This is a quintessential Mumbai snack available almost at all street food joints across the city. The spicy curry prepared from mashed vegetables is one of the main components of the dish that adds to its flavour. Soft, freshly-baked bread (pav) is heated with dollops of butter and served with the mashed vegetable curry. Sukh Sagar (Chowpatty), Maruti Pav Bhaji (Vile Parle West), Sardar Pav Bhaji (Tardeo) and Amar Juice Center (Gulmohar Road, Juhu) are some of the food joints in Mumbai where one can go for a 'only pav bhaji' meal.
This sweet and spicy snack is one of the best street foods of Mumbai. It is served with onion slices, peanuts, 'bhujia', and spice-coated green chillies. Some of the best places to savour this delicious Mumbai snack are K3 Snacks (Hiranandani Gardens, Powai), The Bombay Canteen (Kamla Mills, Lower Parel), and Swati Snacks (Tardeo Road, Tardeo).
Commonly known as onion pakoda, this Mumbai snack is best savoured during monsoon over a cup of hot ginger tea. The plates of crunchy onion balls are generally served with tamarind and coriander chutney to enhance the eating experience. Two best places to try kanda bhaji in Mumbai are Chai-Coffi (Versova, Andheri West), Chai Pe Charcha (Lower Parel).
A quick take away snack, Frankie is an all-time favourite among the young Mumbai crowd. Almost all food joints in railway stations serve hot, crispy frankies to those on the go. Some of the best places to have 'Mumbai wala' Frankie are Tibbs Frankie (Churchgate), Nirvan Frankie (Carter Road, Bandra West) and Bademiyan.
Made of puffed rice, vegetables, tangy tamarind chutney, coriander leaves, peanuts, the savoury snack is an all-time favourite of Mumbaikars. The beaches of Juhu, Aksa and Girguam are speckled with uncountable bhel puri stalls. It can be consumed in two forms – sukha bhel and gila bhel. Apart from the beaches, few other food joints where one can drop in for a delicious bowl of bhel puri are Sharma Bhelpuri House (Kamla Bhawan, Vile Parle East), Golden Bhelpuri House (Girgaun) and Shiv Shankar Chat Bhandar (Andheri West, Lokhandwala).
This is one of the healthiest snacks popular among people on the go. Numerous small temporary food sellers prepare Kanda Poha and serve it as a breakfast item on the streets. Chai Pe Charcha (Prabhadevi) serves authentic Kanda Poha in the city.
People in Mumbai love making experimental vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches. Their out-of-the world and innovative sandwiches have taken this simple food item to a level higher. Bombay sandwich is bread slices stuffed with potatoes, onions, cucumbers, beetroots, tomatoes, cheese, mayonnaise and tomato ketchup. However, their size, proportion of stuffing and taste of chutneys make it an extraordinary snack, or rather a full-fledged meal. Some of the best places in Mumbai that offers the quintessential Bombay sandwich are K3 Snacks (Hiranandani Gardens, Powai), Raju Sandwich Stall (Churchgate), Anand Stall( Vile Parle West, near Mithibai College) and Sandwizzaa (Lokhandwala, Santacruz West, Chakala, Vile Parle)
Its a traditional Maharashtrian dish that has grabbed serious attention of non-Mumbaikars too. Packed with flavours and nutrition, Misal Pav serves as a good breakfast item. The biggest attraction of the dish is the spicy misal garnished with onions, tomatoes and mixed farsan. Some best food junctions in Mumbai that offer delicious Misal Pav are Anand Bhuvan (Ganpat Kadam Marg, Lower Parel), Aaram (opposite C.S.T railway terminus), and Mamledar Misal (Naupada, Thane West).
Though originated in the south, the dish has occupied a predominant position in the list of Mumbai snacks. Some of the best Masala Dosa joints in Mumbai are Gini Dosa (Ghatkopar Khaugali, Ghatkopar East), Ananad Dosa Stall (opposite Mithibai college, Ville Parle West), Angel Dosa Centre (Thane West).
Batata Puri is basically small fried flattened puff-pastry balls topped with mashed potato, onion and tomato slices, farsan, curd and tamarind chutney. Swati Snacks, (Tardeo), Thackers (Chowpatty) and Badshah (CSMT) are popular food joints that serve tangy Batata Puri.
Mumbai food is not only about vada pav. The city has a detailed culinary story, in which snacks play an important role. Here's a list of 10 snacks that have been satiating the cravings of Mumbaikars since ages...
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