Top 4 Shops For Bengali Sweets In Mumbai
If you happen to ask a Bengali about their favorite sweet, chances are that you won’t just get one name for an answer. That’s because they’ve got a lot to pick from. If you’re thinking of just rossogullas, sandesh or mishti doi, well, that’s like just scratching the tip of the iceberg.
Bengali sweets are not just unique in the way they taste, but also in the way they are prepared. Most of Bengali sweets have to be consumed immediately or on the same day that they are made, otherwise they get spoilt. So if you’re planning to give these delectables sweets a try in Mumbai, make sure you’re buying them from a sweet shop that is known for good quality of sweets. We’ve listed down the best Bengali sweet shops in the city for you, so all you need to do is find the one that is nearest to you.
1. Sweet Bengal
Sweet Bengal is a blessing for every Bengali who can’t seem to find sweets in Mumbai that match the finesse of the ones in West Bengal. Most Bengali sweets have a limited shelf life, so only the sweet shops that sell the freshest ones give you the authentic taste. Sweet Bengal may have more than 20 branches in the city, but sweets for all of them are supplied from their central kitchen in Dadar, where they are freshly made every day.
Apart from the usual offerings of rossogulla, chom chom, rosomalai and kala gulab jamun, they have unique varieties in each of these sweets. Kesar Sondesh, Ice-cream Sondesh, and Kheer Samosa are some of the most popular specialties there.
Where: Powai, Bandra West, Veera Desai Road, Thane, Andheri West, Malad West, Chembur, Kandivali East, Goregaon East, Mahim, Borivali West, Vile Parle, CBD-Belapur, Vashi, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Tardeo
2. Sandesh Bengali Sweets
Sandesh Bengali Sweets was one of the first sweet shops in the city to introduce Mumbaikars to the goodness of chamcham and kala jamun. It’s been there for years, so loyal customers vouch for it, but in the recent times, some people have also complained that the quality and the standard is not as great as it was before.
If you’re planning to go there, make sure you don’t miss out on their malai sandwich, rasmalai and angoori basundi; they are highly recommended! Their newly added chaat section has also been doing brisk business, so if you’ve had a bit too many sweets, balance it out with a plate of sevpuri or pani puri.
Where: 95 Dharmeshwar, TH Kataria Marg, Matunga West
3. Brijwasi Bengali Sweets
Brijwasi Bengali Sweets’ menu is almost as long as the queue in their shop! From motichur laddoos made out of pure ghee to special barfis and pedas made from fresh milk, they have so much variety that even the pickiest sweet-eater will love. Their Bengali sweets go beyond the usual famous varieties — they also have Chenna Kheer, Cheena Lachcha, Kesarvati, and Vishnu Bhog.
Their Seasonal Fruit Rasmalai is a unique variety that often gets overlooked amongst the popular sweets, but it is really delightful! Along with sweets, they also have Batata Wada, Punjabi Samosa, Onion Kachori, Nadiyadi Chivda and other kinds of snacks that you can munch on.
Where: Goregaon, Malad
4. Satkar Sweets
Satkar Sweets’ Bengali delights are limited in variety, but all of them look really alluring. Their Sitaphal Basundi, Pakija, Rabri and Lamba Jamun are the best picks from the Bengali sweets rack, but if you’ve got a sweet tooth that won’t be satisfied with just this much, look onto the other side of the store.
Mango Pak, Gulab Pak, Kalakand, Malai Barfi, Strawberry Pie, Boondi Pak, Ice-cream Halwa, Mango Shrikhand and more — it’s really a wonderland of Indian sweets! They’ve also taken care of your midnight hunger pangs and have stocked their shelves with nachos, chips, potato fritters, masala sev, aloo bhujia, khakhra and other farsan items.
Where: 5/B, Shanti Sadan, LT Road, Station Road, Mulund East
We’ve already covered the best sweet shops in Mumbai before too, but is there any other hidden gem of a sweet shop that we’re missing out on? Share with us your suggestions and recommendations in the comments section below.
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