Bangalore- the IT hub of India has been attracting a lot of people from all over India for work and other related activities. The people are looking for the flavours of their hometowns and Bangalore has it all covered. From Chinese to South Indian and other Indian dishes, you can enjoy it all in the city of Bangalore. The street food is adorned by everyone in Bangalore, from business people to broke college students. Therefore, we have a list of the most delectable street food in Bangalore that you should not leave without trying.
Here is the list of 16 best street food to try in Bangalore
So, without further ado, let’s embark on the journey to try the best street food in the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.
Idli is a common breakfast option in south India. It is usually made by fermenting rice and making a batter from it. The soft idlis are served with piping hot sambhar and delicious coconut chutney. The idlis are a delight for every south Indian lover and should not be missed.
Bangalore has a variety of offbeat idlis like-
– Idly Burger at Café Idly- Frazer Town
– Peri-peri idli at BonSouth- Koramangala
– Chilli-Fried Idli With Beetroot Rasam at Farzi Café- Ashok Nagar
– Podi Idli at The Permit Room- Ashok Nagar
Although, for the traditional idli lovers you can try the Veena store, CTR & Brahmin’s Coffee house etc.
Best place to have: Veena store- Maleshwaram, Central Tiffin room- Maleshwaram, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar- Basavanagudi & numerous roadside stalls at Thindi Beedi in VV Puram.
Also, If you want to try the city’s best idli-vada, Kesari Baath and Khara Baath then do drop by the Veena store at Maleshwaram.
Sandwiches are bread treats that are scrumptious and light. It can be eaten in breakfast, as a light lunch or even as an evening snack. The sandwiches are healthy and are easy on your pocket. They are proof that something delicious could be made with only a few basic ingredients.
So, if you have a craving for sandwiches then do try the amazing sandwich joints in Bangalore.
Best place to have: Hari’s Super Sandwich- Jayanagar, Sai sandwiches- Ashok Nagar.
If you ever decide to visit Hari’s Super Sandwich then do try their extremely delicious and mouth-watering chocolate Sandwich. You can try the variety of chaat and burger as well.
3. Mangalore Bun
A local delicacy originated in Udupi region in Karnataka- Mangalore buns are eaten as breakfast or as an evening snack with tea. Mangalore bun is a sweet and fluffy puri which is deep-fried and is made of bananas. The delicious banana buns are usually served with sambhar and coconut chutney.
So, If you are on your way to explore the best street food in Bangalore, then do try these!
Best place to have: Chetty’s Corner- Serpentine Road & New Krishna Bhavan- Sirur Park.
This dessert is known as ‘Bele Holige’, ‘Puran Poli’ and ‘bobbatlu’ by local Bangaloreans. This delicious flatbread is prepared using maida, toor dal, jaggery, cardamom powder and peanuts. It is a perfect blend of sweet and savoury.
This dessert is prepared in homes during festivals like Diwali, Maha Sankranti and Ugadi. However, it is also prepared by some restaurants and street vendors. It is served with piping hot ghee that is poured all over it.
Best place to have: Holige Mane- Malleswaram, Rotti Mane- JP Nagar, Bhaskar’s Mane Holige- Jaya Nagar & Ganesh Holige Mane and Muruku Thindi- Girinagar
Uttapam is another local favourite that is made using rice flour and veggies like onions and tomatoes. The uttapams closely resemble a dosa but are much softer. They are usually served with delicious coconut chutney but some local vendors serve it with cheese or paneer.
So, gorge on these delicious and soft uttapams while in Bangalore.
Best place to have: The Filter Coffee- Kalyan Nagar, Athityam- Jayanagar & Madurai Idly Shop- Indiranagar.
Also known as ‘puchkas’ or ‘golgappe’, panipuri is a famous street food not only in Mumbai but also in Bangalore. The crispy round pooris are filled with spicy water, chutneys and can easily be found near schools and local markets.
After so many delicious south Indian dishes and desserts, it is time to try the spicy and mouth-watering panipuris in the streets of Bangalore. Also, do not forget to ask for one extra poori after finishing all your golgappe.
Best place to have: Rakesh Kumar Pani Puri stall in 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Shubh sweets- HSR Layout, Pani weds puri- Rajajinagar & VV Puram food street.
At shubh sweets, you can try five different flavours of paani- chilli, pudina, saunf, jeera and sweet.
Also, do not miss the chocolate panipuri at pani weds puri.
7. Kebabs and Rolls
Mouth-watering and delicious rolls with a huge variety of fillings are quite popular in Bangalore. The succulent rolls include veggie rolls, mutton rolls and chicken rolls. They are reasonably priced as well. Buy a cold drink with these juicy and delicious rolls and you are done for the night.
If you love non-vegetarian food then you will get the best Kebabs in Bangalore. The kebabs are made using mutton or chicken and are marinated using special masalas. They are then served right off the grill with mint chutney, bread and sliced onions.
Best place to have: Khan Saheb Grills and rolls- Indiranagar, Siddique Kabab Centre- Frazer Town, Sha-E Darbar- Yeshwanthpur & Chakum Chukum Calcutta On A Roll- Indiranagar.
South Indians can never be short of their favourite dosas. These utterly delicious dosas are made with rice flour and are served with spicy coconut chutney and hot sambhar. The most popular variety of dosa includes plain and Mysore but sagu and rava dosas are also quite popular.
The dosas are crispy and undoubtedly one of the best street food in Bangalore.
Best place to have: Central Tiffin Room- Malleshwaram, Vidyarthi Bhavan- Basavanagudi, Annapoorani-Indiranagar, CTR (central tiffin room)- Malleshwaram & Brahmin’s Coffee Bar- Basavanagudi.
Vada is a deep-fried savoury snack that is famous in southern India. They have a soft pillow core and are crispy on the outside and are usually served with sambhar and coconut chutney. The vadas could be made with legumes such as medu vada or with boiled potatoes known as batata vada. They have a doughnut-like shape with a hole in the centre and are deep-fried until crisp.
Drench these vadas with extremely hot sambhar and coconut chutney. Devour on this amazing delicacy that is loved by local Bangaloreans.
Best place to have: Central Tiffin Room- Malleshwaram, Hotel Ajantha- Ashok Nagar, Taaza Thindi- Jayanagar, MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room)-Indira Nagar & Brahmin’s Coffee Bar- Basavanagudi.
Bhajjis or pakodas can be found all over the streets of Bangalore. From onions to potatoes, capsicum to raw banana and chilli bhajjis- you just cannot stop binging them. In monsoon, the bhajjis are a great companion with tea or coffee. The bhajjis are best eaten with a spicy chutney and a little bit of a sweet sauce.
If you are in Bangalore then do try these greasy deep-fried bhajjis that is winning the hearts of a million of foodies.
Best place to have: Sri Guru Kottureshwara Davangere Benne Dosa- Basavanagudi, Shivraj Bhaji Cart- Vijayanagar, Basavaraj’s Bhaji Bandi- JP Nagar, and Pramod’s Jalebi & Bhajji- Koramangala.
11. Vada Pav
Vada pav is a Maharashtrian street food which is also a favourite of Bangaloreans. It is a spicy delicacy which has vada pressed inside the bun-bread like a sandwich. It is served with fried green chilli and gun powder chutney.
If you are a Mumbaikar, craving for the taste of those delicious mush of potatoes wrapped in buns then do try these vada pavs.
Best place to have: Dadar Vada Pav – Indiranagar, Sri Sai Foods- Jayanagar, Mumbai Vadapavala- Jayanagar.
At Dadar Vada Pav you can try various flavours of vada pav like paneer, schezwan, aloo and many more
A tangy and spicy snack of puffed rice with onions, tomatoes, sprinkled with spices and sweet and sour tamarind chutney. It is finally loaded with lots of sev and papdi- we just can’t get enough of the yummy bhelpuri.
Not only in Mumbai but Bhelpuri is also quite famous in Bangalore. This street food is pocket-friendly and is perfect for your cravings of spicy and munchy food.
Best place to have: Karnataka Bhel House- Basavanagudi, Tikki Tikki- Koramangala & Sri Sairam’s Chats and Juice- Malleshwaram
Bangalore is famous for its Kota kachoris. They are a bit smaller than the aloo pyaaz kachoris. Kota kachoris are filled with a mixture of chilli, asafoetida and urad dal. The aloo pyaaz kachoris are super crunchy and filled with sautéed onions and potatoes. They are usually served with sweet and sour tamarind chutney. You just can’t stop gobbling on these delicious kachoris.
So, do not miss these lip-smacking and crispy kachoris on the streets of Bangalore.
Best place to have: Falahaar and Kota Kachori- Indiranagar, JP Nagar & Koramangala
If you ever visit this place then also try their ghewar and namkeens.
Filled with vegetables, chicken, lamb or cheese, momos are a Nepali and Tibetan delicacy which have become famous in Bangalore. You will find local vendors selling these momos on the streets of Bangalore. The momos are usually served with red spicy sauce. Don’t worry they will not burn a hole in your pocket as they only cost about Rs.40 per plate.
Best place to have: Momo Hut- Koramangala, Delicacy- Koramangala, Momoz- Banashankari & taste of Tibet- Ashok Nagar
15. Gobi Manchurian
Gobi Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese cuisine. It is pocket-friendly and is considered the best street food among youth. Made by deep-frying cauliflower balls and then tossed in soy sauce with lots of garlic. This dish is topped with spring onions and cilantro that adds an extra flavour to it. The dry version is a popular snack but it can be served as a gravy over noodles or fried rice.
Do try this spicy and crunchy Indo-Chinese gastronomy whenever you are in Bangalore.
Best place to have: Murli- Bellandur, Spicy Corner- Jeevanbheema Nagar, Srinathji-Marathahalli & Spurthy Gobi Centre in Vijaynagar.
16. Filter kaapi
Bangalore has the most iconic places that serve the best south-Indian filter coffee. You can ask any Bangalorean and their favourite Sunday ritual is bound to be the combo of dosa with steaming hot and strong filter coffee. The filter coffee suits best to the amazing weather of Bangalore.
So go on, get your kick of caffeine and try the strong and steaming South Indian filter Kaapi.
Best place to have: Brahmin’s Coffee Bar- Basavanagudi, Indian Coffee House- Ashok Nagar, CTR (central tiffin room)- Malleshwaram & Maiyas- Jayanagar
Brahmin’s coffee bar also serves the best idli-vada combo which is unbeatable and you can also try the badaam milk there.
Bangalore might have been slow to start but their street food cuisine has grown a lot in the past few years. From south-Indian dosa and idlis to yummy north-Indian momos and gobi Manchurian. The food in Bangalore has grown diverse and covers all the parts of India. If you are in Bangalore then do try these amazing street foods to fully enjoy its culinary culture.