It’s hard not to reminisce the days when hopping across the street to our favourite chaat-wale bhaiya was completely a usual thing to do!
Do you remember the luxury of stepping out of college to eat your favorite chocolate sandwich or catching on some piping hot vada pav with tapri ka chai after a hard day at work! All of that just seems like a distant dream now!
So while we’re not sure when the lockdown will end and if we’ll ever be able to gather around our favourite food stalls like we used to, we decided to pay a little tribute to these street foods that made our life so much more fulfilling!
Street Foods Of Mumbai We Are Missing
Here are 12 street foods from Mumbai that we are craving right now!
Vada Pav: What is Mumbai without its ever-so-loved yet ever-so-humble vada pav right? From the rich to the poor, this piece of art satisfied everyone’s hunger pangs. Freshly fried vadas slipped into the pavs slathered with chutney and the flavorsome garlic chutney! Aah, we can’t wait to get our hands on them SOON!
Pav Bhaji: There is nothing that a good plate of pav bhaji can’t cure. The light and delicious bhaji, topped with dollops of Amul butter, finely diced onions and a sprinkle of coriander with a dash of lime. Only to be eaten again with fried buttered pav. Major cravings, right now!
Misal Pav: Another a proud member of the pav-based street food in Mumbai, we totally miss eating the Misal for breakfast! The crunchiness of the chiwda and sev sprikled on top of that flavorful and spicy Misal is so heavenly!
Momos: Momos, tiny dumplings filled with goodness of our favourite fillings! And the amazing chutney to go along with it! It’s honestly so difficult to live without them now! The fried ones, the steamed ones, or the melt-in-your mouth-cheesy ones, which one is yours?
Pani Puri: This is literally the one thing that we miss most! And let’s confess, we’ve all tried making this at home during the lockdown. But nothing beats our favorite pani puri wala right? The crunchy puri filled with the meetha chutney and tikka paani is like a burst of flavor in your mouth.
Sandwich: Yes, we’ve all tried this at home too. But, the huge double-decker sandwiches, dipped in cheese with our favorite fillings between the two slices of bread is literally comfort food!
Jalebi: Our all-time favourite is the rich, glistening and fulfilling jalebi. A good plate of jalebi is like euphoria for the soul! Especially the mava ones!
Dosa: What can I say about dosa that isn’t said already? A staple South-Indian breakfast item, which made its way into our heart with its crispiness and a host of variant fillings! We miss it way too much!
Did you know chocolate masala dosa exists too, right here in Mumbai? Well, watch the video below to know where.
Milkshake: It’s the season of mangoes and nothing beats a good ol’ Mango Milkshake from the street. Or any milkshake to be honest! The joy of sipping our milkshake in the sweltering heat of the sun is what we miss the most!
Pasta: Another dish we’ve tried at home, but there’s something about raste ka pasta that it so delicious, no? Creamy, cheesy and topped with fresh herbs and chilly flakes. That’s how we love our pasta. How do you like yours?
Paan: A good lunch or dinner must end with a meetha paan, right? Minty, fresh and yum, are you craving for one?
Gola: Summer calls for a nice glass of gola! While most of our gola memories are related to childhood, the lockdown is doing a pretty good job of taking us down the memory lane and now we’re craving really one. So after the lockdown ends, we are going to stuff that ball of ice into our faces, and even pull out our tongues! Life’s too short to not act like a child!
This is our list, which we can’t wait to sink our teeth into once the lockdown ends and things start returning to normal! Let us know which is your favourite and what are you craving right now!