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What is comfort food without finger foods? Let’s look at some of the most famous finger foods across the world and of course where to eat them in Mumbai.
1. Buffalo Wings at Chili’s, Malad
Rumoured to have originated in a tavern in Buffalo, NY, their popularity has since soared across the world. The National Chicken Council of America (seriously?) estimated that more than 1.25 billion pieces of Buffalo Wings were eaten within a few hours into the Superbowl 2014.
Probably we have figured out the cause of America’s high mortality rate.
Cost – INR 525 for boneless and INR 425 with bone
Restaurant – Chili’s
Address – 2nd Floor, Inorbit Mall, Malad West
2. Empanadas at Coma Coma, Bandra
Originating in mesmerizing Spain, Empanadas have since become an enormous hit in Latin America and Europe. It is essentially India’s non-veg pattice, but smaller and a lot yummier.
Beside its deliciousness, it is very easy to make and extremely easy to carry. Head out to Coma Coma in Bandra to try a few of them.
Cost – INR 65 for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian empanadas
Restaurant – Coma Coma
Address – Pali Hill, Bandra West
3. Patatas Bravas at Grandmama’s Cafe, Juhu
A Spanish take on potato wedges. Extremely popular in Spanish taverns, potatoes are crispy fried quite like steak-cut French fry. However, these fried potatoes are full off regional flavours and drizzled with paprika, salt and garlic.
An extremely popular item at tapas bars in Spain – Patatas Bravas are served with mayonnaise and a thick and zesty tomato sauce.
Cost – INR 160
Restaurant – Grandmama’s Cafe
Address – Hotel Royal Garden, Ground Floor, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
4. Samosas at Guru Kripa, Sion
Aaah Samosas! The cornerstone of an unhealthy Indian snack. Deep fried with potato and peas filling, it can be considered one of the most popular finger food in India.
Some cities even fry their samosas with a meat filling, mostly lamb. Designed and conceptualized to be eaten with your hands, the origin of samosas dates back to the 11th century from the Middle East.
Cost – INR 44 for two pieces
Restaurant – Guru Kripa
Address – 40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion
5. Falafel at Falafel’s, Malad
Falafels have been a crowd favourite since decades, across the world. Vegetarian in nature, it is a deep fried ball, doughnut or patty made form chickpeas, fava beans or sometimes both.
With its origin in the Middle East, pita bread would be the obvious choice to serve with Falafels. Essentially the pita bread serves as a pocket and the falafels are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with sauces.
It’s light for your stomach and delicious.
Cost – 150-250 for each
Address: 3rd Floor, Food Court, Infiniti Mall 2, Link Road, Malad West
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