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There are some excellent women owned restaurants in Bangalore that serve a variety of cuisines. Here is a ready list for you foodies to explore!
The Bangalore food scene may mean going to swanky restaurants for a night out with the girls, or for a small gathering of our close relatives. It could be a weekend buffet, or just chilling out with friends from work. It could be a group of young moms wanting a place to hang out with their kids, or a bloggers’ dinner. Women owned restaurants in Bangalore would be ideal for these foodies.
Right from the traditional MTR’s, Haldiram’s, or a Koshy’s, to one of the many pubs Bangalore is famous for, the culinary scene in Namma Bengaluru is a vibrant one. The sheer range makes the foodies of Bangalore an evolved bunch, and it takes some seriously interesting food to get them hooked. There are several women owned restaurants in Bangalore, and many of them serve stellar fare, since they have to cater to these foodies.
Here is a list of 10 women owned restaurants in Bangalore that you must visit.
Spoonful of Sugar was started 12 years back, by a mother-daughter duo. A bakery located in Indiranagar, it was a dream come true for both of them, the first patisserie that Bangalore had ever seen.
Yuvna Damani completed her graduation from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, and making all her pastry dishes entirely from scratch. The restaurant has also been a part of several food festivals, with some delicious dishes like rolls, momos, and some delectable beverages
Must-haves: Chicken Lasagne, Bannoffee Pie, Nutella Cheesecake
Address: 421/G, 1st Main, 3rd Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Contact number: 080 25255534, 080 25255535
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Vibha’s father, a successful businessman himself, ensured that Vibha had a great time growing up. She quit her job at Google, and with her savings, started YoMama!!
A mother of two herself, Vibha personally ensures that her customers get good food – salads like Hawaiian salad and Jalapeno Cheese Bombs that pack a powerful punch! Balancing both home and work, her mascot, YoMama!!, gives her drive to keep pushing forward every day.
Must-haves: Burgers, Pasta
Address (Indiranagar branch): G 2, 28/A, Smart Avenue, 80 Feet road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact number: 9066024189
Like Vibha, Jayanti dropped out of Infosys and started a Maharashtrian restaurant in Bangalore called PurnaBramha. Being from Maharashtra, she felt the need to serve delicious Maharashtrian food to Bangaloreans. Jayanti and her husband started the restaurant in HSR Layout, way back in 2013. Within 5 years, they had outlets all over Bangalore, Pune, and even Australia. They are all set to open 4 outlets in USA as well.
For all those Maharashtrians missing a taste of a traditional vada pav and puran poli, here is where you will get a taste of maa ka khana!
Must-haves: Puran Poli, Misal Pav, Buttermilk
Address (Main branch): VCR Stone Corner, Bulilding No. 780, 17th Cross Road, Opp. Pappu Chaywala, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102
Contact number: 9741399190
Carrots, Bangalore’s first vegan restaurant, was started by Krishna Shastry, along with a German partner, Krsna. Both of them felt the need to introduce a vegan lifestyle amongst the city’s residents, some of which follow a vegetarian diet, and some of whom have a staple non-veg diet.
Located in Koramangala, the restaurant has become a runaway success. They have also introduced millets and other healthy options into their menu. With some trendy Italian soups, like Creamy Corn and Cilantro Soups, Carrots will definitely add to a foodie’s choices!
Must-haves: Masala Chai, Pizza, Soya Buttermilk
Address: 607, First Floor, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala 6th Block, Bangalore
Contact number: 080 41172812
One of the founders of the ever-popular Samosa Singh (the other being her husband), Nidhi, an alumnus of Kurukshetra University, was working for a corporate firm when the idea for Samosa Singh. After opening their first outlet in Electronic City, the demand increased. Today, they are planning to open outlets all over Bangalore.
With a quirky nametag and even more creative innovation with their dishes (they have a Khatta Meetha Mangossa on their menu), this place is light on your pocket and serves some delicious food!
Must-haves: Ginger Paneer, Masala Tea, Aloo Samosa
Address: 16th A Cross, Neeladri Nagar, Phase 1, Electronic City, Bangalore
Contact number: 9741850433
A Mediterranean restaurant located in HSR Layout, Bangalore, Grapevine was started by a mother-daughter duo: Madhu and Jahnavi. It gives customers a good, comfy feel, not only with its ambience and décor, but also with its dishes, like Crepes and Egyptian Fava Beans. Check out Grapevine for its great hospitality and service as well!
Must-haves: Veggie Pizza, Pasta Alfredo, Juices
Address: 1216, Ground Floor, 14th Main, 3rd Sector, HSR, Bangalore
Contact number: 9940693011, 8971470114
Farheen named the restaurant Zoey’s because it was a name she would have given a girl if she had one. It offers both families and young couples a chance to have a little bit of fun with some heart-warming food.
Delivering on both quality and quantity, head to Zoey’s immediately after a workout, as there is a gym located right next to the place.
Must-haves: Fries and Pasta
Address: Ground Floor, Sri Renuka Complex, Opposite Fire Station, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore
Contact number: 080 29781122
A graduate from the well-known NIFT, Sonali Sattar opened this European restaurant together with her husband, in a farmhouse. Grasshopper has a lovely ambience, lovely food and a lovely atmosphere. A reservation is necessary.
With some creative dishes on the menu, the restaurant has garnered a great response from the public, with their orange panna cotta and cinnamon ice cream being devoured with an immense appetite. Head over there for a fantastic dinner!
Must-haves: Salad, Chocolate Truffle, Ice Cream
Address: 45, Near Meenakshi Temple, Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore
Contact number: 080 49653247
Despite being tucked away in a small corner of Bangalore, Hungry Lee, a small Pan-Asian eatery, never fails to disappoint when it comes to delivering delicious food. Going with a minimalistic design, Aditi Shetty, a former business development manager, started this amazing restaurant known for its authentic food and varied food options, such as a Make Your Own Bowl, and is very reasonable on a regular pocket. Oh, and you can go there for a quick bite as well!
Must-haves: Noodles, Brownie
Address: Hermain Complex, 16th Main, Stage 3, BTM Layout, Bangalore
Contact number: 080 49653580
The Hole in the Wall Cafe originally started off as a garage joint, but has now turned into an larger eatery that is frequented by many discerning foodies. Started by Lynn Harris, along with her husband Nathan Lee Harris, this restaurant has become very popular and has run for over 5 years!
Must-haves: Toast, banana smoothie, cheesecakes
Address: 61st, 1st A Main, ST Bed, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore
Contact number: 080 – 40949490
With so many amazing women owned restaurants in Bangalore, the food scene in the city has also being ticking the diversity box. If you know of any such women owned restaurants in Bangalore that might be your favourites, please do comment and let us know.
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