These are Bollywood’s favourite gourmet restaurants
When the munchies strike, you gotta do what you gotta do
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Bollywood’s fittest names never strayed too far from their avocado and kale smoothies, but when you have friends at the finest gourmet restaurants and a healthy paycheque to blow it on… Well, that should explain why gym bunny Katrina Kaif makes regular concessions for the dim sum platter at Hakkasan, Mumbai. Priyanka Chopra, meanwhile, turns to burgers from In-N-Out in USA as a stress-buster before red carpet events, and Kareena Kapoor Khan is a Yoko’s Sizzlers kind of girl.
If you’re hoping to ever-so-casually bump into your favourite star on your next night out, these are the places to stalk.
Bollywood’s favourite places for eating out
It takes a lot to make fitness freak Katrina Kaif cheat on her fitness regimen, but she swears that the dim sum platter at Hakkasan, Mumbai is worth the infidelity. She also drowns all her seafood cravings at Gajalee, but doesn’t discriminate about the restaurant when it comes to paya with kadak pav.
It doesn’t take sky high Nike billboards to let you know that Deepika is a fitness freak; those washboard abs speak their own truth. But when the munchies do kick in, you’ll catch the Bajirao Mastani star at Ping Pong in London, digging into a platter of dim sums with a mountain of shopping bags at her side. Back home, she is known to frequent A-lister magnet, Olive Bar and Kitchen in Bandra at all times of the night.
Ruling all those international best dressed lists is stressful business, but Priyanka has got her priorities straight. “If I want to indulge or if I’m feeling stressed, especially before a red carpet appearance, I need to have a burger from In-N-Out (an American fast food chain). I like to balance my meals out, and I don’t believe that starving myself, or denying myself food I love, really helps,” she revealed in a recent interview.
Pre-stardom, Sonam was a card-carrying member at the Elco Paani Puri Centre in Mumbai. Now vegan, the actress indulges herself at, “The Pantry, because of the ambience and the organic ingredients that they source. The Table in Colaba is worth the visit if you are really celebrating an occasion, or like your food made from fresh, seasonal vegetables,” she divulged to a leading daily.
Malaika Arora Khan
Zero points for guessing why Malaika Arora Khan is seen almost daily at the healthy eating joint, Kitchen Garden. The fitness conscious actress tops off her gym dates with a smoothie run to the Bandra eatery.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
As a child, Kareena’s favourite food memory was digging into the sizzlers at Yoko’s, Mumbai. As she made inroads into Bollywood, she ensured that her diet was crafted around her love for indulgent food. She is now a regular patron at Wasabi at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, while the Pali Village Café serves as the backdrop for her (many) brunch dates with the squad.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Eating out is one of the many casualties of being a reclusive couple in showbiz. But the Cantonese fare at Michelin-starred Hakkasan in Mumbai is enough to make them regularly brave the paparazzi.