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You Ain’t a Punekar If You Haven’t Had Misal Pao from These Gems

Well, if you are a true punekar, then misal pao is something that runs in your blood. This yummy street food is everyone’s favourite so much that if Pune was a country, this would have been their national food. There are many eateries that are known to make the best Misal Pao in Pune that people swear by. So here’s where to have them.

Shri Krishna Bhavan

Misal Pao in Pune

This place was established in 1941 and has been a hit amongst the locals ever since. Due to the fan following, they have adjoining table to fit in as many people as possible. Their misal is made up of chiwda, batata bhaji, poha and pao. On top are chopped onions, green chilli, lemon giving it that kick and tari which is made up of oil and spices.

Where: 1164, Budhwar Peth Rd, Tulshibaug, Budhwar Peth, Pune

Cost for two: INR 200 approx

Hotel Ramnath

Misal Pao in Pune

Famous for their Kolhapuri misal, Hotel Ramnath makes this dish slightly high on spice. It is made from deep red, rich misal comprising beans, pohe and lots of sev with chopped onions and lemon. It is served with bread slices.

Where: Behind Durvankur, Tilak Road, Pune

Cost for two: INR 150 approx

Kata Kirr

Misal Pao in Pune

Highly recommended. Kata Kirr has 5 outlets in the entire city. Their misal pav is so famous that people drop in everyday to have it and especially on the weekends when the waiting time can go up to an hour. The misal pao is a combination of potato, farsan and sev, garnished with onions and topped with their secret curry which makes it super spicy and absolutely yummy. It is best had with buttermilk to cool the effects of the spices.

Where: Near Cummins College, Off Karve Road, Karve Nagar, Pune

Cost for two: INR 150 approx

Bedekar Tea Stall

Misal Pao in Pune

Hands down, it is one of the most popular places in Pune; Bedekar Tea stall is as iconic as Shaniwar Wada. It is a 40 year old place and claims to serve the ‘asal’ Puneri missal. Their missal pav is made up of mix of matki (moth bean), pohe, chiwda, sev and farsan topped with piping hot rassa, with onions and coriander. Not high on spice and a mix of sweet and tangy. They place opens early and people start coming in starting from 7 am.

Where: Munjabacha Bol, Near Patrya Maruti Temple, Narayan Peth, Sadashiv Peth, Pune

Cost for two: INR 200 approx

Bhadait Misal

Misal Pao in Pune

A perfect epitome of best street food in India, Bhadait Misal is a small handcart that is making some amazing misal pavs. Everything from pohe, farsan, sev and onions with a generous amount of ‘sample’, which contains sprouts and hard peas makes this missal our absolute favourite.

Where: Lane 14, Income Tax Office Lane, Beside Seed Infotech Company, Prabhat Road, Erandwane, Pune

Cost for two – INR 150 approx

Misal ani Barach Kahi

Misal Pao in Pune

This is another great place to have Misal Pav in Pune. They have a beautiful décor and have variety when it comes to missal. There is moog misal, mataki misal, vada usal, special mataki misal and many more.

Where: Shop 15, Riddhi Enclave Society, Ganpati Chowk, Viman Nagar, Pune

Cost for two: INR 150 approx

Vaidya Upahar Gruha

Misal Pao in Pune

This one is like a hidden gem of the city because of its location which makes it very easy to be missed. Don’t go on the appearance of the place, Vaidya Upahar serves one of the best Misal Pav in the city. Putting no effort in decorating the place, they have put everything in making their misal absolutely delightful. Made from the freshest of ingredients every single day, their misal consists of yellow pohe, chiwda, sev, onions and coriander with bread on the side and their very famous green ‘sample’ made from hot green chillies. You cannot just eat one here.

Where: 676, Budhwar Peth Road, Budhwar Peth, Pune

Cost for two: INR 300 approx

Shrimant Misal

All misal lovers would definitely suggest you to go to Shrimant Misal for one of the most deliciously and creatively served Misal Pau. They also serve masala papads and dahi ghati to make your Misal paus all the more tasty and tangy!

Where: Shop 15, MSFC Campus, Adjacent To Passport Office, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

Cost for two: 400 INR

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  • Newale Misal
  • Kavi Misal
  • Arihant Misal
  • Natkhat Misal

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