These bakeries formed a part and parcel of multiple occasions, ranging from after-school hangouts to festive dessert-binge.
Amid a fresh line-up of new and swanky bakeries in Lucknow, some stores continue to pull us in with their nostalgic charms and significance. Neatly etched in our childhood memories, these bakeries formed a part and parcel of multiple occasions, ranging from after-school hangouts to festive dessert-binge. So if you wish to peek into the past from the windows of the present, read about these 7 bakeries in Lucknow that have surely stood the test of time!
Opened in 1990, Sunder Bakery soon became popular for its mouth-watering delicacies. The bakery serves an assortment of pure-vegetarian treats like cakes, pastries, cookies, snacks, mousse, puddings, cheesecakes and so much more. Winning over a large number of customers since its establishment, the bakers have managed to acquire the loyalty of the people residing in and around Indira Nagar.
Location: Goel Palace & Asha Deep Complex, Bhootnath Mandir Rd, Bhoothnath Market, Sector 5, Indira Nagar
Bakery No. 1
Having served Lucknowites for over 130 years now, Bakery No. 1 opens only during the Christmas season in the Sadar area. Mohammed Kaleem, the owner of this bakery and the fourth-generation baker in his family, is known for his sumptuous Christmas cakes and other goodies. Kaleem's father, Bulei Mistari learned the knacks of baking from the Britishers and passed on the skills to his sons, making a 12-year old Kaleem the youngest baker of his family!
In contemporary times, this store witnesses flocks of patrons, who head to this shop for getting a taste of traditional delicacies. With a history running over decades, Bakery No. 1 has become a part of the city's heritage.
Location: 1003, Dada Miya Rd, Sadar Bazaar, Cantonment, Lucknow
New Gupta Bakers
Catering to your sweet tooth, New Gupta Bakers in Aminabad Lucknow is known to be one of the best bakeries in the city, with an array of scrumptious bakery products and desserts. Famed for their exclusive designer cakes and collection of bespoke designs, the bakers target a gamut of flavours that never fail to tantalize one's taste buds!
The inception of this store holds an interesting story too. Previously, it was known as the 'Crown Bakery' in British Lahore but when the originators moved to Lucknow after partition, they renamed their shop. They reinvented two new stores- 'Gupta Bakery' and 'New Gupta Bakers' in 1988.
Location: 17/18, Fruit Lane, Road, Aminabad, Lucknow
After migrating from Sindh to Lucknow due to partition, Mr. G.M Ahuja faced many hardships before he opened his first venture called 'Green Bakery' in 1958. Hit hard by fate, Ahuja encountered helplessness as the floods of 1960 ruined all his efforts. With great courage and faith, he decided to launch another bakery, giving birth to Good Bakery in Nishatganj, in 1963.
Within no time, this establishment became the talk of the town. Gradually, the patisserie developed to be a full-fledged store with its branches coming up in different parts of the town. Known for its exclusive kinds of bread, cakes, cookies, pizzas and sandwiches, this bakery is nothing short of a bundle of joy for the city!
Location: Faizabad Rd, Opp:Karamat Market, New Hyderabad, Nishat Ganj, Lucknow (& other branches)
Starting out with a small outlet in Alambagh Lucknow in 1976, Brijwasi Bakery is deemed to be one of the oldest bakeries in town. They now have ten outlets spread across Lucknow besides 'Brijwasi Lawns & Banquets' which hosts weddings, celebrations and the like!
They initially started their journey with some delectable cookies, cakes and bread and later broadened their horizon to dry cakes, pizzas, sandwiches and much more. Today, the bakery boasts of an excellent catering service and online ordering facility, as well.
Location: No. B, Shop No. GF -1N AND GF-2 Buidling, 1, Sapru Marg, Prem Nagar, Hazratganj (& other branches)
JJ BakersAmongst the famed bakeries in town, JJ Bakers occupies a special place in the hearts of the city folks. Within two decades of its inception, the company has grown remarkably, winning recognition for its premium quality products and creativity. Today, it owns a string of stores at multiple prominent locations in the city. From specialty bread, biscuits & cookies to cakes, Gateaux, pastries, desserts, rusk, you can find everything under a single roof here!
Location: 1, Ashok Marg, Prem Nagar, Hazratganj (& other Branches)
Growing up in Lucknow essentially encapsulates a memory of munching luscious desserts from Pat-A-Cake. With its amazing taste and sprawling variety, the bakery has successfully secured a coveted position for itself in the market. If you are someone who believes in traditions, you must get your hands on their special Plum cakes, baked with love. What's astounding though is that they managed to preserve their originality through the past few decades!
Location: 17/1, Madan Mohan Malviya Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Vibhav Khand -3, Gomti Nagar (& other branches)
While the cafe culture is evolving faster than ever before in Lucknow, city folks still flock to their first favorites when it comes to taste and authenticity. Besides the above the five, the city surely has umpteen centres that gravitate us with their old-world charms. So if you know any of them, do not forget to tell us in the comments below!