Mumbai is synonymous with all things glitz and glam. However, there is much more to the city than shiny malls and 5-star resorts in Mumbai. The local fare in the city of dreams is inspired by cuisines from all over the world. You can experience this at the different street stalls and fine dining restaurants in Mumbai.
Check out the places mentioned below to get a taste of the local fare during your time in Mumbai:
1. Mohammed Ali Road
Muhammad Ali road is a must-go place for food lovers. It is mainly known for the Ramzaan ‘bazaar’. The street is lined with stalls selling the tastiest of delicacies. It is a heaven for non-vegetarians. When there, you should try the Tikkas, Shawarma, Tandoori chicken, Kebabs, and rolls. For the ones with a sweet tooth, you can gorge on freshly prepared Malpua cooked in ghee, Rabdi, Badam Milk, Halwa and Cakes. There is also a shop selling Turkish delicacies on the road.
2. Mahim Khau Galli
Mahim Khau Galli is famous for its Ramadan offerings. However, the Galli remains open the year-round. Just like Mohammed Ali road, the offerings here are diverse and many. From Vadapav and Bhajis to Shawarma, Tikkas and Seekh; you can enjoy the best of street food and then wash it all down with the lip-smacking Falooda at Baba Falooda. It is a must-have. If you are a fan of street food, this is a place you should add to your itinerary.
Matunga is a vegetarian’s delight. The Udipi and vegetarian restaurants in the quaint streets of Matunga are well known to Mumbaikars who prefer vegetarian fare. The cafes and restaurants here offer you some of the tastiest South Indian fare with their Dosas, Idli, Medu Vada and Appams, not to mention the delicious thalis with Rice, Rasam and Payasam.
4. Ghatkopar Khau Galli
The Ghatkopar Khau Galli is a favourite of people who prefer vegetarian foods. The lane is lined with food stalls selling all types of vegetarian fare, from Vada Pav and Bhajis to other South Indian delicacies. You also have stalls that sell Indian versions of Pasta, Sandwiches, Momos and Pizzas. The place is frequented by college students, locals as well as tourists. It has something that can to every palate.
5. Juhu beach
Juhu beach is frequented by the locals as well as tourists to unwind in the evening. Stretching your leg out in the sand as you watch the sun set with a charm of its own. Another reason to visit this place is the wide variety of Chaat available. The Bhelpuri available on the stalls has a fan following of it its own. Along with this, you can enjoy Ragda Pattice, Sev Puri, Pani Puri and Dahi Puri at the eateries that line the beach.
6. Carter Road
Carter road near Pali hill is a high-class locality. You can find many restaurants situated here, serving cuisines from all over the world. The place is most famous for its streetside eateries. You can gorge on delicious Shawarmas, kebabs, rolls and more. There are vegetarian and Jain options too. You also get Potato Fritters, French Fries, Parathas and Lassis and you can find stalls offering Ice creams, pastries and desserts.