New Takeaways and Restaurants: Pack-a-Pav in Bandra, Kaboom In Lower Parel
• Pack-a-Pav, an 18-month-old home delivery service that specialises in pao sandwiches, is slated to open its first takeaway store in Bandra West on Friday, April 15. The company, set up by entrepreneur Rohan Mangalorkar in November 2014, has catered private parties, concerts and events such as The Lil Flea shopping bazaar. The menu at the store will feature Pack-a-Pav bestsellers such as the mutton shammi pao; herbed chicken seekh pao; and the chicken Irani pao Menu additions that are exclusive to the store will include the tandoori chicken pao with a house-made Sriracha-type sauce; chilli con mutton kheema pao; and mushroom shammi pao. Open daily, from 11am to 11pm. Pack-a-Pav, next to New India General Store, between Pali Market and Candies, St. Andrews Road, off Pali Naka, Bandra (West). Tel: 99202 30240.
• An outpost of Kaboom, the Ballard Estate lunch spot, is slated to open in Kamala Mills in Lower Parel by mid-May. Unlike the flagship eatery, which only operates on weekdays until 7pm, the new branch will be open all-day, seven days a week. Here, as at Ballard Estate, they will serve a rotating menu of global street food favourites such as dim sums, shawarmas, pastas, burgers, banh mi sandwiches and mac and cheese. In addition to these items, you can expect an evening snacks menu and dinner and weekend specials. Open daily, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Kaboom, opposite Times Tower, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
• The second outpost of Kala Ghoda’s San-Cha Tea Boutique opened in Bandra last week. The chain of tea boutiques from Delhi retails white and green teas, oolong, black teas, blooming teas and masala chai from Assam, Darjeeling, the Himalayan Kangra valley, the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, Taiwan and China. The Bandra store, which is located next to tea salon Taj Mahal Tea House, also sells tea accessories such as strainers, tea cosies, kettles, kulhads and cup and saucer sets. As at the flagship in Kala Ghoda, they offer complimentary tastings of their signature brews but not a full tea service. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 9pm; Monday, closed. San-Cha Tea Boutique, Marianville, St. John Baptist Road, opposite Bungalow 9, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2640 0840. Order from Scootsy.
• Dishkiyaoon, an all-day, 3,400 square foot bar and diner, will open in Bandra Kurla Complex on Wednesday, April 13. Helmed by the folks who run Juhu bar Copa, Gaurav Dabrai and brothers Vivek and Kabir Luthria, Dishkiyaaon will serve multi-cuisine fusion nosh such as chicken 65 with lemon pilaf; daliya khichdi; chhole empanadas; bheja in a bun; bottle masala tandoori chicken with poi; lamb avial; BBQ pork flatbreads; paan brownie with gulkhand ice cream; and bebinca with Malibu ice cream. The bar will offer house cocktails including filter coffee martini; jaggery and sugarcane mojito; and Jager float. Open daily, from 8.30am to 1am. Dishkiyaaon, G1, The Capital, same building as Sodabottleopenerwala and The Good Wife, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East). Tel: 022 2652 1088.
• A branch of the Social, the city’s fifth after those in Colaba, Khar and Lower Parel (which has two outposts), will open in Bandra Kurla Complex this month. According to reports, this outlet, designed by The Busride studio, will have a “Communist vibe”. The food and drinks menu will be the same as at the other outposts. Social, The Capital, same building as same building as Sodabottleopenerwala and The Good Wife, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East).