Saturday, October 21, 2017

Looking Back at Pune’s Most-Loved Food Joints

>Dipika Asnani Dipika Asnani
February 23, 2017

From riding our bicycles to school, to driving our cars to work; from partying underage at Pegasus, to queue-ing up outside High Spirits, the city has grown and so have we along with it. Yet, there are some things that will never change, like stopping for a thick, chocolate shake at Marz-O-Rin after school/work. Because there is some food which you taste, and there is some food which you feel.

There’s little that comes close to that rush of bunking lectures and chilling at Buddha Paradise, with the cold coffee glasses lined up like shots by the pool table.

The feeling that an expensive, gooey, chocolate fondant gives us today was the same feeling we got while waiting for our chocolate sandwich at Flavors on FC Road in the simpler days. And while we’re on FC Road, how could we miss a trip to Vaishali, right?

Weekends were meant for tantalising chaat at Pasteurs, hot bakes and pasta at Marz-O-Rin with Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery to top it all off! Sunday mornings were (and are) for breakfast at Vohuman Cafe.

The deliciously spicy Momo’s in Koregaon Park, Lane 6 are still a savior today for the hungry (and sometimes hungover) souls. And my mouth still waters at the thought of a plate of that spicy (watery) Maggi at Anna’s Maggi Point!

There are just days when you get out for a fancy lunch with your colleagues, and there are some days, where you just want to take a trip down memory lane and crowd around the JJ Wada Pav stall! Because some things will stay with us forever.

Dipika Asnani
Dipika Asnani
An NRI child hailing from Morocco, Dipika Asnani believes herself to be a true Punekar by now. And, you'd never guess otherwise until you speak to her in Marathi! She's a Social Media Marketer by profession but a writer at heart. Loves cats, fluffly socks, fantasy novels, is slightly obsessed with Harry Potter and will do anything for a little bit more chai.


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