The Mejwaani Story
Discover the journey that made us one of New Jersey’s favourite restaurants
“Cooking is my passion and Mejwaani is my dream, an honest and sincere attempt to promote Maharashtrian cuisine!”
– Supriya, Founder of Mejwaani
George Moore said – A man travels the world in search of what he needs and comes home to find it!
Anyone in a foreign land always yearns that comfort food made by their mothers, grandmothers and wives in the home kitchen that reflect their lifestyle, spice and flavors. The kitchens in India have been the holy ground where cuisine has been handed down through generations and culture has been sustained.
It is this love affair, for being a pioneer in authentic Maharashtrian cuisine, that brought us together to start our eatery venture Mejwaani in Dec 2015! Literally translated as a ‘feast’, Mejwaani aspires to bring homestyle, hygienic and bespoke dishes, that is such a difference from the popularized Indian dishes imminent in the menus of many eateries around.
For a Maharashtrian in America there is still a flavor gap – Maharashtrian cuisine is not just your Vada Paav, Poha and Misal. It is much deep rooted with an abundant choice of vegetarian, meat and sea food options and various spice and heat levels that make up the state’s cuisine palette. Our loyal Maharashtrian and other Indian and local clientele flock here to try our specialties customized to their tastes; something we have been able to sustain and satiate than outgrowing ourselves with volume orders where that taste gets lost.
When the food is made with love, the flavors are always hearty and effort is always honest. Our humility and pride to celebrate the flavors and tastes from the great state of Maharashtra is what makes us come to work everyday and put a smile of the faces of our patrons!