If you’re a true Mumbaikar, you would know all the popular shacks but if you don’t, don’t worry! We have got you covered. No one can resist the hot vada with spicy chutney and chillies. If you are visiting Mumbai for the first time, you should not miss the Vada Pav. Infact, 23rd April is considered to be the Vada Pav day. We have the top 20 places you can try for the best Vada Pav.
1. Ashok Vada Pav
It is also called Kirti Vada Pav as it is located near Kirti College. Celebrities like Sonu Nigam, Jackie Shroff, and Madhuri Dixit are fans of his Vada Pav. The commendable part about Ashok Vada Pav is that they have maintained their reputation for 35 years. There is something special about his Vada Pav.
2. Dhiraj Sandwich
There are a variety of Vada Pavs available here. It is located right outside Mithibai College. He is famous not for his chutney but for the paste he wraps around his Vada. he also has a grill machine, he grills the Vada Pav and it is out of the world.
3. Anand Vada Pav
Anand gives competition to Dhiraj’s shack as Anand Vada Pav is also located outside Mithibai College. You will get addicted if you visit him once but on a Saturday evening, you will have to fight for your Vada Pav. Yeah, you heard that right!
4. Shivaji Vada Pav
Not a lot of people would say this but Anand Vada Pav, Dhiraj Vada Pav and Shivaji Vada Pav are almost the same. Some might say that Anand is better, some might say Dhiraj is better or some might say Shivaji is better. In its true essence, all three are pretty close when it comes to taste. Another similarity, Shivaji Vada Pav is also located opposite to Mithibai College.
5. Samrat Vada Pav
In the heart of the city, there is another Vada Pav shack called Samrat Vada Pav. They are famous for a unique ingredient they use in the Vada Pav, i.e. coconut slices. But not everyone loves it. It is an acquired taste – so either you like it gradually or you don’t.
6. Aaram Vada Pav
Aaram Vada Pav is situated near Mumbai’s railway station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Anyone who gets out of the station is bound to stop by this stall. They make soft but crunchy Vada Pavs with spicy thick chutney. Try their Kothambir Vadi.
7. Graduate Vada Pav
This shop is located right outside the Byculla Station. Therefore, it is no surprise that they feed around 2000 customers. But what’s special about this place? Their consistency in their taste for nearly 20 years.
It was once located right outside Shiv Seva Bhavan, headquarters of the political party. They serve Sabudana Vadas to Thalipeeth. Their Vada Pav are underrated but if you try them, you will know how good it is.
9. Shree Krishna Batatawada
It is located near Dadar Station, somewhere near Chhabildas School. It is known for its Chhabildas Vada. Their Vadas are not that crispy but their flavors are so unique that you will not forget it for years. There is a sugarcane juice shack. It is a treat to have hot Vada Pavs and then a glass of cold sugarcane juice.
10. Mangesh Vada Pav
Mangesh Vada Pav is located near Babhai which is a predominant Maharashtrian neighborhood. It is difficult to locate this Vada Pav stall but the locals love it and you will too. We have tried it ourselves and loved every bite of it.
11. Nitin Vada Pav
This stall doesn’t have a particular name to it but in fact it is famous by its owner’s name, Nitin. Even if you cannot locate it, you will easily figure out by looking at the amount of people who visit here in the evening. It is located near IC Church. Nitin opens his stall only in the evening and closes off as soon as he finishes off all Vada Pavs.
12. Parleshwar Vada Pav
It is located near Prem Shopping Center in Vile Parle East. His Vada Pav is famous because of his unique dash of coconut touch. It gives a nice twist to the evergreen Vada Pav.
13. Gajanan Vada Pav
This Vada Pav junction is situated in Thane. They sell Vada Pav with their secret chutney. It has maintained its legacy for four decades now. You will fall for their Vada Pav really hard once you try them.
It is located near Goyal Shopping Arcade in Borivali West. Pipasa is famous for their other snacks as well. So if you do decide to visit do have their Vada Pav with cold Lassi. You can hog on their Vada Pavs. It is yummy and light.
15. Bhau Vada Pav
It is near Patil Bhavan, Mulund West. Their Vada Pav, Misal Pav, and Usal Pav will make you go crazy. They add onions in their Vada Pav which gives quite a different taste to it. They start in the morning and keep serving their customers till night.
16. Shankar Vada Pav
It is situated opposite to Bandra Talao. It started in 1975 as a thela wala and over the years they have a proper shop now. Their Vada Pavs are the best in Bandra. Celebrities also visit his shop. You should give him a try.
17. Kalidas Masala Vada Pav
If you ever want to add some spice in your life, do try out Kalidas Masala Vada Pav. You will not complain after that. It is loaded with spices and butter. Their chutney adds up a lot more taste to the already spicy Vadas.
18. Vidarbha Vada Pav
It is located close to Parleshwar Vada Pav Samrat. This iconic joint is famously known for its Vada Pav. Serving hot, crispy Vada Pavs with spicy chutney since 1972. It is famous in all the colleges located nearby. It serves a variety of Vada Pavs.
19. Laxman’s Om Vada Pav
Laxman’s has some of the craziest combinations when it comes to Vada Pavs. Have you ever heard of Schezwan Maggi Cheese Vada Pav? Yeah, you will get it at Laxman’s. It is located in Garodiya Nagar, Ghatkopar East. Do try it out.
20. Jumbo King
They are leading the Vada Pav world. In April 2014, they sold about 100 million Vada Pav. Can you imagine? They have a variety of Vada Pavs. They are located in multiple locations in Mumbai. You will find at least one joint in every area.
This was all that we had for you on Vada Pavs. These are all the famous joints we knew about. If you ever visit Mumbai, don’t forget to try spicy, chili, and hot Vada Pavs. You will regret not trying them. Go on a Vada Pav spree!