Street Food Stalls to check out in Versova

Famous Sharda Tea House

Street food isn’t really street food unless it includes the tea that is sold at every nook and corner of the city. Head over to Sharda Tea House if you are anywhere around in Versova. Ask for the special cutting chai which comes for just Rs. 6. You can grab some biscuits also along with the tea.

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Recommendation: Special cutting tea
Timing: 5.30 am to 9 pm
Location: Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Maa Saraswati Fast Food Centre

Who can imagine to get dhokla pav, bhajia pav, jalebi, gulab jamun and vada pav at just one place? Well, Maa Saraswati Centre Fast Food Centre has it all and at the best prices. You might not have eaten a dhokla pav yet, but it is delicious and just for Rs. 20. If you are craving for some sweet dish then you can either have gulab jamun (Rs. 15 for 2 pieces) or some jalebi.

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Bhajia Pav

Recommendation- Dhokla Pav
Timing- 10 am to 8 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Sai Sandwich Centre

Price should be worth the taste. If you do not mind shelling out some Rs. 60, then you can get yummy and customized cheese chilli toast. You can also get masala cheese sandwich which includes mashed potatoes and onion. This mixture is first fried and then put into the sandwich. Masala sandwich will cost you Rs. 50 which is a good price for the great taste. Other than that, you can also buy simple sandwich and simple veg toast sandwich.

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Veg Toast Sandwich

Recommendation- Cheese Chilli Toast
Timing- 12 pm to 10.30 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Ram Pyare Golewala

In the scorching heat during the peak time, head over to Ram Pyare Golewala to get some iced gola in various flavours. There is the usual meetha gola but if you want to try something different, then have masala gola which comes for Rs. 15. This masala gola has both spicy and sweet ingredients. If you like it cool and spicy then there is teekha gola as well.

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Recommendation- Masala Gola
Timing- 12 pm to 4 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Bhole Nath Bhelpuri

Evening snacks are incomplete unless you head out and have some chaat like pani puri, bhel puri or sev puri. All three of them can be bought for Rs. 25. The speciality of Bhole Nath Bhelpuri Centre is the Dahi Puri. You can ask Mahesh to add some more dahi (curd), sev or anything else that you like.

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Recommendation- Dahi Puri
Timing- 4 pm to 10 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Karim Biryani and Chinese

Karim chacha, as popularly known among the regular customers makes one of the the best Chicken biryani in Andheri. He offers all three of his food items, namely Chinese Biryani, chicken biryani and Chinese noodles as half plate also because the quantity is more than enough for one person. This half plate would cost you only Rs. 50 for each of the items.

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Chicken Biryani

Recommendation- Chicken Biryani
Timing- 12 pm to 5 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Jagdish Badam Shake

From Jagdish you can buy a handful of badaam (almond) shake which is his most sold drink for Rs. 30. You can also buy cashewnut shake and anjeer (figs) shake. These are made in milk and other flavoured ingredients are added which are totally healthy like Rooh Afza on demand. If the summer is hard on you, have some cool almond shake for your body and mind.

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Recommendation- Badaam Shake (almond shake)
Timing- 10 am to 6 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

Café Momos

You might not get any coffee or tea at this café, but you will definitely get some finger licking momos here. Paneer fans can get paneer momos for Rs. 60, while non vegetarians are here for a treat who can get chicken momos for just Rs. 50. Veg momos here are for Rs. 70, but they are probably the best. More amazing is the mixture of all this which is a plate of Chinese momos for Rs. 70.  

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A plate of veg momos

Recommendation- Chinese Momos
Timing- 4 pm to 9 pm
Location- Seven Bungalows Road, Near Versova Metro

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Andheri Balaji Colony’s Street Food Market

Located near the famous Balaji Office and Yash Raj Studios, this place has become a hub for the creative crowd and provides good food.

Feast Of Momos

Come to this stall for perfect steamed momos. Their shape and size, with ample stuffing keeps attracting more and more people. Their specialty is chicken momos.

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Speciality – Chicken Momos
Timings – 9 am to 7pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Nagori Tea Stall

This chai stall is a sensation amongst the working crowd from the neighbourhood, served with a yummy bun maska.

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Speciality – Tea with Bun Maska
Timings – 8 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Barbecued Rolls

Hot barbecued paneer or chicken pieces are rolled in a wheat or maida based roti (Indian bread). The chicken tikka roll is the most wanted item on the list. Other varieties served are paneer tikka roll, chicken seekh roll, chicken tandoori roll.

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Speciality – Chicken tikka roll, Chicken seekh.
Timings – 12:30 am – 10:30 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Snacks And Chai

Want to go for some light bites? Snack on a variety of bhajiya and samosa, with a cup of chai. The place is famous for their samosas.

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Speciality – Samosas
Timings – 7 am – 9:30 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Shree Balaji Dosa Centre

This South Indian street food stall is no less than any posh restaurant in town, when it comes to taste. You get the best food at reasonable prices. Its specialities are jini dosa, gravy dosa, pizza dosa.

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Speciality – Jini Dosa, Pizza Dosa
Timings – 9 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Chaas Vala

Make your hot summer day a little less punishing with the cold chaas at this place. He uses a special masala and indeed his chaas stands apart from the crowd. There’s also lassi, nimboo paani, jal jeera, etc.

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Speciality – Masala Chaas
Timings – 9 am – 7 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

The Chaat Corner

For an extensive range in chaat and paani puri, this is the place to go. Although best known for its paani puri, the place also offers sev puri, dahi puri, etc.

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Speciality – Paani Puri, Sev Puri
Timings – 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Radhe Shaam

It’s the most famous stall around the corner. Radhe Shaam serves aloo parathas with a variety of vegetables. The parathas are well stuffed and fulfilling. Their anda burji is also a must try.

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Speciality – Aloo Parathas
Timings – 7 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

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CHAAT IN THE LANES OF JUHU

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.

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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.

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

Gangour

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.

gangor

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

Rama’s

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.

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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

Jackie’s

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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

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Chakala’s Tiny Food World

The best part about working in Mumbai is that one will always find eateries around the offices. These eateries are on the most office goers’ speed-dials. One such KhauGalli is located below the Chakala/J. B. Nagar Metro Station, in Andheri East,which is the go-to place for breakfast, lunch, snack or even a cutting. One stroll & you will find endless options to satiate your hunger.

1. Om Sai Juice Centre

The Lemon Jaljira is a must have at Om Sai Juice Centre.Be it Nimbu Paani or Jaljira, Vijay Dev will whip-up juices to quench your thirst,every time.

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Recommendation: Lemon Jaljira
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

2. Raju Dosa Corner

Any KhaauGalli is incomplete without freshly made Dosas. One of the most crowded eateries here, Raju Dosa Corner serves varieties of dosas – sada, masala, mysore, schezwan, etc. The Mysore Masala Dosa (Rs 40/-) served with 2 chutneys is recommended, followed by a sada dosa to finish off the masala.

Raju-dosa

Recommendation: Mysore Masala Dosa
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

3.Saraswati’s Stall

Spot a big tawaand make a wish -and a masala, anda bhurji, anda pav, omlette, etc. and you shall have it! The omelet pav (Rs 24/-) is a mini meal to curb your evening hunger pangs

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Recommendation: Omelet Pav
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

4.Samiksha Fast Food

Samiksha Fast Food is your one stop shop for breakfast, lunch or snacks. Enjoy Poha, Sheera, SabudanaKhichdi for breakfast. For lunch they serve a complete meal with Rice, Roti, Dal and Sabzi. The Veg Lunch (Rs 50) is recommended & Non-Veg LunchPlate is for Rs 75. Biryani can also be an optionat Rs. 60 (Veg) /Rs. 70(Non-Veg).

samiksha

Recommendation: Veg Lunch Plate
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

5.Ram Kumar Sandwich Stall

Neatly arranged slices of bread, smeared with butter, topped with sliced veggies is almost art to hungry eyes. Ram Kumar Sandwich Stall serves amazing Sada, Toast & Cheese Sandwich starting Rs 25/-

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Recommendation: Sada Sandwich
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

6.Rajesh Parathas

Basic home-style Parathas, made fresh and served straight from the hot tawa on to the plate. Aloo Paratha priced at Rs 20/- is the bestseller.

Rajesh

Recommendation: AlooParatha
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

7.SahebRao’sVada Paavs

How can one not find a VadaPav stall in a KhauGalli! On the menu here one can findbhajjipav, missal pav, cutlets, etc.but without a doubt the VadaPav is the bestsellerhere, especially when teamed up with their chai (Rs 5/-).

Saheb-rao

Recommendation: VadaPaav
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

8.Jai Maa Tea Stall

Tea stalls have always been witness conversations across sports, politics, entertainment, etc. Thesteaming cup of a cutting at Jai Maa is a must have.

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Recommendation: Tea
Timings: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Below Chakala/J B Nagar Metro station, Outside Vodafone Store

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