Mumbai is known for its distinct color, liveliness and food. With the fast life, locals to be caught, commuters catch a quick bite at roadside stalls, which have slowly become the livelihood of India’s financial capital. Street Food in Mumbai is relatively inexpensive as compared to restaurants and vendors. The stalls tend to be clustered around crowded areas such as colleges and railway stations. Here are 3 Khau Galli’s, which literally translates to Street Food or Food Lane.
- Churchgate –Right outside this iconic station, is a Khau Galli, catering to the office going public, working in the area. It caters to college going students as well. It has Dabeli (ingredients being Potatoes, masala and a burger bun ).
2. Fort – This is located near Cross Maidan. Provides Pav Bhaji, Soda, and Chinese to teenagers who practice all day long on the harrowing maidans of Mumbai. Many fast food centers here are over 30 years old.
3. Girgaum Chowpatty – Located outside Charni road station, Girgaum Chowpatty’s speciality is the gola, which comes in various flavors. The pav bhaji, with various shops shouting out their menu, is quite a treat here.
Fast food available at cheap prices, with aesthetic views is going on a guilt trip everyday. There are many more Khau Galli’s in Mumbai, but these three take the pav bhaji, and vada pav and everything else!.
By Shlomoh Samuel