Pune Food Guide: Young, Fun, Eclectic, With A Touch Of Tradition

 Pune was once a paradise for retired people, but it has shed that image and instead turned into this fun and happening place where Punekars are mostly young people wherever you go. The energy and enthusiasm in the students who flock to Pune can be felt at the college fests, music fests, women playing dhol in Ganeshotsav, etc. Pune’s teens and young adults hangout at FC road, Viman Nagar and Hinjewadi, and that’s where most of the great food joints are located. 

The city is great for food lovers as well and there are many places you can visit to see the vibrant food scene as well as the cultural heritage of this famous Maharashtrian city. The community of good-food lovers is thriving here with like-minded people thronging popular food hotspots like Koregaon Park to enjoy everything to do with food.

So, if you’re in Pune and want to check out some fun places serving up delectable food items with a majority of the young crowd then you should visit these spots:

German and Italian cuisine, breakfast items-German Bakery (Koregaon Park)

This is the first place that comes to mind when you want to explore the city’s culinary scene. This place was completely ripped apart during the ghastly bomb blast some years ago, but it was re-done and restored fully to its past glory. Here you can savor authentic German and Italian cuisines apart from classic breakfast options.

You must try the German bakery special salad and among the bakery items, you will find some enviable red velvet, mango cheese and strawberry cheese cakes. They are famous for their teas and shakes and also serve bun maska and pizzas too. They have 3 outlets in Pune as of today. You will spend approx. Rs 1500/- for two people here.

Indian, Chinese, Continental Cuisine -Prem's Restaurant (Koregaon Park)

This is one of Pune’s oldest restaurants and has a romantic ambience with dim lights and candle-lights which is why you will see a lot of young couples flocking here. They are popular for their Indian, Continental & Chinese cuisine and serve an amazing Seafood Soup as the Hero of their menu. 

They have separate seating for young people and the elderly and have added a bar in front called Swig, which is for young couples. The service is good, and they have some 'happy hours' which is a hit with the folks coming here. It's mostly an outdoor seating restaurant and attracts hordes of lovers to it. Price for two would be approximately Rs 700/-

Fast Food, South Indian, North Indian, Beverages, Desserts -Roopali (FC Road)

This is one of the most happening fast food restaurants for college students at FC road, they come here with their squad to chill and catch up over plates of dosas, butter idli, onion uttappa, batata bhaji, filtered Coffee, idli Sambar and upma. Known among generations of Punekars as a hangout spot, this is a comfortable place to sit, gossip and chill with friends. 

South Indian Food-Wadeshwar (Aundh, Baner, FC Road)

Another popular South Indian restaurant in Pune is Wadeshwar which has chill vibes. It has branches in Aundh, Baner, and FC Road, and is the best place to come with your gang and hangout. Some of their all- time favorites are Mysore dosa with cold coffee. They also serve up some to-die for appams are that cost around Rs 80/- each. A meal for two wouldn’t cross Rs 400. So be sure to visit and enjoy the hot idlis and crispy dosas with heaps of coconut chutney and boiling hot sambhar.

Fast Food Items- Marz-O-Rin (MG Road)

This is one of the first fast food joints in Pune and is housed in a heritage building over 100 years old.  Marz-o-rin was started by Sheriar J. Sheriyarji in 1965 with just four items on the menu but today it has 150 items and is a really popular spot in Pune. They have spacious seating that can easily accommodate over a hundred people. Their specialities are sandwiches, rolls, burgers, fruit juices, milkshakes, and ice-creams. A meal for two here will set you back Rs 300/-.

Peter's Pan (Wanowrie)

This is one of the cutest cafes for you and your gang in Wanowrie with great food and a bright setting. Peter's Pan is a reasonably priced joint with all the dishes loved by youngsters. Here you can enjoy a drink, an appetizer and a main course dish for less than Rs 500/-. They have some amazing pancakes, pizza, pasta bowls, thick shakes and munchies to make your visit truly worthwhile. 

So, if you are a young person looking for good food at reasonable prices, then Pune is the place for you to visit. There are plenty of places to eat, and most of them serve cheap and delicious food. So hit up these places with your crew and you are bound to enjoy yourself to the hilt.