The emerging IT hub surrounded by vivacious green mountains is the proud home to people of different generations. It’s more than just a city! The perfect point for the wildest parties, host to renowned meditation centers and the kernel of popular management, medical and engineering colleges, Pune is the place to live in if you want a happening rushing life. The city just never stops, neither does its people. And food is their favorite reason to keep going and exploring new places. The street culture from Delhi has rapidly spread and Pune is nailing it. Spicy tangy delicious street foods can be found in every nook and corner of the lanes. Evening brings vendors and stalls beside roads where you can relish the taste of tempting dishes. But what makes Pune’s street foods special are the small eateries that got established years ago and has gain fame over the years, transforming from stalls to little shops. These are the places you need to look out for on your trip to Pune. We are here to help you find the best of the bests in Pune! Scroll down and see why Pune won our heart straight away!
1. Goodluck Cafe
You won’t know what a real Keema Pav tastes like unless you have had it here. The place opens as early as 7 a.m. in the morning and is rushed throughout the day. Since generations, people of Pune are taking time out from their busy schedule to visit this place. The food served is hygienic and a definite win-win for the pocket. The place is situated in the vicinity of the Film Institute and hence has been the favorite of many stars like Dev Anand. A must try is the chicken ra-ra and the delicious keema pav.
2. Burger King
No, not the fast food joint serving American delicacies. It is a small local shop, just as famous and loved as the international giant chain, if not more! You can easily spot the place in MG road and the KP. The ambiance is green and casual but the food is legendary. You will probably have to wait in a long queue before even getting a place to sit. Yes, the place is that much crowded! Everything that you order here will make you want more. The salami sandwich, sausage with an abundance of the egg bhurji is a pure bliss to have. The burgers are huge and simply delectable. Their beef burger is a must have and is most sold as well. The delicious burger is a wonderful combination of cheese, meat patty, soft in-house bun and a satisfying amount of mayonnaise and ketchup. Don’t you want to have a bite just by reading? The simple, casual, easy on pockets place is on the favorites list of all the Pune folks.
3. Kayani Bakery
Everybody wants to take a souvenir of the place they visit. And what can be better than something delicious to take while going back home? The bakery is so loved by people that you won’t ever find this place non-crowded! Their freshly made cakes are a die for. The tiny shop opens around 3 or 4 in the evening and is rushed with people till the shutter goes down. You just cannot miss eating their shrew berry biscuits and Mawa cake during your trip to Pune. The baked goods vanish as soon as the shop opens. People take 20 to 30 cakes in one go! Ask the locals and they’ll tell you the craze of this place in Pune. A paradise for those with a sweet tooth.
4. Tiranga Non-Veg
Tiranga Non-veg is a tiny outlet with just a couple of table and chairs for seating. But what makes up for a mediocre ambiance is the amazing and delicious food prepared. Tiranga is not just any eating place but a legacy passed on through generations. The Biryanis of this place are a must try and you simply cannot afford to miss them while you’re in town. Their menu consists of a variety of Biryani dishes, each with its own authentic taste, rich aroma and drool-worthy taste. On weekends you can identify the place with the largest crowd outside in Kothrud. Needless to say, a booking would be advisable.
5. Bedekar Misal
Misal served with soft buns are a must try if you want to enjoy the original Misal Pav of Maharashtra. And there is no better place than Bedekar Misal to try this amazing dish. Misal is made using a semi curried lentils and is garnished with crunchy fries. The small outlet is the single most branch in all over Maharashtra, serves the best Misal Pav and is crowded from morning to night. People from colleges, schools and big IT joints stop by to take time out from their busy schedule and try these mouth-watering Puneri Misals. The dish is served in simple steel plates and the place doesn’t have a lot of space to sit, but the taste of their Misal Pavs attract people from all over the city.
6. Sujata Mastani
You might like to consider skipping your meal if you’re heading to have a mastani here. Wondering what a mastani is? It is some delicious combination of milk and ice-cream with a sumptuous amount of other mouth-watering garnishes. The Pune special mastani comes loaded with dry fruits and Kesar. You can try the variety of flavors which include nuts, cherry, whipped cream, chocolate, Kesar and more. One glass of this inviting drink will make you feel so full that you won’t be eating anything anytime soon! The place established some 50 years ago has outgrown itself over so many years. It has many branches in the entire city and some more opening up soon. So hurry up, find the one nearest to your locality.