I am not a big fan of the eating joints in India that serve Indianized versions of Chinese & Italian food, and overly spicy & fatty Indian food. Typically, their food is prepared to destroy your health and is not even really tasty. Now why I got encouraged enough to right this article about Apna Sweets is because I saw something that differentiates them from their typical cousins. Apna Sweets is more that a sweet shop. It is also a restaurant, a pizza joint, an Indian Thali and buffet joint, an ice-cream & juice parlour, a chocolate shop, a bakery, and even prepares traditional Indian food like Dal-Bafla on Sunday afternoons. Everything here is vegetarian and egg-less. The popularity of Apna Sweets can be judged from the crowds that throng this place all day. With all that going for Apna Sweets, it is only natural that they will have outlets in more than one place. There are two adjoining restaurants in Vijay Nagar itself and apart from that there are four more in Indore (Malganj, Old Palasia, Sapna-Sangeeta, and Annapurna Main Road), and one each in Dewas (A. B. Road), Ujjain (Taran Taal Square), and Vadodara (Rajlaxmi Tower, O.P. Road). Phone numbers of all the outlets are given later in this page. Apna Sweets joints are open daily from 10.00am to 11.00pm. We still need know what is so special about Apna Sweets, so read on...
|Apna Sweets Restaurant Vijay Nagar Square Indore|
The first thing that struck me behind their cash counter in Vijay Nagar Indore was the invitation to the customers to inspect the Apna Sweets' live kitchen. Now that takes confidence because most Indian restaurants including those in some of the so-called five star hotels in India will not extend that invitation. Another interesting feature was their pizza. Apna Sweets call it Indi-Pizza and make it with their own home-made cheese. A medium Veg Indi-Pizza at INR 99 only is a steal because the vegetable toppings are generous and you can choose the sauce that you want on it, like a sweet or a spicy, sugar-free variant. Indi-Pizza is cooked in coal & wood ovens, not in electric ones that are used by pizza chains like Dominos & Pizza Hut. Actually there are very very few pizza outlets in India that use coal-wood ovens. And thirdly, all the food portions in Apna Sweets are generous and the prices are lower than most other restaurants in the same category.
|Indi-Pizza at Apna Sweets Restaurant Vijay Nagar Indore|
Apna Sweets'buffet and Thali (combo) meals are great value too. Limited Thali meals are served from 12.00 noon to 10.00pm daily in Local (INR 140), Jain (INR 160), Poori-Sabzi (INR 120), and Punjabi (INR 140) variants. Parcel orders cost INR 20 extra for each combo. Their special Dal-Bafla meals are served on Sundays from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm at INR 140 each.
The Chinese Platter that includes Chili-Paneer, Veg Manchurian, Fried Rice, and Veg Noodles is also great value at INR 160. A South Indian Platter costs INR 140. There are snacks (North-South-West Indian, Chinese, Italian, Burger_sandwiches, and even two types of Sizzlers. Most dishes are priced between INR 50 and 100. Buffet lunch (12.00 noon to 3.00pm) and dinner (7.00pm to 10.30pm) cost INR 160 and 180 respectively.
|Apna Sweets Bakery and Restaurant Vijay Nagar Indore|
The bakery stuff here is all egg-less. The rest of the menu has hot-cold-fresh drinks, ice-creams, kulfis, mocktails, and milk shakes. There are vegetable juices too in seven variants at just INR 40 each. See, Apna Sweets is really more than just fat and spice. I liked it and I am sure you will like it too. While ordering mention your particular preferences and they will try to comply. Sometimes, you will need to wait for your order to be served so please be patient.
Apna Seweet Outlets and Phone Numbers
Bhagat Singh Marg, Malganj: 2343410, 2343411
Navneet Tower, old Palasia: 2566527, 2562446
Vijay Nagar Square (1 & 2): 2557610-11, 4279528, 2557310
Sapna-sangeet Road: 2464612, 2464613
Annapurna Main Road: 2794040, 2795050
A. B. Road: 250277
Taran Taal Square, Dewas Road: 4013500
VADODARA, GUJARAT (0265)
Rajlaxmi Tower, O.P. Road: 3018121
|Posted by Narinder Singh|