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10 best places in Mumbai for street food

At first, the magical city, Mumbai can be overwhelming. How could it not be with a population of over 22 million people in the city? Mumbai rushes at a million miles per hour, and tourists are frequently caught up in the whirlwind. Your best bet is to go with the flow of the city, which will undoubtedly lead to some of the world’s most delectable street cookery.

The best street food in Mumbai is definitely worth celebrating. India’s second-largest city offers plenty of fantastic restaurants to appeal to all tastes. A diversified cookery scene that caters to all tastes has resulted from the city’s historic fishing past and an ever-increasing melting pot of communities, providing a unique insight into a thrillingly chaotic city along the coast.

1) Girgaum Chowpatty

Girgaum Chowpatty
Girgaum Chowpatty

The city beach is a popular street food hangout for both visitors and locals, offering a taste of the classic “sand, sea, and lip-smacking chaat experience.” For the health-conscious, there’s bhel puri, which is cooked with boiled potatoes, raw mango, and chutneys. Those who are daring might try the hot pani puri. While most beach vendors claim to give the best version of their dish, we recommend stopping by Stall No. 11- Badshah’s to refresh your taste buds.

2) Crawford Market

Crawford Market
Crawford Market

This area is swarming with people every evening, like swarms of bees on a mission. Check out the wonderful seafood meals that chefs create for night revelers, such as pomfret fry and crab curry. Every evening, check out the food vendors on Nagdevi street, directly across from Crawford market, where melt-in-your-mouth exquisite seekhs and payas are made in a massive steel furnace. Try the nalli nihari and the harisa, which is the sole vegetarian item on the menu.

3)Khau Galli

Khau Galli
Khau Galli
Locals feast like kings in the city’s Khau Gallis, which literally translates to food lanes, on any given day. Khau gallis are active from lunchtime until late at night, with roadside vendors providing a visually and financially appealing gourmet experience. Young working adults and elderly people are frequently seen devouring shawarma and the grilled Bombay sandwich at khau gallis. The most prominent Khau Galli in South Mumbai runs from SNDT College to Cross Maidan.

4)Anand Stall

Anand Stall
Anand Stall

If you haven’t tried vada pav, you haven’t been to Mumbai. A deep-fried potato dumpling wrapped within a pao with a substantial dollop of red and green chutneys is a Mumbai native cuisine. While it may be found in a variety of stalls and even high-end restaurants, the finest experience is at Anand Stall in Vile Parle or at Vaidya’s stall on Platform No. 1 at Dadar Station, where the original dish is served. Just remember not to refer to it as the Indian burger in front of the natives.

5) Fort

Fort
Fort

Pancham Puriwala in Fort, a low-cost eating establishment hidden among other restaurants, has a history dating back to the British’s first train in India. Drink a glass of lassi and eat a plate of potato and peas curry with puri (a traditional sweet drink) (a flour dough bread). Listen to the legends of the Fort’s owner, who journeyed from his native village in North India to Mumbai on foot to feed the country’s largest population.

6) CST Station

CST Station
CST Station

Pav (pao or bread) was first introduced to India during the Portuguese occupation. Since then, Mumbai has been in love with pav, which is traditionally served with a thick red curry of mashed vegetables topped with huge amounts of butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of raw onion. While the meal is available at dozens of kiosks and stalls across the city, the Cannon Pav Bhaji Centre, located near the CST subway, serves a filling portion.

7) Dadar

Dadar
Dadar

When in Mumbai, follow in the footsteps of the locals. Aaswad, a famous local hangout, serves a full breakfast. The place has been established for more than three decades and is the city’s most visited vegetarian destination, serving traditional Maharashtrian food. It is located in the central suburb of Dadar in Shivaji Nagar. Misal pav, a spicy moth bean curry, is a must-try here.

8)Haji Ali Juice Centre

Haji Ali Juice Centre
Haji Ali Juice Centre

The Haji Ali Juice Centre, located near the magnificent Haji Ali Mosque in Worli Seaface, is another must-see. Since its opening in the late 1930s, the roadside shop has built a loyal following by providing healthful sandwiches and juices to the faithful. Try the most delectable custard, rich with fruits, dry fruits, and milk cream combined in.

9) Zaveri Bazaar Street

Zaveri Bazaar Street
Zaveri Bazaar Street

The city’s diamond hub, Zaveri Bazaar, is bursting to the seams with old-time jewelers’ shops and small food carts. Observe a hawker tossing dosas for dealers and artisans. Vegetarian appetizers including kachoris, chaats, and samosas are available. At Mohanbhai Pudlawala’s, try the inventive pudlas: a Gujarati snack consisting of gram flour or chickpea flour and mixed with veggies. Try the khichiya papad, a thin crisp disc consisting of gram flour with 56 spices.

10)Mohammed Ali Road

Mohammed Ali Road

Go straight to Mohammed Ali Road for an excellent non-vegetarian gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on the delectable bhuna gosht (spicy mutton curry). While striking up a conversation with the visitors of the famed Minara Masjid, you’ll be pleasantly satiated with sizzling tikas, fluffy pattis, juicy kebabs, mouth-watering malpuas, and other delightful culinary secrets.

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