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#LBBPicks: The 5 Most Iconic Delhi Bakeries Of All Time

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We’ve seen numerous bakeries come up over the years, and feasted on delicious treats from various home bakers, but these iconic Delhi bakeries we’ve grown up with still have a special place in our hearts. So, take a walk down memory lane and maybe hit up these bakeries soon – for old times’ sake.

Defence Bakery

Defence Bakery has been around for ages, first setting up shop in Defence Colony and then expanding to areas like M Block in GK 2 and Kasturba Gandhi Marg. While they do savoury items brilliantly (their sandwiches and sausage rolls are fantastic), they’re winning for their desserts. The bakery is known for their French Hearts, walnut pie, gooey blueberry muffins and more. Their freshly baked breads are to die for.


Maxim’s has remained a favourite with their consistent quality and service. With delicious mini-pizzas, cold coffee and seekh kebabs, making room for dessert is pretty tough here. But if you’re heading straight for the sweet stuff, they do so much we love. For starters, their apple pie, chocolate chip pastry and Irish coffee pastry are our favourites. We love their customised cakes, too, they can do practically anything for you.


Wenger’s in CP is an old favourite across age groups. Wenger’s eclairs, cookie section {they have a wide variety} lemon and chocolate tarts are exactly what you should eat here. You can always find their chocolates in our homes. As for their savoury stuff, the chicken patties and giant shammi kebabs never disappoint.


Rainbows is another bakery that’s been around for ages. You’d probably remember their birthday cakes from your childhood parties. You can find them in SDA, doing scrumptious apple pies, chocolate brownies and croissants. Don’t be fooled by their humble pineapple pastry, it’s one of the best in town. Their mushroom tarts and breads are worth a try as well.


Anjlika is one of the oldest bakeries in the city, the original outlet being in Karol Bagh.  They do delicious pastries, shakes and patties (both aloo and chicken). Their rum cakes, chocolate cookies and red velvet pastries are just a few of the things we love here. If you grew up in Delhi, chances are you’ve had their cakes at birthday parties as a child. They also do the most amazing biscotti, so be sure to pick some up the next time you go there.