Going Native

Go Native

What to look out for –
healthy food, pleasant ambience and organic products

Phone numbers –
080 49653075

Cost –
₹1200 for two

64, 10th Main Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore.

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It so happens that, whenever we are out eating, we see that something or the other will be amiss. If the food is good, then the ambience isn’t great, if the ambience is pleasant, then the staff are not courteous. But, here is one place that fits my idea of perfect. Go Native in Jayanagar is a place that my parents love, because they are vegetarians. This is a place that serves organic and pure vegetarian food. I fell in love as soon as I entered the place. It is well lit and the walls have interesting stuff hanging over them. The interiors have been done with great taste for art and history.

As we sat down, we were introduced to their rather unique menu. The staff helped us in choosing the right food for us. Their concept of farm to table could be seen in their menu. We ordered carrot, coconut and ginger soup. The thick soup tasted of all the three main ingredients. I loved the taste.

The starters ordered were harabhara sabudana kebabs and raw jackfruit and black rice fritters. Each one of them were the most delicious and healthy starters that I ever ate. The kebabs were made of mixed greens and tapioca. The fritters were of course made from raw jackfruit and the healthy black rice. How long has it been since we ate something like a tapioca or a raw jackfruit? I just loved the tangy black plum dip given with the fritters that I want to bring it back to my home and have it with everything I ate.

Next came our main course consisting of millet palak kichdi, Buddha bowl, kathal biryani and mango special thali. The palak kichdi was made of pearl millet and spinach leaves. My dad loved the kichdi. The Buddha bowl comprised of brown rice Kashmiri pulao, sweet potato sautéed with herbs, black grape feta salad, tossed sprouts, channa masala and hummus. We loved all of them without exception.

The mango thali was there because of the season. It consisted of banana flower roti which was unique and tasty. Assorted chutneys, seasonal curries, raw mango rice, sandige and pan shot were all in the thali.

After the wholesome meal, we wanted to skip desserts. But out of sheer curiosity on how good their desserts are gonna be, we ordered lemon cheese cake tart with jackfruit compote and matka vanilla pudding with gulab jamun. Both were absolutely delicious, but the quantity can be increased.

I loved this place for their concept, service, quality of food and their menu. While all the other eateries are trying to kill us, these people are trying to save us one artery at a time. I give this place a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Do go and visit.