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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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The 10 top gola stalls in South Mumbai

Gola is a ball of ice, made from grated ice and dipped it flavoured juices, cream, and various toppings.

Girgaun Chowpatty Gola stalls

Girgaun Chowpatty is a famous beach in South Mumbai. This beach is full of street food stalls, attracting foodies from all over the city. Sri Krishna Golewala is one of the most famous gola wala around. Although he has a huge variety to pick from, try their hapus mango flavour for sure.

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Speciality: Hapus (Alfonzo) mango flavour
Timings: 2 pm to midnight
Landmark: Girgaun Chowpatty

Mount Gola

Nariman point, one of the most visited locations of Mumbai, has this small stall called, Gola Mount. It offers a variety of golas in rich various flavours, best enjoyed at the stall – as they keep on refilling your glass with flavoured juices.

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Speciality: gola and sodas
Timings: 7 pm to 2 am
Landmark: Nariman point Beside Cream centre

Islam Gymkhana Golewala

Islam Gymkhana at Marine Drive gets this fame solely because of this little stall is active for a couple of hours late at night. The stall may look small and modest, but it can beat the best in Mumbai when it comes to taste and quality. The rich and creamy texture of their malai gola and the sweet and sour texture of the various flavours are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Try their refreshing kala khatta, and butterscotch with malai flavour.

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Speciality: Butter Scotch Malai gola
Timings: 10 pm till midnight
Landmark: Outside the famous Islam Gymkhana ground

Snackeria Food Hub

Clare road is a shopper’s paradise in Mumbai. The Snackeria food outlet here is quite famous for its lip smacking golas. Prepared in the most hygienic way, their rich juicy golas are a sure delight.

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Speciality: special gola tray
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Clare road, opposite Cotton World

Baby Garden Gola Stall

The golewala in Agripada is a great place for gola lovers because of the yummiest malai golas you get here – topped with refreshing peppermint, it really is the best deal.

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Speciality: Golas full of Milkmaid condensed milk, and five flavoured gola
Timings : 11 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Outside Baby garden

Mazgaon circle gola store (Patil Golawala)

The Mazgaon circle is a famous landmark, and so is the gola stall that is just around the circle. Best deals: tangy orange and kala khatta mixed flavoured gola.

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Speciality: kala khatta flavored crushed gola
Timings : 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Mazgaon circle

Park Malai Gola Store

Park malai gola at Shivaji Park in Dadar has been serving world class golas since 40 years. Their rich dry fruit gola is a must try.

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Speciality: malai gola
Timings: 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Shivaji park

Juhu beach gola stalls – Brijwasi gola point

Juhu beach is another favourite place where Mumbaikars like to go and relax – so it is not surprising to find a good golewalas. Most of the stalls are great and have some unique offering. But Brijwasi gola point serves unusually big and juicier golas.

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Landmark: Juhu beach food stalls
Speciality: orange golas
Timings: 12 noon to midnight

Shreeji golewala

Hiranandani towers at sector 10 of Kharghar in Navi Mumbai is becoming famous for the food stalls in the area. Shreeji golewala is one of them, popular as Shreeji Dish golewala because of the way he serves his golasgolas dipped in thick flavoured syrups in a dish. His dry fruits gola attracts foodies from all over Mumbai.

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Speciality: dish golas
Timings: 7 pm to midnight
Landmark: Hiranandani towers

Krishna golas

Mira Road is another destination for perfect gola party. Shanti Nagar, a small food hub, has this small stall quite famous among the locals, better known as Krishna Golas. The stall has been around for the past ten years.

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Landmark: Shanti Nagar
Speciality: Rose flavour
Timings: 7 pm onwards

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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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