Pune has a platter full of eating places. You will never encounter any problem of eating out in Pune. The city has ample restaurants offering cuisines ranging from Indian to Chinese and Italian to Continental. On one hand you will get 5-course meal along with proper ambiance while on the other you will also get roadside foods. So what to eat in Pune is entirely your decision but as far as the food is concerned you will never be disappointed. You will always get your desired cuisine in Pune. So try your hand at some of the specialty foods while you are in Pune.
Here is the list of places where you can enjoy Pune delicacies:
Sizzlers at Yana
For all sizzler fans in Pune, check out Yana Sizzlers and Wok, an awesome place to eat and dine with your loved ones. Yana Sizzlers and Wok is located in Gold Adlabs Mall in Kalyani Nagar very near to Koregaon Park as well. They also have their outlets in FC Road and Shivajnagar. Sizzler Lovers who keep coming to Pune from Mumbai for hang out or any other purpose, the good news is that Yana Sizzlers and Wok has opened in Mumbai recently. They offer you prompt service with amazing sizzlers. The menu includes a variety of sizzler options along with Thai Dishes and cool deserts. The ambience is also refreshing with soft lights around.
Misal at Bedekar
Bedekar Misal, located in Shagun Chawk is famous for Puneri food Misal since 50 years. The food options in the menu includes Misal paav, Sabudana Khichadi, Kokam Sharbat, Butter milk and potato wada. The place is small but very clean and hygienic. If you are planning to check out the place during the weekends do reserve a table to avoid the rush. Do visit the place or you may feel that you have missed the old and famous miscal in Pune.
Maharashtrian thali at Sharvaree / Shabree / Durvankur / Sukanta
No better place to find an authentic Maharashtrian thali than at the Shabree and Sharvaree Restaurants- part of the Parichay Hotels and Restaurants. Located at 1199/1A FC Road 411004, on the corner of the famous Ferguson College Road, Sharvaree is upstairs and famous for traditional Maharashtrian ‘thalipeeth’. Located downstairs is Shabree, multicuisine but specializes in Maharashtrian thali. Other than thaali, menu card includes the option of a quick bite sandwich, South Indian delicacies, authentic Chinese cuisine, traditional Maharashtrian dishes and much loved Punjabi preparations. The food tastes good and the restaurant is hygienic, clean and ambiance is pleasant. Durvankar is another food joint that specializes in thaali category. It is located in Tilak Road,Hathi Ganpathi Chowk, Pune-411030. The thaali costs about Rs 175 and includes lots of options in veggies, dals, rice, chappati of two or three varieties and even pickles and papads. On Sundays the meal prices Rs 200 and includes sweet items. Sukanta is positioned by the riverside in Deccan near Z Bridge off JM road Pune, and offers an amazing thaali for a sum of Rs 150.
Pithla Bhakri at Sinhgad
Eatables are available inside the fort and the quality of food is also very lovely. Pitla and Bhakri with Thecha is the most loved food among the visitors. Other than this Curd from Mataka and Bhaji are also very popular. Take a delight in the pure rural dishes of Maharashtra while visiting to the awesome and one of the prominent forts of Maharashtra, Sinhagad.
South Indian cuisine at Vaishali / Roopali / Wadeshwar
Vaishali is a popular restaurant among the student community of Pune. Located at shivajinagar, Fergusson College Road, Vashali serve Puneites with south Indian delicacies over 40 years. Their menu card also includes chaats, sev puri dahi puri and many other local favorite dishes. However the south Indian foods have remained free from any local influences. Every dish in Vaishali is special. The price factor is average and the ambiance is also beautiful. Roopali A few km down the road is Roopali which is again a landmark for south Indian cuisines. They are serving vada, dosa, idli, uttappams and chaats around for 55 years. Even you can try a thaali. The place is also famous for coffee. Any day wake up in the morning and take a steaming refreshing cup. Wadeshwar Wadeshwar is located at Thorle Bajirao Peshwe Road, Sadashiv Peth. This is one of the oldest breakfast hubs in the city and serves only South Indian delicacies. The restaurant is open from 7 AM to 11 AM and serves steaming idlis with chutney, masala dosas, sada dosa, thalipeeth and upma along with hot beverages like tea and coffee.
Sandwiches at Marz-O-Rin
Located at M.G.Road, Opposite to bombay stores, Pune, Marz-O-Rin is famous for sandwiches. If you are passing by M.G Road and needs refreshment then take a bite on the chutney sandwich at Marz-O-Rin. The menu includes large variety of food like pizza, berger, pastries, slush, milkshakes, ice-cream and juices. Both veg and non-veg foods are available. The quality and service is also appreciable.
Vada pav at Joshi Vadewala
Opposite Balgandharva Rangamandir, Joshi Vadewala is famous for serving Vada pav to puneites. In pune Vada pav is a popular food item and commonly found at any food joints or road side dhabas/thelas. The most famous chain in Pune for vada pav is “Joshi Wadewale”. 2 to 3 Vada pav can easily substitute a meal.
Biryani at Aba Cha Dhaba
Aba Cha Dhaba is located next to Kulkarni petrol pump, Near Alka Talkies Chowk, Laxmi Road. This is a specialty food hub for the ‘dum biryani’. Check it out for yourself the Mutton Biryani, it’s simply awesome. They have a lot of meat-based dishes along with a variety of egg preparations. Other exclusive items on the menu card include chicken sukka and paneer butter masala which stands out well with dum biriyani.
Sea food at Nisarg / Rahul
Definitely visit Nisarg as it is one of the best place to have sea food in Pune. It is located in Karve Road, Pune. It is easy to locate the restaurant because they have tried to create a coastal line ambience and have a palm tree outside as a landmark. It’s a 350-seater garden restaurant with a pleasing ambiance. The restaurant is extremely famous for its authentic Malwani seafood. They have a variety of starters, soups, main course dishes, desserts and even alcoholic beverages. They also serve breads like bhakris and ambolis and also have a menu for drinks. Their specialty is spicy Malwani food. They do serve some Punjabi, Continental and Chinese cuisine too. Rahul Rahul is located in Aundh. It is also one of the best restaurants for Sea Food in Pune. Nice ambiance, wide range of food and friendly staff make Rahul Restaurant a place worth dinning out. When you crave for sea food go with your family or friends to Rahul for mouthwatering sea food cuisines enough to fill your stomach as well as heart.
Shrewsbury biscuits Kayani Bakery
Kayani Bakery’s Shrewsbury biscuits are legendry. Everyone who comes to Pune must have one. The bakery offers different kinds of cakes, pastries, cookies, Walnut Cake and Sponge Cake and many other mouth watering bakery items. Located at East Street, camp/MG Road, Kayani Bakery is one of the oldest and most famous Bakery’s in Pune. Other than Shrewsbury biscuits they also offer coffee-biscuits and wine biscuits.
Burger at Burger King
Burger king is located at Phul Gate, Opp. Talwarkars, East Street, Camp, Pune. Another outlet is in ABC Farm, North Main Road, Koregaon Park. It’s a landmark in Pune. It’s a wonderful and authentic burger joint which maintains the quality and is affordable too. Puneites and people from outside Pune must taste the chicken burger and chicken mixed surprise. Well it may sound that the place belongs only to the non-veg population but veggies just go and try the Veg burgers and you would leave only to go again. The size of the burgers is quite big and they taste awesome. It’s a fun-to-be-there place, crowded mostly by young folks. The prices are also decent.