We have a way to make that state bhavan visit totally damn delicious even if you’re going with mean meat-eaters. We spent an entire afternoon going around town, eating ourselves insane so we could zero down on green dot options that’ll make you happy.

All we have to say is get ready to sing your own version of Hotel Kale-o-fornia – you can check out anytime you like but you can’t never leaf.

Andhra Bhavan


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We loved: The thali of course—which has endless refills of everything, btw.

We spent: INR 120

#LBBTip: They’re super-strict about people sharing; everyone needs to get their own thali.

Maharashtra Sadan

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

We loved: Weeeeeelll, we didn’t exactly love the thali, but it is a super-economical, filling option. They also have a menu you can order off; they’re pretty fancy compared to other bhavans.

We spent: INR 142

Banga Bhavan

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Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

We loved: Everything! We ate luchi, aloo posto, dal, begun bhaja, dum aloo and mishti doi, and we were just blown away.

We spent: INR 465

Assam Bhavan

Photo: Pouolmi Dey/LBB

Photo: Poulomi Dey/LBB

We loved: The veg thali had amazing potato mash, spinach aloo and tamarind chutney. We also liked the super tangy veg tenga and paneer curry. Wash it down with the super refreshing nemur sorb {lemonade}.

We spent: INR 375

#LBBTip: Call them beforehand to check what the daily special veggie in the thali is.

Gujarat Bhavan

Photo: Poulomi Dey/LBB

Photo: Poulomi Dey/LBB

We loved: It’s the little things in the special thali that made us happy – the dhokla, dahi vada, chaas and the gravy subzi.

We spent: INR 140

#LBBTip: On Fridays, they have thepla, and we reckon it might be worth a try. We suggest you also try their breakfast. Again, they change the veg thali menu every day, so call to check what you can expect to see on the table.

Featured photo: Poulomi Dey/LBB