10 Indian Eateries Among World's 150 Legendary Dessert Places
Image Credit: Rasgulla from Kolkata's K.C. Das

I don’t think there is anyone on this planet who can say no to a dessert. Irrespective of where you live, there is always one dessert that can set your mood right. And yes, for our unconditional love towards desserts, we must thank some dessert places that have introduced us to our guilty pleasure. Recently, the renowned food guide Taste Atlas took to Instagram and shared a list of the World’s 150 legendary dessert places. And you know what? 10 of them are Indian.

Pune’s popular Kayani Bakery, Kolkata’s K.C. Das, Kolkata’s Flurys, Hyderabad’s Karachi Bakery, Kolkata’s B&R Mullick and Mumbai’s K. Rustom and Co. have been featured in the list. While Pune’s Kayani Bakery bagged the 18th spot for its mawa cake, Kolkata’s K.C. Das secured the 25th position for serving their legendary rasgullas. Kolkata’s Flurys bagged the 26th spot for its decadent rum balls, Hyderabad’s Karachi Bakery bagged the 29th spot for its fruit biscuits and Kolkata’s B&R Mullick secured the 37th spot for their mouthwatering Sandesh. The most popular K. Rustom and Co. in Mumbai bagged the 49th spot for their ice cream sandwich.

New Delhi's Kuremal Kulfi bagged the 67th spot of course for their mouth-watering kulfis, Lucknow's famous Prakash Kulfi secured the 77th position for their Kulfi Falooda, Pune's Chitale Bandhu bagged 85th spot for their crispy bakarwadis and New Delhi's Jalebi Wala bagged 93rd spot for their scrumptious jalebis.

Kayani Bakery In Pune

Serving people since 1955, Kayani Bakery was started by three brothers Khodayar, Hormazdiar and Rustom Kayani who left Iran and came to Mumbai and then Pune in search of a better life. In Pune, they decided to open a bakery in the camp area to sell fresh bread, puffs and pastries. Even after so many years, the place remains to hold a special place in not just the hearts of Punekars but people living in different parts of the country too. Their mawa cake, Madeira cake, wine biscuits, Shrewsbury biscuits and pound cake are quite popular.

K.C. Das In Kolkata

Named after Krishna Chandra Das, it is one of the most popular and legendary places in Kolkata. It is believed that it was KC Das’s father Nobin Chandra Das who created rasgullas. Nobin Chandra Das had started a sweet shop in 1866. K.C. Das opened his first shop in 1930 and years later, his son incorporated K.C. Das into a private limited company. Known for their mouth-watering rasgullas, there are many other sweets they are known for like rossomalai, lalmohan, chamcham, misti dahi, and more. 

Flurys In Kolkata

Founded by Mr and Mrs J Flury, Flurys was established at 18, Park Street in the year 1927. Within no time, it gained immense popularity to become the favourite tea – room of the prosperous Britisher and the affluent Indian alike. Such is the level of nostalgia and attachment that this old-world tearoom brings. Among so many decadent desserts they serve, the humble rum ball is the most special. It’s not just a part of Flurys' legacy but it is a sweet obsession for many people.

Karachi Bakery In Hyderabad

Established in 1953, Karachi Bakery was started by Khanchand Ramnani who had migrated to Hyderabad from Karachi during the partition in 1947. Ramnani first set up a small bakery in the Moazzam Jahi market and started selling handcrafted biscuits and among these, fruit biscuits and Osmania biscuits became a hit. The bakery is currently run by Ramnani’s third generation and has emerged as a true icon of quality baking across the world.

Balaram Mullick And Radharaman Mullick In Kolkata

Started in 1885, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick in Kolkata is a popular sweet shop that a lot of people swear by. Started by Ganesh Chandra Mullick, this sweet shop once housed Indian nationalist Subash Chandra Bose and educator Ashutosh Mukherjee.  Among many delicious sweets, Sandesh is one they were the first ones to introduce in a baked form.

K. Rustom and Co. in Mumbai

K Rustom was founded by Mr Khodabux Rustom Irani, fondly known as K Rustom in 1953. K Rustom is committed to crafting premium quality ice creams using traditional methods and the finest ingredients. Among their specials, ice cream sandwich is quite popular.

Kuremal’s Kulfi In New Delhi

Every Delhiite knows the charm of Kuremal’s Kulfi. Established in 1906 by Kirorimal, it is a century-old Kulfi brand that was started in Chawri Bazar and survived the competition over the years. Kuremal’s kulfi made its way to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, and even overseas weddings. Their stuffed fruit kulfis are quite popular.

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Prakash Kulfi In Lucknow

Established in 1956, Prakash Kulfi was started by Prakash Chandra Arora. Even after so many years, the brand has kept people hooked with the scrumptious taste and quality of their kulfi falooda. The brand is now run by Prakash Arora’s sons and grandsons.

Chitale Bandhu In Pune

If there is Pune’s most loved Halwai, it is unarguably Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale. Established in 1939 by Bhaskar Ganesh Chitale AKA Babasaheb, Chitale Bandhu was a milk business in the beginning. Now, they are known for manufacturing a wide range of products, from laddoos to modaks to bakarwadis and so much more.

Jalebi Wala In New Delhi

Delhi’s old and popular Jalebi Wala was established in 1884 by Late Sh. Lala Nem Chand Jain. He was a native of Agra's Hari Ki Garhi village and had migrated to Delhi to start a business. Jain experimented with many recipes before finally making and selling the jalebis and now, his jalebi is loved across the globe. You know what? Their recipe is still a secret.