Holi, the festival of colours is about to come and everyone is preparing for it with full enthusiasm. Colours, balloons, music and astonishing energy give life to this festival. Out of these so much exciting aspects, one special aspect is the sweets that are made especially for Holi. Be it gujiya or thandai, you just cannot resist to eat them. But from where to buy these special dishes. Well, you don’t need to worry as here’s the list of top places where you can have these delicacies and enjoy your day.
Chandni Chowk without Ghantewala is practically unthinkable. The Ghantewala Halwai is one of the oldest Indian sweet shops in India, established in 1790 CE. It’s a traditional sweet shop which has catered even to Mughal Emperors. It is a legendary shop in Old Delhi and known for its Sohan Halwa – Ghantewala’s Tiranga Sohan Halwa. Other popular Indian sweets are Pista Burfi, Motichoor Ladoo, Kalakand, Karachi Halwa, Makkhan Choora and of course gujiya too.
Location: Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Bengali Sweet House
Bengali Sweet House is one of the oldest sweet shops in Delhi. They have a huge variety of sweets prepared in only pure ghee. Besides their sweet collection, most of the people go there to eat street food items too, like chaats and golguppas. The place is always jam packed, but the service is really swift.
Location: 27-29, Bengali Market, Delhi
Kaleva Sweets is a wonderful shop to taste Gajar ka Halwa in Delhi winters. The shop is famous for large varieties of Indian sweets. The shop is said to stock close to 1000 varieties of sweets, namkeens and other traditional eatables. Kaleva has been preparing sweets from generation to generations in the traditional method, giving hygiene the top priority.
Location: No.109, Bangla Sahib Road, Sector 4, Gole Market, Delhi
Kadimi Sweets is another oldest sweet shop in Delhi. The shop has been serving for last 83 years without any compromise on quality and services. It’s a traditional sweet shop which has a large collection of Indian sweets. During festive season, people flock at the shop to buy Indian sweets made of pure Desi-Ghee.
Location: Bhogal, Jangpura, Delhi
Tewari Sweets is one of the most respected sweet shops in South Delhi. The shop boasts of many prestigious awards such as best sweets shop in New Delhi, best Samosa in New Delhi, best Gulab Jamun in Delhi and others. It has also bagged the award for “Best Sweets Shop in New Delhi,” three years in a row by “Times Food Guide.” The shop has one of the largest Indian sweets collection in South Delhi, over 200 varieties of sweets and food items.
Location: Block O, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi