Street foods perfectly reflect culture, taste & diversity of people in a city. Mumbai has its own culture, history of migrated people, growth story of rapid urbanization, you can find various types of street food in the city. Important thing of street foods is that every one love street foods, from very rich to beggar every person just love to eat street foods.
|Street foods in Mumbai has influence of other cuisines like Gujarati, Goan, Parsi, Muslim, south Indian etc. Here you can find 10 popular street foods in Mumbai.|
Vada pav, one of the biggest selling street foods in Mumbai. Everyone loves to have this and enjoys each bite to fullest. 🙂 This vada is made with potato or aloo. In Mumbai it is called batata vada, where bata means aloo in Marathi. Pav (bread) is widely accepted with anything and in Mumbai, it really means anything. 😀 In Vada pav, local street vendor will place a vada inside pav with some masala.
Pav bhaji is equally popular like vada pav in Mumbai. You can have pav bhaji in every corner of Mumbai. Bhaji is prepared with potato, tomato and some other vegetables. All those vegetables are mashed and make thick gravy. Though pav bhaji is originated from Mumbai but you can have this in all major cities in India. But if you want to try most authentic pav bhaji then you have to walk through roads in Mumbai and stop in front of pav bhaji shop.
It is not so known food for people who never visited in Mumbai or other cities in Maharashtra. In Mumbai it is so famous street food. It’s so tasty and you can feel almost every taste what our tongue can feel 🙂 . It is again prepared with bread. It is basically Gujarati cuisine. Though it is not a Maharashtrian but still it is very popular street food in Mumbai.
Pani puri is famous in almost every corner of this country but in different names and slightly in different taste too. Pani puri also known as gol gappa in North India, fuchka in eastern Indian (specially in West Bengal). So it does not need any introduction or description to let you know what it is actually. Pani puri is another popular street food in Mumbai.
Have you ever heard about misal pav? Did you ever taste this misal pav? I think you may not know if you never visited this western places of India. It is made with lentils or sprouts (generally moong dal is used) and a lot of spices. Farsan or sev is added in misal and people have this with bread or pav.
Bhel puri is another famous street food in Mumbai, but it is popular in other parts of the country also. In north India it is also famous and people love to have this as evening snacks or tiffin. Raw vegetables are used here with various other Indian spices too. Puffed rice is main ingredient of bhel puri.
Sandwiches in Mumbai are popular. There are many locations in Mumbai where sandwiches are very famous. Bandstand is one of them. You can name so many other locations and let others know by leaving comment below. Bomaby sandwiches are different in taste. Its ingredients makes this street food unique and very delicious. It is also one of most recommended street food in Mumbai.
Poha is a healthy food what people prefer in breakfast. Flattened rice (chiwda) is used to make poha. Grated coconut and farsan are spread over poha. Malvani poha is very famous. It is very easy to make and so delicious too.
Some people may get shocked once they heard about this food. Sabudana vada? What is that? Sabudana mostly used as vrat food but how can it be used to make vada. Many people from other states may not even heard about this food but it is so popular in Mumbai. It is also served with dahi (curd). So next time whenever you will go there, then you do not forget to try this sabudana vada.
Jalebi is only one sweet what can find a place in this street foods list. Jalebi after any of this spicy foods is simply awesome. Many vada pav food sellers also sell jalebi and vada pav & jalebi .. yummmm… it is just perfect.
There are some more street foods what are not in the list, are so popular in Mumbai. You can find so many juice centers in this city. Falooda, one of the deserving sweet dish what can be find a position in this list.