Banashankari, or BSK, is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore. Recently expanded to a full six stages, it is also the largest locality in Bangalore, surpassing Jayanagar and Koramangala. Being so large and containing many colleges and offices, the area has a multitude of eating options. So naturally, we’re stepping in to help you out. Here’s the LBB pick of places to feast on in this neighbourhood.

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San Churro

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Shivaji Military Hotel

Just Shawarma

just shawarma in banashankari

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A pocket-friendly fast-food chain that also does speedy home deliveries! Obviously, Lebanese-style shawarmas are the thing to go for, with some Toum (a Lebanese garlic dipping sauce) and Fries on the side. They even do a version of chicken shawarma with a Kerala paratha.

Where:  32, 22nd Main, 22nd Cross, near Banashankari BDA Complex, Banashankari

When: 12:30pm-10pm

Contact: +91 9620221033

Price: INR 200 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Roving Feast

roving feast restaurant in banashankari

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With two branches now open, this small, college-style eatery entertains customers of all ages. Hidden in plain sight opposite the BDA complex, there are only a few tables, so get there first! The tacos, salads and wraps here are all delicious and affordable.

Where: 78, 21st Main Road, near BDA Complex, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: noon-10.45pm

Contact: 080 42274242

Price: INR 350 for two

Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara Coffee Bar

The SLV at Banashankari is a bit of an institution. Their idly-vadas are as iconic as the accompanying coconut chutney. Plus, the steaming hot tumblers of filter coffee. 

Where: 187, 16th Main, 24th Cross, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When:  11am-11pm

Price: INR 100 for two

Banashankari BDA Complex

The BDA Complex in Banashankari is a hub of food activity. From the ever popular Ravi Gobi (Gobi Manchurian anyone?) stall to the north Indian chaat, samosa and jalebi ones, this is where you should head for your fix of street food.

Where: Banashankari BDA Complex, 21st Main Rd, Siddanna Layout, Banashankari Stage II

When: noon till late evening (timings vary for individual stalls)

Price: INR 200 for two

Pure & Natural

healthy food at pure & natural in banashankari

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A salad and juice bar, Pure & Natural delivers top-notch soups and tossed salads. With a patient staff and minimal music, the menu is varied, ranging from pasta salads to Punjabi Lassi. It’s a good spot to hit up after a jog in the park for some wheatgrass juice and a sandwich.

Where: 416, 24th Cross, 9th Main, 100 Feet Road, Banashankari

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 7760788005

Price: INR 300 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Shivaji Military Hotel

try shivaji miltary hotel in banashankari for its donne biryani

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Timing is the key to getting a seat and a donne of palav here. Besides the meaty palav that is made in batches to cater to hungry hordes, a few limited meat dishes a day make their appearance. Service is brusque and plates are laid with rasam and pachadi served in quick succession.

Where: 718, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar

When: 8am-3.30pm

Contact:  +91 9845149217

Price: INR 300 for two

Smacznego

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Delectable TexMex cuisine, even for vegetarians. The nachos here are a guaranteed success. Read more about Smacznego here.

Where: 2470, 21 Main Road, 25th Cross, Banashankari

When: 11am-10.30pm

Contact: +91 8095161516

Price: INR 250 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Vinny’s

for pizzas in banashankari try vinny's cafe

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This gourmet wood-fired pizza joint will have you drooling for more. Their authentic thin crust pizzas are a treat, as is their great pasta selection. We love that you can customise your pizzas to your heart’s content here; you can put on anything (broccoli, mushroom, pineapple, jalapeños and more) you want! Pair that with some garlic bread for starters and finish off with their sublime caramel custard.

Where: 2467, 24th Cross, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: noon-10pm

Contact: +91 9972429558

Price: INR 400 for two 

Find them on Facebook here.

Pizza Stop

Reasonable prices, quick service and amazing taste! Make sure you try their Bombay and Manali Italian pizzas. Our absolute favourite though: the Mediterranean Pizza with artichokes.

Where: 2454, 17th E Cross, 9th Main, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 12.30pm-10.30pm

Contact: +91 8861840790

Price: INR 500 for two

Casablanka

casablanka in banashankari is good for all day breakfast with bacon

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With only a few tables and minimal ambience, this place is all about the food. The must-try items on their menu include Deep fried Oreos, Cold Coffee, Stuffed Chicken Pita and Penne Pesto. They also boast an all-day breakfast menu complete with bacon, French toast, pancakes and frittatas! 

Where: 97, 21st Main, Near BDA Complex, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 11.30am-10.30pm

Contact: +91 7760802392

Price: INR 550 for two

1947

try 1947 for north indian food in banashankari

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This fine dining restaurant serves up some decent vegetarian food, with dishes inspired from our freedom struggle and designed around post-war independence. The Paneer Tikka and Subz Tava Biryani are the things to go for here.

Where: 296, Ram Towers, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari

When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm

Contact: +91 9739989446

Price: INR 750 for two

Jcubez

More of a bar than a restaurant, the light finger food they serve here along with drinks is pretty good. There is a dedicated DJ, and the lights are dim. The bar often gets very crowded, but the chicken wings and beer are good value for money, and the place ends up packed every weekend!

Where: 1431, 22nd Cross, Near BDA Complex, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 8722481499

Price: INR 1,400 for two

Jalsa

try jalsa for punjabi fine dining experience in banashankari

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A taste of Punjab, Jalsa is a three-storey mansion of a building, with different floors corresponding to styles. The roof-top seating has the best of both worlds with availability of both food and drink, and a great atmosphere. The Paneer Lajawab, Murg Patiyala and Tava Biryani here are all must-haves.

Where: 942, 21st Main Road, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: Noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9743772233

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Sea Spice by 7 Star

High quality seafood and some authentic west coast cuisine is what you can look forward to here. Sea Spice also has an attached bar, making it a great place to head to for your alcohol/seafood fixes. Spend hours downing rum and tucking into Ghee Roast Squid, Prawns and Rava Fry Pomfret! Advance booking is recommended.

Where: 1890, Shetty Gardenia, 9th Main, Kaverinagar, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When:  11am-11pm

Contact: 080 49652675

Price: INR 1,050 for two

San Churro Café

try sanchurro for spansih hot chocolate in banashankari

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A place to go when you feel like tucking into Mexican or Spanish cuisine. Chocolate Churros and Tabouleh are inserted into an eclectic menu that also features Babycorn Mushroom Shanghai and thin crust pizzas! If you haven’t been here already, make sure you grab a meal just once for the dessert. The Bizcocho Spanish cake is divine.

Where: 1112, next to KIMS Medical College, 17th Cross, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 9am-11pm

Contact: 080 49653445

Price: INR 800 for two

Check out their website here.

Stoned Monkey

for desserts try stoned monkey in banashankari

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A small café with limited seating, it’s a good place to head out to for a lazy Sunday sundae. Ice creams rule the roost here. And everything from desi chikkis to kokum and hot fudge to peanut butter gets added to scoops of ice cream here.  Shakes, coolers and hot chocolate are also on the menu. Charming ambience and bright lighting set a romantic tne for anyone looking to get lucky on a first date!

Where: 415, 9th Main, 24th Cross, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 9972710694

Price: INR 400 for two

Featured image via: Jalsa