Whether you stay in Banashankari or just set out to explore the hood, if it’s food you’re longing for, look no further than the happening BDA Complex here. Apart from stores offering apparel, accessories and foodstuff (think freshly ground coffee or hot chips), there are quite a few food joints or stalls scattered around the building. With everything from piping hot jalebis and Asian food to Dosas, this is where you can go on a snacking spree.
From Pan Asian To South Indian: It's Food Galore At Banashankari BDA Complex
Poonam Sweet Centre
No trip to the Banashankari BDA Complex would be complete without stopping by Poonam Sweet Centre. Serving freshly made North Indian snacks, this one’s a hot favourite. From regulars who have been frequenting the spot since their childhood to newbies, the Poonam Sweet Centre is known for its hot jalebis and samosas. Apart from their specials which include Dhoklas and Kachoris, they also have sweet treats like Rabdi and Malai Sandwich to gorge on.
Lakshmi Sweets And Chaats
Having been around for quite a long time, Lakshmi Sweets and Chaats is the go-to place for many in the hood when they’re craving for some good old Gobi Manchurian. Crispy and laden with soy sauce, the dish is quite filling and best had with a soft drink. Want something lighter? Their menu also lists out a selection of chaats, including the Masala Puri, and seems to be a popular choice.
Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara Coffee Bar
Just a hop, skip and jump away from the BDA Complex, Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara Coffee Bar (or SLV, as it’s popularly known) deserves a special mention simply for its iconic status. While they do have dishes like Khara Bath, Kesari Bath and Masala Dosa, the soft idlis and crunchy vadas (served with their signature coconut chutney) are what you must try here. Add on a tumbler of strong filter coffee to complete the meal!
Located right opposite to the BDA Complex in Banashankari, Wamama is a restaurant that serves Pan Asian, Mughlai and North Indian food. Located on the rooftop, this makes for a great spot to grab food after you're done shopping. We suggest you try the Sushi, wine, Noodles, Mocktails, Dumplings, Khao Suey and the Thukpa. Open from 11:30 AM to 11 PM, this is a great spot for a date and quality time with friends and family since it costs only INR 800 for two.
Jalsa is a joint that serves North Indian, Mughlai and Chinese food. We recommend the Biryani, Dal Makhani, Naan, Masala Papad, Pasta, Sweet Corn Soup and Gulab Jamun. They have a lunch buffet during weekdays and weekends, both. With a gorgeous ambience, you can choose to have a party here in the private area.
Vinny's is a popular joint for pizza by the slice. So in case, you're someone who can't finish a full pizza and wants to try different flavours, head on over here. With delicious nachos, garlic bread and pasta, the joint is affordable as well. The best part? You can take your furry friends along since it's pet-friendly. In case you want beverages, try the watermelon cooler!
A popular lounge in Banashankari, head to Jcubez for beer, chicken wings, onion rings and a chill time with friends. Open from 11 AM to 11 PM, this is the perfect hangout spot if you're in college and want to go somewhere cheap.