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Nov 5, 2010 01:51 PM

It's Diwali! Looking for sweets

The Hindu holiday Diwali starts today. When I lived in Minneapolis I sometimes found Indian restaurants or grocery stores that had special sweets on the menu or for sale this week. Any recommendations on where to go for Diwali sweets here in Seattle?

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  1. I'm a fan of Indian sweets. If you're in North Seattle, this grocery has a small counter with a selection of sweets. Pretty good quality for Seattle. I'm guessing you'd find better in the Redmond area.

    Indian Sweets and Spices
    18002 15th Ave NE (between 180th St & 184th Pl)
    Shoreline, WA 98155
    (206) 367-4568

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    1. When I visited Pabla in Renton (not during Diwali) they had lots of sweets. I bet they'll have some special stuff for the holiday.


      1. There's just one place in the entire Seattle metro area that I would recommend: Punjab Sweets in Kent.

        For starters, they make their own sweets; most do not. They have an excellent selection of burfi, gulab jamun, snack mixes, etc. Fresh jalebi usually on Fridays & Saturdays. They also have a decent menu of vegetarian food. IMHO they're better than anything I've found in Vancouver, and rival sweets I've had in Southall.

        Punjab Sweets
        23617 104th AVE SE #C
        Kent, WA 98031
        (253) 859-3236

        Punjab Sweets
        23617 104th Ave SE Ste C, Kent, WA 98031

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        1. re: Scott O

          BTW, skip going to their sister restaurant in Redmond, Preet's, for sweets. They get 'em from Kent, but they're never as fresh or easy to deal with.

          8440 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052