Vibrant Mumbai really is a city that never sleeps. Home to a fascinating culture, interesting monuments, a modern outlook, and the famous Bollywood, it is a great city to spend time in and really get under its skin. Whether you are a cultural explorer or an urbane thinker, Mumbai welcomes all visitors with warm and open arms. It is also a fabulous place for foodies! Even better, eating well needn’t break the bank – there are so many cheap places to eat in Mumbai!
The street food is delicious – tangy panipuri, buttery pav bhaji, heavenly kaala-khatta and even more to tempt your taste buds. There are also heaps more food joints that are pocket-friendly as well as serving delectable meals.
Whether you are a hardcore meat lover on a mission for the best kebab or a vegetarian looking for some home-style and wholesome freshly cooked meals, there really is something for everybody in this city.
Here are some great and cheap places to eat in Mumbai:
Popular with locals as well as tourists, it has been keeping diners happy since 1964. The interiors will take you back in time with the rustic and 50’s décor. You might have to wait a while it is that well-loved … or, be prepared to share a table with complete strangers to get served quicker! The tasty and authentic South Indian cuisine served here is well-worth the wait! And, the prices are sure to make you smile!
Shree Thaker Bhojanalay
If you want the best of hospitality and food under one roof then this is the place to be. Shree Thaker Bhojanalay serves the hungry masses with their homely Gujarati food with ample ghee floating in every dish. On entering, the servers will extend a warm welcome, and then the string of never ending food will start! Dhokala, khichada, kheer, puri, shrikhand, buttermilk and more is in the tasty Thalis.
Mumbai has a sizeable population of Parsi. Yazdani Bakery is a perfect place to taste the essence of Persia and enjoy some culinary culture. This Iranian café has been family owned and run for three generations by the Zend family. It’s a great inexpensive spot for breakfast or evening tea.
This small but mighty restaurant recently won an award for the world’s tastiest vegetarian dish, thanks to its sumptuous and world famous Misal Pav. For the last 30 years, Aaswad has successful been bringing Maharashtra to the plates of locals and travellers. This place is almost always busy, so going early is advised.
An entire street brimming with national eateries, there are numerous small joints that serve street food from all around the country. It is every foodie’s dream come true! With tasty fare being dished up all around the clock, you can drop in at any time of the day or night for a quick, and cheap, hunger fix.
These five are just a small selection of the cheap yet incredibly tasty eats that Mumbai has in store. Treat yourself and eat your way through the many taste sensations of Mumbai!