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Food in Mumbai

By Viator, August 2015

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For many a traveler, trying new foods is one of the greatest joys visiting a new country can offer. Mumbai’s culinary scene features bold flavors and influences from around India and the world, so whether you’re dining at a fine restaurant or eating from a street vendor, you’ll never be at a loss for tasty bites.

The most authentic picture of the Mumbai food scene won’t come from a restaurant, but from the streets. Make your way to Chowpatti Beach or any university neighborhood, and you’ll find hordes of vendors selling kebabs, chicken tikka rolls, crunchy snack mixes and other iconic Mumbai street snacks.

Pav bhaji, what many would consider the ultimate Mumbai street food, consists of a bowl of spicy vegetable curry served alongside a plate of fluffy, butter-fried rolls for dipping. For the Mumbai equivalent of a hamburger, try vada pev -- a patty made from mashed potatoes mixed with a spice blend, dusted in chickpea flour, fried to a golden brown and stuffed in a buttered bun with a dollop of chutney.

With these and so many other choices found all over the streets of Mumbai, it’s hard to know what to order and where to order it from. If you really want to eat like a local, take a Mumbai street food tour guided by a local who knows where to find the best bites in their home city.

Mumbai’s restaurant scene has grown dramatically, making it one of the most sophisticated (and delicious) in all of India. You’ll find a restaurant for every regional cuisine in India, plus a variety serving international and fusion flavors. With its coastal location, seafood is a local specialty.

Tours & Tickets

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Eat Like a Local: Mumbai Street Food Tour by Night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $44.00

Mumbai Food Tour guided by a Professional Chef

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $50.00

Mumbai Street Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $25.50

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