Shillong’s Delhi Misthan Bhandar and Guwahati’s Shaikh Brothers among Yahoos 10 Joints older than India!

Guwahati (Assam ) , Aug 8 : Independence Day is right around the corner. As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018 it seems as good a time as any to take the proverbial walk down memory lane and look back at some of the oldest restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in India.

The good news is that Delhi Misthan Bhandar, which was started way back in 1930 in Shillong also features in the list .

Think choley bhature, gulab jamuns, cutlets, lassi. There’s literally nothing else you need to know about this blessing to mankind. Oh, and the fact that they made a 75-inch diameter jalebi just because they could and that earned them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
And yes. Next time you are Shillong do not forget to taste the famous jalebis.

The other joint which featured in the list is Guwahati’s Shaikh Brothers Bakery started way back in 1882.


Shaikh Ghulam Ibrahim and Shaikh Sabiruddin, the eponymous Shaikh brothers, decided to cash in on the gap in the still nascent Guwahati market in 1882 and decided to open a bakery.

Like with all bakeries at the time, officers of the British government were their main patrons, though, eventually, a certain Pandit Nehru also fell in love with their fare as did his daughter Indira Gandhi.

It still continues the way it was of course with changes in the getup and people flooding the bakery.

Courtesy :Keepers of Cool Yahoo India

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