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Mumbai gets a new haven for health food lovers

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 20, 2017, 2:47 pm IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2017, 2:49 pm IST

Flax has opened at Mathuradas Mill compound famously known as Todi Mills in Lower Parel.

Mezze Bowl from Flax
 Mezze Bowl from Flax

Mumbai now has a haven for the health conscious, salad lovers and smoothie slurpers. Bunty Arora, owner of Doppio bar and Brasserie has recently given his second offering to Mumbai, Flax.

Flax has opened at Mathuradas Mill compound famously known as Todi Mills in Lower Parel.

According to the owner, the reason to open FLAX also stemmed from the fact that stress levels among people in the city, be it young or old are at an all time high. Whilst there is a lot of awareness of food that is good for you and what is bad, people do tend to take their health for granted in a city like Mumbai that is filled with people who are constantly on-the-go.

Falafel BowlFalafel Bowl

Arora’s endeavour aims at an ideal eatery for healthy, wholesome and tasty food. The restaurant, according to Arora,  aims to motivate people to eat healthy, whether or not one is exercising, as diet plays a very important role in a body’s cholesterol, stress and overall health levels.

According to Arora, the USP of Flax is the fact that they use quality local ingredients in all their dishes which are healthy, yummy and to top it off have a nutritional chart as well.

Chipotle Cowboy Bowl (Non-Veg)Chipotle Cowboy Bowl (Non-Veg)

Flax offers 12 delicious super bowls, which covers all dietary requirements in addition to being delectable and tasty.

They also use modern super foods in the salads like Brazil nuts, star fruit, amaranth, quinoa, red rice and others which have a greater impact on the body and its immune system.

Greek BowlGreek Bowl

Speaking on the opening of Flax, owner Bunty Arora says, “I believe that in today’s day and age, it is very important to eat healthy. The lifestyles today are hectic and people need to realize that just by hitting the gym or taking your routine daily walk doesn’t keep you healthy.”

He goes on to add, “Your diet plays a really important factor and it’s what you eat that constitutes how healthy as a person you are. This prompted me to open Flax.”

On why he chose to open Flax in the same building as Doppio, Bunty adds that, “Well it’s the gym that is the focal point which made me open Flax here in the same building. The clientele know and appreciate the kind of food we serve and that is a big morale booster knowing that we’re heading in the right direction.”

Flax has also introduced the ideal lunch and dinner meal option known as Fit Meal, a meal comprising of a protein with the right amount of grains and vegetables such as Thai Peanut Tofu served with soy mirin soba noodles and steamed broccoli, Basil Pesto Fish served with warm couscous and pumpkin puree, Chipotle Grilled Chicken served with peppers and mixed beans.

Some of the signature salads include the Power Booster and It's A Tofu Thing. Their super bowls include the Mezze Bowl and The So Thai Bowl as well as the Indian Chicken Bowl. The place also offers a range of cold pressed juices.

Apart from promoting healthy living in a yummy way, Flax promises to not burn a hole in the pocket price points that are moderate and affordable.

Where: Shop No 11/B, Mathuradas Mill Compound, N.M.Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai: 400013.

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