This story piles up 20 eminent spots where you can enjoy some delicious and authentic food which will surely make your soul happy. Check out the spots and visit them once:
I decided to set sail out for a food hunt. Well in this mini hunt I visited some known & not so known places and why not go veggie since Mumbai has a lot to offer the meat haters, following are some spots so go and have a taste to give your taste buds a burst of flavor.
So let’s first checkout the suburbs:
1.Amar juice center
“Amar Juice Center”, A tiny place that not only serves fresh nutritive juices, but also serves some delicious, eatables. This place is located near Kupar Hospital in Vile Parle (West) and is said to be a midnight hangout place as well as it is open till 2-2:30 AM. One can go here and have fun with friends and family.
So let’s start with shakes n juices;
- Chikoo shake: it was simply delicious and the flavor of chikoo was a sweet delight, it was a mysteriously fascinating drink, one cannot recover from soon.
- Watermelon juice: which was a welcome change from the regular watermelon juices with it chunks of watermelon hidden in the awesome juice.
Besides chikoo shake and watermelon juice they also serve grape juice and anar juice i.e pomegranate juice and I was stuck in a limbo after looking at the menu, it’s a hard choice to make. Moving towards pav bhaji this place is famous for its pav bhaji and they have 14 different types of pav bhaji including JAIN PAV BHAJI and 5 different pavs. One thing I really cannot get over is the cheese masala pav, that is something that has to be tasted once.
The rates were also reasonable Chikoo shake cost rs 80. Watermelon juice cost rs 60 and cheese masala pav bhaji was just for rs 150.
This place is one of the most famous places for pav bhaji in Mumbai and the menu is very interesting consisted of a vast variety of pav bhaji but not like those normal names like kadha pav bhaji or cheese masala pav bhaji the menu had innovative names like black pav bhaji, red pav bhaji, corn kadha pav bhaji n so on. They also have two special items: (i) Anjani Special Chatka Matka kadha pav bhaji and (ii) Anjani Special Chatka Matka Kadha Handi pav bhaji. This place is in Borivali, right next to the Borivali Biryani Centre.
If you are someone who loves spicy food this is your cup of tea and you will surely love this. It is not just the pav bhaji that people normally eat it is something that can be a burst of spices in your mouth because of the garam masala and pepper. If you are not a fan of spicy food you can order chaumchum or black pav bhaji not that spicy but the normal pav bhaji with a twist.
Cost: 1) Black Pav Bhaji – 80
2)Masala Pav – 50
3)Chumchum – 80
This dosa wala is located near Mithibai College and is one of the most famous dosa stall. Thye serve over 36 different types of dosas. This place surely knows what food fusion truly means and the specialty of this dosa center is JINI dosa and it is one of the best dosa you can find in Mumbai the plating of this dosa makes it more tempting. it is plated like a spring roll, spiced with masalas and onions the coconut chutney takes the whole thing to another level with its authentic taste. The dish is not served with potatoes or sambhar.
Cost: 100 INR
This café is located near Kamakshi Building, 38-B, Circle House, Matunga, Mumbai. This café was simply awesome it features stalls outside to entertain people while they wait. The stalls even served banana chips. Café Madras serves Kaapi, organic honey from under the mango tree and a variety of pudis and one of the most ordered thing was café kaapi. The café is famous for its café kaapi and it was quite refreshing and the best part here was missal specially the kholapuri missal.
This restaurant is located at Ground Floor, Juhu Princess Building, Juhu Chowpatty, Juhu (Opposite Ramada Plaza Palm Grove Hotel). It is considered in one of the most famous vegetarian restaurants in Mumbai. If you are a tourist This place is worth visiting, the menu may feature dishes which may look boring but the food is flavorsome and what I liked the most was the strawberry cream which had slices of strawberry loaded among a lots of cream and for those who want go beyond Maharashtrian flavors Shiv Sagar also serves Punjabi and south Indian food.
This restaurant is quite famous for Gujrati food and if you are a huge fan of pancakes then you need to visit this place at least once in your lifetime. The most famous dish of this place is Pankis that is basically a rice pancake steamed in banana leaf, besides this if you are craving for chat this corner may surely satisfy you.
Address: 248, Ground Floor, Karai Estate, Javji Dadaji Marg, Tardeo, Mumbai, 400007
So if you are a Rajasthani food lover take a trip to Rajdhani but yes don’t forget to visit with an empty stomach. Yes, this place is full of amazing food items and their specialty is Rajasthani thali that consist of bowls upon bowls filled with Rajasthani food and flavors.
The food was delicious and flavorsome as well. A single thali had never ending portions of two starters, three vegetables, a Kadi, two varieties of dal, an unique dal bati churma, various types of rotis, khichdi, steamed rice, vegetable rice, chutneys, papad, chhach and dessert. All this was for less than 400 rupees per person and the service was excellent as well. The servers are quick and warm as well food is completely fresh and healthy and the manager All in all, Rajdhani is a good place to visit for a nice vegetarian Indian meal.
Address: Palladium Mall on 3rd Floor in High Street Phoenix Mill Compound near Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, 400013
This restaurant will blow your senses of taste this is one of the oldest restaurants you will find in Mumbai it exist since 1978 and serves fresh food to its customers here food is made 5 times a day.
And the most fascinating part of this restaurant is its chas, an Indian refreshing drink made from buttermilk. They also serve dal fry and delicious Hyderabadi biryani besides this one can also find papad churi, missi roti, bajra and makkai rotis.
Address: Shop No. 61/63, Ground Floor & 1st Floor, Zaveri Bazar, sheikh Memon Street, Kalbadevi, Mumbai, 400002.
If you’re a North Indian and are craving for some good Punjabi food, then you are at the right place. Their Dal is mouthwatering and this is a branch of a famous age old restaurant at Chowpatty that serves amazing Indian food at a very cheap rate. Ambiance here is very simple and decent but the food is just awesome. Here they serve non veg as well as veg unlike Chowpatty outlet there they serve only veg food. The owner himself is present at the outlet so that he can ensure 100℅ service and there is no compromise made in food quality. Aloo jeera, paneer lababdar, dal fry and hot fresh rotis are something one can’t ignore. For desserts kulfi and fruit cream are something one needs to taste. Overall, people craving for tasty Indian food should definitely visit this place.
Address: Shop No. 2, Ground Floor in Shinde Building Compound at Senapati Bapat Marg near Lower Parel, Mumbai, 400013
Hands down the best samosas in the city all most everything from samosas to dal pakwan is perfect. You’ll find almost every Sindhi dish at this place and also the rates are reasonable. They serve all the meals from breakfast till supper and this place is super crowded during the evening hours, decent ambience, service is very fast. This place is easy on your pockets.
It is a nice little place with nice subtle decor. The menu is not very extensive but it’s yummy all the same. There are pizzas by the names of Goa, Nawabi, etc. Glad to say that I have never eaten better vegetarian pizza anywhere else. Right from the crust to the toppings everything was perfect. Yes, and the risotto is also something one must taste. This place is worth visiting.
Address: Hotel Atlantic 18/B at Ground Floor near Juhu Tara Road in Juhu, Mumbai, pincode -400049
Quattro is hands down one of the classiest and elegant places in Mumbai. Went here to try the Mexican cuisine. The place has a good seating capacity. I rarely visit high end only veg places but somehow always wanted to try Quattro as many of my friends had recommended it. The menu had a great variety. The table was loaded with a variety of sauces that proved to be really great for food and added a twist in its taste. In salads Insallate Castoano is a must try it was great experience. It had a variety of ingredients that are good to taste and even good for health like water chestnut beans and cherry tomatoes. It was tossed in a Mexican sauce which gave it a really different but nice flavor. The dish was presented really well and had a really good flavor. Taquitos consists of fried gluten free Tortilla cones. It had a vegetable and salsa stuffing and the best part was the Avocado ice cream. This is a must have in my opinion. Chocolate explosion is one of my favorites.
Address: Shop No. 7 at Ground Floorin Janta Industial Estate near Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai pincode 400018
13.The Friends Union Joshi Club
The Friends Union Joshi Club was started by a freedom fighter Govindram Shankarji in 1945. Location is really difficult to reach even if you are familiar with that area you may still find difficulty to find that place. Food is purely vegetarian. Food is simple but delicious. And the most important and best part is that it is pocket friendly if you’ll compare the price of this same thali at other restaurants it is comparatively high at other places and also the food here is way better than anywhere else. The unique part of this thali is a coined shaped puran poli and those are taste amazing.
Address: 381/A near Kalbadevi Road in Narottam Wadi at Kalbadevi in Mumbai, pincode 400002
14.Sanjay Ice cream
If you are a huge fan of kulfi just like I am, go grab your friends and take a tour to Sanjay kKulfi they have a great variety of kulfis available at their cart and these kulfis are basically homemade as they make it on their own and add a number of flavors like Coconut, Chocolate Chip, Chickoo, Rose and many others.
The most interesting part about this kulfi is one can actually taste the flavor in it if it is watermelon you will taste the real chunks of watermelon and this makes it really unique. This is in Kandivili West.
Global Chaos is located in Fort Opposite Standard Chartered bank. The place serves multiple cuisines from around the world right from North Indian, European, Mediterranean, Asian, Continental to American. The restaurant has done an awesome job in preparing such a vast menu. Arabian Mezze Platter is delicious, this dish contains Falafels and pita bread along with garlic flavored hummus and Tabbouleh. The garlic flavored hummus is topped with an olive was the best part of this dish, is its flavour. A must have from the Global Chaos menu second comes Loaded Nachos: A gigantic serving of nachos mixed with beans, scallions, olives with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. I’m a hard core lover of nachos and this dish will surely make you lick your fingers.
Best bhel puri and grill cheese sandwich you could find in Mahavir Nagar. It is a small shop but fast services so if you love spicy or even sweet street food take a highway to Gupta Snacks in Kandivali after all there is nothing better than long talks with friends and savoury street food. Its actually famous for bhelpuri n panipuri but sandwiches are worth a try.
Well, if you haven’t tried Maharashtrian food yet or you love to have Maharashtrian food then this is the place to be. Right opposite Sena Bhavan in Dadar on main road is this small place which serves pure veg food. They have decent normal wooden tables and cushion chair air conditioned sittings. You must try thalipith trust me it was too good. I Will highly recommend everyone to try it. Pithale Bhaji bhakari, vatana usal with bhakari proved to be an amazing combination. The butter and chutney served along with both items enhanced its flavors. Kothimbir wadi and batata wada both the items had authentic Maharashtrian taste. Misal Pav too was awesome they even had rawa dosa, as well as pizza and both the items were good. Overall this place is recommended.
Pancham thali at Pancham Puriwala Fort. If you are craving for a thali right now! And specially if your cravings spell choley puri then Pancham is definitely a place you must visit. Its a delight to have food at this place. Wonderful puris and sabjis. The food tastes delicious and gives a very homely feeling. The ambiance is good, its quick dining place.
Chocolate sandwich at Subhash Sandwich, Matunga. These perfect and amazingly toasted sandwiches topped with a dollop of ice cream and chocolate seems like heaven on earth. So this one is for all the chocolate and food lovers if you have not tasted his chocolate sandwich yet you need to a trip to this place and eat these sandwiches and don’t forget about the cheese chilly sandwich.
20.Reise All Day and Kitchen
Here comes the last but not the least, this restaurant is simply amazing to visit for those who crave not just for food but fancy food this restaurant has a lot of tasty and fancy dishes. They serve it in a really different way for all those who want to go for something that is really different and flavorsome visit it once the food won’t let you down in flavors. There are a variety of dishes you may find here that are perfect fusions.