Mumbai homes people from different states and culture, yet Mumbai has its own aura. Few things define Mumbai and ‘FOOD’ is one of them. If you are visiting Mumbai for the first time, or if you have never really tasted awesomeness of Mumbai’s street food then you should try these lip-smacking Mumbai street food culture.
1. Vada Pav – Vada Pav is the the identity of Mumbai! It is the vegetarian dish made by stuffing deep fried potato fritters and served with Pav. Walk on the street of Mumbai and you can find vada pav anywhere and everywhere. A quick snack we can say, but it definitely satiate your hunger cravings.
Recommended places to have Vada Pav :
Ashok Vada Pav, Kiti College – Dadar
Aaram Vada Pav – Fort
2. Pav-Bhaji – Best part about Pav-Bhaji is that it can pass as a Lunch, Dinner or quick evening Snack. Pav Bhaji was first introduced in Mumbai in 1850s as a fast lunch time dish for textile mill workers.
Recommended places to have Pav Bhaji :
Sardar Pav Bhaji, Tardeo
Maruti Pav Bhaji, Vile Parle
Cannon Pav Bhaji, CST
Sukh Sagar, Chowpatty
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3. Bombay Sandwich – What’s so special about Bombay Sandwich? Well a nicely toasted sandwich with Pudina chutney and smashed potato with topping of veggies of your choice. Nothing can beat this fast but healthy option you can ever find on the street of Mumbai.
Recommended places to have Bombay Sandwich :
Gupta Sandwich, Vashi
Sandwizzaa, Santacruz west
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4. Bombil Fry – “Bombil” aka “Bombay Duck” is a fish easily available in markets of Mumbai. Hence, comes the concept of Bombil Fry – Crispy from outside and soft from inside, Bombil fry is must try dish when you are a sea-food lover.
Recommended places to have Bombil Fry :
Gomantak Hotel, Dadar
Mast Malvani, Lalbaugh
5. Misal Pav– A popular Maharashtrian dish, prepared making gravy of sprouts which is later topped with sev and farsan while serving. Misal Pav can go well in your breakfast, lunch and brunch slot.
Recommended places to have Misal Pav :
Mamledar Misal, Thane
Aaswad , Dadar
Prakash Uphaar Kendra, Dadar( Shivaji park).
6. Jhunka Bhakri – Another popular Maharashtrian dish which is traditionally cooked using chickpeak or besan based mix and best served with jowar or bajra bhakri. This healthy, full-filling and cost effective dish is a must try when you are in Mumbai.
Recommended places to have Jhunka Bhakri:
Jhunka Bhakar Kendra, Kalbadevi
7. Falooda – Walk on Mumbai streets and you can find vendors selling Falooda with Ice-cream. It’s a popular dessert on Mumbai streets. Falooda is available in various flavours and is made of milk and dry fruits and served cold with ice-cream on top of it. Though easily available on Mumbai streets, Falooda is recommended to be eaten from specific restaurants which will make your food experience memorable.
Recommended places to have Falooda :
Badshah, Crawford Market.
Haji Ali Juice center, Mahalaxmi
Hotel Shalimar, Mohd Ali Road