Working in a large hospital with a large team only means one thing- innumerable department lunches. Most of these are meals where we’ve ordered in, bonding and discussing work over good food. We randomly decided to try Frisbees- this take away and delivery joint in Andheri west. (No, it’s not a sporting goods retail outlet like the name may suggest). The Frisbees menu has a listing of pastas, burgers, sides, desserts and of course, pizzas which are their USP.
There are a couple of aspects that need to be covered when running a delivery outlet. Firstly, getting the food on time! If you’re going to make me wait donkeys hours to get the food to me, you can be rest assured I’m never ordering from you again. The food came at the time I was promised on the phone. No complaints there.
Secondly, the way the food is packaged and delivered. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had leaky containers and spillage of food when they’ve been delivered home. Some containers may look good, but they just don’t travel well. The pasta, burger and desserts came in sturdy boxes that survived the bumpy drive on Andheri roads. My pizza unfortunately came stuck to the butter paper in the bottom of the box. Sigh! Such a disappointment considering how good the pizza was.
The aforementioned pizza was a Popeye’s Olive Vegetarian Pizza (Rs. 290/- for a 10″) and is one of their specials. The pizza came with spinach, olives, roasted bell peppers, roasted garlic, walnuts, savoury onion jam, Parmesan and mozzarella. I analyzed their menu and I appreciate the fact that they’ve tried to innovate and use different ingredients as toppings, which is commendable for a simple take away joint. On this menu, paneer tikka is replaced by a paneer pesto. The pizza was decent, and had a good quantity of toppings on top. The base was not too thin, nor too thick, and had the right amount of crunch to it. Would’ve been a star, had their been no paper stuck to the bottom.
The Spaghetti Bolognaise Chicken (Rs. 250/-) was a decent quantity for the price. The spaghetti was well cooked, and I liked the meaty bolognaise sauce. It could have been a crackling dish had it not come drowned in a layer of oil. The excess oil had to be spooned out before we could eat our way through. I’m sincerely hoping this was a one time thing, and that is not how they cook their spaghetti.
Next up was the generously portioned Mexican Beef Burger (Rs. 200/-). This had a beef steak, chipotle mayo, greens, onions and tomatoes housed in a burger bun. My major gripe with eating beef at most new places is that they don’t cook it right. The beef was done well in this case. I would’ve loved to have some salsa or guacamole inside the burger, to make it more Mexican. The burger came with these spiced fries that were just divine. Overall, the burger was absolutely worth it. I want to order the crunchy chicken one next!
The desserts surpassed my expectations, and were the best part of our meal. The Lemon Tart (Rs. 40/-) was decently sized. It had this sweet-sour lemon curd seated on a tart base that was not too hard and not too crumbly. This reminded me so much of the lemon tart I grew up eating at Candies in Bandra.
The Chocolate Mousse Tart (Rs. 60/-) had an absolutely rich and dense chocolate mousse and was not too cloyingly sweet. The Chocolate Gateau (Rs. 70/-) looked like a mousse to me, but had a soft and moist cake base in the bottom of all that chocolate. Overall, we enjoyed both the chocolate desserts.
Overall, Frisbees delivers on both- good food and decent pricing. Would I order from them again? Yes, for their pizzas and the desserts that won me over. Folks in Andheri, you may want to catch this Frisbee!
37, Andheri Shiv Shakti CHS,
Municipal School Road,
Near DN Nagar Metro Station,
Indira Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Phone: 022 65324111, 022 65325111.
(Delivery or take-away only)