10 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.

inverse vada pav

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!

vada pav

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.


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?

vada pav

For representation only

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!


For representation

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.


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!


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!


Credits: Zest and Leisure

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


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

Madhusree Chatragadda
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