Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great fanfare in many parts of the country, but nothing can match the excitement of the festival in Mumbai. Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner, and no one else can match the zeal and enthusiasm of the Mumbaikars right now. But, of course, this 11-day festival is incomplete without festive sweets. Mumbaikars line up to get Ganesha’s favorite modak and several other sweets to celebrate this occasion. We’ve rounded up five iconic mithai shops in Mumbai that serve delicious mithai.
Located near the Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi, Modakam is one of the best restaurants. Go for the ukadiche modak, they are made from coconut, jaggery and sugar. Ukadiche modak is steamed and topped with ghee and is slightly larger than average. Modakam also offers a variety of fast food, several other sweets and dried fruits.
2) Aaswad Uphar and Mithai Gruh, Dadar
Located in Dadar for over 35 years now. Aaswad uphar and mithai gruh is a Maharashtrian restaurant and confectionery known for its delicious variety of modak, kothimbir vadhi, sabudana vada etc. Visit this place to buy fresh and scrumptious sweets during Ganesh Chaturthi.
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3) Dr. Damodar Mithiwala
D Damodar Mithaiwala has been an iconic place located in Dadar for years. Besides delicious modak, they also offer a wide variety of other Bengali sweets, farsaan, chocolates and snacks. Not only during Ganesh Chaturthi, visit this place anytime when you crave something chatpata or sweet.
4) Jhama Candy
jhama sweets in bombay is one of the most popular candy stores established in 1950. It is located in Chembur and serves a wide variety of authentic and fresh candies. Hop on this place to enjoy melting modaks like kesar modak, strawberry modak, kaju modak and chocolate modak.
5) M. M. Mithaiwala
Started as a catering business in 1946, MM Mithaiwala has now established itself in Malad. It is widely known for its laddus, dried fruits, modaks and several other snacks. If you ever visit this place during the festive season, enjoy a box of its sweet delights.
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