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

Content and Image Courtesy: Preksha Jain



Sandwiched across western line

Sandwizza, Santacruz

By far, one of the best Mayo Toasts in Mumbai. Their Masala Toast Sandwich is also worth a try. With outlets in Vile Parle, Kandivali and Borivali, you can soon expect a new Sandwizza outlet close to you.


Recommendation: Masala Toast Sandwich
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Sandwizza, Santacruz

Subhash Sandwich

Every Poddar, Ruia and Welingkar student will vouch for Subhash’s sandwiches as the best in Matunga. One can find a variety of sandwiches like Mayo Toast, Lay’s sandwich, Tedha Medha Sandwich, Samosa Sandwich, Kolhapuri Sandwich, etc. Out of the 150-200 sandwiches that are sold daily, we are told that the Chocolate Sandwich is the most sought after.


Recommendation: Cheese Toast
Timings: 10 am -7 pm.
Landmark: Near Podar College Matunga

Durga Sandwich

This sandwich stall has put the Mithibhai College lane on the food-map of Mumbai.
The specialty here, is the grilled cheese sandwich, accompanied by the tangy green chutney.

durga sandwich

Recommendation: grilled cheese sandwich
Timings: 10am-8pm
Landmark: Opp Mithibhai College, Vile Parle West

Lucky Sandwich

The Vegetable Cheese Toast wins our vote for the best sandwich here. It costs ₹50


Recommendation: Cheese toast with mayo
Timings: 10am-7pm
Landmark: Hill Road, Bandra

Jay Sandwich

Jay Sandwich holds a celebrity status in the rasta sandwich world. They serve a delicious green chutney, along with their mouthwatering sandwiches. The Veg Cheese Grill and the Veg Cheese Toast are to die for.


Recommendation: Veg Cheese Grill sandwich
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: near National College, Bandra

Lucky Sandwich

The fruit of your patience will be an amazing sandwich! This place is always crowded with people waiting for their freshly made sandwiches. Lucky Sandwich is known for the wide variety of sandwiches, available at a reasonable price.

lucky vile parle

Recommendation: Cheese grill sandwich
Timings: 11am-10pm
Landmark: Near vile parle west station

Shree Laxmi Sandwich and Milk Centre

Do not go by the size of this little stall. It serves up quality sandwiches and the Mayo Sandwich is large and loaded with mayo, exactly like you like it!


Recommendation: Sandwich with mayo
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Matunga west

Lucky Sandwich

This place, located in the lane of the store called Fendi, makes yummy sandwiches. The Vegetable Cheese Toast is generously packed with the filling and the accompanying chutney is a winner!

lucky bandra

Recommendation: Cheese grill Sandwich
Timings: 11am-8pm
Landmark:  fendi,Bandra west

Sonu Sandwich

This place offers good quality sandwiches which start at Rs. 30. The Cheese Chilly Toast, for Rs. 50 was a good deal. The Veg Cheese Toast Sandwich is popular, here. You may not find fancy sandwiches here but the rustic taste will win you over.


Recommendation: Cheese Chilly Toast
Timings: 10am-9pm
Landmark: outside Bombay Scottish School, Mahim

Content and Image Courtesy: Sanika & Yaashna



Best Street foods at Mahim Khaugalli

Mahim Khaugalli serves up among the best Mughlai cuisine available in Mumbai. From Sharwarmas to Khichda, it proves to be quite a party!  Our picks for the food to try out at Mahim Khaugalli are:

KGN Shawarma – Khawja Garib Nawaz

This tiny stall serves up delectable shawarmas with a choice of 3 bases – roti, bread bun or khaboush. The Khaboush which is made with corn (at Rs. 80) is a refreshing change to the familiar taste of Shawarmas.
Khaboush Shwarma at KGN Shawarma – Khawja Garib Nawaz

Landmark: Lady Jamshedji road, Wanjawadi, Mahim west, Mumbai 400016
Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Specialty: Shawarma
Owner: Shakel Ahmed

Makhdoom Masahab

This place offers freshly prepared Kebabs, Khichda and Kheema. The Seekh Roti (Rs. 100) and the mint chutney alongside, is a combination made in kebab heaven! The Seekh Kebabs are succulent, served alongside laccha onion, spicy mint chutney, crispy roti and lemon wedges.
Seekh Roti at Makhdoom Masahab

Landmark: Lady Jamshedji road, Wanjawadi, Mahim west, Mumbai 400016
Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Specialty: Kebabs, Khichda and Kheema
Owner: Mohammad Arun

Garib Nawaz

Underestimating the power of the Kebabs at this roadside cart will cost you some amazing melt-in-your mouth kebabs. Their Baida roti (at Rs. 40) and chicken bhuna (Rs. 90) will keep you coming back for more.
Baida Roti at Garib Nawaz, Mahim Khaugali

Landmark: Lady Jamshedji road, Wanjawadi, Mahim west, Mumbai 400016

Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Specialty: Kebabs, Baida Roti
Owner: Jamal Seth

Hussain Khichdawala

Khichda is a complete meal in itself with meat, lentils, rice, spices, etc. Huge quantities of Khichda are made daily and ALL OF IT is sold! At Rs. 30, khichda at this stall will blow your mind!
Khichda at Hussain Khichdawala in Mahim Khaugalli

Landmark: Lady Jamshedji road, Wanjawadi, Mahim west, Mumbai 400016
Time: 7pm – 1 am

Baba Falooda

Named after the Baba Maqdoom Shah Dargah at the end of the lane, the experience of tasting the Baba Special Falooda(150₹) and the Dry Rabdi Kulfi Falooda (100₹) is surely devine.
Baba Special Falooda at Baba Falooda

Landmark: Building no 2, Lady Jamshedji road, Wanjawadi, Mahim west, Mumbai 400016
Time: 11 am – 1 am
Dry Kulfi Falooda, Double Special Falooda

Content and Image Courtesy: Mrugank Desai