Sorted. Deli – Mind. Blown

Sorted. Delicatessen is the city’s first restaurant with an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free and grain-free dishes.

There is no single grain in sight – be in the restaurant’s kitchen or on the menu. Sorted’s ‘Meet Our Ingredients’ board lists out the main ingredients at play and be assured that they walk the talk. Girish Monie, the owner realized that he needed to make some lifestyle changes. After researching and experimenting with multiple diets, he found that the grain-free diet is what worked best for him. Today, Monie is close to his fitness goal. And Sorted is his hat-tip to promoting food that’s good for you.

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The Juice Bar and Meet Our Ingredients board

Since I am following a no-sugar, no-gluten, no-vegetable oil diet; I am rather encouraged to incorporate butter or ghee [clarified butter] in my diet. However minimal usage of vegetable oil in sauté-ing or air frying is allowed.

Entering this place, I felt the excitement build up inside me, like a kid in a candy store. Knowing that the grain-free restaurant promotes mindful eating and is an oasis for those with dietary restrictions, I knew I could blindly point my finger at any dish on the menu – including desserts – and would absolutely gorge on it and savor it completely guilt-free.

The use of grey and white color in the décor with splashes of turquoise made for a soothing ambiance. Seating is divvied into an alfresco and an indoor seating area. Loved the use of natural artefacts in the outdoor seating area, made you feel one with nature while you partake in your healthy meals.

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The semi-open kitchen
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The alfresco area

Smoothies / Juices

The Green Gorilla is the primate among drinks here. Made with banana, romaine lettuce and whey protein, this herbaceous drink will help you sail through the day.

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Green Gorilla [Rs. 229]

The Anti-Bloat has banana, coconut water, ginger, apple cider vinegar and is a healthy drink with a lot of taste. The coconut water helps rejuvenate and replenish the ions in your body while the apple cider vinegar helps regulate your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The banana binds everything together.

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Anti-Bloat

Soups

The Chicken Soba Noodle Soup was served with buckwheat noodles and a buckwheat and flaxseed bread. Noodles are perfectly cooked, and the broth too sported some amazing flavors. First time tried a buckwheat and flaxseed bread; it was insanely good and takes the soup to another level. #YumYum

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Chicken Soba Noodle Soup [Rs. 159]

Salads

The Iron Feast Salad had quinoa, spinach, kale, dried cranberries, avocado, pumpkin seeds, feta, and drizzled with cranberry vinaigrette dressing. One of the best salads I have had in a while, the crunch of the seeds and sticky sweetness from the cranberries went well with the freshness of the lettuce. #DeliciousDelicious

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Iron Feast Salad [Rs. 219/289]

The Coastal Cobb Salad had shredded romaine, chopped eggs, grilled chicken, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, avocado, green onions, and cilantro lime dressing. Some good flavors there however didn’t match up to the Iron Feast which was an explosion of flavors in the mouth.

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Coastal Cobb Salad [Rs. 289/369]

Wraps

The Chicken & Avocado in Beetroot Wrap had tender chicken strips, spinach, tomatoes, red onions, and gouda all ensconced within a beetroot wrap and served with baked sweet potato chips. The wrap was stuffed with ingredients, and the chips were crispy [a little too crispy, IMHO] but overall the wrap needed some more moisture. Dipping in the accompanying sauce does help but it’s not a replacement to retaining some moisture in the wrap itself.

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Chicken & Avocado in Beetroot Wrap [Rs. 419]

Mains

Having heard much about the diet version of the BC on social media, my expectations from Sorted over their version of the butter chicken was sky high. The Sorted Butter Chicken had chargrilled chicken, carrot roti and served with a side salad. The makhani sauce [gravy] was made using 11 ingredients, each healthier than the other, including carrots, onions, tomatoes, green zucchini, yellow zucchini, broccoli, kale, spinach, beetroot. Even the carrot roti provided along with, was made using 95% carrot, and 5% psyllium husk and chia seeds. The slight sweetness of the roti provided a perfect counterfoil to the savory butter chicken. This dish truly knocks it out of the park. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended #SheerFoodgasm

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Sorted Butter Chicken [Rs. 429]

Desserts

I don’t even remember the last time I went bonkers for desserts ever since my diet started in January. However, Girish assured that all the desserts are completely sugar-free and sans any artificial sweeteners, so I did let myself get excited about the desserts and boy was I satiated.

The Strawberry Cheesecake used coconut flour as base with strawberry reduction for sweetness. Although I was a bit skeptical whether the combination of coconut and strawberry would go well however was pleasantly surprised at the overall flavors. Regrettably, the coconut flour base was a little too dense making it a little hard to cut through.

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Strawberry Cheesecake [Rs. 199]

The Chocolate Hazelnut Tart was the one I was most keen on. Made using buckwheat and almond flour in the tart, the stuffing was bitter chocolate with cranberries and crunchy roasted hazelnut which paired well. While absolutely delicious, it could do with a more supple tart shell. Nonetheless, this was truly guilt-free yet sinful. #DeliciousDelicious

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Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

The Five Seeds Bread Pudding had flax, chia, pumpkin, melon, and sunflower seeds with bamboo, buckwheat for added nutrients. The crunch of the seeds went well with the softness of the cooked bread.

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Five Seeds Bread Pudding

The USP of this place is that every dish on the menu has its nutrient break-up displayed i.e. exact quantities of carbohydrates, protein, fats, and fiber along with its exact calories. Really loved this quantified approach toward food, it makes life easier when you got to watch what you eat. Sorted is a great option for people looking for gluten-free options, diabetics or even anyone with dietary restrictions.

Sorted. Delicatessen is located next to Royal Orchid Golden Suites, Kalyani Nagar.

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