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Food Lover's Guide to Mumbai

By Viator, February 2018

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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. Here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.

Must-Try Dishes
While Mumbai's restaurant scene has grown dramatically, the most authentic picture of the food scene comes from the streets. You'll find vada pav, nicknamed the poor man's burger, on just about every street corner in the city—a deep-fried potato fritter stuffed inside a bun and topped with a variety of chutneys and fried chilies, it's a favorite. Pav bhaji, another regional dish, is eaten by dipping buttered grilled bread into a spicy vegetable curry, while pani puri, eaten whole in one bite, offers a burst of flavor thanks to the hollow fried crisp's stuffing of chickpeas, potatoes, spices, tamarind chutney, and a spicy chili water. If you're hungry for a snack on the beaches of Mumbai, order some bhel puri, a puffed rice mixed with vegetables and tamarind sauce.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Take a day or night street food tour of the city to make sure you're getting the best bites in what can be an overwhelming environment of stalls and flavors
  • Follow a professional chef to Mumbai's hidden gems on a food tour
  • Equip yourself with the skills to prepare favorite Indian dishes at home on a cooking class tour that includes a visit to a local market
  • Head to Chowpatty Beach in the evening for some of the best street food offerings in the city

Tours & Tickets

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Mumbai Street Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Mumbai (Bombay) is a city best experienced through its diverse and delicious street food. Identifying authentic food on your own is not always easy, and this ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Private 4-Hour Tour of Mumbai’s Tastiest Local Foods, Mumbai, Street Food Tours
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Private 4-Hour Tour of Mumbai’s Tastiest Local Foods

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience a 4-hour tour of some of Mumbai's tastiest local eateries. Exploring local restaurants in search of an authentic taste of India by yourself in not ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Eat Like a Local: Mumbai Street Food Tour by Night, Mumbai, Street Food Tours
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Eat Like a Local: Mumbai Street Food Tour by Night

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Foodies will love this night tour, which takes you through Mumbai’s bustling street food scene to several popular local food stalls. Savor delectable Indian ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Private Cooking Class in Mumbai, Mumbai, Street Food Tours
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Private Cooking Class in Mumbai

Learn about traditional spices and Indian cooking techniques with a local family in Mumbai. Discover the culture and cuisine inside an Indian kitchen and ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Mumbai Half-Day Street Food Tour, Mumbai, Cooking Classes
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Mumbai Half-Day Street Food Tour

Take your taste buds on a joy ride by joining this street food escapade. A guide will accompany you to the renowned places for local street food in Mumbai. Try ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.00
Learn the Art of the Perfect Thali: Market Visit - Cooking Lesson - Thali Meal in a Local Home, ... 
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Learn the Art of the Perfect Thali: Market Visit - Cooking Lesson - Thali Meal in a Local Home

Learn to prepare an authentic Maharashtrian thali with a local cook. Your host is Reshma, a passionate foodie, who loves to share her culinary talents with her ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Learn to Cook Authentic Sindhi Food in Bandra Mumbai, Mumbai, Cooking Classes
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Learn to Cook Authentic Sindhi Food in Bandra Mumbai

Manju is a warm and loving Sindhi woman who lives in Bandra, an affluent neighborhood of North Mumbai (ask her about the Bollywood celebrities that live in her ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.00
Private Mumbai Home Cooking Lesson with Grand Road Market Visit and Lunch, Mumbai, Food Tours
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Private Mumbai Home Cooking Lesson with Grand Road Market Visit and Lunch

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Experience a taste of Mumbai during a private market visit, cooking class, and authentic meal with a passionate cook. Meet Mahrukh at her apartment in South ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00
Home cooking and dining experience with a local family in Santacruz, Mumbai, Mumbai, Cooking Classes
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Home cooking and dining experience with a local family in Santacruz, Mumbai

In a city like Mumbai where a diaspora of cultures, cuisines and communities are co-existing under one sky, wanting to try something different in food can be ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 2 to 4 hrs

From USD $41.00
Cook and Dine with a local home-chef in South Mumbai, Mumbai, Food Tours
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Cook and Dine with a local home-chef in South Mumbai

The best way to feel the pulse of Mumbai city is to interact with the locals. Don’t let the fast pace life and traffic in the city intimidate you, catch up ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
Duration: 2 to 4 hrs

From USD $65.00

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