Mumbai is known for the street nourishment slows down which is situated at Girgaum Chowpatty, Nariman Points and other Khau Galli’s. One of the famous Indian street food includes Dahipuri, Panipuri, Sevpuri, and Bhelpuri, apart from the streets of Mumbai and it is also famous for Vada Pav, Misal Pav, and Bhuji-pav along with the Chinese food items.
Here is the list of 10 best street foods in Mumbai are:
10. Juices and Milk Shakes @ Bachelorr’s
The Bachelorr’s is a specific hangout for smoothies, shakes, and juices. It has been in the business since the 1940s and it has generated a loyal following, who gather by roadside kiosk during warm evenings, balance on car bonnets and open boots. The cream and strawberry milkshake is a classic, but it also bubbles out numerous chocolate variations from the Classic Chocolate and Black Gold Premium to the Liquid Marble along with the host of fresh lime, lychee juice, and coconut water.
9. Crab @ Mahesh Lunch Home
Strictly it is not a street food, but it is a crime to come to Mumbai and not eat crab. Trishna is excellent but full of outsider and tourists, so must try Mahesh which is around the corner from Mocambo Cafe in a fort. Order the jumbo butter garlic crab with roomali roti to clean up the crunchy bits of chili and garlic.
8. Channa Bhatura @ Cream Centre
As per the rule, restaurants with covered menus showing photos of their food are not to be trusted. Cream Centre is an exception. It does have a version of Channa Bhatura which is a bit on an oily side, but it is rated as one of the best in Mumbai by the crowd of students, workers, and families on breaks.
7. Kheema Pav @ Olympia Coffee House
Forget the Colaba’s tourist spot for fry-ups and rice and try breakfast in the way locals do it, with a plate of fried divide hunks and meat of bread to mop it up. It was opposite to the infamous Leopold’s, Olympia does a dish of delicious masala Kheema and doesn’t forget that it is a coffee house, so top it off with a short and sweet cup.
6. Bhel Puri @ Sharmajee’s and Badshah’s
Bhel Puri is a most common snack for Mumbaikar: a crunchy, sweet and sour mix of puffed rice, chopped onion and potato, cold, sev, and tamarind chutney. It must be mixed and eat on the spot and most of the vendors will discover their own variations. Chowpatty beach is a home of Bhel Puri where it should be eaten while strolling along the beach. Try Badshah’s (No 11) or Sharmajee’s (No 22) between the cluster of stalls opposite Levi’s store, where shag is spread out and Bhel Puri touts will bring it over to you.
5. Chicken Tikka rolls @ Bademiya
No Mumbaikar seems to have been to Bademiya before 3 am, a testament to late night charm of its charcoaled, meaty goodness. A boost open air kitchen on wheels, Bademiya sits in the backstreet directly behind the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The waiters in the red aprons appear from a cloud of smoke and hand over a plastic glove, but the chicken tikka rolls are the best option. Move off skewers, meat is wrapped in a streaming roomali roti, thin and soft as a handkerchief and finished with strips of fried onion.
4. Pani Puri @ Elco Pani Puri Centre
Art is a part of the fun, vendors dig a thumb into a crisply fried round, fill it with a potato, onion, chickpeas and sprouted lentils, then duck into a sweet and sour mix of tamarind and jaggery, then liquid blend of coriander, garam masala, and mint. Eat it whole, unless you have a stomach of steel, do not go anywhere but Elco Pani Puri Centre where they use a mineral water.
3. Vada Pav @ Anand
Vada Pav is Mumbaikar’s grab and goes snack. Potato patties mashed with the garlic, coriander, and chilies are dipped in fried golden, chickpea flour, then plant in “Pav” springy white bap which is well buttered, spread with coriander chutney and sprinkled with chili and garlic powder. Everyone from Businessman to student assemblies to the Anand stall, under the green and purple covering, which whips up more than thousand a day.
2. Kebab @ Sarvi
Mohammed Ali Road is a benchmark for skewered kebabs which hang from the smoking stalls like heated curtains. In the north end, veer left on to Dimtimkar Road and head to the Sarvi. It has been around for 90 years, it has no sign, looks fire damaged and grill the most tender beef seekh kebabs in the city. Crisp from outside and melting in the middle with a hint of mint and rumor has it they grind papaya into the meat.
1. Pav bhaji @ Sardar’s
The stall is a five-minute walk from Mumbai Central Station, Sardar’s Refreshment specialized in straight from the street, finger licking pav bhaji. It was hidden behind the white barriers, but mutter Pav bhaji to any viewer and they will point you in a right direction. Two metal plates appear within few minutes: one contains thick vegetable masala by a piece of butter and the other with creamy rolls so well buttered yellow bread.