Pani puri brimming with piquant and spicy tamarind water, bhel puri loaded with plenty of sev or samosas served with a sprinkling of onions, sev and tangy chutney — we just never seem to get enough of chaat, do we? The city has quite a few places offering the authentic kind {no grated carrots, cucumber or cabbage in our chaat, please!}, perfect to munch on during the evenings, when the hunger pangs strike.

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Having been around for ages {since 1986, apparently}, the legendary Gangotree is the go-to place for chaat lovers in the city. Everything from the aloo chaat to their bhel puri and pani puri is sure to lure you back here for more. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, we suggest you try their Rasgulla Chaat.

Where: High Point IV, Palace Ground, Race Course Road and Lower Ground Floor, Mantri Square, Sampige Road, Malleswaram

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: +91 9448356848

Timings: 9.30am-9.30pm

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Nandi Chats

Platefuls of South Indian style chaat is what you can expect at the ever-crowded Nandi Chats. Reasonably priced and high on the taste factor, this is one popular haunt for foodies in the area. Oh, and while you’re at it, make sure you try their Masala Puri which the regulars swear by.

Where: 727, 7th Cross, 10th Main, 2nd Stage, BTM

Price: INR 100 for two

Contact: +91 9535086355

Timings: 5pm-9pm


With six outlets in the city, Chaatimes is as known for their chatpata chaat items as for the hygiene they maintain. Apart from their specials like Khatti Meethi Chaat and Palak Chaat, they also have Kids Special chaats loaded with cheese.

Where: Find a Chaatimes outlet near you here.

Price: INR 200 for two

Contact: +91 9945111997 {Jayanagar outlet}

Timings: noon-10pm

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Kartik’s Mithai Shoppe

Known for their pani puris {choose from chhole or aloo stuffing}, Kartik’s gets a steady stream of loyal customers who vouch for their Raj Kachori, Dahi Puri and Samosa Chana Chaat. Some of their stores have been rebranded as MRG Sweets Angadi, owing to a franchise they’ve taken up, however the chaat and namkeens are prepared by the same folks.

Where: 3/4, Near Hope Farm Junction, Happy Valley, Whitefield; 81, Opposite Chemmanur Jewellers, New Thippasandra; 19, Krishna Senate, Next to Canara Bank, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli and 322, Shalini Complex, CMH Road,Indiranagar and 137, Phase II, JP Nagar

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: 080 42164166 {JP Nagar outlet}

Timings: 10am-10.30pm

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Anand Sweets & Savouries

While Anand is known for its expansive selection of sweets, don’t let that stop you from trying out their North Indian style chaats. From Samosa Chaat and Kachori Chaat to Dahi Bhalla, you will be spoilt for choice.

Where: Outlets in Commercial Street, Koramangala 5th Block, Bannerghatta Road, Old Airport Road, Kammanahalli, Jayanagar, Banashankari and Frazer Town

Price: INR 200 for two

Contact: 080 25588992

Timings: 9am-10.30pm

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Dilli Chaat Wala

If the chaat menu here tempts you to try them all, despair not. Go for their Chaat Platter which lets you sample small portions of different snacks and, then, don’t forget to top it off with their classic Lassi Malai Maar Ke.

Where: 165, 20th Main, 15th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar

Price: INR 200 for two

Contact+91 9449067855

Timings: Noon-11pm

Chaat Wala

A favourite among many street food lovers and regularly thronged by the college-going crowd in the area {considering its location near Jyothi Nivas College}, Chaat Wala’s must-try options include their Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and Raj Kachori.

Where: 59, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Near Blue Petal Hotel, 5th Block, Koramangala, Koramangala 5th Block

Price: INR 200 for two

Contact: 080 25524450

Timings: 7am-10.30pm

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Dial A Chaat

Dahi-filled or served with a topping of their aloo gravy, the chaats at this humble joint won’t let you down. Apart from the usual suspects, they also have favourites like Crunchi Papri and Shahi Raj Kachori.

Where: 14, 1st Floor, Vinayak Layout, Doddanekundi, Near Alpine Echo Apartment, Outer Ring Road, Whitefield

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: +91 9035075777

Timings: noon-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm

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Karnataka Bhel House

Fancy feasting on some evening snacks with a touch of history mixed in? Head to Karnataka Bhel House, one of the oldest chaat joints in town {the Chamarajpet outlet is the most popular}, for their flavourful Bhel Puri and Masala Puri {the South Indian version, of course}.

Where: Outlets in 29, 3rd Main Road, 3rd Cross, Bazaar Street, Uma Theatre Road, Chamarajpet, Basavanagudi; Chandralayout, Vijay Nagar and 2nd Block, Near Corporation Office, Jayanagar

Price: INR 100 for two

Contact: 080 26675225

Timings: 10am-1pm, 5pm-9pm

Calcutta Victoria Chat House

Going by the constant crowd at Calcutta Victoria Chat House, this is a must-try if you crave for Bengali style chaats. While low on ambience but great if you are craving for filling snacks, their Sev Puri, Pani Puri and the Aloo Tikki Chat {served with chhole gravy} are what you should order here.

Where: Outlets in Jeevan Bheema Nagar Main Road; 148, 2nd Main, Kasturi Nagar, Banaswadi and 10, HMT Layout, Below Beijing Bites, RT Nagar

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: +91 9035459812

Timings: 11am-11pm

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Maaheshwari Chaat Wala

Listing out everything from Pani Puri {customise the filling, just the way you like it} and Dahi Puri to special items like Chana Chaat, the snack menu at Maaheshwari Chaat Wala might tempt you to stay on longer than you intended to.

Where: 4, Sundar Mudaliar Street,Ulsoor

Price: INR 100 for two

Contact: 91 9739278706

Timings: Monday-Saturday, 4pm-9pm and Sunday, 9am-noon

New Arya Bhavan

An old favourite for snacks, New Arya Bhavan is known for their hot, crispy samosas and chaats. This pocket-friendly place is where you should head to for some of the best evening snacks to go with your chai.

Where: Outlets in 113, MG Road; 11, Millers Road, KSV Complex, Vasanth Nagar and 1, Santosh Shopping Complex, K.G Circle, Majestic

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: 080 25597251

Timings: 11am-11pm

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Dev Sagar

Another place {on VV Puram’s Food Street, no less} that is known for Rasgulla Chaat {unsweetened rasgullas topped with curd, chutney, onions and sev}, Dev Sagar also dishes out Mumbai-style chaats like Papad Churi and Masala Pav.

Where: 11/2, Old Market, V V Puram, Basavanagudi

Price: INR 150 for two

Contact: +91 9886204745

Timings: 4pm-11pm

Sri Sairam’s Chats & Juice

With around 99 varieties of chaats, from good old Bhel Puri to Crazy Chaat and Disco Chaat, Sairam’s will leave you confused about where to start!

Where: 83, 2nd Temple Street, 15th Cross, Near Kadu Malleshwaram Temple and 35/1, 16th Cross, 8th Main, Near MES College, Malleshwaram

Price: INR 100 for two

Contact: +91 9449880933, +91 9880238374

Timings: 10am-10pm

Gullu’s Chat

The Dahi Papdi Chaat, Boondhi Pani Puri and Gullu’s Special Chaat at this place come highly recommended. With their interesting blend of flavours to delight your taste buds, you might end up trying out more than what you had planned.

Where: 2/1, Serpentine Road, Kumara Park West, Seshadripuram

Price: INR 200 for two

Contact: +91 9845102389

Timings: 11am-11pm


Munch, crunch and snack your way through Laddoos’ chaat varieties. Make sure you don’t leave without trying a plateful {or two} of their Raj Kachori and Papdi Chole.

Where: Find a Laddoos near you here.

Price: 200 for two

Contact: 080 26785108 {BTM outlet}

Timings: 10am-10pm

Check out their website here.

Featured image via: Barry Pousman


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