A charming Southern Indian city of epically Instagrammable proportions, Bangalore is known for its lush national parks, show-stopping heritage architecture, high-octane amusement parks, and mouthwatering food scene. Here’s what gastronomes cannot leave without sampling!

Thamizhpparithi Maari, Idli of Salem, CC BY-SA 4.0


If there is one meal Bangalore locals could live on, it would be the fluffy white pillows of steamed idli, served with a whole host of side dishes, the most iconic being jaggery-laced sambar and spicily sweet coconut chutney. If you prefer more of a crunch, golden-brown masala vada is crispy, light, and lip-smackingly good with the same accoutrements.


The inseparable counterpart of Idli, there are countless varieties of this crisp, crusty, yet springy soft giant Indian crepe, from butter masala dosa served with the same iconic duo of coconutty chutney and sambar to spongy Khali dosa, semolina-infused Rava dosa, and Lemon Bath dosa.

Dal Obbattu

Whether or not you’re endowed with a sweet tooth, this gram, flour, and semolina flatbread with delicious notes of jaggary and cardamom and crisped up with lashings of buttery ghee is insanely addictive!

Pav Bhaji

Whether you’re joyously exhausted after a sunrise trek up the majestic Nandi Hills or are prepping for a shopping spree along jewel-toned MG Road, there’s nothing that will warm your soul like this comfortingly flavourful vegetable curry served with soft buns. If you’re looking for the best serviced apartments in Bangalore proffering prime access to their chief gastronomic hotspots, venture no further than the likes of Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore.


A luscious dessert of the streets, this Bangalorean pretzel filled with sugar syrup is best enjoyed with some steaming chai and requires a long ramble to digest its decadent golden richness.