Who said Delhi is the food capital of India? Some food items are peculiar to Mumbai and you will just not be able to forget the wonderful, tasty and lazeez khaana of Mumbai once you have had it. No, we don’t eat Pav Bhaji day in and day out because there are a lot of food items that are specific to Mumbai. Here is a list of food items that are loved and loathed by all Mumbaikars –
Vada pav could easily be termed as Mumbai’s staple food and vada pav is the reason why no one can ever go hungry in Mumbai. You can grab a bite of Mumbai’s famous aloo patty at a paltry 5 rupees at every galli and every nukkad of the city. You are bound to find a “Vada Pav Centre” at any street of the city. Do not be mistaken, this vada pav centre is merely a small stall that sells Mumbai’s staple food at cheap rates. Go ahead and indulge yourself.
No, this isn’t pav bhaji but whatever it is inside that pav that melts inside your mouth and fills up your stomach for a very long time. Just like the vada pav, you will easily find the dhabeli if you hit the streets of Mumbai. Give it a shot and it is bound to become a favourite snack of yours for a long time to come. You are totally going to love this delicacy of Mumbai. Nowhere else in the world is this delicacy so delicately served? Find a dhabeli wala near your street in Mumbai and chomp on this delicious food item.
No, this isn’t a duck but it is a fish. You will find Bombay duck being served in a large number of non-vegetarian Mumbai restaurants. Gajalee is an all time favourite of those who love to chew on to this delicious fish. The name itself suggests that this paphlet machi is only peculiar to Mumbai and will not be found anywhere else in the world.
Literally every street in Mumbai has a bhel puri wallah. Just go to them and you will find that they sell not just bhel puri but also pani puri, dahi puri, sevi puri etc. These items are peculiar to Bombay and are merely referred to as chaat in Mumbai. So, go ahead and enjoy the popular Mumbai chaat.