Something Belly Good, Something Guilt Free at TJ’s Brew Works, Pune | Bellydriven

Growing health consciousness in Indians has driven the demand for HW (Health & Wellness) food. One can see the shift from parathas and cookies to a wider assortment of cereals, oats and milk food drinks as fortified foods. The lady of the house is always looking for healthy options for the family to munch on. Look at the air fryer sales that have gone up in recent years or the electric steamer …yes the consumer is getting health conscious. The same theory applies when one is eating out these days…here one is always trying to balance their gluttonous splurges with health-conscious dishes. The number of salad bars that have cropped up is insane..the metros primarily are experiencing the advent of vegan restaurants, organic delis and highly customized food options. Continue reading

Unwinding at Unwind, Pune | Bellydriven

With a sprawling 14000 sq.ft area Unwind located in Mundhwa Pune opened its doors to its customers last month with a night club, bistro and an alfresco area.  It is positioned as a symbiosis of scrumptious food, buzzing beverages, euphonic music, comforting ambiance and an energetic vibe, a perfect space for rendezvous with 3 concepts that lets you invent your version of Unwind. Hence letting you choose how you want to unwind… Continue reading

Around the world with 8 distinctive sushi dishes | Travelling Sushi Festival | Shizusan, Pune | Bellydriven

What is it?

Shizusan – The Asian Bistro in Pune is all set to delight sushi lovers with 8 specially crafted maki rolls created by Chef Paul Kinny that promises to take you around the world with every bite. Get prepared to be amazed as Shizusan promises to add a surprise element in each one of them and puts its own spin on the traditional Japanese food. Continue reading

Bottled Up – White Owl Beers, A beer experience at Prem’s Koregaon Park | Bellydriven

The craft beer scene in India is sure emerging and we have evolved from the times were the only choices in beer were strong and mild and now beer isn’t just beer its anywhere between blond, stout, cider, ale or porter…And I am in love with not just the beers but the craft as well. And thanks to that it is a very rare occasion that I reach out to the bottles unless well unless there is big gathering at home primarily due to the unavailability of craft beers in the bottle Continue reading

Savya Rasa’s Kongunadu Food Fest highlights a different side of Tamilian Cuisine – Bellydriven

We all know the oh so famous Chettinad Cuisine from Tamil Nadu but do you know that Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of just one city in Tamil Nadu – Karaikudi? And if you think that that’s all there is to Tamil cuisine, you haven’t tried food from Kongunadu.. and its time that you check out the flavorful feast at Savya Rasa at their Kongunadu Food Festival. Continue reading

Gong – Modern Asian

From Asian-inspired sushi bars to avant-garde dumpling houses, our hearts are all aflutter with the extraordinary contemporary Asian dining options currently gracing our fine city. Whether it’s sashimi sorbet, avocado tartare or that sushi donut you’re after, Gong has got you covered. Continue reading

Café Mestizo, Viman Nagar, Pune – Bellydriven’s Favorite Neighborhood Cafe

I used to long for a place in Viman Nagar where I could just hop in for a bite without venturing into the mall next door or where I could have a lunch meeting in peace, basically a casual but chic place that suits all palates. Looks like my search ends here..after visiting the newly opened Café Mestizo in Viman Nagar I am convinced that I would not have to run or drive that extra 5 kilometers for some good coffee and grub. All thanks to their well thought out menu, they have something for all…The neighborhood café redefined!!! Here is glimpse of what all one can savor here.. Continue reading