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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Top Places summery juices/coolers in SoBo

Parmesha Fast Food Corner

Parmesha is the place to go for a great range of chilled fruit juices. Right next to the Stock Exchange, Parmesha offers some normal and some innovative juices. The owner loves to experiment and invent. He blends different flavours to come up with whacky concoctions with equally bizzare names, like, Encounter juice, Grand mix juice, and Bon Chilar juice.

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Specials: Encounter juice, Bon Chilar juice, Seasonal fruits juices like Sitaphal and Mangoes
Timing: 8 am to 8.30 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Landmark: Bombay Stock Exchange

Coconut Water Vendors

The healthiest way to beat the Mumbai heat is to go natural. Coconut water, one of the best natural resources to hydrate, is readily available in Mumbai. In SoBo, Chowpatty has numerous coconut vendors who sell fresh coconut water.

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Specials: Coconuts with extra malai (soft coconut layer)
Timing: Nothing specific
Landmark: Chowpatty

Kandeel Juice Centre

Kandeel juice centre in Fort has a variety of sweet fruit juices. His sweet mango juice and the tangy orange are not to be missed.

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Specials: Watermelon juice
Timing: 9am to 8pm
Landmark: Fort

Mohammad’s  Stall

Try the kaala khatta juice at this charming little place. It is a blessing when your body is dehydrated in Mumbai’s hot and humid weather. And for just ten bucks!

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Specials: Nimbu paani, kaala khatta juice
Timing: Not Specific
Landmark: Next to Sasoon Building, Kala Ghoda

Sugarcane Juice Centres in Colaba, Kala Ghoda and Fort

A good way replenish the sugar and salt lost to sweating in the sun is to go for sugarcane juice. It’s chilled, sweet, and will instantly make you feel better. Karamat Sugarcane Juice Center in Colaba, Kala Ghoda Juice Centre and others offer this drink in three different sizes – full, large, and jumbo for rupees 10, 15, and 20, respectively.

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Specials: The Jumbo Sugarcane Juice glass
Timing: 8 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Across footpaths of Colaba, Kala Ghoda, and Fort

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KHAUGALLI AT THE JEWELRY HUB OF MUMBAI

Mumbai’s hustle-bustle can be experienced in its full glory in Zaveri Bazaar. From wholesale markets to roadside stalls, one will Spread across the 3rd Agyari Lane to Khara Kuwa lays this famous Zaveri Bazar Khaugali running whole day serving amazing and pocket-friendly food to the market people and few wandering shoppers. This khaugalli only has vegetarian eating options.

Agarwal Fast Food Centre

Among the most crowded stalls in this area, Agarwal Fast Food Stall does not disappoint. The must haves are Dahi Wada Rs.50 and Sev Khamni Rs.25. They also offer other chat options like Pani Puri and Sev Puri.

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Recommendation: Dahi Wada and Sev Khamni
Timings: 10 am – 8.00 pm
Landmark:  1st Agyari Lane, Khara Kuwa, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai – 400002.

Mokshkaari Doodhpaa

A small shop in the 1st Agyari Lane, adjacent to Raut Indian Dosa, which has over 10 varieties of milk based beverages. From Masala Thandaayi to Cold Cocoa or from Mango Lassi to Fruit Salad, everyone who enters this tiny shop will come out happy.

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Recommendation – Mango Lassi and Fruit Salad
Timings: 10 am – 8.00 pm
Landmark: Shop no. 7, Khara Kuwa, 1st Agyari Lane, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai – 400002.

Khichiya Stall

The very second stall by the entrance of the 3rd Agyari Lane, sells freshly roasted Khiciyas. Try the Masala Khichiya (Rs.30) and Khichiya (Rs.10). The prices of Khichiyas are the same in all the stalls in the khaugalli but there was something different about this stall and the khichiya’s taste that everyone must experience.

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Recommendation – Masala Khichiya and Regular Khichiya
Timings: 10 am – 8.00 pm
Landmark: 3rd Agyari Lane to Khara Kuwa, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai – 400002.

Raut Indian Dosa

Located opposite Agarwal Fast Food Centre, this stall has 7 varieties of Dosas and Uttapams. One must try the Mysore Masala Dosa (Rs.50) and Mysore Masala Uttapam (Rs.70) with two creamy chutneys that compliment the Dosas and the Uttapams amazingly!

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Recommendation – Mysore Masala Dosa and Mysore Masala Uttapam.
Timings: 10 am – 8.00 pm
Landmark:  Khara Kuwa, 1st Agyari Lane, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai – 400002.

Pani Puri Stall

The first stall at the entrance of the 3rd Agyari Lane sells cold Paani Puris for Rs.20. One can choose between the ragda and sprouts filling for the Paani Puri. The Paani Puri here is definitely worth a try.

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Recommendation – Paani Puri
Timing: 10 am – 8.00 pm
Landmark: 3rd Agyari Lane to Khara Kuwa, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai – 400002.

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