“Bread is the only thing possibly eaten by all people, irrespective of their races, religion, culture, etc.”
The thing about bread is, it demands to be eaten. The ingredients are as simple as flour, water, salt and yeast. Yet, breads taste different everywhere. No matter who you are, you love bread. And if you don’t, you haven’t had the right ones yet. To share with you the right ones, here are some of the best bakeries around Mumbai, for you to get your share of paradise!
What to try: Brioche, Four Grain
Location: Prabhadevi, Kemps Corner, Fort, Bandra
Phone: +91 67431313 (Prabhadevi)
These ‘artisan’ bread bakers have rocked the city with their fresh breads. There are more than 30 types of ‘breads’, which are absolutely chemical and preservative free. Some of them are Four Grain, Challah, Brioche and Pain Aux Cereales. This is what you’ve been waiting for!
What to try: Cupcakes, Lemon Tart, Red Velvet Cheesecake
Location: Powai, Colaba, Bandra, Andheri, BKC, Goregaon, Peddar Road
Phone: 022 2830101 (Colaba)
We all know Theobroma, and we all looove it. This pretty bakery is a beaut inside out. Known for their toothsome cupcakes, Theobroma is a treat to the eyes and the taste buds.
What to try: Spring Roll, Plain Croissant, Sponge Cakes
Location: Hill Road, Bandra
Phone: 022 2643 5361
Takes quite a detective to find this place. But once found, this is where you will wish you lived. Absolutely pocket friendly, this place has loads to offer. Not a fancy bakery. But hey, who wouldn’t prefer sitting on a bark of tree and enjoying some nature amidst the busiest city ever!
What to try: All breads
Location: Lower Parel, Ghatkopar
Phone: 022 6642 8444 (Ghatkopar)
I’m sorry, but you should be ashamed, if you haven’t visited The Rolling Pin. This place is a bakery that totally justifies a bakery. It has everything you want. And trust me, one visit isn’t enough. They have a long rack filled with all kinds of bread. Just, paradise!
What to try: Cakes, Doughnuts, Nachos
Phone: 098203 26611
This is a gem. You can actually order anything here and still walk out with a smile. It is, as Zomato quotes, ‘a vegetarian’s heaven’. They don’t just sell breads, but give out combinations in the form of a dish, so you can enjoy there and then! (Also note, this is not a bakery, but has amazing bakery items)
What to try: Ricotta Cheese Mousse Cake, Butter Croissants
Location: JW Marriott, Juhu
Phone: 022 6693 3000
Needless to say anymore, this bakery is a section of JW Marriott, Juhu. You cannot expect perfection anywhere else, if you can’t find it here. Not so pocket friendly, this bakery is worth the guilt.
What to try: Puffs, Croissants, Muffins
Location: Hill Road, Bandra
Phone: 022 26422
This is the landmark you will use to get to Hearsch Bakery, and will just end up getting your fix here. The bakery smells of freshly baked breads and cakes all the time. It is one of the most famous and authentic bakeries in Bandra. Being pretty good on the pocket, this place is a must try!
“Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.”- Hedy Lamarr
Now that the beauty has said it, go get your cheesecake, right now!