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 names in Maharashtra for sweets, snacks, and other confectioneries. The good news? They are making our lockdown better with their snacks and mithai.
Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale has evolved in the past 70 years to become a brand, very near and dear to every Punekar. We all crave snacks every now and then. Why not get mithai delivered or simply visit and pick up your quarantine snack parcel? They have sanitised spaces where everyone maintains cleanliness standards.
When it comes to bakarwadi, there is no other place like Chitale that makes the best bakarwadi in the whole of Maharashtra. Bakarwadi is a crispy snack with sweet-savoury filling of masala, priced at INR 280 per kg.
With time, Chitale has grown beyond bakarwadi to add an array of sweets, namkeen, dry fruits, and ready mixes in its existing catalog. What we love the most out here is their thick creamy shrikhand and the aamrakhand (mango-flavoured shrikhand).
Another Maharashtrian sweet snack, sadhe chirote, is a major hit at Chitale and comes for INR 680 per kg. For your quick bites during the drinking sessions, try their tikhat jad shev, dalmuth, chote samosa and chakali. During makar sankranti, you can shop for a variety of sesame-based sweets such as tilgul wadi, tilgul laddu and til papdi.
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.
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 the public all through the day.