If you have a fascination for the local street food of the places you visit, then Mumbai will definitely make you smile. The street food here is simply lip-smacking and a treat to the taste-buds. We have mentioned some of the not to be missed dishes.
Vada Pav is a vegetarian fast food dish of deep fried potato bread bun with coriander and spices. This is one of the most popular dishes of the city. There are over 50,000 stalls that exclusively offer Vada Pav. The best ones are available at Juhu, Amar Juice Center Vile Parle West and Shabari Santacruz. Priced at Rs. 15- 20, Vada Pav is a complete meal in itself.
Pav Bhaji is a thick vegetable curry prepared in butter and served with a soft bread roll. It is put in a tray along with onions, a piece of lemon, and tomatoes. This is an evergreen favourite among Mumbaikars. There’s an eatery called ‘Sardar Pav Bhai’ which is an old favourite among the lovers of Pav Bhaji. Another attractive venue is Cannon Pav Bhaji on Dadabhaji Naoroji Road near CST.
Frankie features flour wraps packed with mutton, eggs, squashed potatoes, and chicken. The main ingredient is often accompanied with raw onion and spicy sauces. Mr. Amarjit Tibb invented this mouth-watering dish and quite quickly gained a huge customer base. Frankie can be eaten at multiple places but the best ones are at the Tibb’s Frankie. It’s a sin to skip Frankie if you love food!
Bhel Puri is a scrumptious snack prepared from puffed rice, vegetables, and a flavourful tamarind sauce. Although available throughout the country, it is best enjoyed on Mumbai’s beaches. To be specific, the Juhu and Girguam Chowpatty beach. Those who wish to have it in a sophisticated ambience can step into Sea Lounge, Taj Mahal Hotel, and Apollo Bunder. The city’s traditional Bhel Puri will win the heart of anyone and everyone.
Dosa is a thin pancake-like dish prepared from fermented rice batter. In Mumbai, one can easily find several varieties such as Chinese Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, Schezwan cheese Dosa, and Jini Dosa. Different types of chutneys (sauces) are offered too. Nandu Dosa in Juhu is a well-liked Dosa stall. Do eat the ‘Chocolate Dosa’; it’s certainly unique.