Delicious Lucknowi Street food in Mumbai

A unique fact about the city Mumbai is it’s potpourri of cultures and one of the cultures that Mumbai embraces is the lucknowi and awadhi culture with its amazing and drool worthy food preparations.Here’s some of the places to relish some amazing lucknowi and awadhi delights in Mumbai.

Boti Kebab at Hindustan

Located in the famous Mohammed Ali road lane ,this small cafe cum stall is only famous for their boti or chote kebab that melts in your mouth. Do not expect an amazing ambience or service here and you might have to wait in line to get hold of these little delights  of minced meat,onion and pudina.

hindustanImage: Boti Kebab

Location: 152, IM Merchant Road,Near Minara Masjid,Mumbai CST
Cost for 2: Rs.400/-
Timing: 12:00 p.m – 11 p.m
Specials: Boti Kebab


One of the famous Lucknowi meal is the kebab paratha or the seekh paratha and this place is in no doubt the best you can find in the entire Mumbai for this meal. Mutton minced and marinated in coriander,pudina and the special garam masala rolled up in buttery paratha or pav is a true delight for the meat lovers. While you are there,also try their special paya saalan (curry) and kheema with their “ ek cup chai”.


Location: Mohammed Ali Road,Bhendi Bazaar,Mumbai CST
Cost for 2: Rs.250-300/-
Timing: 12:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m
Specials: kheema/kebab pav and tea.

Noor Mohammadi

This modest joint boasts of some of the most amazing dishes including the Sanju baba special and the famous nalli nihari. The sanju baba special is infact named after the  bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt because it is one of his favourite dishes while the nalli nihari is an exotic awadhi preparation made of mutton drumsticks and marrows cooked in spicy curry,topped with juliennes of green chillies and ginger.


Location: Wazir Building,Near J.J. hospital.
Cost for 2: Rs.250-300/-
Timing: 12:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m
Specials: Nalli Nihari and kheema/kebab pav


This place is indeed a paradise for meat lovers and is always swarmed with Kebab-a-holics at almost every hour of the day. Active since the last 90 years  with the same settings of a few benches with no sign board,Sarvi has developed a niche for itself among the Mumbaikars in a rather symbolic way.


Location: Dimtimkar road,Nagpada
Cost for 2: Rs.200/-
Timing: 10:00 p.m – 01:00 a.m
Specials: seekh and galauti kebab


Although you will find almost everything here be it mughlai,north Indian or Chinese,you will also find some amazing awadhi dishes. The special awadhi white biryani,white steamed biryani rice steamed in the tempting aroma of kesar.  Their butter chicken is also a must order delicacy.


Location: Haji Ali Circle,Tardeo.
Cost for 2: Rs.500 -750/-
Timing: Rs.8:00 a.m- 12:00 a.m
Specials:Butter chicken and tandoori and white biryani

Farid’s seekh kebab

Delectable,juicy,succulent and cheap- Farid’s kebabs are all of these. One of the famous and most buzzing late night joint in Mumbai.Try their malai kebab and seekh paratha to feel a taste of the lucknowi street life.


Location: Behraum Baug,Jogeshwari East
Cost for 2: Rs.250/-
Timing: 5:30 p.m – 1:0 p.m
Specials: seekh paratha,kebabs.

Lucknowi Tunde Kebab

Crispy on the outside and soft in the inside,the lucknowi tunde kebabs are one of the famous kebab variant from lucknow (awadh) incorporating 160 spices making it one of the most extravagant kebabs and this place serves you the perfect within a few minutes. Although their tundey kebabs are their speciality,you should definitely not miss their mutton bhuna and firni the next time you visit.


Location: S.V.Road,Opposite Ghaswala Dairy Fresh,Jogeshwari.
Cost for 2: Rs.250-300/-
Timing: 12:30 p.m – 4:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m- 12:30 a.m
Specials: Tunde kebab

Sheera and firni from Suleman Usman

Lucknowi is not just about kebabs and mutton preparations but also includes an extended list of desserts. Suleman Usman mithailwala,located in town is actually one shop where you will get the special aromatic lucknowi firni and sheera in the typical lucknow style.


Location:Ibrahim Merchant Road,Minara Masjid
Cost for 2: Rs.250-400/-
Timing: 10:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
Specials: Malai Khaja,Firni and sheera

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Late Night Eats in Mumbai

Mumbai, a city filled with dreams, a city of delights and desires and a city that never sleeps. And living true to the essence of Mumbai are these late night eateries satiating almost every Mumbaikar’s late night hunger pangs.

Mogul sarai

This restaurant cum stall outside bandra station is a famous stop for not only the bandra crowd but almost the entire suburban crowd. Their famous north indian and tandoori dishes along with their flavoured hookahs is a personal favourite among the young. They also serve a variety of milkshakes one of their famous ones being the “lage raho” shake made of nuts and cream.

1Nizami Murg Musallam

Timings: 7:00 p.m- 5:00 a.m
Specials: Nizami Murg Musallam and lage raho milkshake
Landmark: Outside Bandra Railway Station(West)


Ayub’s is like a genie den for all the meat lovers serving some of the best tikkas,rolls and kebabs.Their special,the chicken kathi roll is indeed a delight made with succulent juicy chicken soaked in the kathi flavours until the last bite.

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Timing: 6:00 p.m-2:00 a.m
Specials: Murg tikka roll,Mutton Bhuna|
Location: Dr.V.B.Gandhi Marg,Fort 


Late night sweet cravings? Well, this is the place for you.One of the oldest ice cream parlours of Mumbai,Bachelorr’s has a huge variety of sandwiches,shakes,juices and ice creams. Take a ride along the marine drive stretch until chowpatty and stop at this joint for their famous green chillies ice cream to give the perfect finish to your thrills.

3Black Current

Specials: mango milkshake and red chilli ice cream
Timing: open till 4:00 a.m
Landmark: Chowpatty sea face,Charni Road


This place has become synonymous for late night munchies for almost every Mumbaikar. Serving authentic Lucknowi and nawabi chicken and mutton dishes like chicken tikka,bhuna chicken,mutton seekh,anda roti and many more, bademiya has never disappointed its patrons.

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Specials: Chicken baida roti,Rolls,Tikkas
Timing: 7:30 p.m – 3:30 a.m
Landmark: Apollo Bandar street,Colaba

Ice and Rolls

Over the years,Ice and rolls has turned into a staple food for almost all the mba aspirants of the NMIMS institute who come here almost everyday to satiate their late night studies hunger breaks. Their white sauce pasta and cheesy corn nachos made served with cheesy dips and salsa are a must try.

5Cheese Grill Sandwich

Specials: Cheesy corn nachos.
Timing: 6:00 p.m-3:30 p.m
Location: Opposite Bhaidas hall,Outside Mithibai College

Haji Ali juice centre

Located in one of the beautiful places of Mumbai,the juice centre is almost a cramped up joint offering no seating arrangements or settling place but is still one of the most popular spot for the Mumbaikars for its excellent snacks and juices. Their sev pizza,a pizza made up of sev puri masala along with other pizza ingredients and their nutty delight shake loaded with cream and dry fruits are the most popular orders for the visitors.6

Specials:Nutty delight,Mango cream.
Timing: open 24 hours
Landmark: Haji Ali Dargah circle,Mahalaxmi

Stalls outside Churchgate station

As the city sleeps,these stalls outside churchgate station rises serving us our very old staple food bhurji pav and tava pulao and pav bhaji during the after hours. Visit these stalls to satiate your hungry stomach and I’m sure you will return home bloated in just a couple of bucks.


Specials: Spicy Anda bhurji and tawa pulao.
Timing: 10 p.m-5:30 a.m
Landmark: Outside Churchgate station



Maharashtrian Street Food dishes Across Mumbai

Mumbai,despite being the urban hub of Maharashtra, leaves no stones unturned when it comes to the culture and traditions of the state. The streets of Mumbai are still today filled with traditional maharashtrian snack joints serving us the real Maharashtra on a plate in a local setting. Want to sample a few? Here’s some of the best of them.

Mama Kane

Located in the Maharashtrian hub of Mumbai,Mama Kane has been serving traditional Maharashtrian snacks since 1910 and still manages to serve you the same taste even today. With the old Mumbai charm ambience the place serves authentic thalipeeth(Multigrain pancakes), misal pav and kharvas ( Milk pudding made out of a cow’s milk as she gives birth) and is one of the most famous breakfast attraction for the Mumbaikars.


Specials: Spicy misal pav and Kanda bhajji
Timing: 10 am-9:30 p.m
Landmark: Opposite Dadar station (West)

Shree Krishna Batata wada

One of the all time favourite maharashtrian snack is the simple batata vada made from mashed boiled potatoes with green chillies,lime juice,turmeric,ginger garlic paste and fresh coriander dipped in besan(gram flour) and deep fried. Shree Krishna is one of the oldest and most renowned  place where you get these traditional potato dumplings served with fried green chillies and green chutney.
P.S: Non spice eaters Careful.


Specials: Batata Vada
Timings: 11 a.m -12.p.m
Location: Opposite Chabildas High school,Dadar West.

Prakash Sahakari stall

All you need to visit this quaint little joint in Dadar is a hungry stomach and probably a hundred rupees and you can have the most filling meal of the day. From pohas to thalipeeth and sabudana vada, you will get everything here. They also serve a sweetened chilled milk drink called piyush(a maharashtrian drink you will only find here) which will complete your meal with just right amount of sweetness.


Specials: Sabudana puri,Pohe,Kothimbir vada,Special prakash piyush (sweetened milk)
Timing: 7:30 a.m- 10:30 p.m
Location: Ranade Road,Dadar West

R.K.Studio Canteen

Sabudana wada is one of the traditional upvas(fasting) food for maharashtrian but is also relished by some as an all time snack. Although the wadas are a common of every maharashtrian joints,the one R.K.Studios canteen is indeed a special kind and a must try. Made with crushed potatoes and sabudana ,the R.K canteen makes it with the right amount of masala that will not let you stop eating.



Specials: Sabudana wada
Timing: 10:00 a.m- 7:30 p.m
Location: R.K.Studios,Chembur

CST AND BMC Headquarters STALL

The mill culture in Mumbai brought the Jhunka Bhakar(a Maharashtrian delicacy) in the city feeding loads of workers and mill labourers during the 19th century. The first of its kind serving the most amazing jhunka bhakar are the stalls situated right opposite the BMC headquarters and the CST station.The stalls are still active today serving the the jhunka tempered with onions and mustard seeds and kadipatta (curry leaves) with jowar roti by the side.


Specials: Zhunka Baakar
Timing: 10:00 a.m- 10:00 p.m
Location: Stalls opposite Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Ashok Satam’s stall

Ashok Satam’s stalls has a special recipe of making the traditional mashed potato patty in a bun i.e the Bambaiyya vada pav that makes it so unique and different in taste that you will not find anywhere in the entire city. Have them with a layer of green chutney and  red crushed garlic chutney and you will have yourself licking your fingers until the last bite.


Specials: Vada Pav with the crushed garlic chutney.
Timing: 11:00 a.m- 8:00 p.m
Location: At flora fountain, near Central  Telegraph office (CTO)

Aram stall

At a walkable distance from the CST station,this place is a paradise for maharashtrian food lovers. Their special dahi misal pav made with the finest of curd and lentils will actually fill you up for the entire day. Visit the place for their special breakfast menu with their special elaichi tea to give your day the best start.


Specials: poha,Aaluvadi,dahi misal
Timing: 8:30 a.m – 8:30 p.m
Location: Capitol cinema building,Opposite CST

Kolapuri Chiwda

Serving traditional Maharashtrian food since 1922, the stall did not gain much popularity among the new generations but is still one of the most loved joints among its old loyal patrons.Their special kaju usal made of wet cashews and green peas patty is one of the best that you can ever have.

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Specials: Kaju Usal and thalipeeth
Timing: 8:00 a.m- 10:00 p.m
Location: JSS Road,Mangal wadi,Girgaum

Content and Image Courtesy: Arshee Shaikh



Sweet Indulgences in Navi Mumbai

Although Indian street food is more popular for spicy savoury items, there is a huge variety in sweets as well. There are many places in Navi Mumbai to indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some of the places you must try.

Gupta Icecreams

Perfect place to quench your late night sweet craving, Gupta Icecreams is right in the heart of Vashi. From the simple cassata to a nutty blast falooda, and ice cream, Gupta’s offers the best in the neighbourhood.

gupta icecream

Location: Sector 14, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 1:00 am.
Specials: Falooda, kulfis, cassata ice-cream.

Falooda point

The town people may have Badshah’s special faloodas or Shalimar’s ice cream faloodas from town, but Navi Mumbai also has Falooda point now. You can try some of the most delicious faloodas ever right in the neighbourhood. Their Shahi dry fruit falooda and kesar pista are a must try.


Location: Shop No-11, Shanti park, Darave, Sector-23, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 10:00 pm
Specials: All kinds of faloodas

Jhaama Sweets

This is one of the most delightful entries on our list. Their rabdi jalebi  is a unique combination of crunchy jalebis topped with creamy rabdi (thickened sweetened milk), and indeed, lives up to its reputation. Jhaama also serves some of the most amazing gulab jamuns, cham cham, and kalakhand – a heaven for all desi mithai lovers.


Location: Several joints across Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Rabdi Jalebi and Gulab Jamun

Sugar Bugar

Yes, Sugar Bugar is back in the city, although it has relocated from Nerul to Sanpada. The taste is still great, and the cute cakepops are still drawing crowds.

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Location: Shop outside Moraj Residency, Sector-14, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Cake pops

the Parsik Rabdi

A drive down the Palm Beach road and the view from Parsik Hill can only be upped with the rabdi malpua  by the Parsik hills lane. The malpua served here is one of the biggest in the city – good enough for three adults! Perfect after a plate of kebabs!


Location: Road leading to Parsik Hill, Navi Mumbai
Timings: Till stock lasts
Specials: Rabdi malpua


Soft bread dipped in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom syrup, topped with creamy rabdi – and a dash of nuts and raisins. The description should be enough to get you to try some. So popular among locals, the shahi tukda does not last long.


Location: Shop No – A7, Sector-19C, APMC Market Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Shahi Tukda, rabdi, and faloodas

Ahmed bhai’s Bry and Dry  stalls.

Ahmed bhai is probably the only one in the area who serves this traditional Pakistani-Indian dessert, and is a must try. This frozen rice pudding served chilled in cute little earthen saucers is a treat not only to the eyes, but is indeed a gastronomical delight.

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Location: Shop No.Krishnakamal CHS, Sector 21, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 pm onwards till stock lasts
Specials: Special flavoured phirnis

Ice cream buggy opposite health.

This is an ice-cream truck straight out of your favourite cartoon show and is a nostalgic trip to your childhood. They let you pick an ice cream and topping combination of your choice. Some of the popular ones are marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, and jelly beans.


Location: Near Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 p.m till stock lasts
Specials: Ice cream toppings and sundaes

Health Juice Centre

Health Juice Centre offers the freshest and most gratifying fruit and cream sundaes. They also have a great collection of juices and milkshakes.Their exotic kiwi passion combo and the double blast shake will surely blow your mind.


Location: Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m
Specials: Strawberry and cream, and milkshakes

Shree Krishna Sweet

The Mysore Pak served here is indeed the food from paradise. Perfectly sweet, it is melt-in-your-mouth soft. The shop is a hidden gem, and serves a wide collection of Indian sweets. They are only too happy to warm up your sweets before serving for that extra kick.

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Location: Manek Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Mysore Pak

Content and Image Courtesy: Arshee Shaikh





The best and most colourful sweet shops in Mumbai for Holi

The festival of love, where we immerse ourselves in a beautiful concoction of colours. Thandai, gulaal, pichkari, merry-making, and sweets – this is what Holi is about. To make your Holi more colourful and sweeter here’s a list of some of the best sweet shops across Mumbai.

MM Mithaiwala

One of the famous sweets shop in Mumbai, MM Mithaiwala does not let you down when it comes to festivities. Their patented ghewar is a must try.

mm mitaiwala

Specials: Ghewar, Gujjia, Pethas, and Gujarati and Rajasthani sweets
Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Opposite Railway Station, Malad West


Brijwasi, is perfect mix of culture and warmth. Try their basundi for some lip smacking experience this summer.


Specials: Milk Cakes, Motichoor laddoos, Basundi
Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Several Outlets across Mumbai

Sweet Bengal

Although chaler payesh, a cardamom and bay leaf flavoured rice pudding cooked around Holi in Bengal, is the highlight, their chamcham, baked rasgullas, and malai sandwich are just as inviting.


Specials: Bengali Sweets, Chaler Payesh
Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 p.m
Landmark: Several Outlets across Mumbai

Tewari Bros. Mithaiwala

This quaint little shop in Charni is the place for people to get their batches of Holi special sweets like, gujjias and mudhi muas. Perfect amount of jaggery and rice, cooked to perfection – their mudhi muas are a delight.

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Specials: Kheer, Mudhi Muas, and Gujjias
Timings: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Landmark: 3, Purushottam Building, MP Marg, Opera House, Charni  Road

Punjabi Chandu Halwai

Chandu can basically turn every event special with their sweets essentially dunked in desi ghee. Their classic gulab jamuns and malpuas are still the hot deal during festival time.


Specials: Malpuas,Gulab jamun
Timings: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Several Outlets across Mumbai

Jhama Sweets

One of the oldest sweetmeat shops, famous in almost every Mumbai household, Jhama has managed to keep its taste and quality consistent – and tops it with warmth. Special edition mithais for festivals must be tried as they are limited period: try shakkar paaras and gujias this Holi.


Specials: Jalebis, Ghewar, Gulab Jamun, and special Holi shakkar paare
Timings: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Several Outlets across Mumbai

Damodar Mithaiwala

They not only have the best milk cakes in town, but their badam pista halwa and laddoos too could be added to your sweets list this Holi.
P.S: If you live around Dadar, call them up for quick home delivery.


Specials: Badam Pista Halwa
Timings: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Harganga Mahal, Dadar East

Content and Image Courtesy: Arshee Shaikh





Sugarcane in town

Summer is knocking on our doors, but why fear when Sugarcane Juice is right here! Mumbaikars are very lucky to have amazing roadside vendors selling all kinds of juices to rescue them. Sugarcane juice or Ganna or Oosacha ras, has been a savior of the thirsty since eternity. The freshly squeezed juice from the shoots of the sugarcane, poured into a glass, sprinkled with some masala is enough to transport you to the island of no-thirst!

Here is the list of places that serve the best sugarcane juice in town to cool off in the sweltering heat.

Adjacent to Chumbak,Kala Ghoda

This busy stall, adjacent to Chumbak, Kala Ghoda has the owner serving freshly squeezed sugarcane juice for over 7 years!


Open 7 days a week.
Timings: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Landmark: Adjacent to chumbak,Kala Ghoda

Opposite Siddharth College of Law

A small shack opposite Siddharth College of Law, Fort will wow you with the chilled sugarcane juice.

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Open 7 days a week.
Time- 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Landmark: Opposite Siddharth College of Law

Next To Mumbai University

Next to Mumbai University is a Sugarcane Juice stall which has been standing tall for as long as 20 years. One can find three size variants: Tall, Extra-Tall and Jumbo. Flooded by students and lawyers alike, the stall works like a well-oiled sugarcane machine.

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Open 7 days a week.
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Landmark: Next to Mumbai University

Corner of N. Motwani Marg

Fort area has Sugarcane Juice Stalls at regular intervals. Walking through the lanes of Fort, one can find this stall at the corner of N. Motwani Marg.

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Open 7 days a week.
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Landmark:  corner of N. Motwani Marg,Fort

Janmabhoomi Road

This tiny stall on Janmabhoomi Road, Fort will catch ones eye. The vendor works along with his relative to serve the freshest and the tastiest sugarcane juice, each time.

janmabhoomi road

Open 7 days a week.
Time:  10:00 am- 09:00 pm
Landmark:  On Janmabhoomi Road, Fort

Opposite Horniman Circle

The bustling stall opposite Horniman Circle is one of the busiest stalls that one would come across. Students, tourists and office goers frequent the stall for freshly squeezed juice with the right amount of masala, lemon juice and a hint of ginger.

OPP horniman circle

Open 7 days a week.
Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Landmark: Opposite Horniman Circle

Near Nanabhai Lane

This Sugarcane Juice Centre, stacked with heaps of sugarcane shoots, is one of the most well known ones near Nanabhai Lane.

nanabhai lane

Open 7 days a week.
Time: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Landmark: Nanabhai lane

Near Dalal Street

Another tiny and busy stall near Dalal Street that serves incredible sugarcane juice. The real highlight is that a tall glass costs Rs. 8 & a jumbo glass costs only Rs. 10. At this price, it is a steal, said one of the customers enjoying his juice.

dalal street

Open 7 days a week.
Time: 09:00am-09:00pm
Landmark: Near Dalal Street

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Sandwiched across western line

Sandwizza, Santacruz

By far, one of the best Mayo Toasts in Mumbai. Their Masala Toast Sandwich is also worth a try. With outlets in Vile Parle, Kandivali and Borivali, you can soon expect a new Sandwizza outlet close to you.


Recommendation: Masala Toast Sandwich
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Sandwizza, Santacruz

Subhash Sandwich

Every Poddar, Ruia and Welingkar student will vouch for Subhash’s sandwiches as the best in Matunga. One can find a variety of sandwiches like Mayo Toast, Lay’s sandwich, Tedha Medha Sandwich, Samosa Sandwich, Kolhapuri Sandwich, etc. Out of the 150-200 sandwiches that are sold daily, we are told that the Chocolate Sandwich is the most sought after.


Recommendation: Cheese Toast
Timings: 10 am -7 pm.
Landmark: Near Podar College Matunga

Durga Sandwich

This sandwich stall has put the Mithibhai College lane on the food-map of Mumbai.
The specialty here, is the grilled cheese sandwich, accompanied by the tangy green chutney.

durga sandwich

Recommendation: grilled cheese sandwich
Timings: 10am-8pm
Landmark: Opp Mithibhai College, Vile Parle West

Lucky Sandwich

The Vegetable Cheese Toast wins our vote for the best sandwich here. It costs ₹50


Recommendation: Cheese toast with mayo
Timings: 10am-7pm
Landmark: Hill Road, Bandra

Jay Sandwich

Jay Sandwich holds a celebrity status in the rasta sandwich world. They serve a delicious green chutney, along with their mouthwatering sandwiches. The Veg Cheese Grill and the Veg Cheese Toast are to die for.


Recommendation: Veg Cheese Grill sandwich
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: near National College, Bandra

Lucky Sandwich

The fruit of your patience will be an amazing sandwich! This place is always crowded with people waiting for their freshly made sandwiches. Lucky Sandwich is known for the wide variety of sandwiches, available at a reasonable price.

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Recommendation: Cheese grill sandwich
Timings: 11am-10pm
Landmark: Near vile parle west station

Shree Laxmi Sandwich and Milk Centre

Do not go by the size of this little stall. It serves up quality sandwiches and the Mayo Sandwich is large and loaded with mayo, exactly like you like it!


Recommendation: Sandwich with mayo
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Matunga west

Lucky Sandwich

This place, located in the lane of the store called Fendi, makes yummy sandwiches. The Vegetable Cheese Toast is generously packed with the filling and the accompanying chutney is a winner!

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Recommendation: Cheese grill Sandwich
Timings: 11am-8pm
Landmark:  fendi,Bandra west

Sonu Sandwich

This place offers good quality sandwiches which start at Rs. 30. The Cheese Chilly Toast, for Rs. 50 was a good deal. The Veg Cheese Toast Sandwich is popular, here. You may not find fancy sandwiches here but the rustic taste will win you over.


Recommendation: Cheese Chilly Toast
Timings: 10am-9pm
Landmark: outside Bombay Scottish School, Mahim

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Best Street food stalls near Hinduja College, Charni Road.


College students and office goers around Charni Road have been living off the street food since decades. The food is the story here and attracts many from the city.

Raju Sandwich

This business has been around for about 40 years, and the trust has only grown. Raju Sandwich wala still sells a sandwich for as low as Rs 20, while maintaining the quality. The most popular sandwich is Cheese Chilly toast for Rs 35. You also get aaloo and sev complimentary.


Recommendation: Cheese Chilly toast
Timings: 10am-10pm

Star Roll Frankie

Sikander Sheikh Abbas, lovingly known as Raju Bhai among students from Hinduja college, sometimes offer a free frankie to students without being asked for. His frankies are much bigger and fulfilling than many fancier places, and come at reasonable rates of Rs 20 – his special frankie and the most expensive at just Rs 60. You can catch his brothers and cousins running the frankie business in other parts of Mumbai, for example, near Burhani College in Byculla, Kalyan, Marine Lines, Wadala and Sion.


Recommendation: special frankie
Timings: 10am-10pm

SP Tank Pizza

How about a pizza for as low as Rs 20? Ask the people surrounding Mukesh, they would swear to the quality and taste. Although five years in the business, he still manages to sell a small cheese pizza at Rs 20, and a large at Rs 30. No prizes for guessing that it is a hit among the college students and office goers in the area.


Recommendation: Cheese pizza
Timings: 10am-10pm

CP Tank Pasta

Ajit has been working in the area for the past five years making pastas that cost from Rs 100 to Rs 250. Unless you are starving, the portions are big enough to be shared by two people. The most popular item on menu is orange pasta. You can ask for an extra topping of cheese.


Recommendation: Orange pasta
Timings: 10am-10pm


You will have to go a little further from Hinduja College to find our man, Raju, who specalizes in making khamni. The delicacy for just Rs 10 is sufficient enough to be your lunch. He uses the same batter that’s used for dhoklas, so it really light on your stomach.


Recommendation: Khamni
Timings: 10am-10pm

Content and Image Courtesy : Shweta Dahiya



Sharma Chaat Bhandaar

The Sharma Chaat Bhandaar is one of the finest examples of the sort of rags to riches story that one can hear in Mumbai. Initially, this stall was an illegal shanty that is now a shop selling amazing chaats. The Pani Puri is the most popular, with the perfect blend of sweet, tangy and spicy! Also try the Dahi Chaat items with an incredible service.


Recommendation: Dhai chaat
Timings: 12 p.m. to late evenings
Landmark: Next to Sahakari Bhandaar, Juhu Scheme

Tewari Brothers

Tewari Brothers is a famous shop in Juhu where one can get some really tasty Papdi Chaat! Their Raj Kachori is to die for! Don’t shy away from eating your face off because everything here is made in mineral water.

tiwari chaat

Recommendation: Raj Kachori
Timings: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Landmark: The same lane as Bru World Café


This store is a Bengali sweetmeat seller named Gangour. The Puchkas here are mouth watering. Yes, you heard it right, Puchkas! This is one of the few joints in Mumbai dishing out some Kolkata specialties like Phuchka and Moodi Bhel.


Recommendation: Moodi Bhel
Timings: 10am – 10pm
Location: The same lane as Bru World Café, next to Tewari Brothers


Rama’s has some basic yet lipsmacking Chaat items like Sev Puri and Bhel Puri, which are the best sellers here. The two Specialties here are the Special Golden Bhel and the Corn Bhel that are considered to be a novelty by its patrons.


Recommendation: Special Golden Bhel
Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Landmark: The same lane as Bru World Café, next to Tewari Brothers and Gangour


Find this amazing Pani Puri Vendor, named Jackie’s because the pani puris here, are to die for. Teekha, Meetha, Khatta, you name it and you shall be served just that. This stall has quite the fan following in the lanes of Juhu


Recommendation: Pani Puri
Timings: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Landmark: 5th Road, Juhu Sceme

Shree Radhe Krishna Chaat

Are you one of those people who can have cheese with anything? Try the Chaats at Shree Radhe Krishna Chaat at that is really famous for all its Cheesy Versions of the traditional Chaats like Cheese Bhel Puri and Cheese Samosa Ragda

hare ram

Recommendation:  Cheese Samosa Ragda
Time: 4pm-11pm
Location: Juhu Beach (Juhu Tara Road)

The Chaat House

If you find a group of college students going for seconds for his Sev Puris, you’ve got to the right place. Fancy a Chaat Party? Outsource the party order to this Chaat Vendor.

chaat house

Recommendation: Sev Puri
Timings: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Landmark: 6th Road, Juhu Scheme

ISKON Temple Premises

All the dishes served here are Saatvic in nature, devoid of any root vegetables, onion and garlic. The food is cooked using Mineral Water and is extremely hygienic. Their Pani Puris are on the sweeter side, but worth relishing. Their Jain Sev Puri, Dahi Bhalle, Raj Kachori. Also take home some Farsan and sweets made fresh everyday!


Recommendation: Dahi Bhalle
Timings: 4pm-10pm
Landmark: Juhu Scheme, ISKON Temple premises



Snack and drink in South Bombay

There’s a reason why ‘townies’ are infamous for not going anywhere outside of ‘town’ for anything. Well, can’t blame them, can you! Whether it is a 9-5-office-goer or a college student, one can find great food in the hidden by-lanes of Ballard Pier to the open beachfront of Chowpatty. Let’s look at the various street food options available for the townies and the townies at heart.

Bhel near Chowpatty

Sahir Khan has been selling bhel for 12-13 years. Look for an Aarey Stall at the above location and you will Sahir work his magic on the spicy, tangy bhel for just Rs.20.


Recommendation: Bhel
Landmark: Opposite Bachelor’s, Near Chowpatty, Girgaum

Chana Chaat near Chowpatty

If you’re looking for a healthier fix, then try Ishraa Ali’s Chickpeas or Chana Chaat opposite Bachelorr’s near Chowpatty, Girgaum. This lip-smacking combination of chana, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, onions and some chillies is not only delicious but also healthy.


Recommendation: Chana Chaat
Landmark: Opposite Bachelor’s, Near Chowpatty, Girgaum

Sandwich at Charni Road Station

An unnamed stall with quite the fan following, handled by a man named Yatin, says that he has been working here for close to 10 years. The Veg Grilled Sandwich is the apparent favorite, followed by Cheese Grilled, Veg Burger and Veg Patties.


Recommendation: Veg Grilled Sandwich
Landmark: Charni Road Station

Sugarcane Juice, Mumbai University

This Sugarcane Juice Stall has been at the above location for over 20 years, serving freshly squeezed sugarcane juice in three sizes – Tall (Rs.10), Extra Tall (Rs.15) and the Jumbo (Rs.20).


Recommendation: Sugarcane Juice
Landmark: Mumbai University

Sookha Bhel, Mumbai University

Another healthy option for the health conscious would be Chana Chor Masala or Sookha Bhel, that too for just Rs. 10. One can also try the Sheng (Peanuts) Masala or the Chana Masala.



Recommendation: Sookha Bhel
Landmark: Opposite Mumbai University

Nimbu Pani, Motwani Road

Enroute Kalaghoda, is this Nimbu Paani stall at the corner of Motwani Road, with a display of fresh lemons. A fresh glass of Nimbu Paani is ready in less than 2 minutes, for only Rs.10 per glass. Another healthy, option for people who prefer natural foods to aerated drinks.


Recommendation: Nimboo Paani
Landmark: Motwani Road

Mother Mary Juice Centre, Kalaghoda

Mother Mary Juice Centre is nothing short of a blessing if you’re in the area and looking for something to quench your thirst. With options ranging from Masala Thumbs Up (Rs.25), Masala Soda (Rs.20) to the classic Mosambi Juice (Rs.35), Mother Mary Juice Centre is a stone’s throw away from the iconic, Rhythm House in Kalaghoda.


Recommendation: Mosambi Juice
Landmark: Kala Ghoda

Sev Puri, Kalaghoda

Opposite the store, Chumbak is a Sev Puri Stall, which churns out Sev Puris like a set of Sev Puri Machines. For 20 Rupees, a plate of Sev Puri with 6 puris, topped with potatoes, chutneys and sev and garnished with lemon and some chaat masala, is a very good option for an evening snack. Also try Bhel (Rs.25) and Chana (Rs.15)


Recommendation: Sev Puri
Landmark: Opposite Chumbak or Near Fab India

Content and Image courtesy- Amisha Ranka & Dhruv Shah