Have set some #FoodGoals for 2019? Well, Curly Tales is here to give you a countdown of the 5 best dishes in Mumbai that you have to try in the new year –
1. Maharaja Thali – Quarter Canteen
Calling all the mighty foodies to Maharaja Thali at Quarter Canteen,Bandra. It isn’t for the weak-hearted because it is impossible for one person to finish it on their own and if you finish it you don’t have to pay for it. From starters to the dessert — which will never fail to end your craving for meat. There’s an option for Veg Maharaja Thali too.
The Non Veg Maharaja Thali consists of Mains Butter Chicken , Mutton Rara , Dal Makhani , Chicken Biryani etc and Starters like Fish Fry , Murgh Lasooni, Lucknowi Boti etc.. with other accompaniments and desserts whereas the Veg Maharaja Thali consists of Mains like Paneer Butter Masala , Methi Mutter malai etc and Starters like Tandoori Aloo, Paneer Malai Seekh , Paneer Malai Tikka along with other accompaniments and desserts.
Address: Quarter Canteen, Ground Floor, 35th Street, Linking Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Phone: 022 2600 2223
Price: Veg – Rs.1999 all inclusive , Non Veg – Rs.2499 all inclusive
Time: 12 pm – 3:30 pm & 7pm – 1:30 am
2. Ice Cream Sandwiches – K Rustom
Just a few yards away from Marine Drive, stands the oldest ice cream shop in Mumbai. K Rustom was initially a departmental store started by Khodabux Rustom Irani. After the World War 2, K Rustom was converted into an ice cream shop. And since then, it has been our favorite.
Generations of people have come there to enjoy the multiple flavors of ice cream. Many flavors are stacked in two paper thin wafer slices. The varieties are endless, so better be prepared to try out paan to kharbuza to guava. Ranging from ₹30 to ₹70, we loved the Peach Ice Cream and the Coconut Infused Ice cream.
Address: K Rustom, 86, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Phone: 022 2282 1768
Approx cost: ₹150 for two people
3. Kheema Pav – Kyani & Co
Famous for its Irani chai just for ₹15 and bun maska, Kyani & Co offers the very famous Akuri, and salli par eedu. Also, a wholesome Irani breakfast under ₹100, strikes a great deal with visitors. Kyani & Co. is a cosy warm place for anyone in Mumbai who wishes to grab a quick, pocket-friendly breakfast. However, we have our palettes yearning for their signature kheema pav available at only ₹75 even today!
Owned by the Zoarashtrian community, the number has definitely dwindled over time, but the ones that still survive, do see daylight even today. Kyani & Co. is one such Parsi café, standing strong and firm since 113 years!
Address: JSS Road, JerMahal Estate, Opposite Metro Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai
Timings: 7 AM to 8:45 PM
Price: ₹300 for two people (approx.)
4. 48 Layer Cake – Elementaria Bakery Cafe
Up for a gobbling challenge? Think of yourself as the ultimate foodie. Head to Elementaria Bakery Cafe for the best food challenge ever. You could give it a go with 2 dishes. Finish one slice of their 48-layer cake within 10 minutes and get it for free. Otherwise, pay ₹1000 for the slice. This cake is made up of loads of chocolate ganache, hazelnut and almond praline. We have to warn you, finishing this is no mean feat.
Elementaria has 3 outlets
BKC: Shop 1A, Godrej Jet Airways Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Matunga: Noor Mahal, Next To Poonam Stores, Kings Circle, Matunga East, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019
Lower Parel: Shop 10 , Khimji Nagji chawl 1, Opposite Pheonix High Street, Lower Parel,, Mumba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Phone: 077380 73812
Approx cost: ₹1000 for two people
5. Vada Pav – Anand Stall
A gem in the Vile Parle universe, Anand Stall has been selling some great varieties of vada pav, dosa, frankies and street food for over 40 years. 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