Mumbai offers every kind of cuisine for the gastronomically inclined. From South-Indian food and Mughlai, to fast-food and exotic options – there is a little something for everyone. However there are some restaurant and eateries that have cultivated a loyal fan base over the years. Like the following:
1. Bademiya, Colaba
With its chicken bhuna rolls and rumali rotis, Bademiya is an institution in itself. Famed for being open until the wee hours (3 AM, to be precise), it is much-loved and revered by locals who flock in large numbers for a hearty meal. When in Bademiya, don’t forget to try the mutton seekh kebab roll, you won’t be disappointed.
2. K. Rustom Ice Cream, Churchgate
This name has been around since 1953 and absolutely delicious ice-cream sandwiches are on offer here. Go for the old world charm and the plethora of ice cream flavours at incredibly affordable prices.
3. Café Madras, Matunga
In its 76th year, Café Madras is the place to go to for your South-Indian food cravings in the city. Its idlis will melt in your mouth and the crispy dosas will have you raving for a long time. Don’t forget to order the madras filter coffee, it’s a must!
4. Britannia and Company Restaurant, Fort
Britannia and Co. is a renowned Irani café in the metropolis. Parsi delicacies like mutton berry pulav, chicken berry pulav, veg dhansak, sali boti and the marvellous caramel custard are highly recommended. Over 90 years old, Britannia and Co. has retained its massive popularity over the years.
5. IMBISS, Bandra
This one is for the meat lover. IMBISS is affordable and well-known for its mouth-watering meat offerings. Bite into the succulent Bavarian ham and cheese sandwich or gorge on the Goan sausage pulao. If you’re a pork lover, you’ll go gaga over the menu and its endless possibilities.
6. Sion Lunch Home:
If you’re a seafood fanatic, look no further. Order the fish dishes here and you’ll be licking your fingers till the very end.
7. Candies, Bandra
A favourite among college students in the city, Candies is a lovely little hideout with delightful eats. The chocolate milkshake is to die for and you’ll be very happy with the chicken mayonnaise roll.
8. Sardar Refreshments, Tardeo
It’s impossible to not be drawn to Mumbai’s fast-food scene. Head to Sardar’s and pounce on their star dish – the pav bhaji. They use butter in generous proportions (you have been warned!), but you’ll have food dreams about this one!
9. Amar Juice Centre, Vile Parle
If it’s Amar juice centre, it has to be their Bombay sandwich. There’s also pav bhaji, special masala pav and special taawa pulav. Hit the treadmill later, all those calories will be worth it! For those scouring the city late at night, it’s open till 2 am.
10. Café Noorani, Tardeo
Two words – Mughlai food. If you want to reach out for your comfort food of choice and if it happens to be butter chicken, you must give this place a shot. If you’re a biryani lover, you must hop in for the ride! Psst… for an unexpected treat, order their caramel custard.