9 Best Khau Gallis in Mumbai That Foodies Cannot Miss
While the experience of fine-dining has its own charm, street food is best enjoyed at roadside eateries. Mumbai’s bubbling khaugalli culture ensures that you get your vada pavs, bhelpuri, shawarmas, dosas, ice-creams and lots more all at one stop. A delight for those who love junk food, these food streets are the building bites of the city’s diverse food culture.
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For those who are new to this term, the term khaugalli literally means ‘food street’.Khau Gallis are popular not just for their wide variety of dishes, but also because most of these snacks can be consumed on the go and are light on the pocket. Follow us on our food trail aswe sample some of the best street food that these KhauGallis have to offer.
1) Ghatkopar Khau Galli
Right next to the Ghatkopar Station is the Ghatkopar Khau Galli, which is extremely famous for its variety of dosas. The street food’s vendors take innovation and fusion a notch higher; the Ice-cream Dosa and the Thousand Island Dosa are truly creative and fancy. But if you want to go with a safer bet, try their JiniDosa and Sai SwadDosa, or go for the evergreen favorite, pav bhaji.
2) Tardeo Khau Galli
While Tardeo’s Khau Galli is overshadowed by the popularity of the iconic Sardar restaurant’s butter-smeared Pav Bhaji, there is a lot more to discover for the ultimate foodie. For a cheesy and quick, spicy snack, check out Mamaji’s Grilled Sandwiches, while non-vegetarians check out the shawarmas and mutton biryanis at the local joints.
3) Zaveri Bazaar Khau Galli
The most popular hub for gold and diamond jewelry in Mumbai, Zaveri Bazaar caters to a lot of businessmen and customers in the area, a lot of whom are Gujaratis. So it isn’t really a surprise that you some great vegetarian dishes here.From Masala Khichiyas and bhajiyas to badam shakes and kachoris, this khaugalli has some great quick snacking options.
4) Mahim Khau Galli
For hardcore non-vegetarians, Mahim’s Khau Galli is truly a blessing. Mumbai’s very own vada pav gets a makeover here; it gets the added touch of chicken cutlets, while the flavored sooji halwa takes the form of paranthas here! It’s all a mix and match; the best of unique street food dishes you’ll find around. Also, do not miss out on their shawarmas, khichdas and faloodas; they are heavenly!
5) Mohammed Ali Road Khau Galli
At Mohammed Ali Road’s Khau Galli, there is something for everyone. Their hot malpuas have been delighting those who have a sweet tooth; while their succulent kebabs and tikkas are the favorites of non-vegetarians. Suleiman’s Bakery has been stealing the show with its amazing phirnis while Nalli Nihari and Haleem during Ramzan add a festive fervor to the street food here.
6) Carter Road Khau Galli
Carter Road’s Khau Galli’s shawarmas, falafels, momos and other desi Chinese treats are the highlight; but this food street also gains an edge over the others in the list due to its scenic location. The area is famous for the upscale restaurants and the Bandra Promenade, but look a little closer and you’ll find a host of street food carts and vendors lining up opposite the Arabian Sea. With a great view and lip-smacking food, it is one of the best places to try out street food in Bandra and around.
7) Princess Street Khau Galli
If you are headed for a shopping day at the bustling Mangaldas Market, you cannot miss out on Princess Street’s amazing street food.Their badam barfis, samosas and dal pakwans are highly recommended for a quick bite, while for a summer cooler; do give their ice halwa a try. For those who are loyal to chaat, there are numerous stalls serving bhelpuri, sevpuri, dahi papdi and panipuri.
8) SNDT- Cross Maidan Khau Galli
This Khau Galli is thronged by college students every day after classes primarily because it is located in the vicinity of some of city’s premier institutions. But that’s not about it, its food has people from all over the city raving about it. Try their aloo baby corn chaat for something light, or the popular Bombay sandwich for something more filling. Their cheese paneer frankie and chicken curry too are a hit with foodies, so give that a go for sure.
9) Chembur Khau Galli
Famous for its Punjabi and Sindhi dishes, Chembur’s Khau Galli has the best of kulchas, dal pakwans, ragda pattice and dal tadka. Also look out for the sweet shops; their sev barfis, milk cakes and gulab jamuns are extremely popular with foodies. At some of these shops, you’ll also find great varieties of dosas as well as Gujarati snacks; they are absolutely delectable!
Pumped up enough to head straight for some street food snacking? Do let us know about your hogging conquests at these khaugallis, and what you liked the most there, in the comments section below.
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