College days are that time of your lives when your pockets might have been empty, your attendance might have been close to nil, but you're hearts are filled with beautiful memories that would last you a lifetime. Friends, fun and lots of food. Well, those are the universal 3 keys to a wonderful college life. MMK and Nationals College are two of the oldest colleges in Bandra, which in turn means that the lanes near these colleges are filled with iconic eateries. So if you'd like to revisit your college days or gorge on delicious food sprinkled with nostalgia, then here are 5 things to do outside MMK & Nationals College.
1. Eat At Jay Sandwich
When it comes to pocket-friendly wholesome snacks, the good old Sandwich always seems to come to the rescue. Bandra's Jay Sandwich has been the go-to place for every college student around the block since 1986. It's one of Bandra's best places to enjoy sandwiches. The next time you're in Bandra, visit Jay Sandwich and try their famous Chilli Cheese Toast Sandwich. The sandwich is topped with grated cheese which will just melt in your mouth, and leave you asking for more.
DeetsAddress: Near National College, 32nd Road, Off Linking Road, Linking Road, Bandra West
Timings: 10 am to 8:30 pm
Cost: ₹200 for two
Contact: 022 26058493
2. Enjoy Indian Chinese Food At Ravi Rice Corner
Chinese food is great. But the desi twist on Chinese food is just heavenly. And you can enjoy pocket-friendly Indian Chinese roadside food at Ravi Rice Corner near MMK & Nationals College. Fried rice and other Chinese dishes are prepared right in front of you, on the wok. Order their bestselling Fiery Schezwan Rice. It comes in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. And is topped with a fluffy omelette. The best part is, you can get it in both half and full plates depending on your appetite and budget.
DeetsAddress:37th Rd, Khar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Contact: 098335 44597
3. Try Homely South Indian Food At Anna Idli & Medu Wada
A hot plate of soft idlis, spicy chutney and flavoursome sambhar can be the perfect fix for a homely South Indian meal. And Anna Idli & Medu Vada situated near MMK & Nationals College is a humble abode for a simple South Indian fare. Two soft idlis, topped with sambhar and chutney are served on a small steel plate. You can also munch on crispy Medu Vadas here. The food here tastes like home.
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DeetsAddress:37th Rd, Khar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050Also Read: 10 Best Dosa Places In Mumbai To Try In 2020
4. Visit Navjivan Book Centre
By now you might think that college life is just about the food. In a way it is, but books too play a very important role you know. And Navjivan Book Centre located opposite MMK, Nationals and Thadomal college, is every students' go-to place to purchase course material. You can get all kinds of books for exams, olympiad and even colouring books for adults and children. Even if you're no longer a student, you can always find interesting office stationery here. If you love books then We Found A Book Village Called Pustakanche Gaanv And Its Only 3 Hours Away From Mumbai
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DeetsAddress: 248, Linking Rd, Opposite National College, Khar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050Timings: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
Contact: 022 2642 2157
5. Shop At Linking Road
Students from MMK, Nationals and Thadomal college love their food. And the testimony to this is the array of roadside eateries as well as joints like Baskin Robbins and Subway. But apart from the food fiesta they also like to indulge in shopping at Linking Road. This is a shopping hub that witnesses a large crowd of people coming to buy shoes, clothes, toys and much more. Here are the Top 10 Places For Street Shopping In Mumbai
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DeetsAddress: Main Market extends from, Near National College, Bandra To Khar Telephone Exchange. Khar, Mumbai 400052
The next time you're in Bandra revisit your college memories by gorging delicious street food at Ravi Rice Corner, shopping at Linking Road and purchasing books at the Navjivan Book Store.