The chill is here and so is Christmas! With less than a week to go, people have started swarming the markets to shop for festive goodies and delectable treats. This is also the time when we see some of the most amazing creations from bakers, a slew of carefully-crafted menu options from eateries and restaurants, as well as attractive offers from companies. To help you revel in the festive spirit, we bring to you some Christmas-special vegan offerings to enhance your gastronomical experience.
An Ode to Gaia
One of India’s leading Luxury Plant-based Patisseries, An Ode to Gaia has introduced hampers for Christmas. The specially curated holiday hampers by Naimita Jagasia contain a dessert box with four unique treats, spreads, refined sugar free cookies and a box of eight macarons. In the assorted dessert box, one would find a peppermint cream brownie, an apple pie MEGA macaron, a strawberries & cream tart and a fig & balsamic cheesecake. The luxury hampers are available in two sizes – small and large – for delivery in Mumbai, Vashi and Thane. Besides the hampers, one may buy their fruit & rum cake, gingerbread spiced cake, Christmas cup cakes, etc. One may preorder from their website or through their WhatsApp number.
New Delhi-based Bake Art by Arti Jain is offering traditional Christmas cakes, gingerbread, rum balls, Bouche de Noel (yule log) and marzipan. One may order from their website or via their WhatsApp number.
Based in Mumbai, Rather Bake by Rida Peerzada is offering Christmas goodies with a difference. The cakes and desserts by Rida do not just have Christmas flavours but have been decorated keeping in mind the Christmas theme. One may choose from a variety of offerings including Ornament Pinãta Cake, Spiced Fruit Cake, Xmas After Eight (Mint Chocolate) Cake, Christmas Theme Cup Cakes, and Hot Chocolate Bomb. They also have a unique item – the Edible Gift Box Pinata Shell – which is a chocolate box filled with customisable goodies. One may buy their Christmas special offerings from their Instagram account or their WhatsApp number before December 23. Rather Bake desserts and cakes are available in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.
Bengaluru-based Happy Vegan by Kashish Amit has created a Vegan Christmas Menu. In Appetizers and Mains, one can choose from Shepherd’s Pie, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche, Cheesy Sweet Potato Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Quiche. They also have dessert jars options including Apple & Cinnamon Pie, Biscoff Tiramisu, Strawberry Cheesecake and Blueberry Cheesecake.
This might be the last time when vegans could get a taste of the Christmas menu of Bengaluru-based Carrots, before India’s first vegan restaurant finally closes down on next month. Customers can choose from a variety of options in their Christmas menu, including Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Donuts, festive spiced cupcakes, gingerbread tarts, chocolate tarts, healthy spiced energy bombs, surprise chocolate cookies, ginger butter biscuits, festive spiced plant milks, sticky toffee pudding, amongst several others.
Bean Me Up
This Vegan restaurant in Goa by Shawn Rodrigues is serving a 5-course vegan dinner along with live music on Christmas eve. The dinner includes Baileys/Pina Colada, sausage rolls, vindaloo with green peas pulao and raita, shepherds pie with roasted water chestnuts and rum cake. The dinner is priced at Rs 1,600 plus taxes. One can make reservations via their WhatsApp number.
Dittoo Ice Creams
Bengaluru-based Dittoo ice creams, founded by Nithyashree Y.N., comes up with hampers suitable for different seasons with an emphasis on eating the right foods corresponding to the weather change. For Christmas and the ongoing winter season, Dittoo, in collaboration with Enerjuvate Café, has introduced Winterbox that is filled with hot chocolate, plum ice cream, pannacotta, oats and cinnamon cookies, and cranberry and almonds dark chocolate.