Mumbai is one of the most densely populated cities in India. Mumbai will satisfy a lot of people with the wide variety of food delicacies that are available in different restaurants and hotels. Well, Mumbai is not just famous for its top-rated restaurants and hotels but also the amazing street food that is available here. Street food in Mumbai is available everywhere and cheap so it is available to everyone.
Here, we are going to look at some of the most amazing street foods that will leave your taste buds excited.
The List of Street Foods in Mumbai
Below is the list of all the top or the best street foods you will get in Mumbai if you are visiting you have to have them.
- Misal Pav This one of the most favourite street foods that you could get in Mumbai. Misal Pav is a dish that the local people of Mumbai have for snacks and as lunch or dinner during office times as well. This dish is one of the most exquisite dishes having a mix of different spices and vegetables. In misal pav, there is sev, onion, coriander, matki, tomatoes, etc. This gives you the gravy for the misal pav and then when you eat with pav it becomes misal pav. Misal Pav is one dish where you can eat the gravy alone without the pav and it will still be tasty.
- Vada Pav Vada Pav is one of the biggest snacks in India, it is called the Indian Burger. Vada Pav is one snack that even celebrities love. It is one of the most famous snacks in India. Vada in Vada Pav is a kind of cutlet, stuffed with potatoes and is in a round shape. In Vada pav, the pav is cut in half and then coriander or garlic chutney is applied on one side and then the Vada is kept in it. And you have this Indian burger with onion and pickled chilli along with it side by side for the best taste. Vada Pavs in Mumbai are so famous that celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, etc. have the Vada pavs from Vile Parle. Vada Pav is available in every stall in Mumbai and is sold out as well.
- Bhurji Pav
This is one other hot snack where you mainly eat Anda Bhurji with pav, which is famous. There is paneer Bhurji for the vegans who do not eat eggs. But Anda Bhurji or Egg Bhurji is the most popular one. Anda Bhurji is a type of scrambled egg, where they add tomato, chilli, coriander, spices, etc. and this gives you dry dish. This dry dish is consumed with pav and that gives you the best taste and fills you up as well. In Mumbai, you get different Anda Bhurji like Mayo Anda Bhurji, Cheese Anda Bhurji, etc. and don’t worry it might sound like a weird combination but trust me it takes your taste buds to heaven.
- Keema Pav
For all the non-veg food lovers, there is yet another amazing snack, the Kheema Pav. Kheema is a thick and juicy gravy which is a mixture of minced lamb, spices, and green peas. And you have this with Pav and your day will be set. The stalls will also give you lemon pieces to squeeze the sour juices of the lemon on the dish to give it a more unique taste. Also, the pav will be coated with butter to make the dish one the most popular street foods of Mumbai. If you love non-veg food and snacks, then you will be packing this one home.
- Pani Puri
Pani Puri is a famous street food in India and has many different names in different states like Phuchka, Gol Gappa, Pani Batasha, Gupach Gup, Phulki, etc. Pani Puri is the definition of street food. Little crispy puri are filled with mashed potato, tamarind water, sev, etc. You get 6 Pani Puri in a plate and then you get one free puri without water and this is like an added bonus that you get from the stalls, but you only get it if you ask for it.
- Bhel Puri
Bhel Puri is another famous street food just like Pani Puri. People have it as a snack during tea time and such. Bhel Puri is a combination of puffed rice, onions, potatoes, sev, tamarind chutney, spices, etc. making up this awesome snack. Every stall you go to in Mumbai will have a different variation of bhel puri for you to try. You even get bhel puri in packets nowadays in supermarkets and shops around Mumbai.
- Bombil Fry
For seafood lovers, there is an amazing snack which you will get in Mumbai alone, that is, the Bombil Fry. Mumbai has salty seas surrounding it and because of this there is a fish that is commonly found in Mumbai, called the Bombay Duck. Bombay duck is also known as Bombil. And when this Bombay Duck fish is fried with a coating of semolina or rice flour. This is a very famous street in you will get near the beaches and the seaside of Mumbai like the Marine Drive, etc.
- Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji is a dish that originated in Maharashtra and spread throughout the Indian sub-continent. Pav Bhaji is one street that is just like Misal where you can have it as breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is also something that can fill you up as well, and a lot local people have it during office break timings. In Pav Bhaji, the bhaji is a thick gravy of vegetables, spices, and butter. This combination will give you a gravy that will your mouth with an exquisite flavour when you eat it with the butter coated Pav. Lemon slices and onion slices go very well together with Pav Bhaji. The bhaji is different for each stall or shop because the recipe can be modified.
- Kanda Poha
Poha is another great street food that is a great snack for starting the day. And when you add kanda into it, which is onions, makes it even tastier. In the streets they also give you lemon slices that you have to squeeze, sprinkling the juices over it. Poha is a kind of snack dish which takes no time to prepare and makes it a popular dish that people have for breakfast especially when they are late.
- Samosa Pav
Samosa is a rival to the popular snack Vada pav. Being as tasty as Vada Pav, Samosa Pav is a really great snack you can have in case you don’t get Vada pav. Vada Pav and Samosa Pav are almost the same things with the only difference being that the potato patty or cutlet is replaced samosa. And just like the Vada pav, in samosa pav, the pav is smeared with coriander chutney. The Samosa is a mix of potatoes and green peas which is fried after it is wrapped in flour in a triangle shape.
- Mumbai Sandwich
Mumbai Sandwich or more commonly known as Bombay Sandwich is a popular Street food available only in Mumbai. The Bombay Sandwich is a dish that you can be a quick snack for you at any time and you will find a vendor selling it to you at any part of Mumbai. The sandwich is so famous that even some popular restaurants have it on their menu. The sandwich has a lot of stuffing’s in it like cilantro chutney, mint chutney, slices of beetroot, onion, cucumber, tomato, masala potatoes, shredded cheese, chilli, and cumin sprinkled, etc. They toast the sandwich for you as well and I am a huge fan of the toasted variety and I highly recommend it over the simple one. It is a great snack that you can get on the streets of Mumbai.
- Ragada Pattice
Ragada Pattice is an amazing street food that is available across Mumbai. Ragada is a thick gravy of yellow pea which is given to you with a potato fritter or mashed potato fry. Ragada Pattice is served on a plate with potato fritters and some ragada to go with it and also it is garnished with onion and coriander and is also served to you with ketchup as a dipping sauce. This is a different kind of snack from what you normally have and once you have it, the thought of it will create tides in your mouth.
These are some of the most amazing street foods that you can get in Mumbai. While some are available all-around India, and some are only available in Mumbai, yet the ones you get here in Mumbai are all unique in their own way and have a taste that you just will not get anywhere else. These are snacks that you have to try out when you travelling to Mumbai and the best thing is you can have them at any time and anywhere, once you have a taste of them you will be coming back just to have them.