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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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.

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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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Dosa Centres in Mumbai

South-Indian food is no more the food that belongs only to the southern part of our country. It is becoming more and more a part of the daily food of a Mumbaikar. One doesn’t need to travel too far to get basic Dosas or Idlis anymore. One will find a dosawala waiting to rescue him/her, no matter which part of Mumbai he/she is!

Durga Special Dosa

Durga Dosas are probably the most popular in this lane that is full of different kinds of food. One can get anything, from a basic sada dosa to even a quirky pizza dosa here.

durga spl dosa

Recommendation: Mysore Sada or Mysore Masala Dosa
Timings: 10 am onwards upto late evenings
Landmark: Opp. Mitibai College, Vile Parle West

Lucky Dosa Wala

This is the go-to place for dosas in Vile Parle West near the station area. The interesting variants of dosas available here, are the Chinese and Pav bhaji dosa. The Pav bhaji dosa will blow your mind!

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Recommendation: Pav Bhaji Dosa
Timings: 10am-12pm
Landmark: Opp. Chaitali Matching Centre – Vile Parle West

Laxmi Food Corner

You know how the chutneys are treated like “Actors in a Supporting Role?” Anybody who eats here will know that the chutneys are actually the protagonists of this Dosa-Chutney love story. One must take time to find out which one of the 40 kinds of dosas calls out to them.

laxmi food corner

Recommendation: Masala Dosa
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Located In The Navrang Theatre Lane, Andheri West.

Raj Dosa And Roll Centre

One of the best chopsuey dosas available. The stall has a large variety dosas and has a separate specials option for dosas.

raja dosa

Recommendation: Chopsuey Dosa
Timing: Open all day
Landmark: Near the bake shop,Lokandwala.

Shree Balaji Dosa Center

A dosa is incomplete without its partners in crime – sambar and  chutney and this stall understands the seriousness of this partnership. Keep in mind that this stall is slightly expensive as compared to the other stalls but worth every penny.

raja dosa

Recommendation: Cheese Mysore Masala
Timing: 4 PM to 11 PM
Landmark: Gokuldham, Opposite CCD, Near Krishna Vatika Mandir, Goregaon East

Das Dosa Waala

This stall has some of the most reasonable dosas. They have a limited variety of dosas but they are absolutely worth a try. Keeping it simple has its perks.

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Recommendation: Butter Sada (Rs. 25)
Time: 7.30 PM to 10 PM
Landmark: Opp chakala cigarette factory

Muthu Dosa Stall

This place offers a good variety of delicious dosas. The Chutney Roll Dosa is a dosa smeared with 3 types of chutneys and topped with cheese. Can anybody dare not to try it?!

muthu dosa

Recommendation: Chutney Roll Dosa (Rs. 40)
Time: 4 PM to 10 PM
Landmark: Opposite Talvalkars Gym, Besides City Light Theatre, Shivaji Park

Sai Dosa Center

Tucked away in the suburbs, this stall is a good place to try out a variety of Dosas. The best part about this place is there is a wide variety of Dosas available even for all our jain foodies.

sai dosa

Recommendation: Masaladosa
Timing: 12AM-10PM
Landmark: Opp Bank of Baroda,Kandivali East.

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DAVA BAZAAR, KALBADEVI

Dava Bazaar in South Mumbai is famous for medical and scientific instruments. But it should also be famous for its street food. Ranging from Pizzas to Chole Bhature to Kachoris, the options are endless!

Prahlad Patties Centre

This patties centre has been selling Aloo Patties, Sabudana Vada, Puri Bhaji, Aloo Vada, etc. for over 42 years!

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Recommendation: Aloo Patties at Rs.36

Kutch ki Mashoor Dabeli Centre

Do not miss the opportunity of having a Pizza on the streets of Mumbai. Tomato, onion, capsicum, sauce and cheese – these words are music to a Pizza lover. As the name suggests, they also serve Dabelis and Dabeli Bhel.

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Recommendations: Veg Cheese Pizza at Rs. 40

Chole Bhature

This unnamed stall is set up by 12:30 pm, everyday and serves Bhatura and Chole for an unbelievable price. You may have to wait in case you get here before 12.30 pm.

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Recommendation: Chole Bhature at Rs. 20

Shekhar’s Dahi Vade

Enticement has an all-new meaning when you see the soft Dahi Vada and silky white curds arranged in the shape of a mountain. This stall also sells chaat but a plate of Dahi Vada is what one should go for.

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Recommendation: Dahi Vada at Rs. 40

 

Uday’s Chaat Stall

To get over your chaat cravings, head to Uday’s Chaat Stall to try Samosa Chaat, Kachori Chaat and all the other kinds of chaats that you fancy. Get a generous serving at pocket-friendly prices.

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Recommendation: Kachori Chaat at Rs. 25

 

Rajasthan ka Prasidh Masala Khichiya Papad Centre

This stall sells crispy khichiyas, several types of papads and papad bhel. What else does one need? Extremely easy your pocket and an amazing snack!

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Recommendation: Masala Khichiya at Rs. 30

Nimboo Pani

What better than Nimboo Paani, Nimbu Soda and other flavored sodas to accompany your lunch or snacks!

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Recommendation: Nimbu Soda at Rs.25

 

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