Restaurants are focusing on new and innovative ideas and menu to overcome coronovirus losses. From coming up with menu that is local, seasonal, they are also focusing on immunity-boosting foods and menu and ingredients.
“There has been a gradual shift in focus from just eating healthy low carb food to ingredients which are immunity boosting. Turmeric latte was a big hit in west and our haldi doodh is back in India as well and almost mandatory to drink at some houses,” shared Nitish Jha of Healthy Soul who has some of the best teas that is immunity and metabolism enhancers. “Our major range consists of moringa tea, Nettle & parsley tea, fennel chamomile & ginger tea, turmeric, brahmi & Neem tea, ashwagandha & tulsi tea, cinnamon black pepper & garcinia cambogia tea,” he added.
Similarly, Ardor 2.1 has launched Vedic Thali that is made using natural immunity boosters like Haldi, Amla, Tulsi, Bharangi, Echinacea , Mulethi, Shankhapushpi and so many more. “Natural Ayurvedic Ingredients, is best known to man for the last 5000 years as the best Immunity Boosters and hence this thali is prepared to keep that in mind,” shared the statement. Not just the ingredients, but this thali has been more safe and healthy by preparing it in clay pots, the traditional method of cooking, which makes the food so digestive that all of it will be digested in not more than 3-4 hours.
Keeping the current situation in mind, Whiz Café’s multi-cuisine menu consists of a wide variety including both comfort food and wholesome options such as meal combos, salads, mains, scrumptious desserts and refreshing summer drinks.
From superfruit bowls to low carb and immunity boosting ingredients like Ajwain and turmeric, restaurants are all packed with such menu items. Globally, also brands like Red Mango has partnered with Pitaya Foods, a supplier of nutrient-dense superfruits, to launch a collection of four Power Bowls featuring dragon fruit, coconut and banana. They are also launching Coconut Acai Bowl and Berries & Acai Bowl; which also has additional fruit, coconut and granola.
Many fast food chains are also partnering with plant-based menu and healthy food options with key suppliers globally.
With heightened health consciousness, increasing awareness around eating right, and a growing demand for food amongst urban Indians, that is nutritionally measured, Swiggy has worked with nutritionists and top restaurants in the country to enable curation of special health menus and dishes by restaurants, it has launched Health Hub, a dedicated healthy food discovery destination on the main Swiggy app. Health Hub will further assist consumers in deciding what to order by becoming the first food delivery platform in the country where the restaurants will be able to share detailed nutritional information on macronutrients like protein, carbs, fats etc. for dishes.
“There is a visible demand for healthy food choices by consumers and restaurants are seeking opportunities to innovate and stay relevant to these market changes. With Health Hub, we want to boost healthy eating patterns across the country and dismiss commonly held beliefs that healthy food is bland, hard to find and expensive,” shared Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy.
The food delivery platform also believed that with the launch of Health Hub, they expect this trend of ordering healthy dishes to grow and more than double over the next 6 months.