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Forget Chai Latte. Try Real Indian Masala Chai at Dhyān

Indo-German couple’s Dhyān brings a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian menu—including some gluten-free items—to Mainz.

MAINZ, February 19, 2016 – The latest of delicious vegan offerings has arrived in Mainz. Dhyān is a vegan bistro with its origins deep-rooted in India. In addition to the world famous Masala Chai and Lassi from the subcontinent, popular foods such as the Parantha and Dosa are some of the eatery’s highlights. The variety of essential spices used in many dishes serves as natural health enhancers, making the food wholesome and rich in taste. Indian herbs & spices are known for their Ayurvedic properties. The bistro also covenants of offering an unusual Indian dining experience of an almost entirely homemade and unique menu selection.

Other than originally-vegan Indian specialties, the offering includes some familiar itemsin the likes of pancakes, cakes, pizza and Flammkuchenas well. Dhyān’s gluten-free offerings are worthy of special mention, especially the gluten-free version of the pancake and cookies – something that will excite the ones intolerant to the protein.

The minds behind the venture are Ashish Verma and his better half Cristiane König. Cristiane is a Political Science Graduate from Mainz’s own Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, and an Indian food enthusiast. Ashish is a reputed Advertising Professional who left behind his corporate career in 2010 to experience a more soulful life. In 2013, Ashish had started the International Travellers’ Hostel & Bistro in the ancient & mystical city of Varanasi, India – also his hometown. The establishment boasts an excellent rating with a Certificate of Excellence 2015 Award on the world’s largest travel website – TripAdvisor.

“We want to show the world that vegan food is much greater and diverse than just tofu and raw salad”, says Ashish who has been a vegetarian since birth. He also adds, “Indian food is much more than curries. What we are offering is not yet another hasty meat- and milk-less addition on the list, but a rather thoughtfully curated menu that would satisfy a diverse range of taste buds!”

“This is the food that globe trotters love to eat while travelling in India. It’s the everyday food that people eat in their homes.”

Full menu is available on the official website: For more information, call 0177- 4011046 or e-mail