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A real sweet discount

india Updated: Jun 01, 2011 01:37 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times
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Most of the bakeries and even a few Indian sweet shops in the city offer discounts before their closing time. For those looking to get hold of some breads and pastries and even mithai at pocket-friendly rates, the happy hours provided by these shops in the night are the best time to shop. “These discounts are offered because we keep our stock fresh and do not sell the same stock even the next day. Whatever is left after giving these discounts is distributed to the NGOs we have collaborated with on the same day,” says Sonia Sareen, of a bakery, The French Affair. Check out some bakeries and sweet shops in the city offering these discounts.

Choko La
The place is popular for its all-day breakfast menu and the discounts that it offers on bakery items after 8 pm. A 50 percent discount is given on all kinds of breads available during that time. They also offer a discount of 30 percent on cakes and pastries.
Where: B-36, 1st floor Khan Market
Tel: 011- 41757570
Discount timings: After 8 pm

Sartoria
The bakery on the ground floor gives out fresh breads and cakes. To ensure that nothing baked on the day is carried forward the next day, the prices of bakery goods are slashed by 30 percent after 7.30 pm and by 50 percent after 9 pm. .
Where: 18 A, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
Tel: 987115449
Discount timings: 7.30 pm onwards

Bikanervala
This is one of the few shops in the city giving discounts on Bengali sweets after 9.30 pm. Most of the perishable sweets that are left after the day’s sale are sold at a 25 percent discount. Not all the outlets of the brand gives out discounts.
Where: 28, NWA Club Road, Punjabi Bagh
Tel: 011- 25228981
Discount timings: 9.30 pm onwards

Sidewalk
You can choose from an array of breads, sandwiches, quiches and pastries at a 50 percent discount here. While most of the breads will cost you Rs 125, there are a whole lot of confectionery items to choose from as well. The discounted rates are inclusive of taxes.
Where: Ring Road, Bhikaji Kama Place
Tel: 011 6677 1304
Discount timings: 8 pm to 9 pm

Cakewalk
For those reaching this pastry shop after 8 pm, it gives a discount of 25 percent on all bakery items available, except for chocolates. Since the discount is on till 11pm, even the late night birds can have a feast here.
Where: Park Plaza Noida, C Block, Sector-55, Noida
Tel: 0120 -4678888
Discount timings: 8 pm - 11 pm

Pastry shop
This pastry shop gives a discount of 50 percent on whatever bakery item is available at the counter between 9 pm to 10 pm. The sale depends on the kind of bakery item available here.
Where: Radisson Blu, Near Mahipalpur Extension, National Highway 8
Tel: 011- 11-26779191
Discount timings: 9 pm to 10 pm

The French Affair
This quaint little bakery shop offers 25 percent discount on all bakery items after 8 pm. Breads, pastries and cakes can all be bought at discounted rates. They also have a facility for guests to sit and enjoy the bakery products.
Where: 308, Chattarpur Hills, Sau Foota Road
Tel: 9811011958
Discount timings: 8 pm onwards

Ever Bake
This is the most popular haunt in the area for those looking for breads for their early morning breakfast and those with a sweet tooth. This bakery gives its discount after 10 pm and is open till midnight. A 30 percent discount is offered on all bakery items and sweets.
Where: BN2, Central Market, Shalimar Bagh, West
Tel: 9350605566
Discount timings: 10 pm to midnight

Ye Old Bakery
A visit to this bakery during its happy hours, which start after 7.30 pm, will ensure that you get freshly baked goodies at discounted rates. Till 9 pm, the bakery gives a discount of 50 percent on all the baked items.
Where: Claridges Hotel, 12, Aurangzeb Road
Tel: 011- 41335133
Discount timings: 7.30 pm to 9 pm

The Old Baker
You might spot a long queue after 8 pm at this bakery, just for their discounts on bakery items. The pastry shop gives a 50 percent discount on all bakery products here. Most of the pastries sold here are priced at Rs 150 and can be bought at Rs 75.
Where: Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, 3, Rajendra Place
Tel: 011- 25760000
Discount timings: 8 pm onwards