In the midst of Khan Market’s flurry you’ll find, behind a sunshine-yellow facade, this natural light-soaked eatery. Up one flight of stairs, Parallel is part-bar, part-restaurant, and all delicious. You’ll see a place that toys with parallel lines, a washroom that camouflages into a wall (all the better to mess with your tipsy friends), and a minimal space accented with honey-yellow cushions.
At the helm of Parallel are Heena and Abhiram, who take a far-reaching and very immersive interest in every facet of the business. From the interiors and the menu through to naming dishes, ensuring that everything is made in-house, the addition of family recipes to a progressive menu, and the crafty designs on the walls (that’s all Heena), Parallel is their baby through and through.
We sat down to a hearty brunch with Heena and Abhiram, tucking into savoury beetroot thepla tacos, haldi sliders, and buttery tilapia with sweet-and-sour mango salsa. While we all love a good, classic cocktail, there’s always a parallel, and if you pop round try their Broken Down Tibetan Mule (vodka base, topped with spicy ginger ale, sweet fig jam, and a zesty lemon-ginger foam) — it’s divine!