10 Iconic Mithaiwalas In India Serving The Best Kalakand, Barfi & Sweets For Decades!

by Nikkita Madan | Wed Jun 14 2017 | 1008 Views

Of late, India has been witnessing a surge of internationally inspired bakeries. However, in the midst of these novel new shops, some of the country’s iconic and legendary shops continue to shine. After all, a rasgullla loaded with sugar syrup or a pillowy soft gulab jamun will never cease to flatter Indian taste buds. Right? So here’s a toast to all the authentic sweet shops in India that continue to stand proudly in this game of desserts.

1. Bhim Chandra Nag in Kolkata

Bhim Chandra Nag is Kolkata’s oldest and the most legendary of sweet shops. Not only do they master the art of traditional Bengali dishes, but also serve them with a new spin of their own. Think of Chocolate Sandesh, Butterscotch Sandesh, Mango Sandesh and they’ve got it all. How cool is that? 

Head to 5, Nirmal Chandra St, Chandni Chawk, Bow Bazaar, Kolkata

Say hello at 033 2212 0465

Pay INR 100 for two people (approx)

2. Kuremal Kulfi Wala in Delhi

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Kuremal kulfi wala is one of the best-hidden gems in Old Delhi. The kulfi served here is stuffed with actual fruits. Can you imagine? To top it all, they’ve got really offbeat flavours like Anar Kulfi, Jamun Kulfi, Paan Kulfi and the like. 

Head to 526, Bazar Sita Ram, Near Chawri Bazar 

Say hello at 011 23232430

Pay INR 200 for two people (approx) 

3. Chappan Bhog in Lucknow

Winning people over with their sweet and namkeen offerings since 1992 is Chhapan Bhog in Lucknow. There’s no seating here, but the service is super quick and the desserts are drool worthy. They’re known for the dry fruit collection, Kaju Barfi, Mewa Bites and Golden Gujiya. Their chaats are also famous for that thick yoghurt and malai-filled lassi.

Head to 311-312, Apna Bazaar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Say hello at 09415115656

Pay INR 300 for two people (approx)

Explore Chappan Bog 

4. Suleman Mithaiwala in Mumbai 

This famous Mithai shop was born 80 years ago and is now looked after by Suleman’s sons. The offerings here include aflatoon products, Mawa Sweets, Bengali sweets, pastries and all things sweet. Suleman Mithaiwala gives special importance to cleanliness and makes sure that each dish is made in a hygienic environment. 

Head to No. 41F/G, Mohammed Ali Rd, Mumbai

Say hello at 098217 90716

Pay INR 300 for two people (approx)

Explore Suleman Mithaiwala 

5. Kaleva in Delhi

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Historically famous for the sweet offerings, Kaleva can beat any sweet shop of the present day. Even Haldirams. It’s a one stop shop destination for all the festival feasts. The desserts here are prepared almost every day, which is precisely why people love this place so much. When here, do try the Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halwa amongst other sumptuous eats. 

Head to 109, Bangla Saheb Marg, Gole Market

Say hello at 011 23365125

Pay INR 350 for two people (approx) 

Explore Kaleva 

6. Gopal in Chandigarh 

If there’s one sweet shop that dominates the beautiful city of Chandigarh, then it’s Gopal. Hailing from Patiala, this sweet shop opened its first shop in Sector 8 of Chandigarh and soon it got the whole city under its delicious magical spell. Gopal’s sweets are extremely reliable and always become a part of all the occasions the city hosts, big or small. 

Head to Gopal 

Say hello at Gopal 

Pay INR 500 for two people (approx) 

Explore Gopal 

7. Balaram Mallik Radha Raman Mallik in Kolkata

If there’s one sweet shop in Kolkata that whips up really hatke stuff, then it’s definitely Balaram Mallik Radha Raman Mallik. Their menu features Baked Rasgulla, Chocolate Sandesh, Watermelon Sandesh, Strawberry Chocolate Marzipan, Blackcurrant Ice Cream Sandesh amongst many others. When here, miss out on Nolen Gur soufflé at your own risk. 

Head to 2, Paddapukur Road, Bhawanipur, Kolkata

Say hello at 033 30990258

Pay INR 300 for two people (approx)

 8. KC Das in Kolkata

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K.C. Das sweets came into existence in the 1860s and were invented by Nobin Chandra. His passion for creating something exotic and new lead to the existence of our beloved Rosogolla. The sweet shop chain is spread across West Bengal, Karnataka and Chennai. 

Head to K.C. Das 

Say hello at K.C. Das

Explore K.C. Das

9. Panchi Petha in Agra

Agra wallas are extremely familiar with Panchi Petha. The city has a number of sweet shops with this name, but this particular shop is the oldest and the original one. They whip up the most delicious versions of Pethas, the famous Agra sweet and serve them at affordable prices. So the next time you head to the city, do get some Pethas packed for yourself and your loved ones. 

Head to Main Market, Sadar Bazar, Saudagar Lines, Agra

Say hello at 09897063434

Pay INR 300 for two people (approx) 

Explore Panchi Petha 

10. Rawat Mishthaan Bhandar in Jaipur

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Rawat Mishthaan Bhandar is the most legendary eatery in Jaipur that is popular for kachoris & jalebis. It’s the most crowded eatery on a Sunday morning as everyone heads here to grab the khasta kachoris and delicious jalebis. Their menu features sweets like Daal Bati Choorma, Mawa Kachori, Ghewar, Ras Malai, and Ghewar amongst many other sweet eats. 

Head to Station Road, Sindhi Camp, Jaipur

Say hello at 0141 236 1535

Pay INR 750 for two people (approx) 

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Nikkita Madan

A 21-year-old wordsmith, Nikkita runs on inappropriate thoughts and mounds of caffeine. When not engrossed in words, she binge-watches web series and pigs out on thin crust pizza!