From bun maska and pav bhaji to varieties of biscuits and a popular drink that goes by the name of mastani, Pune has a lot to offer both locals and visitors.
Sampling a city’s street food is the best way to delve into its food culture. From bun maska and pav bhaji to varieties of biscuits and a popular drink that goes by the name of mastani, Pune has a lot to offer both locals and visitors. We recommend the 6 best places for street food in Pune:
Cafe Goodluck is one of the oldest places in Pune for street food and is always buzzing with patrons. Since it is close to the Pune Film Institute, stars like Dev Anand have been known to visit in the past. Visit for the keema pav, which is a bestseller, or the egg rolls. The bun omelette here is also popular, as is the bun maska.
Location: Fergusson College Road, near Goodluck Chowk, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 8am-11pm.
Cost for two: ₹350
Essentially an Irani cafe, Vohuman Cafe is known for its bun maska, egg burji and omelettes. The place also serves a plate of malai to go with buns, and is the ideal spot for breakfast. All dishes here make great accompaniments to multiple cups of tea. Vohuman Cafe is very reasonably priced and won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Location: Millenium Star, Dhole Patil Rd, near Ruby Hall, Sangamvadi, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 6am-8pm.
Cost for two: ₹200
Mastani is a classic Pune drink which is similar to kulfi. It is a blend of milk and ice cream, served with saffron and dried fruits. Flavours range from saffron to rose, but mango is the bestseller. Sujata Mastani has been serving the classic for over five decades and now has multiple outlets across the city.
Location: 1259, Rajivmama Kondhalkar Path, Near Nimbalkar Talim Chowk, Sadashiv Peth, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 11am-midnight.
Cost for two: ₹300
Pune’s most popular bakery, Kayani Bakery is known for its Shrewsbury biscuits. Visit to buy a boxful of these or other delights like elaichi butter biscuits, khari biscuits, cream rolls or mawa cake. Kayani Bakery was established by Hormuz and Khodayar Irani, both of whom fled Iran to come to India.
Location: 6, Dr Coyaji Road, Hulshur, Camp, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 7.30am-1pm; 3.30-7pm.
Cost for two: ₹100
Vaishali, which serves some of Pune’s best street food, is usually thronged with customers. It is especially popular among students, since the prices are reasonable. The dosas, sabudana vada, sev puri, dahi puri and pav bhaji are all popular items. From the drinks menu, don’t miss the shakes and kokum soda.
Location: Fergusson College Road, Ganeshwadi, Shivajinagar, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 7am-11pm.
Cost for two: ₹500
Garden Vada Pav Centre
While Mumbai is known for dishing out the best vada pav, Pune’s vada pav isn’t far behind. Located in the Camp area, Garden Vada Pav Centre also serves misal pav and other varieties of vada pav like masala vada pav and cheese vada pav. Wash your meal down with some cold coffee or buttermilk.
Location: 948 And 949, Buttee Street, Camp, Cantonment Area, Pune.
Timings: Daily, 9am-10pm.
Cost for two: ₹150