A festive season is any foodie’s paradise. With Diwali just around the corner, the most awaited festival of the year is here bringing in plethora of mouth-watering Diwali sweets and delicacies to savour. From snacks to sweets, Diwali is all about hogging on some of the most mouth-watering treats of all times.
Although the pandemic may have brought a halt to large congregations and Diwali gatherings, it doesn’t mean the spirits would be dampened, said Bikram one of the workers from Gokul Sweets, Beltola, while talking to team EastMojo. He also added, few years ago, the demand for sweets was more than what it is today. In fact, earlier they used to even increase manpower during Diwali which is not the case now.
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Owner of a famous sweet shop in Guwahati said, “We have customers who seek both traditional sweets and sugar-free products. Demand for dry fruits and chocolates have gone up despite their soaring prices.” He added that a wide variety of dry fruits, traditional sweets would be available in their shop, prices ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 3,500 per kg.
Sourav, a worker at JB’s stated, people look for dry and fancy sweet items which have long shelf life during Diwali or any other festival. They prefer making those sweets which would last for at least a week or ten days. Earlier, people used to mostly gift sweets but in recent years, people prefer dry fruits, he added.
It’s customary to exchange extravagantly decorated boxes of mithai, dried fruit, nuts or silver serving dishes with family and friends. Shop keepers have started stocking gift items ranging from packed sweets to dry fruits ahead of the festival. Starting from laddoos, barfis, shrikhand and halwas, some of other items like mawa kachori, moti pak and sohan papdi are some specialities, we are preparing and stocking this time, said one of the worker from Kiranshree Sweet & Snacks.
We get it. It’s hard to say no to sweets. If you’re craving for sweet treats, here are 10 best sweet shops in Guwahati that must be in your checklist this Diwali.
Bhartiya Jalpan has over 55-years’ experience. The shop offers a variety of delicious dessert and sweets. The store offers a wide selection of tasty and tempting sweets. They deliver healthy, classy and high-quality food at affordable prices, in a calming and comfortable environment.”
Speciality: Rasgulla, Rasmalai, Drygulla, Milkcake, Kalakand, Peda, Gund Laddu, Rasmaddhuri, Jalebi, Chandra Kala, Chocolate, Gujia, Pista Roll, Mini Lalmohan, Besan, Gajar Halwa, Soan Papdi, Badam Barfi, Kaju Barfi & Rasgulla
Address: Dharamshala, Building, SRCB Rd, Lakhtokia, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
Contact info: 03612514656
This sweet shop was established in the year 2009. There are variety of sweets, north and south Indian delicacies available. They offer safe, classy and high-quality food in a relaxed and comfortable environment at affordable prices.
Speciality: Gulab Jamun, Sweets, Paan, Rasgulla, Gulkand, Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Fry Fruit Sandwich, Kaju Santra, Mewa Bites, Rajkachodi & Chocolate Sweets
Address: GS Rd, Opp. Pantaloons, Rukmini Gaon, Guwahati, Assam 781022
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Kapish was established in the year 2008. The sweet shop pursues the traditional jugalbandhi and indulges in the most exquisite array of authentic gastronomic delights.
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Boondi, Raj Bhog, Rasgulla, Atta Ladoo, Moong Dal Halwa, Sweet, Snacks & Gajar Halwa
Address: Ground Floor, Brahmaputra Apartment, Beltola Basisha Road, A.G Bus Stop, Krishnapur, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781029
Contact info: 098640 47294
Kiranshree Sweet & Snacks
Hidden away from public eye, this place is a real gem. Sweet section at Kiranshree Sweet & Snacks is just too hard to ignore. The sweets are made of pure desi ghee and the packaging of sweets is on point. During festive occasions, Kiranshree is one of the best places for mouth-watering treats.
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Kachori, Dahi vada, Masala Dhokla
Address: Christian Basti GS Road Opp News Live, Christian Basti, Guwahati
Contact info: 092070 75005
Gokul Sweets is one of the most favourite spots for people residing in Beltola. During Diwali, this shop upgrades their menu and a number of new sweet delicacies are introduced every year.
Speciality: Kesaria Badam Phool, Baked Phirni with Malpua, Gur Bati Sandesh, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, shrikhand, Banarasi Malai Pista Gillorie
Address: Beltola Rd, near to Induslnd Bank, Chandan Nagar, Beltola Tiniali, Guwahati, Assam 781028
Awarded as ‘Best Mithai shop,’ Makhan Bhog has been serving Guwahatians since a long time now. People residing in and around Fancy bazar know the importance of this sweet corner and its service.
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Gujia, Pista Roll, Mini Lalmohan, Besan, Gajar Halwa, Soan Papdi, Badam Barfi, Kaju Barfi & Rasgulla Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa
Address: Hem Baruah Rd, Fancy Bazaar Branch, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
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One of the most promising, famous and dependable food joints in Guwahati, JBs have been an absolute favourite of the customers. From their range of sweets to exquisite packaging of festive sweets, this joint is being loved by all.
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Peda, Motichoor ladoo, Besan ladoo, Sandesh, Balloshah, Rasgolla
Address: G.S. Road, Near International Hospital, Ganeshguri, Guwahati
Rookman Sweet House
Being located in one of the most busiest places of Guwahati, Rookman Sweet House in Fancy Bazar is most of the times full of people during festivals.
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Rasamalai, Shrikhand, Phirni
Address: Hem Baruah Rd, Lakhtokia, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
Kanha G Sweets
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Chocolate barfi, Rasgolla, Boondi, Motichoor ladoo, Besan ladoo, balooshah
Address357, Beltola – Basistha Rd, Wireless, Basisthpur, Guwahati, Assam 781038, Beltola – Basistha Rd, Wireless, Basisthpur, Guwahati, Assam 781038
Sharma & Sons
Speciality: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Kaju Katali, Barfi, Kalakand, Gajar Halwa, Goja, Rasamalai, Motichoor ladoo, Besan Ladoo
Address Ground Floor, Megha Plaza, Beltola – Basistha Rd, Basistha Chariali, Krishnapur, Basistha, Guwahati, Assam 781029
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