A heaven for foodies are the many street food joints across the city of Mumbai. Here are some of the famous eateries and what one can eat there.

Kirti College vada pav: It will not be wrong if it is said that vada pav is the essence of Mumbai. Whenever we think of Mumbai, we definitely think of vada pav. This heavenly snack can be found all around the lanes of Mumbai. The most famous and legendary one is near Kirti College. The spicy potato masala combined with a tangy chutney and those fried strings of batter called churas are the real difference.

Mamledaar Missal: Another iconic snack of Mumbai, misal pav has its own charm and taste. Many swear by its hot and spicy taste. But the most amazing and lip smacking one can be found at Mamledaar Missal in Thane. People swear by it’s hot and spicy rassa which is said to be one of the most spiciest. This legendary outlet has been serving this amazing misal for more than 50 years.

Chana jor garam at Marine Drive: This is the most famous chaat item in Mumbai, especially at Marine Drive. It is nothing but fried flat Chickpea chips mixed with some amazing spices served with onions, tomatoes and raw mangoes with a dash of lemon.  The spices used give a very tangy, spicy, lip smacking, sweet, sour flavour. The texture is usually very crunchy and crispy.

 

Sugarcane juice across Mumbai: This is one soul item on the Mumbai streets and can be found everywhere. On a hot merciless afternoon in Mumbai, there is nothing more soothing and reviving than a glass of sugarcane juice. This gives a much needed respite from the unbearable heat of the sun. Sweet, cool and awesome,sugarcane juice is very peculiar to the culture of Mumbai. It calms down your body and reduces the body temperature. It also improves the nervous system.

Paan at Prakash paanwala: Paan and Mumbai definitely go hand in hand. Though paan is famous across India, Mumbai has it’s own unique paans. And Prakash paanwala waala serves some of the best paans in town. It’s located near Marine Drive.

Frankie at Shreeji, Borivali: When you enter Borivali west, you get these amazing aromas of street foods. And one of them is this cheese Frankie at Shreeji stall. This one is tasty and has vegetables, schezwan sauce,  mayonnaise, cheese and Manchurian sauce.  The taste is spicy and hot.

Sandwich at Raju Sandwich: In the lanes near KC college and HR college in Churchgate, there lies this amazing sandwich stall. Raju’s sandwich stall has some of Mumbai’s most amazing sandwiches – be it grilled, cheese or just simply vegetarian. One word, go for it!

Pav bhaji at Sardars: How can you ignore pav bhaji when we talk about Mumbai? What better choice than Sardar pav bhaji which has for the past five decades been serving the most delicious, buttery and creamiest pav bhaji in Mumbai.

Mohanbhai’s Purla: The Indian pancakes just got better. The half a decade old joint is located in 3rd Agiary lane, Zaveri Bazaar. It has one of the most unusually favourite snacks of Gujaratis and Jains. This joint serves many varieties of Purlas like Masala Purla, Moong dal Purla. All the varieties are tasty and delicious. It is definitely worth a try!

Phirni and gulab jamuns at Mohammad Ali road: If you are a hardcore food lover, then Mohammad Ali road is the place to go! This road is like a lively heaven for foodies, enthusiast, shopaholics and that too especially on Friday evenings. This pic is taken from the very famous,iconic and legendary sweet joint of Suleiman Usman Mithaaiwaala. You can enjoy a range of sweets which includes phirni, gulab jamun, barfi etc.

WTC pasta: This is the awesomely spicy and deliciously amazing Mogolian penne pasta in red sauce from the famous street food joint of Manoj pasta at WTC, Mumbai. Manoj Gupta’s stall serves a variety of pastas (in macaroni and penne), pizzas (on bread and khichya papad), maggi and corn.


Khichdi at Sawaliyas: The Indori style sabudana khichdi at Sawaliya snacks centre Andheri east in Mumbai is different with twist. It is spicy, tangy, lemony and flavourful. It is served garnished with namkeen farsan and chopped coriander leaves.

Text & Photography – Ankit Chaube

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