My Personal List of Bombay Street Foods - Part 1

Its been a while since I have written and there was a reason behind it. For those who follow me on my Instagram account must be aware of it and for those who don't, its time you follow me for updates. Here is the link to my Instagram account - @Hungrybawarchi

So the reason is that I have started my own delivery kitchen in Santacruz - Mumbai. It's under the name of The Sindhi Kitchen. We specialize in Sindhi Food and have them delivered to your doorstep.

Let's continue with the reason why you guys reading this are here. To know about my personal list of street foods that I love and I am sure some of you might also like it.

To start with, I might and might now have images of all the dishes that I am mentioning but I will try and add links either to google maps or Zomato or Facebook so that its easy for you to see the place, food and also get direction to reach them. With every place, there might and might not be a story also. I like telling stories and can continue writing once in that zone. If you read my Instagram, I am sure you will get what I am talking about.

Black Pav Bhaji at Jai Bhavani Pao Bhaji
- I discovered this place thanks to a friend of mine. We were coming back from a screening and it was late and were super hungry, just then my friend suggested that lets have Black Pav Bhaji. At first, I was like, I have never tried it and don't know how it will taste but still, I took the risk and went to have it.
We ordered for the Masala Pao and the Black Pav Bhaji and both of them were crazy, they were spicy, flavourful and amazing. I loved the Masala Pao. It had the coriander masala and was soaked in butter making it soft. Price at INR 40 for the Masala Pao and INR 90 for the Black Pav Bhaji, its a total paisa vasool (its worth every penny. TIP - the takeaway container of the bhaji has a little more quantity compared to what you get served there, so you can also do a takeaway and go home and eat.)

Misal Pao at Paresh Misal - Vile Parle East
- Again this place came into my limelight thanks to the same friend who took me for the Black Pav Bhaji. My friend goes here every Sunday in the morning. Its kind of his ritual and at one time it did become mine as well. Every Sunday the group used to go here and have the spicy Misal Pao. Priced at INR 60 for a plate of Misal with 4 Paos, its filling and do not forget to have a glass or two of the Chaas which is priced at INR 10 (Bloody cheap, right? but it does taste really good and cooling as well.)
The Misal has different levels of spiciness. You can ask them to add extra chili oil if you want crazy spicy or just take the normal one which is mild. After I visiting the place for the first time, I couldn't stop and I am sure you will also want more of it and go again and again.

Chutti ka din and subha ka nahsta - Misal Pao. One of the most popular #maharashtrian #dishes consisting of a #spciy gravy made with chick peas topped with the chili #oil, farsan, #onions lemon and more and to be had with pao (indian #bread roll). The day I get an off from work, I go and get a portion of this for myself. Its best served on the streets and not those fancy #restaurants. In #bombay at almost ever corner of a lane you will find a guy having a stall serving this. Incase you visit bombay and want to try some of the Misal Pao, check out the following places 1. Opposite Marks and Spencer on Hill Road. 2. Opposite Gaitey Galaxy in Bandra (W). 3. The above misal is at a place in Vile Parle East near the Vile Parle Post Office. #food #foodporn#yum #instafood #tagsforlikes #instagood #photooftheday #foodpic #foodpics #eat #foodgasm #foodstagram #foodblogger #foodlover #foodiliciousmumbai #hungrybawarchi #rashmisfoodiepicks #mumbaifoodie #mumbaifood #followme #followforfollow #streetFood
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Chicken Momos at Dev Momos - Worli

- This place has always been my favorite when it comes to desi momos. I remember there was a time, I used to call the guy up before leaving the home and tell them that I am reaching in 15 mins, keep 2 portions for me.
Priced at INR 80 for 8 pieces of Chicken Momos is totally worth it. Do not forget to ask them to give you extra sauce. The sauce is just heavenly and mind-blowingly good and I can go on and on. I used to have 2 portions of this and my dinner was done. This place is always my go-to place for the momos.
Remember that at times it can get a bit difficult to spot the guy as there is just one steamer by the footpath and a lot of cars at times cover him.

Mysore Masala Dosa at Manju Dosa -Khar West

I love exploring food on the streets and hence the post. Manju Dosa was introduced to me by my grand mom, Yes my grandmom told me about this about 6 years ago when she had go the dosas home after her evening drive.
After that day, I have been trying different different dosas here and hands down the best one is the Mysore Masala Dosa. The Masala is spicy, just the way I like my food.

Also, the other best part is that is very close to my Kitchen (Remember I mentioned about it right at the start). I keep ordering from these guys at least once a week and try a new one every time.

Vada Pao - Ashok Vada Pao - Dadar

- This is just the place one needs to visit if he/she is looking for Vada Pao. I have been visiting this place for years (almost 7 years) ever since I and my brother passed the shop and tried it. Priced at INR 20, the vada pao is filling, tasty and finger licking good. There have been times when I have sent this vada pao to Dubai as well for my family there. So you can imagine how good it is.
They have a small rule, if there is no chura left, they will not serve vada pao so you will have to wait till the time more chura is made.

Also do not forget to try their Bhaji Pao, that also is quite delicious and worth every calorie

Current craving is this vada pav that i had at Ashoka Vada Pav in dadar near keerti college. To be honest it is one of the best i have had till date in #mumbai. This guys doesn't serve #vada pav if he is out of the chura (left overs of the fried batter). Whenever i have visited the place, i have always had to wait for atleast 15 mins for my order to come, so you can imagine the number of people who wait visit the place for this. They say that he sells more than 600 vada pavs a day, dont know how true it is but thats a good number. Priced at 20rs, it is something you dont want to miss. You need to visit the place and try it out. #food #foodporn #yum #instafood #tagsforlikes #instagood #photooftheday #foodpic #foodpics #eat #foodgasm #foodstagram #foodblogger #foodlover #foodiliciousmumbai #hungrybawarchi #rashmisfoodiepicks #mumbaifoodie #mumbaifood #followme #followforfollow #foodphoto #streetFood #street #20likes #40like
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Chicken Frankie - Tibs Frankie - Hill Road
- I remember this place because my school was just 2 mins walk from here. We as kids used to save the pocket money and go and eat here every alternate week. It was priced at INR 30 for the chicken frankie and I am talking about 8-9 years. Currently, its priced at INR 80 if I remember. The frankie was spicy, tangy and filling. The fried egg in the middle made it even better. I have tried their classic aloo and vegetable frankie and their chicken frankie and both of them were pretty good.
These days also if I am craving for some good rolls/frankie, Tibs is always my first choice.

With this not soo small list, I will end my part 1 of the street food series. I will keep adding more and publishing another post so that all you readers can try some of my favorite food spots.

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