If there’s one thing this story tells us, it’s that Bangalore’s food experts love ordering in biryani. And ghee roast. See below the restaurants they have on speed dial, divided by neighbourhood. Call them, maybe?
Saina Jaypal, food photographer
Alibaba: For the best Batkali (the dish is originally from a town near Mangalore) home delivered. 69, 1st floor, M.M Road, Frazer Town, call 49652661, minimum order of Rs 300 for home delivery, Rs 400 for a meal for two.
Byblos: Their Lebanese and Arabic food is so flavourful. Order in the hummus if you’re having people over for drinks. 66/1, Coles Road, Frazer Town, call 41222204, home delivery within 4 km radius, Rs 600 for a meal for two.
Mangalore Pearl: There is this dish called kube – clams with rice dumpling – that’s better than the predictable neer dosa and ghee roast you’d normally order here. Plus, it travels better. 3, Coles Road, above KC Das Sweets, Frazer Town, call 25578855, home delivery within 4 km radius, Rs 400 for a meal for two.
Smally’s: The burgers here are good but I prefer the ones at Thulp in Koromangala. Skywalk, 5/1, near Body Craft, Assaye Road, Ulsoor, call 49653459, minimum order of Rs 300 for home delivery, Rs 500 for a meal for two.
Painted Platters: The blueberry Danish is amazing at this café that sends over freshly baked desserts only between 4 and 8 pm. L-08, Skywalk Building, Assaye Road, near Ulsoor Lake, call 41464544, minimum order of Rs 300 for home delivery, Rs 70 for a pineapple danish.
Richie’s Rahhams: Their mutton biryani is exactly what you want to order on an indulgent weekend or when you have guests over. 82, MM Road, Frazer Town, call 49652576, home delivery in 3 km radius, Rs 145 for chicken lollypops.
Nirmala Balakrishnan, Restaurateur and Partner at Skyye
Nagarjuna’s: We order in from here after a big drinking night for the perfect hangover lunch. 44/1, Residency Road, call 49652614, home delivery within a 5 km radium, Rs 310 for a plate of mutton biryani.
Ramanashree Legacy of Punjab: The Dal Makhani and Chicken Do Pyaaza is what you should order in. 16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Richmond Road, call 49652779, home delivery within a 5 km radius, Rs 800 for dal and chicken.
Siddique Kabab Centres: Come hail or storm, this place is always packed. They don’t home deliver yet, but send someone to pick up a plate of seekh kebabs and you’ll thank me later. 44, Aga Abudullah Street, Richmond Road, call 9880445576, Rs 30 for sheekh kebab and Rs 60 for a chicken roll.
Susmitha Subbaraju, Co-owner at Carrots
Adigas: Adigas doesn’t usually deliver in the neighbourhood, but order through the Swiggy app and they’ll send over awesome South Indian food. Rs 45 for a plain dosa.
Anand Sweets, in South Bangalore delivers the best North Indian vegetarian thali
Manu Nair, Corporate Executive Chef at Billion Smiles Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Beijing Bites: Is a quick favourite. I don’t like my Chinese food cooked desi style and so the subtly-flavoured food here is my go-to on a night in. Rs 205 for dragon chicken.
Chef Saurabh Arora, City Chef, Smoke House Deli and Social
Anand Sweets: This place is available on various delivery apps. Their North Indian vegetarian thali is amazing and they deliver this in separate, neat containers. 9, ground floor, opposite Royal Meenakshi Mall, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road, call 26488992, Rs 180 for the thali.
Hyderabad Biryani House: The mutton pepper fry from this place is perfect for a weekend night in. Arakere Gate, next to HSBC, opposite Reliance Mart, Bannerghatta Road, call 49653499, Rs 220 mutton pepper fry.
McDonalds: Yes, sometimes all I crave is a fish fillet burger and these guys deliver it in less than 30 minutes. 63, ground floor, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road, call 66000666, Rs 165 for the fish burger.
Seemanta Barua, Corporate Executive Chef For Salt Clubs
Nandhini Deluxe: Even though I prefer to dine at the restaurant, I often end up ordering their biryani. 3/4, Kiadb, Sadaramangala, ITPL Main Road, Whitefield, call 49652739, minimum order of Rs 500 for home delivery, Rs 180 for biryani.
Real Ambur Dum Biryani: They send over the best ghee roast in Bangalore. 5, Pillana Complex, Inner Circle Road, opposite Reliance Fresh, Whitefield, call 9632680311, minimum order of Rs 500 for home delivery, Rs 80 for biryani.
Balle Balle Punjab in North Bangalore is the closest Yehlahanka can get to Amritsar
Sahil Sen, food photographer
Kebab Curry Aur Biryani: This is my mum’s recommendation for tasty, well-spiced biryani. 724, Sector A, New Town, Yelahanka, call 08041654422, home delivery within a 5 km radius, Rs 850 for a meal for two.
Maa Da Dhaba: A limited dhaba style menu with the best Mutton Gosht and Kadhai Chicken in the city. 791, MIG, 2nd Stage, MD Road, Yelahanka, call 49653280, minimum order of Rs 350 for home delivery, Rs 120 for Dal Makhani and Rs 180 for Mutton Gosht.
Balle Balle Punjab: This paratha place is the closest Yehlahanka can get to Amritsar. Self-Financed Society, 208 Colony, New Town, Yelahanka, call 9035002727, home delivery within 3 km radius, parathas start at Rs 40.
Papa John’s: I like that this pizza chain’s pies are non-greasy and don’t make you feel super stuffed after you scarf them down. No.366/4, 399/4, RR Gold Palace, Yelahankha Old Town, Bellary Road, call 8197906655, home delivery within 3 km radius, Rs 225 for a Margherita pizza.
Tawa Tandoor Aur Tadka: Their palak paneer is amazing and they make it spicy if you like it like that. CNR Complex, Vinayaka Layout, adjoining Puttenahalli Lake, call 9611119002, minimum order of Rs 300 for home delivery, Rs 170 for palak paneer.
Hunan: The Indian Chinese food here really hits the right spot. No. 10, Samruddi, 1st Main, New BEL Road, above Reliance Fresh, call 23413337, minimum order of Rs 500 for home delivery, Rs 700 for a meal for two.
Akshaya: The chicken ghee roast from this restaurant is nothing short of divine and delivery is quick even on weekends. 21, BEL Road, Indian Bank, Chickkamaranahalli, call 23602432, minimum order of Rs 350 for home delivery, ghee roast for Rs 140.
Coringa: This place in Yelahanka is famous for its Andhra-style seafood. 5/6, BB Road, NH-7, Above Coffee Day, Yelahanka, call 65705016, home delivery within a 4 km radius, Rs 500 for a meal for two.
Taste of India: They have simple meals like rajma-chawal that remind every PG in the area of their kitchen back home. Above Ambika Stationery, opposite Canara Bank ATM, 4th Phase Main Road, Yelahanka, call 9008787431, home delivery within 3 km radius, Rs 50 for Dal Makhani.
Truffles: Call these guys for the best burgers and make sure you ask for the in-house potato wafers.84, 80 Feet Road, RMV 2nd Stage, New BEL Road, call 49652789, Rs 125 for a lamb burger.
Freskka: For when you want to order in super cheesy pasta and vegetate on the couch with an entire season of your favourite TV show. They also deliver breakfast for lazy Sunday bums. 2/4, 80 Feet Road, Poojari Layout, opposite MSR, RMV Extension, New BEL Road, call 64531467, Rs 290 for lasagna.
Pizza Stop: For audibly crunchy thin crust pizzas home delivered at lightning fast speed. Visit pizzastop.in, Rs 150 for a Margherita pizza.
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