What’s New on Zephop – December 2017

Hello from the editor’s desk. We hope you have all been good and are looking forward to some downtime and relaxation at the end of the year. We also hope you are planning to have lots of good food, because we definitely will. Here at Zephop, we are rounding up 2017 and putting together our plans for 2018.

2017 was a great year for us. Not only did we see a huge growth in operations month-on-month, but we also had the pleasure of inviting a few standout interns to work with us. Most of this blog was taken over by our Marketing Intern, who injected her own voice and enthusiasm into the round-ups of our self-professed love for food. One of our co-founders got married to his long-term partner (yay!) and another is engaged!

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We executed many plans that we had on our to-do list and trialled many initiatives. Unlike last year, this year all our marketing collateral remained largely the same and as a brand, we felt we had found our look and voice. Like most things in life, we have had a few downs too. Some of our progress hasn’t quite been what we’d like it to be. And some of our schemes have failed – but every day, we learn, we teach, and we go. We’ve made some changes to the way we work and we have also edited some of our plans to make sure they fit our goals. At Zephop, we have always believed that if you are not swamped with work and stretched to the limits, something is wrong. And so far, it has been SO good!

So, for 2018, we will continue to do the things we have done well this year, and keep coming up with new ideas, initiatives, and hare-brained schemes. Because, if we don’t stir the pot, who will? Best wishes to all and your family and friends over the festive period. See you next year!

Top 3 Chinese Places on Zephop

Chinese Food can only make you smile, and nothing else. The rising love for Chinese food in Mumbai is absolutely incredible. Do you love Chinese food? We do too, and that’s why we at Zephop have dedicated ourselves to finding amazing Chinese places, where you can earn points as well! Here’s our top three, close to home.

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The Golden Wok

Located in Chembur, The Golden Wok is ready to offer you delicious dishes that will definitely blow your mind away. Forget taking a trip to China, when we bring China all the way to you. Pocket friendly prices, warm ambience and absolutely smashing food comes your way. The classic Spring Roll, Crispy Spinach Chicken and the Kung Pao Paneer are some of Zephop’s favourites!

Status

Another one in Chembur, Status is easily a go-to amongst the local crowd. Specializing in both Chinese and Mughlai dishes, Status will soon be your favorite! Good value for money and yummy-in-my-tummy will be your thoughts after eating at Status. Order their starters to avail lots of Zephop points and great free rewards!

Chembur74

The amazing dishes and blast of flavors Chembur74 offers you is absolutely unbelievable. It is a handy option for shoppers after a busy day at the Cubic Mall. A small, yet cozy place that offers some finger-licking food! They serve you with a lip smacking variety of seafood and Chicken! To be blown out of your mind, try their Chicken Crispy for a great festival inside your mouth!

Are you excited to have some yummy Chinese food already? What are you waiting for, rush to our favourite Chinese places! To earn points, don’t forget to upload your bill to Zephop.com! If you enjoyed the food, or have any comments, please leave a word on the comments section below, so we can have happy Zephoppers as our customers! Like us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page for regular updates!

Until next time, keep it cool!

Flip Bar & Kitchen – Featured Review

Smile Eat Laugh Talk Drink Shout – do these sound like you? You’ve officially found your favourite place! Quit searching, and meet us at Flip! Finger Licking Indulgent Pleasure, or also called Flip, is definitely our new place to chill at.

With absolutely smashing interiors, welcome to your new home! If you think the ambience is brilliant, the upper deck will be a pleasant surprise. With amazing music blasting through the speakers, it puts you on a groove like never before!

Are you sheesha lover? Get ready to have an experience like never before! Amazing décor, food, ambience, and all at an absolutely reasonable price – it’s impossible to not like Flip! Now, coming to the food, if you’re the type who love to try new and interesting things, here’s your next challenge – Cilantro Pineapple Jalapeno Kick. As crazy as it sounds, try it out and let us know what you think! If you feel fruity and fresh – Watermelon Caprioska is your deal !

Are you the type who tries to bring in healthy with every dish? Does Spinachy Mini Samosas sound inviting? Or even try their Tiny Chipotle Spinach Cheese Balls, for a burst of cheese inside your mouth! Trust me, you cannot go wrong with these options, tasty but also healthy.

For you non-veg lovers, try the Papas a la Saif, a renowned dish from the Chef. For yumminess and love combined together, try their Buffalo Chicken Nachos, beautifully made beetroot tortillas with tender and flavourful chicken!

For desserts, why not try the Red Velvet Shake! A combination and a delightful surprise all in one glass, with Hershey’s Kisses, M&Ms and a smashing chocolate Ganache. If you’re not in your car, on the way to Flip – well what are you even waiting for? This is a dream come true! So, head to the newest favourite in town!

If you have an awesome experience, share your thoughts with us on the comments section below! Don’t forget to upload your bill to Zephop.com and win amazing offers! Till then, Flip, Flip, and FLIP away!

Genuine Broaster Chicken – Featured Review

Looking for a perfect date? We welcome you to Genuine Broaster Chicken. A perfect mini version of American bars themed across various concepts clubbed together to get the perfect feel. You’ll see quirky, fun and decorative things such as rugby helmets, antique photo frames, stained glass, artistically semi-finished walls, interesting and eye-catching comics drawn over the walls, checkered American diner tiles, and list continues. It’s not easy to miss the fine details they’ve thought about , making the atmosphere absolutely delightful!

Let’s talk about what makes a good restaurant! I can think of three checkpoints – one, amazing food, two, super duper interiors and ambience, and three, friendly staff! Do you agree? Since we established the fact that the interiors are amazing, let’s talk about how friendly and helpful the staff are. ‘Helpful and friendly’ are an understatement for Genuine Broaster Chicken’s staff. Always on their toes, they’re ready to help you with everything that you might need. From deciding what to eat in their delicious menu, the staff is as lovely as the food.

Now, coming to everyone’s favourite part – the food! I’m sure; you’ll be blown away. Try not to be blown away to another galaxy! If you’re a die-hard fan of chicken, try their Broaster Platter. Trust me on this; this would be the best chicken you would have eaten. Ever. With 3 different types of chicken served to you, it’s super easy to fall in love with this dish. Melting Chicken Pillows is another favourite amongst Zephop-Chicken lovers. With a good amount of cheese melting in your mouths, and chicken flavouring up your taste buds, welcome to the land of heaven. They even have a special way of frying the chicken, which makes it really special and very tasty.

Are you convinced that this might be the best place for you in this universe? Go check it out real quick and have the best time ever! Upload your bill to Zephop.com and win amazing offers! We love Chicken, but we love you more!

Featured Review – Ambrosia Café and Deli

Ambrosia is a great place in the bylanes of Marol that will surprise you and make you very very happy, for sure. With indoors and outdoors seating, Ambrosia Café and Deli is indeed the best place for a quiet and fun evening. The ambience is absolutely beautiful and creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy your meal in. Ambrosia got it just right with fun board games and cards to keep you occupied.

Coming to the part you’re all waiting for – the FOOD. If you’re a fan of Chicken Wings, Ambrosia Café and Deli has you covered. With a slight hint of barbeque flavor to it, these Chicken Wings can take you to places. Want to do it right? Try the Chicken Steak. Trust me, no one can even try to be disappointed.

If you’re vegetarian, try the Garlic Mushroom Crostini, or even the Veg Lasagna and get ready to be blown away. You can even try their large variety of absolutely yummy pizza and pasta! Every dish on their menu is a favourite of Zephop’s.

On the topic of desserts, you HAVE to try their Kitkat Waffle. It is absolutely bursting with flavours, and it’ll leave you craving for more. If you’re an Oreo fan, then they have a special Oreo Waffle made just for you! Crispy, Crunchy, Yummy, Tummy – are these the words you’re looking for? I think you have found your destination.

Do you love it already? Do get to one of our favorite places in town! Comment below about your experience with Ambrosia and tell us what free rewards you redeemed! And do not forget to sign up to Zephop.com, upload your bill and earn many points and fun gifts!

Till next time, polish it off!

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 – Brownie Point, Wanowrie

The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and all I need is yummy food! If you agree with this, than you and I have one thing in common. We love food, and we LOVE food. Do you ever think to yourself – “I wish a yummy, chocolate filled brownie melts in my mouth?” Well trust me, I have a solution. We at Zephop are coming to your rescue! We recently discovered the perfect place to satisfy your dessert cravings.

Brownie Point located in Wanowrie, Pune – will definitely be your next favourite dessert stop! Located amongst many other cake shops alongside, Brownie Point stands out purely because of its incredible quality. A bakery with delicacies ranging from flaky puffs, to juicy and piquant wraps and rolls. You’ll find heavenly Muffins and Teacakes all the way to the most gorgeous pastries here! Has your stomach already started growling? Brownie Point is not done yet! Best of all, it offers a huge collection of brownies. Walnut, Hazelnut, Ferrero, Fudge, are just a few to name from this very extensive and yummy list.

Planning an impromptu party? You’ve come to the right place. With their excellent service, combined with their beautiful cake designs – Brownie Point bakes a perfect customised cake within 20 minutes and is also willing to deliver it at your doorstep. Dessert Angel in disguise, right?

Why not go to our Discover page and check them out? To redeem some of those Zephop points, we recommend trying the delicious Blueberry Cheesecake, and as amazing as that sounds, it does a fine job melting in your mouth. The Oreo Brownie, with melted chocolate oozing out as you dive into it, is another favourite.

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Liked Brownie Point? Did you have a favourite brownie, or a pastry which you thought was the best looking? Please let us know, our ears are always open for comments on food from the best foodies out there. Can’t wait to read your comments, till then, brownie it up!

What’s New on Zephop – January 2017

Happy New Year, everyone. From us here at Zephop, we hope everyone had a chance to catch a break, eat some good food, maybe travel a little and catch up on some well-deserved sleep. We hope your 2017 has kicked off to a fantastic and enthused start.

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The Zephop team has finished its reflections of the past year of work and we are hoping to make some changes as well as introduce a bunch of new things. Nothing like a startup to mix things up constantly, eh!

We will continue to do the things that have worked well for us in the past and we will keep you posted here about the things that change. We hope you continue to use Zephop and it integrates seamlessly with your daily life. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we are listening! Let us know.

Until next month, let the good times roll!

What’s New on Zephop – August 2016

Here at Zephop, we can’t quite decide whether we love the rains or not. Well, we do love the pitter-patter of raindrops and curling up with a cozy cuppa and design some Zephop collateral. But we’re not enjoying the trek about towns when it’s pouring heaven’s insides! New things continue to happen at Zephop, and for August, it’s Pune places.

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121 Kitchen BarBQ – This place ticks all the boxes for us – from having an open air area to a great menu for home delivery. Discover the best of both local Pune favourites as well as Oriental choices in a laid back and relaxed ambience. Buffet is served in the open area at the back, and the options are delectable.

Anonymous Cafe Bar – The food at Anonymous is delicious, the service is known to be prompt, and the ambience is terrific. All ingredients for a visit spent well!

Brownie Point – We were getting in itch in our sweet teeth, collectively. So we onboarded a confectionery/bakery. Yum!

Cafe Rettro – Pune’s cool new hangout spot. They have a great selection of food and drinks on offer. Great ambience, good food, fab service – what’s not to love, we say?!

Red Dot – Sea food and Mughlai lovers to head here please. Time to try out some of those fabulous starters and main courses and redeem some Zephop points.

The Cartel – Quick bites and long nights will be your highlights of this visit. Head over here to grab a pitcher of their finest draught and pair with some delectable snacks.

Victoria 3 – Whether you want a light bite or the full works, you will be amazed at the variety of choices on offer. The food is excellent, try the Murg Jungli. And the service is great.

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

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Until next month, cheers!

What’s New on Zephop – June 2016

While the heat continues through the summer months, the Zephop team continues to weave magic with numbers! So many more businesses take the Zephop way to reward customer loyalty with fabulous free rewards. The Zephop team has been joined by our second batch of 3 interns on our Business Development Internship, more bright jazzy individuals who are pumped about being a part of Zephop’s growth story. As always, here’s a sneak peek into our Discover page.

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Bake-a-licious – With cakes, cupcakes, cookies galore, we love getting more bakeries and confectioneries on our Friends list.

Cowboys Cafe – Apart from the fairly usual menu, this place delights with some mouth watering Chinese, Indian, as well as  Mexican fare.

Desi Videsi –Simple menu, fabulous food. We loved the selection at this place,with their no-nonsense list of great rewards.

Divine Bowl – This is from Zephop to our veggie friends. With temperatures soaring higher, why not indulge in the simplicity of a vegetarian fare by redeeming some Zephop points for some fabulous starters and main courses.

Kook – From Tandoor starters to the Chinese main courses, dishes are packed with flavour and are very good value for money. Free WiFi,live sports, and delivery! Sorted.

Maratha Excellency – Whether you are after a solid biryani or just some yummy noodles, this is home!

Marine – Food and one of our first hukkah places! Now, isn’t it amazing to save some Zephop points and redeem them for a free hukkah? First date swag!

WTF What’s The Flavour – Small and packs a punch. This place has managed to get the home cooked taste at perfection! To get some Zephop points and feast on a huge and ingenious selection, take a look on our Discover page to Connect with them!

Zenzibu Da Sky Lounge – Bright and beautiful furnishings in the lounge with comfy sofas to dine on. Great ambience, good food, fab music – what’s not to love, we say?!

Zendesi Aroma of Indian Flavours – We loved the Indian options on offer. The food is excellent, and it is one of those places where you do not need to think long and hard about what you want. The menu does what it says on the tin, good comfort food!

Have you been to any of these places, 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 free rewards at your nearest restaurant, cafe, pub, or lounge.

Until next month, cheers!