Mumbai is an amalgam of various cultures. Expectedly, the myriad flavours show up in the food served on the streets and in restaurants. A must-have here is the chaat, a quick-fix sweet and savoury snack.
Like most coastal preparations, the traditional dishes here use coconut. Pack some local peanuts and cashew nut for snacking at home. Try not to miss local dishes like Moong Dal Khichdi, Kanda-Batata Poha and Mumbai Tawa Pulao. Non-vegetarian favourites are Bombay duck curry, Andaa Bhurji and Kheema Pav. You may even ask the chef at The Leela Mumbai to whip up the flavours of the coast for your palate.