Andheri Balaji Colony’s Street Food Market

Located near the famous Balaji Office and Yash Raj Studios, this place has become a hub for the creative crowd and provides good food.

Feast Of Momos

Come to this stall for perfect steamed momos. Their shape and size, with ample stuffing keeps attracting more and more people. Their specialty is chicken momos.


Speciality – Chicken Momos
Timings – 9 am to 7pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Nagori Tea Stall

This chai stall is a sensation amongst the working crowd from the neighbourhood, served with a yummy bun maska.


Speciality – Tea with Bun Maska
Timings – 8 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Barbecued Rolls

Hot barbecued paneer or chicken pieces are rolled in a wheat or maida based roti (Indian bread). The chicken tikka roll is the most wanted item on the list. Other varieties served are paneer tikka roll, chicken seekh roll, chicken tandoori roll.


Speciality – Chicken tikka roll, Chicken seekh.
Timings – 12:30 am – 10:30 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Snacks And Chai

Want to go for some light bites? Snack on a variety of bhajiya and samosa, with a cup of chai. The place is famous for their samosas.


Speciality – Samosas
Timings – 7 am – 9:30 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Shree Balaji Dosa Centre

This South Indian street food stall is no less than any posh restaurant in town, when it comes to taste. You get the best food at reasonable prices. Its specialities are jini dosa, gravy dosa, pizza dosa.


Speciality – Jini Dosa, Pizza Dosa
Timings – 9 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Chaas Vala

Make your hot summer day a little less punishing with the cold chaas at this place. He uses a special masala and indeed his chaas stands apart from the crowd. There’s also lassi, nimboo paani, jal jeera, etc.


Speciality – Masala Chaas
Timings – 9 am – 7 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

The Chaat Corner

For an extensive range in chaat and paani puri, this is the place to go. Although best known for its paani puri, the place also offers sev puri, dahi puri, etc.


Speciality – Paani Puri, Sev Puri
Timings – 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

Radhe Shaam

It’s the most famous stall around the corner. Radhe Shaam serves aloo parathas with a variety of vegetables. The parathas are well stuffed and fulfilling. Their anda burji is also a must try.


Speciality – Aloo Parathas
Timings – 7 am – 8 pm
Landmark – Balaji Office

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evening snacks near Lower Parel

Nilesh ki Bhel

One of the best street foods in Mumbai is bhel, and one of the best bhels in Mumbai is what Nilesh Patil makes. The customers at his stall would swear by the taste of vegetarian Chinese bhel which is the most sold item here. And if you are a fan of Manchurian style, you are here for a treat. Veg Manchurian bhel has fried dry noodles, veg Manchurian balls, Schezwan chutney, coriander leaves, and chopped cabbage. All this for just Rs 10!


Specials: Vegetarian Manchurian bhel
Timing: 2pm to 10 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Anda and Omelette Pav Centre

Anda paav or Omelette pav may just be the staple diet of the many office goers in Lower Parel. Anda pav can be bought for just Rs 10, while omelette pav for Rs 12 fried in butter. Egg lovers, head to Lower Parel now!


Specials: Omelette pav
Timing: 10 am to 11pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Deb’s Momo Hut

Deb came to Bombay with his son five years ago from Nepal and for the past four years has been selling momos to customers in Lower Parel. One can buy chicken, vegetable, and paneer momos from Deb for Rs 70, Rs 60, and Rs 70, respectively. You get Schezwan chutney and eight momos in a plate.


Specials: Paneer momos
Timing: 5 pm to 9.30 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

FDFS chaat

Whether it is samosa pav, vada pav, kachori, dabeli or even jalebi, you will get almost all your favourite chaat items here at FDFS stall. The stall has been around for the past five years, but funnily, nobody knows what FDFS means! Their samosa pav is a must try. And it is quite affordable too, at just Rs 13.


Specials: Kachori
Timing: 8 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Mahesh’s Corn Chaat

The sweet and tangy corn chaat at this stall is worth a try even if you are not particularly fond of corn. That is because Mahesh adds his ‘magic masala’ before he serves you fresh and hot chaat. Ask him for a cheese masala corn which is the most popular among his customers, available at just Rs 40. There is also butter sweet corn, masala corn, and cheese sweet corn.


Specials: Cheese masala corn
Timing: 4 pm to 12 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Haryana Gulab Jamun and Jalebi centre

Zaheer Khan, lovingly known as Khan sahib, has been selling gulab jamun and jalebi at this stall for the past five years. You can get two mouth watering gulab jamuns for just Rs 10 and 100 gm of jalebi for Rs 12.


Specials: Jalebi
Timing: 2 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Mahalaxmi Snacks Corner

Be it pizza, frankie, sandwich, or Chinese bhel, Vinod Param has his own method he fries the stuffing before filling the frankie, and then fries the whole frankie. And it reflects in the taste too! Heavily masala loaded paneer frankie is a must have. It is a treat to watch your frankie or  sandwich being made by Vinod.


Specials: Paneer frankie
Timing: 10 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

Ghanshyam Soni’s Aloo parantha and Chole bhature

Ghanshyam Soni’s aloo parantha in Lower Parel is no less than what you will get in Delhi.  And if you are not a big fan of aloo parantha, then order a plate of chole bhature which will definitely surprise you with the typical Punjabi tasting chole and crispy bhature. Not just that, you get onion, pickle, and tomato mint chutney complimentary with both the meals, for just Rs 20.


Specials: Aloo Parantha
Timing: 2.30 to 10 pm
Landmark: Outside Lower Parel station West

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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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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

Content and Image Courtesy: Preksha Jain


Kebabs in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai has a number of places where you can enjoy great non-vegetarian fare at reasonable rates. Here is a list of some of the best places

Aleemi’s Tikka House

The quaint little joint besides Dominos is full of surprises. The house specialises in kebabs, but their rolls, shorba, and biryanis are also a must try.

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Specials: Banjara Kebab and Nizami Chicken roll
Timing: 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Landmark: Shop No-32, Moraj Residency, Sector-16, Sanpada

Nerul Khau Gali

This place is a mecca for Lebanese and Mughlai delicacies. The aroma from the grills and tandoor drag even the most reluctant. Grab a shawarma, a lamb kebab, baida roti, or dishes served with pita bread – nothing really disappoints you.

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Specials: Grilled chicken and baida roti
Timings: 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Landmark: Hillside of Nerul East

Shawarma stall in Centurion mall

This place is a hidden gem. Their shawarmas are the best in the town. Although, do try their kebab menu just as well. Their tandoor platter and galauti kebab are a must try.


Specials: Special Lebanese shawarma and tikka kebab
Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Haware Centurion Mall, Seawoods

Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond is the perfect place for seafood kebabs in Navi Mumbai. They have a special marinade for prawns, that are served with a delicious green chutney – sure to get you hooked.


Specials: Tandoori pomfret and jhinga kebab
Timing: 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Landmark: Blue diamond, Sector-29, Vashi

Noor Masjid stalls

This is the local equivalent of Mohammed Ali Road of Mumbai serving authentic Lucknowi and Mughlai food. The stalls offer typical Ramzan food throughout the year.

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Specials: Sheekh Kebab, Hara masala kebab, mutton rolls
Timings: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Noor Masjid, Vashi

Ghansoli Dargah stalls

Chutneys are a crucial part of a kebab meal that enhances the taste and gratification of consuming a good kebab. The spicy green pudina and mirchi (mint and chilly) chutney that comes along piping hot kebabs and roomali roti combo is the best that you would taste in Navi Mumbai. It is also one of the few places in Navi Mumbai that has mutton khichda (a mixture of vegetables and mutton or chicken, topped with caramelized onions and desi ghee) on offer – which is a must try. But you need to rush before eight in the evening because it does not last long.

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Timings: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Specials: Tandoori Chicken, Sheekh Kebab, Mutton Chops, Khichda
Landmark: Lane outside Ghansoli Dargah

Stalls in Utsav Chowk

This lane is a replica of Delhi’s famous khau gali – not just by looks, but also by taste and aroma. Although more famous for their momos, you must try kebabs for a new experience


Specials: Shawarma, Koyla kebab, Kakori kebab
Timings: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

Content and Image Courtesy: Arshee Shaikh

Ride to Sindhi Paradise

The trip to Ulhasnagar would be an easy 75Km journey (one-way), but it will be worth it. Ulhasnagar, being a Sindhi hub, has a lot of Sindhi influence on the food. The streets are filled with vendors selling chaat like Butter Papdi and patties during the evening hours and a morning over here calls for some delicious Dal Pakwan. Read on, to find out more about Ulhasnagar’s specialties that one must try!

Doli Nasta House

Located near Ulhasnagar (West) station UNR 3, this place is amongst the top must-visit places in Ulhasnagar. The place opens early in the morning and is open till late evenings. Imagine two different menus for mornings and evenings. A visit in the morning mandates eating their Dal Pakwan (Rs.25). In the evenings try the Dal Samosa (Rs.20), Soya Bean Patties (another Ulhasnagar specialty for Rs.24) and Dal Sandwich (Rs.25).

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Recommendation: Dal Samosa,Soya Bean Patties
Timing: 9am-8pm
Landmark: Near Ulhasnagar (West) station UNR 3

Kishore Patties Wala

One of the most famous vendors of Ulhasnagar situated opposite the Gol Maidan, bustling with customers at all times. The store functions between 4.00pm to midnight. Try Patties with Pav (Rs.31), Ragda Samos (Rs.22) and Gulab Jamun (Rs.20)

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Recommendation: Try Patties with Pav (Rs.31), Ragda Samos
Timing: 4pm-1pm
Landmark: Opposite the Gol Maidan

Dholu Nasta

Located at Bhatia Road, Ulhasnagar East, this stall is open all day, however, Dal Pakwan being a breakfast Sindhi delicacy is only served in the morning hours. Dholu is one of the best Dal Pakwan (Rs.25) places, serving lipsmacking Dal Pakwan in the morning hours and Chaat options in the evenings.

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Recommendation: Dal Pakwan
Timing: 7am-11am
Landmark: Bhatia Road,Ulhasnagar East

Sanjay Butter Papdi

This stall outside the Gol Maidan Gate opens at 6.00pm until stocks lasts. This place only serves Butter Papdi (Rs.20). Butter Papdi is a very popular Chaat item amongst the residents of Ulhasnagar, consumed to an extent that one can find one Butter Papdi Chaat Stall at an interval of every 10 minutes.

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Recommendation: Butter Papdi Chaat
Timing: 6pm-11pm
Landmark: Gol Maidan Gate

Bala Dal Sandwich

Located near the Court, UNR 3, this stall opens at 6.00 PM until mid night. The stall serves Dal Sandwich (Rs.20) and Butter Papdi (Rs.20).

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Recommendation: Dal sandwich
Timing: 6pm-11pm
Landmark: Court UNR3

Santosh Pav Bhaji

Located outside Gol Maidan, this stall operates from 6.30 PM to midnight. The stall serves pocket friendly Pav Bhaji (Rs.40) and Tawa Pulao (Rs.50).


Recommendation: Tawa Pulao
Timing: 6.30pm-12pm
Landmark: Gol Maidan

Puja Ice Cream

Another cart located outside Gol Maidan that serves delicious Kulfi (Rs.15) and Falooda (Rs.20) in the evening hours from 6.30 PM until midnight.

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Recommendation: Kulfi
Timings: 6.30pm-12pm
Landmark: Gol Maidan

As per suggestions from the vendors and few locals, one can definitely try places such as Raja Patties at Netaji Chowk UNR 4, Vasu Nashta near Reliance Digital UNR3, Hundal Dal Pakwan near Chopra Court UNR3, Disco Pakore Wala at UNR 5.

Major street food vendors operate post 6.00pm in the evening. Dal Pakwan being breakfast food is served only during morning hours.

Here’s hoping that a trip to Ulhasnagar would be due soon, to enjoy the pocket friendly specialties of Ulhasnagar.

Content and Image Courtesy: Monali Shah

8 places to visit for Pani Puri in Mumbai Suburbs

Although pani puris are relished all around the country, you can taste a whole range right here in Mumbai – here is a list of eight places in the suburbs for an unforgettable experience.

Ram and Shyaam Bhelwala

This place is run by the fourth generation of the original owners, started 55 years ago. The place serves the most delicious pani puri in Santacruz. Seeking hygiene with amazing taste? This place serves you pani puri right, with mineral water.


Timing: 3 pm to 10 pm
Landmark: North Avenue Road, Santacruz West

Elco Pani Puri

Considered as the best pani puri all over Mumbai by some, Elco pani puri is quite famous for its hygiene and taste. The sindhi puris here have the crunchiest puris and are also refreshing. The snack here costs slightly higher than the general price at Rs 60, but the quality is totally worth it.


Timing: 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Landmark: Elco market, Bandra West

Jacky Chaat Bhandar

The lip-smacking pani puri of this stall are the best in Juhu. As soon as the clock hits six in the evening, you can see a long line of people forming in front of the stall. Whether or not you order pani puris, Jacky offers free sukhi puris to all.


Timing: 6 pm to 10 pm
Landmark: Gulmohar road no. 7, Juhu, Vile Parle West

Sharma chaat bhandar

Located in one of the poshest areas of Mumbai, they are very cautious about hygiene. Being spacious, it also has a sitting area. The pani puri here is an ideal combination of sweet and spicy. The service here will never disappoint you giving you an experience that would make you come back.

Timing: 3 pm to 11 pm
Landmark: Amarpali Shopping Center, JVPD scheme, Vile Parle West

Jai Shankar

This place, which has permanently shifted to JVPD road number 6 now, is famous for its pani puris. The seller is so famous that he is regularly called at lavish parties.


Where: JVPD road number 6, Vile Parle
Price: Rs. 35
Timing: 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Jain Sab Kuchh Food Plaza

One of the best chaats in the suburbs, they give utmost priority to hygiene. The servers always wear hair caps and plastic gloves. And the pani puris are mouth watering and finger-licking good.


Timing: 9 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Link road, Malad West

Ganesh Chaat House

A small place on Subhash road, this place is always crowded with chaat lovers. The stall offers a choice between Sindhi pani puri and Ragda pani puri – a choice given by only a few chaat vendors. The puris are thin and crispy and the water is perfectly spicy.


Timing: 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Subhash road, Vile Parle East

Shiv Shankar Chaat

The puris so crisp, the filling perfect, and the water tasty and cool – what else would you want.


Timing: 10 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Shastri Nagar, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West

Content and Image Courtesy: Aishwarya Maheshwari


Places to enjoy Snacks at Mindspace,Malad

Mindspace and Interface in Malad are famous for their 24×7 call centres offices. These constitute an eclectic mix of people from different generations and different tastes. Offering everyone a taste what they are looking for, is what makes this area the Khau Galli of Malad special.

Sunday Treat

Don’t be fooled by the name. This place is open 21 hours every day, all through the week and is haven for all the dosa lovers from the area. Although it welcomes home deliveries, it is advisable to go and enjoy the dosas piping hot at the restaurant. The prices of the dosas start from Rs 25 for a sada dosa and go on to Rs 70 for the gini dosa – a street speciality, where a doas filled with vegetables is cut into four and mounted on plate like four little pillars. Also on offer, delicious pav bhajis, sandwiches and fried rice.

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Specials: Gini Dosa, Paneer Schezwan Dosa, Cheese Pav Bhaji, Veg Grill Sandwich.
Timing: 6 am to 3 am
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder, Mindspace

Joey’s Pizza

One of the best places for pizza is Joey’s. The place is quite small and accommodates only a few, but their efficient home delivery will definitely impress you.

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Specials: Margarita Pizza, Butter Chicken Pizza, Joey’s Special
Timing: 12 pm to 12 am
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder Signal

Qutuz Irani Café

There are very few restaurants that serve quality food when it comes to Iranian cuisine. But Qutuz is an exception. Most of the time it goes unnoticed due to its location (in the middle of other small restaurants and not a bright name board). The food is reasonably priced.

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Specials: Kheema Pav, Iranian Tea and Bun Maska
Timing: 7 am to 1:30 am
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder Signal, Near Evershine Mall

Jumbo King

The vada pav wala has also found a place in this street. It would be surprising if any Mumbaikar has not had these vada pavs. Jumbo King is famous for creative ways of presenting a vada pav that keeps customers amazed. However, the classic is the best.


Specials: Grilled Jumboking, Jumbosa, Cheese Corn Balls
Timing: 10 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder, Near Carter’s Blue


Tango is at the beginning of the lane. It offers rolls, sandwiches, and Chinese cuisine. The prices are reasonable and food is of a quality restaurant level.


Specials: Chicken/Paneer Kati Roll, Schezwan Hakka Noodles
Timing: 12 pm to 12 am, Sunday closed
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder Signal, Opposite Hanuman Mandir.

Café Chokolade

Café Chokolade is a treasure if you are looking for a sweet treat. The  menu offers a range of sweet delights with snacks to compliment

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Specials: Cad-b (Ferrero, Kitkat), Molten Chocolate Shots, Sizzling Choco Brownie with ice cream
Timing: 12 pm to 11:55 pm
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder Signal, Near Joey’s Pizza

WTC Pasta

The newly opened offers a variety of pastas and pizzas. The pastas have options between pink, white, Mongolian and alfredo sauces. Lovely ambience and sufficient seating area for a nice evening get-together.


Specials: Ulta Pizza, Macaroni Pasta, Maggi (yes Maggi!)
Timing: 3 pm to 12 am
Landmark: Chincholi Bunder Junction, Next to Hanuman Mandir

Content and Image Courtesy: Shrishti Menon


Sweet Indulgences in Navi Mumbai

Although Indian street food is more popular for spicy savoury items, there is a huge variety in sweets as well. There are many places in Navi Mumbai to indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some of the places you must try.

Gupta Icecreams

Perfect place to quench your late night sweet craving, Gupta Icecreams is right in the heart of Vashi. From the simple cassata to a nutty blast falooda, and ice cream, Gupta’s offers the best in the neighbourhood.

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Location: Sector 14, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 1:00 am.
Specials: Falooda, kulfis, cassata ice-cream.

Falooda point

The town people may have Badshah’s special faloodas or Shalimar’s ice cream faloodas from town, but Navi Mumbai also has Falooda point now. You can try some of the most delicious faloodas ever right in the neighbourhood. Their Shahi dry fruit falooda and kesar pista are a must try.


Location: Shop No-11, Shanti park, Darave, Sector-23, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 10:00 pm
Specials: All kinds of faloodas

Jhaama Sweets

This is one of the most delightful entries on our list. Their rabdi jalebi  is a unique combination of crunchy jalebis topped with creamy rabdi (thickened sweetened milk), and indeed, lives up to its reputation. Jhaama also serves some of the most amazing gulab jamuns, cham cham, and kalakhand – a heaven for all desi mithai lovers.


Location: Several joints across Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Rabdi Jalebi and Gulab Jamun

Sugar Bugar

Yes, Sugar Bugar is back in the city, although it has relocated from Nerul to Sanpada. The taste is still great, and the cute cakepops are still drawing crowds.

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Location: Shop outside Moraj Residency, Sector-14, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Cake pops

the Parsik Rabdi

A drive down the Palm Beach road and the view from Parsik Hill can only be upped with the rabdi malpua  by the Parsik hills lane. The malpua served here is one of the biggest in the city – good enough for three adults! Perfect after a plate of kebabs!


Location: Road leading to Parsik Hill, Navi Mumbai
Timings: Till stock lasts
Specials: Rabdi malpua


Soft bread dipped in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom syrup, topped with creamy rabdi – and a dash of nuts and raisins. The description should be enough to get you to try some. So popular among locals, the shahi tukda does not last long.


Location: Shop No – A7, Sector-19C, APMC Market Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Shahi Tukda, rabdi, and faloodas

Ahmed bhai’s Bry and Dry  stalls.

Ahmed bhai is probably the only one in the area who serves this traditional Pakistani-Indian dessert, and is a must try. This frozen rice pudding served chilled in cute little earthen saucers is a treat not only to the eyes, but is indeed a gastronomical delight.

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Location: Shop No.Krishnakamal CHS, Sector 21, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 pm onwards till stock lasts
Specials: Special flavoured phirnis

Ice cream buggy opposite health.

This is an ice-cream truck straight out of your favourite cartoon show and is a nostalgic trip to your childhood. They let you pick an ice cream and topping combination of your choice. Some of the popular ones are marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, and jelly beans.


Location: Near Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 p.m till stock lasts
Specials: Ice cream toppings and sundaes

Health Juice Centre

Health Juice Centre offers the freshest and most gratifying fruit and cream sundaes. They also have a great collection of juices and milkshakes.Their exotic kiwi passion combo and the double blast shake will surely blow your mind.


Location: Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m
Specials: Strawberry and cream, and milkshakes

Shree Krishna Sweet

The Mysore Pak served here is indeed the food from paradise. Perfectly sweet, it is melt-in-your-mouth soft. The shop is a hidden gem, and serves a wide collection of Indian sweets. They are only too happy to warm up your sweets before serving for that extra kick.

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Location: Manek Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Mysore Pak

Content and Image Courtesy: Arshee Shaikh





Top Places summery juices/coolers in SoBo

Parmesha Fast Food Corner

Parmesha is the place to go for a great range of chilled fruit juices. Right next to the Stock Exchange, Parmesha offers some normal and some innovative juices. The owner loves to experiment and invent. He blends different flavours to come up with whacky concoctions with equally bizzare names, like, Encounter juice, Grand mix juice, and Bon Chilar juice.


Specials: Encounter juice, Bon Chilar juice, Seasonal fruits juices like Sitaphal and Mangoes
Timing: 8 am to 8.30 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Landmark: Bombay Stock Exchange

Coconut Water Vendors

The healthiest way to beat the Mumbai heat is to go natural. Coconut water, one of the best natural resources to hydrate, is readily available in Mumbai. In SoBo, Chowpatty has numerous coconut vendors who sell fresh coconut water.


Specials: Coconuts with extra malai (soft coconut layer)
Timing: Nothing specific
Landmark: Chowpatty

Kandeel Juice Centre

Kandeel juice centre in Fort has a variety of sweet fruit juices. His sweet mango juice and the tangy orange are not to be missed.


Specials: Watermelon juice
Timing: 9am to 8pm
Landmark: Fort

Mohammad’s  Stall

Try the kaala khatta juice at this charming little place. It is a blessing when your body is dehydrated in Mumbai’s hot and humid weather. And for just ten bucks!


Specials: Nimbu paani, kaala khatta juice
Timing: Not Specific
Landmark: Next to Sasoon Building, Kala Ghoda

Sugarcane Juice Centres in Colaba, Kala Ghoda and Fort

A good way replenish the sugar and salt lost to sweating in the sun is to go for sugarcane juice. It’s chilled, sweet, and will instantly make you feel better. Karamat Sugarcane Juice Center in Colaba, Kala Ghoda Juice Centre and others offer this drink in three different sizes – full, large, and jumbo for rupees 10, 15, and 20, respectively.


Specials: The Jumbo Sugarcane Juice glass
Timing: 8 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Across footpaths of Colaba, Kala Ghoda, and Fort

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Street Food stalls in and around Crawford Market

Shopping at Crawford Market can get tiring. Worse, if you are shopping during afternoon – you may need some good food and drinks to re-energise. Here are eight street food stalls in and around Crawford Market that you can rely on.

Apsara Slice Corner

If you are a sandwich person, just head over to Apsara slice corner at Abdul Rehman Street in Crawford Market. The most popular sandwich here is veg double cheese grill, available at Rs 45. You may like to try a plain cheese pizza as well.


Specials: Veg double cheese grill
Timing:10 am to 8pm
Landmark: Abdul Rehman Street, opposite Canara Bank, Crawford market

Jaljeera drink stall

Refresh yourself with various flavoured drinks made by Aamir Khan. And the one that he makes best is jaljeera with pudhina (mint) and lemon. If you like it simple, get a lemon soda. While Aamir has been managing the stall for the past 10 years, his father worked at this stall for 20 years.


Specials: Jaljeera
Timing: 8 am to 11 pm
Landmark: Abdul Rehman Street, Crawford Market

 A1 Pani Puri Centre

Have your lunch at A1 Pani Puri centre with their special Chole Patties at just Rs 60. Team it up with pani puri for Rs 35, or dahi vada for Rs 60. Dahi puri at Rs 60 is also an option – it is cool and filling.

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Specials: Chole Patties
Timing: 9 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Mangaldas Market Chole Bhature

A filling lunch that is light on your wallet? Head over to Chole Bhature stall in Mangaldas Market at the end of Sheikh Memon Street. You get two bhature, chole ki sabzi, pickle, onion, and chilly for Rs 25. For 12 years, this stall has flourished with selling just chole bhature.

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Specials: Chole Bhature
Timing: 11 am to 8 pm
Landmark: Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Market, Crawford Market

Rajasthani Masala Khichiya Papad Centre

Right next to Chole Bhature Centre, you can have Masala Khichiya (Papad) for Rs 30, topped with sev, fried chana dal, chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, kachcha aam (raw mango), coriander, and ghee.


Specials: Masala Khichiya Papad
Timing: 11 am to 10 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Krishnamurti Chaas and Lassi Centre

Feeling hot and sweaty? Cool your body and mind with soothing drinks at Krishnamurti Chaas and Lassi Centre. A glass of chaas with ingredients like ginger, coriander, and chaas masala, will refresh you. You can have a glass for Rs 10. Apart from this, you get a lassi for Rs 15, or a kesar lassi for Rs 30.


Specials- Masala Chaas
Timing: 8.30 am to 7 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Road Crawford Market

Dawa Bazar juice Centre

At this juice centre, you can get every kind of seasonal juice. One can spot many people drinking Mausambi juice at this stall which is the most sold item. Other than that, there is carrot, watermelon, pineapple – with amla and mint added.


Specials: Mausambi juice
Timing: 9 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Crawford Market

Pav Bhaji and Pulav Centre

This place sells one of the best pav bhaji and pulav in the city. It is a different experience and combination to eat pulav and pav bhaji together – available at just Rs 55. They also offer masala pav, veg pulav, and pav bhaji separately, along with complimentary papad, onion, and lemon.

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Specials: Pav Bhaji Pulav
Timing: 10 am to 7 pm
Landmark: Near Jama Masjid, Mangaldas Road, Crawford Market

Content and Image Courtesy: Shweta Dahiya