Tired of hearing non-vegetarians flaunt their food fetishes? Are you looking at vegetarian restaurants strictly? Well, Mumbai will surprise you in more ways than one. Here are 5 best places to go to and try the best of vegetarian food.
1. The American Joint
Off-shooting from its currently existing outlet in BKC, this one’s got a twist of taste. Ranging from American specialities to Mexican, The American Joint offers multi-cuisine pizzas- a mixture of New York and Mumbai. Be it the Brooklyn Tikka Masala, the Palak Times Square or the Central Bhaji Park pizza, they’ve got it all. But the showstopper dishes include the Garlic Bomb Cheese Bread – sizzling bread stuffed with loads of fresh garlic, red chilli flakes, marinara, oregano and mozzarella cheese as the menu reads. And another of the city’s most popular street fare vada pav, which has been wrenched into Inside Out Vada pav and smothered with green chutney and a dash of teekhi red chutney.
Address: The Ahcl Homes Tower, Chikuwadi New Link Road, Borivali West, Mumbai
Contact: +91 8080522522
How much: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)
2. Ayyappan Pure Veg Hotel
This is a veggie paradise bursting with bonafide flavours of the South. Everything from the Filter coffee to the elaborate lunch thali, is vegetarian goodness you can’t resist.
Definitely get the buttery Podi idli which is gun powder idli and the amazing range of Dosas including Mysore Masala Dosa. Lemon Rice is another winner here! And what’s more, the small outlet is affordable too. Get here now for authentic and vegetarian South Indian food!
Address: Ayyappan Pure Veg Hotel, Shop No.72, Shell Colony Road, Near Muthumariyamman Temple, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400071
Contact: 098330 48505
Avg cost for 2: INR 400
Also read: 10 Things To Do In Chembur, Mumbai!
3. 90 ft Wok
Talk about secluded rooftop bars, away from the city noise, 90 ft. Wok is a newly opened lounge that offers it all. The colourful lit-up ambience makes it worth hours of seating, and the indulgent finger food clubbed with cocktails and music is a great way to end a busy week. They have quirky ways of serving food and drinks- test tubes, farmers’ shovels and light bulbs make up some of these.
Address: Vini Elegance, L.T Road, Above Tanishq Showroom, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400902
Contact: 022 6500 9090
How much: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
When you fall in love with coffee, there’s no turning back! And if you are a coffee connoisseur you will surely agree that it is a companion on sleepless nights, motivation on a boring morning, lover on a rainy day and inspiration during a tedious meeting. The cute little café named Kaffeine that has opened on the busy lanes of Borivali, not only offers regular coffees but is a one-stop shop as it offers pizzas, pasta, salads, starters and a variety of mocktails or teas to choose from. The perfect spot to hang out with friends over coffee and conversations.
Address: Shop 1, Bhatia Apartment, S V Road, Next to Vijay Sales, Borivali West, Mumbai
Contact: 022 28011555
How much: ₹500 for two people (approx.)
5. Pancham Pooriwala
Another brilliant vegetarian outlet, Pancham is probably the oldest restaurant in Mumbai. Affordable Gujarati cuisine and delicious vegetarian dishes is what makes us vegetarians keep going back here!
They are famous for Masala Poori(Rs 12 per piece), Aam Ras(Rs 65) and the very filling Pancham thali(Rs 180). If you don’t want to be stuck in long queues, be here early!
Address: Pancham Pooriwala, 8, 10, Perin Nariman St, Borabazar Precinct, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Contact: 090041 88052