The Mumbai Mithai Guide | MF Guide
It’s that time of the year again! Thalis assorted with mounds of coloured powder are being prepared, ghevar has been pre-ordered, and the search for bhaang is on. We are pretty sure that while you will be running around buying colours and presents, Mithai shopping might be on top of your list!
Team MF does not want you to rack your brains on where to get the best sweets this Holi, so we present you with our guide that will sort you out for all the possible sweets you need to buy year-round!
Here are some of our FAVOURITE Mithai shops around the city.
Tewari Bros. Mithaiwala
With four outlets in Juhu, Borivali, Sion and Charni Road, this place makes us nostalgic! Definitely one of the most iconic mithai shops from the city, since childhood we have been going here for their Masala Milk, Motichoor Ladoo, Raj Kachori, Chaat and so much more! You can find some Holi special Gujiya and Thandai in store currently!
Average Cost: Rs. 600/- per kilo.
This place has 20 outlets across the city, and if you love Bengali sweets, this will be your one stop destination! We love their Mishti Doi, which you also get in super cute, mini kulhads, which look fun for laying out at a Holi party if you’re hosting one! They are preparing Ragullas in different colors especially for Holi, right from red, green, and yellow, to purple!
Average cost Rs. Rs.280/- per kilo.
Jhama sweets has outlets in Chembur, Sion, Vashi and Nerul. They are totally prepared for Holi- from Ghevar, Chandrakala, Sweet Samosa to Gujjiya, they have EVERYTHING!
Average cost: Rs. 580/- per kilo.
Shree Makhan Bhog
Some personal favourites are their Jalebi, Pedas and Samosas! They have great packaging for gifting too, so this Holi if you want to gift some Holi Special sweets like Gujiya and Ghevar head here!
Shree Gangour Sweets
Okay, we need to stop, our mouths are watering! Rich in ghee, they have some of the tastiest Laddoos and Sandesh. For Holi they have a special Thandai flavoured Kalakand and Gujiya.
Average cost: Rs. 600/- per kilo.
Panshikar is a decades old chain of traditional Maharashtrian sweets. If you haven’t tried it before, give a shot to Puran Poli, which is traditionally eaten by Maharashtrians during Holi.
Pro tip –Pair your Puran Poli with a glass of cold milk!
Bandra peeps, y’all can head here for some special Kaju sweet dishes, our favourites being Kaju Sitaphal, Kaju Monica and Kesar Kaju Katri and some mouth-watering Holi special Ghevar, Chandrakala and Pragari!
Average cost: Rs. 760/- per kilo.
Brijwasi Sweets,The Bankelal Group Est.
Since 1946, this place has been serving Mumbai’s most delectable Indian Mithai and has around 7 outlets spanning across the city! Some must-haves here are their soft Rasgullas, Moong Dal Halwa and Malai Pedas! Holi special items like Gujiya, Jalebi and Thandai will also be available this year!
Average cost: Rs. 550/- per kilo.
Chandrus Pure Ghee Sweets
Located in Seven Bunglows, this place has been iconic for years, dishing out delicious Singhare Ki Barfi and Dal Pakwan! For Holi they are armed with Chandrakala and Pragari.
Average cost: Rs. 800/- per kilo.
This place serves an assortment of iconic Gujarati food. While their snacks like dhoklas and samosas are fast moving, allow yourself to be smitten by the variety of mithai they have on display.
Pro Tip – Try to pre-order their Puran Poli, because they run out of them very early!
Their kesar pedas are iconic, and definately what you should lay your hands on, beyond the regular old Kaju Katlis and barfis. We’ve heard that they don’t use any preservatives or artificial colours in their sweets which is an added plus! For Holi this year they have Ghevar and Thandai ki Barfi that we cannot wait to try!
Average cost: Rs. 500/- per kilo.
Mumbai Central and Byculla Peeps, y’all can relish on their traditional Boondi laddoos, Malpua with Rabdi and O-MY, their Jalebis! Make sure you catch them when they are just being taken out of the kadhai – piping hot! For Holi, they are preparing special Gajar Ka Halwa and Dry-Fruit Mithai.
This sweets shop has a history attached to it that goes beyond 200 years. Here is where the local popular Mahim Halwa was first invented. This unique mithai is hyper local, and very hard to find beyond the boundaries of the city. Since here is where the original was cooked up, Joshi Budhakaka is where you should try out the Mahim Halwa if you haven’t before.
This street food and mithai shop in Lokhandwala, Chakala,Borivali and Malad is well-known for it’s Jalebis, Rasgullas, Rajasthani kachoris and Badam Milk!
Average cost: Rs. 600/- per kilo.
Now that your red mithai boxes might be packed up and ready, Happy Holi, friends!
Written by Mallika Dabke and Nidhi Mehra.