Pav Bhaji is a sentimental dish for Mumbaikars. It now graces the kitchens of fine dining restaurants at the Taj and the Oberoi, but can also be found at numerous street stalls. With the range of places serving it, it’s hard to arrive at a definitive list of places that you get the best pav bhajis in Mumbai. But, we’ve tried…
1. Cannon Pav Bhaji, CST
This is a simple stall that serves pav bhaji to train commuters and tourists throughout the day. The bhaji, which is a warm orange, is mildly spiced and the pav is perfectly toasted.
Address: Opposite CST Station, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai
2. Sardar Refreshments, Tardeo
This is not the place to go for calorie counters. The bhaji at this inconspicuous restaurant is generously garnished with dollops of creamy Amul butter, as is the pav!
Price: ₹110 for the Amul Pav Bhaji
Address: Tardeo Road Junction, Opposite Bus Depot, Tardeo, Mumbai
3. Sukh Sagar, Chowpatty
This legendary restaurant has been the go to place for quick bites for those in and around Chowpatty for decades. The pav bhaji is served steaming hot in just under ten minutes with four perfectly crisped pavs. You may want to take a minute to watch the butter melting into your bhaji; it’ll prepare you for the nirvana that is coming.
Address: Marina Mansion, SVP Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai
4. Shree Siddhivinayak Fast Food, Juhu Beach
Watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea and lounge in a blanket of sand as you tuck into the rich pav bhaji served fresh. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day. plus the view remain unrivaled!
Price: ₹50 – 100
Address: 24 & 52, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Mumbai
5. Veggies, Thane
This eatery serves regular plain pav bhaji, along with pav bhaji spin offs, like the Chowpatty pav bhaji, the Chinese pav bhaji (a strange, yet tasty fusion) and the mushroom pav bhaji. Whatever you decide on will be delicious. You have our solemn guarantee.
Address: 2, Sumer Castle Society, LBS Marg, Castle Mill, Thane West
Also read: 5 Famous Street Foods In India
6. The Square- Novotel, Juhu
While there’s nothing like eating a plate of pav bhaji standing next to a road side stall amidst traffic, some of us are seeking more luxurious dining options. You don’t have to give up on your favourite street food; The Square serves a delicious pav bhaji.
Address: Novotel, Juhu Beach, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu, Mumbai
7. The Goth Pav Bhaji- MasalaBar, Bandra
Masala Bar in Carter Road has a Carbon Pav-bhaji on its menu, which basically includes tossing all the ingredients together with carbon. Yes, even the bread here is black in color. Believe it!
Address: Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra West
Amar Juice Centre, Vile Parle
Late night pav bhaji cravings? This iconic joint is the place to be. Amar Juice Cemtre serves the most delicious pav bhaji in the city and the perfect way to prevent a hangover.
Address: 3, RN Cooper Hospital Compound, Gulmohar Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
Know of any other amazing Pav Bhaji joints in the city? Let us know in the comments below!