In today's fast-paced world, we often forget the little things in life that bring us joy. These things take us to a time when life was simpler. One such thing is the bakery culture of Mumbai's Bandra area.
Ever since baked goodies became easier to obtain online or at local stores, the number of people going out of the way to get food from a local bakery drastically went down. While this is the case in most parts of Mumbai, Bandraites stuck to their age-old traditions of going to bakeries. A warm baked treat is soul satisfying and you wouldn't know what the feeling is until you've had a warm, aromatic Mawa cake straight out of an oven at one of these bakeries. While the number of bakeries in Bandra has gone down, there are still a few that have been serving the people of Bandra for decades.
As a kid who has grown up in the suburbs of Mumbai, I had been a regular at some of these bakeries as a kid. I was always excited to go to Bandra because my parents often stopped at places where we could have pastries, chicken puffs and rolls. But as I grew up, I had almost stopped visiting bakeries and Bandra. Once in a blue moon, I would end up at Hearsch bakery with my friends to eat their famous chicken burgers but that's about it.