Kharghar is one of the best things about Navi Mumbai – the place is a combination of
picturesque beauty and great food options. There is enough of everything to compete with Mumbai.

70 type dosa

They serve a huge variety of dosas – so many that that they probably have one you can think of. The base used is the same for all dosas, but they experiment with different masalas and sauce. To name a few, they have  noodle dosa, schezwan dosa, paneer dosa, masala dosa, cheese dosa, manchurian dosa, etc.


Specials: Chinese Cheese Dosa, Paneer Mysore Uttappam
Landmark: Kharghar Sector 02


Paratha House has a great range of parathas, and has the quality of ones you have at home. Each plate comes with complimentary boondi raita.

The parathas are fresh and prepared in front of you. The varieties of stuffings on menu are methi (fenugreek), aloo (potatoes), onion, gobhi (cauliflower), and muli (radish). The chutneys that come with the parathas are just as good – definitely good for a try.


Specials: Mix Paratha with Boondi Raita
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


True to its name, the place offers a great variety in tandoori items and kebabs. A great place for people who enjoy non-vegetarian food, they have kebabs available in mutton and chicken. Some of the kebabs they offer are tikka kebab, lasooni kebab, chicken malai kebab, mutton kebab, tangdi kebab, etc. Their speciality, tangdi kebab is a lip smacking appetizer, marinated in spices like garlic, chilli powder, and amchoor (dry mango powder).


Specials: Tangdi Kebab
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


Steamed and fried momos are available with vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings. Vegetarian includes paneer and vegetables and non-vegetarian includes chicken. The stall offers schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and green chutney (coriander chutney) which enhances the taste of momos. The place is well maintained with efficient service.


Specials: Paneer Momos and Chicken Fried Momos
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


The stall offers really nice Chinese food at affordable rates. You can choose from  Schezwan, hakka, plain noodles and rice, and also, chop suey. Best thing about the stall is that they keep it clean and hygienic.


Specials: Lychee shikanji
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


The insufferable summers may be one of the few common things for Mumbai and Delhi people. No wonder then, this Delhi speciality is such a hit in Mumbai during sweltering heat – shikanji is basically lemon soda/water with masala. This place takes it to another level and has introduced different flavours like, rose, orange, pineapple, etc. Do try the lychee flavour – one of the best on offer.


Specials: Lychee shikanji
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


KGN is the only frankie stall in the market, and it’s fantastic. They also sell Chinese, but frankies outsell other items. They have treats for vegetarians and nonvegetarians with different varieties like, paneer, chicken, egg frankies on offer. You can opt for extra cheese or no cheese at all.


Specials: Double Cheese Chicken Frankie
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar


The Purple truck comes with classic indulgent junk food like, burgers, wraps, and fries. The creative presentation of food can give competition to the best exotic restaurants. The buns are purple, made with  extracts of jamun and blueberries – an undeniably unique idea. The truck initially went through different places of Navi Mumbai, but is currently parked in Kharghar. The place is hygienic, with efficient and quick service.


Specials: Soup with the piece of a goat’s leg
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar


Paya soup is an old delicacy of India, typically sold as street food. Paya is a goat’s leg, and the soup is usually a hit during winters. The rich soup is quite filling and good in any season if you are hungry. A plate is served with two leg pieces and soup, garnished with coriander leaves.


Specials: Soup with the piece of a goat’s leg
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar


South Indian food is the champion of street food. This unassuming stall serves you one of the best doasas and uttapas at reasonable prices. A plate includes bhaji, coconut chutney and dosa. The dosas have crispy exterior, yet soft to eat.


Specials: Spring Dosa
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar

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Street Food in Sion

Traditionally, a haven for South Indian Lunch Homes, Sion also offers a myriad range of Street Foods suiting all budgets. A quick look around the vicinity throws open an assortment of street food ranging from the humble Vada Pav to the pleasing Kulfi.

Guru Kripa

One of the most popular eateries in Sion, Guru Kripa enjoys a lofty patronage of scores of Mumbaikars since 1975. The menu spans across Sindhi food, Chaat, South Indian Food and desserts out of which the Samosa Chole is the most loved and costs INR 34/- a plate.

guru kripa

Recommendations: Samosa Chole, Chole Bhature, Dal Pakwaan (Available early morning only), Sweet Lassi, Gulab Jamun
Timing: 8 am – 11 pm
Landmark: SIES College

Satish Gupta Vada Pavwala

The Owner, Satish Gupta is a genial soul frying away a batch of crispy golden vadas every two-three minutes. The Vada Pav comes loaded with chopped onion, sukkha chutney, green chutney, tamarind chutney and the fried green chillies to finish. While the price of the Vada Pav is INR 10/-, Satish offers it at a half the price (i.e INR 5/-) to children in school uniforms.

vada pav

Recommendation: Vada Pav
Timing: 2 pm to 8 pm
Landmark: Sion Circle, Outside the Subway

Mumbai Ki Mashhoor Kulfi\

A young chap, Yuvraj Patil operates out of an auto rickshaw carrier and sells Kulfi sticks. The Plain one costs INR 10/- whereas the Malai Pista one costs INR 20/-.


Recommendation: Plain Kulfi
Timing: 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Landmark: Opp. PVR cinemas, Sion Circle

Mishra’s Handi

Mishra occupies an unassuming corner that is crowded at all times and offers a novel chaat offering called ‘Handi’ made out of potato scoops topped with boiled chana, onion, chat masala sprinkling and tamarind water. A portion of 3 costs INR 10/-.


Recommendation: Handi
Timing: 12 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Road no. 6, Sion West

Sawariya Sandwich & Frankie

Ashok Yadav mans a Sandwich and a Frankie stall offering a plethora of options. The humble bread butter costs INR 12/- a pop whereas the Masala Cheese Toast Sandwich costs INR 35/-.


Recommendation: Masala Cheese Toast Sandwich
Timing: 12 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Near Crossword, Sion.

Ramesh Gupta Bhelwala

A quick way to satiate sudden hunger pangs is to indulge in Bhel. Be it Sukkha Bhel or Gila Bhel, Ramesh Gupta’s bhel rustling skills do not disappoint. Apart from Bhel, he also sells Sev Puri. All items cost INR 20/-.


Recommendation: Sukkha Bhel
Timing: 5 pm – 10 pm
Landmark: Opp. Iyengar Bakery, Sion Circle

Siddhivinayak Food Stall

Rajesh Gupta sells Khichiya, Chaat, Pav Bhaaji, Chinese Bhel and even Pizza however the Khichiya sells the most followed by the Sev Puri. A Sadha Papad comes with a side of delicious chutneys and costs INR 15/- whereas a portion of 6 Sev Puris costs INR 20/-.


Recommendation: Khichiya Papad, Sev Puri
Timing: 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Landmark: Near Crossword, Sion

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CP Tank’s Treasure Trunk of Food

When the budgets are low, the CP Tank area close to Hinduja College and Saifee hospital is the place to be. From Frankies to Milkshakes to Pakodas, name it and you shall have it, that too, in your budget. The stalls are functional till 11-11:30 at night.

Raju’s Sandwich Stall

To begin with, do try the sandwiches at this stall on the footpath. They are decently priced and the crowd at this stall’s proves its popularity.


Recommendation: Veg Cheese Sandwich
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Outside Crown Chemists,Near Saifi Hoapital, Opposite Charni Road Station.

Jai Maharashtra Chaas and Lassi Stall

The only way to beat the Mumbai heat is a glass of chilled chaas. Chilled chaas and lassi, on a table, under an umbrella, totally worth it!


Recommendation: Chaas
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Near Charni Road Station.

CP Tank Pasta

Try the Pastas, Khichiyas, Maggi or Pizzas; the menu here is as exhaustive as that of a restaurant. One can find freshly made, steaming hot food when the going gets tough.


Recommendation: Mongolian Macaroni with Cheese
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Address: Near Hinduja College

Arun’s Milkshakes

Half a glass of milkshake, starting at Rs. 20! It may sound unbelievable, but it is as real as it gets!Loaded with chocolate chips, the Cold Coco is a must have for the chocolate lovers. There many other flavors of milkshakes available for people who do not prefer chocolate.


Recommendation: Cold Coco
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Outside Crown Chemists, Near Saifi Hoapital, Opposite Charni Road Station.

Star Rolls

This is one of the two or three stalls selling frankies. Among the regular rolls are the twisted ones like the Samosa Rolland Noodle Cheese Roll. Let us not tell you how nice the rolls were, you could thank us later.


Recommendation: Noodle Cheese Frankie
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Address: Outside Kotak Mahindra ATM, Opposite Charni Road Station Booking Office.

Kumar’s Khichiya


Recommendation: Masala Khichiya
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Address: Right next to Arun Milkshakes, Outside Crown Chemists, Near Saifi Hoapital, Opp. Charni Road Station.

Patil Vada Paav

Just off the footpath, this stall sells Samosa Paav, Vada Paav and Bhajiyas. All of it is fried fresh and each lot vanishes before you know it.


Recommendation: Bread Pakoda
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Address: Opposite Charni Road Station

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by Eatloud by Akshay & Aditya.