Pune is a city which is culturally alive. From mid-week entertainment, Friday night dinner to Sunday movies, the city has it all. Apart from the entertainment and culture Pune is also famous for its delicious cuisines; especially popular are the food joints which were established during the British Raj. City has several oldest of the joints where tradition and taste have been preserved carefully. These authentic food joints are a must visit place to get a taste of the authentic style of food perpetration blended with modern ambiance.
Here is the list of old and popular eating joints of Pune that have eventually become synonymous with the city:
Located on the Fergusson College Road, right opposite the Fergusson College, Vaishali is a garden restaurant very popular among the student community of Pune and attracts the entire college crowd. Because of its youthful ambience and affordable priced foods, Vaishali has become a hot hang out of Pune’s student community. You can sit inside the restaurant and order food or else sit on the open air as Vashali offers both the facility to their customers. Evening hours faces the maximum rush and it becomes difficult to find a place. Every dish is special and flavored with a distinct taste in Vaishali. Masala dosa is one of the preferred items here besides chaat items like Sev Potato Dahi Puri, available at an inexpensive price of Rs 30. The restaurant remains open from 7.30 AM to 10.45 PM.
Deccan Gymkhana club
Deccan Gymkhana club is the landmark for a small yet very popular restaurant Appas canteen. It’s a hotspot for its idlis and sabudana khichdi. In service for more than 60 years, the canteen is probably he only place in the world that refuses to change. The owner of the restaurant, fondly called Appa retained every tiny pieces of furniture along with the flavor of the food. He happily declares “nothing is changed”. Batata wada, idli, upma, sambar with sev and kanda pohe are must-tries when you visit this canteen. Matar Usal with slice is available round the year.
Good Luck Cafe
Located in Deccan Gymkhana, Good Luck is an old Irani restaurant frequented visited by film stars and college goers. Their bun maska available for Rs 10, omelette with bhurji at Rs 10 is awesome. Taste the kheema for Rs 45 and biryani which are some of the favorite items of the patrons here. Caramel Pudding is a ‘must’ try item here. Restaurant remains open from 7 AM to 11.30 PM. Serving Puneites and the tourists since 1932, this Irani hotel is known for its uniqueness in non-vegetarian fare. This hotel is known to have been visited by famous film stars including Subhash Ghai and Shabana Azmi during their struggle period.
Located in the posh locality of Koregaon Park Vaswani Nagar, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, German bakery has best German bread in Pune. It is also one of the favorite breakfast joints among the Punites. The bakery has some really yummy, unheard of treats which includes avocado roll, burger with salads and chips, kambucha, omelettes, ABC juice, feta cheese sandwich, fruit salad, Danish pastry, ingenuous chocolate cake and masala chai. It is also used as a landmark and meeting place for the people. Serving more than 20 years ago, German bakery is a must visit food joint when in Pune. The place is also known to serve good Coffee, Snack and Cake. You can find lots of spiritual people here. Ambience is good and price factor is also affordable. The place remains open from 7 AM to 11 PM.
Located at 6 M.G, Camp Cantonment, Pune in a Heritage building over 100 years old, Marz-o-rin is one of the well known fast-food establishments in Pune. Founded in 1965 by Mr. Sheriar J. Sheriyarji with only 4 items in the menu, today Marz-o-Rrin has over 150 items and is one of the most well known food joints in Pune. They have continued to serve quality foods with quick service at affordable prices. You can take away or dine in as the restaurant is capable of accommodating more than one hundred people. Some of the must tried items are rolls and burgers, sandwiches along with milkshakes, fruit drinks and ice-creams. They also have an extensive selection of whole-wheat products, hot bakes and grilled sandwhiches as well. Other items in the menu includes Chicken roll with Mayonnaise sauce which is the ‘signature dish’ here, Green chutney and tomato vegetable sandwich, Baked beans with Chicken, Macaroni, Spaghetti and cold coffee.
Located at Phul Gate, Opposite Talwarkars, East Street, Camp, Burger king is a landmark in Pune . It’s an awesome and authentic burger joint which maintains quality and is very affordable. It has another outlet in ABC Farm, North Main Road, Koregaon Park. It’s a fun-to-be-there place, crowded mostly by young folks. The prices are reasonable – mini burgers are available at Rs 25 and jumbo burgers are Rs 45. This is also one of the rare places in Pune that serves beef burgers. Besides burgers, the menu includes French fries, delicious hotdogs and an assortment of beverages. Restaurant is open from 11.30 AM to 10 PM.