My Mumbai Food Crawl

I was on a three day Mumbai food crawl last week with a friend I love eating food with and trying new dishes. Well, you hardly find someone else who matches my appetite and shares my love for food. This was a food crawl that was on my mind for a long time, and it feels good to finally have successfully completed it. It is a collection of places which are unique to Mumbai, most of them you do not find a substitute to.

I was very comfortable going to Mumbai. Of course, it is my city. But I was amazed at how much it has changed in the year and half I was not around. Maybe, that is the thing about cities. Their dynamism always takes you by surprise just when you start thinking that you know it all and that you belong.

The crawl may have missed out on many things. I did not cover Vada Paav, nor the food stalls along the Central Railway line. But I have covered most exclusive things that one should compulsorily try when they are in the city. I will follow the order in which I tried these things. Each of them is an equal favourite. I tried not to cover restaurants and focused on street food as it was a three day long crawl so it does not get too heavy on the pocket. I am proud to say that we only spent about Rs. 1500 per person on food at about 15 places. Hope you guys enjoy going through the list and relate to it.

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Bhagwati Pav Bhaji, Kandivali West. The specialty here is the red chutney which adds loads of flavor.

 

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Malai Roti, Jelly Slices and Minion Candy at Candies, Pali Hill, Bandra.
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Jini Dosa at Anand Food Stall, Opp. NM College, Vile Parle West

 

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Dadpe Pohe at Jivhala, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East. They are nothing like your normal poha and are absolutely mind blowing
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Samosa Sandwich at Zaveri Bazaar, Marine Lines East. This one is my personal favorite
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Ferrero Rocher and Blue Velvet cupcakes at Guilt Trip, Pali Hill, Bandra. Another one is the Lemon cupcake which was not available. 
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Chilli Cheese Fries at The J, Churchgate
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Special Masala Milk at Anando, Girgaum Chowpatty
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Cheese Fried Rice at Sukh Sagar, Girgaum Chowpatty
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Special Kesar Dry Fruit Falooda at Sukh Sagar Juice Center, Girgaum Chowpatty. Really burned a hole in our pockets!
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Puneri Misal at Vinay Health Home, Fanas Wadi
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Kothimbir Wadi at Vinay Health Home
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Millionaire Chocolate Brownie at Theobroma
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Baba Special Falooda at Baba Falooda, Mahim West. This was a first time for me, and it was mind blowing! Complete bang for the buck at just Rs. 110
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Paav Pattice at Dahanukar Wadi, Kandivali West. This is one of a kind in the entire city

We went to Prithvi Cafe too, but forgot to click images. I found new stuff in the city too. Somethings like these

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The I Love Mumbai neon sign at Juhu
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The painting on the new railway bridge at Vile Parle Railway Station.  #satyavachan

The Food Crawl was inevitably a lot of fun. I could reach my potential food capacity for a day and I was proud of it. As they rightly say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I am surely in love with the city and the delicious food it has to offer at every nook and corner. The Crawl for me was reliving my childhood as I have been brought up in the southern part of the city and hadn’t tried many of these dishes for a few years, like the Samosa Sandwich. To be honest, we were too full to cover a couple more places that were part of our itinerary. We also walked a lot to help ourselves, 4 kms a day, on an average while on the crawl, to help make space for the next dish! All in all, I would not mind doing this again!

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2 comments

  1. Try having dosas or Uttapams at Ayappam, Matunga. And also ice bhel, outside Mulund station (west). The bhel is bery unique and filling at just 25 rs. Don’t miss out the American chopsey (I’ve messed up with the spelling) dosa at Ghatkopar khaugalli.

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