After every good news, the next sentence we utter upon hearing it is “mun tu meetha karao”. Celebration then begins, with gulab jamuns, barfi, jalaibee, kalakand, ladoo, rasgullay, patisa and you name it. We just love to have a sugar rush with heaven sent methai, particularly gulab jamuns. Although most popular sweet shops are mainly in either Karachi or Lahore, but Rawalpindi/Islamabad is not far behind. Here are the top 5 people’s choice sweet shops in the capital.


Shikarpuri Sweet House, located in G-9, has the best quality sweets, with most loved Halwa puri around Islamabad. You can find a variety of sweets available, and can also head down to the spot for a power-packed breakfast with your family.

Dhaka Sweets  

One of the most popular places to get your confectionery is Dhaka Sweets. Although there is a chain of outlets in most of the cities, the outlets in Islamabad are in F – 11, G – 11, G – 8, and even in old Pindi. So Dhaka Sweets is one of the most popular choice of people to get their chum chum, Gulab Jamun and Bengali Ras malai, which is loved by the people of the city.

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Jamil Sweets

If you are looking for authentic methai in the city, Jamil Sweets, Scheme 3 or Blue Area is the best option in whole of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. You get the best of the best Gulab Jamun, Ras gullay, kalakand, patisa and a variety of halwa, including Sohan and daal ka halwa. The one stop for best methai for any occasion.

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Rasheed Sweets

Rasheed Sweets also has a chain of outlets around the city, and is loved for its hot servings of ras bhary Gulab Jamun, Gajjar ka halwa and kheer. One of the most voted places, for it’s hot and fresh methai servings.

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Fresco Sweets

OK! Here is the best of the 5 options for sweet lovers in Islamabad – Fresco Sweets has methai that will make you drool over them. The ras gullay and besan ke ladoo are heavenly. There is a lot of variety in the shop, available at all times in the F-10 branch.

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Here are the top 5 sweet shops in the capital that we love, if you think we missed out on some, let us know.

Ramsha Rehan

Writer, Passionate Reader, Analyzer and dreamer. Loves food and travelling. Looking for an escape.