaji & sandwiches to the yummiest Dal khichdi on their menu. It is a steal for students and a budget family meal, with food that is easy on the stomach.

The easy-going cafeteria vibe, quick service and affordable prices will all remind you of your all-you-can-eat days. If that wasn’t enough, the young crowd sharing a pav bhaji or gorging on a quick sandwich will surely take you back.

The place is very approachable and offers the perfect selection of items for its location close to the colleges in Kothrud area. Food palette is a place, which will make you feel comfortable enough to have loud laugh or catch up on some office gossip. The menu has everything familiar and well loved, from pav bhaji to butter chicken, sandwich & chai to classic main course dishes.

What I liked most is that many of these quick service restaurants in Pune are “PURE” vegetarian. It is hard to come by an economical cafe that will serve anda bhurji – pav or a simple chicken sandwich. In my opinion, Food palette is everything that you and I will readily buy. It is a place that will make people from all walks of life drop by for a simple meal with family or friends. The food quality is good and hygienically prepared (you can peep in the kitchen at the back). The freshness and ingredients haven’t been compromised in trying to make the food inexpensive. This is something that I’m most mindful about when grabbing a quick bite in old city area.

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Pav Bhaji, Tandoori Chicken, Dal Khichdi

I’d drop by again for their pav bhaji and the dal khichadi, I really enjoyed both of these dishes. Also, given that its not on the menu yet, don’t forget to specially request for their “Tandoori Chicken”, it is part of their secret menu, strictly for loyalists and it is really delicious. I do have a list of many good pocket friendly places in 20 Places to Eat in Pune but I’m sure there are some new ones that you’ve come across. Let me know what other newly introduced, pocket friendly eateries serve good quality and fresh food in Pune, I would love to include it in my Pocket friendly Pune List!

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Kriti Saxena

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A food journalist and researcher. Food, for me, is therapy, emotional and physical. Like you, I was born to eat, I ended up learning how to cook because I love to eat. I use natural foods to make easy, tasty food. Together, let's try to balance what we WANT to eat versus what is good for our body and mind.
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