Baklava,a gift from Turkey to the world, continues to grow with its varieties and garners adulation every day. The hallmarks of these filo-dough treats, stacked with butter and sugar syrup, lie in their golden hue, fresh aroma and that perfect crunch when you break into one with a fork. For National Baklava Day—whether you are looking to treat yourself, conclude a hearty family meal on a sweet note or simply celebrate the special day— we bring you a compiled list of places in Mumbai that specialise in the crispy, flaky treat.
The Baklava Box
For your discerning, baklava-loving friend, these curated boxes are perfect because they're opulent, indulgent and brimming with a large variety of handmade flavours. From assorted pistachios, almond tart, pistachio kunafa, Burma cashew, pyramid baklava and classic walnut to chocolate baklava, you'll be spoilt for choice.
This cafe specialises in over 15 types of authentic and handcrafted Turkish baklava made by culinary experts trained in Gaziantep, the baklava capital of Turkey. From fistik, fendik, sobiyet, ankara, kaju, ceviz, midye to kunefe, these oven-baked goodies are worthy of our gluttony.
Address: Taj Building, 210, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Rd, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
End your indulgent brunch or dinner at this fine-dine space inside St Regis Mumbai, with their in-house special baklava that boasts of homemade whipped ricotta and comes looking pretty with toasted pistachios.
Steeped in the goodness of finest ingredients, this place offers a wide range of varieties in Turkish baklava. From pistachio, cocoa pistachio, cocoa walnut, hazelnut, midye, bulbul, cimcik pistachio, cimcik walnut to cimcik hazelnut, these delights pay a homage to Persia, courtesy of Chef Metin Kılıç.
From pistachio, kaju, flower, hazelnut-walnut rings to edh-al-bulbul and warbat to assorted baklava and premium boxes and Turkish carrot slice baklava, make a pitstop at this dessert joint in Mohammed Ali Road for a taste of OG baklava.
Address: Shop 4 A, Bandukwala Compound, Near Metropolis Laboratories, Mohammad Ali Road, Mumbai
House of Kunafa
Their Nusret baklava is the queen of baklavas that's freshly baked and generously filled with premium pistachios. Another delight is their double creamy warabat that's sure to leave an unforgettable taste on your palates.
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