Welcome to the land of dreams! Besides its iconic landmarks, it’s known for the epic street food found throughout the city. Yes, we are talking about Mumbai. The street food is simply mouthwatering. Experience some tasty treats on the streets of Mumbai as you take a tour around the city. We have listed down the best street food places in Mumbai for your food bucket list.
Best Late Night Street Food Places in Mumbai
Mumbai is the home to Bollywood and also some of the best eateries serving delectable street food that will leave your tummy fully satisfied. Right from Pav Bhaji to Bhelpuri and Vada Pav, Mumbai is an unbeatable destination for the best of street food in India.
1. Bade Miyan
Colaba Bade Miya’s name is on every Mumbaikars lips. Bademiya is famous for its Seekh Kebabs. Open until 3 am, Bade Miyan a popular food spot for all your day and night meat cravings. Some of their must-try delicacies include the Chicken Kebab, Mutton Boti Kebab And Chicken Reshmi Kebab with their soft Rumali Roti to go with it. Bade Miya is the ideal place to settle after-party munchies.
2. Mohammed Ali Road
Who hasn’t heard of this legendary place? A Gastronomic paradise for meat lovers and the like, it provides an array of options for all kinds of foodies. From morning to late night, indulge in sizzling tikkas, fluffy naans, succulent kebabs, and mouthwatering Malpuas, there is something for everyone on this street that runs alongside Minara Masjid.
The delectable Mughlai food is undoubtedly the show stopper at this heavenly street, especially during Ramzan. Legendary restaurants sell Nalli Nihari and Haleem that are an all-time favourite with Bollywood stars. Head to the famous Suleiman Bakery to wrap up your culinary expedition with their Phirni, known to be the best in the city.
3. Kharghar Khau Galli
The street near Utsav Chowk in Kharghar is a fully crowded and chaotic place in the evenings as an eat street for evening snacks. While you are here, head straight to any momo joint and eat those perfectly steamed momos with generous chicken and vegetarian fillings with Schezwan sauce.
4. Princess Street Khau Galli
Find the Princess Street Khau Galli right opposite to the bustling Mangaldas Market. It’s a foodie’s paradise loaded with food stalls laden serving an assortment of freshly prepared snacks and beverages that cater quench those hunger pangs. It’s especially popular with all the exhausted shoppers in the area. If you happen to be shopping in the area, take a break and indulge in the Dal Pakwans, Samosa Toasts, Badam Barfis and the scrumptious Ice Halwas at these stalls sure to make you forget your aching feet.
5. Chembur Khau Galli
While Chembur Khau Galli isn’t always the most accessible place to reach from other parts of Mumbai, it’s worth visiting over the weekend for a little slice of this culinary heaven; it has speciality Sindhi and Punjabi eateries.
Unlike most Khau Gallis in Mumbai offering street food like Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav and variety of dosas; the unpretentious, hole-in-the-wall eateries here concentrate purely on regional specialities such as Koki, Kulchas, Dal Pakwas, and Ragda Pattice, along with an array of sweets.
Best Vegetarian Street Food In Mumbai
1. Anand Vada Pav
Head to Mithibai College’s Anand Stall located in Vile Parle for some fresh vada pav and dosa. Over 40 years old, this street food joint has been catering to the young crowd by creating new and exciting dishes every few months.
As one of the most famous street food joints in the city, it’s known as the gem in the Vile Parle universe. Try Anand’s Butter Vada Pav slathered with a generous helping of butter and chutneys at only ₹20. The Grilled Cheese Schezwan Vada Pav is another favourite grilled to perfection for just ₹60.
They have separate sections for dosa and fast food. The Special Jinny dosa (₹160) with veggies, cheese, coriander, and yummy masala is a must. Next up, the Paneer Chilly Frankie (₹80) paired with the Kalakhatta soda (₹20) is an excellent pair to satisfy your hunger on a sweaty afternoon in Mumbai.
2. Sardar Refreshments/Sardar Pav Bhaji
Tardeo Sardar Ahmed is acclaimed as the founder of pav bhaji. About 52 years back, Sardar Ahmed blessed us with his creation called ‘Pav Bhaji’. Located in Tardeo, Sardar’s piping-hot pav bhaji tingle your taste buds, leaving you wanting for more. This marvellous experience is quite pocket-friendly costing around ₹110 for two.
3. Manjeet Puri Chole
Jumpstart your mornings with a hearty desi breakfast in Sion at Manjeet Puri Chole. Indulge in the buttery Chole Bhature. This 60-year-old joint is known for one of the best kulchas and Chole Bhature in Mumbai and continues to serve lip-smacking food from 7.30 am to 3 pm.
Bachelorr’s in Chowpatty claims to make the best shakes, juices and more. It has been a crowd-puller since the 1930s, and it has a loyal following of customers for years. Sit on your car bonnet and try the Strawberry Juice (₹216), a seasonal favourite filled with strawberry pieces. Another favourite would be the R.P. Bhaji Pav Roll (₹180). Don’t miss the Green Chilly Ice Cream (₹67).
5. Om Sai Sagar Chaat Centre
When you’re strolling along with the busy beachside eateries in Mumbai, bhelpuri is the favourite. Bhelpuri is a marvellous medley of Puffed Rice, Sev, Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes, a variety of chutneys, topped chopped Cilantro. The result is a party in your mouth. It’s crunchy, tangy, sweet and spicy. It’s the type of Mumbai street food that once you start eating it, you can’t stop.
Best Non-Veg Street Food In Mumbai
1. Gomantak Boarding House Restaurant
Kelkar Road Gomantak Boarding House Restaurant serves outstanding Malvani seafood, and one of their specialities is bombil fry. Bombay duck is a Mumbai favourite. Despite being named Bombay duck (or bombil), it’s a type of lizardfish coated in a layer of semolina and deep-fried to a crisp. It gives a nice crispy texture on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Bombay duck is fabulous with a full thali meal comprising rice, chapatti, and a variety of side curries to balance it all. Bombay duck promises to be pure satisfaction in every bite from 11 am – 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm -11:30 pm daily.
2. Jai Jawan
Since it set up shop in 1974, Jai Jawan has been a crowd favourite, especially with the Linking Road shoppers and is always packed. Jai Jawan is serving the most authentic street seafood and one of a kind. It has three outlets in Mumbai, located on Linking Road, Khar and Lokhandwala.
They source all seafood from the docks of Mumbai early in the morning. They also have more significant sit- down outlets in Bandra and Lokhandwala. Don’t miss the Fish Fry & Punjabi Prawns that are marinated with a blend of unique herbs & spices for hours, before being deep-fried to deliciousness.
Golden, crispy and flavorful awesomeness, served with spicy green chutney and onions costing approximately ₹500 for two people is a crowd puller. This place is every seafood lover’s dream and a must-visit in Mumbai.
3. Carter Road Khau Galli
Bandra Carter Road Khau Galli near Bandra offers you a fresh sea breeze, youthful crowd and a great vibe to go with its fantastic food. This Galli’s star attraction is the omnipresent shawarma.
It also offers a wide range of other culinary treats such as momos, falafel, wok-fried Chinese food, and corn on a cob. Don’t forget to dig into scoops of frozen yoghurts, sweet cupcakes or freshly made waffles for dessert. Covering all your sweet to spicy food cravings, Carter Road is a must-visit.
4. Mahim Khau Galli
Mahim Khau Galli is a legendary street food destination among Mumbaikars and tourists alike, known for its mouthwatering non-vegetarian fare.
Once known as Balamia Road, Mahim Khau Galli is lined with stalls selling yummy eats like Baida Roti, Khiri, Sheekh, Khichda (a heavenly concoction of meat, lentils, rice and spice) and melt-in-the-mouth chicken tandoori. Don’t miss the mix Ice-Cream Falooda and the Dry Kulfi Falooda At Baba Falooda, the most famous Falooda place of Mahim.
5. Sarvi, Byculla
The smoked kebabs hung on skewers at Sarvi will remind you of the kebabs at food joints in every nook and corner of a food street, but the taste is like no other. Sarvi at Mohammed Ali Road is known to lure you with the amazing aroma of its grilled meats. The shop has been around for 90 years and doesn’t exactly have a sign-board, but the curtain of meaty skewers hung outside the eatery is enough to spot the location. The Beef Seekh Kababs are a must-try at Sarvi.
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