A Local's Guide To Eating The Yummiest Street Food In Lonavala

Vaibhav posted on 21 August


If I had a rupee for every time I saw a traveller from Mumbai or Pune eating at all the wrong places in Lonavala, I would be set for life. And, the surprising thing about the whole affair is that even the regular travellers are woefully ignorant about where to grab basic street food out there. So here it is, the ultimate street food guide that'll make your next trip to Lonavala way better. 

Gupta Sweet Home

You could go on a vada pav eating spree all over town or simply go for the yummiest one at Gupta Vadapav. The best part though? It’s not at all pricey. Get a plate of vada pav for INR 14 with unlimited chillies. 

Street Food

Beside St. Joseph Church, Siddharth Nagar, Lonavala

    Sri Ganesh Pav Bhaji Centre

    You want to taste the best selling and tasting masala pav on this side of the Sahyadri mountain range? Ganesh does it right for you. You like it extra spicey – you got it. You want the extra butter to give your arteries a run for an artificial stent – you get that too. Ganesh Pav is probably the most delicious masala pav you have ever eaten, for INR 20 only. 

    Street Food

    Rajkumar Building, Near Ekvira Hot Chips, Bhangarwadi, Lonavala, Maharashtra

      Annapurna – Pitla Bhakri

      This pitla bhakri will even impress the most rugged farmers in eastern Marathwada who are brought up on a  diet of bhakri and thecha. For those of you who got the reference, yes it's that good! The dish is an institution in itself. Pocket pinch of INR 70 only. 

      Casual Dining

      C-66, ST Stand, Mumbai-Pune Road, Gavli Wada, Lonavala, Pune

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      Jai Durga Bhel Puri

      You ever had a masala puri with 8 jumbo puris in it? My bet is, you have not. That’s their speciality. They also have an alleged secret ingredient that makes all of their dishes extra delicious. Any guesses on what that could be? 

      Street Food

      Bhangarwadi, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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      Pragati Coffee

      They have the best coffee in town – hot or cold. Our pick? The vanilla milkshake which is underrated but epic.

      Food Stores

      Shop 1, Lunav Retreat, MG Road, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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      Buvachi Misal

      This is the best misal, arguably in the district. It’s so good, Marathi film actors sneak in for a plate on weekdays. If you're the adventurous kinds, ask for the extra spicy tarri, it will give your taste buds a great experience! It’s ridiculously affordable for the taste they provide – just INR 60 for all that goodness. 

      Fast Food Restaurants

      Behind Fariyad Resort, Parshwapuram, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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      Jai Shiv Shankar Chaiwala

      Are you sick of regular chai – the monotony of cutting chai everyday? Well if that’s the case then Jai Shiv Shankar is your muse. They have 20 different varieties of chai. I am serious – 20 kinds of tea!

      Street Food

      Front Of Kumar Resort, Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Lonavala, Maharashtra