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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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/-.

kulfi

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/-.

handi

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/-.

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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/-.

chaat

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/-.

papad

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

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Evening snacks near Navjivan Society, Grant Road

Navjivan Society is one of the central locations in South Bombay. And people come from all over the city to gauge on the delicacies of the street food in this vicinity. During evening, one can see the crowd around various stalls. Right from vada pav to falooda, you have all kind of food you could desire for an evening snack.

Munshi’s Bhel

Munshi bhel wala has been around for the past 25 years now and has dedicated patron who come regularly. His best-seller since all this time has been sukhi bhel; mainly made with puffed rice, with chana dal, chopped tomato and onion, coriander leaves, sev and eaten with papdis. Apart from that, you get bhel puri, sev puri, and singh chana.

bhel

Recommendation: Sukhi Bhel
Timings: 1 pm to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Jaseem Manchurian

Jaseem and his partner Shahbaz have been serving manchurian for the past six years. You can have plain manchurian, veg manchurian, and chinese bhel – the most popular item. And all of this just for Rs 10 a plate, in which you get six different varieties of manchurian.

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Recommendation: Chinese manchurian
Timings: 3 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Deepak Dabeli

When Deepak started his stall 20 years ago, a plate of dabeli costed just Rs 3.50. Dabeli is a spicy and little sweet potato filling inside a bun. It is drizzled with a spicy chutney, some pomegranates and grapes. In spite of the inflation, you can still buy a filling plate for just Rs 15, even today. With additional fruits, this dabeli is unlike others. You can order for parties also!

dabeli

Recommendation: Special dabeli
Timings: 3 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Arvind’s Chat

Arvind comes from a family that specialises in the best pani puris – in fact, they have been in the business since his grandfather. And you can certainly experience that pedigree. He also sells ragda pattice and has one of the most popular stalls.

pani puri

Recommendation: Pani Puri
Timings: 2 pm to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Deepak Snacks

You can watch your snacks being made right in front of you by Deepak. He’s been making snacks like banana chips, chakhli, tomato chips, kurkure, bindu, chana namkeen, and more for the past six years. Banana chips are the best-sellers and cost just Rs 40.

Om sai juice centre

Recommendation: Banana chips
Timings: 9 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Shankaran falooda centre

Shankaran came from Rajasthan 20 years ago and has been selling yummy falooda since then. You can buy kesar pista, and badam pista ice cream as well.

faluda

Recommendation: Fruit salad Falooda
Timings: 4 pm to midnight
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Dinesh Vada Pav Centre

Dinesh Yadav used to sell vada pav earlier near Grant Road station, but has shifted near Navjivan Society since the past one year. Apart from regular vada pav, you can also savour patra, bhajia, bread pattice, and samosas.

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Recommendation: Samosa
Timings: 6 am to 9.30 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

Gurunath Sandwich

Gurunath and Kalpesh are brothers who have inherited their talent of making tasty sandwiches from their father who worked for 30 years. They have been at the business for the past 10 years now. You can have a veg sandwich for just Rs. 25. Do try cheese chilly toast – their best-selling item.

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Specials: Veg Chilly Cheese Toast
Timings: 1 pm to 8.30 pm
Landmark: Near Navjivan Society

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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.

sandwich

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.

frankie

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.

pizza

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.

pasta

Recommendation: Orange pasta
Timings: 10am-10pm

Khamni

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.

kamani

Recommendation: Khamni
Timings: 10am-10pm

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Maheswari Udyan, Matunga East

Mumbai is full of little nooks and corners where you will find incomparable food in the city (in the world!). One such lane exists opposite Maheshwari Udyaan, by the main road of Matunga Central. This place comes alive in the evening with people who enjoy street food on the actual street and not restaurants. Here you will find toothsome Kebabs, lip smacking Pav Bhaji, luscious Kulfis and more.

Hemuzz & Gopal Food Court

Delightful rolls with spicy, charred vegetables and Paneer topped with fresh salad, sauces and their special blend of masalas. Their Paneer Tikka Roll (Rs. 80) is our favourite.

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Recommendation: Paneer Tikka Roll & Tandoori Sabzi Roll
Time: 7pm – 1 am
Landmark: Lane between Bhaudaji Rd & Telang Cross Rd, opposite Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019

Late Ganga Singh Parmar

If you thought Masala Papad was the bomb, try Khichia, the elder brother of the Masala Papad. The combination of the warm, slightly thicker papad, topped with fresh onions, tomatoes and lemon juice and some spice will blow your mind!

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Recommendation: Masala Khichia & Cheese Masala Khichia
Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Landmark: Lane between Bhaudaji Rd & Telang Cross Rd, opposite Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019

Chatai Pav Bhaji

Imagine sitting on a chatai, on the roadside, at one of the busiest roads in Mumbai and eating some delicious Pav Bhaji. Surat nostalgia, much? This buttery, spicy, indulgent plate of Pav Bhaji is an absolute delight.

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Time: 7pm – 1 am
Specialty: Pav Bhaji
Landmark: Lane between Bhaudaji Rd & Telang Cross Rd, opposite Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019

Om Sai Sandwich

Mumbai’s rasta sandwich is the Rahul Dravid of Mumbai’s street food. There, we said it. Om Sai Sandwich offers many variations such as the Plain Vegetable Sandwich, Cheese Toast Sandwich, and Grilled Sandwich. Try their Samosa Toast (Rs. 30). Samosa + Sandwich = Heaven

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Recommendation: Samosa Toast & Cheese Chilli Toast
Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Landmark:  Lane between Bhaudaji Rd & Telang Cross Rd, opposite Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019

Gajender Singh Kulfi

A perfect end to a perfect meal is pacifying your sweet tooth. What better than the humble Indian Dessert – Kulfi! Try 10 flavors of homemade kulfi. No kidding, the Super-Duper Kulfi (Rs. 40) is layered with all the available 10 kulfi flavors.

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Recommendation: Mango Kulfi & Badam Pista Kulfi
Timings: 7pm – 1 am
Landmark: Lane between Bhaudaji Rd & Telang Cross Rd, opposite Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019

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