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Pure veg restaurants in Bangalore

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Rupinder, May 2, 2017.

  1. Rupinder

    Rupinder New Member

    I am going to be in Bangalore with my grandma, and she is a strict vegetarian and she hardly eats outside food simply because she doubts places not being pure vegetarian. I need to find out what options I have for pure veg restaurants in Bangalore.

    Please also mention what cuisine the restaurant provides.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Rupinder, welcome to the forum!

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    (Images from Saad, Bharath, Kalyan, Subhashish and Prateek)


    Bangalore, aside from being one of the most populated cities of India, has the reputation of being the IT hub of the country. But aside from these two features, the very diverse food culture of the city is also apparent. Being located in the south, it does have its fair share of delicious South Indian cuisine dishes such as idlis, dosas and rotis. But that's not all, the city is also replete with scrumptious dishes found all over the country and the world, catering to a wide variety of foodies. Vegetarians need not to worry because at every nook and corner of the city, you're bound to find pure vegetarian restaurants sure to satisfy your appetite without breaking your limits. So in this guide, we would highlight some of the best pure vegetarian restaurants in Bangalore, those that can be considered as the creme de la creme.

    Best Pure Vegetarian Restaurants in Bangalore

    1. Taaza Thindi - Located off the 26th Main Road of Jayanagar is Taaza Thindi, close to the SSMRV College. With a limited menu of South Indian cuisine dishes, it's a wonder why this small road-side restaurant is frequented by many. Is it the ambience? It can't be since the food outlet, which is one of the only two in the city, has a very simple vibe, wherein guests even have to stand to eat during peak hours. Maybe it's the variation of meals? Not really, since there are only seven dishes in the menu that one can choose from. Taaza Thindi combines three aspects in the food industry that makes it a favourite among locals, these are the following: affordability, hygiene and delectable food. With these three aspects, it has gained the respect and loyalty of many locals and even tourists sometimes reach this food outlet for that authentic South Indian cuisine experience. There are queues here most of the time, especially on weekends and there are separate counters for the specific meals you would want. All their dishes are worth trying and since they don't cost much, it won't be as heavy on your pocket. You can't go wrong with their Masala Dosa, a crowd favourite, not too huge in size so it remains quite crispy when cooked. Their Idli Vada combo is another hot pick, the fluffy idli goes well with the flavourful chutney and the crunchy vada balances the meal.
    • Cuisine/s - South Indian
    • Best Seller/s - Masala Dosa, Idli and Vada
    • Address - No. 1004, Main Road, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 4091 2277
    Taaza Thindi (Image from Nanda)

    2. Brahmin's Coffee Bar - Another haven for South Indian cuisine dishes is Brahmin's Coffee Bar. It is located in Shankarapura, in between the Ranga Rao Road and 1st Cross Road. It was established in 1965 by KV Nagesh Rao as a simple street-side food stall offering only coffee and some bakery items. The menu has expanded a bit since then with mainly a few items from the South Indian cuisine. But the truth is, the restaurant has remained very simple, without any frills, that guests have to remain standing while eating still. But the undeniably delectable dishes here, limited as they might be, has made this restaurant withstand the test of time. Now, the restaurant is managed by the son of the late founder, Radhakrishna Adiga. Whether it's the soft and fluffy Idli that you order or the crispy Vada, coupled with the coriander chutney, you're sure to have your cravings satisfied. If your stomach still has room for more, try their Kesari Bath, which can culminate your dining experience with the sweet goodness of the pineapples used.
    • Cuisine/s - South Indian
    • Best Seller/s - Idli, Vada and Kesari Bath
    • Address - Near Shankar Mutt, Ranga Rao Road, Shankarapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
    • Contact Number - +91 87 2266 4284
    3. Shri Sagar (CTR) - Another contender for the South Indian cuisine dishes is Shri Sagar, formerly known as the Central Tiffin Room (CTR). This restaurant was established in the year 1920 by YV Subramanyam and his brothers as a part of their hotel. The restaurant has changed owners many times since then but the original recipes for their South Indian dishes remain the same. You can find the restaurant at the heart of Bangalore, in Srirampura, specifically in the 7th Cross Road. It is set upon a dated looking building with some sitting areas unlike the previous ones which are more like street-food like stalls. The ambience isn't remarkable really because patrons go here mainly for the food. A must-try dish here is the Benne Masala Dosa, which is just the same dosa only more buttery as it was loaded with ghee when cooked and served with ghee as well. This dosa has a slight sweetness to it, which is what makes it unique from the other dosa joints of the city. Also worth trying here is the Mangalore Bajji, only served during evenings, which is this fritter-like snack served with chutney. It is very savoury, has a kick of spiciness and overall, a foodie's delight.
    • Cuisine/s - South Indian
    • Best Seller/s - Benne Masala Dosa and Mangalore Bajji
    • Address - 7th Cross Road, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 2331 7531
    4. Samaroh - Finding unlimited service restaurants for vegetarians can be quite tricky since most buffets offer mainly non-vegetarian dishes. That's where Samaroh comes in, a pure vegetarian restaurant located in Shanthala Nagar, off the Vittal Mallya Road. Samaroh offers unlimited Rajasthani Thali to guests, a taste of North India right at South India. The ambience of the restaurant is casual with a touch of vibrancy. The interiors are a mixture of pink and orange in motif. Sitting areas are also cushioned so no matter how long you stay, you would feel very comfortable while dining. The thali here is comprised of a seven-course meal served with unlimited servings per person. Of course the thali starts with appetisers, comprised of the Moti Choor Boondi, plus options for Shorba, Nastha and Chaat. For the main course, the options are varied but the stand out dishes are the Dal Makhani, Paneer Tikka Masala and Paneer Amritsari. The menu usually changes all the time so don't be surprised if you find new meals during your visit to the restaurant. These curries and gravies are accompanied by various breads and rice as well. Also present in the thali is the desserts, ranging from Jalebis, Gulab Jamuns, Kulfis and more. It's also worth mentioning that dining here means being exposed to the traditional Indian side of dining, with the use of heavy bronze alloy cutlery and metal plates.
    • Cuisine/s - Rajasthani and North Indian
    • Best Seller/s - Rajasthani Thali
    • Address - No. 7, 1st Floor, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 4120 3600
    Samaroh (Image from Samaroh)

    5. Sattvam - Sattvam is located in Sadashivnagar, specifically off the 16th Cross Road. The Sankey Tank is just a few minutes of walking from the restaurant. The restaurant has a luxurious vibe, especially with the large glass-panelled windows that overlook a greener side of the city. Sitting areas are cushioned and the light surroundings enhance the cozy ambience. Sattvam adheres to the Sattvic philosophy of eating, which was taken from Ayurvedic principles. As such, certain foods or ingredients are avoided when the chefs here prepare the meals, those that are considered either Tamasic (Harmful) or Rajasic (Non-Beneficial). The use of salt is therefore very controlled and ingredients such as onion, garlic, fish, egg, poultry and many more are avoided. But despite all these restrictions, the meals here are far from being bland nor limited. In fact, this is one of the few buffet vegetarian restaurants in the city. It's difficult to choose just a few dishes primarily because the buffet spread here is so varied. But you can't miss the Pani Puri, which still tastes delicious even without all the spices and condiments. Their variation of the biryani is called the Kathal Biryani, which interestingly, is made using jackfruit, truly a version that you won't forget. The desserts are indulgently good since they are made using less sugar.
    • Cuisine/s - North Indian (Sattvic)
    • Best Seller/s - Pani Puri and Kathal Biryani
    • Address - No. 35, Opposite Shell Petrol Bunk, Sankey Road, Sadashivnagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560080, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 2360 8000
    6. Rasovara - Rasovara is located to the southeastern side of the UB City Tower of Bangalore. The JW Marriott Hotel is just a walking distance to the restaurant's west. Rasovara is an open-air restaurant in the UB City Mall. It mainly serves Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisines via their Royal Thali. The best part about dining here is that it is an overall royalty experience. Right from the time you enter the restaurant, you are treated like a king or queen, given the very best of services that the staff can offer. With their thali, you have a variety of choices, but the setup goes the usual way, appetisers first, then main course and then the desserts. You start with a refreshing mango drink, the Aam Panna, before indulging in a set of appetisers to warm your palate. For the starters, the Dhokla is a stand out especially when paired with the chutney. Main course dishes are varied but you can't miss their Gujarati Kadi and the classic, Dal Bati Choorma. Desserts are the usual ones, Kheer, Gulab Jamun and Halwa. Rasovara is a great choice for those with big appetites who miss the North Indian cuisine while they are in South India.
    • Cuisine/s - Gujarati and Rajasthani
    • Best Seller/s - Royal Thali
    • Address - Level 2, UB City The Collection, Vithal Mallaya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 2213 3400
    7. The London Curry House - The London Curry House is located in Crescent Road in Kumarapark in Bangalore. It is just under two kilometres away from the Bangalore Turf Club. The restaurant has a European vibe to it, with the miniature red phone booths reminiscent of London, plus sketches of various areas in the same country. There are sitting areas located indoors and outdoors so you can take your pick. The chairs are of white and black motifs while the tables have wooden tops. If you're tired of the usual vegetarian fares that you find in restaurants, rest assured that The London Curry House would come to your rescue. They have the usual North Indian and Italian cuisines dishes but they also have Fusion Indian ones. So what does this mean? Well, they take the normal Indian dishes and twist them into something different for a mind-boggling culinary experience. For example, they have the starter dish called the Pav Bhaji Fondue, which utilises the same ingredients for the pav bhaji but has this herb bread that you can dip in the gravy. Palak Paneer Roulade can serve as a great main dish, where fried spinach is dipped unto a gravy made of cheese and pumpkin. The Pesto Paratha is also worth trying, as it involves a fusion of Indian and European flavours in one.
    • Cuisine/s - North Indian, Fusion Indian and Italian
    • Best Seller/s - Pav Bhaji Fondue, Palak Paneer Roulade and Pesto Paratha
    • Address - No. 19/2, Crescent Road, Kumarapark, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 2220 9090
    The London Curry House (Image from London Curry House)

    8. Momo Jojo - Chinese food has always been a comfort food for many locals of Bangalore but it's hard to find a pure vegetarian one. Momo Jojo steps in for that aspect, a pure vegetarian Chinese restaurant with several outlets in the city. The best rated one though is located in the 5th Block of Koramangala, a short distance from the Tibet Mall. The ambience is very vibrant, with yellow and black interiors that are enticing to the eyes. The menu here is very limited though, with two options for main meals, either The Momo Maker or The Wok Maker. If you choose the former, you have a variety of options for stuffings, Mix Veg, Seasoned Potato, Spicy Soya and more. Then, you can choose how you want your momo to be cooked, steamed, pan fried, deep fried, chilly, soupy, tandoori, street bhel and sizzling. Recommendations that you won't regret are the Spinach Cheese Corn Deep Fried Momos, Mix Veg Steamed Momos and Mushroom Onion Deep Fried Momos. For The Wok Maker, a sure-fire hit is the Burnt Garlic Rice Topped With Chilly Momos.
    • Cuisine/s - Chinese
    • Best Seller/s - Spinach Cheese Corn Deep Fried Momos, Mix Veg Steamed Momos, Mushroom Onion Deep Fried Momos and Burnt Garlic Rice Topped With Chilly Momos
    • Address - No. 124, 1st A Cross Road, 5th Block Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095, India
    • Contact Number - +91 97 3927 5618
    9. Enerjuvate Studio & Cafe - Tucked in a quiet corner of Jayanagar, close to popular chains such as KFC and Burger King, is the Enerjuvate Studio & Cafe. A unique concept combining meditation, yoga and healthy eating in one convenient cafe slash studio. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The former has this edgy vibe of hanging eccentric lightings, bookshelves and one-liner quotes on the walls. The latter has an airy vibe, with the potted plants and flowers all around. The menu is largely Continental but there are a few Indian, Mexican and Tibetan cuisines dishes as well. Each meal here is filling but not sinful, as they are mainly vegetarian and made only from the freshest ingredients. You would love the variety of pizzas here but best-seller ones are the Mad About Mushrooms and Enerjuvate Special. Their Mumbai Masala Sandwich is that perfect in-between meal, filled with yummy potatoes, onions, cucumbers and tomatoes, along with chutney, it would make you relish being a vegetarian even more. Being healthy doesn't mean compromising on the taste of your meals and Enerjuvate Studio & Cafe proves just that philosophy.
    • Cuisine/s - Continental
    • Best Seller/s - Mad About Mushroom Pizza, Enerjuvate Special Pizza and Mumbai Masala Sandwich
    • Address - 32nd Cross Road, 4th Block East, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011, India
    • Contact Number - +91 80 4146 2929
    Enerjuvate (Image from Enerjuvate)

    10. Ambrosia - Last on this list is Ambrosia, located in Srivinaspura, specifically at Dr. Vishnuvardhan Road. This is a new pure vegetarian restaurant opened in the city. It has a pure white facade highlighted by the glass-panelled walls. It has a charming ambience especially the outdoor sitting area that is surrounded by many trees and lush manicured lawns. The menu of the restaurant is very extensive, ranging from salads, pastas, burgers, risottos and many more that are all of the vegetarian variety. The cuisine is mainly Continental but you would also find dishes from the Japanese and Mexican cuisines. For the cheese lovers, their Ambrosia Special Pizza is a must try. It has an assortment of various cheeses, mozzarella, blue cheese, parmesan, feta, brie and cheddar, all in a spicy base of tomato sauce. Their Alio Olio Pepperoncino is another best seller, it is a pasta dish with a base of olive oil, garlic sauce and spicy chilli flakes. You can also try their Veg Quesadillas, which utilises stuffings of capsicum, garlic, onion, mushroom and cheese instead of the usual meats.
    • Cuisine/s - Continental, Japanese and Mexican
    • Best Seller/s - Ambrosia Special Pizza, Alio Olio Pepperoncino and Veg Quesadillas
    • Address - Dr. Vishnuvardhan Road, Ganakal, Srinivaspura, Banashankari 6th Stage, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560060, India
    • Contact Number - +91 99 6481 8888

    So hopefully, this guide can help you in your vegetarian food trip adventure in Bangalore. There's a plethora of vegetarian dining options in this busy city so the health-conscious individuals out there need not to worry. But even for those who are certified non-vegetarians, why not try these pure vegetarian restaurants as well? You might be surprised to find that your palate and your tummy would approve of these restaurants because after all, vegetarian fare can be as delicious as the usual meats and fast food that we have been used to. I hope this helps you!

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017