Top Golawalas to try in Mumbai

Mumbai may seem insufferable during summers, but it also offers a perfectsolution to beat the heat – colorful golas balls of ice on a stick, dipped in sweet and sour flavours. Here is a list of some of the best in the city.

Dhanlakshmi Kala Khatta

One of the Mumbai’s bestgola outlet is at Juhu beach, selling most the most innovative flavours. Butterscotch falooda gola is a must try.
Specials: Butterscotch Falooda
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Juhu Beach

Brijwasi Gola Point

Located in Mumbai’s most visited places, Brijwasi has an extensive variety of flavours including kalakhatta, blueberry, butterscotch, orange, green mango, and malai golas. Do try their rose flavour for sure.


Special: Rose Flavoured Gola
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Special: Rose Flavoured Gola

Raju Golewala

Raju keeps moving around Vashi and you may catch him near your street on a lucky day. His tricolour gola is to die for. The gola he serves is quintessentially a summer delight. Serving flavours like rose, orange squash, his stall is most sought after.


Special: Tricolor Gola
Price: Rs 25 to Rs 50
Landmark: Gaodevi Mandir, Sector 14, Vashi

Eshan Kala Khatta and Ice Cream Centre

Mostly everything at Eshan is good – so try their mix gola to save money. The malai golas are another great option, if in doubt. He might serves you ice cream, but to have colored lips and khatta meetha taste, one must try its green mango and orange squash.


Special: Mix Flavored Gola
Timings: 11am to 12am
Landmark: Juhu Beach

Jai Jawan Stall

Jai Jawan Stall serves fantastic kachchi kaeri (raw mango) flavoured golas. Also provides the most hygienic golas.The stall is open till 12 at night.


Specials: Kachchi Kaeri (raw mango)
Timing: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Girgaon Chowpatty

Gola Mount

If you’ve had some spicy food from a nearby stall, come to Gola Mount for their kala khatta gola for dessert. Perfect summer evening.


Special: Kala Khatta

Timing: 11:30 pm to 1 am
Landmark: Charni Road

Sai Kripa Kalakhatta

For a foody evening at Juhu Beach, come and try the butterscotch malai gola – Sai Kripa’s speciality, the shop is open till midnight.


Special: Butterscotch Malai Gola
Timing: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Juhu Beach

Bismillah Gola

Every student in Vile Parle must have tried the special golas while visiting Juhu. Bismillah’s special blackcurrant gola is a must try.


Specials: Bismillah Special Blackcurrant Malai Gola
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Landmark: Juhu Beach

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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

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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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