Bangalore is a city of young blood, character and culture. Owing to its cosmopolitan nature, it has transformed into a melting pot of varied tastes and flavours from all across the country that have blended together to offer a delicious array of regional and local inspired street food. Imagine walking down lush green streets, feeling the evening breeze against your face and soaking in the aroma of delectable street food – sounds like the recipe to a perfect evening, doesn’t it? Much like its pleasant weather, the street food in Bangalore will never disappoint.
Read on to find out where you should be heading to explore street food in the city:
Rightly called the ‘food street’ of Bangalore, VV Puram is a street lined with quaint little eateries cooking up delicious street food inspired by the length and breadth of the country. Apart from a mouth watering variety of food and a chance to eat at the best restaurant in Bangalore, a trip to VV Puram is a spectacle in itself – with groups of people eagerly waiting to get their hands on freshly fried bhajiya (vegetable fritters) and handmade rotis being spun in the air. Make sure to stop at the Shivanna Gulkand Center to try rose gulkand made using the goodness of pure white butter and honey.
Central Tiffin Room in Malleshwaram
From one of the best butter masala dosas you’ll ever try to other mouth watering south Indian specialties, Central Tiffin Room or CTR in Malleshwaram is undoubtedly a must-visit place for street food in Bangalore. It has effortlessly retained a top position in the city’s street food circuit, owing to its unmatched taste and consistency in flavour. Apart from widely popular dosas, you must also try their idli, kesribath, vada and poori sagu. End your meal on a sweet note with local ice cream from around the corner.
Rakesh Kumar Pani Puri Stall – Jayanagar
Puchka, Gol Gappa or Pani Puri – no matter what you call them, these little bites of heaven are a top pick for street food in Bangalore. You must try the pani puri and chaat at Rakesh Kumar Pani Puri, a small stall situated at Jayanagar 3rd block. Apart from pani puri, you should also try the aloo chaat, paapri chaat and dahi puri.
Sri Sairam’s Chats and Juice – Malleshwaram
From the city famous dahi puri to ‘Sai Ram’s Special’ chaat, this small shop in Malleshwaram is popular all around town for its delicious chaat and friendly, ever-smiling staff. Take your pick from a wide variety of innovative chaat dishes including chips chaat, chips masala, crazy masala, disco chaat and so much more. At the end of your meal, make sure to ask for a plain puri soaked in sweet mixture and flavoured water.
From 5 star hotels in Bangalore to mobile carts on the street, every corner of the city is packed with delicious food and rich flavour. Street food in Bangalore is a true reflection of its cosmopolitan character, granting it a deserving spot on your list of ‘must-have’ things to eat.
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