Top 10 Tasty Street Foods to Try at Powai – Mumbai

Located just five kilometers away from the airport, Powai is a suburban neighborhood known for its up market commercial and residential complexes. Powai houses the offices of several multinational conglomerates along with being a startup hub. The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Powai) also adds a young crowd to this posh locality. For a tourist, the area offers scenic places like the Powai Lake and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The area has a vibrant nightlife and the Hiranandani Gardens add a beautiful skyline to the view. With such a diverse profile, this area is bound to be sprawling with food joints.

Powai has lots to offer for your palate!

Powai’s many offices draw a large crowd from faraway places during the day time every day. Add to that, the IIT crowd that is always looking out for food options that fit their tiny budget. With such a huge demand, the area has lots of small eateries that serve you the best food at the most affordable rates. To help you find something that suits your taste, we’ve sampled out a few places and listed down the best ones. Take a look at our pick and head straight there to hog!

1. Jini Dosa – Dosa Corner

Crispy on the surface and tangy on the inside, this dosa is a delightful snack to gorge on. It is generally a popular snack as it is not too heavy on your stomach, yet fulfills your hunger. It is a delicious treat that brings to you the most authentic taste of the South Indian dish. If you are a fan of the cuisine, this one is sure to win over your heart!

  • Where: Shop No. 3, Hakone Gaming Zone, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 120.00
  • Rating: 4/5

2. Dabeli – Galleria Juice and Snacks

Looking for a snack that will kill your hunger pangs and satisfy your taste buds at the same time? Dabeli at Galleria Juice and Snacks is the answer for you then. It is an alternative that is easy on your pocket, yet is a tasty treat. This dabeli works for many reason s- it is absolutely delicious, tangy and filling; the soft buns smothered generously with butter and the right amount of spices mixed in it. To add to that, the dabeli is garnished with sev all over it; this gives it some crispiness. Overall, it is a great dish that we highly recommend.

  • Where: Galleria Shopping Mall, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 20.00
  • Rating: 3.5/5

3. Mysore Dosa – Galleria Juice and Snacks

True to its name, the Mysore Dosa at Galleria Juice and Snacks does full justice to the South Indian dish.  It is served with tomato chili chutney that adds a fiery touch to the plainness of the dosa.  While the chutney adds a new touch of flavor, the rest of the dosa brings in the most authentic taste of Mysore dosa. The white coconut chutney served along with it is has a good texture and is quite tasty. The sambhar was average, but the chutneys took care of making the dish tasty. The dish is definitely worth trying if you are in the mood to have some light, crisp dosas.

  • Where: Galleria Shopping Mall, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 90.00
  • Rating: 3.5/5

4. Aglio E Olio Maggi – Hungry Head

Your beloved Maggi, with an Italian twist — that’s Aglio E Olio Maggi for you! The dish is as interesting as its name. It is a dish that balances the flavor of the spices that go into its making. Each bite is in perfect harmony as no flavor overpowers the other. Maggi is itself a dish that everyone loves, so it’s risky meddling with it. But this dish makes it all the more delicious by adding all the right ingredients in the right amount. It is a delightful dish that you are sure to like!

  • Where: Shop No. 3, Hakone Gaming Zone, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 130.00
  • Rating: 3.5/5

5. Samosa – Sai Vada Pav

A street food lover’s delight, the samosas at Sai Vada Pav are to die for! The samosas here are stuffed with lots of potatoes, and have some fennel seeds added to it. The fennel seeds give it a unique flavor that leaves an aftertaste that you will love. The samosa has exactly the right amount of spices — enough to tickle your tongue, yet not burn it out completely. For those of you who have a low tolerance to spices, there is nothing to worry. The sweet chutney served along with it will pacify your tongue while also bringing in a great balance to the flavors of the dish.

  • Where: Near IIT-B, Hanuman Road, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 10.00
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Other Great Dishes Here: Vada Pav

6. Samosa – Samosas Vadilal

Sizzling hot, crispy samosas are irresistible for any chaat lover in town. If you are one of them, head straight to Samosas Vadilal to give yourself a delicious treat. The samosas here are cooked with love and that translates into the taste – it has a very homely feel to it. It is served along with two chutneys – one spicy, one sweet. The spicy green one has a strong mint flavor to it which adds a dash of freshness to the dish. Though the sweet one isn’t as great as the mint chutney, it does its job of giving the dish a sweet balance.

  • Where: Opp. IIT Main Gate, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 12.00
  • Rating: 3/5

7. Bombay Hot Dog – Local Adda

Using the name of the city, this hot dog lives up to the expectations it creates. The filling in the hot dog is sprinkled generously with chaat masala, which lends it a great taste. It is a spicy and tangy mix that really works for the dish. The bread was not as fresh as it should have been, but we can forgive them for that, considering the delicious food that was served to us! Try this hot dog if you are bored with the usual snacks and want a refreshing change.

  • Where: Shop No. 3, Hakone Gaming Zone, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 50.00
  • Rating: 3/5

8. Misal Pav – Geeta Fast Food

If you’re anywhere in Maharashtra, you ought to try this signature dish. Misal Pisav is known to be high on the spice scale, and at Geeta Fast Food, they ensure that you get nothing short of the authentic taste. But beware; the spices aren’t mixed too well, so the gravy gives out a raw spicy taste that might not be pleasing to everyone’s taste buds. It’s a filling dish that is absolutely perfect, if you are looking to eat something on-the-go.

  • Where: Opp. IIT Main Gate, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 25.00
  • Rating: 2.5/5

9. Pani puri – Super Chat

If we are talking about street food, how can we miss out on pani puri? It’s almost everyone’s favorite, isn’t it? At Super Chat, the experience of having panipuris is something that all panipuri lovers will enjoy. The flavored water is full of the right spices that will satiate your craving for spicy food. On the contrary, the tamarind or the meetha chutney served with it was pretty average. Panipuri at this stall has its unique style of finishing the dish by garnishing it with boondi. Even though we liked it, the addition is something that might not be liked by everyone.

  • Where: Galleria Shopping Mall, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 30.00
  • Rating: 2/5

10. Dal Wada – Street Side Stall

On a rainy Mumbai monsoon day, hot, crispy Dal Wada is just what you need to enjoy the atmosphere. If you’re craving for it and are in Powai, head straight to this Street Side Stall. The Dal Wada here might satisfy your craving, but do not expect much in terms of quality. The wada wasn’t very fresh or hot and that kills the dish. However, the dal was soaked well which gave the batter an even texture and made it soft. The dish was accompanied by a chutney that is so spicy that it will make you want to gulp down a bottle of water at once! The spices in the chutney overwhelm you and take over the real taste of the wadas. Overall, it is an average dish that could use some improvements.

  • Where: Beside Rahul Nityananda Pan Shop, JVLR, Powai, Mumbai
  • Price: ₹ 10.00
  • Rating: 1.5/5

This is our list of street food joints in Powai. Do you know of any other places that we missed out on? Tell us about your experience there in the comments section.

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