From Kebabs To Bhajji: Your Guide To Eating Street Food In Bengaluru

With all that it has to offer, Bengaluru can be considered a foodie’s haven. Delhi may have its chaat and Mumbai its vada pav, but Bengaluru isn’t far behind when it comes to street food. From traditional South Indian dishes to other ones that can be found across India, Bengaluru is home to all kinds of street food. We recommend some of the best street food in the city: 

Kebabs, biryani, haleem and more at Mosque Road

Mosque Road comes alive in the evenings, especially during Ramadan. Establishments like Sharief Bhai are known for serving Muslim cuisine like kebabs, nihari and biryani. The haleem at Sharief Bhai, served with crispy onions, is also sought-after. Visit Albert Bakery for their signature bheja puffs and mutton samosas. 

Location: Mosque Road, Cleveland Town, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru. 

Mangalore buns at Chetty’s Corner

Sweet, puffy puris made with banana, Mangalore buns are popular in the Udupi region. Best enjoyed with coconut chutney and sambar, they may be served hot or cold. Chetty’s Corner on Serpentine Road is known for its Mangalore buns and other local specialties like bun nippat and also sweet buns like those filled with jam and gulkand. 

Location: #2, Serpentine Road, Near-BWSSB, Kumara Park West, Bengaluru.

Bhajji at Shivraj Bhaji Cart

Bhajji are deep-fried snacks made with green chillies, raw bananas or potatoes. Hot and crispy, they’re a great way to enjoy Bangalore’s pleasant weather. Eat them accompanied by some filter coffee or a cup of masala chai. Bhajjis are usually served with grated salad, and mint and coriander chutney. 

Location: Vijayanagar

Uttapam at Madurai Idly Shop

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The pancake made with rice flour, chopped onions and tomatoes is omnipresent in most South Indian cities, and Bangalore is no different. Served with coconut chutney and sambar, it makes a snack or meal that’s lighter than dosa. It can be found nearly anywhere, from smaller street stalls to larger restaurants. Madurai Idly Shop is a restaurant chain that serves a tasty version of the snack. 

Location: 3051, 80 Feet Rd, 8th cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru and other locations.

Parathas at Tiwari’s Ghee Paratha & Chaats

Although not a Bangalore signature, parathas from hole-in-the-wall places across India can’t be beaten. Made with stuffings like gobi, aloo, mooli and pyaaz, parathas taste great with some butter on top. Accompanied by pickle and green chilli, parathas from Tiwari’s Ghee Paratha & Chaats are some of the best in the city. 

Location: 47/3, Subbarama Chetty Road EAT Street, behind UD, Corner, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.

Sandwiches at Hari Super Sandwich

Known for its innovative sandwiches, Hari Super Sandwich prepares varieties like American sweet corn sandwiches, cheese gulkand sandwiches, dahi toast, paneer capsicum sandwiches and even chocolate sandwiches. All sandwiches are priced between ₹40-50, making them an affordable snack for most people. 

Location: 121/A, Jayanagar, 3rd Block, 8th Main Road, Bengaluru.

Samosas at Johnson Market

Places like Makkah Cafe in Johnson Market, Richmond Town, are known for steaming hot samosas served with chai. Enjoy the quintessential rainy day snack on its own or add a khava naan to go with it. Makkah Cafe also makes its own desi biscuits like nankhatai, making it the ideal tea time pit stop.

Location: Shop No. 3, Johnson Market, Richmond Town, Bengaluru.