With a moderate climate throughout the year, Pune is a pulsating and a booming metropolis, settled at the foot of the Sahyadri Mountains. It is the second largest city in Maharashtra and is an academic and business hub. Not just that, the city is also famous for its food and boasts of multiple joints and restaurants. And especially if you are a vegetarian then Pune is the place to be. Find the best hotels in Pune and book your stay at great discounts. Let’s highlight some of the best restaurants in Pune for vegetarians.
A popular vegetarian restaurant with quite a large number of fan following (especially the student community) is located at the Fergusson College Road. The eating joint has a youthful ambience with an averagely priced menu and is a popular hangout place midst the college crowd.
Must Try: Crispy dosas, steaming vadas, cheese and mushroom sandwiches.
2) Oliva Veg Restaurant
Located at Bavdhan Pashan Road, Oliva Veg is a nice place to dine out with friends and family. Customers often rate this place high because of cleanliness and lovely ambience. If you are a vegetarian and are looking for food from multiple cuisines, this is it. The restaurant serves Chinese, Indian and Italian food at affordable rates.
Must Try: Broccoli Soup, Bruschettas, Risotto and Amritsari papad.
3) Sukanta Pure Veg Indian Thali
Situated at the Deccan Gymkhana area, Sukanta is famous for serving wholesome vegetarian thalis. It is frequented by families and office-goers. Although there has been a recent increase in the price rate, no one seems to complain because of the quality and quantity of the food. During festivals like Diwali, Dusshera and Ganapati Utsav, this place hosts free henna, palm reading and arranges games for children.
Must Try: Thali containing four vegetable preparations each of which belongs to Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Rajasthani and North Indian cuisines. There are also chaats, sweets, dal, deep fried bread, rice, farsaans and bhakris.
4) Savya Rasa
The furnishings of this place take on an upper-class and expatriate theme with regal pillars, teakwood furniture, vintage artefacts and Kalamkari paintings, making the eatery look like an ancient mansion. It is simply not possible to try out their extensive menu in just one meal.
Must Try: Mellow kumbuda and elaneer pudding.
Influenced by his native Sicily, Dario first began cooking home style Italian food in Pune about 20 years ago. The vegetarian restaurant with a beautiful garden outside, has a nice bar with a good collection of wines. They are popular for their basic home style pizzas, salads, pastas and desserts.
Must Try: Tortellini with spinach and ricotta and gnocchi with sage butter.
If you want to enjoy a great Indian vegetarian meal with a royal touch at the JW Marriott Hotel Pune, do visit Shakahaari. Lunch is available only on Saturdays and Sundays and dinner is available throughout the week. However, you have to reserve your seats beforehand. Also, enjoy a plethora of iced teas, vegan wines and delightful desserts.
Must Try: Scallion pancakes topped with tonkatsu, asparagus leek and shitake mushroom yakitori.
7) The Real Green Café
Located near Koregaon Park, The Real Green Café is a vegetarian only place that is known for its crafty ambience and good staff. It is a great place to grab a flavoursome meal and spend time working or watching people.
Must Try: Zucchini burger, cashew cheese and fruit juices.
8) Santè Spa Cuisine
Famous for their tasty and healthy food, Santè Spa Cuisine has an uplifting décor. This place also sells homemade cookies by the kilo. You can step in for a nice breakfast which includes spicy quinoa-broccoli upma with a dash of mustard, fresh fruit chia macedoine with dry ginger cinnamon honey and peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The ‘guilt-free’ desserts are an absolute delight.
Must Try: Farm pizza, bajra risotto and spinach hummus.
So, if you’re in Pune or heading there, do give your taste buds a try at these places. Pune has enough options to give you the correct dose of veggies and the above-mentioned places serve as perfect examples. Choose from the range of best Pune hotels and gift yourself the experience of a lifetime.