Give the walks a miss, and take home your Iftar meal this Ramadan
Though the famous Mosque Road stalls have been pared down to barely 16 from a staggering 150 this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t get your fill of Iftar goodies. From the cult favourite Savoury, to Turkish delight Doner Kebabs, restaurants will be more than happy to see you part with their special boxes, comprising Iftar favourites, including succulent kebabs, mutton samosas, imported dates and more. Here’s where you can get yours.
Known for its Turkish spread, this restaurant’s box is a mix of healthy and indulgent snacks. Giving the quintessential biryani a miss, this one will include a doner kebab roll,a doner salad, fruit juice, dates, fresh fruits and French fries with a doner dip. `200. At MM Road. Details: 8150033330
This true blue Indian box contains a helping of haleem, apart from the much-loved onion samosa, a bowl of fresh fruit salad, dates, fruit juice, and Rooh Hafza. It is also packed with more substantial dishes including chicken biryani, coin paratha with chicken curry, chicken kebabs and shawarma rolls. `400. At JP Nagar. Details: 49336333
Giving the traditional box a bit of a twist, Zaitoon’s Itfar boxes come with barbecued chicken, accompanied with kuboos, chicken gravy, a selection of other non-vegetarian snacks like baida roti, samosas, coin parathas, dates, shawarma rolls, kheer and more. `299. At Old Airport Road. Details: 41482777
The Dubai-based airlines will be offering complimentary Iftar boxes to those flying to and from the Gulf region (across cabin classes, on select flights), and Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina. The boxes, featuring modern Arabesque motifs, pack in Middle Eastern favourites such as za’atar chicken with hummus, spinach fatayer, halloumi cheese and cucumber sandwiches, sweets like mammoul and dates, as well as yoghurt. They have also arranged snack boxes at the Dubai International Airport Terminal 3. It will be handed over to passengers before or while boarding their flights, and includes pastries (cheese fatayer) and Arabic desserts (baklava). Details: emirates.com
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo & Barkha Kumari