Fabindia has already established itself as a brand for ethnic dresses and other traditional items. It has been offering unique products and experience as per latest consumer trends. Whether it is every day dress or a simple puja in the house or an elaborate wedding function or any Indian festival, a visit to Fabindia to shop has become a must to buy the latest trends in the market. Right from men’s Kurta to women sarees to curtains & drapes to a traditional selection of home and gifts, this is a must go place.
I’m a big fan of Fabindia and shop for my regulars and for most occasions at one of their shops. Now there is another reason for my Mumbai friends to visit the new Experience Center at Grant Road. This is the second Experience Center launch by Fabindia after Delhi which was launched earlier this year.
This unique retail format is the first experience center in Mumbai and just the second one in India, after Delhi. With more such experience centers planned pan India, Fabindia is creating a winning combination of shopping with an experience. This experience center gives you so much more than just shop; it is designed to give you a great experience! In addition to the regular store, which I anyway love, now it has a wellness center where you can do Tea tasting and buy Organic India products; an interior design studio, where you can consult an expert and buy products for your home and interiors; and my top favorite the Fabcafe serving India inspired Dishes from all over India.
Fabcafe is now a reason in itself, why you should definitely make a trip to this experience center and how I could I stop myself from trying out few of the freshest dishes, that too while I shopped!! Fabindia is rightly mixing the trends with tastes at Fabcafe.
Here’s is a bit more about my new favorite hangout place in Mumbai, the Fabcafe. The Fabcafe celebrates India’s diverse cuisine and brings a wide array of dishes representative of various parts of the country.
While focusing on nutrition, the menu brings delicious, unique and creative recipes to the table. Located on the third floor, the Fabcafe with its large arched windows, indoor plants offers a comfortable and inviting setting to unwind and enjoy.
Here you can try an all day breakfast menu, which includes items like Jackfruit flour paratha with Sitaphal subzi, Red Rice Uttapam trio, Egg Akuri, Oats Idli, Ajwain Croissant, Himalayan Superfood Granola with Yogurt and more. You could also go for healthy salads like Chicken Tikka & Green Apple, Quinoa Pomegranate Salad, Shakarkandi Chaat.
The appetizers include wheat free Chicken Momos, Andhra Kaleji fry pate, Tandoori Tofu, Grilled Fish, Kadhai Shrimps. Pair these with a health shot Turmeric Aamla Ganna or Wheat Grass Celery Apple; or with a tomato or coconut soup.
From Delhi to Lucknow; Bengal or Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu; From Parsi Dhansak to a simple clove infused Masoor Dal; you can try a number of main course dishes at Fabcafe. With a number of dishes, you can enjoy a different one on each visit and decide for yourself, which one is your favorite.
My current top list includes Chicken Chettinad with Jackfruit flour Chapati and I could not have come back without the Ganna juice.
For the dessert there you can enjoy Beetroot Gajar Halwa or Anjeer & Date Kulfi among Cheesecake, a Coconut Chocolate Cake and a range of Ice Creams.
If you only want to chat over a small drink you can unwind your shopping trip with a cool Shikanji or Lassi or a Smoothie or choose from a range of hot Tea’s or Coffee with Blue Tokai Beans.
Staying in line with Indian traditions, the Fabcafe’s nutritional principles are simple yet innovative. Based on your dietary options, you can go for Wheat free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Low Carb or Paleo (free of grains, dairy, legumes & sugar) varieties in vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes.
I really loved the Fabcafe, with its authentic flavors and perfect setting. It is a great place to exchange ideas and shopping experience with your friends. To top it all, you can enjoy all this without leaving the experience center.
With the opening of the experience center and specially the Fabcafe, the trip to this Fabindia would never be the same, so go ahead and try the new experience at Fabindia, Grant Road, Mumbai. Here is the location for you…