From Grand Brunches To Sri Lankan Flavours, 20 Unmissable Pop-Up & Food Festivals Happening In India

Enjoy these exculsive events across the country.

by Mallika Khurana
From Grand Brunches To Sri Lankan Flavours, 20 Unmissable Pop-Up & 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 Sri Lanka to the spirited essence of Tokyo, these events promise to transport you on a gastronomic journey that transcends time and tradition. 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 Bengaluru

1. Monsoon Trail By Guestronomy MharoKhet At JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru

JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru is set to host the “Monsoon Trail,” a culinary spectacle in partnership with Guestronomy x MharoKhet, scheduled for June 21st and 22nd, 2024, at ALBA. This event promises to be a celebration of local ingredients and sustainable practices through a meticulously crafted 9-course menu.

The menu is a testament to innovation, featuring dishes like Charred Babycorn-Red Amaranth-Fennel Pulli Sarru and Raw Banana Karrage Kebab-Byadagi Chilli Honey-Kosambari, each highlighting seasonal produce sourced predominantly from MharoKhet, a sustainable farm near Jodhpur. The culinary journey extends to dishes such as Asparagus Tempura-Water Chestnut-Plum Tomato Thakkali, Jackfruit Haleem-Saffron Bakarkhani-Smoked Chilli.

Where: JW Marriott Hotel, 24/1, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
When: 21st and 22nd June; 7:30 pm
Cost: starting at ₹5,500 per person

2. Kongunadu Food Festival At Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel At Brigade Gateway

From June 13th to 22nd, 2024, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway invites guests to indulge in the rich flavours of Kongunadu cuisine at the Kongunadu Food Festival. Hosted at Feast, this ten-day extravaganza curated by Chef Suresh Krishna Swamy showcases the culinary heritage of Tamil Nadu’s Kongu region.

Featuring dishes like Kollu Soup, Chicken Chinthamani, and Narkati Kola Urandi, the festival offers a journey through traditional favourites such as Natti Kozhi Kuzhambu and Kongu Nadu Mutton Biryani. Chef Suresh, drawing from family recipes and culinary expertise, presents specialities like Dindigul Mutton Biryani and Nenja Elumbu Chops.

Where: 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
When: 13th to 22nd June 2024; Lunch & Dinner

3. “Nair On Fire” At The Hebbal Café, Courtyard By Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal

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At The Hebbal Café, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal presents “Nair on Fire,” a week-long food pop-up celebrating the vibrant flavours of Kerala and South Indian cuisine. Renowned chefs Vinod and Sara invite guests to immerse themselves in an evening of culinary delights showcasing the diversity of Southern Indian flavours.

The menu is a blend of traditional and contemporary dishes, highlighting the culinary artistry that defines Kerala cuisine. From aromatic curries to seafood delicacies, every dish is crafted to showcase the essence of Southern India’s gastronomy. 

Where: No. 2, The Hebbal Cafe, Level- 1, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal, 55, Outer Ring Rd, Nagavara, Bengaluru, Karnataka
When: : 23rd June to 29th June, 2024; 7 pm -11 pm

4. Nitro Cocktails At High Ultra Lounge, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel At Brigade Gateway

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High Ultra Lounge, located on the 31st floor of the Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, offers an unparalleled cocktail experience with its Nitro Cocktails. Crafted with precision and flash-chilled with nitrogen, these cocktails redefine mixology with their smooth textures and mesmerising presentation.

Guests can savour creations like “On Top of the World,” “Amidst the Bangalore Clouds,” “Ohh Heaven!,” and “CityLights,” each blending unique flavours and luxurious ingredients to evoke a sense of sophistication and indulgence. Coupled with stunning views of the city skyline, this experience transforms every sip into a memorable moment, making High Ultra Lounge a must-visit destination for cocktail enthusiasts.

Where: 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
When: Available till 30th June ; 4 pm – 12:30 am
Cost: ₹900

Food Festivals In Mumbai

5. The Grand JW Brunch At JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

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Elevate your Sunday dining experience as JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar invites you to The Grand JW Brunch at JW Cafe on June 23rd, 2024. Renowned for its culinary excellence and opulent ambiance, this brunch promises a luxurious gastronomic journey. With an extensive array of gourmet delights, featuring live cooking stations, exquisite seafood selections, decadent desserts, and more, this brunch caters to every palate. 

The meticulously crafted menu by the talented culinary team includes Edamame Bean’s Hummus, Muhammara, Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani, and Gucchi Kumb Ki Tehri. Live stations feature delights such as Aminabad Ki Galli’s Haath Ka Kheema, Mutton Kaleji, Bheja Fry, and Soya Chaap with Roomali Roti. Interactive stations for Tamagoyaki (Japanese Omelette) and Salmon Wellington Carving add to the culinary spectacle. 

Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Andheri, Mumbai
When: 23rd June, 2024; 1 pm to 4 pm
Cost: starting at ₹3,500 per person

6. Taste of Tokyo 2.0 At Sesame, Hyatt Centric Juhu

From June 14th to 30th, 2024, Sesame at Hyatt Centric Juhu is thrilled to present Taste of Tokyo 2.0, a deeper dive into Japanese cuisine. Under Chef Rahul Shrivastava’s expert guidance, this festival promises an immersive and personalised dining experience. Guests can explore Japan’s culinary landscape through an interactive four-course tasting menu featuring Izakaya small plates, fresh sushi, and comforting ramen. 

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options cater to all tastes. Chef Rahul aims to capture the essence of Japanese cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients and modern flair, making this festival a must-visit for Japanese food enthusiasts.

Where: Lobby Level Sesame – Hyatt Centric Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai
When: June 14 – Jun 30 | All Day
Cost: starting at ₹1,500++ per person

7. Chef Joel Basumatari’s “Seven Spices Up North” Pop-Up At Courtyard By Marriott, Mumbai

From June 14th to 23rd, 2024, the Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, in association with Gormei, presents “Seven Spices Up North,” a pop-up showcasing Naga cuisine by Chef Joel Basumatari. Known for his contemporary twist on traditional Naga dishes, Chef Basumatari’s menu highlights the versatility and health benefits of Naga cuisine. Signature dishes include Dohneiiong, Masor Bor, Millet Cannoli, Masor Tenga, Oma Bedor Saonia, and Kenie Thevü Gacha. 

Where: Lobby Level, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, CTS 215, Opposite Carnival Cinemas, Andheri Kurla Road, Mumbai
When: 14th June to 23rd June 2024; 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: starting at ₹2,375++ per person

8. Dim Sum & Cheung Fun At Dashanzi, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu


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Dashanzi, the progressive Asian restaurant at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, invites guests to a month-long “Dimsum Fair” from June 1st to 30th, 2024. This festival celebrates the art of Dim Sum, Cheung Fun, and Bao, perfectly paired with signature cocktails. Highlights include Black Cod Dumpling, Seafood Treasure Chive Dumpling, Chicken and Prawn Dumplings, and vegetarian options like Creamy Truffle Mushroom Dumplings. 

The sophisticated Asian Umami flavours, complemented by expertly paired cocktails, create a perfect fusion of modern sophistication and rich Asian traditions, making this festival a must-visit for Asian cuisine lovers.

Where: JW Marriott, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai
When: 1st – 30th June, 2024 | 7 pm – 1 am | Weekend Lunch 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

9. Dim Sum and Bao At Grand Hyatt Mumbai 

Throughout June, Chef Zhang’s exquisite dim sum and bao creations will delight diners at China House Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Mumbai. Known for authentic Sichuan cuisine, the menu features Pan-fried dumplings with snow peas, traditional silken tofu bao with black bean sauce, deep-fried lamb dumplings, and kung-pao chicken bao. Chef Zhang’s expertise ensures an immersive culinary journey that highlights traditional flavours and time-honoured cooking techniques, transporting guests to the heart of China.

Where: Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity, off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai
When: Available throughout June 2024

10. Savour Sri Lanka At Fairfield By Marriott Mumbai

Fairfield by Marriott Mumbai’s Sri Lankan Food Festival offers a culinary journey to the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. Featuring guest chefs Dilan Almeida and Ruchira Naveen from Courtyard by Marriott, Colombo, the festival showcases the best of Sri Lankan gastronomy. From fragrant rice dishes infused with spices to succulent seafood curries, every bite transports you to Sri Lanka. Traditional dance performances by Rivega Dance Studio enhance the vibrant atmosphere, making this festival an unforgettable experience for those looking to explore Sri Lankan cuisine.

Where: Building 16B, Sakinaka Tele Exchange Ln, Andheri East, Mumbai
When: 17th June to 22nd June (Dinner) and 23rd June (Sunday Brunch)
Cost: ₹1,999 per person

11. Gourmet Street Food Festival At Out Of The Blue

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Out of The Blue in Mumbai launches its Gourmet Street Food Festival, blending classic Indian chaats with European twists. The festival features spicy kachoris, sweet and spicy daabelis, and crispy dosas, infused with gourmet ingredients like Burrata cheese, asparagus, blue cheese, and more. This innovative festival celebrates the diversity of Indian street food while introducing new flavour profiles through European produce, inviting foodies to embark on a culinary journey that transcends borders.

Where: 14, Union Park Rd Number 4, Khar, Union Park, W, Mumbai
When: 10th June to 30th June; 12 pm to 7 pm
Cost: ₹700 (For two)

12. Peruvian And Japanese Flavors At Koishii, The St. Regis Mumbai

Starting in June, Koishii at The St. Regis Mumbai introduces a special Nikkei Style Taco menu by Chef Kinyo. This menu blends Mexican, Peruvian, and Japanese flavours, featuring vegetarian options like Rock Corn Taco and Crispy Edamame Taco, and non-vegetarian delights like Akami Spicy Tako Nikkei and Chicken Tako Anticucho. With a dedication to excellence, Koishii promises a lavish dining experience that offers a unique fusion of flavours, perfect for a monsoon culinary adventure.

Where: The Penthouse Level 37 at The St. Regis, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, next to Phoenix Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai
When: Available throughout June 2024;  Monday to Sunday (7 pm – 1 am) | Saturday and Sunday (12:30 pm – 4 pm)

13. Dragon Boat Festival With Yauatcha’s New Festive Menu And Patrón’s Crafted Libations


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Yauatcha, the renowned Chinese dim sum teahouse, celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival with a limited edition menu and new cocktail offerings in collaboration with Patrón. The menu includes Mock meat and mushroom zongzi dumplings, Black truffle zongzi dumplings, Chicken and prawn zongzi dumplings, and Braised pork belly zongzi dumplings. The cocktails, themed East Meets West, blend the bold flavours of tequila with Asian ingredients, offering a unique sensory journey. This festival celebrates traditional Chinese flavours with a modern twist, making it a must-visit for food and cocktail enthusiasts.

Where: Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
When: available till 15th July 2024; 12 pm – 1 am
Cost: starting at ₹5,500 per person

14. Bottomless Brunch At Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

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On June 23rd, 2024, Lotus Café at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu hosts “The Bottomless Brunch,” a feast featuring endless gourmet dishes and free-flowing beverages. This themed brunch offers a variety of live stations, including Classic Pan-Fried Crisp Chicken, Bagel Station, Empire State Pizza & Garlic Bread Station, and Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumpling Bowl. Set against the backdrop of Juhu Beach, with live music enhancing the ambiance, this brunch promises a leisurely escape filled with exquisite cuisine and picturesque views, perfect for a memorable Sunday.

Where: JW Marriott, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai
When: 23rd June; 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Cost: starting at ₹3,400 per person

Food Festivals In Delhi NCR

15. “Tales of Tangra” At The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi 


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The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, is set to host an extraordinary 9-day food pop-up event titled “Tales of Tangra” from June 15th to 23rd, 2024. This event promises a culinary journey through Tangra, Kolkata’s historic Chinatown, renowned for its fusion of Oriental-Chinese and Kolkata street flavours. 

The menu, curated by the acclaimed Guest Chef Ho Chi Ming from The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, captures the essence of Tangra’s rich culinary heritage with dishes like the spicy Kolkata Chilli Chicken, succulent Sweet & Sour Prawns, tangy Braised Pork Belly, and crispy Chilli Garlic Potatoes. Chef Ho Chi Ming, with over two decades of expertise in Asian cuisine, brings his innovative approach and dedication to authenticity to this event, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. 

Where: 1 Mg Road, Sector 29, New Delhi, Ncr, Gurugram
When: 15th-23rd June (Dinner Buffet); 16th & 23rd June (Sunday Brunch)

16. North India’s Biggest Mango Fest At Noormahal Palace Hotel

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The Noormahal Palace Hotel in Karnal is celebrating the majestic mango with a Royal Mango Festival throughout June 2024. This festival showcases over 100 varieties of mangoes, including rare and dwindling types like Ratnagiri, Sinduri, and Malgova. The palace hotel, known for its grand Rajputana and Mughal architecture, offers a royal sensory experience with mango-infused delicacies and beverages. 

Highlights include Mango Thandai, Mango Mint Lassi, and Aam Panna, along with mango-flavoured starters such as Grilled Prawns with Mango Salsa and Mango Angra Tikka. The festival’s main courses feature dishes like Sultani Ghost Mango Handi and Murg Mango Makhani, while desserts include Mango Kulfi, Mango Phirni, and Mango Cheesecake. 

Where: Noormahal Crossing, National Highway 1, Sector 32, Karnal
When: Available throughout June 2024

17. Karigari’s Exclusive Mango-Themed Menu

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Karigari Restaurants, under the guidance of celebrity Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, introduces a delightful summer menu titled ‘Aam-e-Ehsaas,’ available from June 16th to 30th, 2024. This special menu celebrates the beloved mango, evoking the nostalgia of childhood summers. Dishes include Mango Kasundi Paneer Tikka, Hyderabadi Kacchi Kairi Ki Khatti Dal, and the decadent Alphonso Bhapa Doi. Accompanying these dishes are refreshing beverages like Mango Plucker Cocktail and Mango Pulp Mocktail. Available across all 10 Karigari outlets, this menu offers a rich mango experience, blending traditional flavours with innovative culinary techniques to capture the essence of Indian summers.

Where: Available at all Karigari outlets
When: 16th-30th June

Food Festivals In Goa

18. Silver Lining Brunch At DoubleTree By Hilton Goa Panaji

DoubleTree by Hilton Goa Panaji offers an exciting weekend escape with its Silver Lining Brunch every Sunday, inspired by the monsoon season. Guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal delicacies, live music, and refreshing cocktails and mocktails. The brunch features DIY sizzler bars, a nostalgic Maggi counter, and traditional bhutta and pakoda stations. Additionally, the tea counter and rain-themed beverages add to the monsoon ambiance. Families can enjoy activities like board games, foosball, and cards, ensuring a fun-filled experience for all ages.

Where: Kadamba Plateau, Old Goa Road, near Mandovi River, Panaji, Goa
When: 23rd and 30th June; 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: starting at ₹999++ per person

Food Festivals In Kolkata

19. JW Marriott Kolkata Presents “Jashn E Eid” By Chef Abdul And Chef Amjad

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JW Marriott Kolkata is hosting “Jashn E Eid,” a culinary celebration of Hyderabadi cuisine, from June 14th to 23rd, 2024. Curated by renowned chefs Abdul and Amjad, this event features a special buffet menu that highlights the rich flavours and heritage of Hyderabad. Signature dishes include Pathar Ka Gosht, Dum Ka Murgh, and Hyderabadi Kacche Murgh Ki Biryani, alongside vegetarian delights like Zaituni Paneer Tikka and Mirch Aur Baingan Ka Salan. The festival offers an authentic taste of Hyderabadi cuisine, promising a memorable dining experience. Reservations are recommended to ensure participation in this exclusive event that celebrates the princely state’s culinary traditions.

Where: 4A, JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata
When: June 14th to June 23rd, 2024; 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2,500 ++ per person

Food Festivals In Hyderabad

20. ‘Gharana-E-Pashtoon’ Culinary Pop-Up At Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel

Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel presents the ‘Gharana-E-Pashtoon’ food festival from June 17th to 23rd, 2024, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the North West Frontier. Curated by Chef Osama Jalali and Chef Nazia Khan, this festival features traditional dishes like Chapli Kebab, Memoni Biryani, Kunna Gosht, and Namak Boti. Chef Osama Jalali, a renowned culinary historian, brings forgotten flavours to life, offering guests an authentic taste of the region’s robust culinary traditions. This exclusive event at the hotel’s all-day dining venue, Feast, celebrates the vibrant and intricate cooking techniques of the Northwest Frontier, providing a unique and flavorful dining experience.

Where: 115/1, Nanakramguda Rd, Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
When: 17th June to 23rd June 2024; 12:30 pm to 3 pm | 7 pm to 11 pm

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

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