India has quite a lot of sweet lovers. Talking about Mumbai, in the past few years, with the introduction of sophisticated French patisseries and all the growing fandom behind eating healthy, we moved towards western desserts. In the whole process, the Indian Mithais somehow lost their charm. However, with time, the dessert scene is now moving back to appreciating the traditional Indian sweets and we are nothing but happy!
India is a gold mine of sweets with thousands of Mithai recipes. What brings it all together is the hard work and love that goes into carefully making each piece of these beautiful sweets. Sweet making is a very precise and long process. Perfection can only be achieved with years of experience and only a true craftsman at heart can ensure perfection in every single bite.
Being a melting pot of cultures, Mumbai is home to people from different regions of the country. It also has a good number of highly skilled Halwais who have been serving amazing Mithais to the people of the city. Here we are listing some of the best places in Mumbai where you can find good quality Indian Mithais!
1. Shree Gangour Sweets, Juhu
If you're a total sucker for everything sweet and fried from Mithais to Samosas and Jalebis, then you must pay a visit to Gangour sweets in Juhu. Located near Copper Chimney at Gulmohar Cross Road, Shree Gangour serves good quality sweets that are absolute melt in the mouth. You will be impressed with their huge varieties of sweets, most particularly Bengali sweets. Their speciality sweets are Milk Cake, Kaju Kesar Katli, Kesar Rasmalai, Moong dal Halwa and Malpua which are going to blow you completely!
With the wide variety of sweets, they also serve sandwiches, Dosa, Pasta, Pav Bhaji, Pulav, Chaat and Snacks. Best Part? The prices are highly pocket-friendly and you can go enjoy a lot of food while you'd need to shell out less money than you would normally expect a Juhu eaterie to charge. What else do we need, Right?
2. Bombay Sweet Shop, Byculla East
Well if there's any place that has redefined Indian sweets in Mumbai and has given it a completely contemporary makeover, then it has to be Bombay Sweet Shop in Byculla. Their menu which is a vision of the legendary chef Floyd Cardoz reflects the chef's unique perspective of looking at heritage Indian Mithais. If anyone ever wants to enjoy gourmet Mithais in Mumbai then Bombay Sweet Shop should be first on their list.
A 100 percent vegetarian and 100 percent gluten-free establishment, Bombay Sweet Shop has taken over the Mithai places scene in Mumbai with their unique flavors, artisan approach, and hygiene practices. Some of their bestselling desserts include Kaju Marzipan Bon Bon, Kaapi Pak, Dulce De Leche Peda, Nolen Gur, and Coconut Kheer Kadam, and the most delicious Coconut Caramel Patissa Bars.
That's about the Mithais. But it'd be a bad idea if we don't mention how they've shown their expertise in the aesthetics as well. From the décor to their cute packaging and even their website, everything has a very modern Indian sorta vibe to it. It also ensures that to celebrate the contemporary side of it, they don't forget the Indianness in everything. Bombay Sweet Shop is an experience and you gotta visit it to know what we're talking about.
3 . Tewari Bros. Mithaiwala, multiple outlets
Remember those sweet shops you used to go to as a child with your mum, peep through the glass panel, and get mesmerized with the colorful sweet fair? Well, this is exactly one of those. Tewari Bros. Mithaiwalas has become a famous name all over the city through its different outlets spread all across. It is a go-to for snacks, Dosa, and of course, Mithais! They are experts in Bengali sweets and we can't begin to express how their Chhena-laid sweets are! Just so delicious and soulful!
The must-haves from their Mithai section are Kaju Katli, Sandesh, Cham Cham, and Rasgulla. This place is a Mithai lover's paradise and takes one back to the old days when things were simpler and we all used to wait for our parents to get some Kaju Katli at home so that we'd quietly sneak into the refrigerator and finish it all!
4. D. Damodar Mithaiwala, Dadar East
Located at Harganga Mahal in Dadar East, D. Damodar Mithaliwala is a legendary name for good-quality sweets, Farsan, and snacks in Mumbai. Known for its wide variety of Halwa, Peda, and Laddoo, this place serves simplicity in its food. Their Dudhi Halwa and Mumbai Halwa are just so good that it melts in the mouth with their richness. Khajuri, Mysore Pak, Besan Laddoo, special Badam Pista Halwa, and Kesar Pista Halwa are some of the must-haves from the menu. Being a Mithai lover, you just miss this place in Mumbai.
5. Brijwasi Sweets, multiple locations
One name that has been one of the tops in sweet shops of Mumbai, is Brijwasi Sweets. It has spread its charm and deliciousness across different locations in the city and if a Mumbaikar loves sweets, he would recommend you Brijwasi as one of the best hubs for Mithais. Some of their bestselling sweets include Malai Cake, Mathura Peda, Blueberry Cheese Burfi, shrikhand, Kaju Mango Roll, and Raj Bhog.
6. Sweet Bengal, multiple locations
Well, we know a place has good sweets if it has both "Sweet" and "Bengal" in its name! Sweet Bengal has been selling some of the most delicious and authentic Bengali sweets to Mumbai for years. Their Chhena-laid desserts are the ultimate form of indulgence and take us right to the streets of Bengal.
Opened its doors in 1995, Sweet Bengal is one of the first sweet shops to glorify the charm of Bengali sweets in Mumbai. Now it has over 22 outlets in the city. All the Mithais are prepared in a single confection centre ensuring consistency and authenticity. Over the years, Sweet Bengal has only seen growth and won several accolades for the outstanding quality of sweets that they serve.
Some of the sweets that you can't miss at Sweet Bengal include Mishti Doi, Nolen Gurer Roshogulla, Labanga Latika, Kanchagola, Langcha, and Gurer Malai Chom Chom.
7. Onyyx Mithai, Ghatkopar East
A place that Ghatkopar people always trust when it comes to amazing Indian Mithais, is Onyyx Mithai. Their menu has a good blend of traditional Indian Mithais and some of them with a slight Firangi touch. They are all included in the "Fancy Products" section of the menu. Our top recommendations from the menu include Tobbler Nut, Gulab Ball, Kaju Anar, Peru, and Chandi.
8. Gulati's, Andheri East
Located in the busy Mahakali Road in Andheri East, Gulati's is reputed for its sweets and snacks all over Mumbai. Starting in the year 1990, this sweet joint has been serving delicious Mithais which are very special to the locals.
Along with delicious sweets, this place has been service mouth-watering Chole Bhature. With a lingering aroma of spices and fried snacks, one can never leave this restaurant without trying out some of the dishes. Once they do, there's no stopping! Their bestselling sweets include Motichoor Laddoo, Kaju Katli, Kaju Pista Roll, Malai Peda, and Kesar Peda.
With the mind-blowing taste, their affordable rates are one of the major reasons why this place is loved by the local working-class people and students from Andheri. So don't forget to visit Gulati's when you are in Andheri the next time.
9. Shabbir's Tawakkal Sweets, Mohammed Ali Road
Well, the charm of Mumbai is unmissable during the month of Ramadan. Especially in the places like Mahim, Bandra East, and South Mumbai, the glitz and glam are worth a glance and the foodies of the city just can't try all the Iftaar delicacies. With the beautiful savouries, there are a lot of sweet items that are enjoyed in Iftaar and one of the best places serving Iftar sweets is Shabbir's Tawakkal Sweets at the much-celebrated culinary hub of Mohammed Ali Road. Their Phirni is to die for and it's not just us, even Salman Khan loves this place!
10. Jhama Sweets, Multiple outlets
Chatpata Chaats and the most delicious sweets, Jhama has it all. Unleash your inner Mithai monster at Jhama Sweets and we know that you won't be disappointed a bit. Most loved dishes include Gulab Jamun, Dry Fruit Laddoo and their Motichoor Laddoo.