Little did I know that Fasoos, a “food on demand” company was founded way back in the year 2011. Prior to that, it was functional as QSR, at strategic locations across major cities; First being in Pune in the year 2003. It is India’s only vertically integrated food venture where the ordering, distribution and order fulfilment is taken care by their very own staff and is not outsourced to anyone.
With the founders having no prior knowledge about F&B Industry, they have come up the hard way, scaling up operations in about 9+ cities, setting up of 125 fulfilment sectors and a Serious C round of funding. Leveraging the social media, it’s also one of the very few Restaurants who used Twitter to undertake food orders.
I have been trying out their offerings since quite a long time and had mixed reactions. I appreciate the team for experimenting on the Menu and constantly being on their toes introducing new dishes every now and then. Navratri, an annual festival is celebrated in different ways across India. Rituals may be different but one common thing is the fasting which many of people take up. Call the ignorance or busy schedules or luxury lifestyles trending currently, we are hardly left with time and patience to cook fasting-friendly food. In such scenarios, food outlets like Faasos comes to our rescue.
The menu is diverse ranging from Sabudana Wada/Khichidi to Curries to Parathas and Desserts. I opted for Paneer Makhanwala Royal meal with Kuttu Ki Paratha. Packaging is classy like always with almost no or less spillage. Sabudana Wada had become soggy and was not fried to that crisp-perfection as we generally eat at home. The quantity of Paneer Makhanwala was sufficient for two and tasted little bland but that is how Vrat food is supposed to be. Kacche Tamatar ki Sabzi was a good accompaniment made with the quintessential masalas. The Alu Paratha, reasonably stuffed tasted well even after getting cold. There was curd too which I skipped. The Sabudana Kheer with a hint of Elaichi and garnished with dry-fruits gave a perfect ending to the meal.
All in all, the food was bit greasy to be Vrat-Friendly. At Rs 305 including delivery, pricing might appear steep but do note that they always run some or the other offer.