Welcome to The Higher Taste, Bangalore’s first sattvic cuisine restaurant. At The Higher Taste, we believe in food as a philosophy and vegetarianism as a way of life. The Higher Taste combines the wisdom of the Vedas, with the flair of modern day cooking to create signature sattvic meals – pure, wholesome meals prepared without the use of ingredients such as garlic, onion, eggs, caffeine and never over-spiced. The Bhagavad-gita defines sattvic foods as being juicy, wholesome and pleasing to the heart, thereby providing subtle nourishment for positive vitality. Every dish cooked at the restaurant is first offered to Lord Krishna and thus in effect, what you consume at the Higher Taste is prasadam. We hope that this pure food will inspire you to see that for health, taste, and spiritual advancement, there is no better way of eating than to eat vegetarian food offered to Lord Krishna. It’s not only easy, it’s absolutely enjoyable. And once you experience the satisfaction of eating food prepared with the consciousness of pleasing Lord Krishna you will know what we mean when we say you have acquired a Higher Taste. Nestled on the top of Hare Krishna Hill, The Higher Taste offers visitors a menu which is nothing short of divine. A perfect end to a visit to the temple. At The Higher Taste, the ambience, like the cuisine, is a refreshing mix of old and modern India. Rich mauve and purple motifs reflect the intricacies of Indian art and are complemented by dark mahogany and clean lines of modern design. A water cascade creates a soothing environment and adds a distinct note to the gentle music of the restaurant.
According to the Vedas, there are three categories of food: tamasic (base), rajasic (stimulating) and sattvic (pure). As mentioned in the Bhagavad-gita, sattvic food is the purest of the three, creating positive vibrations that promote 'happiness and satisfaction'. Sattvic food offered to the Lord before eating is called prasadam and is understood to be food in its perfect form. Prasadam not only cleanses and revives the body but also paves the way for spiritual progress. Every dish at our restaurant is prepared by devotees with pure hearts and offered with love to God. Underlying all this is the philosophy, the attitude towards eating. They say “You are what you eat.” The how and why of it is inextricably tied up with the most fundamental questions of belief and feeling about life, about the true value of life - all life, not simply human. We uphold this principle at The Higher Taste and prepare our food according to the ancient Vedic customs that pay tribute to the inherent spirituality that exemplifies Indian cooking. The sattvic cuisine of The Higher Taste satisfies the senses and enriches the soul. Inspired by ancient India, the food at The Higher Taste takes guests back in time with a tasteful and luxurious ambience. Many of The Higher Taste dishes date as far back as the Chola dynasty.