Indiranagar is a locality is a gift that keeps on giving. From shopping at international brands to indie designers, budget home basics to high-end furniture stores, you will find everything you could possibly want. When it comes to food and drink, the options are endless for every budget and palate. We have basically explored all of Indiranagar for the ultimate guide on where to shop, where to eat, and other things to do in Indiranagar. You can thank us later!
Eat, Drink, & Shop: Here's Everything You Can Do In Indiranagar
Where To Shop: Fashion & Lifestyle
Whether you are a sneakerhead or just love sporting the latest kicks, VegNonVeg's first outlet in the city is where you need to head to. The outlet in 12th Main Indiranagar has a collection of sneakers, streetwear (both in-house and multi-brands), and shoe care & repair kits. They have brands such as Reebok Classics, Nike Air, Adidas Originals, FILA, and ASICS. Check out Reebok Classics Aztrek 96 Reinvented, Nike Air Force 1, and ASICS Tiger Gel-Bnd.
Also on 12th Main, opposite Nando's and near Corner House, Superkicks has limited-edition Reebok, Aztrek Double Mix with a burst of colours in geometric designs, the sleek and iconic Nike Air Jordans, the Puma Thunder Sophia Webster (or the Adidas Originals Stan Smiths. Dedicated to trendsetting, iconic, or currently relevant styles -- basically, MUST-HAVE shoes, you can also get tees, bags, socks and hoodies courtesy Superkicks as well as sports brands such as Reebok. Time to get your street cred sorted!
Pastels & Pop
If it's festive juttis you're after, check out Pastels & Pop's collection that has embroidery on it - from floral and paisley to the more spunky starbursts and firecrackers. The women's juttis come with everything from intricate embroidery, floral thread work and pom-poms to beads, gold dust and tinkles. They even have quirky names like Bohemian Treasure (that really is a tribute to Bohemia in Prague), and Midnight Gold for a classy black and gold number. There is a section for men too, as well as one for brides and their tribe.
With a great selection of dresses and tops, perfect for going out in general find pretty lace dresses, handbags and accessories for reasonable rates. The clothing from Latin Quarters makes for great party wear, especially through the second half of the year. Bold, blingy, and within budget if your budget is under INR 5,000. That being said, keep an eye out for their sales, you can get outfits at real steals!
This Australian brand is a staple for great event wear in Bangalore, and sells dresses, crop tops, skirts, shorts and leggings, as well as accessories like handbags, clutches, scarves, gloves and jewellery! Come winters they even sell trench coats and fake fur coats. Forever New can be a little pricey, but watch out for their sales, as you can get discounts as high as 60%!
Bhaane is a contemporary Indian brand that beautifully mixes Indian street style sensibilities with Western wear concepts. So lots of relaxed fit clothing, self-designed colour blocking, experimental prints and silhouettes too. It's technically a designer brand, but relatively accessible at that (price range INR 1,800 - INR to INR 13,000 across apparel and accessories). They have options for men and women, so nobody will feel left out as you shop. This one shares space with Blue Tokai so, enjoy!
Suvasa is our go-to for casual cotton clothing that’s both fashionable and comfortable. Check out their great selection of mulmul kurtis and palazzo pants. They also have a good collection of menswear, selling cotton button-ups in bold prints to keep things interesting. They’re very reasonably priced, and often have unmarked sales going on, so definitely check with the shopkeeper before you start purchasing for all the best deals!
Spread across two floors, Taneira's lavish store in Indiranagar stocks the most gorgeous sarees, whether for a wedding trousseau or an elegant piece for an upcoming family function. The store has neatly divided sections for handcrafted weaves from different parts of the country, everything from Bengali looms and chanderis to classics like Ikat, Bandhini, Ajrakh, Chikankari, Kanjivaram, and Banarasi too. The prices are well within your wallet's reach too.
Sports & Athleisure
Life Behind Bars: For those who take their cycling seriously or plan to, the Life Behind Bars or LBB is one store you need to visit. From selling to hosting events, you can pop by the store just for a visit even if you are not buying anything.
Puma: The Puma Experience Centre is one of a kind experience centre where you can browse through the various products by Puma. You must check out the F1 Simulator as well as the Puma x You section that lets you customise your Puma products.
Where To Shop: Home Decor & Accessories
While you know you can always get tons of regular stuff from Central Street, Indiranagar has a few stores that will elevate your home. There’s Pepperfry Studio for checking out the products before you actually buy them, same with Urban Ladder and then for that slightly desi, conventional (and budget) option, Maharaja furniture is the boss! There’s always good old Fabindia for all things ethnic and indie, but, to give you an edge over your neighbours check out these stores.
The Wishing Chair
The Wishing Chair on 100 Feet Road Indiranagar will make your Pinterest board come alive with their carefully curated and whimsical, Enid Blyton-inspired collection of home decor and furnishing options. From cute tea sets and cosies, to larger pieces like four-poster beds and dressing tables, it's worth a visit if you're looking to invest in beautiful home decor.
A garden lifestyle brand, Beruru off 100 feet road is a mix of two words: Beru + Uru which means the garden city. We love that they are of the opinion that no space is too small to have a mini garden and lots of plants! So head here for garden and patio furniture, planters (brass, terracotta, ceramic). Plus, plants themselves. From snake plants, cactus, and succulents among others. They also have a little cafe now, plus a bookstore too.
Freedom Tree Design is perfect for all kinds of furniture, home furnishings and oh-so-gorgeous dinnerware and pretty fabrics. This brand stands out for bringing quirk and drama into everyday lives in the form of colour, prints and just easy breezy patterns. We love their butterfly wings bookends, jazzy multi-coloured plates, animal and bird-shaped planters and snug quilts and throws!
At Bent Chair, you’ll find home décor from a lot of assorted brands, including chairs with funky prints, planters, bookshelves, wine holders and more. What we love about this brand is that all of their furniture pieces have contemporary designs making them look chic and elegant. Their home decor is also eye-catching. Think Psychedelic Persian Knotted Rugs, Drawstring Chandelier, artsy mirrors and more.
The Purple Turtles
If you are looking for a bit of whimsy, colourful decor and magical lights, go to The Purple Turtles. Be it vintage decor, or soft home furnishings, they have plenty of options in the carpets, rugs, home linen, and an outdoor decor department. Plus, lighting, furniture, planters, and gardening tools.
Chumbak: No one can get enough of this quirky brand's quirky products with that pop of colour and culture. Ideal if you’ve forgotten to get a gift on the way to that birthday party at Bob’s, step in for notebooks, wallets, mugs, magnets, cushion covers and coasters. You know of all that, but did you know they also have smartwatches, gorgeous steel tumblers and jugs, plus eye shadow kits!
Where To Shop: Beauty
Indiranagar may not have quantity in terms of beauty and cosmetics stores but the quality of what little there is - is only top-notch!
Nykaa Luxe: The store on 100 feet road is every beauty and skincare enthusiast's second home. There are rows of perfumes, Eau de toilettes, and sprays from brands such as Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Yves St Laurent, and Clinique. You will see individual sections dedicated to nail paints, makeup, bath and body, men’s products, and even beauty accessories like makeup brushes and hair straighteners. Nykaa’s in-house beauty products, frosted nail polishes and Kay Beauty products are on offer too.
The Body Shop: Chances are you’ve shopped at or at least spotted The Body Shop store at Indiranagar. This vegan and cruelty-free UK skincare and bath & body giant have a bit of a following in the country and this prime-located store caters to all the needs of its customers stocking all their popular products – body yoghurts to facemasks and fragrances.
Pasion Cosmetics Shoppe: A favourite among the salons and stylists, in the city, Pasion Cosmetics Shoppe is legendary for its cosmetic offerings. From Moroccan oils to body creams, wraps, and facial scrubs – this is a wonderland for beauty products. The store has everything you need, especially stuff for everyday use like shampoos and conditioners, and at wholesale prices, so freely buy in bulk. While you don’t get the regular brands that line supermarket shelves, you can grab local brands or the likes of L’Oreal, Moroccan Oil, or Schwarzkopf. It's right down the road from the Metro Station if you're looking.
Where To Shop: Everything Else
Bheem Styx: If you're the kind of person who randomly picks up sticks and gets attached, Bheem Styx should be a brand you check out. Walking sticks, decor, and even art is what these sticks can be used for. Super unique - you have to check it out to believe it.
Something's Brewing: For all things coffee, head to Something's Brewing. Going beyond selling just coffee powder, they sell brewing apparatus, accessories, and even state of the art coffee machines - all for home brewing that perfect cuppa. Run by coffee enthusiasts, they'll also help you figure out what works best for you and are happy to give demos.
Maeva Artisanal Boutique: Love florals and candles? Head to Maeva Artisanal boutique to stock up on home fragrances, candles, and natural (but dried) florals. All made from natural ingredients, you won't find those sickly synthetic scents, fake flowers, or violently bright options. It's all subtle, gentle, and easy to incorporate into any home. They take up custom orders for their florals.
Where To Eat
If you’re looking to be an adventurous eater, there’s no place better than Indiranagar to start this journey. This hood is brimming with restaurants that specialise in global cuisines, and no we don’t mean multi-cuisine restaurants that have continental to Indian fare forced on the menu, but places that focus on regional specialities. You'll also find some of the best pubs and bars in Indiranagar. Whether it's a swanky spot for parties, places where food is paired wonderfully with drinks, or you want to win points on your date night, there's something for every budget and taste. And of course, Indiranagar is really sweet and the choices for the many with a sweet tooth and late-night cravings are plenty.
Burma Burma on 12th Main Indiranagar dishes out authentic Burmese cuisine that includes samosa soup and versions of khao suey. The menu is all-vegetarian and extensive, along with a dedicated section just for tea. We highly recommend you start with the Samosa Soup and Lotus Stem Fritters, followed by the Burma Burma Oh No Khao Suey and the Chocolate Bubble Tea to wash everything down. Oh, the interiors are heavily influenced by the Burmese culture too.
One of the first stand-alone restaurants to bring Vietnamese cuisine to the city, Phobidden Fruit has been going strong for years now. The Insta-worthy set up with plenty of light, plants, wooden picnic tables and benches is only a pleasant distraction. The real star here is the food. The beef Pho here is a beautiful, slow-brewed aromatic broth with slices of meat floating in it. It's reminiscent of those from the streets of Saigon. We also always order the Ice Berg Lettuce Wraps served with a side of nuoc mam. If you prefer a quick meal, settle for the Banh mi and a glass of cold, Vietnamese-style coffee.
Trusty Italian is what you will get at Chianti. Be it the food, ambience or even the fine wine. Every meal here starts with DIY bruschetta. Skip the soups and salads, but definitely order yourself antipasti, the Crostini Con Carne with bits of parma ham, chicken and pesto on crusty bread or the stringy Mozzarella Fritta is rather good. The pasta is the highlight here, especially the Carbonara but if you’re looking to eat big, it’s the generously portioned, sticky, meaty Lamb Chops all the way.
Chinita is as authentic as it will get when it comes to Mexican food in Bangalore. We always start with the Almond Horchata, a classic Mexican drink, moving straight to the Braised Pork Tacos or the Prawns Grilled Tacos, that come with all the traditional fixings – roasted tomato salsa, jalapeños, sour cream, onions and squeeze of lime. For dessert, it’s a sin not to order either the Churros or Chilli Chocolate Cake.
Visit Brik Oven Indiranagar for its signature pizzas, salads and breads but also for its gorgeous interiors. It is, after all, this beloved pizzeria’s largest branch. There are beautiful green walls, plenty of al fresco seating and of course, a dominating brick oven. The menu features all our old favourites like the classic Margarita, Quattro Formaggi and our all-time champion -- the Streaking Pigs, generously topped with cheese, bacon, caramelised onions and tomato sauce. Definitely go carb-on-carb and order the Cheesy Garlic Bread for sides.
Soo Ra Sang
If you’re craving authentic Korean food at a good price, accompanied by plenty of small plates (banchan) and even a complimentary dessert, Soo Ra Sang should be your go-to. In traditional Korean-style, the restaurant has only low-rise tables with a mini-BBQ grill on the surface. Must-tries here include Scallion Pancakes, Chicken Japchae, and Beef Bulgogi.
If sandwiches are your jam, then head to Paris Panini. Taking inspiration from French street food, the stars of their menu are the sandwiches of course. Other than that, their crepes and fries are super popular. The dips and toppings really will have you (almost) licking your plate clean.
Mahesh Lunch Home
Mahesh Lunch Home is where you need to head to get your fill of seafood and Mangalore cuisines. We recommend their thalis with the fish thali being our go-to order. If you are going in a large group, we recommend the Chicken Ghee Roast, Chicken Sukha, Mangalore Mutton Gasi, and any of the fish specials.
Kartik’s Mithai Shoppe
Our Sunday breakfast spot whenever we are craving chole bhature, Kartik’s chole is one of the best in Bangalore. They are so good, you need to in fact pre-order them. You can’t just saunter in on a Sunday and hope to get a plate. But apart from their breakfast, it’s also our go-to place for 4 pm snacks. Their samosas and sev puri are our favourites. Luckily all these are available without any pre-order all day, every day.
Andhra meals, biryani and Nagarjuna Roast – three of our favourite orders here. They open service for lunch and you might need to wait a bit since it’s almost like the whole of Indiranagar has decided to have their lunch here. Their Andhra meals are carbs heavy and their pappu is to die for. And we love how easy they are with their servings of ghee!
An award-winning coffee from ancestral lands in the Araku Valley is the foundation of Araku Cafe. The modern space, eclectic menu, and great (and experimental) coffee blends and roasts made of pure Arabica beans make this a cafe experience you can’t miss. We’d recommend their desserts, bakes, and of course coffee!
Copper & Cloves Cafe
At The Organic World Store, this tiny space serves vegan fare with a focus on clean, healthy eating. You must try Copper & Cloves' Tartines and cookies (or desserts). Using locally sourced, organic ingredients, you might sometimes get a chance to sample their experiments too. The space is pet- and work-friendly too.
One of the few places that focus on the experience of drinking tea in all its forms, Infinitea has indoor and outdoor seating options. Enjoy the calming, and multisensory process of brewing tea whether it's an exotic herbal blend, kadak chai, or Kombucha. They even have food pairings with their teas.
Always the favourite in Indiranagar, and perhaps in Bangalore, Toit is for all your craft beers, Bangalore vibes and pizza. But you knew that already. Did you know that they also have a breakfast menu all day, which includes healthy juices, smoothies, pancakes, waffles and more? Plus, since their sister restaurant The Permit Room closed, they’ve added part of that menu here. So, go get your Haleem Samosas, Kerala Beef Fry, Okra Podi Chips and Chilli Cheese Bhajjis.
End of the month? Bob’s has you covered! No really, they have local as well as international brands at just a little above MRP. Yes it’s noisy, and always full pretty much, but the dive bar vibe is intentional. Food is essentially bar snacks with a South Indian twist, and great to share!
Nevermind Bar & Kitchen
With indoor greenery, high ceilings with mirrors, plush couches and cosy nooks to unwind, Nevermind is the perfect date night spot. Regular tipple is there for all those after-work sundowners but for fun nights, we recommend the Mamacita which is a gin-based cocktail with bell peppers, coriander, whipped cream and more. Or the Matador which is bourbon whiskey and elderflower syrup. The menu is world cuisine meets Modern Indian and All Day Bites are what we are rooting for because it has Peri Peri Chicken Strips and Achari Broccoli.
You may (or may not) remember Tycoons from the 80s and 90s on Infantry Road, but you should know the food is EXACTLY the same, though the decor and vibes not so much. The 2.0 features all their all-time bestsellers like Chicken A La Kiev, Shepherd's Pie, Caramel Custard and juicy steaks for all! The new ambience screams retro-vintage with high ceilings, open floor plan and art from local artists. We highly recommend you reserve a table if you go on weekends
Gelato lovers! Milano has every flavour you can imagine and then some. Made fresh, the flavours change every few days. From red wine and Bacardi Limon sorbets to kinder joy and raspberry cheesecake options there’s a flavour for everyone. Ice cream cakes, other desserts and coffee are available here.
The flagship outlet of New York’s famous Magnolia Bakery sits at Indiranagar 12th Main. While the space isn’t exactly huge, it’s fine if you’re taking your orders on the go. Whether it’s their banana pudding or iconic cupcakes, these are best savoured. They have mini versions of most of their desserts too.
Lavonne Baking Academy has pushed out some of the best dessert chefs and pastry artists in the city (and possibly country!), and you get to try out all these treats at their cafe in Indiranagar. From their signature chocolate cake to their peach and thyme puff pastry (and other experimental desserts) it’s the perfect place if you’re looking to treat yourself.
A relatively new entrant into Bangalore, Mumbai’s Theobroma caused quite the flurry when they opened here. What sets them apart from other dessert stores (apart from having brownies of every kind) is that they have eggless (and some vegan) options of all their offerings, so everyone can enjoy a piece!
Corner House Ice Cream
No experience in Bangalore is complete without at least considering Corner House. Delighting Bangaloreans for 40 years now, their Sundaes are a must-try (or anything with their signature chocolate sauce). Their seasonal specials, whether it's with strawberries, mangoes, or peaches, are reminiscent of old Bangalore.
Ainmane: Pick your coffee beans/powder, snacks to accompany and perhaps a cup on the go at Ainmane. They also serve the famed Civet coffee if you want to try it.
Vegan Vogue: For their all plant-based menu that features cuisines Mexican, Italian and Rwandan.
The Pizza Bakery: For their Neopolitan-style wood-fired sourdough pizzas.
Labonel: Pre-order everything and pick it up from their luxe outlet on 12th Main. Teacakes, cupcakes, cookies, brookies, and other fancy desserts are available. These are awesome gifting options too.
Cafe Max: For the best of casual European fare
Lazy Suzy: They have nice breakfast options (all day that too!), bakes (quiche is a must-try here) and desserts.
Indiranagar Social: Spread over three floors, this Social is a mix of all the others. Expect lots of greenery, neon signs, nods to pop culture and a speakeasy-inspired bar set up on the first floor.
Yogisthan: Their food is all vegetarian as it’s made with principles of Ayurveda keeping clean, healthy nutrition in mind. They also conduct Yoga sessions and retreats.
Sly Granny: The vibe is chic and chill ideal for a wild night out, or a quiet sit down. The space is large, with a terrace too.
Every area has its own little hidden gems that only folks in that area know, but we are letting you in on Indiranagar's hidden gems!
Lokesh Vada Pav & Pav Bhaji: It's a street cart near the CMH Park that serves some of the best vada pavs and pav bhaji we’ve had. They satisfy all our street food cravings and their vada pavs are available in regular, plain or go all-out with the greasy, cheesy (or buttery) options.
Pots & Pans: From a variety of basic spoons to inbuilt ovens and much-needed rolling pins to kitchen chimneys, you get everything at Pots & Pans. We have picked up so much stuff from here and the staff really knows how to pick the right kind of kitchenware for you. They do offer discounts from time to time so be sure to ask.
E-Studio: E-Studio is a haven for antiques, trinkets, and collectibles and even if you don’t have the budget for it (prices start at INR 2,000), you can still browse around. And find stuff and maybe save up for it later? We found knight’s helmets, Grandmaster chess sets, and pirate ships in bottles.
The Haveli: Located in the bylanes of Indiranagar, The Haveli has antique furniture, collectibles, murals, art and period furniture that would make your home look no less than a haveli by itself. Traditional Indian vintage furniture are stocked alongside Victorian chairs as well as painted vases to chandeliers.