Healthy Buddha brings fresh, organic goodies to your door
While organic food options in the city are multiplying, for many it’s still not convenient enough to wholeheartedly embrace, and some areas of town are better served than others. Enter Healthy Buddha, an e-commerce venture launched earlier this year by Gautham PB and Anurag Dalmia, which allows you to order online, and have fresh seasonal produce as well as kitchen staples delivered to your home.
Laying out the reasons for choosing organic food, Dalmia is keen to stress that it’s not a ‘new fad’, but a return to traditional farming methods. “When people try our fresh produce, they often say that it tastes like the fruit and vegetables that they remember from their childhoods. That’s because the chemical-laden food that we consume today is actually a relatively new thing,” he explains. While cost can be off-putting (organic food can typically be between 40 and 100 per cent more expensive than non-organic food), the duo shares that Organic Buddha is making an effort to make organic food more accessible, keeping prices down as far as possible. “We work directly with farmers, cut out the middleman, and keep our margins as small as possible,” they say.
Sourcing fresh produce from farms around the city, the company also works with farmers India-wide for foods such as apples, oranges and sundried tomatoes. New products are added to the range almost every week, and recent additions include cheese, peanut butter and mango pulp. A full range of pastas (including wholemeal varieties) is forthcoming. As of now, the company delivers in and around Indiranagar, Whitefield and Old Airport Road. “We want to consolidate our presence in each area first, to enable us to keep prices down,” says Dalmia. “But the long-term plan is to deliver not just everywhere in Bangalore, but also pan India.” Details: healthybuddha.in