Bollywood’s homegrown fashionista Sonam Kapoor has proved her mettle as an actor and is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed film Neerja. The hottie, who recently shared the couch with Kareena Kapoor on Koffee with Karan, revealed on the show that she is currently very busy with an upcoming project that is supposed to be her debut in Hollywood and her home production with father Anil Kapoor. However, Sonam is not just all work and no fun. The actor is quite the foodie and it’s not even a secret. Also Read - 9 Baje 9 Minute: Sonam Kapoor Slams People Bursting Crackers, Says 'Dogs Are Freaking Out'
The leggy lass likes to binge on delicious street food, her favourites being pav bhaji at Amar Juice Center in Vile Parle. Yes, the diva doesn’t like to frequent just fine dining restaurants and upscale hotels like most B-town A-listers. She also likes to let her hair down and gorge on some yummy food at her favourite joints that includes Mani Dosa Center in Khar and Haji Ali Juice Center. One other restaurant that Sonam loves is Gajalee in Vile Parle and she loves the tandoori crab there. ALSO READ: Follow the fitness and diet plan of Kaabil star to get a hot body like him Also Read - Delhi Bursts Crackers to Celebrate Coronavirus Like Diwali After Misunderstanding PM's '9 Baje 9 Minute' Requests - Check Tweets
According to Sonam, the pav bhaji at Amar Juice Center is the best in the city. In an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo star revealed, “I am an absolute foodie. I love eating junk food, and the stuff you get in Bombay is simply delicious! You must have vada pav when you’re here.” She added by saying: “I love street food, fine dining and everything in between.” Here are all the places Sonam Kapoor suggested that every foodie must try:
Some of the top places to enjoy satisfying Indian street foods include Elco Pani Puri Center, Amar Juice Center, Haji Ali Juice Center, Mani Dosa, Brijwasi Sweets, Bachelorr’s, Bademiya and Noor Mohammadi (also a favourite of Salman Khan’s). At Bademiyas, Sonam recommends signature mutton seekh kebabs, bhuna gosht and baida rotis and at Noor Mohammadi, she says one must try the nalli nihari and tangdi kebab, washed down with a scoop of dal ghee. ALSO READ: Foodie Alert: Kaabil girl Urvashi Rautela loves Delhi’s golgappas, momos and dahi-vadas!
Sonam Kapoor further says that she has found the best masala milk anyone will ever taste at Brijwasi sweets and she loves the ginger, orange blossom and kiwi ice-creams at Bachelorr’s who are experts in unique flavours of ice-creams and frozen yogurts. The famous Haji Ali Juice Center serves Sonam’s favourite sliced fruits with fresh cream as well as their faloodas.
These are the ones that according to Sonam, one can go with friends just to hang out and chill. “You can’t go to a fine-dining restaurant everyday”, she says, and we couldn’t agree more. “For me, the food is as important as the ambience”, she adds and suggests Gajalee, Swati Snacks, Arya Bhawan and Bombay Presidency Radio Club as some of the joints that youngsters can frequent every once in a while. While Swati Snacks is Sonam’s go-to place for truly “Gujju-fied food” as she calls it, she eats at Arya Bhawan when she feels like enjoying a simple and delicious South Indian fare including dosas, idlis, uttapams and more. ALSO READ: Best Local Cuisine Restaurants of 2016: Top 10 local cuisine restaurants for the ultimate Indian foodie!
Sonam absolutely loves the baked masala khichdi, fada ni khichdi served with curd, and the suva panki at Swati Snacks. For sea-food, Gajalee is Sonam’s favourite joint and she likes their tandoori crab, he fried bombil (Bombay duck) with green, spicy chutney, the butter-garlic lobster and the clams in a green curry with neer dosa. In fact, she loves the place so much that she goes there every 10 days!
Chic and Healthy Eating
These restaurants belong to the tribe of “cool, secret places that serve amazing food”, as Sonam Kapoor puts it. She has picked out three of her favourite such places that include The Yoga House, The Pantry and Cafe Zoe. Sonam loves the breakfast spread and comfort food-especially the pork sliders- at Zoe, and is a fan of the Yoga House in Bandra’s Chimbai Village for its ‘amazingly healthy food’. Sonam loves the cosy intimate feel of The Pantry and enjoys their quiches and breakfast menu. ALSO READ: 5 times Shilpa Shetty Kundra proved that she’s the fittest foodie in town!
For eating out in style, Sonam Kapoor has picked out Ellipsis, The Table, Hakkasan and Pali Bhawan as her favourites. Sonam swears by the pork burgers served to her by the chef at Ellipsis, and which she said made her “hungry every time I think of them.” Sonam prefers The Table because of its organic and farm-fresh ingredients sourced from Alibaug and Pali Bhawan because of its old-world charm and quirky decoration and unique ambiance. She picked Hakkasan for its delightful menu from which her favourite dishes include crispy-duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots, fried quail, and the soft-shell crab flavoured with almonds, chilli and curry leaves. ALSO READ: 5 times Deepika Padukone unleashed the foodie in her
Any food guide is incomplete without desserts and Sonam is a fan of Corden Bleu alma mater Pooja Dhingra’s Le 15 Patisserie that has several outlets around Mumbai. Sonam also personally orders healthy desserts and cookies from Le 15, and has even featured the recipes of some of them exclusively on her application. In fact, Sonam frequently divulges information regarding her diet plan and favourite food on the app.