Mumbai Street Food: 48 Places to Enjoy the Best Street Food in Mumbai
“There is no sincerer love than the love of (street) food” – George Bernard Shaw
Slurp, bite, gulp, hoard. The best food in Mumbai comprises of your first cutting chai, your longest brain freeze, guiltiest desert, spiciest vada pav, and the messiest Kathi roll. This street food in Mumbai is like no other. If you are in the mood to tantalize your taste buds, find your excuse to ditch that diet, and walk through some of the best food galis in the country - fellow foodie, you are at the right place! Mumbai, the city of dreams. Thousands come from far and wide into this land, in the search of love, acceptance, money, fame and what not. And all these people need a solid taste of Mumbai street food.
So here it is, the ultimate list of the best street food in Mumbai when you are visiting this sparkling city.
1. Kheema Pav at Gulshan-e-Iran, Crawford Market
Known best for its extremely delicious Mughlai specialities at maddeningly low prices, the best food items to try at Gulshan-e-Iran range from their Kheema pav, to the chicken tikka masala, Garlic Naan, Rabdi Kulfi and Firni for dessert. It’s beautiful how after a full stomach you can ask for the bill and wonder how it’s not crossing the thousand unit mark. Not even close. Gulshan-e-Iran is some of the best street food in Mumbai and is a must-visit.
Where: 15, Corner Of MRA Marg, Musafir Khana Road, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai Price: INR 450 for two What you must try: Chicken tikka masala, Garlic naan, Firni, Rabdi Kulfi
2. White Biryani at Noor Mohmaddi, Bhendi Bazaar
This street is home to some of the best street food places in Mumbai. The best time to visit Mohammad Ali road (where Noor Mohmaddi is, along with a lot of other great restaurants and roadside Kabab joints) is during Ramadan. This is the time when you can actually spot Bollywood stars roaming the streets and tasting the yumminess beside you. But you’re going to be too busy with your face in the plate to notice them. Where : 179, Wazir Building, Abdul Hakim Chowk, Bhendi Bazar, Near Girgaum, Mumbai Price : INR 300 for two What you must try :Chicken Hakimi, White biryani
3. Bun Maska and Mava Samosa of Mervan’s, Grant Road
Run into Merwan’s for some mouth-watering pastries, tea cakes and cookies to soothe your sweet tooth! A big name on this side of town, Merwans is frequently visited by people who come here just to collect a package of baked goods for the home, and also is a place people come to after work for an Irani chai and some freshly baked cookies. Where : Ali Bhai Remji Road, Opposite Station, Grant Road East, Mumbai Price : INR 150 for two What you must try : Pastries, Irani chai, Bun maska pav
4. Samosa with Chola at Guru Kripa, Sion
Known as Mumbai’s most famous samosa, this dish is served with a gravy of chickpea and is tamarind-y in taste. Onion and coriander bits are sprinkled to garnish. A must try for those who love to experiment with Mumbai street food.
Where : 40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion, Mumbai Price : INR 300 for two What you must try : Gulab Jamun, Sweet Lassi, Chole – Bhature, Samosa Chole, Chole tikki
5. Tandoori Delicacies at Jai Jawan
After a long day shopping on Hill road, people stop at Jai Jawan, a crowd favourite for non-veg snacks. It has the best non-veg dishes on that side and is hardly ever forgotten. Once you eat here, you become a loyal customer!
Where : Opposite National College, Next to Chappal Market, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai Price : INR 600 for two What you must try : Tandoori Chicken, Punjabi Prawns Masala, Punjabi Prawn Fry
6. Vodka Panipuri, Pratap Da Dhaba
Something different for most of you to try, the Vodka Pani puri is still more of an unknown delicacy in Mumbai. The need for innovation got this gem of a dish to emerge in the Mumbai Street Food scene and even if you don’t try anything else, you must try this !
Where : Link Plaza, Next To Punjab & Maharashtra Bank, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai Price : INR 800 for two What you must try: Prawn Biriyani, Vodka Pani puri , Rabdi Jalebi
7. The Ultimate Chinese Thali at Sahibaan, Worli
A hidden gem , Sahibaan is one place that’s always waiting to surprise you after you find it . It’s famous Chinese thali comes armed with soup, fried rice, starters, Manchurian, and Ice Tea, all at a price that will leave you ogling at the bill. The food comes in great quantities and its dumplings and soups are not to miss out on. Sahibaan also has more outlets in Bandra, Oshiwara and Colaba. Where : Near Atria Mall, Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai Price : INR 900 for two people. What you must try : Chicken Shashlik Sizzler, Chicken Hot Garlic Sizzler, Prawns Hot Garlic Sizzler, Chinese Thali
8. Strawberry and Cream (Seasonal) at Bachellor’s, Charni Road
Even though the strawberry and cream is on the slightly expensive side , it is totally worth it. The cream is fresh, the strawberries are fresher and you just cannot get enough of the delicacy. There are more options such as thick shakes, other fruit creams and ice creams. Late Nighters swear by the Mumbai Street Food special that is Bachelorrs! Where : 45, Sattar Sea View,Chowpatty Sea Face, Dr. Purandare Road, Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Mumbai Price : INR 199 for the Strawberry and Cream.
9. Four types of Khichdi at Soam ,Babulnath
Who said you cannot be spoilt for choice whilst having the simplest kind of Indian food? The four types of khichdi; namely Sabudana Khichdi , Moong Dal/ Vaghareli Khichdi, Palak phada ni khichdi and Masala phada khichdi amongst many others! PS : It has a super awesome Low cal section for all you healthy eaters !
Where: Sadguru Sadan, Ground Floor, Opposite Babulnath Temple, Girgaon,Mumbai Price : INR 500 for two What you must try :Gatte Ki Sabzi With Masala Satpadi, Moong Dal Khichu, Farsan Platter, Jowar Pita Pockets, Malai Malpua
10. Panaki, Veg.Malpoa, Khichdi at Swati Snacks, Tardeo
Ever heard of a Gujarati version of a Falafel? You get it at Swati and it is anything but boring. Swati’s panki and khichdi delicacies are the ones that make the Mumbai Street Food place worth it. If you want to head for a quiet, and simple lunch, head here for they will not disappoint you.
Where : 248, Karai Estate, Opposite Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo Road, Mumbai Price : INR 700 for two What you must try :Pav Bhaji, Pav Vada, Panki Chatni, Satpadi Roti- Gatta Nu Shak, Rava Dosa
11. Veg. Lunch and Pina Colada at Govinda Restaurant, ISKCON
Govinda’s is most known for its brilliant spread. There are always three types of starters, two types of dals, at least three types of main course dishes, three types of breads, three types of rices and three types of salads, all cooked in pure ghee and served in buffet style. This is followed by three types of ice creams and three types of sweet dishes, and drinks to accompany your meal. They also serve continental dishes for those who ask for it. The ambiance compliments the taste of the food and the entire place is peaceful and welcoming.
Where : Iskcon Hare Krishna Temple, Juhu, Mumbai Price : INR 900 for two; cost per head for the buffet is INR 450 What you must try : The vegetarian lunch, Pina Colada
12. Butter Chicken and Tandoori Specialities at Cafe Noorani, Tardeo AC market
There is a common notion that one cannot go wrong with Butter chicken, and it is true, but one can always get better at it and Noorani is that level of better. Once the butter chicken at Noorani is tasted, a lot of others will be automatically cancelled out of your food list. Another thing to watch out for is its Tandoor socials and everything from the Kebabs to the rotis are equally delicious. Where : 5 D, Tardeo Road, Haji Ali Circle, Mumbai Price : INR 750 for two What you must try :Chicken Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken
13. Chinese Specials at Babu Chinese, Worli
It gets very difficult to find good Indian-Chinese food among all the roadside stalls and shops that dot the place, so we thought it would be great if we gave you trusted names for the best in taste and here it is!
Where : 872, Subhedar Nagar, A.G Khan Raod, Worli, Mumbai Price : INR 750 for two What you must try : Everything on the menu!
14. Non Veg Snacks at Aaron’s, Orlem Church, Malad
Aaron’s Bake and brew goes easy on your pocket and violent on your taste buds and you will be far ahead from satisfied after an afternoon spent here snacking on its yummy pastries and other simple and light delicacies.
Where: 5, Lourdes Heritage, MarveRoad, Orlem, Marve, Mumbai Price: INR 250 for two What you must try: Chicken Mayo Sandwich, Chicken Makhanwala rolls
15. Ice Cream Sandwich/Biscuit at K. Rustom, Churchgate
Find an abundance of flavors ranging from Black currant to coffee, kacchi kairi, almond crunch, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate and many many more nestled between two wafers. One of the most legendary ice cream parlours of Mumbai, K Rustom has been serving hundreds of happy customers everyday and its fans just keep increasing! Mumbai Street Food is incomplete without hopping to K Rustom! Where: 87 Stadium House, Opposite Ambassador Hotel, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai Price: INR 150 for two What you must try: Almond Crunch and raspberry! Don’t shy from experimenting!
16. Malai Kulfi/Milan Kulfi at Kapoor Kulfi, Marine lines station
When you’re looking for the best Kulfi in town among all the choices offered to you, look no further than Kapoor’s Kulfi at Marine lines. The Kulfi has a texture that is the thing that will make you visit them again and again. Where: 75/D, Opp. C Ward Municipal Office, Shree Kant Palekar Marg, Chandanwadi, Marine Lines, Mumbai Price: INR 200 for two What you must try: All the kulfis!
17. Great hot dogs and other snacks at Between Breads, Pali Hill, Bandra.
Known to serve meat lovers of all kinds, Between breads is a colourful little place that sells great food at very economical rates. One of its walls is decorated like a Subway sandwich at it has your tummy hurling within as soon as you walk through the door.
Where: 2, Kalpitam Apartments, Opposite Hawaiian Shack, 16th Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai Price : INR 800 for two What you must try :Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich, The chilli bacon dog, Veg Chilli lime pesto
18. Joey’s pizza, Malad West
One of the best places for good pizza in the suburbs of Mumbai, Joey’s is known for its special American pizzas. True to the phrase it’s regulars use – ‘Chota packet Bada dhamaka’ Joey’s doesn’t try to impress you with its ambiance but solely with its food.
Where: 8, Ashok Enclave, Chincholi Bunder Road, Off Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai Price: INR 700 for two What you must try:The Meats Pizza, Sezchuan Chicken Pizza, Spicy Keema Pizza, China Gate Pizza, Meat Ultimo Pizza, Cheese Garlic Bread, Tornado Pizza
19. Pav Bhaji and Masala Pav at Sardar, AC Market Tardeo
Melt in the mouth pav and bhaji that is steamy, spicy and tangy, Sardar is featured in Zomato’s Legendary and perfect pav bhaji collections, and take our word for it, this pav bhaji is dressed to impress.
Where: Tardeo Road Junction, Opposite Bus Depot, Tardeo, Mumbai Price: INR 250 for two What you must try:Butter Pav Bhaaji, Cheese Pav Bhaaji
20. Kung Pao potatoes, momos, and everything Mexican and Asian at Kurries and Burries, Girgaum Chowpatty
Kurries and Burries is a relatively new Cafe at the Girgaum Chowpatty that is a favourite among the students of The Wilson College. The fact that it serves pure Vegetarian food is not a disappointment at all because of the way they craft their food. A joint that serves a nice blend of Asian food to all kinds, it also has Mexican food and desserts. Worth a visit! Where: 29/A, Jethabhai Govindji Building, Opposite Merchants Club, Metro Motors Lane, Rangekar Road,Chowpatty, Mumbai Price: INR 400 for two What you must try: The Kung pao potatoes, Paneer Chilli wrap
21. Loco Chino, Mexican food, Burritos, Bandra
A lot of people say that Loco Chino has the most precise menu in town, and the food, as described in the menu is bad at disappointing you! the Endamame and truffle dimsums are a beautiful choice and the dips are worth dying for! Where: 389, A Wing, Gagangiri Premises Co-Operative Society, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai Price: INR 400 for two What you must try: Everything!
22. Punjabi food, Mini Punjab, Pali Hill, Bandra
Fancy decor, and a cosy experience for the diners, Mini Punjab produces mouth-watering delicacies from its tandoor. When you watch the dish come to your table it’s the longest wait of your life because you won’t be able to resist digging in and relishing the succulent pieces of meat and paneer in your mouth.
Where: 3, Kailash Shopping Center, Junction Of 16th & 33rd TPS Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai Price: INR 800 for two What you must try: All things from the tandoor!
23. Falooda at Baadshah, Crawford Market
Baadshah at Crawford Market has been around for quite a while. Serving great, value for money food, they’re especially known for their amazing falooda. Their pav bhaji is also worth a try. Where: Dr DN Road, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai Price: INR 450 for two What you must try:Royal Falooda, Special Pav Bhaji
24. Parsi Cuisine at Kyaani and Co.
Kyaani & Co has now sort of becoming the go-to place when no one knows where to eat. A perfect day at Kyaani includes some bun maska, a few glasses of Chai, desserts and drooling at the baked goodies. And Jujubes, oh my food, Jujubes! (Jelly candies covered in sugar) Where: JSS Road, Jer Mahal Estate, Opposite Metro Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai Price: INR 300 for two What you must try: Chocolate mousse, Rose Jelly, Khari, Cheese Scrambled Eggs, Irani Chai, Kheema, Mawa Cake
25. Brunch at Mama Mia!
A favourite amongst the college goers, Mamma Mia is the best place to have great food at the most affordable prices. They are known for their Chinese food and pizzas. Great ambience and the good quantity of the food add to the favourable experience here! Where: 8-9, Rizvi Palace, Near Parsi Agiyari, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai Price: INR 550 for two What you must try: Garlic Bread Supreme
26. Mughlai food at Delhi Zaika, 2 tanki, Mohammed Ali Road
Mughlai food is something which tingles the taste buds of almost everybody. Delhi Zaika is one of the best places in Mumbai to have authentic Mughlai food. Where: Near A.P College, Chapra Hotel, M.S Ali Road, Near Nishat Cinema, Grant Road, Mumbai Price: INR 800 for two What you must try:Chicken Kepsa, Malai Chicken, Chicken Reshmi Kabab and Tandoor dishes
27. Thalis at Nanumal Bhojraj
This is one of the best places to enjoy some amazing pure vegetarian dishes. Serving some really tasty vegetarian fare, their food quantity is perfect and consistent, which is why it’s a favourite of so many people. The thalis here are one of the finest in town. Where: 8 & 9, 183, Tardeo Road, Ganga Jamuna Cinema, Tardeo, Mumbai Price: INR 400 for two What you must try: Super affordable and yummy thalis
28. Farhid’s Seekh Kabab, Jogeshwari
Soft, melt in the mouth kebabs and buttery paranthas. If this is what you’re craving for, then head over to Farhid’s, an iconic Mumbai street food joint located in Jogeshwari.
Where: Behram Baug, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai Price: INR 250 for two What you must try : Kebabs and Parathas
29. Bademiya’s rolls
A Mumbai street food joint located in Colaba, needing no introduction, Bademiya’s is the perfect place if you’re looking to satisfy your late night hunger pangs. though you might have to wait a bit before getting table, the food here makes it worth the while.
Where: Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai Price: INR 700 for two What you must try: Kebabs, Rolls
30. Bhagat Tarachand’s Paneer Delicacies.
Another one for the vegetarian folks. Large and with plenty of seating space, this place serves really authentic vegetarian food. Their paneer dishes are truly exemplary. Where: Shatrughan Tower, Sector 18, Vashi, Navi Mumbai Price: INR 450 for two What you must try: Paneer delicacies, Papad Choori, Moong Dal Sira
31. Sadguru Pav Bhaji, Chembur
Though it’s small and usually always crowded, it’s one of the most popular vegetarian street food outlets in Mumbai. The Pav bhaji served here is indeed out of the world.
Where: Acharya Shopping Centre, Dr CG Road, Chembur, Mumbai Price : INR 600 for two people What you must try : Pav Bhaji, juices
32. Parsi and Iranian Cuisine at Brittania and Co.
One of Mumbai’s favourite retro restaurants, Brittania and Co calls itself a retsurant that serves exottic parsi and Iranina food. Known best for its berry pulao , it is always filled with eager customers and has a steady fan following. Where: Wakefield House, 11 Sprott Road, 16 Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai Price: INR 850 for two people (approx) What you must try: Berry Pulao
33. Snacks at Monginis
We would call Monginis the most underrated snack store in town. This place has been around for years and has been a saviour in times of extreme hunger with its super low prices and super yummy food. The little pizzas and pastries are to die for and they’re there everywhere! Mind you, some outlets are better than the others. Where: Everywhere! Price: INR 200 for two What you must try: Chicken pan pizza, puffs
34. Jalebis at Panchratna Jalebi House
This is the place to be for the ones who simply love having hot and sweet jalebis! Throught the day jalebis are served along with Fafda and other condiments!
Where: Opera House, Near Roxy Cinema, Tata Road 1, Girgaum, Mumbai Price: INR 100 for two people What you must try: Anything from the namkeens that are freshly fried to the Jalebis.
Rightly called a hidden gem by Zomato and its fans, Satkar is one of those pearls you find when you take the extra mile to find it. The food cooked reminds one of home and steel plates are just beautiful to eat in.
Where: 15,1st Floor, Dreamland Building, Opposite Railway Station, Goregaon East, Mumbai Price: INR 450 for two What you must try: Every fish item!
36. Laxmi Next, Powai
A favourite among students and people visitng IIT Mumbai, Laxmi sells some of the best Pav Bhaji and traditional Misal pav in the city.
Where: IIT Main Gate, Powai, Mumbai Price: INR 550 for two What you must try: The great Pav Bhaji, Misal pav and Tawa Pulao
37. Chilled Spicy Bhel at M.G Road, Mulund West.
A mix of everything spicy, tangy and tantalizing to your tongue, the mixture is made heaven;y with the addition of ice and sev. Have it during Monsoon for extended food orgasms and delightful repertoires with Mumbai Street food.
Where: MG Road, Vidya Vihar, Mulund West, Mumbai Price: INR 100 for two What you must try: Icy Bhel
38. Masala papad at Kalbadevi
Freshly made crispy papad topped with masala has become a favorite snack among Mumbaikars who opt for everything more than vada pav. An uncomplicated delicacy in itself, the Masala papad is simple yet tantalizing in its ways.
Where: Kalbadevi, Mumbai What you must try: Masala Papad
39. Bun Maska at Qutuz (Stays Open All Night)
A saviour for people who work in Malad, Qutus is an Iranian joint that stays open all night and has people drinking Irani chai and munching on Maska pav all the time.Gutuz is near Infiniti mall , Malad and is one of the best places in Mumbai for Street food.
Where: Qutuz, Chincholi Bunder Road, Mindspace, Malad West, Mumbai Price: Rs 150 for 2 (approx) What you must try: Bun maska
40. Chocolate Sandwich at Mamaji near Ruia College
Chocolate sandwiches are really common in the Mumbai street food scene but this one, sold near the park opposite Ruia college has the best. They use Hersheys syrup and some really really good quality dark chocolate. It is heaven in your mouth for 50 rupees. Where: Nand Deep Building, L.N. Road, Oppo. Ruia College, Matunga East Price: INR 350 for two What you must try: Chocolate grill, cheese chocolate grill
41. Samosas at 5 am, Mumbai Local Train
Not a common thing to write in a list, these samosas sold by homemakers who sell it in the trains during rush hour are some of the best. Even though they don’t sell you chutney, you get two samosas for 12 ruppees and it can fill your stomach for the next two hours. Most people travelling back home at rush hour buy these fresh and hot samosas and relish it waiting for their destination to arive. Other snacks like Poha, vadapav, pakodas and bhajis also come around and you have a wide variety to choose from. Dig deep, and its a Mumbai street food delight hard to ignore!
42. Kokum Sharbat at Vinay Health Home
Not all the snacks and juices that you get on the Mumbai local platforms are yummy (or safe); but the kokum juice that you have to specifically ask for costs 5 rupees and is one of the most refreshing drinks you will have. Mix some nice masala to give it a twist. Where: Jawar Mansion, Dr BA Jaikar Marg, Charni Road, Mumbai Price: INR 300 for two What you must try: Thali Pit, Misal Pav, Kokum sharbat
43. Parathas at Bimal Paratha House
Parathas for every mood, Bimal serves up to 100 different types of Paratha and is truly a dhaba experience of dining, an essential bit of Mumbai street food! Where: 4, Gautam Complex, Sector 11, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai Price: INR 400 for two What you must have: Their lovely paranthas
44. Kulfis at Kandivali, near the HP petrol pump
At this kulfi stall, the kulfis are prepared right in front of you and frozen fresh within two minutes. Of course you need to see it to believe it!
What you must have: Their famed kulfis
45. Keralian Cuisine at Grace Restaurant, Nerul
One of the best places to have home styled roast specialities of Kerala, Grace serves food in a number of meats and speciaises in appam and curries. Going here will never be regretted, they serve some of the best Keralite non-veg food in Mumbai. Where: Sector 3, Opposite Maharashtra Bank, Nerul, Navi Mumbai Price: INR 500 for 2 people What you must try: Wide array of Kerala food, especially their super soft appams
46. Kala Khatta Sharbat at Kalingar
Kala Khatta in Mumbai is a must try, be it as a flavour in gola (Ice candy) or as a sharbat (drink). Kalingar serves one of the best Kala Khatta sherbats in the city. Where: Opposite Chatrapathi Shivaji Station (Victoria Terminus)
47. Vada Pav at CTO, Fountain, (Victoria Terminus), South Mumbai
If you are confused by which Vada pav to try among all the options in front of you, head to the Central Telegraph Office area at Fountain in South Mumbai to taste one of Mumbai’s best (and safest) vada pavs. Where: Opposite Flora Fountain, Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India What to try: Spicy vada pav
48. Shiv Sagar ka Meetha Paan
Ending this wonderful list on a sweet , mouth freshenin note, the paan we get at shiv Sagar in Girgaum is one of the best you will have. It roughly costs 20 ruppees and is filled with a number of great ingredients and then refrigerated. having cold paan in your mouth is one of the best feelings in the world!
Where: 66/68, VP Road, CP Tank Circle, Girgaum, Mumbai Price: INR 450 for two What to have: Their yummy vegetarian food and of course, the famed cold paan!
If this list doesn't make your mouth water then we don't know what will. The street food in Mumbai is a melting pot of many cultures and even today continues to amaze locals and tourists alike. many. Any trip to Mumbai is incomplete without feasting on these local delicacies. Have we missed out any of your favourite street food joints? Let us know in the comments below!