The streets of Mumbai always have something surprising to offer as an exhaustive range of dishes that is consumed by the big population of city.
Best eateries for Mumbai’s Street Food
1. Sarvi, Byculla
Hanged smoked Kebabs in Sarvi will help you recall majority of the food joints in every street of the city, but has a completely different taste. It is located in town side at Mohammed Ali Road. Around for nearly a 100 years and is so famous that is does not need a hoarding or sign board for the shop. Said to be the best street food in Mumbai.
What to order: Seekh Kebabs (beef)
Ideal for: Instant Bites
2. Anand Stall, Vile Parle West
The shop is right in the opposite lane of Mithibai College. Pretty famous for the Vada Pav. The Vadas are a result of a rich blend of chilies, garlic and coriander which is dipped in the chickpea flour and pushed into the oil for frying until and unless it’s golden in color. Among the famous street food in Mumbai.
What to order: Open Cheese Mysore Dosa and Paneer Cheese Dosa
Ideal for: Budget Eats, Vegetarians, Takeaway Only
3. Hazara, Sion
Hazara is very famous for the best Prawn Koliwadas throughout the city. It is recommended that if you are a fan of bite on the go, this is your best bet. The signature dish Fish Koliwadas is the authentic recipe of Hazara. According to what the locals say, Hazara was one of the first restaurants in the locality.
What to order: Tandoori Chicken, Fish Koliwadas and PrawnKoliwadas.
Ideal for: Bites on the go
4. Bademiya, Colaba
Bademiya has kept the recipe a secret that has been within the family boundaries for generations. The best part is the open air kitchen which is on wheels i.e. Kart. Love eating while on the move? Perfect! Tikka rolls are ideal for the instant bites and great option when in a group.
What to order: Kebabs, Seekh Paratha, and Chicken Tikka Rolls
Preferred for: Midnight/Late Night Cravings
5. Badshah’s, Chowpatty
Better known by the shop number 11 at Chowpatty beach as having a wide range to choose from the extensive range of snacks. The same snacks are served at other stalls too but the main catch is the way it is prepared. Every stall owner has a unique way of adding a personal touch to make it different from the other vendor. Acclaimed to be enlisted among the best street food places in Mumbai.
What to order: Falooda, Bhel Puri
Ideal for: Quick Bites, Home Delivery
6. Olympia Coffee House, Colaba
The very own local spot of Colaba for the very first grub for the day. Olympia House can be recognized from the crowd itself. As the Coffee house is right on the opposite road of Leopold Cafe and pretty famous for the meat served with bread mops that is minced and fried both.
What to order: Keema Pav
Ideal for: Breakfast
7. Narayan Dosa, Grant Road
Located in a tiny space near the Opera House but the customers never cared as the Palak Paneer Dosa it prepares is something that people just go nuts about. The Dosa is prepared filling the insides of the crunchy and crispy dosa with garlic spinach and cream align the tender pieces of Paneer.
What to order: Palak Paneer Dosa
Ideal for: Breakfast
8. Aaswad, Dadar West
You’ll be surprised to know that this eatery and the Misal Pav dish has won the “World’s Tastiest Veg Dish’ award in Global Foodie Hub in UK. According to what the owner says the main secret is there present in the way spices.
What to order: Misal Pav
Ideal for: Home Delivery, Snacks
9. Kailash Parbat, Colaba
A combo of crispy chickpea curry is something that will tantalize your taste buds. Ragda Pattice better known as Ragda Patties is prepared in 2 steps. The Ragda by soaking it in the water for a night and then mashed with the local spices whereas the Pattice is prepared from boiled potatoes which are mashed.
What to order: Falooda Kulfi, Special Dahi Puri, and Dahi Wada & Pani Puri.
Ideal for: Home Delivery, Outdoor Seating
10. Ashok Vada Pav, Dadar
The first made items among all the others is Vada Pav. No 2 opinion about its vada Pav and popularity among the consumers. If you have stayed in Mumbai for a long time for sure you must have heard about it.
What to order: Kanda Bhaji, Vada Pav
Ideal for: Pure Vegetarians, Takeaway
11. H Parmesha Fast Food Corner, Fort
Famous for its quintessential Mumbai sandwich. Also famous for the combination and blend of fine chopped carrots and onions which thereby makes the sandwich a much preferable alternative for an instant bite.
What to order: Chocolate Sandwich, Fruit Juice, and Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Ideal for: Quick Bites, Outdoor Seating
12. Noor Mohammadi Hotel, Bhendi Bazar
The Noor Mohammadi Hotel is highly famed for its chicken dishes. The eatery has a dish called with a name Sanju Baba Chicken on the house. Named on the day when Sanjay Dutt was released from prison. The recipe then has been famed and comes from Sanjay Dutt. In between tons of restaurants at Mohammad Ali Road, it stands out to be the best because of the so called dish by the famous Bollywoodactor’s name.
What to order: Sanju Baba Chicken, Shami Kebab, and Nalli Nihari.
Ideal for: Home Delivery, Breakfast.
13. Military Cafe, Fort
The Keema Pao served here is a Keema curry which is soupy is consumed as a light snack at Military cafe. The lenient spices are light in taste so does not overpower the mutton taste. The interior of this cafe is exactly how it was 40 years ago.
What to order: Irani Chai, Brun Maska, Caramel Custard, Keema Pao, Chicken Dhansak andKeema Ghotala.
Ideal for: Evening Snacks, Breakfast.
14. Amar Juice Center, Vile Parle
Bombay sandwiches and chats has been very close to the hearts of Mumbaikars. But if you have a thought that Mumbai people is always crazy about unhealthy eating it is about time you gave your thought a second thought with the dish we are going to mention now. The sandwich prepared is consisting potato, cucumber, beetroot, capsicum, onion, cheese and chutney.
What to order: Bombay Sandwich
Ideal for: Quick Bites
15. Radio Restaurant, Crawford Market
This restaurant has its own identity as being the food joint which is nearly 80- years old and proudly prepares the India-Pakistani dishes. Famous for selling the killer dishes like MurgTaliban. The Bheja fry at Radio restaurant is a must try item, as it’s the peoples favorite for the tangy tomato used in preparation.
What to order: India-Pakistan, Murg Taliban, Bheja Fry, and Seekh Kebabs
Ideal for: Instant Bites
16. Sukh Sagar, Chowpatty
The Pav Bhaji is a dish that has found its way from the famous cookbooks of old times. The Sukh Sagar located in Chowpatty is not just a landmark but a must visit eatery for the remarkable taste of street food in Mumbai.
What to order: Pav Bhaji
Ideal for: Jain Food, Vegetarians
17. Vinay Health Home, Thakurdwar
The name Vinay Health home is derived from the Lord Ganesh’s name and its endeavor to offer healthy and hygienic home cooked dishes to the consumers.They have been offering the same for over 7 decades now.
What to have: Kothimbir Vadi, Thali Peeth, Kanda Poha and Vada
Ideal for: Vegetarians, Casual Dining
18. Elco Pani Puri Centre, Bandra
This Pani Puri center is so famous that it is believed in the entire Mumbai city there is no one like it. The crispy and fresh fried Pani puris are poured with spicy water which is mouthwatering. This eatery has a presence in the market for over 4 decades now and they make use of mineral water for preparation of spicy water.
What to order: Pani Puri
Ideal for: Home Delivery, Quick Bites
19. Gulati’s Sweets and Snacks, Andheri East
Getting the Punjabi snacks in a city like Mumbai is not an easy task but the Samosa and chole bhature served here is simply off the hook. The eatery is located right next to the famous Sher-e-Punjab, as their Savoury dishes will make you recall the street food of Delhi.
What to order: Chole Bhature, Samosa
Ideal for: Quick Bites, Sweet Cravings
20. Bachelor’s, Marine Drive
This eatery is present from the year 1940 as it has been offering the milkshakes and juices to a huge variety of different customers it has from different parts of the city. It is usually crowded most of the times but crowded even more during the evening time when people leave their office.
What to order: Lychee Juice, Liquid Marble, Black Gold Premium, Classic Chocolate and Sitaphal Ice Cream
Ideal for: Late Night Bites, Sweet Cravings, All Day Breakfast.
21. Haji Ali Juice Center, Hajiali
This juice center is run by Noorani sisters. In the beginning it was just a juice center but now has dozens of other eating options to go with. It is located in the town side of Mumbai where people come down and have the juice while taking a look at the sea.
What to order: Mushroom Grill Club Sandwich, Mozzarella-Schezwan Roll, Jain Pizza, Falooda, and Sitaphal Cream
Preferable for: Sweet Tooth, Late Night Cravings
22. Shri Krishna Batatawada, Dadar
The Shri Krishna Batawadas are prepared with a special filling of spiced potato mash. Be careful when having it as you need to look for the fine chopped chili pieces as they prefer using chili rather than masalas and preserved spices. The juices served are freshly made on the spot and can sooth your burning tongue.
What to order: Batata Vada
Ideal for: Casual Dining
23. Pooja Malai Gola, Ghatkopar Khau Galli
The Malai Gola is particularly the best spot for Mumbai street food. The extra cream topping, milkmaid and assorted nuts will take care of the calories with every single bite taken.
What to order: Deluxe Malai Gola, Classic Malai Gola.
Ideal for: Sweet Cravings, Kids
24. Cannon Pav Bhaji, Fort
It is right outside the iconic CSTM railway station which offers delicious and tasty Pav Bhaji to the excited tourists of the city. The PavBhaji served at a minimal cost of Rs 40.
What to order: Misal Pav, Vada Pav, and Pav Bhaji
Ideal for: Quick Bites, Breakfast.
25. Guru Kripa, Sion
The Guru Krupa has been serving the people with the tasty dishes for over 4 decades as it is art of pairing the 2 most famous street foods of Mumbai whichis namely Chola and samosa.
What to order: Pani Puri, Samosa, and Samosa Chola
Ideal for: Breakfast, Casual Dining
These are best places to eat street food in Mumbai for which the city has its fame in all corners of the country. The finest of Mumbai one can say. The above mentioned are