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: 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
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#PEOpleStories: Sweet Sins by Shalini

PEO Exclusives Sep 23, 2020
Sweet Sins by Shalini #PEOpleStories with Shalini Salvi “Sweet Sins by Shalini S” is a home-venture by a self-taught and a talented baker Shalini Salvi nee Sunder. A south-Indian by birth, now married into a Maharashtrian family, Shalini has a strong Army background since childhood and still remains deeply rooted in the Army scenario married to a young captain serving in our brave armed forces. Her father served in the Air Force and that culture and discipline have trickled down in her every single action, be it in baking or in routine life. Her baking story begins in a remote part of Arunachal Pradesh, where her husband was posted as a part of the Assam Rifles. Shalini had a 6month old son and celebrations were in order for the 6-month birthday. Now, remote location town meant a scarcity of resources starting from basic electricity itself. Shalini went around town looking for bakeries to buy a cake for her son’s birthday but nothing was available. So she decided to bake a cake herself using her mother’s recipe. The next obstacle was electricity. Her location got power supply only through generators and that too after 7.30 pm every day. Using an electric oven was simply out of the question. However, her husband’s army regiment had a small bakery with a wood-fired oven and that is where she saw the light at the end of the tunnel. The cake turned out to be super delicious and was appreciated by the unit officers who were also invited to the birthday party. The Commanding Officer of the unit then requested her to make a Bison (good luck symbol in North East India) shaped cake for the unit anniversary party which was hosted for over 100 guests. The cake again turned out to be a hit among the Army officers. And that is the moment she realised she has that baking instinct in her. Now, there was no looking back!! She got better with every cake she made for her family members and events. In 2014, she moved to Pune, took some baking classes to perfect her skills and set off on her baking trail. Words of appreciation spread across town and she had customers who even provided her with the raw material and asked her to bake some wonderful cakes. She soon started becoming a popular name in the cake market and her customer list has been growing ever since. She has a small yet professional setup at home and she is a one-woman army in her cake-baking world as she believes that no one else can replicate or translate her ideas into a cake, the way she wants it. She also is involved in imparting her knowledge and art of baking to many cake enthusiasts. Shalini also participates in “dessert tables” in the city where sweet and savoury bakes are displayed as the star attractions. Shalini bakes. Shalini bakes a lot. And Shalini ‘commits’ sweet sins by hypnotising her customers with her delicious creations like cakes, desserts and even savoury bakery items. Shalini makes a lot of people happy with her desserts and till date there has not been even a single complaint. Shalini is super-talented. Be like Shalini https://puneorders.in/peo/sweetsinsbyshalini #PEOpleStory by Amit Dharwadkar
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#PEOpleStories: Steak House, Philly Fried Chicken & Green Salad Company

PEO Exclusives Sep 8, 2020
“Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession”This is a story of a young man who followed his heart leaving behind a conventional ‘safe’ job, an enthusiastic woman who joined hands sharing the passion for food, a young hardworking couple Ritika Honey and Ankit Krishan Kathuria who are currently running 4 ventures together! It all started 5 years back when Ankit was working in an advertising field. He used to love cooking and feeding his friends and family. The constant encouragement by friends was a driving force to start something of his own. In 2016 he took a plunge and decided to quit his job without letting his family know, to pursue his passion. He embarked his new journey by starting a small humble cafe serving Continental and American fare, cuisines he fell in love with during his frequent former work travels around U.S. He kept working as a one man show initially- from taking orders, cooking to serving not knowing what lies ahead of the way. But after these initial hiccups, soon the business picked up by word of mouth from patrons, smitten by the magic in his hands, the concept of an open kitchen, their wholesome meaty burgers and bacon dishes! Philly Fried Chicken In 2018, with the thought of expanding business in a sustainable approach and taking his love for American cuisine further he opened a cloud kitchen. “He entered the sector which was dominated by the big brand KFC. We worked around the flavors of the fried chicken to suit our Indian palate” Ritika further added. Another delivery kitchen was started with a menu of healthy bowls and salads focusing altogether different audience, just in time when people started looking at salad bowls as full meals. The story behind third venture is interesting! Ritika, his then girlfriend, now wife would always love to try steaks whenever she used to visit Pune back then. With hardly few restaurants that can be counted on fingers serving a good steaks in the Pune, Ankit decided to open a delivery kitchen in 2019 dedicated just for her love for steaks! #lovestoriesaroundfood. Steak House As Ritika joined hands sharing her love for food alongside her job in the research field, they planned to start another venture dedicated to North Indian food, which then went on hold as a result of the lockdown. Nevertheless, from a single man to more than 30 people working for the same cause, they came a long way! And I am sure this will reopen soon. And if you are wondering what brands I am talking about! Presenting you the new partners on #PunEOrders.in – Philly Fried Chicken, Green Salad Company and Steak house, siblings of a well know old kid on the block- The Bohemian Kitchen! Green Salad Company They are thrilled to be on board and expressed their gratitude to Aniruddha and PEO team for this opportunity! She added,” it was a moment of joy and relief as the news of #puneorders.in was out. It’s a good feeling that we are fighting this battle together. A great initiative benefiting both restaurateurs as well as customers. Eager to reach out and serve more people pan-Pune” Ritika responded to the query regarding guidelines stating all the safety measures like daily temperature checks, masks, sealed packaging, hand sanitization are strictly followed ensuring food reaches to the customers safely. They are based in Viman Nagar and open for orders! Check them out here- https://puneorders.in/peo/steakhouse/https://puneorders.in/peo/phillyfriedchicken/https://puneorders.in/peo/greensaladcompany/ #PEOpleStory by Sayali Yevale-Raundal

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