Traditionally, a haven for South Indian Lunch Homes, Sion also offers a myriad range of Street Foods suiting all budgets. A quick look around the vicinity throws open an assortment of street food ranging from the humble Vada Pav to the pleasing Kulfi.
One of the most popular eateries in Sion, Guru Kripa enjoys a lofty patronage of scores of Mumbaikars since 1975. The menu spans across Sindhi food, Chaat, South Indian Food and desserts out of which the Samosa Chole is the most loved and costs INR 34/- a plate.
Recommendations: Samosa Chole, Chole Bhature, Dal Pakwaan (Available early morning only), Sweet Lassi, Gulab Jamun
Timing: 8 am – 11 pm
Landmark: SIES College
Satish Gupta Vada Pavwala
The Owner, Satish Gupta is a genial soul frying away a batch of crispy golden vadas every two-three minutes. The Vada Pav comes loaded with chopped onion, sukkha chutney, green chutney, tamarind chutney and the fried green chillies to finish. While the price of the Vada Pav is INR 10/-, Satish offers it at a half the price (i.e INR 5/-) to children in school uniforms.
Recommendation: Vada Pav
Timing: 2 pm to 8 pm
Landmark: Sion Circle, Outside the Subway
Mumbai Ki Mashhoor Kulfi\
A young chap, Yuvraj Patil operates out of an auto rickshaw carrier and sells Kulfi sticks. The Plain one costs INR 10/- whereas the Malai Pista one costs INR 20/-.
Recommendation: Plain Kulfi
Timing: 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Landmark: Opp. PVR cinemas, Sion Circle
Mishra occupies an unassuming corner that is crowded at all times and offers a novel chaat offering called ‘Handi’ made out of potato scoops topped with boiled chana, onion, chat masala sprinkling and tamarind water. A portion of 3 costs INR 10/-.
Timing: 12 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Road no. 6, Sion West
Sawariya Sandwich & Frankie
Ashok Yadav mans a Sandwich and a Frankie stall offering a plethora of options. The humble bread butter costs INR 12/- a pop whereas the Masala Cheese Toast Sandwich costs INR 35/-.
Recommendation: Masala Cheese Toast Sandwich
Timing: 12 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Near Crossword, Sion.
Ramesh Gupta Bhelwala
A quick way to satiate sudden hunger pangs is to indulge in Bhel. Be it Sukkha Bhel or Gila Bhel, Ramesh Gupta’s bhel rustling skills do not disappoint. Apart from Bhel, he also sells Sev Puri. All items cost INR 20/-.
Recommendation: Sukkha Bhel
Timing: 5 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Opp. Iyengar Bakery, Sion Circle
Siddhivinayak Food Stall
Rajesh Gupta sells Khichiya, Chaat, Pav Bhaaji, Chinese Bhel and even Pizza however the Khichiya sells the most followed by the Sev Puri. A Sadha Papad comes with a side of delicious chutneys and costs INR 15/- whereas a portion of 6 Sev Puris costs INR 20/-.
Recommendation: Khichiya Papad, Sev Puri
Timing: 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Landmark: Near Crossword, Sion
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