This Friendship Day, give the gift of love and food to your foodie friends through these chef-driven ventures


Even though restaurants have opened, ambiguity looms large over the food and beverage industry, especially the dining business. Home-made restaurant-style food, a concept reinforced by the coronavirus pandemic, seems like a viable and safe option. And what makes these ventures even more reliable and successful is the fact that they are driven by some of the country’s renowned chefs who assure quality with taste. To mark the bond of togetherness this Friendship Day and make the day memorable, check out our guide that lists chef-run ventures in Delhi-NCR for gifting a delicious treat to your BFFs. Place your order, already!

Saby’s Deli – Chef Sabyasachi Gorai

Saby’s Deli by celebrity chef Sabyasachi Gorai came to life in the midst of the pandemic with an aim to deliver fine quality home-like food to those craving for a variety. The dishes are prepared at his personal home kitchen amid stringent hygienic conditions, which is then hand-packed and transported by means of a cold chain. What’s even better is that every order can be traced and tracked. So, if you or your friends stay in and around Delhi-NCR, get your order placed with no minimum order value but 100% advance payment.

Must try: Iceland Salmon Steak, Country-style Chicken Stew, Mason Jar Liquor Cake, Ponchiki, and Old Monk Mousse

To Order: Call them on +91-9810400768

Paris My Love – Chef Sahil Mehta

Paris My Love, as the name suggests, is a passion-driven venture established by food consultant cum chef, Sahil Mehta. Having pursued his interests in pastry and baking from France, Mehta commenced this project as a tribute, which is now run from a home-kitchen studio. Taking into consideration the hygiene measures, the staff and space are regularly sanitized and looked-after so as to deliver an end product that’s free from the most minimal risks.

Must try: Almond Croissant, Lemon Tarts, Fig Cake, Mushroom and Spinach Quiche, and Zebra Cake

Hello Panda – Chef Vikramjit Roy

Widely popular, Chef Vikramjit Roy, the consultant chef behind The Kimono Club and Tian, has recently launched his new Pan Asian delivery service in Gurgaon and South Delhi under the name Hello Panda. Roy’s 19 years of research and love for Asian food are obvious on the menu. From cold plates, ramen to sushi, dim sum, curries, and desserts, there are around 100 dishes on offer and the idea is to give us five-star quality dishes at affordable prices. And guess what – Hello Panda also has cocktail premixes in summer flavours like mango, mint, and basil. For your hard-core Asian food lover friends, there wouldn’t be a better option than this, especially on the occasion of Friendship Day!

Must try: Avocado on Sourdough Toast, Chu Juan Vegan Spring Rolls, Toro Scallion Maki, Roll, Chengdu Chicken Wontons with Dried Chilli Sauce, and Fried Cinnamon Apple Pies

To Order: You can Order Online from their Website

Irtaza – The Curry Affair – Asheem Tapadia

If you are based in Gurgaon or nearby areas, Irtaza is the place from where you can order delicious, restaurant-style food made at home. Their specialty, DIY food kits are meant to add satisfaction to your mealtimes, just the way you enjoy eating out at a restaurant. All the food items are made with premium-quality ingredients and come in a semi-cooked state, with easy-to-understand instructions for the further cooking process.

Must try: Burmese-style Khow Suey Noodles, Farfalle Pasta in Schezwan Sauce, Burnt Chilli Kung Pao Soba Noodles, and Whole Wheat Penne Pasta

Aku’s – Chef Akriti Malhotra

Aku’s home-grown, fast-casual venture founded by Chef Akriti promises freshly-cooked food from scratch in a quick format. From ice-cream shakes to juicy meat burgers, there’s nothing you’ll not find here! Owing to a limited staff working in the kitchen, the hygiene levels are carefully monitored and left uncompromised. So, fulfil your own cravings as well as that of your friends and celebrate this friendships day differently.

Must try: Truffle Parmesan & Parsley Fries, Wild Mushroom Mix Burger, Belgian Chocolate Milkshake, Salmon Tikka, Palak Patta Chaat

To Order: You can call them on Call+91-882-6669-279

The Bespoke Culinaire – Chef Gaurav Chawla

Chef Gaurav Chawla is a creative thinker who has sound knowledge of the latest food trends and extensive experience in international cuisine. Best known for creating a unique blend of global ingredients, dishes & cooking styles with Indian ingredients; thereby introducing a new frontier in the Indian cuisine, Chawla with his home-based kitchen – The Bespoke Culinaire – features an array of vegetarian comfort food to luxury treats.

Must try: Cheese Burst Soya Chaap with Jalapeno Chutney, Mushroom Galouti Kebabs with Sheermal Coins, Dum Biryani with Burani Raita, and Jamun Shrikhand with Elaichi Crumbs