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If you are on a look out for New Places to Hangout in Lucknow, give Messy Tomato a try!

Be it your 1st date or a private party, pull up at Lucknow's Messy Tomato for a good time!

When in Lucknow, there are endless eateries and food options to take your pick from and the city truly leaves you spoilt for choices while seamlessly fitting into everyone's budgets! Joining this bandwagon of dining hubs in the city, Messy Tomato here in Gomti Nagar, is finding a way into our hearts through its varied fare selections coupled with comfy interiors and it is as good as a fine dine restaurant gets.


What's the vibe?

As you walk in, the woody tones with splashes of colours and mellow lighting paired with a groovy playlist, is bound to catch your attention and each nook here, is Instagrammy AF. Additionally, the WiFi and designated smoking area, are winning the brownie points. Oozing with a cozy vibe and blanketed with just the right amount of warmth, Messy Tomato is a perfect place for first dates, chill session with buddies and even for an elaborate dinner with family.

This 60-seater multi-cuisine restaurant also has provisions to host private parties, so if you've been looking for a place to let loose with your partyholic peeps, then Messy Tomato will be your haven! If you're gonna opt for the vegetarian package, you've gotta shell out ₹549 and for the meat lovers, the deal starts at ₹749. Although they are slated to receive their liquor license soon, Messy Tomato can arrange booze for your parties, just for the day.

For your palates, hearts & Instagram!

While the interiors and the decor will set your mood when here, the food is sure to set you in good spirits! No matter what you're craving for, be it Indian, Italian or fusion, Messy Tomato will be at your service. We'd recommend you to try out everything but if you're looking to be bowled away at the first bite, then you can opt for their creamy Makhni Pasta or the silky Pesto Pasta.

But if you think that your tummy is asking for a power-packed meal, then you should order the Mutton Raan or the Champaran Mutton and soak it up with any of their Indian bread options. The zingy Imli Chicken BBQ and spicy Chilly Prawns, are also fit for your appetite and to wash it all down, go for the Desi Desi or the Phulo Phalo drink. We are also fans of Shades of Grey, which is a concoction of lavender and honey and Cookie Wala Love too, which is nothing short of a sweet bliss! On a side note, their Shawarma is to die for and a plate of their Cheesy Jalapeno Fries, can we fix your mood within a jiffy.

To end your meal on a sweet note, Messy Tomato has included Motichoor Rabdi Parfait and Choco Paan Mousse in their desserts' section and trust us, you're gonna be like a kid in a candy shop, when presented with them. Take a note dessertarians, this is your ticket to dessert land, where are there are no worries of calories or a bulging muffin top!

So what we're saying is-

Messy Tomato's menu is made up of dishes that are fresh, delicious and alluring. These will leave your palate craving for 2-3 more bites and before you know it, you'll be back for another dinner or lunch meeting! So if you have an upcoming hangout with your foodie gang, then hop over here to binge on an array of deliciousness amidst a swanky setup. Oh BTW, you can even avail of parking facilities here, which is a plus point. We bet, this is eatery is gonna jump ranks in your favourites' list and you can, of course, thank us later!

Location: CP 101, Upper Ground Floor, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010

Timings: 11 AM- 10:30 PM

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on info@robinhoodarmy.com

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

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Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

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