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Winners of Food Freak Awards Gurgaon 2014

Winners of Food Freak Awards Gurgaon 2014

RockyMayur IFFAGurgaon, 26 April, 2014 -The winners of the first Gurgaon centric food awards, Food Freak Awards Gurgaon, 2014 were announced at a show-stopping ceremony held at The Westin Gurgaon today evening. The awards were given in two categories Popular Choice and Jury Choice. Hosted by Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, the event was attended by the who’s who of the Gurgaon. 

The winners of Jury Choice were selected by some of India’s finest food connoisseurs chefs like celebrated Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, Pawan Soni, Aalok Wadhwa, Anoothi Vishal, Osama Jalali and  among others who not only excel in identifying the very best recipes and culinary techniques but also understand the importance of food in relation to the culture of a region. Giving away the awards were luminaries from the industry like Rocky and Mayur of Highway on my Plate and Masterchef Manjeet Gill among others.

The celebritiesPawan Soni & Aalok WadhwaMade In Punjab, a fine dining restaurant serving lip smacking North Indian cuisine was voted as the Best Debut Restaurant in the Popular Choice, whereas the much loved Parsi and Iranian Cafe Soda Bottle Openerwala was conferred with Jury Choice in the same category. The awards also accoladed the Home Bakers of Gurgaon where in Sonic Singh of Healthy Bakers and Pooja Nabh of Cococraft Chocolates and Desserts were awarded in Jury Choice and Popular Choice respectively (Full Winners list below)

KunalKapoorIFFAsInitiative of Indian Food Freak.com, India’s leading food blog and restaurant review website, and SPAG Asia, Gurgaon based marketing communications firm Food Freak Awards recognised and honoured the best eateries of Gurgaon who have been instrumental in making the city a foodie hangout in Delhi NCR.

For People’s Choice an incredible 161,000 plus votes were cast, during the month-long voting period.  Voters were tasked with choosing the best restaurants in 22 separate categories, ranging from Best Regional Indian Restaurant to Best European Restaurant and Best Biryani among Others.

Food Freak Awards Gurgaon, 2014 celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic, and responsible. In its inaugural year, awards were given to winners in twenty two categories. The Food Freak Awards Seal, found on winning restaurants, assures foodies they have found something exceptionally delicious that makes them wanting to come back again and again.

Below are the Food Freak Awards Gurgaon 2014 results:

CategoriesPopularJury Award
Best Indian CoastalZambar (Gurgaon)Zambar (Gurgaon)
Best North IndianDhaba by Claridges (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)Made in Punjab (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)
Best South IndianSagar Ratna (Sector 29, Gurgaon)Zambar (Gurgaon)
Best Regional CuisineSoda Bottle Openerwala (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)Bernardos (Super Mart-1, Gurgaon)
Best AmericanChili’s (Ambience Mall, Gurgaon)Chili’s (Ambience Mall, Gurgaon)
Best CaféCafe Delhi Heights (Gurgaon)Cafe Delhi Heights (Gurgaon)
Best ChineseDimsum Bros (Ambience Mall, Gurgaon)Nooba (DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)
Best European7 Degrees Brauhaus (South Point Mall, Gurgaon)Pintxo (Galleria, Gurgaon)
Best ItalianPrego (The Westin Gurgaon)Ristorante 56 (Sector 53, Gurgaon)        Prego (The Westin Gurgaon)
Best Japanese / Korean RestaurantGung (Sector 29, Gurgaon)Komachi (MG Road, Gurgaon)
Best MediterraneanFresco (Ambience Mall, Gurgaon)Casablanca (Double Tree by Hilton, Gurgaon)
Best MulticuisineSeasonal Tastes (The Westin Gurgaon)Zura (Sector 29, Gurgaon)
Best Pan AsianEest (The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi)Wokamama (Nathupur, Gurgaon)
Best AahataMachan (Sector 29, Gurgaon )Area 69 (Ardee City Road, Gurgaon)
Best BakeryAngels in My Kitchen (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)The CUPnCAKE Factory (Sohna Road, Gurgaon)
Best Home BakerCococraft Chocolates & Desserts (Pooja Nabh)Healthy Bakers (Sonica Singh)
Best MicrobrewerySoi7 Pub & Brewery (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)7 Degrees Brauhaus (South Point Mall, Gurgaon)
Best PubCafé Delhi Heights (Gurgaon)Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy (Sector 15, Gurgaon)
Best DebutMade in Punjab ( DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)Soda Bottle Opener Wala (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)
Best BiryaniPurani Dilli’s Al Karam Kebab House (Super Mart-1, Gurgaon)Rumi’s Kitchen (Gurgaon)
Best Kebabs & Street FoodPurani Dilli’s Al Karam Kebab House (Super Mart-1, Gurgaon)Qureshi’s Kabab Corner (Arjun Marg, Gurgaon)
Best PizzaFat Lulu (Arjun Marg, Gurgaon)Flip Bistro (Gurgaon)                               Olive Bistro (DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)


Pawan Soni is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. He is a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is also the Founder of The Big F Awards. The Big F Awards are the biggest Restaurant and Food Awards started by a non commercial - Non Media entity. He also owns and manages Gurgaon Food Freak, Indian Food Bloggers Network, Gurgaon Wine Club, Mumbai Food Freak, Ranchi Food Freak, Hyderabad Food Freak, Bangalore Food Freak, Gurgaon Travel Freak, and Noida Food Freak, Chandigarh Food Freak amongst many other on Facebook.
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