A Viral ‘Love Letter to Pune’ Shares 20 Eateries That Must be on Your List

Tokyo Bakery in Pune

Memories of your favourite city are incomplete without the food you’ve come to love. Whether it’s a fancy meal on a night out, or ordering your comfort dish at home, the food you eat becomes a big part of your life in any city.

Pune-based writer Junisha Dama found herself on a similar journey in the city. In a viral Twitter thread that she calls a ‘Love Letter to Pune’, she maps the transformation of the city’s food landscape through the pandemic.

“I lived there for two years and continue to frequent it every other month. This food thread is long overdue. Think of it as a love letter to Pune. Since 2019, it [has been] a new food city completely,” she wrote.

Killer Croissants with Blue Tokai Coffee

Junisha starts her list with Felice Pasticceria, which has an in-house bakery.

Japanese-inspired delicacies

South Indian food with a twist

Bored of idli, dosa, and vada, and want to up your South Indian cuisine game? Head to We Idliwale to sample their kori roti with mutton saru, or chicken curry with idli.

In the mood for momos?

Want to try Vietnamese coffee and Nepali food? Yeti & the Monk will satisfy your cravings.

Beer on a rooftop

Enjoy some craft beer with tenderloin sandos and bacon croquettes at Independence Brewing Co.

A taste of Nikkei Cuisine

Sample Peruvian-Japanese cuisine at Soy Como Soy.

A French-Italian Cafe

Sit down for some authentic French-Italian food at Brasserie Cinq.

Mighty Pizzas

If you enjoy thin-crust pizzas, try Mighty Crust Pizzeria for New York style pizzas.

European Bistro

There is comfort in old favourites. Le Plaisir is one of them. Head there for the most delicious panna cotta, Junisha says.

Best Japanese food

Ginkgo offers great karaage, sushi, ramen, and more.

Bun Maska & Chai

For Irani food, Maskawala & Co is a good bet, with their chicken/mutton cutlets and omelettes.

A trip across the globe

Barometer offers global plates with a heavy Mediterranean influence. It’s always full, so prepare to wait!

Comfort food

Appa in Narayan Peth offers great vada sambar and sabudana khichdi with koshimbir.

Amazing kebabs

Forget the lack of space and enjoy great kebabs and shawarmas in their classic Brota sandwiches at Brota.

Best of Kerala

Have some beef fry and parotta, or fish fry at Kerala Restaurant in Aundh. As a bonus, you can shop for rose appams and tapioca chips at the Kerala Store.

Good Sushi

Sample some sushi at Kinki in Balewadi.

Make space for cheesecake

Enjoy the flavours of the smoked cheesecake at Toscano, Koregaon Park.

Select Japanese flavours

If you don’t mind the price, try Ukiyo for Japanese food.

Sev Pav

A small stall called Samarth Foods in Kothrud offers great sev pavs.

Pune’s best chicken burger

Feast on the chicken burger from Burger in Camp.

The thread has got Punekars talking and listing their own favourites. If you’re from Pune, go try some of these places!

Edited by Divya Sethu

Author: Aaron Ryan