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13 Best Street Foods You Should Not Miss in Girgaon Chowpatty, Mumbai

Girgaon is one of the best known public beaches adjoining Marine Drive and is noted for the scores and scores of people who come to walk along, bathe and swim in the beach. It is also quite famous for the Ganesh Visarjans that happen there during the festival time.

Whether you go for a stroll or a swim at the Chowpatty beach, you are bound to find yourself hungry. We have sampled and then compiled a list of mouth-watering street foods you can have at the Chowpatty while taking in the beautiful sunset.

Girgaon Chowpatty Chaat Unravelled

From Sagar Pav Bhaji Stall to Jai Jwaan Stall, you can taste the best street foods of Mumbai at Girgaon Chowpatty. Take a look:

1. Cheese Toast Sandwich – Sagar Pav Bhaji

Cheese Toast Sandwich is one of the most popular snacks of Mumbai. This sandwich is loaded with spicy chutney, black salt, chaat masala, flavourful potatoes and lots of cheese, and can make anyone drool.

Sagar Pav Bhaji Stall

  • Price: ₹ 100
  • Rating: 4.8/5

2. Paneer Khada Cheese Pav Bhaji – Gupta’s Snacks Corner

Your trip to Girgaon Chowpatty is incomplete without a plate of spicy Pav Bhaji. At Gupta’s you will find a wide variety of Pav Bhajis other than the original. Today, we are not having just an ordinary plate of Pav Bhaji; rather we have decided to taste something new, like the popular Paneer Khada Cheese Pav Bhaji that has a very distinct flavour. The taste of paneer along with cheese just enhances the flavour of the Pav Bhaji.

Gupta's Snacks Corner

  • Price: ₹ 150
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Other Great Dishes: Cheese Pav Bhaji and Paneer Pav Bhaji

3. Mix Gola – Jai Jawan Stall

Age is no bar for enjoying a gola, especially at Girgaon Chowpatty. Jai Jawan is popular for its variety of colourful golas. The Mix Gola is a treat for the eyes with vibrant colours of red, green and yellow, and it tastes equally delectable. It is highly recommended if you are looking for something to beat the heat of Mumbai at Girgaon Chowpatty.

Jai Jwaan Stall

  • Price: About ₹ 100
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Other Great Dishes: Falooda Kulfi

4. Mango Kulfi – Navrangi

Another great place at Girgaon Chowpatty to enjoy some delicious Kulfi. We would recommend tasting the Mango Kulfi, which is one of the best at Chowpatty. The creamy texture of the Mango Kulfi along with the perfect amount of sweetness makes it a perfect dessert to indulge in after some spicy food.

Navrangi Ice Cream and Kulfi Falooda

  • Price: About ₹ 100
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Other Great Dishes: Malai Kulfi, Mix Kulfi

5. Malai Kulfi with Rabdi – Kapoor Punjabi Kulfi

If heaven had a taste, it would taste like this rabdi. Absolutely delightful, rich and thick. The rabdi has been expertly cooked till it’s perfectly done without any charring or burning. The sweetness of the rabdi and the kulfi do not overwhelm, and instead work beautifully together. The cherry on the top of this entire experience is the humble staff that serves the food. This is truly a gem of a place.

  • Price: ₹ 90.00
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Kesara Pista Kulfi

6. Pani Puri – Badshah Pani Puri

The Pani Puri at Badshah Pani Puri is the street food version of fighting a fire breathing dragon. We don’t know why we love it so much, but by God we do! The sweet-spicy mix version will set your mouth afire, the only spicy version will take you to hell and leave you in pools of magma. Despite all this, there is an irresistible urge to go back and have more, call it what you will, we call it good flavor. The well-boiled chana is steeped in beautiful flavors and the water is spicy, but has undertones of various mixed tastes. This is pani puri done right.

  • Price: ₹ 25.00
  • Rating: 4/5

7. Bhel Puri – Bhim Singh Cold Filter Puri

There are very few street food dishes that can make you feel like you were home, and this one did just that. There is a huggable quality to the dish that we simply couldn’t put our finger on. None of the flavors are overwhelming, they work well together to form a mildly flavorsome, mildly spicy, a little sweet, a little sour bhel puri that we just loved. The puffed rice has taken in the flavors well and is something that everyone would enjoy. This is the kind of dish the entire family can enjoy.

  • Price: ₹ 40.00
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Pav Bhaji

8. Veg Hakka Noodles – Punjabi Pav Bhaji Snacks Corner

We Indians have taken Chinese cuisine and turned it into a sort of street art. Right from the preparation of the dish to the final garnish, there is a flair to the entire process. The noodles are fiery, oily and flavorful, everything one would expect from a street side Hakka Noodles counter. The garlic sauce gives it a much needed zest. This is what you get when Chinese cuisine meets Indian street vendors. It’s a beautiful testimony to our creativity.

  • Price: ₹ 130.00
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Pav Bhaji

9. Kacchi Kairy Ice Gola – Daddy’s Cool Corner

After the last two spicy dishes, we needed something that wouldn’t punish our tongues and give us respite from the heat, both from the sun and the previously had flavors. The Ice Gola did just that. The sweet and sour flavors work well, keeping the rather simple gola interesting. You also have the option of customizing the flavors on the gola. The only thing missing is a little bit of chat masala to go with it.

  • Price: ₹ 40.00
  • Rating: 3/5

10. Masala Dosa – Shetty’s Pav Bhaji

The overall experience of the dish is quite blasé. There are salty undertones in the masala and the white chutney has a watery consistency that would leave any true blood south Indian extremely disappointed. The sambar accompanying it is simply not up to par. The dish is an okay on the go hunger solution, but other than that, there’s not much to it that stands up to scrutiny.

  • Price: ₹ 60.00
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Mysore Masala Dosa

11. Dahi Sev Papdi Chat – Sharmajee’s

We were initially given a dish with very sour curd, but when pointed out, the dish was promptly replaced. The next dish had the fresh curd but was lacking in flavor. All the individual elements are well done. However, they simply haven’t mixed well enough together. For a place that is as famous and well-loved as it is, we can’t help but think that we were the unfortunate few who did not get a good dish.

  • Price: ₹ 60.00
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Pav Bhaji

12. Pav Bhaji – Famous Pav Bhaji

Once again, a dish that is nearly a hit, but near hits don’t win medals and it is what it is. The pav is soft and passably fresh. The bhaji topped with butter, is flavorsome but doesn’t evoke any spectacular tastes. There is an overt tanginess due to the gratuitous use of tomatoes. Undercutting all that is excess salt. It’s a passable dish but we wouldn’t pay the same price.

  • Price: ₹ 80.00
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Khada Pav

13. Mixed Dry Fruit Kulfi with Rabdi – Jai Jawan Stall

We started with kulfi, so we shall end with it as well. The first kulfi was absolutely delectable, so this one had huge shoes to fill. And fill them it did, with a cornucopia of dry fruits; rich, thick, rabdi and creamy kulfi. However, the dry fruits can be overwhelming to some as they mask the creamy flavors of the kulfi and the rabdi. One can order it with lesser dry fruits, we’re sure the owner wouldn’t mind that. Overall, a great dish and a sweet way to end the list.

  • Price: ₹ 140.00
  • Rating: 2.5/5

Updated List for 2020

Name of Places Travenix Rating New Position Old Position
Cheese Toast Sandwich – Sagar Pav Bhaji 4.8 1
Paneer Khada Cheese Pav Bhaji – Gupta 4.6 2
Mix Gola – Jai Jawan Stall 4.4 3
Mango Kulfi – Navrangi 4.3 4
Pani Puri – Badshah Pani Puri 4 5 2
Malai Kulfi with Rabdi – Kapoor Punjabi Kulfi 3.8 6 1
Bhel Puri – Bhim Singh Cold Filter Puri 3.6 7 3
Veg Hakka Noodles – Punjabi Pav Bhaji Snacks Corner 3.4 8 4
Kacchi Kairy Ice Gola – Daddy’s Cool Corner 3.2 9 5
Masala Dosa – Shetty’s Pav Bhaji 3 10 6
Dahi Sev Papdi Chat – Sharmajee’s 2.8 11 7
Pav Bhaji – Famous Pav Bhaji 2.6 12 8
Mixed Dry Fruit Kulfi with Rabdi – Jai Jawan Stall 2.4 13 9

Conclusion

Should you find yourself wandering the streets of Girgaon and eating at one of these awesome places, tell us how the food was and what you ate in the comments below.

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