The rains are here, and football season has reached its peak. It's a time when your favourite takeaways are on speed dial. We decided to ask five popular Mumbai names to pick their most preferred cuisine when it comes to take out food
Shibani Dandekar TV Host
On a rainy day or when watching a match it is all about comfort food, things that aren't generally healthy! I love eating pizza or Chinese out of the box; the kind that Zenzi in Bandra used to have. But my ultimate favourite is a tub of ice cream preferably a family pack size of dark Bavarian chocolate. It goes without saying, sweatpants and good TV on a rainy day are a must.
Nikhil Thampi Fashion designer
I am a foodie. Whenever we have a special boy's night, which means a lot to gossip, pizza is mostly ordered as it is less messy. Momos or dimsums, and sometimes, shawarmas also make the list, as they are an easy bite. I love junk as well as spicy food so during the rains it's Mirchi Bhajiyas, Samosas — all the fried stuff. At work, I usually order Chinese, Moroccon, and Thai food. But because the girls in my team are diet-conscious, we order idli, dosa with less butter and orange juice without sugar.
Raell Padamsee Theatre artiste
I love ordering tangdi kebabs from Zaffran. Another regular is a Pepperoni and Black Olive Pizza from an international pizza chain. Also, Chaat Platter from The Spare Kitchen. Pure indulgence, pure comfort food is the way to go for ordering in.
Parmesh Shahani Head, Godrej India Culture Lab
I love ordering Chinese food from Five Fat Monks at Ghatkopar. It's located close to my place. And when it's cold and gloomy outside during the rains, there's nothing like hot soup, and wantons to cheer you up. Even when I am watching IPL matches, I like ordering Chinese food. People order pizza during matches but I find it boring.
Pooja Bedi Actress
We have a great chef at home so be it Italian, Indian, Pani Puri or Pav Bhaji, we make everything at home. But the only thing we order in, are cheeseburst pizzas for the kids. That's one thing we don't make at home, so if we have friends come over, pizza is the only item that we order.
mid-day newsroom's picks
We did a insta-quiz in our office to gauge what we eat, and found out that Italian remains a favourite, especially pizzas and pastas (as they are fresh and lighter on spices); next up is spicy, Chinese food. Sandwiches and rolls followed closely, in third position. Other popular picks included Malvani seafood and the humble vada pav.