All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And all work and no gourmet food, makes Jill a really sad girl! With work life becoming more hectic by the day, stepping out for a nice lunch once in a while is a luxury we like to indulge in. But with the traffic situation in the city worsening, and restaurants not always being very close to offices makes this luxury challenging. Of course there are many logistic solutions, like FoodPanda and Swiggy, but did you ever think they have way too many options? So many places listed, their menus, offers, combos – arghh! If I am ordering a meal for my team of 35 members, I could be at it for a while doing nothing but this!


Chicken Roulade and Veg Ratatoille

Then a good friend of mine told me about The Runaway Chef. Well he started off with ‘They don’t deliver in your area yet …’, but I wasn’t disheartened. So when Syed from The Runaway Chef kindly offered to send me some samples to the total opposite side of town, I was quite excited! Of course it had to rain, and there was monumental traffic jams, but I finally got my food. The assortment surprised me. The veg ratatouille with spaghettis was a fresh sumptuous meal, came with grilled vegetables on the side, a bun, and 2 kinds of sauces – one for the spaghetti and the other for the bread. The food was delicious, not spicy, but also not sparing the essential seasonings and condiments. In effect, it was food that was tasty and not bland! While in the packaging, very neat by the way, the portion looked small, halfway through the meal, I realized this was a going to be a pretty heavy dinner. The components are packed neatly, making the portions compact, not small.

Next up was the Chicken Roulade with mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables and bread. The dish was creamy, and the potatoes were done just right, complemented the chicken very well. As with their other dish, this came with two sauces as well, one for the mains and one for the bread, and undoubtedly the portions were good. The price of both the mains were 200, which is very good in my opinion, and completely worth it. They promise a delivery time of 45 minutes in their working area, and they have a daily menu that you can order from. Now the best part: The Runaway Chef actually gets the world on a platter. Their offerings everyday are across cuisines and regions, from Indian to Latin American, Australian to Mexican. I have been checking out their menus and hoping they expand to my side of town!

A lot of folks ask me that photos they see of food on a website is different from what they receive. Hence this illustration below:

Runaway Chef

Top: What You See Botton: What You Get

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