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
This trip was really good the only bad point was the heavy rain the tour guide was exceptional even held my hand because I was petrified of the chaotic traffic explained everything about the food what ingredients went into it etc
This was a great experience you just won’t get by yourself.
Our guide, Hitesh, provided a lot of good explanations about the origin and context of each of the various dishes we’ve samples.
we overall had about 5 Veg dishes and 5 meat dishes, topped of with a great ice cream and another sweet desert.
We had a ~20 minute walking part through markets, with beautiful temples along the way, which was a great contribution to the overall experience.
This was such an intense experience! There was just so much to take in. We started off on the beech which had a really cool atmosphere. Then we moved onto a few other places that were a LOT busier. All of the food was just amazing. I couldn’t stop eating! I am so glad we did this, as I don’t think we’d have got anything near as good if we’d have tried to do it on our own. The guide did a good job of keeping us all coordinated. Same as the other tour we did, it was great knowing that the company gives back to the local community.
Was glad we made the time to experience this foodie night in Mumbai… saves a lot of time having someone who knows the right place to go to sample the local delights.
Saw some parts of Mumbai that we hadn’t seen. Our guide was very well spoken in English and a funny, interesting character.
Highly recommended and well worth the money
The absolute highlight of our trip to Mumbai. As well as sampling amazing street food knowing the stalls were all vetted, we went on a train, on a cab ride and saw the sun set from tge beach. AU our guide was such a delightful young man to spend the evening with and he clearly lives sharing this great if rather chaotic city with visitors. Love the corporate social responsibility aspect too with money from trips being used to improve life and opportunities for those living in the slums