Mumbai food: 8 vegetarian thalis you must try on Janmashtami

Aug 11, 2017, 13:22 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Drop in for a lip smacking vegetarian lunch over regional thalis at these restaurants in Mumbai during Janmashtami

Mumbai food: 8 vegetarian thalis you must try on Janmashtami

Mumbai leaves no stone unturned to fulfil your craving for lip smacking vegetarian fare. Restaurants in Mumbai offer an extensive range of vegetarian delicacies, which can be best relished in the form of a thali. Janmashtami is the perfect occasion to indulge in a wholesome vegetarian meal. We have listed eight such Mumbai restaurants that offer vegetarian thalis and are perfect to hang out on Janmashtami eve. Take you pick:

1. Rajasthani Thali at Maharaja Bhog: This is a premium Thali restaurant tucked in different parts of the city. From its cutlery and ambience to the presentation, spread and taste of food, Maharaja Bhog surpasses all other restaurants when it comes to Rajasthani food. The thali menu varies from day to day and the restaurant curates 30 different menus every day. However, the traditional daal baati churma remains constant in the ever changing menu. If you are looking for a vegetarian meal in the city, especially during Janmashtami, then Maharaja Bhog is the right bet.
Where: Lower Parel, Oberoi Mall (Goregaon), Juhu, Powai
Price for two: Rs. 850 approximately

Mumbai food: 8 vegetarian thalis you must try on Janmashtami

2. Gujarati Thali at Shree Thaker Bhojanalay: Located in Fanaswadi, Kalbadevi, Shree Thaker Bhojanalay is one of Mumbai’s popular Gujarati thali restaurants. The unlimited thali comprises of different types of farsans, colourful dhoklas, rotis (flattened bread), khichdi, kadhi, Gujarati bhajis, pulse preparations (daal) and desserts. Janmashtami is an ideal occasion to relish a sumptuous and delicious Gujarati thali at Shree Thaker Bhojanalay.
Where: 31, Dadisheth Agyari Lane, Off Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 1000 approximately

3. South Indian thali at Mani’s Lunch Home: This is an ideal place to indulge in a lip smacking south Indian fare. From cooking style to presentation and taste, everything is traditional at Mani’s. The thali comprises of rice, roti, sambar, rasam, dry and gravy delicacies, curd, pickle and pappad. You can even opt for special meals served on a banana leaf to feel the real essence of South Indian culture and tradition.
Where: Plot 12, Sion-Dharavi Road, Sion, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 250 approximately

Mumbai food: 8 vegetarian thalis you must try on Janmashtami

4. Maharashtrian thali at Chetana: If you love Maharashtrian food and want to savour different dishes on the same plate then do visit Chetana for their Maharashtrian thali. This is a pure vegetarian restaurant that serves authentic Maharashtrian food at an affordable price.
Where: 34, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 800 approximately

5. Malayali Thali at Just Kerala: It is really difficult to find vegetarian Malayali thali. In such a case Just Kerala comes to rescue because, apart from the non-vegetarian ones, it offers a full fledged vegetarian thali that comprises of rice, rasam, Thoran, sambar, banana chips, butter milk, pickle, payasam and several Malayali sabzis. So, if you are looking out for a vegetarian thali restaurant, do drop into Just Kerala and relish the flavours of the coastal state.
Where: Second Floor, Hotel Samraj, Chakala Road, Parshiwada, Andheri East, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 850 approximately

6. Pancham Thali at Pancham Puriwala: Well this is something very unique and is probably found only in Pancham Puriwala. The royal Pancham thali is an assortment of multiple masala pooris, daal, different curries like kadhi pakoda and panner ki sabzi, dahi vada, kheer and amras. This place is perfect for those who wish to savour north Indian fares in Mumbai. However, remember, the thali is not unlimited and add ons are charged separately.
Where: 8-10, Perin Nariman Street, Fort, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 200 approximately

Mumbai food: 8 vegetarian thalis you must try on Janmashtami

7. Jain Thali at K Bhagat Tarachand: If you are in Mumbai, then you cannot skip a lunch or dinner at K Bhagat Tarachand. And if you are a vegetarian and looking out for an authentic vegetarian meal in the city, then this is the ideal place to drop in. Apart from the regular veg and special veg thalis, the restaurant also offers exclusive Jain thalis to meet the needs of Jain folks. After celebrating Janmashtami at home, drop into the restaurant tucked in the middle of the bustling streets of Zaveri Bazar.
Where: 46/52, Sheikh Memon Street, Zaveri Bazaar, Marine Lines, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 450 approximately

8. Sindhi Thali at Guru Kripa: From samosas and lassi to chaat and gulab jamun, Guru Kripa is the perfect place for a vegan meal in the city. Apart from the legendary Chole samosa and Pav Bhaji, Guru Kripa is known for Sindhi thali that comprises of Sindhi curry and rice. The taste is authentic and quantity is perfect to satiate your hunger pranks. The Sindhi thali is available only during lunch hours.
Where: 40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion, Mumbai
Price for two: Rs. 300 approximately

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