Gourmet food brands are proliferating throughout India. From nut butter and artisanal bread to unique dips and delectable jams, these small-scale companies are delivering gourmet to our plates and substituting preservative-laden food with healthier options that taste, appear, and feel so much better than it has ever been. Let’s look at some of the healthy gourmet food brands to include in your pantry:
Käse’s brilliant creations can only be described as “Cheese Magic.” Their cheeses are all made from antibiotic-free, unpasteurized milk. Käse, established by Namrata Sundaresan and Anuradha Krishnamoorthy, combines tastes and ingredients in novel ways. Malgai Podi cheese for fans of south Indian cuisine and Ruby Feta (laced with beetroot and roast garlic) for the more modern palate — they offer plenty to choose from.
2. Yellow Butterfly
Our New Weekend Menu is out.
All dips are made with utmost care and we follow all protocols.
Fresh Ingredients used and No added preservatives.
Small batch only.
The dips are low in calorie and it's a great snack.
— Shivani Tolia (@shivzi) July 18, 2020
If you’re a snacking squad member looking for healthier gourmet food brands for your nightly binge, you’re in for a treat. Yellow Butterfly’s homemade dips, spreads, and dressings are nutritious, free of preservatives, and flavorful.
3. Ether Atelier Chocolat
Did you suppose this chocolate company was founded by someone with a background in chemistry? Chef Prateek Bakhtiani discovered his love for all stuff pastry and pursued it while attending some of the world’s most famous culinary institutions. The outcome is a beautiful synthesis of his influences: fabulously rich and extraordinarily complex chocolate with flavours that seem like the back of a cologne package: juniper and raspberry, burnt maple, bergamot and oak.
4. Bhuira Jams
A picnic blanket, a hot cup of tea, and finger food topped with Bhuira Jams’ guava jelly equal a less sinful version of Mad Hatter’s tea party. Bhuira Jams’ jams and chutneys are packed with tonnes of flavour and made with produce from Himachal and neighbouring areas. All Bhuira Jams products are said to contain 50% whole fruits and, despite being completely preservative-free, have a two-year shelf life.
The Kochi-based company’s USP is that it connects young, urban Indians to indigenous, age-old spices, blends, and sauces by attempting to make them hip and easy to use. Bhut jolokia and mango jalapeno sauces, banoffee and ginger marmalade, sweet spreads, and natural spice blends are just a few examples.
It is India’s first USDA Organic and Fair-trade certified chocolate manufacturer. The bulk of their ingredients are sourced from India. Pascati’s primary goal is to assist India’s chocolate farmers. They pay a premium for the cacao through Fair-trade, which goes back to the Indian cacao farming community in Kerala. It contributes to a better farmer’s livelihood as well as several community initiatives to preserve the environment.
The “bean-to-cup” venture brings together Indian coffee beans and Italian roasters. Some coffees are sourced in Chikmagalur, while others are sourced in Modena, Italy.
The honey, which is sourced from the hilly forests of Uttarakhand, contains no chemical additives or antibiotics and is certified organic.
9. Tokai (Blue)
Blue Tokai is an artisanal coffee brand that is well-known in India. They have cafes in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Kolkata, and Noida. And the figure is constantly rising.
Blue Tokai sources its coffee beans from estates all around India, and each one has its distinct flavour. Their seasonal coffee, obtained from Orchadale Estate (Shevaroy Hills in Tamil Nadu), includes notes of blackcurrant, apricot, and Jackfruit. They distribute throughout India. What distinguishes Blue Tokai from other companies is their ongoing efforts to educate consumers about artisanal coffees, brewing techniques, and technology.
For many years, it has been a centre for healthy living and holistic philosophies. People interested in manufacturing and distributing sustainable food have naturally gravitated to the area throughout the years. Auroville itself provides a variety of similar foods through its online store. Trail mix, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, cookies, nut butter, pickles, pasta, spices, oils, syrups, and jams are some of their best-selling items.