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Guide to Grocery Stores in Bangalore

THE VINE’S GUIDE TO GROCERIES

Stocking up on your weekly groceries is a little different in Bangalore- mostly because there is no one-stop-shop where you can get everything you need. There are a few places (physical stores or apps) that come close to providing all, but chances are they might not all be the best. While this might be a bit more time consuming than you’re used to, there are also other resources at your disposal (like dunzo, drivers and delivery).

 

BASICALLY, THESE ARE THE WAYS TO FILL YOUR KITCHEN:

1. GO TO THE SHOP + GET THINGS

We all know how to do this. This is the best way to look at all the options and pick out your own things. Some of the best grocery stores in Bangalore include Food Hall, Loyal World Market, Nilgiri’s, and Nature’s Basket. Most of these places will even arrange delivery as you’re paying so you don’t have to carry them home…(yes we also rolled our eyes at this until that one time where we just couldn’t be bothered to load and unload 60 diet cokes in the car) and some even offer full delivery service option which only works well if you know exactly what you want, i.e. the product name, brand and possibly package color. Here you risk the option of being told an item is, “out of stock” if someone on the other end doesn’t feel like searching for it. Happy Healthy Me and The Organic World are also great organic store options where you can go into the store and check things out or call/message or order online for delivery.

 

2. ORDER THINGS FROM AN APP/ONLINE + HAVE THEM DELIVERED

There are a few key apps which stock a huge range of items and best of all, deliver on the same or next day. Ordering is a breeze on these user-friendly apps such as Big Basket, Grofers, urDOORSTEP, and ZopNow which save your purchase history and can schedule repeat deliveries. Nature’s Basket now also have an app which makes it much easier to order. For those hard to find items, Amazon India is a great option although the delivery time could vary from 2 days to 3+ weeks. There are even specialized apps such as HealthyBuddha, Licious, Doodwhala, HipBar, and more which usually deliver between 1-3 days.

 

ORGANIC FOOD

*Check out our article on Where to Get Organic Food here

Happy Healthy Me (Online)

Organic World (Online)

Lumiere (Android App)

Healthy Buddha (Online)

 

MEAT

*Check out our article The Vine’s Guide To Buying Meat in Bangalore

Licious (App and Online)

Fresh to Home (App and Online)

Nandu’s (App and Online)

Brown Apron (App and Online)

 

MILK

Doodwhala (App)

Daily Ninja (App)

 

COFFEE

Blue Tokai (Online)

The Flying Squirrel (Online)

Third Wave (Online)

Nespresso (Online at Amazon India)

 

OTHER

HipBar (App- Alcohol, although as of December 2018 they were not allowed to deliver alcohol due to government issues)

Urban Platter (Online- gourmet edibles from around the world, based in Mumbai so delivered within a few days of order)

Food Hall (WhatsApp- General groceries- they do home delivery if you WhatsApp them your order)

 

 

3. WHATSAPP/CALL THE STORE TO ORDER + ARRANGE PICKUP

Some smaller stores don’t offer their own delivery services. These are usually specialized stores or restaurants which have retail sections such as Bamburies, Whitefield Baking Company, Bengaluru Baking Company, Portland Steakhouse, Toscano, etc. A message or call with your order a few hours before will usually suffice depending on item availability. Then all you need to do is send someone to go pay for and pick them up – depending on how far away the place is from your house, this is a great time to send your driver with a cooler or organize a Dunzo (one-stop solution for all your delivery needs!) to do this. 

Bamburies, 39/1, Richmond Road, 560025, Tel: 80253 01949/ 80255 52949, www.bamburies.com

Whitefield Baking Company, Whitefield Marriott, 8th Rd, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, 560066, Tel: 80494 35233/ 88841 91432

Bengaluru Baking Company, JW Marriott, 24, 1Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, 560001, Tel: 80671 88511

Portland Steakhouse, 1st Cross Road, No1, Brunton Rd, Ashok Nagar, 560025, Tel: 80255 93405, Facebook Page

Toscano – Whitefield, Forum Value Mall 2nd Floor, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, Tel: 80259 39224
Toscano – U.B.City, The Collection – U.B. City, Level II, Concord Block, 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Tel: 80417 38800
 
 

4. GET A WEEKLY DELIVERY OF A CERTAIN PRODUCT

Many small retailers who may not even have a storefront or website sell this way, where ordering is usually done via a WhatsApp group. Sometimes they will set up groups by a community and take orders on that group to be delivered every week or just individually message you every week asking if you have any orders. For instance, for certain compounds, orders for cheese from Archanna’s Cheese Shop must be sent to the group before Wednesdays and are delivered every Friday while fruit and veggie orders arrive every Wednesday afternoon. Examples of items for these types of groups are bread, cheese, quiches and tarts, salads, fish, meats and sausages. To join one of these “communal group orders” your best bet is to ask a neighbor to add you.

 

BREAD

*Check out our article Where to Get Good Bread in Bangalore

Chez Mariannick, WhatsApp to Tel: 97394 06536 to order

Krumb Kraft, WhatsApp to Tel: 94496 36608 to order, krumbkraft.in

Sour House, WhatsApp to Tel: 98940 62073 to order,  selvan@sourhouse.in, Instagram: @sourhouse_india

Oven Spring, WhatsApp to Tel: Pierre 99013 53623 or Ponnanna 98454 33436 to order, Instagram: @OvenSpring_boulangerie

Loafer & Co, WhatsApp to Tel: 77607 50727 to order , loaferandco@gmail.com, Instagram: @loaferandco 

 

MEAT + SAUSAGES

Meisterwurst AFC, WhatsApp to Tel: 97315 55391 to join group, www.arthursfood.com

 

FISH + SEAFOOD

Aquamarine Specialty Seafood, aka “Jason the Fish Man”, WhatsApp or call Jason at 99860 86392/99860 86527 to order

 

CHEESE

Archanna The Cheese Shop, WhatsApp to Tel: 74061 98106 to order

 

FRUITS + VEGETABLES

Fruitland, WhatsApp to Tel: 89049 81416 to order

 

** Please contact each business to check if they deliver to your area, they may not all deliver to your specific area

 

It could very well be that your meats, fish, cheeses, bread, fruits and veggies, milk, dry items, and alcohol all come from different places. It sounds exhausting but it does ensure the highest quality of that particular item…

 


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