There’s no doubt about it, South India is a very vegetarian-friendly region when it comes to food. Nearly everything is labeled with a bright green circle to show it’s vegetarian or a red circle for non-vegetarian. Though the green veg circle does mean it won’t contain eggs, it doesn’t mean it’s vegan. India, in general, is a huge dairy consuming country, from ghee, to paneer, to drizzles of cream added to what would seem naturally vegan dishes like dal, it’s not always straightforward if something is vegan or not. So whether you’re following a plant-based lifestyle for morals, health concerns, environmental issues, or for no particular reason at all, you have to check out these tried and tested brands that make going vegan easy in Bengaluru! And because a plant-based lifestyle isn’t just about food, though it’s definitely a tasty perk, you’ll find more than just restaurants and food brands on the list.
*Link to brands’ websites and Instagrams by clicking the titles
Green Theory on Convent Road in Richmond Town is both vegan-friendly and pet-friendly with its peaceful garden space.
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Green Theory – Richmond Town
Great outdoor space, pet-friendly, delicious desserts.
JustBe – Sadashiv Nagar
Bangalore’s only 100% vegan restaurant.
Enerjuvate – Koramangala & Banashankari
Cute space with an attached boutique and yoga studio.
Sante Spa – Domlur
Huge menu with lots of options for all dietary requirements.
Habibi Falafel – Koramangala & Indiranagar
The only place to go in Bangalore for authentic middle eastern cuisine that is vegan by default.
Copper & Cloves – Indiranagar @ The Organic World
Beautiful and healthy food designed by chef and nutritionist Sarah Edwards (read our review of some of her earlier food here)
The Pizza Bakery – Indiranagar, Whitefield, Bellandur, Church Street
The only place offering pizza with vegan coconut cheese.
Chinita – Indiranagar & Koramangala
Authentic Mexican food by expat chef Candice Lock with an entire section of the menu for vegan dishes.
GoNative – Jayanagar, HSR, Lavelle Road
Gorgeous eclectic ambiance with an entirely vegetarian menu with vegan options available.
Fab Cafe – MG Road, Jayanagar, Sarjapur, Whitefield
Take a break while shopping at Fabindia with a delicious cafe meal.
Candice’s Gourmet Sandwiches – online ordering only
As the name says, gourmet sandwiches with a special vegan menu. Another brand by expat chef, Candice Lock, behind Chinita.
Yogisthaan – Indiranagar
Very laid-back open-air space that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an ashram in Goa. Fun Fact: this used to be the unofficial Vine headquarters in our early days
OFFLINE + ONLINE SUPERMARKETS
Happyhealthyme.com is a Bangalore born 100% vegan, 100% organic online supermarket image source: Happy Healthy Me Facebook page
Order all your organic and vegan kitchen basics from HHM. Another Vine fave, we love owner Namu’s own Vegan recommendations here
Chain of supermarkets across Bangalore stocking many vegan brands and products.
Chain of 100% organic supermarkets with locally sourced and organically grown produce with many vegan-friendly products.
An online marketplace for a large variety of imported and local vegan products.
Curated online selection of all vegan products across India.
Over 1,000 vegan brands in one place with pan-India shipping.
Good Dot makes ethical, healthier, and environmentally sustainable alternatives to animal meat
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A variety of Indianized mock meats and ready-to-go dishes like biryani.
The first company in India to manufacture mock meat. Unique vegan products from salami to fish fingers.
Soy-based vegan products like scrambled eggs and shawarma.
Plant-based chicken nuggets for even the pickiest little vegans.
Millie’s Kitchen vegan cheeses are 100% natural and made from nuts not dairy
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Handmade vegan cheese in 3 flavors – garlic, herb, and plain.
Mozzarella and Parmesan, veganized!
Packaged shredded cheese and cream cheese spread.
Epigamia, an Indian start-up, recently launched a line of plant-based yogurt alternatives.
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Epigamia – coconut milk based
Unsweetened, jaggery, mango, and blueberry coconut milk yogurt that tastes better than the dairy version.
Goodmylk – peanut-based
Perfect for Indian cooking to substitute curd.
Raw Pressery makes a range of almond milk products from unsweetened to cacao, and coffee-flavored
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A range of delicious nut-based beverages. Their Almond Cacao is out of this world.
Cashew and Oat mylks with sugar free and chocolate versions.
Easy to find vegan mylk brand available at supermarkets and on BigBasket.
One of the biggest brands of plant-based beverages in India.
Live Yum makes a premium ghee alternative which is palm oil free and 100% vegan
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Premium vegan ghee for “clarified happiness that’s cruelty-free”.
Vegan ghee that can easily be found on Amazon and other online supermarkets on our list.
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Offering unflavored kombucha with fresh juices to create some of their flavors, making it a great option for people who are still getting used to kombucha and are looking for a slightly less potent taste
Newer to the booch scene but recommended, find your fermented foods and drinks here
Check out more of our favorite Kombucha places in our big booch article here
SPREADS + CONDIMENTS
A Bangalore-based start-up, Goodmylk makes a range of 100% plant-based products including mayonnaise.
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You won’t be able to tell the difference between this Mayo and non-vegan alternatives.
Jus’ Amazin is Bangalore based and makes a wide range of nut and seed butters that are all natural.
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Almond, cashew, peanut, seed spreads and vegan nutella, too!
7 different types of vegan nut butter.
Refined Sugar-Free Nut Butters and Chocolate Spreads.
Koramangala-based chef Leena whips up gourmet butter that is 100% plant-based.
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Creamy and super buttery vegan butter, designed to mimic the taste and feel of dairy butter.
Vegan butter that melts, spreads, and behaves like the dairy version.
The Palestinians behind Habibi Falafel whip up the most authentic (& vegan of course) hummus in the city.
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Restaurant chain owned by an expat duo serving the authentic hummus in traditional and spicy versions.
Start-up based in Indiranagar making homemade hummus in a variety of different flavors.
Kocoatrait is India based and the World’s 1st Sustainable Luxury, Zero Waste, Planet Friendly (Plastic & Paper free) Vegan Ecofriendly Sustainable Bean to Bar Chocolate brand.
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Vegan chocolate with 10 very unique flavors.
Farm to bar chocolate in a variety of international and Indian flavors.
Artisanal chocolate bars with flavors that change by the season.
Vegan, white sugar, and lecithin free dark and mylk chocolates.
Award-winning vegan bakery, Crave by Leena, for cakes, tarts, cupcakes, and more!
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100% vegan tarts, cakes, cupcakes with refined sugar-free and gluten-free options. A real Vine Fave
Homebaker making a range of very gluttonous vegan cakes and cupcakes.
Vegan bakes including Bangalore’s only vegan cream cheese frosting cinnamon rolls.
Plant-based “Nice Cream” by Bangalore start-up, Dittoo.
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Coconut and almond-based vegan “nice cream” with seasonal flavors and refined sugar-free.
A range of vegan ice creams available on BigBasket.
100% fresh Italian gelato made by expat chef Sara Calderoni. Daily vegan sorbets available according to fruit season and weekly creamy vegan flavors like hazelnut, pistachio, chocolate.
Gelateria with 2 locations in Bangalore with daily vegan options available.
India’s first dairy-free ice cream available at Nature’s Basket.
VITAMINS + MINERALS/ SUPPLEMENTS
Himalayan Organics has a wide range of vitamins & mineral supplements that are both organic and plant based.
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100% vegan vitamins and supplements with many blends especially for women, like Biotin gummies.
Plant-based vitamins and supplements perfect for athletes.
Unived manufactures a wide range of performance-based protein supplements and powders from plant-based ingredients.
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Pea Protein powders in a variety of flavors like Unsweetened, Chocolate, Vanilla and Super Greens.
Protein powder with a line specially designed for women.
Innovative startup with a premium range of natural protein powders.
Plix Life Plant Protein
Completely natural plant-based protein powders.
A wide selection of hemp-based products for nutrition, wellness, and personal care by Boheco Life.
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A range of health & wellness products from hemp seeds from the Himalayas.
A Bangalore-based company run by two sisters specializing in hemp seed products like trail mix, hemp hearts, and powders.
Vegan, delightful, safe, paraben-free, phthalate-free, SLS-free skincare with rich natural ingredients by Plum Goodness.
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Safe skincare line for skin, hair, body, makeup.
India’s first indie makeup line that’s 100% vegan.
Clean & toxin free beauty with a great customer care team to choose exactly your blend of products for acne and anti-aging.
Natural and organic products with a great range of SPF day creams and hydrating night creams.
Natural skincare which is always cruelty-free and dermatologist recommended. Read more about it in our Retinol Skincare article
Natural creams and scrubs including high SPF sunscreens.
100% organic, Ayurvedic skincare line easily found in supermarkets.
An ayurvedic skincare line that’s PETA certified.
Organic skin and hair care products as well as an intimate wash line.
Ayurvedic products for skin and hair as well as a mother and baby’s line.
Organic products with a line for anti-aging.
Handmade herbal Ayurvedic products with a line of delicious smelling soaps.
Rustic Art makes high-quality feminine products for the eco-friendly woman.
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Organic, natural, and high-quality feminine products like menstrual cups.
India’s First Menstrual Cup made of health-grade non-toxic, non-allergic silicone material. Lasts up to 10 years. Read more about the brand in our Feminine Product article
Natural pads made from corn & bamboo fibre that decompose in 2 years.
Reusable cloth sanitary pads. Known first for their line of cloth diapers.
Washable cloth pads made of 100% cotton that promote well-being.
Herbal Strategi makes natural home cleaners that don’t contain any harmful chemicals. They are non-toxic, biodegradable, and safe to use around children.
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Herbal cleaning products like floor and window cleaners which don’t contain any harmful chemicals. They are non-toxic, biodegradable, and safe for kids.
Household cleaning products and laundry soaps made from 100% soap nuts and essential oils.
Zero waste household cleaning products and detergents.
Natural household cleaning products made by women living in rural areas.