Top 10 Pani Puri Places In Mumbai – Best Street Food
Whether your friends call it by the name of pani puri, golgappa or puchka, there is one thing in common all across India — the love for this dish. It’s a riot of flavors for your palate too: sweet, sour, spicy and crunchy all at once!
Sweet, Spice & Everything Nice
From roadside stalls to fancy restaurants, everyone has their own unique versions of pani puri. If you’re in Mumbai or headed to this city soon, keep our list of best pani puri places handy. There’s nothing more satisfying for a true desi foodie than a good plate of pani puri.
Elco Pani Puri Center is for those who don’t want to compromise on the typical street-style pani puri flavor but are looking for more hygiene than the roadside stalls.While the Pani Puri is definitely the show-stealer, they have delicious Dahi Puri, Ragda Patis, and Raj Kachoris. It is one of the best places for all kinds of chaat, but the prices are slightly on the higher side.
Where: Shop No 2, 2 A Elco Arcade, Hill Road, Bandra West
Gurukripa is especially popular with college students because it is located near SIES College. For more than 40 years, Gurukripa has been dishing out tangy Pani Puris, Dahi Papdi, Samosas and more. Over the years, its popularity has soared, so don’t be surprised to find it crowded most of the time.
Where: 40, Guru Kripa Building, Near Sies College, Sion West
3. Jhama Sweets
It is one of the best sweet shops in Mumbai, but their chaat is equally popular too. Try their pani puri if you’re a fan of spicy food and then when your tongue starts tingling, calm it down with their unique Rabri Falooda. They also have a plenty of farsan items and ice-cream options too.
Where: Jhamamal Sadhuram Chowk, Dr. CG Road, Chembur Colony, Chembur East, Chembur Colony, Chembur East
4. Prashant Corner
With a legacy of 27 years and a customer base that is absolutely loyal, Prashant Corner is here to stay for longer. Their shop is modern and has a ton of chaat options and sweets to pick from. If you’re anywhere near the central suburbs, head to Prashant Corner for their pani puri, sev puri and samosa.
Where: 17 & 18, Gagangiri Society, Panch Pakhadi, Thane West
5. 90 Ft Above
90 Ft Above’s experiments with pani puri have really paid off. You won’t usually expect pomegranate and pina colada flavors to feature anywhere except in juices and mocktails, right? Well, head to 90 Ft Above to get your perspective on pani puris changed. These innovative flavors are served in their own unique way too — all of them are served as pani puri shots!
Where: Vini Elegance, L.T Road, Above Tanishq Showroom, Borivali West
6. Sharma Chaat Bhandar
Sharma Chaat Bhandar is a hit with the locals in Juhu mainly for its high emphasis on hygiene. The place is spic-n-span despite being always crowded. Their pani puris are a good mix of sweet and spice, but if you really want to challenge your taste buds, have it only with the spicy water; it is absolutely flavorful! Random trivia: they also claim to have entertained some Bollywood celebrities as their customers!
Where: 15, Amrapali shopping center, and, Vaikunthlal Mehta Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Yamuna Nagar, Nehru Nagar, Airport Area, Juhu
7. Sindh Pani Puri House
Sindh Pani Puri House makes sure that their customers get only the best; so they prepare everything fresh every day. They are also particular about maintaining high standards of hygiene. But all of this means the chaat and pani puri is slightly more expensive than your roadside vendors. As long as you know you are eating good food, it shouldn’t really matter.
Where: Shop No. 13, Chembur Colony, Dr. Choitram Gidwani Road, Chembur, Indira Nagar, Chembur East
8. Punjab Sweet House & Restaurant
Punjab Sweet House & Restaurant is truly a heaven for foodies. From imported chocolates, best local sweets, snacks to a variety of chat dishes, they have it all under one roof! While their pani puri is absolutely delicious, it gets some extra brownie points as only mineral water is used in it. Also, try their Chole Bhature and Amritsari Kulcha; the taste will remind you the authentic spicy, street food that is typical of New Delhi chat shops.
Where: Shop no. 3 & 7, Dheeraj Arcade, Pali Naka, Bandra West
9. Jai Jhulelal Snacks
Jai Jhulelal Snacks’ small shop right outside Mulund station is quite unassuming, but the food there is absolutely heavenly. It tends to stay crowded most of the time, but if you don’t mind standing in a queue, you’ll be rewarded with heavenly pani puri. Also, try their Ragda Pattice and Dahi Vada.
Where: Patil Bhavan, N S Road, Mulund West
10. Swad Express
Swad Express’ pani puri is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. It has no spicy or sweet chutney, instead, corn, olives, and cheese fill up the puri. It is then garnished with oregano and chili flakes to complete your dish of Mexican-style pani puri.
Where: Shop 1, Ashiana, Near ICICI Bank, Opposite to Prakash College, S.M. Road, Kandivali West
Know of any other great pani puri places that we missed out on our list. Do mention them in the comments section below. We’d love to try out some great new places!
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