Mumbai, an electric blend of cultures and flavours and colours has a lot to offer when it comes to good food. Whether it’s a humble Vada Pav that fills a lot of stomachs to grand brunches and fine dining experiences, Mumbai has a very exciting food scene.
Here are top 10 hidden gems you absolutely MUST eat at in Mumbai :
1. South Indian food at Ramashraya, Matunga, Mumbai.
This simple restaurant in Matunga is very popular as it serves some of the best South Indian food in the city. The food is cost-effective, authentic and delicious. We love their Onion Rawa Sada + Rassam Vada + Bissibelle Bhaat + Neer Dosa + Podi Idli + Pineapple Sheera and Filter Coffee. Check out the full vlog here.
Where : Ramashraya, 24, Shreeji Sadan, Bhandarkar Marg, Opposite Matunga Kabutar Khana, Matunga, Mumbai.
2. Misal Pav at Aram Vada Pav, CST and Aaswad Dadar, Mumbai.
Spicy, crispy, tangy, let all these flavours tantalise your taste buds as you dig into a plate of Mumbai’s famous Misal Pav.
Aaswad and Aram have been serving delectable Misal, Vada Pav and other Maharashtrian specialities since over 50 years. Full vlog on Aaswad is here.
Where: Aram Vada Pav, 126 Capital Cinema Building, Doctor Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai.
3. Daal Makhani Turnover at Dilli Deli, Juhu Versova Link Road, Mumbai.
Whole wheat paratha layered with cheese stuffed with daal makhani is an innovative and delicious way to eat this old classic. The rich, melt in your mouth Daal Makhani with gooey cheese and crisp paratha goes wonderfully together.
Dilli Deli brings Delhi to Mumbai with old-time classics such as these and also modern fusions like tandoori Momos and more. It’s truly a hidden gem! Read more here.
Where : Dilli Deli, 8, Balasaheb Sawant Rd, Kapaswadi, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047.
4. Cheese Jinni Dosa at Ghatkopar Khau Galli, Mumbai.
Crisp Dosa stuffed with a delicious blend of spicy veggies that’s topped with oodles of grated cheese is quite a delight to devour. This is one of Mumbai’s favourite places to eat amazing street food.
Where: Ghatkopar Khau Galli, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai.
5. The DAARA SINGH Thali at Mini Punjab, Powai and Thane, Mumbai.
With over 35 items ranging from kaali daal to chaat to daal baati churma to biryani to a variety of sabzis and sweets, this crazy thali is the ultimate indulgence for North Indian food.
Finish this beast alone and get it FREE! If you can’t you can always share it with 3-4 people. Check out the full vlog here.
Where: Mini Punjab’s Lakeside, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Rd, Near Panch Kutir Bus Stop, Powai, Mumbai.
6. Oreo Chocolate Tub Cake at Elementaria Bakery Café, BKC and Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Warm, moist and gooey chocolate tub cake filled with heavenly chocolate ganache that oozes out when you dig into it makes for one drool-worthy dessert. The crunchy Oreo, soft cake and gooey chocolate go perfectly well together. This place is a dessert lovers paradise. Read more here.
Where: Elementaria Bakery Cafe, Shop 10 , Khimji Nagji chawl 1, Opposite Pheonix High Street, Lower Parel,, Mumba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013.
7. Pizza Pani Puri at Om Snacks, Andheri East and Goregaon, Mumbai.
A unique and exciting dish, Puri stuffed with pizza toppings, pizza sauce and oodles of grated cheese all baked to perfection tastes absolutely stunning! OM snacks serves amazing sandwiches, fusion varieties, pizzas and more. Check out the full vlog here.
Where: OM Snacks, Anurag, Shriniwas Bagarka Rd, Opp Bagadka College, S B Singh Colony, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047.
8. Momos from Devs Momo Hut, Breach candy and Worli, Mumbai.
This small Tibetian stall serves the best momos in the city. Freshly steamed and served with some spicy Momo chutney these cannot be given a miss.
Where: Worli : In Front of Sahakari Bhandar, Kashinath Dhuru Marg, Near SiddhivinayakTemple, Agar Bazar, Prabhadevi, Mumbai. Breach candy : Stall opposide Telon, near Gangar opticians. He sits from 6 pm – 10 30 pm daily.
9. Royal and Kesar Falooda at Badshah Cold Drinks, Crawford Market, Mumbai.
There’s nothing like a classic Badshah falooda to make your day a happier one! Every Mumbaikars favourite place for falooda Badshah has been winning hearts since a long time. Their faloodas come in different flavours with rich ice cream on top. Complete value for money.
Where : Badshah Cold Drink, 220 Lokmanya Tilak Marg, L K Market, opp Crawford market, Zaveri Bazaar, Kalbadevi, Mumbai.
10. Pav Bhaji at Amar Juice Centre, Juhu, Mumbai.
Another of Mumbai’s most iconic dishes, the Pav Bhaji loaded with butter and made fresh is everyone favourite meal. We also love the Pav Bhaji’s at Amar, Lenin Pav Bhaji (Churchgate) and Sardar Pav Bhaji (Tardeo).
Where: Amar Juice Centre, No.3, Gulmohar Road, Beside Cooper Hospital, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056.
The above is a very small list out of many more must-visit places for foodies in Mumbai. This electrifying City has an ever-changing and developing food scene and is a paradise for food lovers who want to try different cuisines and fusions.
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