Aamchi Mumbai! A city that never sleeps and is always on the move. Are you planning to visit this marvellous city? Then be ready to taste the food that will sweep you off your feet. Mumbai has a whooping population that tops over 2 crores. With people of every culture, ethnicity and roots amalgamated in one city, the food is bound to reflect this. India’s 2nd largest city offers you food coming hot from 5-star restaurants to khau galis. From spicy and savoury pani puri, vada pav, sevpuri, Bombay sandwich, omelettes to deliciously sweet basundi, motichoor laddu and rasgullas – sab hai yahan par. But you can’t visit a city and not try its street food. That’s a paap you don’t want to commit
Deemed as Mumbai’s best samosa, this place offers this classic dish with a chickpea gravy on the side. With freshly chopped onions and coriander, it’s no less than a foodie’s heaven. The chatpata taste will leave you drooling. It’s a must-visit place if you want to dabble in the Mumbai street food scene. The queue may be long but mind you the food will be worth it and more. Find It At: 40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion, Mumbai. Also Try: Chole-Bhature, samosa chole, gulab jamun and chole tikki.
This is a hidden treasure of a place waiting for your taste buds to stumble and have a blast. Your eyes will pop out of your sockets when you hear the price (in a good way). The special Chinese thali includes mouth-watering items, right from starters, soup, Manchurian, and ice tea. The food comes in piles that will fill your hungry soul. And you can’t simply miss out on the dumplings and the soup. This place also has other outlets in Colaba and Bandra. Find It At: Near Atria Mall, Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai. Also Try: Prawn hot garlic sizzler and chicken shashlik sizzler.
Serving delicious Mughlai specialities at such low prices has uplifted this place in people’s hearts as one of the favourites of all time. You can treat yourself with chicken tikka masala and kheema pav. Craving something sugary? Try its firni and rabdi kulfi. It’s a blessing really when you can eat your fill and not worry about the bill. It’s worth a visit (or two!). Find At It: 15, Corner Of MRA Marg, Musafir Khana Road, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai. Also Try: Keema roti, chicken taronest and Kashmiri chicken.
How can you go to Mumbai and not eat vada pav, right? The streets are lined with hundreds of vada pav outlets to ensure you don’t miss out on this dish. And the best place to experience an authentic Mumbai-style vada pav is Sardar. And with great food comes even greater queues. To avoid the crowd, visit on weekdays and before evenings. Chatakdar bhaji slapped with butter and spices and the softest bread rolls. Muwah. It does not get better than this, guys! Find It At: 166 A, Tardeo Road Junction, Opposite Bus Depot, Tardeo, Mumbai. Also Try: Sitafal shake and cheese pav bhaji.
Between two crunch wafers, you can fill a variety of flavours, ranging from black currant to coffee, kacchi kairi, almond crunch, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate, and many more to drown in the sweet ecstasy. K Rustom, one of Mumbai’s most famous ice cream places, has been serving hundreds of happy customers every day for decades, and its fan base continues to grow! It is a must-visit for everyone in Mumbai, whether you like desserts or not! Find It At: 87 Stadium House, Opposite Ambassador Hotel, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai. Also Try: Coffee runch, almond crunch and mango delight
At the global Foodie Hub Awards, Aaswad won the award for The World’s Tastiest Vegetarian Dish for its Misal Pav! What is there to say about this exquisite Maharashtrian breakfast? This dish, consisting of mixed beans sprouts, spices, chopped onions, and tomatoes, is a treat for your taste buds. Spices created from scratch and the allure of crunchy farsan that you can’t resist. Find It At: Sanskruti Building Gadkari Chowk, 4, Lady Jamshedji Road, opp. Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar West, Mumbai. Also Try: Misal, kothimbir vadi and vada pav.