Vada Pav at Aksa Beach, Mumbai.
A reader recently wrote to me and wanted to know where to sample the best street food in Mumbai. Three places readily come to mind.
- Khao Galli - Meaning "eat street" in English, both sides of this lane are filled with food stalls. Find it near Marine Lines and Churchgate railway stations (close to Sunderbai Hall). You'll get mostly vegetarian food there.
- Juhu Beach - There's a bunch of street food stalls right on the beach, as well as numerous chaat (snack) carts. I ate my first pav bhaji here, fresh off the tawa (griddle) during the monsoon season.
- Mohammed Ali Road - If you want non-vegetarian food, this Muslim area in south Mumbai is the place to go. Sweets are also available. It's particularly lively at night during Ramadan.
And what kind of street food is Mumbai best known for? Pav bhaji (mixed vegetable curry with bread), vada pav (spicy fried potato balls in a bread bun), and bhel puri (puffed rice with spices) are just a few! Personally, vada pav is my favorite. I could easily eat it every day!
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