The Fastest Growing Indian QSR Chain Petoo, Onboards Mr Hanumant Shukla, the Ex-Director of Sales- Airtel, Zambia as Chief Sales Officer

The Fastest Growing Indian QSR Chain Petoo, Onboards Mr Hanumant Shukla, the Ex-Director of Sales- Airtel, Zambia as Chief Sales Officer

Petoo Friday, July 5, 2019 11:00AM IST (5:30AM GMT) The Fastest Growing Indian QSR Chain Petoo, Onboards Mr Hanumant Shukla, the Ex-Director of Sales- Airtel, Zambia as Chief Sales Officer Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Bangalore based Petoo, QSR (quick service restaurant) which has rapidly grown to 10 cities in the last few months, welcomes Mr Hanumanth Shukla to their leadership team in the newly-created position of Chief Sales Officer.
Bangalore based Petoo, QSR (quick service restaurant) which has rapidly grown to 10 cities in the last few months, welcomes Mr Hanumanth Shukla to their leadership team in the newly-created position of Chief Sales Officer.
Hanumant brings 27 years of sales experience spanning across industries, including FMCG and Telecom, in setting up, turning around and scaling up various businesses across the globe. From building the team from scratch and designing & executing a highly effective distributed sales strategy, he helped Airtel Money Zambia scale up from USD 100 million to USD 4 billion through kiosk-led manual atm model which made Airtel Money the number 1 player in the market. He will be adding his expertise in strategic, analytical & operational execution at Petoo Sales division to lead its audacious goal of 1100 stores by 2020.
Besides his last leadership role at Airtel Zambia, he’s recognized for his proficiency spans across Business Strategy, Partner Management, P&L Management and Stakeholder Management for iconic companies like Coca Cola, Airtel, Idea, Godrej and Goodricke.
Petoo is aiming to fulfil its vision of building a national brand of Indian Quick Service restaurant with Industry leaders who bring expertise in driving multi-cultural & cross-functional resources. Recently, they have also on-boarded Mr Nilesh Krishnarao, (Ex-COO, Tonguestun, which was acquired by Zomato) as their Chief Experience Officer.
Petoo is the result of some very insightful research and is solving customer pain-points of serving consistent, quality Indian Food in Quick, Easy and Modern format with a great focus on food science and technology. The team at Petoo understands that Indian cuisine holds a significant place on the global stage and it’s also the need of the evolving customers.
It has also built a unique solution which eliminates the need of Chefs at each store level, which is unheard of in an Indian restaurant context and removes the dependency on cold/frozen logistics network, making its restaurants viable in even the most remote parts of India.
Backed by Infosys founders and founded by IIT alumni and serial entrepreneurs, Ritesh Dwivedy, Abhishek Mandal and Kumar Setu, who also have extensive experience in food, hospitality, and IT/ITeS, they have grown to 45 outlets in last 1 year since it started rolling out its franchisee restaurants. With an asset-light model and an investment of only Rs 20 lakhs, it offers good ROIs within 24 months of the establishment to its franchise owners.
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Edible London: The Map of Capital’s Culinary Boroughs

With almost 70% of Londoners agreeing that the city is home to the most diverse selection of cuisines and cultures from across the globe, it’s no surprise to see the variety of international dishes regularly consumed at restaurant tables throughout the capital. To champion this, OpenTable, the world’s leading restaurant booking service, is giving Londoners a chance to taste their way through the capital’s boroughs with the first edible map4 of the city.
On Tuesday 2nd July, those visiting King’s Cross between 12pm and 5pm will be able to take a bite into the flavours of London from OpenTable’s interactive edible map billboard. To celebrate London’s vibrant diversity of cuisines from Turkish to Japanese, the map will feature a selection of canapé style dishes from around the world paired with the boroughs in which they’re most associated, for diners to take away5.
To determine the flavour of each borough, OpenTable conducted exclusive research among two thousand residents and frequent visitors to the city. With the majority of diners in Lambeth dreaming of Turkish delights and Tower Hamlets most associated with the best Bangladeshi biryani, OpenTable’s edible map will share Londoner’s love for global eats.
The foodie favourites across the city show West is best for Greek eats, while those in North West London are most likely to enjoy Indian. Islington in North London is one of the most popular regions for Italian food, giving extra amore to Mediterranean pizza and pasta dishes, with nearly a fifth of the areas’ restaurants dedicated to this cultural cuisine6. South London offers plenty of variety with those researched associating Bromley with Japanese1 and Greenwich enjoying traditional British cuisine1.
Research shows that 18-24 year olds are the most adventurous foodies, with nearly 80% eating a meal from across the globe every week1, London’s love for global cuisines shows no sign of slowing down.
Before foodie fans decide where to head for their next great dining experience, they can visit OpenTable’s edible map in King’s Cross to get a ‘taste’ of the area. EDIBLE MAP – KING’S CROSS, 2nd JULY 2019 London Borough

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Ajay Devgn’s NY Cinemas launches India’s first thematic multiplex in Ratlam

NY Cinemas, a venture by Ajay Devgn, launched its first thematic multiplex in one of the rising cities in the Indian heartland, Ratlam. The brand new 2-screen multiplex hosts Ratlam’s biggest screen with a capacity of 460 seats, 3D-equipped 2K projection and 7.1 surround sound, bringing the latest in multiplex technology to the city. Its biggest attraction is the railways-inspired interior which transports you through the different ages of the train and how it has evolved in both India and cinema.
NY Cinemas is also introducing the concept of Photo Time Machine in its cinemas where movie-goers can teleport themselves to different eras, even dimensions, and take back memories with them that will last forever. Apart from the Photo Time Machine, NY Cinemas Ratlam will also house the NY Store, where you can purchase exclusive memorabilia and merchandise autographed by Ajay Devgn himself. The NY Cafe, on the other hand, will provide cine-lovers with a plethora of food and beverage options, combining perennial cinema favourites with local cuisine.
NY Cinemas is a multiplex chain launched by Ajay Devgn, with a brand philosophy of “For the Love of Cinema”, aimed at providing an international cinema experience across India with an ethos that pays homage to Indian cinema.
Speaking on the same, Ajay Devgn said, “We are dedicating this Ratlam multiplex as an ode to the iconic railway network of the country through the years of Indian cinema. We are glad to introduce this thematic movie watching experience with an exclusive concept powered by advanced technological solutions to our audience.”
NY Cinemas CEO, Rajeev Sharma further commented, “Indian movies are all about their varied themes and taking this further we are introducing cinemas which provide an overall experience. We are proud to present this thematic multiplex catering to all the needs of the audience. With our constant endeavour for innovation, we look forward to welcoming movie lovers in Ratlam and are confident that our audience will love the complete experience.”
The idea behind NY Cinemas is to create a unique, concept-driven multiplex theatre design that will be unlike any other cinema experience in India. NY Cinemas currently has screens operational in Bhuj, Hapur, Ghazipur, Raebareli and Surendranagar.
Espoused by Ajay Devgn’s deep love for cinema, NY Cinemas aims to bring back the old-world charm of watching movies with unique concept-driven theatres. NY Cinemas stand by the virtue of love for cinema. The brand’s initials are taken after Devgn’s children – Nyasa and Yug – and aim to promote inclusivity among cinema lovers and wants the audience to experience cinema in its true form. ALSO READ: FAMILY GOALS! Ajay Devgn and Kajol take off on a road trip with kids Nysa and Yug and it looks like an onset of a dream vacation! Related Posts:

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whirlpool: Analyst Calls: Whirlpool,Jubilant Food, Bharti Infratel, Torrent Pharma, Tata Steel – The Economic Times

Good morning!
The domestic stock market on Friday showed early signs of a possible breakout from its consolidation range. And Nifty futures on Singapore traded 5 points lower this morning, signalling a tepid start for Dalal Street.
As you head for the day’s trade, here is a compilation of overnight analyst calls on various stocks.
Jefferies has maintained hold rating on Whirlpool of India with a target price of Rs 1,560. While strong summers could help the company deliver a good performance in the first quarter of FY20, the brokerage is circumspect about underlying industry risks such as rising competition, overall demand softness and volatility in key commodities and rupee. Jefferies said the positives seem priced in at current stretched valuations. The stock ended down 0.2 per cent at Rs 1,600.60 on Thursday.
Kotak Institutional Equities has a buy rating on Jubilant FoodWorks with a target price of Rs 250. The brokerage said it was impressed from its visit to the newly launched Hong’s Kitchen store in Gurugram. Chinese cuisine is a market under-served by organised players and Jubilant has the capability to tap this opportunity and scale Hong’s Kitchen to 500-plus stores in the next 5-7 years, the brokerage said. The stock ended up 0.7 per cent at Rs 1,259.25 on Thursday.
CLSA has maintained sell rating on Bharti Infratel with a target price of Rs 250. Bharti Infratel’s tenancy growth is set to be elusive medium term with Vodafone Idea continuing to optimise its network and Reliance Jio unlikely to award tenancies post its tower infrastructure investment trust (InvIT), said CLSA. The upcoming Indus merger will not result in an improvement in its capital structure and in the merged firm Bharti Airtel and Vodafone will still own 66 per cent, which will also be a share overhang, said CLSA. The stock ended down 0.94 per cent at Rs 263.20 on Thursday.
IIFL has maintained buy rating on Torrent Pharmaceuticals with a target price of Rs 1,950. Torrent Pharma’s expanded revenue base in India helped the company significantly improve its net working capital (NWC) cycle in FY19, said IIFL. Although debt reduction was lower in FY19, it was impacted by sartan-related recall expenses, the brokerage said. Given no major capex planned over the next 2-3 years, the brokerage expects FCF generation and deleveraging to accelerate in coming years. The stock ended down 0.5 per cent at Rs 1,543.30 on Thursday.
Investec Securities has maintained buy rating on Tata Steel on the back of deleveraging and gains on the back of strong mining profitability. The brokerage has trimmed target price to Rs 721 from Rs 730. Tata Steel’s FY19 annual report outlines long term value drivers – growing Indian operations, de-leveraging balance sheet, and diversifying revenue streams, said Investec. Higher contingent liabilities, commitments and potential impairments are a concern, it added. The stock ended down 0.43 per cent at Rs 495.35 on Thursday.
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The Best Hotel Breakfast Buffets in Manila

In a city that’s awake almost 24/7, there is never a shortage of places to have a meal at any given time of the day. There are even more options for busy bodies who like to start the day with a great meal. We listed the best places for breakfast in Manila as well as the best hotel buffets in Manila, but we’ve combined the best of both worlds: If you just can’t get enough of this early-morning pick-up, we have more: the best breakfast buffets in hotels.
These smorgasboards offer variety and value-for-money topped with that impeccable hotel service. From intimate setups to a diverse menu, these are Esquire’s best hotel breakfast buffets.
1| Mireio at Raffles Mireio is a great start to your day. Its breakfast buffet spoils you with a stunning scenery overlooking the Makati skyline. Available only once a week, the aptly named Luxe Sunday Brunch features a streamlined assortment of continental fare and dessert. You can also opt to pair your meal with free-flowing Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, select wines, cocktails, and other beverages. For every other day of the week, Mireio also has an a la carte selection.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Price: P2,750, P4,200 (with drinks) Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Raffles Drive Makati Avenue, Makati; [email protected] ; (+63) 279-50777 ; book online
Photo by MIREIOATRAFFLES.COM .
2| Spectrum at Fairmont Spectrum’s breakfast buffet offers a mix of both local favorites and a little piece of something from all over the world. If you can’t decide between comfort and novelty, make a beeline for Fairmont’s well-curated selection.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Price: P1,450 Time: 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Monday to Friday); 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. (weekends and holidays) 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati; [email protected] ; (+632) 795-1840 ; www.fairmont.com/makati
Photo by FAIRMONT.COM .
3| Spiral at Sofitel Sofitel has inarguably the most famous hotel buffet in the Philippines, especially after its 2012 revival. While its breakfast buffet is much more streamlined than the lunch and dinner (no foie gras!), Spiral still serves the biggest variety in all the Metro. Pancakes, cereals, fresh fruit, congee…all 21 ateliers are open, presenting a breakfast option for every palate. You can even add champagne.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Price: P3,000++ Time: 6 :30 a.m. to 10 :30 a.m. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay; (+632) 832-6988 ; book online
Photo by SOFITELMANILA.COM .
4| Tapenade at Discover Primea Discovery Primea’s Tapenade is the breakfast buffet to go to for a morning meal with a Mediterranean twist. During the morning, it has the usual pancakes, garlic rice, bacon, and all that, but it also peddles stone-baked feta cheese and an extensive salad bar. For Sunday brunch, you can enjoy unlimited paella from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s also one of the more affordable options around.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW If you want something extra, Tapenade has great burgers and pizza , too.
Price: P1,100++ Time: 6 a.m. onwards G/F Discovery Primea, Ayala Avenue, Makati; . (+632) 955-8888 ; book online
Photo by DISCOVERYPRIMEA.COM . 5| Kusina Sea Kitchens at Hilton If you’re looking to eat everything under the sea, look no further than Kusina Sea Kitchens. Along with your favorite Filipino breakfast staples like a panaderia station and classic Pinoy street food, this hotel buffet is famous for its comprehensive ” dampa -style” seafood station.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Price: P 1,450++ Time: 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 3/F Hilton Manila, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay; (+632) 239-7788 ; www.rwmanila.com/restaurants/hilton-manila/kusina-sea-kitchens
Photo by RWMANILA.COM .
6| Café 1228 at New World Makati For the complete experience, a visit to Café 1228 is perfect. Its breakfast buffet offers everything from freshly baked bread to sushi, with bonuses like a grilling station and a carving station (yes, even during breakfast). It’s not as big as other options, but there are five cooking stations at this hotel buffet that can satisfy every craving.
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Price: P1,535++ Time: 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati; (+632) 811-6888 ; manila.newworldhotels.com/en/dining/cafe-1228
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Photo by NEWWORLDTHOTELS.COM . Photo by NEWWORLDHOTELS.COM .
7| Café Ilang-Ilang at the Manila Hotel Manila Hotel may be the oldest hotel in the Philippines , but its dining establishments never run out of style —and food. Diversity is definitely something you will find at Café Ilang-Ilang. From Japanese to Italian, Indian to Filipino food, there’s something for everyone, no matter how they like to have their breakfast. The layout is a bit scattered though so make sure to sniff out all the corners of this hotel buffet to make the most of it.
Price: P1,550/breakfast; P2,675/Sunday brunch Time: 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. One Rizal Park, Manila; (+632) 527-0011 ; www.manila-hotel.com.ph/cafe-ilang-ilang
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8| High Street Café at Shangri-La the Fort It’s not really a buffet. High Street Cafe is a food hall that has all the unlimited excitement of a buffet, but it also offers signature dishes that you can have cooked on the spot, letting the chefs show off their mettle. On top of the usual carving and dim sum stations, it also has vegan, vegetarian, keto and gluten-free options. The ice cream is a must, too.
Price: P1,350++ Time: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (weekdays); 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (weekends) 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; (+632) 820-0888 ; www.highstreetcafe-fort.com
ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW Photo by INSTAGRAM @dineshangrilafort .
9| Nobu at Nobu The Sunday brunch buffet at Nobu is special for many reasons, the first because it’s the only one that cooks only Nikkei dishes, the glorious fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. Enjoy a buffet breakfast of sushi, ceviche, yakisoba, and more. Make sure to go to the very end. That’s usually where the chefs keep the roast pig or prime rib.
Price: P2,699++ Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. G/F Nobu, City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque; (+632) 691-2882 ; cityofdreamsmanila.com/whats-on/nobu-sunday-brunch
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Hi, I’m from India and as part of an exchange program in my school, I’m hosting a girl from Italy for two months. She’s been here for two days now and so far settling has been a bit bumpy but we’re getting through. However one main problem we are facing is the food. If you know anything about indian cuisine it’s that we love our spices- this is a problem since our normal food is too spicy for her, and overwhelming for her system. She claims to be a heavy eater but hasnt eaten much since she’s come here, and I’m really worried about her health.
We can cook pasta at home and order pizza, but the problem is both of those foods are not something we eat regularly, and are more so foods we eat on certain occassions. Also not to mention were supposed to introduce her to indian culture and all, so we can’t just feed her what she already regularly eats.
What do I do? I’m afraid her health is at risk..

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Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi appoints new Executive Chef

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi announced the appointment of Vikas Pant as Executive Chef. With over 22 years of culinary management expertise, he brings on table the best of innovative practices to the hotels’ diverse culinary scene. A seasoned F& B professional, he will helm the kitchen team and present a refreshing dining experience at the hotel’s flagship restaurants, which includes a tranquil poolside barbecue – Angare, a global all-day restaurant – Café Pride, a Pan-Asian Restaurant – Oriental Spice and a bakery & confectionary outlet – Mr. Confectioner.
Mohammad Shoeb, Associate Vice President, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi says, “We are delighted to welcome Vikas Pant as our new Executive Chef. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, innovative skills and adds new dimensions to the culinary table. We are confident that he will deliver a memorable dining experience to satisfy the taste buds of our discerning patrons from across the world. In his new role, Chef Vikas Pant will oversee the planning, managing and organizing all the food offerings at the hotel” possible to reach millions worldwide Google News, Bing News, Yahoo News, 200+ publications
Chef Vikas Pant has an impeccable taste for International and Indian cuisine along with a flair for syncing classical favorites with the latest global trends. He started his career from Hyatt Regency Delhi; he then stepped up and accepted Executive Sous Chef position at Crowne Plaza Gurgaon, Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa and Hilton New Delhi. He went on helm some of the finest restaurants at Radisson Blu Greater Noida and Hilton Garden Gurgaon. He has also played a crucial role in the pre-opening of many of these properties. Prior to joining Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is was the Director of Culinary, The Suryaa, New Delhi.
Chef Vikas is an expert in designing and picking international culinary classics and in coupling taste-enhancing drinks with meals. He is also attuned to the latest trends in the culinary world and does frequent revamp of F & B offerings. His strong leadership, leveraging on the importance of teamwork, allows him to head his team for any challenge. Extremely capable, inventive, passionate and self-directed Chef Pant re-looks at his own creation again to make it better. Post your own content click here Click here to receive free email updates of breaking news Follow TravelWireNews

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Juneau Alaska Travel Guide: What to Do & Where to Eat

By Toni Dash – 3 Comments Juneau Alaska Travel Guide: What to Do & Where to Eat
Juneau Alaska is a unique place with great local food and loads of exciting adventures to be had! This travel guide shares best picks and tips for a memorable trip.
Juneau Alaska is a breathtaking location. Perched at the edge of the sea flanked by mountains shooting straight up to the sky.
It’s a fascinating place, from the people to the food and the abundant activity.
I found it to have a welcoming wildness that was completely captivating.
I just spent five days in Juneau Alaska speaking at the International Food Bloggers Conference and was hosted by Travel Juneau to do some exploring while I was there.
Though much of my time was spent at the conference itself (which also included a delicious Taste of Juneau with 30+ local restaurants catering their own local fare). To see more of where I went and what I ate on my Instagram Stories Highlights (the circles under the Bio) ‘Juneau AK’ . Visiting Juneau Alaska
Juneau is the state capital, full of Western storefronts and charming 19 th century homes. It’s also the second largest city in the US by area covering 39 square miles (though only 14 square miles are urban)!
When people think of visiting Juneau their minds go towards 6 months of darkness and cold weather, but there is so much more to see and explore than that!
Juneau Alaska is unlike any other state capital in the world. Its rugged terrain makes it impossible to get to by car which just adds to the adventure of visiting. View of Juneau from the Baranhof Hotel room Why Visit Juneau Alaska?
Situated at the foot of Mount Juneau sits a city with a population of just over 33,000 people.
First originating in 1880 thanks to gold being found in the area, Juneau has transformed over the years into the 49th state and the largest state in the United States.
Juneau has a unique micro climate (it’s technically a Pacific Temperate Rain forest ) providing three seasons of the year see an average temperature of around 65 degrees.
The long daylight hours in the summer bode well for lots of outdoor exploring at all hours! It was dark for about 4-5 hours when I visited in June!
If you’re looking for great hiking, Juneau has over 130 miles of hiking trails. Lacing up your hiking boots is a great way to explore the surrounding wilderness areas.
If you love bald eagles, it’s estimated there are somewhere between 15,000-30,000 bald eagles flying high in the sky above Juneau. We saw so many on the way to whale watching we stopped taking photos! There were 10 sitting together by a small creek on the side of the road.
Juneau offers incredible whale watching opportunity with humpback whales coming to feed annually. It’s a wonderful way to see the surrounding area from the water too.
Multiple glaciers in the area provide an up-close natural experience that should not be missed.
Fresh local seafood cannot be beat. I had the best King Crab of my life at Tracy’s Crab Shack. Where is Juneau?
Juneau is on an island located in southeast Alaska. How to Get to Juneau
Getting to Juneau is half the adventure. Since there are no roads leading in, the choice is by plane or ferry.
Many people ferry in their cars to be able to use in the city, but that’s the only option for having any sort of transportation once you’re there.
Juneau is also a popular Alaskan cruise ship port so many visitors arrive via a cruise. When to Visit Juneau
While it’s possible to visit Juneau all year long, the prime time for most people will be during the summer months.
Late April through October tend to be the height of cruise season so the streets are full of people getting on and off the ships. 1.3 million people are expected to pass through Juneau this cruise season alone.
This causes the town to operate “seasonally” as well. Many restaurants follow the schedule of the cruise ships and are only open during those busier months.
Due to Juneau’s rain forest climate it rains over 200 days per year. They may not be long or hard rains, but they happen frequently so plan accordingly when packing your clothes.
PRO TIP: Bring along a rain jacket or waterproof windbreakder, umbrella, all weather shoes and some layers (fleece, light thermal wear). This allows flexibility and comfort for changeable weather. Where to Stay in Juneau
There are multiple lodging options in Juneau all in central locations to the downtown. I enjoyed my stay at the Baranhof Hotel which is a Best Western Signature Collection hotel on Franklin Street.
It has a central location for shopping, dining and to the excursion starting points. Getting Around in Juneau
Downtown Juneau is very walkable to most locations.
If you do not have a car using one of multiple taxi services is the best way to get around.
Uber and Lyft are not as popular (as of this writing I’m unsure they even exist in Juneau). What to Eat in Juneau
Seafood is a ‘must do’ while in Juneau Alaska. You may not ever taste anything quite as fresh.
The downtown is small and walkable. There are many dining choices. If in doubt, ask a local.
The locals are always happy to offer their personal favorites as well.
If you’re looking to cook for yourself in Juneau, head on out to one of the many seafood markets and see what you can find. Grilling Salmon at the Take Lodge
Jerry’s Meat and Seafood gets top reviews as the place to go for fresh salmon or king crab legs. You can even have some shipped to your home after you leave.
And if you plan on cooking up what you catch, the Alaska Seafood Company will do that for you in a jiffy. You can dine on your own seafood that you caught that day! Best Juneau Restaurants
The good news? You won’t be wandering the streets wondering where to eat in Juneau.
Here are some ‘can’t miss’ options:
PRO TIP: Saturday night is a popular night for dining out for the locals and reservations are recommended. We were able to get into Salt (mentioned below) without one for a late dining time but if there is a specific restaurant you want to try, book a time.
NOTE for Gluten-Free Diners: I found all the restaurants I went to could accommodate gluten-free diners in some capacity. The focus on fresh ingredients allows enjoying the spoils of Juneau’s foodscape even with some modifications. Tracy’s Crab Shack waterfront location, Juneau Alaska
Famous for “Combo #1”, Tracy’s King Crab Shack is located both downtown and on the waterfront, it’s a favorite of the locals. The combo comes with king crab legs, crab bisque, and crab cakes.
The best crab bisque I’ve ever had. The waterfront location is relaxed and rustic with dining on outdoor picnic tables or inside a clear sided tent. This is my personal #1 recommended dining spot.
PRO TIP : go to the waterfront location which has plenty of space and is where the locals dine. The downtown location, though just as delicious, almost always has a line out the door.
The Salmon Spot received the recommendation (and 5 stars!) as the #1 place to eat in Juneau. They’re a locally owned restaurant that serves up super fresh caught salmon. Ask any local and they’ll recommend anything from the menu but the top choices are the chowder and the salmon burgers.
Deckhand Dave’s comes in a close second and the reviews can’t stop raving about the crab cakes. And honestly, who says you can’t do both? Eat and try a little bit at the top two restaurants in Juneau.
The Narrows Bar is one of the best bars in Juneau. Hipster vibe, knowledgeable bar staff and innovative cocktails. If you’re looking for a light drink, order the Summer Smash off the menu. It’s got a fresh taste that will be a nice sipper.
Start your morning off with breakfast at The Rookery . Portions are large, perfectly cooked and a popular spot for locals and tourists.
If looking for something besides seafood Roma Bistro needs to be on your radar. The wild mushroom and the pecorino cheese pizzas get high marks as so their meatballs. I attended a cocktail reception there and was dazzled by the exciting hot appetizers and custom cocktails.
Salt is known for its great steaks, fresh modern Alaskan cuisine and ambiance. Excellent reviews about the menu o are pouring in about the menu options and service. With good reason. The modern but relaxed décor are welcoming. Service is great.
The food is thoughtful and locally sourced. It’s a great place to relax after a long day. They also have the most extensive wine list in Juneau. ( Insider tidbit: Salt is owned by Tracy LaBarge of Tracy’s Crab Shack who also owns Saffron an authentic Indian restaurant in town).
Located in Pocket Park downtown , you’ll find fun food trucks just parked and waiting for you to come. From burgers to fresh seafood, there is certain to be a wide variety every day for locals and tourists to join in on. A great place to grab a table, have a beer and while away the afternoon when the sun is out. What to Do in Juneau
There isn’t a shortage of fun activities in Juneau, Alaska. From outdoor activities to indoor, there is something for everyone to see and explore. Take a sled dog experience in the rainforest of Juneau
Upon arrival for your tour , you’ll learn and get a bit of training about the dog sledding experience. Then, you and your team will sled through a mile of the rainforest to end up relaxing and snuggling with your pups at the end. With over 250 amazing reviews, this is one adventure to consider. Taku Lodge via Float Plane with glacier viewing
This is one adventure that has a perfect 5-star rating from over 950 people. This was the first excursion I did and a fantastic introduction to the wild natural beauty and delicious food of Juneau.
A float plane transports patrons over Juneau, surrounding mountains and glaciers to the isolate Taku lodge on the Taku River.
Guests can wander the property; or in our case watch a pair of black bears who waited patiently in a tree to lick the drippings of freshly grilled salmon served for lunch.
A walk along the river to view the adjacent glacier or through the forest cap off the experience before a quick 15-minute float plane ride back to Juneau’s waterfront. Whale Watching
Juneau offers premium humpback whales watching. A short coach ride to Auke Harbor across from the famous Mendenhall Glacier is the starting point for this exciting excursion.
Thanks to some resident whale groups it’s almost guaranteed to see multiple whales. In addition to whales, bald eagles, seals, sea lions, bears, and moose are often spotted.
We did this excursion through Juneau Tours and highly recommend them. The boat is top notch as was the crew. Indoor seating with floor to ceiling windows is great when it’s cold. There is ample deck space for whale viewing once the captain spots one! Glacier helicopter tour with beer tasting
Climb aboard a helicopter, grab a delicious beer and eat some local seafood on this fun tour! Join Alaskan Brewing Company on a helicopter trip up to the Mendenhall Glacier to experience a true adventure you’ll never forget. Tours run through October. More information here . Food Tours
Juneau Food Tours enjoys sharing the history of the city and food on this Top 10 food tour.
All guests will enjoy an expansive menu of salmon, crab bisque, Alaska game, and hog wing. This is one tour where you’re minds and bellies will be full! Liquid Alaska Tour
Take a hike and canoe trip through the glaciers in Juneau. You’ll get to see some amazing sights while also getting quite the workout as well.
The guides join in on the fun and give a ton of great history and facts, too. More Travel Guides

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