Here are Bombay’s Favourite Pastry Chefs!

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If you have a sweet tooth there is no better place to indulge yourself than Bombay. With many small bakeries cropping up around busy street corners, you are sure to find as many sugary treats as your heart desires. Here are some of the city’s favourite bakers!

Pooja Dhingra– She is the owner of Le15 Patisserie, which is known for its delicious macaroons and mini cupcakes.

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Pooja Dhingra, founder of le 15 patisserie

Dhingra has studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and started Le15 when she was just 23 years old. Before starting up, she spent 6 months at home perfecting her recipes. She has also written a fabulous cookbook titled The Big Book of Treats.

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Sanjana Patel– She is the owner of La Folie, which is known for its decadent and and tasty masterpieces, which often look like something you would see at a very fancy Michelin star restaurant.

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Sanjana Patel, owner La Folie

She also studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and even represented India at the world Pastry Queen Championship last year.

Neha Sethi- Sweetish House Mafia’s nutella and sea salt cookies are to die for.

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Cookies from Sweetish House Mafia

Neha Sethi was a full corporate type. She studied at Wharton Business School and had a career in banking. Until she decided to give that all up and pursue her real passion: baking, and Sweetish House Mafia was born.

Kainaz Messman– She is the founder and chef of Theobroma, famous for its brownies. She studied French Literature but then went on to become a pastry chef at the Oberoi Udaivilas.

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Kainaz Messman

Unfortunately she suffered from a back injury which led her to quit her job. A short while after the incident, she decided to start a small cake shop with four small tables.  Today Theobroma is a roaring business, not just baking cakes for its own store but also to other outlets like Nature’s Basket. She is also planning to open shop in Delhi.

Mrs Goriawala: Anyone who has grown up in Bombay will be familiar with Aunty Goriawala’s cakes. Before any of the fancy bakeries came up, Goriwala’s cakes were a treat at every birthday party, and still are!

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Goriwala Cakes

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