12 Mouth-Watering Street Food of Pune
Punekars’ love for food is always been a big talk. As people migrating from other cities to Pune, cultures are mixing and so are cuisines. Their fondness for delicious street snacks is apparent by decades-old little stalls transforming into small eateries. Few of them gained much fame which turned into multiple outlets in different parts of the city. Here we will make sure that you won’t miss upon any of those delectable munchies on your next trip to Pune.
So if you’re new to the city or never tried these mouth-watering snacks yet, then here are 12 street food of Pune that you MUST try!
1. Misal Pav at Bedekar Misal
Puneri Misal, also know as ‘Laal Misal Pav’ is one of the spice hot preparations in all of Maharashtra. It is made using semi curried lentils or peas topped with fried munchies, diced onions, a squeeze of lemon, and served hot with soft buns/bread. If you want to enjoy the original Misal Pav of Maharashtra then there is no better place than Bedekar Tea Stall to try this dish. This one is a crowd favorite.
Where: Munjabacha Bol, Near Patrya Maruti Temple, Narayan Peth, Sadashiv Peth
When: 8am to 7pm
2. Mango/Sitafal Mastani at Sujata Mastani
If you are wondering what a Mastani is, then it’s Pune’s special thick shake served loaded with nuts, cherry, whipped cream, chocolate, and more. You can try a variety of flavors in this delicious combo of milk and ice-cream. Sujata Mastani is one of the well-known outlets for this delicious creamy shake, running successfully for 50 years and more.
Where: 1259, Near Nimbalkar Talim Chowk, Sadashiv Peth
When: 11am – 11:30pm
3. Ice Gola at Mansi Malai Gola
You might have had an Ice gola before but this small stall in Shukrawar Peth, the old city of Pune, is always been everyone’s favorite. This stall has given a twist to its preparation. What they do differently is to add a huge amount of toppings on ice ball, which includes grated mawa, malai rabri, nuts, chocolates, and more. It’s one of those things you need to eat yourself to know how good it actually is.
Where: Dajisaheb Natu Rd, Natu Baag, Shukrawar Peth
When: 7.30pm to 11.30pm
4. Chutney Sandwich at Marz-O-Rin
This place enclosed in a heritage building on the MG Road has been attracting food lovers for the last five decades. And being on the main street has always been a landmark and easy to find. It has been serving the best chutney sandwich along with coffee, cheese macaroni, and more. The place has been the host to generations of school and college students.
Where: 6, Bakthiar Plaza, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Camp
When: 9 am to 10 pm
5. Jumbo Vada Pav at Garden Vada Pav Centre
Vada Pav, also known as Bombay Burger, has always been the most popular and easy to grab street food in Maharashtra. It has always been an ‘anytime go to’ snack for everyone. It’s a small fried potato ball made of mashed potato, seasoned with the right amount of spices and coated with gram flour batter, and is served between a soft bun and green chilies on the side. Punekers’ favorite outlet is lying in the camp area named ‘Garden vada pav center’. The best vada pav that you can ever eat is of this place.
Where: 948 And 949, Buttee Street, Camp,
When: 9 am – 9 pm
6. Mawa Cake at Kayani Bakery
When it comes to sweets and desserts, Punekers cannot skip thinking about Kayani bakery, which is serving the city with its mouth-watering Shrewsbury Biscuits, puffs, and most loved mawa cake, since decades. Situated on the East Street of the camp area, in front of the victory cinema, makes it easy to find by one and all. It’s a must-visit place for all those who have got a sweet tooth.
Where: 6, Dr Coyaji Road, East Street, Hulshur, Camp
When: 7:30am – 1pm, 3:30pm – 8pm
7. Thalipeeth at Wadeshwar
Always bustling with people, Wadeshwar serves from casual snacks to the heavy main courses under the same roof. This place has been serving South Indian, Maharashtrian, and many other fusion delicacies. But one needs to must try their Thalipeeth which is basically a round paratha made with the multigrain flour mix, diced onion, and other herbs is served with fiery thecha crushed green chillies and sweet curd.
Where: 1229/A, Fergusson College Rd, Ganeshwadi, Deccan Gymkhana
When: 7.00am to 11.00pm
8. Kacchi Dabeli at Yashwant Dabeli
If you are bored with potato sandwichs/toast, then go for some authentic Kacchi Dabeli. This street snack is light on your pocket and easy to grab too. Don’t raise your hopes high on the ambience as Yashwant Dabeli ain’t a big fancy outlet, but is running over its credibility of the quality it’s serving. And still the best in town.
Where: 683, Jangali Maharaj Rd, Pulachi Wadi, Deccan Gymkhana
When: 11 am to 9 pm
9. Sabudana Vada at Hindvi Swaraj Sabudana Wadewala
Located on the JM Road, Hindavi Swaraj is serving the crispiest Sabudana vada in the city. These are basically small deep-fried vadas made of tapioca, crushed nuts mixed with the right amount of spices. It is crispy on the outside and super mushy on the inside served with cucumber curd and fiery thecha. If you haven’t had it while getting completely drenched in the monsoon then do try in the next one.
Where: Opposite Jangli Maharaj Temple, Next to Kensha Mobile Shop, JM Road
When: 11 am to 9 pm
10. Mysore Masala Dosa at Vaishali
If your tummy is craving for a nice south Indian meal then Vaishali at FC Road would do the best justice to your hunger. One can recognize this place with a huge queue outside it. Everything they serve here, from Mysore Masala Dosa to veg-cutlets is top class, that you won’t be able to control drooling.
Where: Fergusson College Rd, Rage Path, Ganeshwadi, Shivajinagar
When: 7am to 11pm
11. Pav bhaji at Supreme Corner
Supreme corner has been serving Pune for decades with its mouth-watering Pav bhaji, which consists of thick mashed vegetable curry with loads of butter and served with soft buns. We highly recommend this place for all the bhaji lovers. This place is an oldie but goldie to die for.
Where: 1206, B/1 Butte-Patil Complex, Jangali Maharaj Rd, Shivajinagar
When: 7.45am to 10.30pm
12. Bahubali Thali at House of Paratha
Last but not the least, this place has been winning the heart of all the visitors from or outside the city. Even the hardcore Punjabis come to a stop to visit House of Parathas. We suggest you go here with a big appetite and a couple of friends to finish off this huge heavenly vegetarian thali.
Where: Cat. No. 1206, B-19, Jangali Maharaj Road, Shivajinagar
When: 11.00am to 11.30pm
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