They say addiction is not good for our health. Whoever said that has not had mangoes and that too during the summers. We Indians, just go crazy consuming the bright yellow fruit. And when the king of mangoes ‘The Alphonso’ arrives, then the price, demand and craze go beyond all imagination. So we provide you with the places where you can shop for mangoes at reasonable price and good quality.
Desai Bandhu Ambewale – All we say is that their name says it all. It is one of the most reputed places to shop for anything in mangoes. Established in 1932, it has brought quality mangoes and other related products to Punekars. The place sells quite a few food products. Your complete shopping can be done at this place, as they stock quite a few household stuff as well.
Address: 4, Desai Bandhu Complex, Near Bank of Maharashtra, Opp. Mrutunjay Mandir, Mayur Colony, Karve Road;
S.No 1483, Shanipar Chowk, Bajirao Road, Shukrawar Peth, Near Vishrambaug Wada.
Grahak Peth – Yet another name in the area of shopping for groceries and such other stuff, this shop is known for quality products. And yes, the place is a paradise for the best mangoes in town. And they are, indeed, for the common man or as you say ‘aam aadmi’, with decent pricing.
Address: Opposite SP College, Tilak Road, Sadashiv Peth.
Devgad Alphonso Mango – This particular alphonso providing organisation has been started by the Devgad Taluka Mango Growers Co-operative Society Ltd. They have come together to make sure that you get the best of Devgad mangoes. And the best part is that you can order the mangoes from the comfort of your home. The rates are given and plus, you have the option of getting it from their outlet in the city.
Agrowon Farmer’s Market Mango Festival – Well, we look forward to a festival of this kind organised by Sevenmantras.com and you get genuine alphonso mangoes from farmers. Courtesy the website, you will get reasonably priced mangoes at your doorstep, wherever you are in the city. From April 15, these mangoes will be at your doorstep!
Market Yard – A true Punekar will knows that Market Yard is where you shop for almost anything in food wholesale. It is the city’s landmark place where Pune goes to shop for the products they need for their kitchen. And of course, you get the best of mangoes at this place. But it would be best that you buy the fruit from the dealers inside the yard and after checking with some of them.
Mahatma Phule Mandai – Well, most of us just prefer calling it mandai and every person knows that this place has the freshest stock of fruits and vegetables in the city. And your search for the best mangoes might end here too as the sellers are known to keep good stock. Plus, the rates are known to be reasonable.
Address: Fruit Market Road, Shukrawar Peth, Near Tulshibaug.
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