Although pani puris are relished all around the country, you can taste a whole range right here in Mumbai – here is a list of eight places in the suburbs for an unforgettable experience.
Ram and Shyaam Bhelwala
This place is run by the fourth generation of the original owners, started 55 years ago. The place serves the most delicious pani puri in Santacruz. Seeking hygiene with amazing taste? This place serves you pani puri right, with mineral water.
Timing: 3 pm to 10 pm
Landmark: North Avenue Road, Santacruz West
Elco Pani Puri
Considered as the best pani puri all over Mumbai by some, Elco pani puri is quite famous for its hygiene and taste. The sindhi puris here have the crunchiest puris and are also refreshing. The snack here costs slightly higher than the general price at Rs 60, but the quality is totally worth it.
Timing: 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Landmark: Elco market, Bandra West
Jacky Chaat Bhandar
The lip-smacking pani puri of this stall are the best in Juhu. As soon as the clock hits six in the evening, you can see a long line of people forming in front of the stall. Whether or not you order pani puris, Jacky offers free sukhi puris to all.
Timing: 6 pm to 10 pm
Landmark: Gulmohar road no. 7, Juhu, Vile Parle West
Sharma chaat bhandar
Located in one of the poshest areas of Mumbai, they are very cautious about hygiene. Being spacious, it also has a sitting area. The pani puri here is an ideal combination of sweet and spicy. The service here will never disappoint you giving you an experience that would make you come back.
Timing: 3 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Amarpali Shopping Center, JVPD scheme, Vile Parle West
This place, which has permanently shifted to JVPD road number 6 now, is famous for its pani puris. The seller is so famous that he is regularly called at lavish parties.
Where: JVPD road number 6, Vile Parle
Price: Rs. 35
Timing: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Jain Sab Kuchh Food Plaza
One of the best chaats in the suburbs, they give utmost priority to hygiene. The servers always wear hair caps and plastic gloves. And the pani puris are mouth watering and finger-licking good.
Timing: 9 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Link road, Malad West
Ganesh Chaat House
A small place on Subhash road, this place is always crowded with chaat lovers. The stall offers a choice between Sindhi pani puri and Ragda pani puri – a choice given by only a few chaat vendors. The puris are thin and crispy and the water is perfectly spicy.
Timing: 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Subhash road, Vile Parle East
Shiv Shankar Chaat
The puris so crisp, the filling perfect, and the water tasty and cool – what else would you want.
Timing: 10 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Shastri Nagar, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West
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