2018 is coming to an end, and we all know what that means. If you’re planning to start a diet, January 2019 is the right time. But that also means, you can eat till your heart’s content all December! Here are our top 5 picks of the best street food in Mumbai that you should try –
1. Anand Vada Pav – Vile Parle
The freshly prepared vada pavs and the sweet scent of the dosas and frankies is bound to get anyone’s mouth watering. We tried out Mithibai College’s Anand Stall in Vile Parle and we decided to share the experience with you. Over 40 years old, this street food joint started off as little stalls preparing vada pav and sandwiches for the young crowd, but coming up with new and exciting dishes every few months, they are one of the most popular street food joints in the city. A gem in the Vile Parle universe. We tried Anand’s Butter Vada Pav lathered with loads of butter and chutneys at ₹20. Another favorite 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
Phone: 098334 42623
2. Sardar Refreshments/Sardar Pav Bhaji – Tardeo
A restaurant definitely deserves to be in the iconic list if its owner, Sardar Ahmed, is the founder of pav bhaji. About 52 years back, Sardar Ahmed blessed us with a food item called ‘Pav Bhaji’. Sardar’s piping-hot butter pav bhaji is a treat to the taste buds, and when we say butter we mean abundance of it. The pav bhaji here, generously garnished with dollops of creamy Amul butter, is quite pocket friendly.
Address: Tardeo Road Junction, Opposite Bus Depot, Tardeo, Mumbai
Approx Cost: ₹110 for the Amul Pav Bhaji
3. Manjeet Puri Chole – Sion
Thinking about ditching your regular cafes for breakfast this time? Go for a more Desi approach and indulge in buttery bhature with chole at Manjeet Puri Chole. This 60-year-old joint serves the one of the best kulchas, bhature with chole in Mumbai! Started in the 1960s, it is now in its second generation but still continues to serve lip-smacking food from 7.30 AM to 3 PM in the afternoon. If you’re looking for a jump start on your Sunday morning, this is the place to be!
Address: Manjeet Puri Chole, G.T.B.Nagar, Sector V, Sindh Seva Samiti Nagar, Antop Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400037
Timing: 7.30 AM to 3 PM
4. Bademiya, Colaba
Bademiya is famous for its seekh kebabs. Open until 3 am, their most relished delicacies are the chicken kebab, mutton boti kebab and chicken reshmi kebab. Everyone loves their rumali roti too! Hop in here for some great food with your meat-loving friends after a long night of partying!
5. Bachelorr’s – Chowpatty
Bachelorr’s in Chowpatty claim to make the best of shakes, juices and more. It has been a crowd puller since the 1930s and it has a loyal following of customers for years! We took a trip to the famous joint to enjoy some treats out there.
Usually, loyalists just park their cars and enjoy a few shakes and treats on their car bonnets. We tried the Strawberry Juice (₹216), a seasonal favourite filled with strawberry pieces. Another favorite would be the R.P. Bhaji Pav Roll (₹180), and it is stuffed with Mumbai’s favourite food! You can’t miss the Green Chilli Ice Cream (₹67), and prepare for a teekha chaska!
Address: Bachelorr’s, 45, Ext. Sattar Sea View, Dr. Purandare Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
Phone: 090299 73145
Approx cost: ₹800 for two people