Alternative Street Food Near Infinity Mall,Andheri West

Shankar Paratha Stall

Are you short on money to go to some fancy restaurant to eat Paranthas? Then head to Shankar’s paratha stall where you will get two parathas, chole ki sabzi, pickle and green chutney. There are three varieties of parathas available here- aloo (potato), gobhi (cauliflower), and onion. Each one of them will cost just Rs. 60.

1.jpgA plate of half two parathas, aloo ki sabzi, chutney and salad

Recommendation– Aloo paratha
Timings– 10 am to 5 pm
Landmark– Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Rahim’s stall

Chicken biryani available at Rahim’s stall reminds many loyal customers of their home. He is popularly known as Biryani wala among the local people. The taste is such that it can beat the chicken biryanis of expensive restaurants. Head to biryani wala and have a half plate of chicken biryani for just Rs. 50 and full plate for Rs. 80.

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Recommendation- Chicken biryani
Timings- 12 pm to 4pm
Landmark- Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Sakshi Stall

Rishi at this stall serves people the perfect lunch of roti (chapatti), rice, biryani, daal, sabzi, and pickle. Imagine having this filling lunch for just Rs. 30. He operates only during the peak lunch hours of 1 pm to 4 pm.

2.jpgLunch special plate- Two Chapatis, rice, sabzi, and onion

Recommendation- Lunch special plate
Timings- 1 pm to 4 pm
Landmark- Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Mahalaxmi Dosa Centre

Even though this stall says dosa centre, one can get a plate of idli and vada also for Rs. 20 and Rs. 30 respectively. The reason that it is a dosa centre is because one can buy different varieties of dosa ranging from Rs. 30 to Rs. 70. If you are very hungry and want to satisfy your taste buds, then eat Chinese Mysore Masala dosa which is the speciality here. This will cost you Rs. 70, while a simple masala dosa will come for Rs. 35.

Preparation of Masala Dosa

Recommendation- Chinese Mysore Masala Dosa
Timings- 7 am to 8 pm
Landmark- Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Maurya Super Frankie

Maurya has been making ‘super’ frankies for the past 6 years and recently with demand, he also started making vada pav, samosa pav and Manchurian pav. Yes, he makes manchurian pav also which is indeed a treat for just Rs. 15. But he is famous for his chicken frankie which comes for Rs. 50.

Manchurian Pav

Recommendation- Chicken frankie
Timings-9 am to 9 pm
Landmark- Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Aman’s Egg Masala Centre

Aman’s special is egg masala which can be bought for Rs. 25. If you are an Egg Bhurji fan, then you must try Aman’s Egg bhurji which will cost you just Rs. 15. Other than that one also has options of egg roll and paneer roll.

Omelette Pav

Recommendation- Egg masala
Timings- 10 am to 10 pm
Landmark- Opposite Infinity Mall, Andheri West

SK Yadav stall

SK Yadav came from Bihar 11 years ago and since then he has extended his street food business to various food items. Initially he served puri sabzi which is still the most popular and rice plate. The puri sabzi comes for just Rs. 25 in which you get 8 pieces of puri, sabzi and pickle. Later he started to make vada pav, samosa pav and bhajia pav with the help of his wife.

Puri Bhaji

Recommendation- Puri Sabz
Timings- 10 am to 4 pm
Landmark- Opposite Citi Mall, Near Infinity Mall, Andheri West

Sanjay Sandwich

Is simple sada sandwich your taste? No ‘mirch-masala’ but a sandwich that is tasty and healthy? Then ask Sanjay to make a veg toast sandwich for you which will cost you Rs. 25. You can also get a veg sada sandwich and ask him to add anything if you like.

Veg Toast Sandwich topped with sev

Recommendation- Veg sandwich toast
Timings- 9 am 10 pm
Landmark- Opposite Citi Mall, Near Infinity Mall, Andheri West

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Maharashtrian Street Food dishes Across Mumbai

Mumbai,despite being the urban hub of Maharashtra, leaves no stones unturned when it comes to the culture and traditions of the state. The streets of Mumbai are still today filled with traditional maharashtrian snack joints serving us the real Maharashtra on a plate in a local setting. Want to sample a few? Here’s some of the best of them.

Mama Kane

Located in the Maharashtrian hub of Mumbai,Mama Kane has been serving traditional Maharashtrian snacks since 1910 and still manages to serve you the same taste even today. With the old Mumbai charm ambience the place serves authentic thalipeeth(Multigrain pancakes), misal pav and kharvas ( Milk pudding made out of a cow’s milk as she gives birth) and is one of the most famous breakfast attraction for the Mumbaikars.


Specials: Spicy misal pav and Kanda bhajji
Timing: 10 am-9:30 p.m
Landmark: Opposite Dadar station (West)

Shree Krishna Batata wada

One of the all time favourite maharashtrian snack is the simple batata vada made from mashed boiled potatoes with green chillies,lime juice,turmeric,ginger garlic paste and fresh coriander dipped in besan(gram flour) and deep fried. Shree Krishna is one of the oldest and most renowned  place where you get these traditional potato dumplings served with fried green chillies and green chutney.
P.S: Non spice eaters Careful.


Specials: Batata Vada
Timings: 11 a.m -12.p.m
Location: Opposite Chabildas High school,Dadar West.

Prakash Sahakari stall

All you need to visit this quaint little joint in Dadar is a hungry stomach and probably a hundred rupees and you can have the most filling meal of the day. From pohas to thalipeeth and sabudana vada, you will get everything here. They also serve a sweetened chilled milk drink called piyush(a maharashtrian drink you will only find here) which will complete your meal with just right amount of sweetness.


Specials: Sabudana puri,Pohe,Kothimbir vada,Special prakash piyush (sweetened milk)
Timing: 7:30 a.m- 10:30 p.m
Location: Ranade Road,Dadar West

R.K.Studio Canteen

Sabudana wada is one of the traditional upvas(fasting) food for maharashtrian but is also relished by some as an all time snack. Although the wadas are a common of every maharashtrian joints,the one R.K.Studios canteen is indeed a special kind and a must try. Made with crushed potatoes and sabudana ,the R.K canteen makes it with the right amount of masala that will not let you stop eating.



Specials: Sabudana wada
Timing: 10:00 a.m- 7:30 p.m
Location: R.K.Studios,Chembur

CST AND BMC Headquarters STALL

The mill culture in Mumbai brought the Jhunka Bhakar(a Maharashtrian delicacy) in the city feeding loads of workers and mill labourers during the 19th century. The first of its kind serving the most amazing jhunka bhakar are the stalls situated right opposite the BMC headquarters and the CST station.The stalls are still active today serving the the jhunka tempered with onions and mustard seeds and kadipatta (curry leaves) with jowar roti by the side.


Specials: Zhunka Baakar
Timing: 10:00 a.m- 10:00 p.m
Location: Stalls opposite Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Ashok Satam’s stall

Ashok Satam’s stalls has a special recipe of making the traditional mashed potato patty in a bun i.e the Bambaiyya vada pav that makes it so unique and different in taste that you will not find anywhere in the entire city. Have them with a layer of green chutney and  red crushed garlic chutney and you will have yourself licking your fingers until the last bite.


Specials: Vada Pav with the crushed garlic chutney.
Timing: 11:00 a.m- 8:00 p.m
Location: At flora fountain, near Central  Telegraph office (CTO)

Aram stall

At a walkable distance from the CST station,this place is a paradise for maharashtrian food lovers. Their special dahi misal pav made with the finest of curd and lentils will actually fill you up for the entire day. Visit the place for their special breakfast menu with their special elaichi tea to give your day the best start.


Specials: poha,Aaluvadi,dahi misal
Timing: 8:30 a.m – 8:30 p.m
Location: Capitol cinema building,Opposite CST

Kolapuri Chiwda

Serving traditional Maharashtrian food since 1922, the stall did not gain much popularity among the new generations but is still one of the most loved joints among its old loyal patrons.Their special kaju usal made of wet cashews and green peas patty is one of the best that you can ever have.

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Specials: Kaju Usal and thalipeeth
Timing: 8:00 a.m- 10:00 p.m
Location: JSS Road,Mangal wadi,Girgaum

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The food lane at Hypercity Mall, Malad

If you are ever looking for some light meal and don’t want to spend much, come to Interface, Malad. There is great variety and delicious options available.

Aijaaz Bhel

This place serves big portions of fresh bhel. They also sell delicious dhabeli.


Specials: Bhel
Timing: 11:45 am to 10:30 pm
Landmark: Hypercity mall, Malad

Suresh Caterers

They have other branches in the city serving authentic South Indian food. The idli-vada and fried idli are must try items.


Timing: 4 pm to 9 pm
Specials: Idli Vada
Landmark: Hypercity mall, Malad

Anmol Chinese

The ample portions and great taste make it the ultimate food stall around the corner.  People come here for its chicken manchurian rice and noodles. It also serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian soups.


Timing: 10:30 am to 11 pm
Specials: Chicken Manchurian
Landmark: Intelnet, Interface, Malad

Shiv Vada Pav

Their vada pav is famous for its unique taste. It also serves samosas and samosa pav.


Landmark: Intelnet, Interface, Malad
Timing: 7 am to 9 pm
Specials: Samosa Pav, Vada Pav


Husain’s provides a great range of delicious kebabs. They have chicken tikka, chicken kaleji (liver), chicken seekh, everything at Rs 60.


Specials: Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seekh
Timing: 4 pm – 11 pm
Landmark: Hypercity, Malad


Authentic Lucknowi style chicken preparations are served here. They offer slightly offbeat items like chicken samosa and chicken pulav.


Landmark: Intelnet, Interface, Malad
Timing: 7:30 am to 6 pm
Specials: Chicken Samosa, Chicken Pulav

Kachori Vala

Kachoris are their best-selling item. Among other items, they sell bread pakoda, bhajiya, and samosas. They also have a great variety in chutneys, that attracts many people.


Specials: Kachori
Timing: 7 am to 9 pm
Landmark: Intelnet, Interface, Malad

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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/-.


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/-.


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/-.


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/-.


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/-.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.



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

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Ten Places for Street Food in Borivali

Bipin Sandwich

Hidden in Premnagar area, Bipin’s Sandwich is paradise for sandwich lovers, and operates from the living room of a tiny ground floor flat. Bipin’s Sandwich offers pizzas, paninis, and a wide variety of sandwiches loaded with cheese.


Recommendation: Cheese corn Panini
Landmark: Premnagar


From tangy chaat to delicious dosas, and buttery pav bhaji, Foodbites has it all. Located in Shimpoli area of Borivali, Foodbites is your destination for  and lots more. The prices are reasonable and the food is hygienic.And if you are looking for some season appropriate food for summers, Foodbites has special chilled bhel on offer.


Recommendation: chilled bhel,cheese masala dosa
Landmark: Shimpoli Area


Valankali is actually ten minutes from Borivali, in the neighbouring suburb of Dahisar. It is a nameless blue cart just outside the Honda Showroom on J.S. Road. The owner is a smiling woman, popularly known as ‘Aunty’, who likes the stall to be called Valankali . Aunty serves fresh and hot bread cutlets, dal vadas, vada pavs, and moong dal bhajiyas and also takes great care to maintain cleanliness and hygiene at the cart.


Recommendation: Dal Vada
Landmark: Blue cart just outside the Honda Showroom on J.S. Road

Pooja Malai Gola

The Malai Gola at Pooja Malai Gola on Chandavarkar Road is the stuff of dreams. Approximately the size of a palm, this malai gola is dressed in layers of multiple flavours along with breadcrumbs and dry fruits. Perfect summer dessert!

pooja gola

Recommendation: Malai Gola
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road,Borivali

Harbole Dabeli

Right opposite Gokul Hotel on Rokadia Lane, there is a tiny food cart with prices written in chalk. Harbole Dabeli has fed more than a generation yet the taste remains the same spicy and sweet one.


Recommendation: Special Dabeli
Landmark: Opposite Gokul Hotel on Rokadia Lane

Dashrath Sandwiches

Another popular food cart on Chandavarkar Road, Dashrath Sandwiches offers an exciting range of sandwiches. The cart is easy to spot as it is on the crossroads, and is always teeming with customers. Cheese grills to paneer grills, they serve it all.

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Recommendation: paneer grill Sandwich
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road

Mangesh Vada Pav

Mangesh Vada Pav has two outlets in Borivali – one, next to the railway station and the other next to Rajmahal Hotel.crunchy Samosas and lipsmacking vada pavs can be found only at Mangesh Vada Pavs.

magesh vada pav

Recommendation: Vada Pavs
Landmark: Next to the railway station


Pipasa is Borivali’s go-to place for sweet chilled lassi or icy kulfi on a hot summer day. The place is always brimming with people. Fortunately, the service is real fast – always a plus point.


Recommendation: Mango Lassi
Landmark: Near Railway station

Dilkhush Dabeli

Dilkhush Dabeli, next to Rajmahal Hotel, will make your heart leap with joy because of the burst of flavours that will thrill your taste buds. Dilkhush Dabeli aapka dil khush kar degi!

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Recommendation: Dabeli,
Landmark: next to Rajmahal Hotel

B.K.M. Masala Papad

Another stall on Chandavarkar Road, B.K.M. Masala Papad is quite popular among the Gujarati  community in the area. Their special mix of masala is a crowd-puller.


Recommendation: Masala Papad
Landmark: Chandavarkar Road, B.K.M

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Vada Pavs in Juhu/ Vile Parle

Mumbai’s Vada Pav is one food that cuts across classes and masses to fill ones stomach! Top ten places where you can find some of the best Vada Pavs in
Juhu/ Vile Parle.

Vada Pav Samrat

Truly the king of Vada Pavs in Vile Parle, infact, Sachin Tendulkar loves their Vada Pav!


Landmark: Shop No. K 9 38, Ram Mandir Road, Vile Parle East

Dhiraj Vada Pav

‘Vada Pavs with a dollop of Amul butter and sprinkled sukha chutney.’ these words were poetry to our ears. To wash down the spicy delight, they also serve a variety of ice slushes.


Landmark: JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West,Opp Mithibhai College

Sagar Sangam Vada Pav Centre

Try this Vada Pav with a view. Your love for vada pavs, will increase two fold because of the view.


Landmark: Juhu Beach

Gopal Snacks Stall

A ‘blink and you miss’ stall serves Vada Pav variants like grilled and grilled with cheese. Try the grilled Vada Pav with some Schezwan Chutney, for the ultimate spice fix!


Landmark: Near Juhu Signal, Ritambara College lane

Parle Tilak’s Babu Vada Pav

This place conveys ‘Old is Gold’ like none other. Among the the tastiest Vada Pavs in Mumbai are sold here. Their special sweet chutney, when combined with the ‘sukha’ and ‘tikha’ is magical!


Landmark: Shop No. 23, V. S. Khhandankar Marg, Vile Parle East

Anand Snacks

Spicy potato filling, deep-fried to perfection, they are definitely spreading happiness, one Vada Pav at a time. Try their butter-grilled Vada Pav.


Landmark: Opposite Mithibai College, Vile Parle West

New Ganesh Farsan And Sweet Mart

To keep up with the CNMS school students’ demands, a new batch of Vada Pavs comes in every other minute!


Landmark: Near Vile Parle East-West Bridge

Samresh Vada Pav

Opposite McDonalds in Parle West, this vendor does what he knows best- dishing out mouth-watering Vada Pavs.


Landmark: Near Vile Parle East-West Bridge

Dhanlaxmi Refreshment Zone

Another stall located at Juhu Beach, serves Vada Pav and Chai under the same roof- a match made in heaven!


Landmark: Juhu Beach

Ice & Rolls

Step out of Bhaidas Hall; you will see the process of the slicing of pavs, lathering them with butter and fishing out hot vadas. Need we say more?


Landmark: Opposite Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle West

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