Known as an education hub, Pune is no less than a heaven for foodies. Due to several IT companies getting settled in this liveable place, it has automatically given birth to so many food joints. Amidst this, it has given rise to a variety of street food. Today, in every nook and corner you find some scrumptious street food in Pune. Moreover, in the evening you can relish some tempting dishes at roadside tapris too! Besides, its monsoon so, savoring these delicacies is a win-win situation. So, hereby I am listing some of the best street foods in Pune which you must enjoy, especially in monsoon.
This is one of the best street foods in Pune. It is the desi burger for people who can’t afford. This particular street food is found in every small and big food joint. The potato sabji dipped in gram flour (besan) and accompanied by pav makes it a heavenly dish. Moreover, if it is served immediately after frying, then you are surely going to be elated. So, leave all your work and enjoy hot-piping wada pav accompanied by a cutting chai.
Misal pav is a staple diet of every Maharashtrian. Besides, misal pav is popular street food in Pune too. I can personally go to any lengths to relish awesome misal pav. Misal Pav is made out of matki (moth beans) which is accompanied by pav (bread), farsan, onion, tomato, and hot tarri. And if you are a lover of spicy food, then you must try misal in Pune.
With the arrival of monsoons, fried eateries become a requisite especially bhajji. Kanda (onion) bhajji, potato bhajji, spinach bhajji, chili bhajji are some of the favorites. But the winner amongst this is kanda bhajji and especially khekada bhajji. Khekada bhajji looks like a crab so the name and it is a little different from the usual kanda bhajji. This bhajji can be relished at home as well as on roadside tapris accompanied by hot piping tea.
Places to visit: Any roadside tapri but Buvachi Misal‘s bhajji is mind-boggling.
Pani puri is a native of North India but it is now one of the most popular street foods in Pune. Many restaurants serve pani puri and its variety. But I like to relish pani puri at the thelas (hand cart). With this, you may try other varieties like shev puri, SPDP, ragda puri, masala puri and much more.
Pav Bhaji holds a special place in the hearts of the masses. It is the favorite street food in Pune. The bhaji made out of smashed veggies topped with Amul butter and accompanied with a loaf of bread, onions, tomatoes, cucumber is apt for meals and snacks. Most importantly, pav bhaji is a savior for cooking moms and wives.
Kacchi Dabeli is a perfect substitute for pav bhaji. Moreover, this street food in Pune is quite economical for students and job seekers. Smashed vegetables stuffed in pav and garnished with peanuts and pomegranate seeds is a great treat to relish. Many local joints serve this dish topped with loads of butter and cheese. But the local Rajasthanis make the best ones.
Places to visit: Shri Swami Samarth Kachchi Dabeli and a small thela at Rasta Peth.
These are my favorite street food in Pune. And you may also add samosa, momos, bhel and sponge dosa to this list. But all these street food in Pune are incomplete without a cutting chai. So, don’t forget to enjoy tea with a slurp. Also, the above list is an all-time favorite. Apart from this, if you wish to add delicacies, then don’t forget to comment below!