Mumbai is an expensive city, but it’s no place to hide if you’re a keen eater.
This week, we’re sharing how to make a great meal at the best of the best in the city.
For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking at everything from the best restaurants in the heart of Mumbai to the best street food in Mumbai, as well as exploring the best spots to go on a day-trip.
But before we dive into the world of street food, we thought it would be helpful to share a few tips for getting the most out of the food in a Mumbai restaurant.
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If you’re in Mumbai on a Sunday, you’re lucky if you’ll be able to find a restaurant in the CBD.
So you’ll need to walk to your favourite spot to order your favourite dishes, and it’s important to keep an eye on the schedule, since it’s very busy.
While the CBD is a bit of a blur in the food industry, there are many options in the streets.
Take this walk around Mumbai’s historic Old City to see what’s new, what’s familiar and what’s going on in the old city, while enjoying some fresh, authentic street food.
To make sure you have a spot in the evening to go for a snack, it’s best to go to the popular, and bustling, ‘Lobao’ area in the eastern part of the city, where you can grab a sandwich, an appetizer or a drink from a selection of fine food stalls.
Here, you can find the best places to find street food including a few spots for special occasions like weddings and festivals.
And if you want to take the experience further, the ‘Pagoda’ is a very popular and popular spot for lunch, and you’ll want to head there if you fancy some tasty, fresh street food to go.
The new ‘Paschimai’ restaurant on the south side of the CBD will have your favourite street food ready for you at a fraction of the cost of traditional Indian food, but the quality will be far better than that of many other street restaurants.
And of course, there’s always a place to go out after work, so if you don’t have the time to eat out in a traditional Indian restaurant, the most popular place to eat is at the local café.
If you want a casual, authentic lunch or dinner in a bustling Mumbai street, it can be a good idea to go with a local who knows their way around a restaurant, and who can make your order in less than an hour.
So if you like the taste of a traditional street food dish, then there’s no need to travel far for a tasty Indian lunch.
The ‘Cafes for the Traveller’ are the ideal place to find an authentic street restaurant.
There are also a number of small but stylish eateries like the ‘Battas’ and ‘Sakas’, which have a large selection of delicious Indian street food for you to try.
The main thing to keep in mind when ordering food is that restaurants have a certain price range depending on the dish you order.
So while the prices at the top restaurants might be higher than those at the lower-end eateries, they might be a bit cheaper than the ones in the middle.
In the end, if you enjoy a traditional Mumbai street food and want to go the extra mile, then you’ll definitely want to try these places, which are often packed and ready to go within minutes.
And while you can’t go to all of these places and try every dish, you’ll also want to check out other options like the newly opened ‘Dosa House’, which is serving some delicious Indian take-out, and the ‘Dasani’s Café’, which has a full menu.
These are all options that you can explore and try at your leisure, and we hope you’ll take a look.
We hope this article has given you a little insight into what is available in the restaurants in Mumbai and some of the places to eat around the city in particular.
If we missed your favourite places to go and a restaurant you should definitely try, let us know in the comments section below.