Overall Rating: 4.5/5
I have a massive sweet tooth, and I simply love variety when it comes to desserts. But heavenly as they are, they are also filled with calories and having more than one slice of cake is a huge indulgence.
To solve some of these problems is the new entrant on the delivery-only bakery scene- The Bombaykery- which works to satisfy all your sweet cravings, with delicious bite-sized baked goods, so that you get to taste a variety of items, with lesser guilt. Why the name Bombaykery? Because the people behind this venture are originally from Mumbai and they want to expand their menu to include some quintessential Mumbai flavours, like their cutting chai macaron.
I was lucky enough to taste a number of their products, each better than the previous. I tried:
Cupcakes: I tried 4 cupcakes- Nutella, Nutty Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Red Velvet. All the cupcakes had a delightful soft and springy texture. The red velvet had a tart cream cheese icing, while the icing for the dark chocolate cupcake was rich and luscious. The ganache topping on the nutty chocolate cupcake also had a lovely creamy texture, and the nuts on top were well roasted. But the winner was the Nutella cupcake. The icing was light but still had a rich chocolate flavour, and the gooey Nutella filling inside the cupcake was a lovely surprise. This cupcake is a must-try!
Lemon Tart: The tart shell was thin and crisp and was baked perfectly. Also the balance of the tart to filling was spot-on! But what took the tart to another level was the tangy lemon curd. Very often, lemon curds end up being either too sweet, or not lemony enough. But in this case, the flavour was just the way it should be.
Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart: This was spectacular. The tart shell here again was superb. The layers of the chocolate ganache and the salted caramel (a combination which is a personal favourite) just elevated this dessert. Also, a special mention here on the salted caramel- the balance of sugar and salt was precise, something few people get right.
Kala Khatta Baked Cheesecake: I simply love cheesecakes, and I’ve had many, but none like this. The mix of blackberries and blueberries in the compote made the topping pleasantly sour, while the cheesecake itself was zingy and light. The crust was also incredibly tasty, and the base was crunchy, but the sides had become a bit soggy. Though I personally really loved the dessert, the sourness of the cheesecake may not be a hit with everyone.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie: Another spectacular creation! I’ve had a couple of red velvet cheesecake brownies before but they have always been really dry for some reason. But this one was moist and fluffy, while the icing was adequate in quantity and delicate in flavour. Really lovely!
Macarons: I am a huge macaron fan. But I feel very few people know how to get the texture right. The outside of the macaron should be crisp while the inside should be light and bubbly, and they should break apart instantly- they should be slightly chewy, but not hard at all. I tried the lavender, passion fruit and chocolate macaron. The texture of their macarons was spot-on, and the flavours also came through- especially in the passion fruit one, which just tantalized my taste-buds.
Nutella & Sea salt Cookies: Amazing texture- buttery and soft, with gooey chunks of Nutella inside. The sprinkling of the sea salt made these cookies exceptional, though I would have liked a bit more Nutella inside.
Walnut Brownie: The brownie was fudgy inside and had a paper-thin crust, just the way it should be. However, the brownie could have been a bit more fudgy for it to be among the best I’ve had.
Biscotti: Probably the best I’ve had- finally one that got the sweetness right. Biscotti needs to be just faintly sweet, and that’s exactly how this one was. Also, it was really toasty and crunchy, and would be a perfect accompaniment to tea/coffee.
Cheese Straws: Incredible is the word for these. Thin, crunchy, extremely flavourful. They really packed a punch, looked amazing and I just couldn’t stop at one. The straws had a lovely background flavour of spices, a strong punch of cheese, and a slight bitter note at the end coming from the toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
I always ask myself after each meal, which is the one dish/dessert I would go back for. In this case, it is so different, as I had to ask myself which one I wouldn’t like to go back for, and the answer is none!
All the desserts are really polished in their flavours and combinations. There is a lot of care and attention that has clearly gone into their creation and not only are they sublimely delicious, but they are also made using the finest ingredients and are also very well presented.
The elegance of the desserts transcends into the packaging, which was clean and neat- simple yet elegant. A customized box like the one I tried would also serve as a brilliant gifting option.
Moreover, all the products were reasonably priced and were surely value for money.
For all these factors, The Bombakery becomes a must-try, and I’m sure once you do, you’ll be hooked for a long long time!
The Bombaykery Phone No.: +91 9811801005 ; +91 9810222150