15 Must-Try Vada Pav Variants You Have To Eat Now!

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    Not only a staple Mumbaiker food, but the humble Vada Pav has fans everywhere! Here’s a roundup of some insane creations and additions to the simple yet filling, Vada Pav.

    1. The Hidden Pav At Farzi Cafe, Lower Parel

    Isn’t the name enough? Farzi Cafe in Kamala Mills serves The Hidden Pav which is basically bread inside the vada.

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    Credits: Farzi Cafe

    Can we call it inverse Vada Pav?

    Where: Farzi Cafe, ground floor, Kamala Mills, SB Marg, Lower Parel.
    How Much: ₹295 plus taxes

    2. Bao Wow Pav, Social, All Outlets

    Bao Wow Pav is a crumb fried vada wrapped in pita bao served with different versions of usual vada pav sides; garlic chutney, mayo and masala fries!

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    Credits: Social

    This chinese version of Vada Pav is all that you need for a great lunch. Think so too?

    Where: All Social outlets
    How Much: ₹170 plus taxes

    3. Cheese Burst Vada Pav, Hungry JDs, Borivali

    Latino cheese burst vada pav boasts of oodles of dripping cheese from the vadas! Made with potato, beans, jalapeno and spicy chipotle, the buns are arranged with lettuce, a slice of cheese, cherry tomato and chipotle mayo.

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    Latino Cheese Burst Vada Pav

    Where: Hungry JD’s, Near Shubharam Ground, Ahead of Eskay Resort, Link Road Extension, Borivali West, Mumbai
    How Much: ₹150 plus taxes

    4. Bacon Indulgence, SodaBottleOpenerWala, All Outlets

    Love bacon & love vada pav? The two come together in the Bacon Indulgence at SodaBottleOpenerWala. This bacon stuffed vada is wrapped in bacon and grilled in bacon butter. Is it beckoning you yet?

    Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, The Capital Building, BKC; Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
    How Much: ₹195 plus taxes

    5. Vada Gone Chick, Turban Tales, Powai

    Vada pav goes chicken at Turban Tales. Non-vegetarians, are you rejoicing already? Chicken Vada is made with minced chicken and a secret mix of spices. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

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    Where: Turban Tales, 20, JVLR, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai.
    How Much: ₹149 plus taxes

    6. Maggi Vada Pav at Laxman Om Vada Pav, Ghatkopar East.

    It looks like just another innocent little Vada Pav but as you bite into it, you realise the Vada is stuffed with oh-so-good Maggie. What are you waiting for then? Head on over and try it for yourself!

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    Where: Laxman’s Om Vada Pav, Shop number 14, Sati Krupa Shopping Centre, Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar East.
    How Much:
    Rs 100 approx.

    7. Masala Vada Pav, Mulund West.

    Vada Pav with a masaledaar twist! The secret to this Vada Pav is that it is dunked generously in a delicious Pav Bhaji Masala which elevates you regular Vada Pav to a spicy, buttery delight.

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    Where: Mandiya Masala, Purushottam Kheraj Rd, Keshav Pada, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400080
    How Much: 
    Rs 25

    8. Best Vada Pav In Mumbai, Anand Stall

    A gem in the Vile Parle universe, we tried Anand’s Butter Vada Pav slathered with loads of butter and chutneys at ₹20. Another favourite would be the Grilled Cheese Schezwan Vada Pav that was tasteful with schezwan, cheese and grilled to perfection for ₹60. 

    Address: Gulmohar Road No. 1, Opp. Mithibai College, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056
    How Much: Rs 60

    9. Vada Pav Fondue at MRP, Oshiwara

    ‘At MRP’ in Oshiwara is pumping up our favourite staple food with spices and lots of gooey cheese in a fondue. Not only is the vada spiked with some spices and cheese to give it a new taste, but it is served with a fondue of bubbling cheese that is a total hit with people. Go try some now!

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    Where: 3rd, Floor, Om Heera Panna Mall, Oshiwara, Andheri West
    How Much: ₹360

    10. Manchurian Vada Pav at Hakuna Matata, Kolkata

    Although not in Mumbai, we just had to include Manchurian Vada Pav in this list because it is mind-blowing! The dish comes with the authentic style of buns and an aloo tikki in between like the one seen in Mumbai, only this one has the zest of Manchurian sauce and cilantro to top it up. We are drolling already!

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    Credits: Zest and Leisure

    Where: 12D, Park Street, Opp Park Hotel, Kolkata, 700071
    How Much: Rs 190

    11. Aunty Vada Pav, Chembur 

    Well, it wasn’t originally known as Aunty Vadapav, but this lady here made it her very own! She has been running this Vada Pav stall in Chembur for more than 35 years. She is very popular because, over the years, the taste and the quality of this vada-pav are intact. Vada Pav is served alongside spicy green chutney and red peanut chutney. This delicious combination is the favourite fast food in the city!

    Cost – ₹ 15 per plate

    12. Manchurian Vadapav, Byculla

    What is street food without a twist? This Manchurian vada-pav is found right outside Byculla local station in Mumbai. And they serve several street bites enthusiastically every day without fail, tired passengers stop for a quick, spicy snack before the head on out to their respective destinations. And the Manchurian Vada Pav is soon gaining popularity due to its crazy combination, great taste and insanely low price.

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    Cost – ₹ 12

    13. Italian Vadapav 

    14. Paneer Vada Pav 

    Paneer vada pav? The deadliest combination I am guessing! We all are used to our juicy cutlets being made out of potatoes or batata as they are known here in Mumbai. But have you ever imagined paneer instead of potato in your vada pav? The all-vegetarian Wadapav Cafe by Rohith Wadewala in Thane has this deadly combination. Another twist here is that they even serve with a whole wheat bun, which makes it even more healthier!

    Credits: The Wadapav Cafe

    Cost – ₹ 50

     

    15. Sion Circle Vada Pav 

    This little stall Vada Pav stall near Sion Circle is an iconic one because of its owner, Satish Gupta. He is not only focusing on making money for himself but also providing for kids and underprivileged kids. He gives them Vada Pav at just ₹ 5.  Satish comes from a belief where he does not want to see any kid go through what his kids have been through. He does not want any kid to sleep empty stomach and hence has decided to take provide them vada-pav at cheaper rates.

    Spoilt for choice, aren’t you?! Which offbeat Vada Pav is your favourite?

    Madhusree Chatragadda
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