From Flavours Of Rajasthan To Sukura Spirit, 26 Unmissable Pop-Ups & Food Festivals Happening In India

Enjoy these exculsive events across the country.

by Mallika Khurana
From Flavours Of Rajasthan To Sukura Spirit, 26 Unmissable Pop-Ups & Food Festivals Happening In India

In the heart of vibrant Indian cities, a symphony of flavours awaits as renowned chefs and culinary artists unveil a series of extraordinary food pop-ups and festivals. From the flavourful kitchens of Rajasthan to the spirited essence of Mexico, these events promise to transport you on a gastronomic journey that transcends time and tradition. Let the culinary craftsmanship of esteemed chefs enthral your senses, with each event promising a unique celebration of regional cuisines and culinary legacies. Following are the best food festivals happening in India that you have to check out!

Best Food Festivals To Check Out Across India

Food Festivals In Delhi

1. Cena Pranzo X La Piazza At Grand Hyatt Gurgaon

Experience Italian flavours like never before at the Cena Pranzo X La Piazza pop-up, hosted at the Grand Hyatt Gurgaon from April 18th to 21st. This pop-up dinner features a tapestry of Italian curations like ravioli ricotta e spinaci and gnocchi ripieni di funghi salsa gorgonzola e noci. Live cooking stations orchestrated by Chef Fabrizio of La Piazza and Chef Mauro of Cena Pranzo offer a luxurious Italian culinary experience. Dive into the authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Gurgaon for an unforgettable experience.

Where: Golf Course Rd, Sector 58, Gurugram
When: 18th – 21st April, 2024

2. Chef Massimo Bottura At The Leela Palace New Delhi

The culinary world meets its master as Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana brings his magic to The Leela Palace New Delhi on April 19 and 20, 2024. The three Michelin Star chef offers an unparalleled sensory journey with iconic dishes like ‘Oops I Dropped the Lemon Tart’ and ‘The Crunchy Part of the Lasagne.’ Engage in an invite-only interactive session with Bottura and Vir Sanghvi for a memorable epicurean experience. Reservations are limited, so secure your seats for an evening with the world’s greatest chef.

Where: Africa Ave, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
When: April 19th and 20th, 2024
Cost: ₹55,555++

3. Vietnamese Pop-Up At AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi 


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Experience authentic Vietnamese culinary delights at the Vietnamese Pop-Up at AnnaMaya, Andaz Delhi, from April 15th to 21st, 2024. Crafted by Sous Chef Ms Nguyen Thi Lua and Chef Anh Thi Vo from the Hyatt Regency Danang, the pop-up features an array of appetisers, main courses, and desserts showcasing vibrant Vietnamese flavours. Enjoy dishes like Vietnamese pancakes, crab stir, and Vietnamese coconut lamb curry. Dive into this culinary journey for a taste of Vietnam.

Where: Ground Floor, Asset No.1, Aerocity, New Delhi
When: April 15th to April 21st, 2024
Cost: starting at ₹800++

4. Zaika-e-Rooh By Naushy Mirza


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Embark on a 7-course feast inspired by Lucknowi and Old Delhi flavours, created by Naushy Mirza, who recreates treasured family recipes. Indulge in mouthwatering kebabs, flavourful curries, delicious biryani, and irresistible desserts. Join this culinary journey through the rich traditions and recipes of Lucknow and Old Delhi, celebrating the art of flavour and culture.

Where: H-5/1, First Floor, Ambawatta One, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
When: 18th-21st April, 2024
Cost: starting at ₹5,000++

5. Thingyan Festival At Burma Burma

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Burma Burma, India’s exclusive Burmese speciality restaurant and tearoom, invites you to partake in the celebration of Thingyan – the Burmese New Year and harvest festival. The menu showcases authentic Burmese flavours with dishes like sweet lime and shallot salad, peppery tofu & onion stir fry, pumpkin & broad bean curry, and more. The highlight, ‘Village Set,’ promises a communal dining experience with traditional Burmese delicacies. 

Where: Select CityWalk Mall, Saket, District Centre, S-25, Second Floor, A 3, New Delhi, Delhi (Available in all Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad outlets)
When: April 11 to May 19, 2024
Cost: ₹1850++ (For two)

6. Taco Extravaganza At Miss Margarita 

Join Chef-Partner Noah Barnes at Miss Margarita for a month-long taco festival from March 19th to April 19th, 2024, offering a tantalising variety of mouthwatering tacos in Delhi and Goa. Delight your taste buds with an array of flavourful tacos, from Cilantro Lime Crab Tacos to Tempura Cilantro Lime Prawn Tacos, along with vegetarian options like Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos. Pair your tacos with refreshing margaritas, including classic lime, mango, and jalapeño variants. 

Where: M31 FF GK 2 Market, Delhi
When: 12:30 pm onwards

Food Festivals In Bengaluru

7. Goan Culinary Odyssey At The Hebbal Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal

Get ready to indulge in a flavourful adventure with the Goan Culinary Odyssey at Courtyard By Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal’s Hebbal Café. From April 10th to the 19th, immerse yourself in the coastal delights of Goa, crafted under the expert supervision of Executive Chef Rajeev Kumar and Visiting Chef Brenda. Savour delectable dishes such as mushroom xacuti, pork vindaloo, and fish caldeen, along with Sunday brunches featuring the Goan Susegado Spirit Theme and vibrant music to elevate the dining experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather your friends and family and savour the essence of India’s coastal paradise.

Where: No. 2, The Hebbal Cafe, Level- 1, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal, 55, Outer Ring Rd, Nagavara, Bengaluru
When: until 19th April
Cost: ₹1,799++

8. R HAN TAM SANG Festival At Inazia, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre

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Embark on a culinary adventure at Inazia’s R HAN TAM SANG Festival, blending traditional Thai flavours with a modern twist. Curated by Chef Rungtiwa and her team, the festival promises authentic delights like spicy khua kling with rice and flavourful khaw phad kee mao. Indulge in signature dishes such as khaw phad prik kang with fried egg and Thai boiled rice, as well as comforting Thai Stew Chicken Noodles Soup. Gather your loved ones for an unforgettable dining experience showcasing culinary excellence and innovation.

Where: PRESTIGE SHANTINIKETAN, Hoodi, Thigalarapalya, Whitefield, Bengaluru
When: 15th to 21th April 2024; 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: A la carte

9. Rajasthan Food Festival At Momo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road

Discover the vibrant spices and culinary traditions of Rajasthan at Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road’s Rajasthan Food Festival, from April 15th to 21st. Led by renowned Chef Taru Maheshwari Jain and Executive Chef Vijay Bhandari, the festival offers a delightful showcase of dishes like gatte ki sabzi, dal bhatti churma, and angoor ki sabzi. Join in on a culinary journey through Rajasthan’s diverse flavours and heritage, capturing the essence of Marwari vegetarian cuisine and more.

Where: Marathahalli – Sarjapur Outer Ring Rd, Bellandur, Bengaluru
When: April 15th – April 21st, 2024; 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Dinner: 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2,200++ 

10. Malgudi Days Food Festival At Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel At Brigade Gateway


Relive the nostalgia of R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days with the Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway’s food festival. Chef Manjunath presents a special menu celebrating South Indian flavours, including thatte idly with NH75 mutton curry and Chef Manju’s special Kaima unde sarru. Explore unique dishes like Naati Mutton Chops with Neer Dosa and enjoy the Malgudi Biryani Station for an aromatic experience. Join the festival for a trip down memory lane and indulge in the rich heritage of Malgudi’s cuisine.

Where: 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru
When: 20th April – 30th April, 2024; 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: starting at ₹2,199++

11. Shoreline Tales At Neer, Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park

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Neer at the Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park presents the Shoreline Tales’ exclusive Chef’s Special menu, showcasing a 5-course feast of coastal cuisine for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Enjoy signature creations like Flame to Table and The Fisherman’s Plate, as well as a unique twist on biryani with either seafood or jackfruit. Elevate your dining experience with an extensive à la carte beverage list curated by talented women in mixology. Don’t miss the exquisite culinary journey!

Where: Block A, Hotel Building, 1, Outer Ring Rd, MS Ramaiah North City, Manayata Tech Park, Nagavara, Bengaluru
When: April 16 – April 21, 2024; 7 pm -11 pm
Cost: starting at ₹3,500++

12. Daryaganj At Spice Terrace, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru

Experience the legacy of North Indian cuisine with Daryaganj’s pop-up at Spice Terrace, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, from April 17th to 21st, 2024. The pop-up celebrates the culinary heritage of New Delhi’s renowned culinary destination, known for its legendary butter chicken and dal makhani. Founded by Raghav Jaggi and restaurateur Amit Bagga, Daryaganj offers age-old flavours and closely guarded recipes, transporting you to a time of culinary nostalgia. Don’t miss out on this unparalleled gastronomic experience!

Where: 24/1, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
When: April 17th to April 21st, 2024
Cost: ₹4,500++ (For two)

13. Loca Loca Loca Mexican Festival At Toast & Tonic


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Join Toast & Tonic in Bangalore and Mumbai for a month-long celebration of Mexican flavours with the Loca Loca Loca festival. Experience a fusion of Mexican and Indian ingredients in a menu curated by a renowned Chef. Sip on Mexican-inspired cocktails and savour dishes like Lamb Birria Taco and Mexican Chocolate Avocado Mousse. Let the festive decor and lively music transport you to the streets of Mexico City as you indulge in a culinary journey like no other.

Where: 14/1, Wood St, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru (Mumbai Address: Unit #1, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai)
When: April 1st to April 30th, 2024; Mon – Thu 12 pm – 4 pm; 7 pm – 11:30 pm |  Fri –  Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm; 7 pm – 1 am
Cost: ₹4000++ (For two)

Food Festivals In Mumbai

14. Plum Blossom Lunch Menu At Hakkasan


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Hakkasan, a distinguished culinary destination in Mumbai, invites you to experience the exquisite Plum Blossom Lunch Menu, a five-course journey inspired by the year’s first bloom. This seasonal offering celebrates the vibrant flavours of the Far East with meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Delight in a selection of soups, dumplings, and rolls that awaken your senses. Finish with decadent desserts like ice cream and dark chocolate mousse. This limited-time menu is the perfect escape from your daily routine, offering an afternoon of elegance and flavour.

Where: Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
When: Ongoing, till May 2024
Cost: ₹1,500 (For one)

15. Sakura Matsuri At Sesame, Hyatt Centric Juhu

This cherry blossom festival invites you to embrace the enchanting beauty of the Hanami tradition. Chef Rahul Shrivastava presents a specially curated menu that highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients transformed into exquisite creations. Begin your journey with salmon tataki or scallop and amaebi ceviche, followed by tantalising main courses like tantanmen and tsukemen. The immersive ambience is enhanced by a hand-painted sakura tree, offering an enchanting dining atmosphere. 

Where: Lobby Level Sesame – Hyatt Centric Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai
When: April 5 to April 26, 2024

16. Sakura Festival At Pa Pa Ya 


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Pa Pa Ya’s Sakura Festival Menu celebrates the cherry blossom season from April 12 to April 21, bringing you an array of Asian flavours and innovative dishes. Culinary maestro Zorawar Kalra presents a feast inspired by the delicate beauty of spring, featuring warm cherry soup, sakura onigiri, and a variety of dumplings. The festival offers blossom rolls for sharing or solo indulgence, accompanied by sides like hijiki vegetables and cherry blossom rice. Indulge your sweet tooth with shiratama dango and sakura yuzu cheesecake. 

Where: Across all outlets in Mumbai
When: April 12 to April 21, 2024

17. Flavours Of Sri Lanka At MoMo Café, Courtyard By Marriott, Mumbai International Airport

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MoMo Café at Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport presents the Sri Lankan Food Festival, showcasing the rich culinary traditions of the island nation. Curated by international chef Chanaka Denuwan, this festival features an array of authentic Sri Lankan dishes such as hikka-style squid curry, tempered chickpea, and kothu. Indulge in traditional desserts like Wattalappam and Dodal, along with Sri Lankan beverages. Chef Chanaka’s passion for Sri Lankan cuisine ensures an unforgettable gastronomic journey. 

Where: Cts 215, Andheri – Kurla Rd, opposite Carnival Cinemas, Andheri East, Mumbai
When: April 19th to April 28th, 2024; 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2,175++

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18. Songkran At Thai Naam 


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Thai Naam in Mumbai celebrates Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year festival, with a special festival menu from April 10 to April 18, 2024. Known for its fresh ingredients and harmonious flavours, Thai Naam’s Songkran menu features a range of appetisers, main courses, and desserts, blending authentic recipes with contemporary flair. Non-vegetarian and vegetarian guests alike can indulge in delights like kaffir lime-flavoured prawns, Thai panang curry, and steamed fish with yellow bean paste. The festive ambiance is enhanced by seasonal drinks like Temple of Dawn and Sukhumvit.

Where: F-1, 1st Floor, Bay 99 Campus, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Thai Naam, IA Project Rd, near Jw Marriott Sahar, Andheri, Mumbai
When: 10th April – 18th April 2024; 12 pm – 3:30 pm | 7 pm – 12 pm

19. Viva Margaritas At La Loca Maria


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La Loca Maria invites you to celebrate the iconic Margarita cocktail with Viva Margarita 2024. Dive into five distinct Margarita creations expertly crafted by head mixologist Dwayne Dmello, paired with signature tapas. From Margarita 2.0 to La Isla Bonita, indulge in a month-long celebration of refreshing cocktails and vibrant flavours, courtesy of La Loca Maria and 1800 Tequila.

Where: La Loca Maria, Fatima Villa, 29th Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
When: Ongoing till April 20, 2024; 12 pm – 3 pm & 7 pm – 12 am| Tuesday to Sunday

20. Sakura Festival At Taki Taki


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Experience the Sakura Festival at Taki Taki, Lower Parel, with a special pairing menu crafted by Chef Bobby Recto and Head Mixologist Bensan Varghese. Indulge in a fusion of Japanese small plates and celebratory toasts, each expertly paired with bespoke cocktails like Blossom of Sakura and Matcha Hai. Embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the season of cherry blossoms and the rich cultural heritage of Japan.

Where: World Crest, Unit 1A & 1B, Lodha, Senapati Bapat Marg, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai
When: March 25th Onwards; Mon-Fri 12 pm – 1 am | Sat-Sun 12 pm – 1 am

21. Nikkei Food Festival At Yazu


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Explore the exotic fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavours at Yazu’s Nikkei Food Festival. Led by Chef Vadim, indulge in a variety of Nikkei dishes crafted with Japanese ingredients and techniques. From Nikkei De Pescado Ceviche to Furikake Prawns, savour a culinary journey that celebrates the cultural richness of Peru and Japan in every bite.

Where: 2, One Lodha Place, Senapati Bapat Marg, opp. Lodha Supremus, Upper Worli, Parel, Mumbai
When: from 18th March 2024

22. Sakura Festival At Kyma


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Kyma invites you to celebrate the Sakura Festival, paying homage to Japan’s cherry blossom season. Enjoy a curated menu featuring traditional Japanese delicacies like Futo Maki and Ebi Tempura, complemented by artisanal sugar-free cocktails like Sake Lychee Martini and Shiragiku Highball. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Kyma and savour the flavours of Japan amidst the splendour of cherry blossoms.

Where: Plot C-66, One, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
When: 28th March – 18th April

23. Oishii Sushi At Dome

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Dome invites you on a tantalising journey through the culinary wonders of Japan with its exclusive Oishii Sushi menu. Nestled atop the iconic InterContinental Marine Drive, indulge in meticulously crafted sushi rolls like Shinko Maki and Sriracha Mango Blush. Elevate your dining experience with expertly crafted cocktails and mocktails, all while basking in the luxurious ambiance and enchanting Mumbai skyline.

Where: Dome, Level 8, InterContinental, 135 Marine, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai
When: 1st April- 21st April 2024, 5:30 pm onwards

Food Festivals In Pune

24. Purani Dilli Ek Rivaaz At Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune


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Coriander Kitchen at Conrad Pune invites you to “Purani Dilli Ek Rivaaz,” a celebration of Delhi’s rich culinary heritage, running from April 10 to April 21, 2024. Experience the legacy of Old Delhi’s iconic flavours, from nihari and keema kaleji to butter-laden parathas. This gastronomic journey pays homage to the diverse and aromatic cuisine of Purani Dilli, with dishes meticulously prepared to capture the essence of the city’s culinary traditions. 

Where: Conrad Pune, Conrad, 7, Mangaldas Rd, Sangamvadi, Pune
When: 10th -21st April 2024; 7 pm onwards
Cost: ₹1,799++

Food Festivals Kolkata

25. Mumbai’s PCO At Griffin Bar, JW Marriott Kolkata

PCO, renowned for its innovative cocktail culture, takes over The Griffin Bar at JW Marriott Kolkata on April 19th. This exclusive event promises an evening of style, flavour, and vibes. Indulge in an exclusive menu of cocktails crafted by PCO’s expert mixologists, from classic favourites to avant-garde creations. The night features signature drinks and lively beats that keep the dance floor alive. Don’t miss this first-ever takeover event that combines sophistication and excitement for an unforgettable evening at The Griffin Bar.

Where: 4A, JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata
When: 19th April, 7 pm onwards

26. Dastarkhwan-E-Awadh At JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkatta

Embark on a culinary journey with the Dastarkhwan – e – Awadh Food Festival at JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkata. This festival showcases the rich heritage of Awadhi cuisine, known for its opulent Nawabi culture and exquisite flavours. From melt-in-your-mouth galouti kebabs and Awadh biryani to Tunde ka kebab and sheermal, each dish reflects the culinary prowess of Awadhi chefs. Live cooking stations offer an immersive experience as you witness chefs prepare traditional delicacies. 

Where: 4A, JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata
When: 9th April to 21st April; 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹1,899++

These exciting food festivals across India offer a diverse range of experiences.

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