Pune Eat Outs 'coz Pune Eats Out!

पुण्याचे खाद्यप्रेम अनुभवलय ?What is PEO ?

Pune Eat Outs is Pune’s premier and most popular social food community. What started of as a journey of simply sharing food related experiences in the city, is today a thriving community of PEOple, restaurateurs, home chefs, and much more. Despite being over 1,50,000 in number we’re super active and yet we’re a closely-knit bunch of enthusiastic souls.

Bringing together food experts, restaurateurs and everyone who loves to eat - since 2005. For over 14 years we have bonded over the common love for food, not only online, but also offline through regular PEO Meets and PEOple Connects - igniting a community spirit that moves us to do more and better every time!

PEO is a family and it's PEOple make it what it is today.

What makes PEO truly unique is the genuine bond between food lovers and food creators; helping the culinary landscape of Pune evolve. As the bridge between these two sides of the same coin becomes stronger, the social currency of PEO is being measured in laughs and memories.

Pune Eat Outs 'coz Pune Eats Out!

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खान - पानावर भान हरपणाऱ्यांची सार्वजनीक सभा !PEO Meets, PEOple & More

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#PEOpleStories: Shree Mahalaxmi Misal

PEO Exclusives Oct 15, 2020
Someone has rightly said that “Every great dream begins with a dreamer” Mr Sandeep Hawaldar, a pharmacist by education is a live example of such a dreamer. With mere liking towards food and passion to serve a delicious and good quality product to the masses, he shut down his up and running #medicalstore in New Sanghvi and started a #MisalJoint named #ShriMahalaxmiMisal in the same premises back in 2009. This huge step taken by him is a great instance for the fact why people choose to pursue what they like rather than what others wish them to pursue. When asked why did he choose misal as the main dish, as Pune already has it’s own popular places, he shared his idea of having to serve authentic #KolhapuriMisal to Puneri foodie. He wanted to serve a misal that included shev chiwda which is one of the most common ingredients used in Kolhapuri misal and is served along with matki usal, kat, onion, etc. They are having two option regular and extra spicy. And you can order Misal with dahi as well! कोल्हापूर म्हणलं की आपल्या डोळ्यासमोर तीनच गोष्टी येतात!पहिली- महालक्ष्मी देवीचे मंदीर दुसरी म्हणजे तांबडा पांढरा आणि तिसरी म्हणजे अर्थातच मिसळ!तर यांच नाव महालक्ष्मी आहे आणि ख्याती मिसळ ची ! Closure of the outlet around 3 years back didn’t deter him from continuing with what he loves to do. His only wish is to serve authentic and a good quality misal to the foodies out there. With this motto, he is still operating from his house. Currently, the menu is short and they serve only Misal and a few breakfast items but their dreams are bigger! Sandeep was recently added on #PEO by a fellow foodie and he instantly fell for the content and foodies in the group. He has had his share of challenges while running the business, yet his determination and continuous support from his family kept him going. This made me realise that the world is not made up of atoms but instead is made up of stories that are worth remembering. You can find them on-https://puneorders.in/peo/mahalaxmimisal/+
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#PEOpleStories: Shvaan- Au Naturel Dog Food

PEO Exclusives Sep 30, 2020
S#PEOpleStories Shvaan – The Dog Food Story with Kedar Dixit I wanted to start this story with a very popular line from a web series but it will be too much of a cliche so I am going to let go of that thought as of now. While most of us have been struggling to learn and/or perfect our culinary skills for fellow humans especially in this lockdown era, some of us have managed to leap over the fence and make something yummy and nutritious for our 4-legged planet co-inhabitants. A few days ago, I had the chance to speak to a gentleman named Kedar Dixit. Now here is a man who is a mechanical engineer with extensive work experience in his field of IT and has worked with reputed IT companies in India, USA and Europe. And I wondered what is he doing with dog food and the name Shvaan? Shvaan is the Sanskrit word for Dog. Just a quick memory jog – the first time I heard this word, I thought my cousin was mispronouncing the word Swan so I laughed, only to be rewarded with a swift smack on the head. Back to Kedar and while he was narrating his life story, I began to get curious as to what led him to make food for our dog friends. Kedar was driving his life-wagon along the highway of life, passing the usual milestones of job, marriage, kids etc. and of course addiction to food, finally landing on PEO. After he moved back to Pune, the family decided to add a lovely dog to the family and naturally, commercially established branded dog foods became a part of the pet’s life. This commercial food came with its own bad effects and his dog started showing problems like skin infections, weight gain etc.. That was the moment Kedar knew he had to do something about it. Diet is the main factor in weight management (esp when I look at myself ) and the problem lies in that cruel four-letter word Diet. Necessity is the mother of invention and that is where Kedar found his calling. He decided to work on dog food that would be loved by dogs and most importantly, be highly nutritious. He sought information from a world-famous vet about dog nutrition over the Internet and started experimenting, all on his own. He set up a small unit in his own apartment balcony and started making dog food in small batches but with local ingredients only on weekends, balancing his IT job schedule. He finally came up with a basic food formula for his dog and the results were very promising. His dog’s health improved – weight gain is the main problem in labradors but his dog started showing healthy weight loss, better skin and coat texture and a happy glow overall. His friends saw the results and pleaded with him to make some extra food for their dogs too. The other dogs showed very positive results too and like fire spreading in the wind, word of mouth publicity took over and Kedar soon started becoming a popular name among the pet owners’ community. Finally, his calling bore fruit and instead of dragging himself to office, he resigned from his IT job and went full-fledged into his dog food business, giving it a perfect name Shvaan. His entire family supported him in his life-changing decision whole-heartedly which was a major push for Kedar in jumping over the fence towards his inner voice. They say “Gharcha Jevan (home cooked food)” is always a healthier choice and with Shvaan, this holds true for our lovely dogs too. Why should they bear the ill-effects of “junk food” like us? Kedar now has a huge and a very delighted customer base with absolutely no complaints till now (*touch wood) and I know it shall remain so for a long long time. If you are a dog-owner or dog lover, you must contact Kedar for some amazing home-made dog food which will make your dog a lot happier. I am genuinely happy to present his story on PEO. Going back to the popular web series line I mentioned at the beginning, I can’t resist but say it – If a man loves dog, he is a good man….(and you know the rest)…. And this man makes healthy food for dogs, so he definitely must be a very good man. https://puneorders.in/peo/shvaandogfood/ PEOple Story by Amit Dharwadkar
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#PEOpleStories: Trelish

PEO Exclusives Sep 24, 2020
Trelish – the premium coffee brew #PEOpleStories “…..but first coffee!” … have been the three golden words for coffee lovers all over the world. Ironically, I am writing this as I sip on some hot chai but my love for filter coffee remains undeterred. Today we are talking about Trelish, a fresh new brand of premium coffee brew that is making its presence felt in local grocery stores all over Pune and in some areas of Mumbai too. All good things start with an idea and cliched as it may sound, the idea for a refreshing filter coffee decoction for the people, came up over a cup of filter coffee between two close friends – Aditi Surange and Kavita Narayanan. Filter coffee making is indeed a meticulous process that involves accurate measures of coffee powder, water, temperature, the equipment etc. You have to get it all precisely correct to extract that spot-on filter coffee brew. And who else can get it right other than a mother? Aditi and Kavita were chilling at home when Kavita’s mother served her usual authentic south indian filter coffee. Aditi was already in love with the Amma-made liquid brew (decoction) and she requested to borrow some of the magic potion so that she did not need to run to popular South Indian cafes to enjoy her filter coffee. That is when these two friends decided to bring that perfect Amma-made filter coffee taste into the market for the masses to enjoy. And the process began….from procurement of coffee beans from Chikmagalur in Karnataka to setting up the entire in-house coffee bean processing machinery to packaging. Initially, they sold the liquid brew in PET bottles at social events. Their brew garnered a lot of attention from the audience but there were two worries – the liquid brew sold in PET bottles had a lesser shelf life, thus had to be refrigerated and secondly, the bottles were not “pocket-portable”. Another important issue with the bottle was – people did not know the optimum amount of brew to be used for one cup. All these factors led to repackaging of the product to more user-friendly, portable pouches that would hold the perfect quantity for one cup. They got a food consultant on board and they tweaked their entire production process so that their product remains free of preservatives and has a long shelf life in the pouches, without any loss in taste and aroma. Equipped with the necessary food licences, they have a professional coffee processing setup in Pune. The final product is checked against the one perfected by Kavita’s mother who is their chief coffee connoisseur and rightfully gives that “motherly” final touch to it. The individual packets are triangular in shape and come in a pack of 7. This unique packaging makes it very easy to carry the decoction packets even when you are on the move. Coffee has been the “elixir” in our lives since centuries. Apart from being a great conversation starter, it has been an amazing catalyst and laid foundations for many friendships and even relationships. Who would have thought thousands of years ago that a simple bean from an insignificant part of the world, could evolve to be such an utmost essential part of everyone’s life today and centuries ahead? The Trelish name is a decoction in itself, as a result of mixing ‘travel’ and ‘relish’ together. Whether you are travelling on the highway of life or you are actually on the road or just sitting with friends or just come back home from a long day, you just need that one cup of coffee to be “reborn” and that is exactly where Trelish comes in. Even before I was given this story to write, I had already tasted their product and it is indeed spot-on!! Aditi Surange and Kavita Narayanan have hit the right note, singing the filter coffee tune and you also might find yourself opening another Trelish packet, humming the Bollywood classic song “abhi na jaao chhod ke, ke dil abhi bharaa nahi” looking at those last drops of coffee in your cup with a smile. 🙂 You can order the awesomeness at https://puneorders.in/peo/trelish/ PEOple Story by Amit Dharwadkar

लयं भारी ... एक नंबर !Friends of PEO

हेल्मेट नंतर सगळ्यात उपयोगाची वस्तु !PEO Privilege Programme

The PEO Privilege Programme is perhaps a first-of-its-kind of an initiative from a social group. The programme manifests itself in the form of a digital app and card that aims at giving a distinguished identity and a range of exclusive dinning privileges to every member.

The programme is aimed at a close-knit ecosystem, and every facet of every benefit has been curated to get food creators and food lovers closer than ever before. It’s an annual programme starting from May 2019 and going up to April 2020.

Throughout the year, we work out some brilliant privileges at select places in and around Pune, and only for a select number of PEO Privilege Members. The privilege offers are more than simple discounts – they’re the perfect amalgamation of the best offerings and unique privileges from some of the most loved restaurants in Pune. And those that have experienced being a PEO Privilege Member in the last 4 years will vouch for the same. This year we promise you the same experience, if not an even more elevated one!

कौतुक काॅलम !Love & Encouragement

आपल्या ठळक बातम्या !PEO in the News