What’s New on Zephop – June 2017 (Café Edition)

Summer has officially begun and vacations have started too! School and college students – are you looking for fabulous restaurants to chill at?

We at Zephop are coming to your rescue. May has been an amazing month for us. With a long list of new restaurants on-board, we have segregated them according to your mood and purpose! Our first stop – chilled out cafés!

1) Birdsong Café – Planning to take your better half on a nice quite, special date? You’ve found your special spot. Aesthetically done up, it’s healthy options are super yummy!

2) Ambrosia Café and Deli – An inviting aura attached to it, Ambrosia offers phenomenal food. Do you have eternal love for sandwiches and milkshakes? Well, you’ve reached your destination.

3) WOW Bake and Grill – Looking for a late night snack? Visit WOW Bake and Grill for delicious food ranging from pizzas to burgers. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.

4) Healthy Treats – Looking for a healthy way to cheat your daily diet? With healthy dessert options, there is no way you would feel guilty. Try their Gooey Chocolate muffins; you’ll fall in love I promise!

5) Pair A Dice Café – As the name suggests, this café offers many fun board games to enjoy your food with. It’s the best place to take your friends and have a brilliant time. In terms of food, it’s absolutely mouth-watering. Their Nutella Shake and sandwiches are a must!

6) Cake Pop Rush – Cake pop’s are every child’s best friend. With the most innovative and creative cakes, they are your solution for every occasion!

7) Central Perk – Living up to its name, it is themed around the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Entering into the café, takes you back to all the 10 seasons of this show. With amazing pizzas and delicious pita bread and hummus, it’s a perfect place to have some fun.

Get to these places to now to avail amazing Zephop points! We hope you love these restaurants as much as we do! Are you more of a lounge person? Wait for the next blog for some exciting and fun places that you would totally dig!

Lots of love and food, cheers!

Top 5 Biryani Places on Zephop

South Indians love their curd rice, and North Indians love their fried rice. However, all of us Indians love Biryani, a brilliantly balanced amalgamation of spices and tangy twists of flavour. Aromatic and well-spiced Biryanis are always a favourite whether you ask a 5-year-old child, or an 80-year-old man. We at Zephop sure love it – so tour of our favourite restaurants which serve the best Biryani in town! Here’s a round-up, why not use your Zephop points here to redeem these dishes for free?

Arabian Chillies – Mumbai

With flavour, spice and love oozing out, they offer all sorts of Biryani, ranging from Egg to Chicken Dum and Paneer to Veg Biryanis. Each pot is delicately spiced and slow cooked with lots and lots of love!

121 Kitchen: BarBQ – Pune

Great ambience, a live band, amazing service and of course great food including tasty Biryani! Looking for a perfect and fancy evening with some delicious Biryani? You’ve definitely found your place!

Oceanic – Mumbai

If you are looking for a fine dining experience with delicious food – this is your pick. Try their Murg Mussallam Biryani, or even their Hara Masala Biryani. Worth every bite – and you’ll be licking the bowl at the end of this experience.

Red Dot – Pune

A small, cozy restaurant located in Pune, it not only offers amazing Chinese dishes, but also the yummiest Biryani in town! With 4 different versions of Dum Biryani, Red Dot surely knows how to put a smile on its customers face!

Singh Saab – Mumbai

As the name suggests, this is the place where Punjab and Love come together. Many say their Chicken Dum Biryani is a must. With fragrance and aroma in the air, you’ll get hungry just by the smell of their mouth-watering Biryanis.

If you’re a food lover then you would surely know what a piping hot plate of Biryani could do to you. If you haven’t been to any of these places, then go! Let us know what you think, in the comments sections below, and don’t forget to upload your bill to earn Zephop points!

If you know any other place that serves amazing Biryani, then let us know! We’re all ears for great food.

Stay tuned for  our list of Top 5 Dessert Restaurants in Mumbai. Till then, Biryani away!

What’s New on Zephop – May 2017

With the sun shining above and summer officially here , it’s the best time to beat the heat with some delicious food and some quality time with friends and family! Desperately looking for some amazing restaurants/salons to explore? Don’t worry; we at Zephop have got you covered.

The Lab – Step into the world of Science and Food! An experience on it’s own, The Lab offers you with the most delicious food. Head over here, to have a bit of fun with food!

Ustadi – Are you in the mood to try something new? You’ve come to the best Mughlai restaurant in town! Known for its ambience, Ustadi gives you an experience like none other. Great ambience, fantastic food, and the friendliest staff – what’s not to love, all in one?!

Grills & Woks – Is your mouth drooling for some beautiful Chinese or Asian food? You’ve come to the right place. Visit Grills & Wok for authentic Asian dishes like the Spring Roll or even the Thai Fried Rice.

Desserts “R” Us – Sweet, Sweet, Sweet all the way! You name it and they have it – Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins, Pies, Tarts and I could keep going on and on. With such a huge variety of desserts, it’s the epitome of yumminess!

Micasa Salon & Spa – With the temperature soaring outside, how about a relaxing body massage, a refreshing facial and maybe even a summer haircut! It’s always good to treat yourself, especially during summer.  Go to Micasa for a lovely evening of pampering yourself. Be the queen/king of your world!

Have you been to any of theses places, or tried our recommendations? Please comment in the section below and let us know what you thought.

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Until next time, happy travels!

Featured Review – Chai Shai

Are you a chai lover? Cannot get past a day or an evening without a hot cup of tea? Absolutely love settling down with a nice book and a cup of pleasant tea? Well, if that sounds like you, you’ll surely love one of our newest finds – Chai Shai! With its comfiest décor, and the best of chai – I can assure you that your evening will be well spent. Are you looking for an escape plan and want to escape into the world of quiet calm? This is your answer!

With its wide variety of amazing teas, and delicious snacks, it’s hard to not like Chai Shai. Pick up your favourite book and order a hot Pune’s Maramari Tea and some Bun Maska Cheese Grilled to munch on, it’ll be a blissful day. ‘Big things come in small packages’ – well with great food, amazing service, and an awesome ambience, what more does one need? Chai Shai is a business that cares about the likes and wants of their customers and so, have partnered with us at Zephop to bring the best rewards to customers.

Haven’t earned those Zephop points or redeemed any rewards yet? Well, hop into  your car and get your favourite customised tea as soon as possible! Yes, you heard me right. Best thing about Chai Shai? You can make you own customised tea. Thank me later, but this place is one that ever tea-lover has to visit!

Zephop has thoroughly enjoyed. their ultimate and fresh Summer Special Menu as well. With mangoes floating in the air, try some innovative mango dishes at Chai Shai.

Remember the dishes I told you about, and try them out on a perfect Sunday morning for breakfast, or even for a relaxed weekday evening. Loved the teas at Chai Shai? Let us know your experience in the Comments section below. Also, don’t forget to sign up to Zephop to make the most of your spend. Until next time, slurp slurp!

Featured Review – The Lab

Nestled in the by-lanes of Walkeshwar, ‘The Lab’ offers a cozy, comfortable vibe that all of us dream of! A small outlet with colourful low-seated chairs, walls embellished with quirky frames, and paired up with good music, The Lab is an innovative outlet where science and fiction dominates your brain! Have plenty of time to kill? You’ve come to the right place. With exciting board games, The Lab promises you more than a few hours of fun. And the best part is the absolutely delicious food you’re about to order that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. So if you’ve got a few hours and yet are on a budget, head to The Lab!

Are you a hard-core vegetarian? No problem, plenty to choose from. Taking you back to your school days, The Lab is a themed around science, so much so that food and drinks are served in flasks and test tubes! Is the nostalgia already hitting you?

Let me tell you a secret. The best way to earn those amazing Zephop points is to try the Hummus and Pita bread for starters. The creamy texture of the hummus with finely chopped herbs and chilli flakes adorning the olive oil dressing in chickpea-based dip will blow your mind away. If your motto in life is ‘fries before guys’ then it’s about time you try the Mac & Cheese fries. To all the cheese lovers out there, try their crispy cheese balls, which is absolutely a Zephop fav!

Ready for some main course or are you already full? Indulge in some beautiful Penne Arrabbiata Pasta or the perfectly baked Mushroom Pizza. If your tummy still nods a big YES to desserts, slurp into an indulgent Oreo Shake or a Classic Belgian Waffle. This is the best way to earn some Zephop points.

Cannot get over how amazing and fun The Lab is? Come join and sign up at Zephop, to Discover many more breathtaking places. Remember, there is no other place where you can avail the best deals, free rewards, and tons of goodies when you sign up with our loyalty management program. We’re always pumped to hear comments from you, so please drop by your comments and suggestions below! Until next time, From Zephop, with Love!

Featured Review – Red Dot

Let’s plan a date! With temperatures soaring and indoors becoming increasingly more comfortable, how does this sound – a small, cozy restaurant, with soft and slow music playing in the background, offering scrumptious Chinese and North Indian food, and best of all, one that leaves you with a big happy tummy?! Excited already? Go check out Red Dot; I can assure you that you will be surprised. With its simple décor and amazing service, Red Dot sure knows how to make you feel at home.

Located opposite the Royal Challenge Hotel, Red Dot is known to be a favorite amongst youngsters. Affordability and a feel-at-home experience is not the only specialty, but Red Dot also offers its customers with mouth-watering and delicious Chinese and North Indian delights.

 

Waiting for a chance to earn Zephop points? Start with the perfect Chicken Soup or Palak Shorba to ease your throats, because a blast of flavour is coming your way! Next, pamper yourself with some luscious Chinese appetizers, like the Chicken Malai kebab or the most talked about and famous Chicken Lollipop – Schezwan Style. Many claim that the Chicken Lollipop took them to another land. Go ahead and order it – trust me, you’ll be taken to a whole new galaxy. For the main course, dig into some perfectly spiced and juicy Chicken Tandoori, or if you’re vegetarian, some delicious and rich Veg Pot Rice. Finish it off with a flair by ordering a simple and pleasant Caramel Custard or the tempting Gulab Jamun. Is your tummy happy – I’m sure I hear a big YES!

Loving your date? If so, please join us with our fast and convenient loyalty management program to get the best deals, free rewards and tons of gifts. Looking for more eateries you can hog at – don’t forget to upload your bill at Zephop.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We hope you loved Red Dot, and we hope your tummies are as happy as ours! Till next time, happy hogging!

What’s New on Zephop – November 2016

This month, the resident blogger thought, is a great month for reflection. Not only is it that time of the year when the year itself is folding in, but it is also the month when Zephop turns 1.

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And while something that we created has come along way and has taken on a life and an identity of its own, it has come with its fair share of challenges, as all great things do. As I think harder and harder about what it is about a startup culture that is most scary, the answer is very obvious – ‘change’.

At Zephop, we have done change really well. We have changed our founding team, people have come and gone, yes, but along with that we have changed plans, tactics, strategy, behaviours, and pace. We are 1 year old and a 100+ businesses strong because a bunch of people who had never worked together before came together and decided to match the pace of life with our own changes. That is what made us shine.

Most of the things we did, we had not planned for. But it was the strength of our core proposition and our collective belief that ‘this is IT’ that heped us galvanise when the troops were required. So when you are thinking of 2017, think of how much changed for the world this year, and prepare to deal with change on a personal level better.

This may have become a very reflective post, muses Resident Blogger, but hey, if you have got some Zephop points burning a hole in your virtual wallets, it is a great time of year to indulge in some cafe culture. So check out our Discover page!

What’s New on Zephop – October 2016

In between temperatures starting to cool down, long weekends, and many festivals, October is the perfect month to take some time out, catch a break, and spend time catching up with some old friends, some new.

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Chocolate Heaven – Now that some nights are slightly cooler, don’t you have that occasional hankering for some rich dark gooey chocolate. Just head here, now!

Fit Kitchen –  Counting those cals? Want to get in shape for Diwali but don’t want to be left out? This is the perfect place for those sensible calorie-counting bursts in life.

Vanilla Beans – We never tire of the sweet stuff, that is what life is made of! Whether you want cupcakes or something more savoury, this cafe will whip up the dessert of your dreams!

Sri Ganesha – Head here for yummy South Indian delicacies, great service, and the promise of a fantastic dining experience.

WTF – Famous for their light bites and snacks, this is the place to head to when you get the desperate munchies – we know, we get them too! They’re coming up with some fab discounts over the festive period as well!

Have you been to any of these places or tried our recommendations? Let us know what you thought…

If you’ve joined us from elsewhere on the vastness of the web, sign up at zephop.com/signup to get the most out of your nearest restaurant, cafe, boutique, or lounge.

Until next month, cheers!

Featured Review – WTF What’s the Flavour

We’ve not featured a place for a while, so it was high time to start talking about a great new place in Nerul called WTF, who have decided to take customer engagement to the next level by partnering with us here at Zephop. WTF opened in January this year and has already become a hotspot in the area. Here’s why…

The location is great as they are located in close proximity to a lot of colleges – those in SIES or DY Patil will know what we’re on about. The ambience is lively and the vibe is great, especially with the quirky art deco wall. It serves as a backdrop to what we think will be great conversations. It is a great place to either go for a quick bite at lunch hour but at the same time it has enough choice on the menu to host a nice dinner as well. WTF is very pocket friendly and the quality of food as well the portion sizes are great. So when it is your turn to pick up the tab, you might want to take your friends here and maybe redeem some of those Zephop points that are burning a hole in your virtual pocket!

They do a lot of great cold drinks and milkshakes as well, and you can redeem some Zephop points on a scrumptious milkshake or iced tea. WTF are well known for their flavour packed burgers and you must also try the Chicken Sandwich (Grilled Cheese/Mayo). These get consistently good reviews. Sides are to die for, take a look at their chilli cheese fries for instance.

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Everything that WTF is doing, we have thoroughly enjoyed. They are invested and excited about being a part of the Zephop story. So when you go there, try out some of our recommendations, redeem some rewards, show them some love, and don’t forget to have a fabulous time! Till next time, eat well!

What’s New on Zephop – July 2016

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Here at Zephop, we believe in getting bigger and better – real quick. The resident blogger is proud to announce that Zephop is at 25+ new, fun, awesome locations in Pune. Our team at Pune has worked tirelessly over the past month to bring to customers the best deals, rewards, and freebies. Why not check out the Discover page to see where you hit this weekend?

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