Wholesome juices, creamy smoothies and a light Asian-inspired spread make for an exciting new bistro at Adyar
EVER so often I have wondered about an appealing den for those who may fancy neither coffee nor tea for an enjoyable evening out with friends. Enter The Good Spot (TGS), that caters precisely to this demographic (and more) in the company of the umpteen caffeine-worthy outfits in the city. United by the passion for tasty healthy food and beverage, friends Saravanan Kumar (26) and Srivatsan Desikachari (44) conceptualised this chic 26-seater spacious hangout at Adyar, and have also roped in noted food consultant Bee Bee (of Bee’s Kopitiam fame) to put together a menu that offers a good bite for those seeking fresh comfort fare.
Behind the scenes
“My own personal weight-loss journey got me fascinated about the world of juices, and now, featured on TGS’s menu are a dozen cold-pressed options that are made of 100 per cent fruits and vegetables sans any water, sugar, colour or preservatives. Each serving is generously portioned at over 350 ml,” shares Kumar.
Take their Red Hot Devil, an ideal pre-workout drink with beets, ginger, lemon and cucumber. Dragon Blood scores high on creativity and tastes with red cabbage, broccoli, celery, ginger and lemon. An all-day breakfast Green Tea smoothie is enjoyable with frozen bananas, honeydew melon, green tea, honey and almond milk. Absolutely pristine is their Carribean-pure pineapple juice served with juice ice cubes topped with more fresh pineapple cubes.
Best of the rest
A big thumbs-up is their Peanut Butter-banana popsicle and even the chilli-lime-watermelon popsicle. Keeping up with the theme is Bee Bee’s signature of typical light Asian and Continental plates of starters, main course and a dessert of the day. Seafood lovers will be pleased with their Thai fish curry or Prawn Sesame Toast that has chunky minced prawn on toast that is indulgently deep fried for more crunch.
A must-try is the French-style baked cheesy sandwich or even the Spiced up Quesadilla with a side of plump juicy tomato salsa. The Vegan crunchy Salad and Peri Peri prawn are a standout with their house dressing. While there, try the Noodle Bowl with tofu, okra, pickled carrots, velvety fried egg and spicy Korean Gochu sauce.
Average meal for two at `900. Details: 9941042727