What do you love to eat when it’s winter? Something hot and spicy or something sweet and decadent? We've compiled a list of must-try winter treats and dishes that you can savour at these places in the city. Read on
Eat, Sip & Stay Warm: Winter Culinary Treats You Must Try In Pune
Plum Cake At Marz-o-rin
Christmas may be around the corner, but plum cakes in the winter are a must! Those little sweet plums dotting the cake at Marz-O-Rin are so good, we could eat slice after slice and not stop! Of course we’re getting some for Christmas, but don’t doubt that we won’t be getting more to eat through the season. Read about this iconic place and everything that they serve here. Read about best plum/rum/X-mas cakes here.
Stollen At Pune Baking Co.
Ah! This German sweet bread with hot tea or coffee is how we’d love to spend winter evenings. It’s stuffed and studded with nuts, candied fruit and has sugar dusted on top, just like snow! It’s usually eaten around Christmas and is often cut instead of cake on Christmas Day. They also handcraft yummy liquor chocolates!
Stuffed Spiced Chicken Hash Browns At Sassy Spoon
You’ve got to eat some sort of chicken in the winter. And if you’re not into cooking at home, step out for one. The Sassy Spoon is serving their hash browns stuffed with spiced chicken spiced with pickled pears. Sounds yum! They’re also pouring warm apple cider. Make sure you get a cup!
Pull-Apart Monkey Bread At Baraza Bar & Bites
Why do you think everyone gains weight in winter? The delicious desserts available are to blame. But we’re not going to complain and instead make plans to eat the pull-apart monkey bread which is doused in caramel brandy sauce. This bread goes by many names, but is sticky and super apt for the season.
Apple Strudel From Indulgence Cake Shop
A tiny dessert studio situated in Koregaon Park, Indulgence - The Cake Shop is a place that is worth your visit for creamy cheesecakes and authentic Austrian desserts here, the specialty being the apple strudel. This Viennese dessert is a puff-pastry that has sweet and spiced elements. Make a note that these Austrian desserts are made to order only. They have other treats such as rum-soaked cake, liquor chocolates, chocolate spiced cakes and more. Check out our recommendation here.
Mulled Wine At Swig Bar & Eatery
Swig Bar & Eatery in KP, SB Road, and Balewadi is known for its special winter and Christmas menu. Mulled wine is a must-try Christmassy beverage and you should not miss their bar menu that comprises mulled wine, margaritas, and cider. You can also enjoy the 10-day menu. Read more about the place, its gigs, and cozy ambiance here.
Steak Sizzlers From The Place
One of the most iconic and legendary places in Pune includes The Place on MG Road. Well-known for its specialty sizzlers, this place is worthy of your visit, especially during winters. If you are a meat lover, you must try the steak sizzlers that make for a perfect comfort treat. The must-try dishes include steak Kobe sizzler, steak shashlik sizzler, and mixed grill sizzler. Read more here.
Grill Platters From Boteco
Boteco is Pune's one-of-a-kind Brazilian restaurant and bar and the menu will leave you drooling over it. This winter, relish on the grilled meat platters that are to die for. Try the mixed meat grills if you are looking to bote into something hot and succulent. Vegetarians, worry not! They have a grilled paneer platter as well! This Christmas, try the Boteco's special grilled meatloaf. You can also visit Botequim, their romantic rooftop bar and restaurant.
Hot Chocolate From Hots For Chocolate
Winter is not complete unless you enjoy hot chocolate and Hots For Chocolate in KP is the best place to visit for a sinful cup. They serve over 10 varieties of the chocolaty beverage and also bake other delicious sweet treats such as cookies, cakes, granola, etc. Try the orange and red velvet hot chocolate if you are in a mood to try something different! They even make customised baked treats for your pets! Read more about this pet-friendly cafe here.