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.

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Annapoorni

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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.

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Green Theory

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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

Imli

Vada pav, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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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}

Indian Paratha Company

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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.}

Little Italy

Little Italy, Sicilia Pizza, woodfire pizzas, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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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.}

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.}

Maharaja Bhog

Gujarati thali, Maharaja Bhog, woodfire pizzas, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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Servers keep piling on the ghee-rich Gujarati and Rajasthani goodies at this restaurant. From tangy pickles to a variety of breads, dals, kadhis and sweets – the endless feast will leave you a few kilos heavier.

Price: INR 800 plus tax for two {approx.}

NH8

rajasthani thali, nh8, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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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.}

Purnabrahma

Purnabrahma, Marathi thali, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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Jayanti Kathale, a former techie, serves up home-cooked Maharashtrian thalis here. Each day, the menu focuses on different culinary styles from Maharashtra including the Solapur, Pandharpur, and Balaji regions. Sabudana Wada, Thalipith, Misal Pav and Sheera are all menu staples.

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

Rasa India

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Specialising in South Indian, organic food, Rasa has won rave reviews across its outlets around the world. Start off with sampling the delightful chutneys and pickles at your table, you can then order up their Nair Dosa that’s a hot-seller, and finish off with a creamy payasam.

Price: INR 800 plus tax for two {approx.}

Rasovara

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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}

Sattvam

Dahi Gujiya, Sattvam, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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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}

The Higher Taste

The Higher Taste, pure vegetarian restaurants in bangalore

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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.}

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

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