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Mercy Jacob Mar 31 2014

How to eat like a local in Mumbai?

Reema Bhalla Mar 31 2014
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From the spicy, robust street food to the delicate flavours of Parsi and Maharashtrian cuisine, the famous local dishes in Mumbai are full of flavours!

Ice Bhel and Sev Puri at Mulund

Apart from the really tangy three types of chutney, it has pineapple and pomegranate. It is mixed with crushed ice and boondi and crushed papdi to retain its crispiness. A must eat local food in Mumbai.

Photo of Ice Bhel (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Outside Mahavir Sports Store, Mulund, Mumbai
Meal for two: INR 100

Vada Pav and Vada Usal at Mangal Murti Snacks

A deadly combination of soft pav, a perfectly crispy vada and a tangy dry garlic chutney. This one is highly recommended for Vada Pav lovers.

Photo of Vada Pav (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Near Siddhivinayak Mahaganpati Temple, Titwala, Mumbai
Meal for two: INR 100

Pav Bhaji at Achija

Crispy pav, loads of butter and accompanied by two types of bhajis: mashed one and khada pav bhaji, which is less mashed. Achija serves one of the best local dishes in Mumbai.

Photo of Pav Bhaji (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Ganesh Gavade Road, Mulund West, Mumbai
Meal for two: INR 100 to 200

Parsi Food at Britannia and Company

Berry Pulao, Sali Boti, Fish Patra, Keema Pav and Caramel Custard, you name a Parsi dish and Britannia and Company has it and that too authentic to the core and the finest in Mumbai.

Photo of Caramel Custard (by Basel15)

Address: Wakefield House, 11 Sprott Road, 16 Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-22615264
Meal for two: INR 700

Food at Spice Kitchen

If you happen to have a kabab craving while you are in Mumbai, nothing can beat the ones at Spice Kitchen. The Chicken Rozeli Kebab, Rawas Fry, Malai Paneer Tikka and Chicken Chaklu Kebab are worth trying.

Photo of Grilled Fish (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: 1, Bhoir Estate, Near Amar Theatre, WT Patil Marg, Chembur, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-25212120
Meal for two: INR 500

Fish Fry at Fishland

A trip to Mumbai just can not be complete without sampling the delicious seafood the city has to offer. The Fish Fry at Fishland is one of the best you can savour in Mumbai.

Photo of Fish Fry (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: 9/10, Ramkunj, Ground Floor, Khopat, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-25474949
Meal for two: INR 500

Dal Pakwan at Aman Snack Center

This hole in a wall kind of a place is a hidden gem for great food. The velvety dal goes perfectly with its crisp accompaniment.

Photo of Dal Pakwan (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Kopri Colony, Thane East, Mumbai
Meal for two: INR 100

Grant Coffee House

An old school kind of a place, bustling with charm and local culture. Nothing fancy or lavish with the focus being on delicious food. The Andhra Chicken and Prawn Fry are delicious.

Photo of Prawn Fry (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Next to Haj House, Near MRA Police Station, Palton Road, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-22617059
Meal for two: INR 300

Brun Maska at Yazdani Bakery

Yazdani Bakery is all about rustic and simple pleasures of life. A perfectly soft bun smeared generously with dollops of butter with a piping hot cup of tea. Nothing more can be said about it, it is an experience worth having.

Photo of Brun Maska (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Fountain Akbar Ally, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Fort, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-22870739
Meal for two: INR 200

Kolhapuri Veg Thali at Purepur Kolhapur

Whether you are looking for Marathi, Konkani, Malwani or Kolhapuri, this one is worth a pit stop! The scrumptious thalis at this Purepur Kolhapur are worth a try.

Photo of Kolhapuri Thali (by Nishant Vats)

Address: 1, 2 Aditya Apartment, Parleshwar Road, Parleshwar Mandir, Vile Parle East, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-26136181
Meal for two: INR 600


The quintessential Mumbai street food. The crisp outer layering of the wrap filled generously with a choice of filling and smeared with chutney. This is a must try when you are in the city.

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Address: Marhaba Foods, Minara Masjid Lane, Mumbai
Meal for two: INR 200

Keema Pav at Cafe Military

A blend of perfectly spicy keema with soft sponge like bread to soak in its juices is what you get at the Military Cafe.

Photo of Keema Pav (by Mohaneesh Thapar)

Address: Ali Chamber, Tamrind Lane, Fort, Mumbai
Telephone: +91-22-22654181
Meal for two: INR 300

While you are in the city it is absolutely essential to try the must eat local food in Mumbai.

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