Mumbai has incredible food and flavors. Here's what every first time visitor to India has to try.
Mumbai city has a different meaning for different people. Whether you belong to this city or not, it will undoubtedly form a special place in your heart. For some individuals, this place gives a kick-start to their dreams while for some it's a place that teaches them valuable lessons about life. But for people who love to explore different cuisines, Mumbai is one such place that has all types of cuisines under its roof. So, if you are foodie by heart, set out on a food exploration journey.
To give you an idea of what you should try, here's our pick of 5 meals that you must try if you’re visiting here:
The Street Food The famous street foods of Mumbai include vada pav, pav bhaji, Bombay sandwiches, potato and onion bhajias, patti samosas, street-side dosas, pani puri, sev puri, boiled channa chaat, dahi puri, and ragda patties. The layers of flavours, textures, and hues of these dishes that pop of different essence in your mouth. At the same time, all these street foods hardly impact your pocket.
A Konkani Coastal Meal The Konkan coast begins from Mumbai and goes all the way till Goa. A Konkani Coastal meal consists of Malvani and Gomantak cuisine. Malvani cuisine is known for its use of red chilli and garam masala. Whereas, the Gomantak cuisine is marked by the generous use of fresh coconut along with kokum and it is considered the coastal cuisine of areas. Mumbai restaurants offer a mix of Gomantak and Malvani cuisines. The curries here are tangy and fiery with the generous use of red chillis, accompanied by rice as the primary starch.
A Typical Vegetarian Maharashtrian Meal The traditional cuisine of Maharashtra is best found in the lanes of Dadar. A majority of the small, as well as modest eateries here, provide a meal during the lunchtime that consists of varan bhat with vegetarian sides that generally include a koshimbir, usal and pale bhaji. The star attractions that really pull the tourists towards these restaurants are snacks like kandha pohe, thaali peeth, sabudana, kothimbir vadi misal pav, etc. To round off the meal, aamras and kharwas are the perfect options for beverages.
Bori Mohalla Food Trail It is believed that Bohris are a Muslim business community which originated from Gujarat and made great inroads into commerce and trade. The Muslim eating street in Mumbai provides a cuisine different from other Mughal and Muslim cuisines of India. Mohammed Ali Road is popular for the delicacies it provides for Iftar at the time of Ramzan. On the other hand, Bohri Mohallah is considered the hidden gem of Mumbai which comes alive at dusk every day, just as the Muslims are chanting their evening prayers at the Saifee mosque nearby.
A Modern American or International Meal The entire experience of Mumbai food would be unfinished without mentioning the modern American and Continental means which are trendy as well as upmarket. This trend was spearheaded explicitly by the enduring Indigo Restaurant and Deli which is now an institution in itself. Restaurants offering international meals are rapidly increasing in number and are available now in nearly every mall and are also scattered around main office areas. Such eateries provide delightful gourmet versions of thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, eclectic burgers, and fresh layered salads made with international gourmet ingredients consisting of handmade jams, imported cheeses, flavoured oils, artisan bread, and many other unique condiments that are not easily available in India.
If you are coming from Delhi to Mumbai, then you must try all of these lip-smacking meals. If you haven’t already, book your Delhi to Mumbai flight ticket as soon as possible so that you don’t miss the chance to discover the madness that lies within the city.
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