Best street foods in Mumbai
Let's have a look of best street foods of Mumbai
1. Keema Pav
If you have not tried Kheema Pav on your trip to Mumbai, have you even been to Mumbai? Kheema Pav is a signature Parsi dish and a ubiquitous snack for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For all non-vegetarians out there, you have got to try this whenever you visit Mumbai. Grab a bite of pav bread and fill it with minced mutton cooked in flavorful tomato gravy. It is so delicious that you will find yourself wiping the plate clean. It is the best non-veg street food in Mumbai.
Where To Try: At cafes and restaurants
A sister dish of Vada Pav, Dabeli is another best veg street food in Mumbai that you can try during your Mumbai Darshan. For those who love snacking are going to love the taste of Dabeli. The pav bread is spread with special spicy Dabeli Masala made with crushed peanuts, mashed potatoes and an assortment of spices which is then topped with Nylon Sev, pomegranate seeds and chutney. The dish has its influence from Gujarat and can easily be found at street food stalls in Mumbai everywhere.
Where To Try: Found at Vada pav stall in Mumbai
Popular Variants: Kutchi Dabeli, Cheese Dabeli
Frankie is famous street food in Mumbai. It is a juicy naan bread with egg coating, rolled with mutton/chicken stuffing. The vegetarian variant does not use egg coating. The stuffing is of paneer or potatoes. Basically, it is a roll which you can hog down whenever you have hunger pangs in the middle of the day or night.
Where To Try: Tibb’s Frankie outlets all over the city
4. Baida Roti
Baida Roti, a popular Bombay street food, is a square-shaped fried patty of spiced meat (chicken, mutton, or mutton brain) with whipped eggs and onions. This delicious street food will leave your hungry growling stomach filled and satisfied.
Where To Try: Bademiyan on Tulloch Road in Colaba
5. Bombay Sandwich
The Bombay Sandwich is a street food of Mumbai with a combination of most unlikely ingredients. It consists of three buttered white bread slices with slices of beetroot, boiled potatoes, cucumbers, onion rings, and mint chutney between them. The sandwich also comes with a toasted variant.
Where To Try: Mafco Farm Fair on Worli Sea Face and Sandwich Wallah outside Xavier’s College in VT
6. Ragda Pattice
Top street food in Mumbai, Ragda Pattice is a combination of ragda – soft and spicy rugged flavoured chickpeas – and pattice – deep-fried patties of mashed potatoes. The ragda is crushed with pattice and finely chopped onions, tamarind sauce, and green chutney is poured on it.
Where To Try: Kailash Parbat at Sheela Mahal in Colaba
7. Batata Vada
Batata Vada, popularly known as Aloo Bonda, is a popular Mumbai street food that consists of potato mash patty coated with deep-fried chickpea flour. Salt, turmeric, and red chilli powder seasonings are added and the dish is served with green chutney and fried green chillies. Basically, it is a mashed potato pakora made in Mumbai style that you ought to try.
Where To Try: Shrikrishna in Dadar Market
8. Misal Pav
Quintessentially from Pune, the dish is a mix of curried lentils, topped with potato bhaaji, poha, chivada, chopped onions, and tomato. This hot and spicy street food of Mumbai is eaten with pav and yoghurt. If you are looking for options in healthy street food in Mumbai, then Misal Pav has got your back. Start your morning with this sumptuous, healthy breakfast.
Where To Try: Mamledar Kacheri at Naupada in Thane West
9. Sev Puri and Bhel Puri
Among the vegetarian dishes of street food in Mumbai, Bhel Puri and Sev Puri are the most popular ones. Bhel Puri is a Marathi Chaat made out of puffed rice, vegetables, and a tangy tamarind sauce. Sev Puri is another chaat essentially made of Puri loaded with diced potatoes, onions, 3 chutneys (tamarind, chilli, and garlic), and topped with sev (small pieces of crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour paste). It is seasoned with raw mango or a hint of lemon and chaat masala.
Where To Try: Sharmajee’s and Badshah’s at Girgaon Chaupati Beach at Marina Drive
Falooda, an Indian adaptation of the Persian dessert, is a rich drink of vermicelli mixed with milk, almonds, pistachios, rose syrup, and basil seeds, topped with ice-cream. This street food needs no introduction and is perfect street food in Mumbai in summers to cool off the heat.
Where To Try: Badshah at LT Marg in Crawford Market