You might be thinking that I am talking no sense and it is not your fault as the city is getting expensive and extravagant with time. The average amount that we spend on food has inflated and after GST, the situation has become bare atrocious. In this context, if we look at Bangalore and the availability of places where we can find delicious food at a lower price then we have a listicle and Rs.100 is too much. Come, let me introduce you to the pocket friendly food points in Bangalore where you can eat a lot with no much weight on our pockets.
In budget and Pocket Friendly Food Points in Bangalore
Darshini / Upahar / Sagars
Darshini is a hotel but not a restaurant that serves the utterly delicious Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a price which no way can exceed Rs.100. If you are in Bengaluru for more than 5 years then you might have visited one or the other darshinis. The city has darshinis, upahar or Sagars in every corner of it and to that extent they are awesome crowd pullers.
From legendary Vidyarthi Bhavan, Brahmin’s coffee, Kamath, Shanti sagar, to Upahara Darshini, Adigas, and MTR we also have Dosa Camp (Jayanagar 4th block, SLV (Jayanagar 9th block), By2 Coffee, Taaza Thindi, and the list goes on and on. When you are rich below par then these are the places in Bengaluru you should look out for.
If you want to have an unlimited rice meal with an authentic taste of South India then Andhra Mess is for you. The plate full of a variety of dishes from Palya, Dal made of green leaves, chapati, snack item, rasam, butter milk and it is all unlimited. Even if you order a non-veg item as a side your bill will not exceed Rs.100.
You can find out Andhra mess in every locality of Bangalore or you can get the food to your home through your favorite food ordering apps.
If you are a paratha lover then this place may look like a heaven for you because this is the place where you can get all kinds of parathas at the price less than Rs.100. One thing you like about Paratha plaza is the funny names that are given to food items say Hum tum (paneer, sweet corn, onion), forget me not (paneer, gobi, carrot, onion, capsicum), Sanj savera (palak, paneer, onion), and so on.
Where: Indiranagar, HSR, Koramangala, JP nagar, BTM, Sarjapur Road.
Open: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 11 PM
Small Nalapaka, Rajajinagar
If you go to any restaurants in Bangalore and order a normal meal then it will cost you not less than 70Rs + tax. In that context people living in or near by Rajajinagar are actually blessed ones as they have Nalapaka to feed them a full meal at just Rs.40 (no GST). Isn’t it awesome? It is pretty famous in the city and a must visit.
Where: Near Navarang Theater, Rajajinagar, Bangalore.
If you are hungry at an odd time and running short of money to go to a restaurant then just choose Rolls. A chicken roll or a couple of egg rolls are enough to satisfy the regular appetite. This will not cost you more than Rs.50 but the joy you experience relishing the rolls with your friends on the streets of Bengaluru is priceless.
Few of the best places are Chakum chakum (7th main road, 4th cross, near daily bread, Indiranagar), Chichaba’s Taj (Frazer town), Fanoos (Jhonson Market – Richmondtown), Chai Chowk (Koramangala 7th block), and Rolls on Wheels with a branch in every part of the city.
With Bengaluru being the IT hub of the country there has been a rise in people walking from different states and different culture. So, with this, the number of Dhabas serving flavorsome paranthas and roti Thalis has also increased.
Check this out – 8 Amazing Dhabas in Bangalore
South Indian meals
The most preferred food during afternoons is South Indian meals. The full meal or Rice and Sambar at places like A2B, Shree Krishna Cafe or Shanti Sagar can easily satisfy your tummy and it is pocket-friendly too (Max Rs.90).
Hari Super Sandwich
Undoubtedly the most admired and loved chaat center of Bangalore, Hari super sandwich is something you should not miss. A popular food joint with outlets in Jayanagar, Basavanagudi, and Banashankari has great varieties of Sandwiches with the cost which is less than Rs.50.
If you prefer a restaurant which is cheaper and good in quality then Chaatwala of Koramangala can be the best fit. It is a casual dining outlet that serves food for less than Rs.100 and you have lunch combos for less than Rs.70. Instead of having chaats and North Indian snack items, you can come here for a comfortable ambiance and a light meal.
This is an all time favorite of Bengalurians for South Indian Veg food. Needless to say about the quality of food and the versatility of menu. This is an exceptionally amazing place in the city where you can enjoy the toothsome food at a lower price. Do not miss akki rotti with butter topping, pulav, holige, kokum juice, rava idli, and the drooling Ragi Roti.
Where: 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram
Open: 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Ande Ka Funda
This is a perfect place for Bachelors who always run short for money especially during month ends. This food joint is located in BTM and also has its outlets in Marathahalli, and Koramangala. Well it may not have a great ambiance and staff are not well organized but the food is amazing and the price is dirt cheaper. This is the place where you can get four phulkas and Sabji for just Rs.35 including packing charges.
Must try – Egg Paranthas, Egg Chilli, Egg roll, and Onion Paranthas
Where – 173, Near Dayanand Sagar College, Teachers Colony, 1st Stage, Kumaraswamy Layout
Open – 8 AM to 10:30 PM
If you want to relish the pocket-friendly Punjabi cuisine then Baba Chatkora has to be your priority for an amazingly delicious Amritsari kulcha. It is a tiny place located in BTM and it is so tiny that if you don’t look closely then you may end up missing it. It is there just opposite to Mcdonalds and food here is piping hot and super tasty.
Must try – Kulchas with a gallop of butter, Chole, Paneer Tikka, Soya Chaap, Amritsari kulcha, and Mushroom chaap.
Open – 12 PM to 11 PM
Approx Price – Max Rs.400 for two people which are still pocket-friendly compared to other outlets in the same locality.
Where – Commercial Site BB 933 (C), 16th Main Road, 2nd Stage, BTM.
Shake it Off
If I have to recommend a place where you can hang out with your friends then Shake it Off is easily the first name that comes to my mind. It is pretty tiny food joint nestled between other eateries. They serve awesome shakes and ice creams which you just can’t afford to miss. The bubba bubba shake, Pink Floyd, Chocoholic, cold coffee, banana shake, peanut butter banana shake, and red velvet shakes are the must-have things at this place.
Open – 11 AM to 11 PM
Where – 18th Main, 40th Cross, 4th T Block, Jayanagar (Close to Jain University)
Life in Bangalore looks expensive but if you explore the corners of it then it is affordable and much cheaper. So, try out these pocket friendly food points in Bangalore. If you know any places of this kind then please let us know in the comments below.