Thalis, Ragi Pizzas Or Tofu Pad Thai: This Ugadi Feast On Vegetarian Food Beyond Just Desi Food

Navya posted on 17 March

As the country celebrates the harvest festival today, most households will be vegetarian for the day. And it is a fitting opportunity to explore the city’s vegetarian foodscape. Believe us, when we say that you won’t be left hankering for options. South Indian meals served on banana leaves, homely Maharashtrian thalis, and fine-dine experiences that introduce you to organic cooking – it’s all available!  We find restaurants and cafes where you can graze greener pastures.

Annapoorni

This compact restaurant serves simple, South Indian vegetarian meals that pack a punch. Their weekend deluxe thalis include a selection of flavoursome curries, kootus {dishes made with vegetables and lentils}, vadas, and payasam. Check out our love for the restaurant here. And remember, it has moved from its previous location, but further along the same road!

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Casual Dining

203, Double Road, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Green Theory

Surrounded by potted plants and garden ponds, you can tuck into global treats at this quaint restaurant. Pizzas, burgers, sizzlers, and sandwiches are all part of the menu. You’ll find plenty of vegan and Jain options as well.

Price: INR 800 plus tax {approx} for two

Cafes

15, Convent Road, Off Residency Road, Bengaluru

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Imli

An all Indian menu awaits you at this charming cafe-restaurant. Drop by in the mornings for short eats, vadas, and cheelas paired with hot cups of chai. For a full-blown lunch, you can choose from pulavs, rotis and stuffed parathas that taste incredibly good with creamy curries. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 800 plus tax for two {approx}

Casual Dining

204, 5th Main, 7th Cross, 1st Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Indian Paratha Company

Enjoy a short drive to the outskirts of the city before stopping by this rather fancy highway restaurant. Parathas of all kinds are on offer including the soya kheema, aloo cheese, and mushroom corn versions. Tall glasses of lassi, chai and iced teas populate the drinks menu.

Price: INR 500 plus tax for two {approx.}

Cafes

1/2, Guttahalli, Kasaba Hobli, Devanahalli, Bengaluru

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Little Italy

Wood-fired pizzas, cheese-loaded lasagnas, and their long list of desserts are a must try at this all-vegetarian Italian restaurant.

Price: INR 1,200 plus tax for two {approx.}

Casual Dining

2017, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Jalpaan

You can take your entire brood along for a lavish meal at Jalpaan. North Indian fare dominates the menu that also includes chaats, Chinese and Mexican dishes. The service always gets a thumbs-up here.

Price: INR 600 plus tax for two {approx.}

Casual Dining

539/49, 9th Cross, Kanakpura Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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NH8

As you take in the colourful, rustic setting, huge plates of Rajasthani food make their way to you. Try out traditional favourites like Dal Bati Churma, Gatte Ki Subji, Rajasthani Vadi, Lachka Khichdi, and Ker Sangri.

Price: INR 700 plus tax for two {approx.}

Casual Dining

710, 3rd Floor, 8th Main Road, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Rasovara

From the same peeps that gave us the Khandani Rajdhani thali restaurants come Rasovara, with a royal twist. Classics such as the Dhokla, Vada Pav, Chole Bhature, and Rajma Chawal are all spruced up and given a modern avatar here.

Price: INR 1,000 plus tax for two {approx}

Casual Dining

UB City, Level 2, Vittal Mallaya Road, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru

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Sattvam

Food done in Sattvic style is what’s on offer here. Their a la carte lineup features star dishes such as Lucknowi Jalebi Chaat, where the crunchy sweet treat is tossed with boiled potatoes, yoghurt and chaat masalas, Amritras Ke Kofte, balls of  paneer doused in a spicy green peas masala, or the Gwar Patha Panchphoran, aloe vera tossed about in freshly ground spices and comes along with crispy greens.

Price: INR 1,000 plus tax for two {approx}

Casual Dining

J.M. Plaza, 35, Opp. Shell Petrol Bunk, Sadashivnagar, Bengaluru

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The Higher Taste

This place serves up some divine treats. Following the Sattvic principles of cooking, the menu here includes Indian, Continental, and Chinese contributions. Do try the Nellikai Charu, a soup made from gooseberries and the Raja Bhojanam, a dish infused with ghee and nuts – definitely fit for royalty. The Paan Ice Cream ends your meal on a high note.

Price: INR 900 plus tax for two {approx.}

Casual Dining

ISKCON Temple Complex, Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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Panchavati Gaurav Thali

In an all-meal thali format through the week, this place is really some serious veggie indulgence. From the usual paneer subzi and dahi wada to some cool sabudana vadas and dal bati, they get their Rajasthani-Gujarati food correct. And no matter how much you eat, make sure to leave room for Malpua to end the meal.

Price: INR 400 upwards

Casual Dining

Garuda Mall, 5th Floor, Magrath Road, Brigade Road, Bengaluru

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Enerjuvate

From ragi pizzas and momosas {yup, momos meet samosas}, this vegetarian place is an absolute delight. Be it the Koramangala or Jayanagar outlet, you can find interesting versions of familiar food here. There’s even a ragi noodle pad thai if you fancy. Drink comprise health drinks like carrot juice or mint and spinach mixes, but it is the kombucha which we so love.

Read more about it here and here.

Cafes

547, 32nd Cross, 9th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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