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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Ten Places for Street Food in Borivali

Bipin Sandwich

Hidden in Premnagar area, Bipin’s Sandwich is paradise for sandwich lovers, and operates from the living room of a tiny ground floor flat. Bipin’s Sandwich offers pizzas, paninis, and a wide variety of sandwiches loaded with cheese.

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Recommendation: Cheese corn Panini
Landmark: Premnagar

Foodbites

From tangy chaat to delicious dosas, and buttery pav bhaji, Foodbites has it all. Located in Shimpoli area of Borivali, Foodbites is your destination for  and lots more. The prices are reasonable and the food is hygienic.And if you are looking for some season appropriate food for summers, Foodbites has special chilled bhel on offer.

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Recommendation: chilled bhel,cheese masala dosa
Landmark: Shimpoli Area

Valankali

Valankali is actually ten minutes from Borivali, in the neighbouring suburb of Dahisar. It is a nameless blue cart just outside the Honda Showroom on J.S. Road. The owner is a smiling woman, popularly known as ‘Aunty’, who likes the stall to be called Valankali . Aunty serves fresh and hot bread cutlets, dal vadas, vada pavs, and moong dal bhajiyas and also takes great care to maintain cleanliness and hygiene at the cart.

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Recommendation: Dal Vada
Landmark: Blue cart just outside the Honda Showroom on J.S. Road

Pooja Malai Gola

The Malai Gola at Pooja Malai Gola on Chandavarkar Road is the stuff of dreams. Approximately the size of a palm, this malai gola is dressed in layers of multiple flavours along with breadcrumbs and dry fruits. Perfect summer dessert!

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Recommendation: Malai Gola
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road,Borivali

Harbole Dabeli

Right opposite Gokul Hotel on Rokadia Lane, there is a tiny food cart with prices written in chalk. Harbole Dabeli has fed more than a generation yet the taste remains the same spicy and sweet one.

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Recommendation: Special Dabeli
Landmark: Opposite Gokul Hotel on Rokadia Lane

Dashrath Sandwiches

Another popular food cart on Chandavarkar Road, Dashrath Sandwiches offers an exciting range of sandwiches. The cart is easy to spot as it is on the crossroads, and is always teeming with customers. Cheese grills to paneer grills, they serve it all.

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Recommendation: paneer grill Sandwich
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road

Mangesh Vada Pav

Mangesh Vada Pav has two outlets in Borivali – one, next to the railway station and the other next to Rajmahal Hotel.crunchy Samosas and lipsmacking vada pavs can be found only at Mangesh Vada Pavs.

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Recommendation: Vada Pavs
Landmark: Next to the railway station

Pipasa

Pipasa is Borivali’s go-to place for sweet chilled lassi or icy kulfi on a hot summer day. The place is always brimming with people. Fortunately, the service is real fast – always a plus point.

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Recommendation: Mango Lassi
Landmark: Near Railway station

Dilkhush Dabeli

Dilkhush Dabeli, next to Rajmahal Hotel, will make your heart leap with joy because of the burst of flavours that will thrill your taste buds. Dilkhush Dabeli aapka dil khush kar degi!

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Recommendation: Dabeli,
Landmark: next to Rajmahal Hotel

B.K.M. Masala Papad

Another stall on Chandavarkar Road, B.K.M. Masala Papad is quite popular among the Gujarati  community in the area. Their special mix of masala is a crowd-puller.

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Recommendation: Masala Papad
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road, B.K.M

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Evening Cravings? Vallabh Baug Khaugalli at your rescue

Situated in the pathway of Vallabh Baug Lane, Ghatkopar East, this khaugalli attracts major footfalls from the neighbourhood. The khaugalli opens in the early evening hours, around 4.30 pm and is open till mid-night. The khaugalli consists of only 7 vendors, all serving different kinds of food. The food here is slightly pricey; approximately Rs. 200 per person, however, the quality of the food makes it worthwhile. All the stalls are MCGM licensed.

Sai Swad Dosa

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This stall has the capacity of making ten dosas at a time! They offer almost 45 variants of Dosas. The recommended dosas at this stall are Manchurian Pasta Dosa (Rs.150), Paneer Chilly Dosa (Rs.150) and Jini Dosa (Rs.130).

Recommendation: Manchurian Pasta Dosa
Timings: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

The Momo Factory

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To locate this stall, keep an eye out for a guy with a small table with a deep fryer and a momo steamer with pre-cooked momos. He sells five variants of this bite-sized snack. One must try the Cheese Veg and Paneer Achari Momos (Rs.60 each).

Recommendation: Cheese Veg and Paneer Achari momos
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Mukesh Ram Jivan Rawat American Fast Food

Branch of WTC (World Trade Centre) pasta corner called Manoj Pasta, this tiny stall offers foods like Boiled Corn, Maggi and Pasta. Try the Pasta in Pink Sauce at Rs.150 (Macaroni) and Rs.250 (Penne)

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Recommendation: Pasta in Pink Sauce
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Jai Durga Ice Cold Pani Puri Centre

This stall only sells cold Pani Puri for Rs. 30. It has been around for a while and that is why one will always find a large group of people, mostly patrons, waiting to eat these amazing Pani Puris.

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Recommendation: Pani Puri
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Chat Centre

Another busy stall in this khaugalli offers chaat options such as Sev Puri, Bhel and Dahi Puri. The must-try chaats at this stall are Dahi Puri (Rs.30) and Sev Puri (Rs.25).

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Recommendation: Dahi Puri and Sev Puri
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Sandwich Corner

If the Mumbaiya Sandwich is your go-to fix for all your meals, check out Sandwich Corner that offers sandwiches from a Sada Sandwich to Grilled.

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Recommendation: Veg. Cheese Grill and Masala Toast Sandwich
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
LandmarkL Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Shreeji Corner

This tiny stall is run by a Gujarati woman, which sells authentic Gujarati food. Try dishes like Khichyu, Dabeli, Wati Dal Dhokla and Pav Pattice.

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Recommendation: Pav Pattice
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
LandmarkL  Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

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THE SHOPPERS FEAST AT BHULESHWAR KHAUGALLI

Known for its wholesale markets and thrilling prices, Bhuleshwar is known for one more thing – Khaugalli! This Khaugalli is dominated by the Mathura Group that has five different stalls under the name of Mathura Chat Center. The variety of food available is not only irresistible, but also affordable, where a meal for one would cost about Rs. 100. This Khaugalli usually attracts the shoppers in the area and operates throughout the day to tame the shoppers’ hunger pangs.

Mathura Chat Centre

This stall is situated next to the Pudla Sandwich Stall and offers Pizza for Rs. 40 and Dabeli for Rs. 15.

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Recommendation:Dabeli
Time – 10.30am-11pm
Landmark: Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Shubham Khichiya

Two brothers run this little stall, where they dish out fresh and crispy Khichiyas by the street in this Khaugalli. Try their Masala Khichiya (Rs.50) and Cheese Masala Khichiya (Rs.65)

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Recommendation: Masala Khichiya and Cheese Masala Khichiya
Timings: 10.30 am onwards
Landmark: Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Chat Centre

Chaat stalls never fail to be crowded in Mumbai. The one-man army (the owner) at Chaat Centre works with an unbelievable speed to whip up amazing Bhel and Sev Puri. It is the first stall located at the entrance of khaugalli. Try the Sukha Bhel over here for Rs. 15.

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Recommendation: Chaat
Time – 10.30 am onwards
Location – Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Bhuleshwar Dosa Wala

Situated at the centre of khaugalli, this stall has amazing Idlis, Medu Wadas and varieties of Dosas. Must-tries at this stall are Masala Dosa at Rs.30 and Idli Rs.20

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Recommendation: Masala Dosa and Idlis
Timings: 10.30 am onwards
Landmark:  Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Dosa Stall Opposite Shubham Khiciya

This stall has the capacity of making ten dosas at a time! They offer almost 45 variants of Dosas. The recommended dosas at this stall are Manchurian Pasta Dosa (Rs.150), Paneer Chilly Dosa (Rs.150) and Jini Dosa (Rs.130).

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Recommendation: Dabeli and Pizzas
Time: 10.30 am onwards
Landmark: Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Mathura Chat Centre 2

Pudhla Sandwich. Heard of it? It is a sandwich stuffed with onion, capsicum, cheese and tomato. The exciting twist is that the bread is dipped in a gram flour batter and later toasted on the tava. This sandwich is very unique, as compared to the popular varieties of street food that one comes across in Mumbai.

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Recommendation:Pudhla Sandwich
Time – 10.30am-11pm
Landmark: Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

Gola Wala

Feel like a child while destroying your favorite flavor of Gola. It is the second stall from the entrance of khaugalli.

A must stop at this khaugalli when you are wandering in the area.

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Recommendation: Gola
Time: 10.30 am onwards
Location: Bhuleshwar Road, Bhuleshwar, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400002

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