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Get off the eaten path with our delicious tour of Mumbai’s best street food!
Mumbai is famous across India for its outstanding street food, but discovering the best hygienic eateries in the big city is not always easy. Not to worry, that’s where we come in! We’ll help you experience the city’s flavours that please the taste buds and go easy on the stomach, guiding you through Mumbai’s two renowned street food areas.
We’ll start at Mumbai’s most famous beach, Chowpatty, where we’ll try an array of Mumbai’s best vegetarian street food as we watch the sun set. We’ll have classics such as dahi puri, pani puri and pav bhaji. Then we’ll take a short taxi ride to the lively Mohommad Ali Road area. In this predominantly Muslim neighborhood we’ll introduce you to the local culture and, of course, the delicious food. In the bustling ali khao gaullis (eating lanes) you will find mainly non-vegetarian options such as chota kebabs and chicken tikka.
Hope you’re hungry!
Note: We’ll be sampling many different dishes and a few items we’ll try along Mohammed Ali Road are non-vegetarian. However, there are plenty of options for vegetarians: for example, all snacks at Chowpatty Beach are vegetarian.
A foodie’s visit to Mumbai is not complete without a stop at Chowpatty Beach – the best place to taste Mumbai’s (vegetarian) favourites such as pav bhaji and pani puri.
Munch on this classic Mumbai street food while you watch the sun set over Chowpatty Beach. It’s potato, herbs, chutneys, and sev (thin strips of fried chickpea flour) served on round discs.
Sample hand-churned ice cream in unfamiliar flavours at a 120-year-old shop and satisfy your sweet tooth with sugary, bright orange jalebi, the national sweet of India.
Still on Chowpatty, sample Kulfi, a frozen dairy dessert very similar to ice cream, but much denser and creamier. Popular flavours include rose, mango, pistachio, cardamom and saffron.
Witness the buzz of activity surrounding Mohammed Ali Road, an area with several important mosques and the epicentre of the city’s Ramadan celebrations. Taste the mouthwatering chota kebabs and chicken tikka that pepper the lanes.
Churchgate Railway Station
There are four entrances to Churchgate Station, including two subways. Use the entrace shown in photo one.
Near Mohammed Ali Road and MS Ali Road, just north of Chor Bazaar (closest train stations: Grant Road, Sandhurst Road). Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi.
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Yes! Well, not always, but the vendors we have carefully selected are perfectly safe and hygienic (hundreds of happy guests and counting!). In fact, this is one of the main motivating factors in designing this tour: we wanted to make India’s incredible street food accessible to visitors.
If you do have any serious allergies feel free to let us know at time of booking and do also let your guide know on tour so that certain foods may be avoided. The range of food on offer means there is plenty for everyone generally however.
The first half of the tour (at Chowpatty beach) is entirely vegetarian. The second half of the tour is mainly meat but there are a few vegetarian dessert stops. If you’re vegetarian, eat a bit extra at Chowpatty and then spend your time in the Mohammad Ali Road area soaking in the electric atmosphere!
The first half of the tour is at Chowpatty Beach and the second half is spent exploring the Mohammad Ali Road Area and trying the best of Mumbai’s non-vegetarian street food.
At Chowpatty we will try some traditional Mumbai snacks like pani puri, sev puri, and pav bhaji. At the Mohammed Ali Road area we will eat snacks like chicken tikka and chota kebabs as well as a few desserts like fresh fruit ice cream and jalebi.
Yes, we welcome children 12 years and over on our normal tour at the responsibility of an accompanying adult. For visitors with children less than 12 years old, please get in touch in advance as we would recommend a private tour.
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We provide an evening tour as that is when the traditional street food areas of Mumbai we visit on tour come alive and the stalls open. The tour does not really work as well earlier in the day, when fewer food vendors are open and the atmosphere is lost.
The Mohammad Ali Road area is directly east of Chowpatty Beach and to the north of CST Station and Crawford Market. We will travel there by taxi and it takes about 15-20 minutes, just enough time to get hungry again for the next stops!
We had a wonderful evening with Balagi tasting vegetarian snacks and kulfi at Chowpatty and then meat dishes at the muslim area of the city, finishing with mouth watering ice cream at an award winning ice cream shop. We got a train ride, a taxi for 8 and a walk through the hustle and bustle of Mumbai with the locals to add to the experience. Highly recommend this tour to see the real people and not just the main tourist sights. We will definitely do it again if ever back in Mumbai.
In two different places we tried two different types of food, one vegetarian the other not
I ate as much as I could because I liked all six or seven diffferent delicacies although I must say that I liked the ones at the bazaar better
I also liked the places where we did the tasting the beach calmer and with a beautiful view and the bazaar incredibly alive and bustling
We finished with a delicious icecream
To top it all our guide Rajesh explained every dish and the traditions behind it and could answer all my questions with a natural friendliness. Five stars to him too
A great idea (Mumbai st food tour) but not very well planned. Swarti- our guide was not to blame, she was very welcoming and tried her best. The problem was going to the beach area first for ‘vegetarian’ food and then trying to get a taxi – or in this car three – To go on to PyDhonnie. Better to go straight to Pyfohnnie area to experience both veggie and non veggie amongst the hustle and bustle of the bazaar. A great pity that something that could be so good was spoiled by poor planning.
Reality Tours is an excellent option for a street food experience! You’re brought to a couple of different areas of the city that you may not see otherwise. Our guide Swathi was fantastic and everything we had was delicious. Don’t think twice about booking withy this company!
Great way to see parts of Mumbai off the tourist trail and to try delicious food.
Tour guides knowledgable, professional and friendly.
Excellant experience enjoyed by my friends and I