Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Food Series Part 3– Organic Shopping

In continuance with the earlier posts, for organic shopping in various cities (you can read them here and here), here are a few more cities.

Happy Shopping :)


Online Market (sells regular grocery, but also keeps organic)

Organic Vegetables


Fabindia Overseas Pvt. Ltd.
Jeroo Building,
137, M.G. Road
Mumbai - 400 001

Satvika Bio-Foods India Pvt. Ltd.
B202, Ganga Estate, Off V.N.Purav Marg,
Chembur, Mumbai – 400 071
Online shop -

Store Address:
Bandra(W) : Naturally Yours, Shop No - 2, Pali Hill, Nargis Dutt Road,
Next to Cozi Homes, Bandra - West, mumbai
Landmark : Opp. Indian Overseas Bank.
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm.

Chembur(E): Naturally Yours, Shop No.3, Ground floor, Neelkanth Commercial Complex,
Chembur Station Road, Opp. Krishna sweets/next to Orchid Hotel, Chembur (E), Mumbai.
Timings : 10 am to 8 pm.

Vileparle(E): Naturally Yours, Shop No.3, Ground floor, Meenal Apartments,
Shradanand Road, Opp.Navinbhai Thakker Hall, Vileparle (E)
Timings : 10 am to 8pm.

Online Markets


Organic Bazaar
New Atharva Market, 
Next to Hotel Shivar Garden, 
Near Jagtap Dairy Road, 
Pimple Saudagar,
Pune – 411 027.

Just get Natural
Shop No. 71, B-10
Brahma Majestic, Off NIBM Road
Kondhwa, Pune 411048

Organic & Naturals
Kamaljha Apt,Shop No-1,
Opp DSK Showroom,
Bank Of Baroda Lane,
Jangali Maharaj RD,
Shivaji Nagar, Pune – 411005

No 2, Buena Vista,
Near Kailas Super Market,
Viman Nagar,

Shop No: 2,
5th Avenue Building,
 Dhole Pa Ph. Road,
Pune – 411014

Shop No : 71,
Malakshmi Vihar,
Opp Subhiksha,
Pune – 411001.

Srushti Organic Foods
Home delivery of 100% organically grown vegetables once every week.



Vriksh – the Organic Store
 No. 88, 3rd Main,
 Bangalore - 560003

Adi Naturals
620, 6th B Main, 11th Cross
JP Nagar Phase III
Bangalore 560078

Ayushman Organic
5, Vijaya Complex
Near C.V. Raman Nagar Bus Stand
Kaggadaspura Road
Bangalore 560093

ICRA ‘Samskruti’
No. 22, 5th Cross, Michael Palya 2nd Stage
New Thippasandra Post, Bangalore 560 075

Era Organic
348, Dollars Colony,
RMV Club Double Road,
RMV Second Stage,
Bangalore 560 094

Fresh Earth
730 CMH Road
Indiranagar, Bangalore

In the Pink Organic Bazaar & Restaurant
93, 6th Cross, N.S. Palya,
Dollars Colony, BTM Layout
2nd Stage, Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560076

27/7, Sri Kote Ashirwad Towers
Outer Ring Road, Doddenakundi, Marathahalli, Bangalore 37

Samruddhi – The Organic & Nature Store
30 MIG, 1st Stage, 1st Cross, KHB Colony
Behind Corporation Bank
Bangalore 560 079

24 Letter Mantra
#686, 16th Main, 39th Cross
Jayanagar 4th T Block
Bangalore 560041



Earth Shop
SD Road, Hyderabad
Organic Stores
Road No. 12 
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad -500034





Ecoliciously Organic 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Finds

Assorted Home Decorative Items

Clockwise from Left:

  1. Set of three terracotta pots from Craftsvilla (Rs.500/-)
  2. Set of three terracotta pots in shades of blue from Craftsvilla (Rs.500/-)
  3. Set of two synchronized terracotta dishes from Craftsvilla (Rs.550/-)
  4. Terracotta hand painted Warli toothpick holder from Homeshop18 (Rs. 399/-)
  5. Terracotta designer vases set from Homeshop18 (Rs. 549/-)
  6.  Terracotta hand painted and knitted pen stand from Homeshop18 (Rs. 399/-)
Disclaimer - Thrifty Thursday Finds is not sponsored post

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Some Hatke Soaps

Here are some unique, different, hatke soaps. These soaps look delectable enough to eat :)

1. French Clay Soap
Move over French Wine. Now have some French Clay Soap to pamper yourself.

French Red Clay soap from Burst of Happyness
2. You Say Tomato
Had tomatoes in your Salad? Now have some for your skin

You Say Tomato Soap from Burst of Happyness
3. True Desi Soap
A truly Indian soap with Haldi and Besan

True Desi Soap from Burst of Happyness
4. Mud A Lot Soap
With goodness of Thai White Mud
Mud A Lot Soap from Soulflower
5. Charcoal Soap
Made with Activated Bamboo Charcoal which absorbs bad smells and toxins.
Charcoal Soap from Soulflower
6. Orange Carrot Detox Soap
Move over detox smoothie, here comes Orange Carrot Detox Soap
Orange Carrot Detox Soap from Soulflower
Ecoliciously Organic!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Finds

Disclaimer - Thrifty Thursday Finds are not sponsored posts.

Something for the Kids

Organic Baby Body and Hair Oil (Rs. 250/-)*

Organic Baby Oil (Rs. 250/-)

Shishu Ubtan (Rs. 120/-)*

Handmade Elephant Pooper Decoratives (Rs. 65/-)^

Handmade Elephant Pooper Decoratives (Rs. 65/-)^
*Can be bought from Natural Mantra
^Can be bought from Eco Tokri

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wrap Them Up

In the last few posts, we have been talking about gifts. So now is the time to wrap them up!!!

Here are some ideas to notch up your ecolicious gift a lil bit higher. Wrap them in equally innovative green wraps. Not only are these earth friendly, but also pocket friendly as well as easey-peasy.

Use Newspapers
Spruce them with little flowers, laces, buttons or any other idea 

 Fabrics make great gift wrap

 Just wrap them and tie with a ribbon or bow and you are ready to shine

Baskets make it all look it like a gift from fairies

Go to your garden to make it truly green

Spruce them up
For the artistically challenged like me, an easy no-sew way to spruce up the gift packets.
Tutorial for this can be found on My Sparkle.

Ecoliciously Organic 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Rakhi Gifts - Ecoliciously Organic!!!

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.
                                                                                                                                                    Amy Li
Wishing you all a very Happy Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is an important Hindu festival which celebrates the relationship of brother and sister. On this auspicious day, sisters tie rakhi (the sacred thread) on their brothers' wrist symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.

This year there has been some confusion on the exact date of Rakhi, with some pandits saying that Rakhi is on 20th August as it is the full moon day, while some saying that though it is full moon day the auspicious time to tie rakhi is after 8.30 p.m and since these festivals should be celebrated in morning, hence rakhi should be celebrated on 21st August.

Whichever day you choose to celebrate this festival, an ecoliciously organic gift will always be the winner for you. Here are some choices for your gift.

For your health conscious sister, you can choose from an array of organic chocolates. Many online sites are also selling it. You can also find them in stores such as Godrej's Nature Basket.

A basket of collection of exotic and organic tea.

A hamper of organic skin care range. You can get them online.

Organic make up range.

A basket of exotic hand made soap range.

A beautiful bonsai for the ones with the green thumb.

Lead and Paraben free perfumes.

Let your imagination run wild. Your gifts will stand out in the array of gifts and you will be appreciated for your thought, that's for sure. You surely are going to get this comment.

Ecoliciously Organic


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Independence Day

Parabens, Sulfates, Silicones, Petrochemicals, Glycols, Phthalates, Lead, Synthetic colours, Artificial flovours..........What do these have in Common?

These are chemicals which are either present in our food or in the cosmetics that we use.

Large scale use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers have led to highly toxic food (Remember the Satyamev Jayate episode?). So no matter how carefully we buy our veggies and fruits, and no matter how much we clean and wash them, they would still be laced with chemicals.I am not trying to scare you, but just trying to help in making an informed choice.

The same goes with cosmetics. No matter how high priced the brand is, these are most certainly laced with chemicals.

Though disturbing, but we all know that it is not surprising. So lets exercise our Rights of Choice and give ourselves and our loved ones FREEDOM from Chemicals, Pesticides and Additives. 

And as they say - 'All big journeys start with one little step'


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Finds - Organic for Men

Something for the Men

Cream Shave - Rs. 555/-
Peppermint Cream Shave - Rs. 499/-
Dab on Gel (May not be organic, but does not contain chemicals and alcohol) - Rs. 465/-
Face Wash (May not be organic, but does not contain chemicals and alcohol) - Rs. 655/-
EzyShave Oil (Not Organic, but does not contain Parabens, Peroxide and Ammonia) - Rs. 274/-

Ecoliciously Organic

Better Things for Better Half

With Id and Teej round the corner, gift better, preservative free things to your better half. And as they say - Its the thought that counts!!!

Here are some ideas

Organic Spa Hamper (something like this)

Spa Voucher
Organic Lipstick

Organic - Or better yet Ayurganic Clothes ( Organic Cotton Dyed in Herbal Dyes)
A real rose dipped in Gold
Do let me know if you also know of any "Ecoliciously Organic" Gift.

Ecoliciously Organic

Unique Gift

The season of festivals and gifts is just round the corner. Would you like to gift this to your loved ones?

Real Rose preserved and dipped in Gold

Do give your views and comments on this unique gift.

Ecoliciously Organic

Eating Out - Organic Options

When we try to make a lifestyle change (mainly eating) such as eating less or no sugar, eating low fat, eating less salt etc. there is one thing constant that can threaten to jeopardize efforts of lifestyle changes, and that is what to do when eating outside?

The same dilemma is faced by people who strive to eat organic.

Fortunately, now in many cities, organic eateries have come up. I have tried to compile a few of them*. Go ahead enjoy a hearty meal.

  •  Navdanya Restaurant,Dilli Haat, Opposite INA Market, New Delhi
  • Tattva Fresh Organic Kitchen, T-71 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
  • Navdanya Restaurant, G 18, Parshavnath Plaza, Sector 27, Noida
  • Organic Express, DLF Phase-3, Gurgaon (does not have dine-in option, only home delivery)

  •  Birdsong - The Organic Cafe, Shop no 1-5, Jenu-Jenai, Waroda Road, Off Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

  •  Lumiere at 27/7, Sri Kote Ashirwad Towers, Outer Ring Road, Doddanekundi, Marathahalli, Bangalore (Also in Cochin)
  • In The Pink Organic Bazaar & Restaurant, No.93, 6th Cross, N. S. Palya, Dollars Colony, BTM Layout, 2nd Stage, Bannerughatta Road, Bangalore

  •  Anokhi Cafe, 2nd Floor, KK Square, C-11 Prithviraj Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005 
  • Down to Earth Organic Food Store & Cafe,  H-4 Akul Chambers, Shakar Marg, Tonk Phatak, Jaipur

  •  The Dune, Eco Beach Village, Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet

  •  The Manadala Resort, Ashvem, Goa
  • Blue Planet Cafe, Agonda, Canacona, South Goa (An award winning restaurant)

  •  Brownie restaurant, Bungalow No 53-1, Old Sita Travel Building, Next to Doordarshan Kendra, Varanasi Cantonment

*Disclaimer - The above list of eateries/restaurants has been compiled from different sources. I take no responsibility for the authenticity or accuracy of information provided here. There is no claim to this compilation being exhaustive and would welcome any information you have to provide.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Food Series Part 2- Organic Shopping in Gurgaon

In continuation of the previous post, here is the list of some shopping options for buying organic in Gurgaon.

Godrej Nature’s Basket  
Shop 42, Upper Ground Floor, DT Megamall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Tel. 0124 4805900, 4805906 (All Over India)
Le Marche 
G104, Galleria, DLF IV, Gurgaon
Tel. 0124 2806019

Live Organic 
 12, Vatika City Market, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122018
 Tel: 09873937528
Modern Bazaar
Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg, Gurgaon
Tel. 0124-4212190, 4212191
Stock brands like 24 Letter Mantra, Green Fiesta, Organic India, MB’s own Brand, different imported brands, unbranded pulses, spices, rice, tea, oil, cereals, fresh green leaves mixture, etc.
Swadeshi, The Organic Store
SCO-393, Sector 29, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Behind Petrol Pump, Gurgaon, Haryana.
Tel. 01242577507, 09990166900
Free Home Delivery: 18001803434
The Altitude Store
G-20, Central Plaza Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Organic Vegetables
Tijara Organic Farm
Sneh Yadav, Gurgaon
Tel : 9810115396

Delivers to Gurgaon on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Organic Milk
Other websites