Do you know the one thing that has no vegetarian rendition? It’s chicken lollipops! There is no way you can make an authentic vegetarian version of it. Don’t take me wrong. People have tried and failed miserably. If there’s one thing that’s ours and ours alone, it’s chicken lollipops. Here’s to the non-vegetarians! And here’s a list of the best chicken lollipops in the city. PS: We are always open to suggestions from you guys! Do let us know and we’ll add to the list.
1. BKC DIVE
Apple Chicken at DIVE is the best treat you can give yourself! I’d even go as far as calling it comfort food. They take the ordinary lollipop and stir fry it in schezwan sauce and serve it with fried noodles. SLURP!
Also read: DIVE Into BKC’s Brand New Eatery and Bar
Location: Ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Next to Trade Centre, Opposite MTNL Office, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
2. Uncle’s Kitchen, Malad
If rumours are to be believed, these are the guys who bought the concept of chicken lollipops to Mumbai. Irrespective, they’re phenomenal and those red pops over their yellow plates is a sight for sore eyes!
Location: Sunder Lane, St. Anne’s High School, Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai
3. Ahura Bakery, Andheri West
You know what’s great about a chicken lollipop? You don’t have to enter a fancy hotel to taste it. Ahura is the perfect example of a great lollipop at an affordable price.
Cost: ₹20 per piece
Location: 200, Near Andheri Railway Station, Swami Vivekanand Road, Near Andheri West Station, Mumbai
4. Shalimar, Mohammad Ali Road
It would be a sin to talk about chicken lollipops and not include Shalimar. Well cooked, crunchy and delicious – this one is a must-visit.
Location: Vazir Building, Shalimar Corner, Bhendi Bazaar, Sandhurst Road, Mohammad Ali Road, Mumbai
5. King Chilli, Kalina
I’ve travelled for over an hour just because I was craving their chicken lollipops. That’s how delicious they are. There’s a regular and szechuan version – but what remains consistent is the Manipuri undertone in their dishes. Also, a shout-out to the service here!
Location: 5, 179 A, Gabriel House, Opposite HDFC, Kalina Kurla Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai
6. Cafe Gulshan, Matunga East
Ever heard of chicken lollypops being served Hakka style? Well, this is where you go to sample that deliciousness. They serve 7 pieces per plate for a very reasonable price and boy, do we love it! PS: their Maggi is really delicious too.
Location: 265, Next to Welingkar Colleges, Balkrishna Nivas, LN Road, Matunga East, Mumbai
7. Stars Parade, Chembur
This one is a crowd-pleaser. The chicken lollipops here are the real stars and they deserve a parade of their own.
Location: Swami Jairamdas Shopping Centre, Basant Park, Opposite Chembur Police Station, Chembur, Mumbai
8. Madeira & Mime, Powaii
A fantastic concept with delicious food. The chicken lollipop here is definitely not their star dish but it is an excellent addition to their menu and our list.
Also read: Tried & Tested: Madeira & Mime in Powai
Location: G2, Trans Ocean House, Hiranandani Business Park, Lake Boulevard, Powai, Mumbai
9. Khar Social
Social for lollipops? Seems legit! Grab a beer, eat a lollipop and you’re sorted! Okay maybe not sorted but definitely content. Oh wait, they call it the Chooza 69. If you’re old enough, you’ll geddit! The next time you head to Socials, make sure you indulge in this delicious goodness.
Location: Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Khar West, Khar, Mumbai
10. Hearsch Bakery, Bandra
A historic spot in itself! Hearsch Bakery is the perfect hang-out for college kids and of course, for the sake of nostalgia.
Cost: ₹20 per piece
Location: 90/A, Next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
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