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A Sweet Symphony: Your Guide To Mumbai Iconic Sweet Shop


    "Muh meetha ho jaye?" None of our festive or special occasions are complete without this phrase. Despite millions of sweet shops across the city, some have really stood out with their excellent quality. These stores have welcomed generations of people, ranging from those celebrating an occasion to those looking to grab a quick, economical bite.

    Here, we look at some of the best and iconic sweet shops across Mumbai. 

    Also do check out these iconic sweet shops that deliver Pan-India!

    Bombay Sweet Shop, Byculla

    Nestled in the lanes of Byculla, not very far from the Jijamata Udyan (aka Rani Baug), this fancy mithaai shop is full of surprise. Think Chikki bars, swanky decor and an array of mithaai options for sweet lovers like you. Now, if you're too lazy to head to Byculla, you can order and try their collection by simply carting these on our very Shop itself!

    This Diwali, they're pulling out all the stops with a divine looking set of offerings. First up is the Badam Paak, a festive take on silky Mysore Paak with almonds, besan, ghee and cardamom, the Kaju Bon Bon, cashew marzipan layered with dark chocolate ganache, sprayed with dark chocolate and our personal favourite, The Doodh Boondi Laddu, which is the Bombay Sweet Shop version of the Jaipuri classic. This one is made with milk, besan and rabri, and topped with pistachios and rose petals. Decadent eh? Go on Bombay, treat yourself and others too! 

    Tewari Bros., Multiple Outlets

    Tewari Brothers has been around since the turn of Independence when Shri Banwari Lal Ji Tewari made the journey from Uttar Pradesh to erstwhile Calcutta and opened the sweet shop. Tewari Bros. has since been hailed for the quality of food they serve and thus holds the distinction of being an ultimate destination for anyone with a sweet tooth, across India.  

    Must-Try: Motichoor ladoo, malai peda, paneer jalebi, samosa chaat, dahi pakori, chole puri.  

    Brijwasi Sweetshop, Multiple Outlets

    Brijwasi Sweets

    Kandivali East, Mumbai

    A well-established sweet confectioner, Brijwasi continues to reign this market since the last 60 years. Popularly known for their fresh mawa and pure ghee sweets, Brijwasi promises premium quality and efficient service. In fact, they claim that each and every ingredient of their - from dry fruits to ghee - is sourced from the best place in the world.

    Over the years, they are even bringing in innovation as well. For instance, they've introduced sugar-free and diet sweet. 

    Must-Try: Kesari peda, naryal and chocolate barfi, malai ghevar, golden cake, chocolate roll. 

    D. Damodar Mithaiwala, Dadar

    Located near Dadar TT Circle, this pre-independence era sweet shop doesn’t offer any seating and is only a takeaway joint. They serve various kinds of sweets and farsan items. Some of their popular savoury items are samosa, pattice, dhokla etc. 

    Must-Try: Kaju katri, malai gota, badam pista halwa, white ice halwa. 

    Fun Fact: They were one of the first shops in Mumbai to start selling Bengali sweets, for they had Bengali karigars come in from Kolkata.

    Tawakkal Sweet, Byculla

    Founded in 1955, Tawwakal was originally a small shop that sold delicious, traditional recipes that were handed down through generations. Today, 62 years later, Tawwakal is one of the most loved sweet shops in Mumbai. And trust us no visit to Muhammad Ali road is complete without a firni or some malpua from this shop.

    Trying to keep things a little less indulgent? Go for their date and anjeer-based sweets. They're sugar-free!

    Must-Try: Mango firni, mawa jalebi, hot malpua and their iconic sutarfeni

    Jhama Sweets, Chembur

    Jhama Sweets

    Chembur, Mumbai

    First established in 1950s, Jhama Sweets has a small and humble start in Chembur. The sweet shop which started off with only 8 sweets today offers around 200 types of sweets, namkeens and chocolates. Since it's establishment, they've been known popularly for their gulab jamun, Rajasthani kalakand and sev bhavri. 

    Must-Try: Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can go for their mawa peda, soan papdi, kaju rolls.

    Gulatis, Andheri


    Andheri East, Mumbai

    If you live in Andheri, chances are you've been to Gulatis for their nouth-watering Chole Bhature. But that's not all they're known for. The sweet shop has a wide range of sweets that you can satiate your sweet tooth on from milk cakes to gulab jamuns and motichur ladoo, they've got it all.

    Must-Try: Doodh barfi, malai cake, rabdi, balushahi 

    JJ Jalebi, Multiple Outlets

    JJ Jalebi

    Kurla, Mumbai

    If you love hot, crispy jalebis, you've gotta try the ones from JJ Jalebi. While jalebi is obviously their ups, they've also got other sweets that you can enjoy like gulab jamun, malpua, rabdi, halwa and firni.

    Must-Try: Jalebi with rabdi, gulab jamun with rabdi, pot rabdi, malpua with rabdi

    Shri Gangour Sweets, Multiple Outlets

    Beginning in Indore, Shree Gangour expanded to Mumbai with its sweets and snacks. A hub for rich, varied snacks, Shree Gangour relies on the heavy, rich excellence of its sweet dishes to present Mumbaikars with an eclectic choice. You can savour some excellent sabzi-kachori, jalebi, pani puri and dhoklas here, all of which will certainly put a bright smile on your face.

    Must-Try: Jalebi, blueberry muffin, kesar pista steamed sandesh pastry, sweet potato gulam jamun cheesecake. 


    If you're looking to try something different, introduce your taste buds to these sweets!