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
I’ve always wanted to wander around eating the delicious street food of Mumbai but was nervous about becoming ill. This trip was perfect, the food was amazing and there was an emphasis on hygiene. A train ride to chowpatty then a taxi ride to the Mohammed Ali road area, the food was incredible and a chance to visit areas I’d never been to before. And the great fun of people watching. This is a must do!
Great way to safely (read not get sick) and experience traditional Mumbai street foods while also exploring the learning about the city. Our guide Swathi was knowledgeable and personable and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening with her. She went out of her way to ensure there was enough for me to eat with my dietary limitations (non-dairy) and that everyone was having a fun time and evening out in Mumbai!
Did the street food tour yesterday and the guides were awesome. They were very knowledgeable about Mumbai, the foods, and really any questions we had.
The food on the tour was really great!! My boyfriend and I are both vegetarian and there were plenty of options for us
Would definitely recommend this tour
…It was a wonderful experience, not just brilliant, tasty food, but also a great introduction to life in Mumbai after dark. …We liked the obvious care that had gone into choosing food providers with good hygiene standards…I cannot recommend this tour more highly…