The Spanish call it La Comida, the French call it La Nourriture and the Germans call it Das Essen. It’s something that we all can’t live without. And that is, Food!
The Punekars/Puneris are a lucky bunch as Pune is a kingdom of bistros. No dearth of restaurants or cafés to savor a lovely meal or to just grab a quick bite. So here’s a list of eat out joints you got to visit when you make a trip to the famously called Oxford of the East – Pune!
Are you a Brekkie? – Breakfast joints!
Featured under the Great Breakfast collections in Zomato, Dario’s, is famous for its Italian ‘Vegetarian’ cuisine. “The emphasis at Dario’s is on simple, fresh, home-cooked food, as if prepared in an Italian home, Cooked With LoveTM ”, says Dario.
With 2 outlets open in Pune, one at Koregaon Park, famously called KP and the other at Fatima Nagar, Dario’s is sure catching the hearts of many with just the vegetarian appeal.
Go and savor their famous crepes and nachos and you’ll surely plan a trip again there.
Famous for its European and American cuisine and its sinful Desserts, The Flour Works, features as one of the Great Breakfast collection places in Pune. With a lovely outdoor and indoor setting, nestled in Kalyani Nagar, the ambience gives you a comfy and cozy feeling. You can glance at some of their sinful desserts displayed at their counter and also their baked bread assortments. Enjoy the exquisite meal with a great cup of coffee / tea while the soft music on their playlist soothes your ears.
Satiate those Hunger Pangs at an unbelievable price!
Burger King Burgers can beat all the other burgers in town, hands down! Have them with their cold coffee and your taste buds will feel heavenly. Don’t go by the look of this place, located Off East Street, Camp; this joint is one crowded place during peak lunch, snack, and dinner time. You’ll be amazed at the size of the burger and further flabbergasted at the price they come for. This pocket friendly food makes it a college students favorite eating joint. Take delight in their Mini & Jumbo Chicken Burger, Chicken Salami Roll and Chicken sausage surprise. For the veggies out there, there’s a menu for you too. It’s worth a try!
From Iraani chai to bun omelette and paneer burji to caramel pudding, this place is a legendary Iranian café established way back in 1935. Simple yet delicious food, its affordable pricing and its long standing structure makes it a definite must visit place in Pune. The street where it is situated is called Goodluck Chowk at Deccan Gymkhana. Come and appreciate the simple things in life like bun maska with tidbits of tooties frooties and some Iraani chai, and you’ll definitely want more of it every day.
Take me to the Bakers Shop – Bakery!
Your trip to Pune is incomplete, if you don’t visit, Kayani Bakery. Almost synonym to the city of Pune; Kayani Bakery is a legendary Parsi bakery that serves the best mouthwatering cakes and Shrewsbury biscuits. It’s almost a sin if you don’t come back home with a packet of Shrewsbury biscuits. The bakery offers different kinds of cakes, pastries, cookies, walnut cakes, sponge cakes, coffee biscuits, and wine biscuits too. Nestled opposite Victory Theatre, East Street, Camp; the bakery is open from 7:30am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 8:00pm and closed on Sundays. So plan your trip to one of the famous bakery of town keeping their timing in mind.
Featured in the Coffee & Conversations and Great Breakfast Collections of Zomato, German Bakery is the place to be, to spend a great evening with friends and close ones. Bustling with energy and life, you must try out their Red Velvet cake, Kheema Pav, and the Mango cheesecake. Located in the city’s elite locality, Koregaon Park (KP), this place is a favorite hang out zone for many.
The aroma of the freshly brewed beer is what greets you as you walk into, The 1st Brewhouse – The Corinthians. Located in NIBM Annex, Kondhwa, the interiors of the restaurant has barrels as tables which looks great for an evening meet up and their outdoor setting is indeed appealing.
Take a peep into their microbrewery that produces their famous handcrafted beers. One can try out their ‘Happy Hours’ from 5pm to 7pm too.
Independence Brewing Company located at Mundhwa Road, Koregaon Park is another Microbrewing company that impresses not only your taste buds but also your eyes. Well planned ambience that creates the perfect setting for a great time with friends and may be a casual business meal with some drinks. Come and enjoy their ‘Happy Hours’ from Monday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm. They also offer Sunday Brunch, where one can sit down, relax, sip in some beer and have a great meal.
Known as the youngest and coolest restaurant in town, 11 East Street Café, serves you some great Continental, Italian, North Indian, Chinese and many other cuisines. As one walks in to the restaurant, you’re greeted by their Red Bus which has seating within it too, to enjoy a great meal; a sure way to keep kids engaged too. They have some amazing deals on offer like
The Brunch Royale – Sunday brunch with unlimited mocktails/beer/liquor, Grill It Thursdays – where your choice of meat and sauce is grilled live for you to enjoy, Live Fridays – live entertainment 8pm onwards, and so on. Come take a ride in the red bus at 11 East street Café situated at 11, East Street, Camp, Pune.
Nestled at Moledina Road, Camp Area, Pune, The Place – Touche The Sizzler, has a classic old world appeal with wooden interiors. You’ll find the most sumptuous sizzlers in town at this place from Chicken Steak in Barbeque sauce to Chicken Piri Piri Shashlik, it is definitely a must try. Always make a reservation before you visit them to guarantee a table. Your pockets won’t feel cheated once you’ve had your spectacular sizzler and the amazing service on offer. Go try!
If it’s one of those lazy days when you don’t feel like going out to find scrumptious food, simply order a pizza along with some garlic bread and make use of Dominos offers to crack an incredible deal!
In the whole of Maharashtra Puneri Misal is one of the spiciest misla dishes. No one can resist from plunging into this plate of Misal made of gravy with peas and lentils with a crunchy munchy topping of fried munchies known as Farsan. A squeeze of lime with Chopped onions and hot pav, makes the dish even tastier. Don’t go with the ambiance of the stall but enjoy the dish to the fullest. You can find the stall at Munjabacha Bol, Nera Patrya Maruti Temple, Narayan Peth, Off Budhwar Peth. Two people can have the stomach full in just ₹200. You would get them open from 8 am to 7 pm.
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You may be a Maharashtrian or not, but is sure to become the fan of this famous eat- out joint in Pune called Shabree. The dish is predominated by the typical Maharashtrian flavor which is served with flat bread called Thalipeeth, bharleli bhangi, aamti, batatachi bhaji, varaan bhat, sabudana kichdi and last but not the least shrikhand and buttermilk an authentic Maharashtrian desert. This food joint can be easily located as a wing of the Parichay Hotel situated at 1199/1A, FC Road. Being it a bit costly you can have the sumptuous amount in around ₹800.
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Adventure clubbed with great taste can only be achieved when you take the sport to climb up the Sinhagad Fort in Pune. Your appetite after climbing to the fort is justifiably satisfied with the great Maharashtrian taste served right inside the fort. A whole lot of Maharashtrian options like pithla bhakri, thecha, zunka bhakar, gawti kombdi, served with roti and bhaat. Your monsoon evenings are going to get a really different dimension with the Masala Cha they have to serve you. You need not go anywhere for the taste but right inside the fort, you may have them between the timing 6 am to 7 pm. Its a good low budget point suitable for every pocket.
No need to control your craving for food when you are here in the Amruteshwar food joint. The point that makes this eatery a different one is its serving time. You post-midnight hunger is well satiated with the typical Maharashtrian Kaande and Pohe served here in Amruteshwar between 3 am to 11 pm. If you are a party lover, your craze can also be satisfied with all kinds of local favorites. You need to be very early to reach the spot because the dishes are sold out like hot cake and gets finished in no time. It is in Apex Colony, Warje Malwadi Road, Erandwane and can have your full in just ₹300.
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Your yearning for desserts and sweet dishes will get repleted to the brim with the 100% vegetarian and natural ice creams prepared at Sujata Mastani, the most happening cool point in the city. With its successful 50 years history you can dip your tongue deep into the special Mastani milkshake which has dried fruits with a dollop of ice cream to cool down your body heat in just moments. You also need not travel much to reach this outlet since it has multiple stores now opened up at Viman Nagar, Sadashiv Peth, East Street and Aundh. Reach out by 11 am till 11 pm and enjoy all that they have to serve for you.
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Vada Pav being one typical Maharashtrian dish can never be a better taste to your tongue than the ones from the Garden Vada Pav Centre. One of the city’s favorite points since years, the food court was started by Kashinath Naiku way back in 1972. The joint is being successful catering great taste by the three generations of family for over four decades now. Don’t listen from others but take the taste by yourself today by visiting the center at 48 And 949, Buttee Street, Camp Cantonment, Camp Area within 9 am to 10 pm at a very cheap rate of just ₹100 for two.
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The street foods of Maharashtra are equally famous and when served in a great ambiance with style and fervour, you gonna love it to the last drop for sure. Kalyan Bhel is such a point for the food lovers all over the world which nobody can afford missing in a lifetime. The combination of a sweet, hot and tangy recipe of Bhel and chaat has not only won hearts of many common countrymen but also attracted celebrities in and around Mumbai & Pune. The awesomeness of the bhel is doubled up with the toppings of crispy puri, crunchy kurmura and chutney. The popularity of the food joint has forced them to open up outlets in different places like Baner, Bivewadi, Kondhwa, Hinjewadi and many others.
One interesting dish that every young and old love to get drowned into is a platter of Sizzlers. The famous Bounty’s Sizzlers are a breed of unique sizzler serving restaurant chain in the whole of Pune today offering a whole variety of fish, beef and vegetables cooked carefully on hot iron griddles and served with a variety of fresh spices and sauces. Service, decor, taste, ambiance all together it would give you a real pleasant experience and a reason for you to visit Pune again and again. The address is quite easy to remember: Bounty’s, Shop No. 14/15, Landmark Garden, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra.
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When apart from taste you would look to have something innovative and creative in decoration and serving the address is Malaka Spice, Opposite Oxford Properties, Lane Number 5, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra. All the menus are fresh and unusual. Celebrity chef, Chef Cheeru designed a dish for the restaurant which has become a signature dish of the place loved by its visitors outstandingly. Note the address for your next visit: Malaka Spice, Opposite Oxford Properties, Lane Number 5, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra.
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High-quality world cuisine is the specialization that the Sen5es serves its customers on a daily routine. The comfortable modern setting of the restaurant brings in customers from different strata all over the world. Among the favorite servings, the fresh caesar salad, chips and lightly battered fish, rustic tomato, and basil soup and the juicy American T-bone steak is something that is loved by customers national and international. Visit them with friends and family at 81, Mundhwa Koregaon Park, Pingale Wasti, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune, Maharashtra.
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Best Places to Eat in Pune
|The Flour Works
||Off East Street, Camp
||Goodluck Chowk at Deccan Gymkhana
|The 1st Brewhouse – The Corinthians
||NIBM Annex, Kondhwa
|Independence Brewing Company
||Mundhwa Road, Koregaon Park
|11 East Street Café
||East Street, Camp
|The Place – Touche The Sizzler
||Moledina Road, Camp Area
||East Street, Camp
||Mundhwa Koregaon Park, Pingale Wasti
||Opposite Oxford Properties, Lane Number 5, Meera Nagar
||Shop No. 14/15, Landmark Garden, Kalyani Nagar
|Garden Vada Pav Centre
||Buttee Street, Camp Cantonment, Camp Area
||Viman Nagar, Sadashiv Peth
||Apex Colony, Warje Malwadi Road, Erandwane
|Sinhagad Fort Stalls
||Parichay Hotel, FC Road
||Munjabacha Bol, Nera Patrya Maruti Temple, Narayan Peth