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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Fast Food Places Around Xavier’s College

Here is a list of places that are easy on the pocket and also delicious, around one of Mumbai’s best college.

Cannon Pav Bhaji

Cannon Pav Bhaji is a must try if you are around Xavier’s College. Their pav bhaji dripping with Amul butter is a delicious indulgence. The only place in Mumbai that does not smash bhaji while cooking.

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Specials: Amul Pav Bhaji, Cheese Vada Pav
Timings: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Landmark: Opposite CST

Sai Ganesh Sandwich Stall

Right outside Gate no. 2 of the Xavier’s College, there is a small stall that serves delicious hunger satisfying sandwiches. Sai Ganesh Sandwich stall sells pocket friendly sandwiches with a twist of chatpati chutney and sev. The Nutella sandwich is popular among students.

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Specials: Noodle Pasta Sandwich, Pasta Cheese Toast
Timing: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Landmark: Outside Xavier’s College

Lalit Bhel Stall

Lalit Bhel Stall serves all kinds of chaat, from spicy bhelpuri to sweet dahipuri. At Rs 25 for any item, it is easy for students to afford.

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Specials: Bhelpuri
Timings: 9 am to 9pm
Landmark: Khaugalli

Aram Vada Pav

Aram Vada Pav is right opposite CST, and sells every Mumbaikar’s favourite cuisine, vada pav. They have been innovative and offer interesting options.

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Specials: Butter Cheese grilled Vada Pav
Timings: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Landmark: CST

Shivam Bhelpuri

On a small stall outside Xavier’s, this Bhelpuri wala serves amazing khatti-meethi (sweet and sour) bhel, sevpuri, and other chaats. The sweet chutney used here has a distinct taste of imli (tamarind).

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Specials: Geeli Bhel, Katori Chaat
Timing: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Mahapalika Marg

Sharma Snacks

A favourite among travellers from CST and Xavier’s students, he has the spiciest and most delicious pav bhaji and chaats.

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Speciality: Pav Bhaji, Bhelpuri, Usal Patice
Timings: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Opposite CST

Sai Shabri Fast Food

Although a sandwich corner, they also serve really good frankies. Their spicy Schezwan Frankie and Cheese Mayonnaise Frankie are a must try. Also worth a try are their grilled sandwiches.

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Specials: Veg Schezwan Noodle Cheese Frankie
Timing: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Khaugalli

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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Evening Cravings? Vallabh Baug Khaugalli at your rescue

Situated in the pathway of Vallabh Baug Lane, Ghatkopar East, this khaugalli attracts major footfalls from the neighbourhood. The khaugalli opens in the early evening hours, around 4.30 pm and is open till mid-night. The khaugalli consists of only 7 vendors, all serving different kinds of food. The food here is slightly pricey; approximately Rs. 200 per person, however, the quality of the food makes it worthwhile. All the stalls are MCGM licensed.

Sai Swad Dosa

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This stall has the capacity of making ten dosas at a time! They offer almost 45 variants of Dosas. The recommended dosas at this stall are Manchurian Pasta Dosa (Rs.150), Paneer Chilly Dosa (Rs.150) and Jini Dosa (Rs.130).

Recommendation: Manchurian Pasta Dosa
Timings: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

The Momo Factory

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To locate this stall, keep an eye out for a guy with a small table with a deep fryer and a momo steamer with pre-cooked momos. He sells five variants of this bite-sized snack. One must try the Cheese Veg and Paneer Achari Momos (Rs.60 each).

Recommendation: Cheese Veg and Paneer Achari momos
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Mukesh Ram Jivan Rawat American Fast Food

Branch of WTC (World Trade Centre) pasta corner called Manoj Pasta, this tiny stall offers foods like Boiled Corn, Maggi and Pasta. Try the Pasta in Pink Sauce at Rs.150 (Macaroni) and Rs.250 (Penne)

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Recommendation: Pasta in Pink Sauce
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Jai Durga Ice Cold Pani Puri Centre

This stall only sells cold Pani Puri for Rs. 30. It has been around for a while and that is why one will always find a large group of people, mostly patrons, waiting to eat these amazing Pani Puris.

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Recommendation: Pani Puri
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Chat Centre

Another busy stall in this khaugalli offers chaat options such as Sev Puri, Bhel and Dahi Puri. The must-try chaats at this stall are Dahi Puri (Rs.30) and Sev Puri (Rs.25).

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Recommendation: Dahi Puri and Sev Puri
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
Landmark: Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Sandwich Corner

If the Mumbaiya Sandwich is your go-to fix for all your meals, check out Sandwich Corner that offers sandwiches from a Sada Sandwich to Grilled.

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Recommendation: Veg. Cheese Grill and Masala Toast Sandwich
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
LandmarkL Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

Shreeji Corner

This tiny stall is run by a Gujarati woman, which sells authentic Gujarati food. Try dishes like Khichyu, Dabeli, Wati Dal Dhokla and Pav Pattice.

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Recommendation: Pav Pattice
Time: 4.30 pm – 12 am
LandmarkL  Vallabh Baug Lane, Jalaram Nagar No.2, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077

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