Top 3 Classic Street Food of MumbaiJuly 17, 2018
Every city has got its distinct taste. Mumbai is no different. There are some food items that the common man just love it here. These indigenous eatables are a part of life here in Mumbai. These are items that are available at all nook and corner of the city and available at all times of the day. With no more delay, we list down the top 3 street food of Mumbai.
1. Vada PavA dish that has kept the entire mumbai city energized for decades. And we are not joking. Available for prices starting at just 10 INR, this delicious food item is had by rich and poor alike. It is also known by the name ‘Batata Vada’.
IngredientsThere are two main components to it. Vada- Coated Potato Patty, and Bun. It is generally accompanied by a chutney and some green chilies.
PriceIt starts are INR 10 and generally go upto 50 INR. This is still less than 1USD.
Where to have it?Ashok Vada pav in Dadar west is one of the oldest and famous Vada Pav outlets in Mumbai. It does not have any branches. One can also try the varieties at various outlets of Jumbo King available throughout the city.
2. Cutting ChaiA type of tea, that identifies itself by the name ‘cutting chai’. This refresher keeps the city going at all times. Similar to Vada Pav, you can find outlets for these are all places day and night. A big mnc named ‘Chayoos’ has made a full fledge business out of tea servings, and offers a number of varieties of tea. However, as we are discussing the street food, we would suggest a street side cutting chaai variant for time being. Some other variants of tea that are famous in mumbai are nagori chai, irani chai, masala chai and green tea.
IngredientsMilk, Water, Tea leaves forms the main ingredients. Ginger, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg etc are added to create different flavours.
PriceIt is available for as little as 6 INR and generally go till 15 INR.
Where to have it?Although, there are lot of famous joints for cutting chai across the city, we would suggest ‘Jewel Food Court’ located in powai. It offers a strong refreshing cutting chai for INR 12 and seems to use a great recipe.
3. Paani PuriOne of the most famous chaat or street food in India, Paani puri are loved by young and old alike. It is mouth watering like no other street food in mumbai. Some other names for this is ‘Puchka’ or ‘Golgappa’.
IngredientsHollow Puri, Boiled Chickpeas, Flavoured water. Tamarind, Chutney, onion, boiled potato, sprouts etc are added for more flavour and taste.
PriceIt is available for as little as 10 INR and can go upto 80 INR.
Where to have it?Elco Market in Bandra is the best place to have it. It charges a premium but offers good taste and hygiene. We would also suggest Khau Gallis available across the city for more varieties and flavours of different street food. All the food items listed above are veg items and generally does not require any form of reservations. The street food of mumbai are must eat for anyone visiting mumbai. Although, you might find some or the other items listed above in another city, but there is a unique taste, flavour and recipe that mumbai offers, which you should definitely try.
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