Sweet Shops

Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

759/54, Opp. Gharware Chowk, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Add A Twist To Your Chakna With Quick Bites From Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale, Pune's Oldest Snack Store


What started as a humble milk distribution business in the early 1950s, to mark the first ever entrepreneurial dairy revolution in the country, is today one of the biggest household name in Maharashtra for sweets, snacks and other confectioneries.

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Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale has evolved in the past 70 years to become a brand, very near and dear to every Pune-ite. When it comes to bakarwadi, there is no other place like Chitale that makes the best bakarwadi in whole of Maharashtra. Bakarwadi is a crispy snack with sweet and spicy stuffing, that comes for INR 280 a kg at Chitale. Have you been munching on commercial chips while drinking beer? We recommend you to try bakarwadi! We bet you will rethink your ‘chakna’ menu the next time you sit down with a drink.

Chitale has grown beyond bakarwadi to add an array of sweets, namkeens, dry fruits and ready mixes in its existing portfolio. What we love the most out here is their thick creamy shrikhand {INR 95/500 gms} and the aamrakhand {INR 95/500 gms}. Both are traditional Maharashtrain dessert made of strained yoghurt.

Another Maharashtrain sweet snack, sadhe chirote, is a major hit at Chitale and comes for INR 680/kg. For your quick bites during the drinking sessions, try their tikhat jad shev {INR 240/kg}, dalmuth {INR 260/kg}, chote samosa {INR 240/kg} and chakali {INR 260/kg}.

In terms of sweets, the walnut chocolate fudge which is fairly new on the menu is love! If you want to experience bursts of flavours in your mouth, try their gulakhand roll, pan bahaar, nargis roll, kaju katli, pineapple jalebi, Mahim halwa and puran poli.

Anything Else?

Yes, a good news! Many of you would know that Chitale used to keep its main outlet at Deccan Gymkhana shut between 1 pm and 4 pm. Well, it has said goodbye to its siesta time! Very recently, the management has decided that it will do away with this three-hour break and keep the outlets open to public all through the day. So go to your nearest Chitale outlet and give a twist to your whiskey and beer session with traditional Maharashtrain snacks.

So We're Saying...

If you’re in Pune and you haven’t tried anything from Chitale, that’s just not okay. Chitale is not just another snack bar in town, it’s a tradition, a part of life for many. Don’t believe us? Ask a true blue Pune-ite!