As Indians, we have a shorter resilience when it comes to saying ‘no’ to sweets. You want to celebrate? Sweets are the first thing you would want to eat. You got good marks? Sweets, again. You had a promotion? Should you even ask? Any feast is incomplete without that bowl of sweetness and the more you eat, it becomes even more difficult to stop.
Sweet is to food, what jewelry is to a lady. Wherever we go, carrying a box of sweets is a must. That sugar laden, dry fruit packed box of goodness which instantly melts in your mouth and you simply cannot resist that ‘oomph’ feeling is what we all crave for at least once during some point of the day!
Indians, oh so surely, cannot resist desi mithai (Indian sweets) and would go any distance to have their desired delicacy. Udaipur is famous for some delectable sweets doused with a lot of ghee and sugar. Here’s a list of some of the major places in the city to go to:
1. Jayesh Misthan Bhandar (JMB)
One of the most famous sweet shops in town located in the heart of the city with a few other branches as well. Kaju Patisa, Sangam Barfi, Kesar Ras Malai, Malai Ghewar, Rabri are some of the delicacies you must try. They even make Pyaaz ki Kachori, Mirchibada, Khandvis, etc. that are quite famous.
Location: Jayesh Misthan Bhandar – 124, Parmatma Plaza, Chetak Circle
Jagdish Misthan Bhandar – 16, Sarang Marg, Surajpole
Jai Misthan Bhnadar – Hiran Magri Sec. 3, Opp. Nehru Hostel
Contact: 0294-2429323, 2414972, 2467777
2. Shastri Sweets
Another popular sweet shop in town that has a drool-worthy variety of sweets. They are very famous for Dudh ke Laddu, Milk Cakes, and Cashew Sweets.
Location: Shastri Circle, Udaipur
Contact: 0294-2410601, 9983326126
3. Vasudev Dudh Bhandar
Apparently, this place serves the most delectable sweets made with milk and a variety of other savory items too. Their specialties include Lassi, Rabri, Shrikhand, Motichur ke Laddu, Alwar Paak, etc. They have one more branch in the city as well.
Location: Vasudev Dudh Bhandar – Inside Surajpole, Opp. Asthal Mandir
Shree Vasudev Dudh Bhandar – 5, Durga Nursery Road, near Sukhadia Samadhi
Contact: 0294-2421620, 7073591777
4. Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar (JMB)
Famous for its Mirchibada, Pyaaz ki Kachori and obviously, a variety of sweet delicacies like Rabri Laddu, Ghewar, Sangam Barfi is Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar. They have two shops in the city, both serving exquisite sweets.
Location: 90, Bapu Bazaar, Opp. Town Hall
20, Durga Nursery Road
Contact: 8107987755, 9887056111, 9549225552
5. Indore Namkeen and Sweets
Largely known for its namkeen and other salty items, they have tickled the taste buds of sugar buffs as well with a variety of items like Boondi ke Laddu, Malai Barfi, etc.
Location: Panchwati, Udaipur
6. Lala Misthan Bhandar (LMB)
One of the oldest sweet shops in town located in the old city area. Their specialties include Mango Barfi, Green Chickpea Barfi, Rabri Maalpuye, Moong Daal ka Halwa, Gulab Jamun, etc.
Location: 74, Jagdish Marg, Clock Tower
7. Shiv Misthan Bhandar
This sweet shop is famous for its soft and melt-in-your-mouth Rasgulla, as well as, Kesar Rajbhog, Kesar Baati, Kesar Khuramani, Indrani, Petha Lachcha, Chhena Roll, Makkhan Bada, etc.
Location: Panchwati, Udaipur
8. Shree Balaji Bikaner Misthan Bhandar
This recently opened sweet shop serves an assortment of sweets like Kaju Kesar Katli, Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, etc. along with Kachori, Samosa, Pani Puri too.
Location: 10, Paneri Upvan, Down of BSNL Tower, Bedla Road, Fatehpura
9. Arora Sweets
Another shop in the old city area serving a range of Segari items along with tasty Besan Laddu, Pedha, Barfis, etc. Have you visited yet?
Location: Jagdish Chowk, Udaipur
10. Jai Bharat Misthan Bhandar (JBMB)
This sweet shop serves amazing Dudh Jalebi at night and is quite popular for Malai Ghewar, Sattu Laddu, Kadai Dudh, Malai Barfi, etc.
Location: Shop No. 66, Opp. Control Room, Delhi Gate Circle
Contact: 9694115404, 9460804062, 9694646720
11. Shree Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar
A recently opened sweet shop selling an array of sweets and other namkeen products. This shop will make you want to try each and everything out.
Location: 80 Feet Road, Sajjangarh Chouraha, Malla Talai
How many shops have you been to yet and which sweet do you like the most?
Tell us about your recommendations and suggestions in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.