On a food trail: Thindi Veedi - Bengaluru's legendary eat street

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Move over pub crawls! You are doing your stay at Bengaluru great injustice if you have not explored the delights of local street food. Head to Thindi Veedi - this 300 m long stretch at V V Puram transforms into a rambunctious melting pot of North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisines every evening. You can sample traditional items such as benne dosa, bhajjis as well as modern concoctions such as potato fries and corn. The best time to visit Thindi Veedi is around 6 pm when shutters roll up and carts start to assemble in and around the street.

Start your food trail at VB Bakery

This legendary bakery was founded in 1913 and is Bengaluru's first Iyenger bakery. Open from 6 am to 11 pm, this bakery's menu has remained unchanged over the year. Popular items include the Congress Bun, honey cake, cream puffs, sweet and khara buns and raisin buns.

Cream bun at VB Bakery

Photo of VB Bakery, Vishweshwarapura, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Gitika Saksena

Forget the calories at Ramu Tiffin Center

A ghee roast dosa here is hard to resist. It is hard not to salivate as you watch dosas steaming fresh and hot in front of you, helped by generous helpings of ghee!

Dosas on my plate

Photo of Ramu Tiffin Center, Old Market Road, Vishweshwarapura, Shankarapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Gitika Saksena

Coconut Holige at Idli Mane

Tuck into a coconut holige (flatbread stuffed with sweet coconut fillings) to satiate your sweet cravings. You can also try out Paddu (made by steaming a batter of black lentils and rice) and the Bisi Bisi Masala Dosa.

Piping hot bhajjis

The bhajjis are arguably the showstopper at Thindi Beedi. Simply known as the Bhajji Stall, you will have to jostle a bit with crowds here to place your order. There is an assortment to choose from, but chilli bhajjis and capsicum bhajjis, served with green chutney and chilli powder, are the hot favourites! Savor them as they emerge crispy hot from the wok.

Fresh Bhajjis

Photo of Idli mane, Vishweshwarapura, Shankarapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Gitika Saksena

Tomato Bhel Chaat - it's different!

If you walk down from VB Bakery to the other end of the street, you will find a number of stalls selling corn and chaat. An interesting variant is bhel served over slices of tomato! Pick up each slice one by one along with the bhel topping and enjoy!

Tomata Bhel Chaat

Photo of On a food trail: Thindi Veedi - Bengaluru's legendary eat street by Gitika Saksena

Potato chips on a stick

A relatively new entrant on Thindi Veedi are potato chips on a stick. These spiral shaped potato chips are great fun to eat!

Photo of Shivanna Gulkand Store, Food Street, Vishweshwarapura, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Gitika Saksena

Top it with Masala cola

Shivanna Gulkand Store is famous for its Butter Gulkun Ice Cream. And nothing better than a glass of Masala Cola to wrap up the trail!

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