As the festive season of Diwali approaches, India comes alive with vibrant colours, joyful celebrations, and an irresistible array of sweets and snacks. India, with its rich culinary heritage, boasts a myriad of delectable options that cater to every palate. This festive season, embark on a delectable journey across the country as we explore seven sweet shops that are absolute must-visit destinations for connoisseurs of traditional Indian treats. From the fragrant streets of Kolkata to the bustling markets of Mumbai, these sweet shops offer a mouthwatering selection of sweets and snacks that will leave you craving for more.
Nathu's Sweets, Delhi Nathu's has come a long way since it opened back in 1939 and has been a favourite in Delhi for its consistently delectable sweets and snacks. Visit their shop to taste their melt-in-your-mouth sweets first hand to ensure you pick only the best variety, or place your orders online for a hassle free home delivery. Either way, If you are in Delhi, you simply have to try their assorted mithais and namkeens during Diwali. Address: 2, Market, New Khanna Market, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi
K.C. Das, Kolkata A shop that resonates its tagline—A Legacy of Taste— K. C. Das is a confectionary gem, left behind the genius that is Nobin Chandra. A well known shop having on offer a myriad of traditional sweets, K. C. Das is especially known for its exquisite sandesh. If you happen to be in Kolkata around this time, do not miss out on their array of Bengali mishti (sweets). We guarantee you it's definitely worth the try. Address: 11A, Esplanade East, New Market Area, Kolkata
Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand, Ahmedabad Passed down for five generations, Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand is renowned for their desi sweets made with pure ghee. Once you enter the shop the aroma of ghee laden sweets and the sight of freshly prepared savouries will tempt you enough to think about buying everything you set your eyes on. If you don't believe us, maybe head over to their shop and test the theory our for yourself. Address: Multiple Outlets in Ahmedabad
MM Mithaiwala, Mumbai What started as a catering business in 1946 (and still continues to be one), MM Mithaiwala has grown to be a renowned sweet shop, located in Malad, known for its wide variety of sweets, including traditional Diwali sweets like kaju katli and pedas and even seasonal sweet treats. Choose what you like from a comprehensive menus, be it sweets or namkeen and be assured that you will recieve Diwali treats of an unmatched quality. Address: Vasanti Bhavan, Opposite Malad Station, Malad West, Mumbai
Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale, Pune I'm sure many of you have heard of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale (CBM). Right from the small packets of namkeen sold on railway station platforms to multiple stores across Pune, CBM is a well-known sweet shop in the city. And if you don't take our word for it, here you can hear renowned chef Chintan Pandey, of Dhamaka restaurant (located in New York), talk about how Chitale Bandhu snacks are a go-to for him. CBM's sweets and snacks are popular during Diwali, especially the bhakarwadi and shankarpali. Address: Multiple Outlets in Pune
G Pulla Reddy Sweets, Hyderabad G Pulla Reddy is an iconic sweet shop in Hyderabad, famous for its rich and authentic South Indian sweets like pootharekulu and ariselu. While the Hyderabadis will agree with the claim, if you happen to be a newbie in the city during the festivity, do indulge in their gorgeous and delectable sweets, without any inhibitiaons. Address: Nh65, A.S.Raju Nagar, Vivekananda Nagar, Venkat Nagar Colony, Kp-1, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072
Sri Venkateshwara Sweetmeat Stall, Bengaluru Boasting decades of experience in the field of confectionaries, this sweet shop in Bengaluru is famous for its mouth-watering sweets and snacks. If you are looking for wholesome and authentic sweets and snacks native to Karnataka and parts of the South Indian region, like Mysore pak and obbattu, without missing a beat, we're gonna have to suggest Sri Venkateshwara Sweetmeat Stall. Address: 181, Balepet, Chikkapete, B.B.M.P, Majestic, Bengaluru
These sweet shops are known for their quality and authenticity, making them ideal places to purchase sweets and snacks for celebrating Diwali in these cities. Remember to check their Diwali specials and place your orders in advance to ensure you get your favourite treats during the festive season.
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