These days it seems like everyone’s talking about health food – or wait, it may be just me :P
So when I heard about Bueno, in the DLF Cyber City food court, I was keen to try it.
Bueno is a tiny counter in a food court, offering up healthy “fast” food. Everything is prepared in-house from scratch, with zero preservatives, and nothing is processed. They replace mayo with hung curd for creaminess, use only whole wheat for their breads, and cook only in olive oil. The food comes to you in disposables made from recycled sugarcane!
Intrigued yet? I’ll bet you are.
Here’s what we sampled.
We started with some lovely plump Steamed wheat dimsums (chicken) – they were generously filled and came with a spicy sauce. I found them slightly greasy, but I’m glad it was all olive oil!
The Smoked chicken garden fresh salad was quite good – it was a large potion of lettuce, smoked chicken bits, onion slivers, and cucumber half-moons doused in a lemon vinaigrette. The dish also came with some crisp garlic-loaded toast – yum!
We tried the Paprika grilled mushroom sandwich which was stuffed full of a spicy mushroom and tomato mixture, with lettuce and onions. The multigrain bread was fresh and very soft.
The drinks were ordinary but refreshing. The Pineapple juice had a hint of mint and great fibre, while the Watermelon one was laced with ginger.
My favourite thing was the gorgeous Tomato and Basil thin-crust stone oven pizza. Packed full of tomatoes and melting cheese, and studded with bits of basil, this one was a delight. The crust was thin and crisp, and the grainy mustard that came with it was excellent – so much better than the gloopy yellow stuff from a bottle. I do wish there was more basil on the pizza though.
For a sweet finish, it was Chocolate surprise – 3 chocolate-ty chunks rolled with cornflakes, crisps, nuts, and raisins. No complaints.
Despite its humble location and small menu, Bueno serves mid-day meals to 175 underprivileged children at Diksha, a non-profit school in Gurgaon – isn’t that heart warming?
If you’re ever in the area and are looking for a quick snack in between a meeting or shopping, Bueno is a good choice.