This is my 9th year in Bangalore. The 9th year living in a city away from Mom and hence Mom cooked food as well. Technically though it’s my 13th year away from Mom cooked food but I have stopped counting. 9 or 13, let’s just agree that it’s been way too long. Anyways, one of the things I have done more than anything else after moving to the city is eating out. While living at home or during my college going years, even though I loved my visits to the restaurants, the trips were few and far in between. But living alone in a city changed all that.
Whether it was the aversion to food served in my PG accommodation or just date nights with the husband then boyfriend, eating out became a ritual. And there came a time when I ended up eating out more. The gift of home delivered food didn’t help either. My aversion to cooking blended perfectly with the resources available in the city. And if it were up to me, I would probably have been eating out or ordering in every single day even now. But the husband happened and better sense prevailed. That added to my apartment being located in an almost isolated part of the city where home delivery is still not that regular, helped curb the addiction. So now somehow I have managed to bring down the frequency of outside food. But that doesn’t mean, I’m completely cured. Not that I want to be either.
I still eat out or order in at every available opportunity. And I’m spoilt for choice too.
The best thing about Bangalore is really the variety of places to eat on offer. Of course, I’m talking from the point of view of a foodie here. There is something for everybody. Yes, it is not only the city of pubs. It also has some of the best restaurants in India and the range, if you ask me, is delicious. Did I say delicious? Well, pardon the foodie in me but it’s not really untrue. Let’s just say, you can find just about everything and anything here.
From eating into to eating out, Bangalore will surprise you. And this being the start-up capital of our country, the options become diverse and interesting too. From the best of South Indian cuisine to the best of North Indian cuisine, Bangalore has it all. There are joints from the West and even the East of India, North-east included. And there’s representation from every part of the world too. It’s the quintessential foodie heaven. I just love the food scene here, so much so that I wouldn’t willingly want to go and settle in any other city. There’s a level of sophistication here even in the smallest of joints, the crowd and that’s what I love about the city when it comes to food.
For me, thus, Bangalore is the city to be in for a foodie. Which is yours?