5 must-eat foods found on the vibrant streets of Aamchi-Mumbai.
By Devashree Sanghvi and Harit Agrawal for Thecrazyindianfoodie
Running late for a meeting? To-do lists overflowing? Traffic jams and rains got you feeling out of the groove? Finding time to dine-out can be a challenge in our oh-so-busy lifestyles. But, fret no more. The Mumbai street-food scene is here to provide a quick, delicious, and unforgettable food experience! The street food in Mumbai is a true reflection of its people. Diverse, exciting, and never too shy to leave a long-lasting impression. Get ready for this explosion of colours and flavours in your palette and you’ll be hooked just like the rest of us!
So go conquer your life, and let these top 5 must-eat street foods conquer your taste buds.
1. Vada Pav.
A staple for all Mumbaikars, street food is incomplete without the vada pav or the Mumbai burger. Perfectly soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside, the vada itself is a delicacy. Paired with the buttered pav, it completes the Indian version of the burger. Top it off with some garlic and chilli powder along with some spicy green chutney. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous don’t forget to try the green chillies to up the hotness level. The vada pav serves as a quick and convenient snack no matter what time of day!
Where : Dheeraj Vada Pav (Vile Parle West), Ashok Vada Pav (Prabhadevi), GPO Vada Pav (CST) and Jumbo Vada Pav (all over Mumbai).
2. Pav Bhaji Dosa.
We’ve all tried the pav bhaji and the dosa – but ever thought about combining these two foods? Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you exactly how this interesting combination turns out. Starting with the regular dosa mixture carefully cooked and layered on the tava, the pav bhaji masala is then added on top of the dosa and mashed into the dough for added texture and flavor. The end result – a perfect amalgamation of two seemingly distant food items to create a single unified dish. Plated to perfection with the coconut and tomato chutneys, this street food dish is absolutely delicious. Making choices can be hard and the pav bhaji dosa ensures we get the best of both worlds! Why have one when you can have two?
Where : Dheeraj Vada Pav and Dosa Stall, Opposite Mithibai College, Vile Parle Weat, Mumbai.
3. Grilled Cheese Panini Sandwich.
A fusion of Mexican and Indian, try this delightful Panini at the famous Raju Sandwich opposite HR college, Churchgate. Soft, freshly baked bread stuffed with a gooey concoction of veggies, mayonnaise and sauces topped with oodles of cheese will please your tastebuds.
Where : Raju Sandwich, Opposite HR college, Churchgate, Mumbai.
The king of chaats, the humble bhelpuri can be found at every nook and corner of this bustling city. A mixture of puffed rice with sweet and spicy chutney, onions, potatoes, puri’s and sev can satiate our tangy and spicy cravings anytime.
Where : Bachubhai Yadav Bhelpuri Centre, Churchgate Khau Galli, Near Eros, Mumbai.
No good meal is complete without dessert. So let this rose flavoured falooda satiate your sweet tooth. This thick and delicious milkshake comes with ice cream and a variety of nuts, seeds, and fruits. The rose flavor adds a vibrant taste and colour to the concoction and is absolutely delicious. You can also get this in a variety of flavours like paan, Kesar and khus khus. This is the perfect way to balance the spicy food and end your Mumbai street food adventure!
Where : Ice and Rolls, Opposite Mithibai College, Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Also try the best falooda at Badshah, Crawford Market, Mumbai.
So, go and tantalize your taste buds with the beautiful variety of street food in Mumbai meri jaan.
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