Mumbai offers a culinary scene full of rich and delicious flavors. Here’s our guide to 10 of the best restaurants, pop-ups and homes that offer an unforgettable experience of local cuisine and traditional meals in Mumbai.
Kailash Parbat is the place to visit for North Indian and Mumbai street food served in a restaurant. They offer a variety of chaats – a savory mix of crisp, fried pancakes with assorted chutneys and vegetables. They also serve a classic Mumbai bhel – a snack that uses puffed rice and chickpea flour noodles, as well as sweet tamarind chutneys, spicy red chutneys and garnishes.
The Calcutta Club has cafeteria-style decor, with vintage sepia colors and photographs of Bengali actors and actress on the walls. Known for their Bengali cuisine that uses a 5-spice mixture called panchphoran and ground mustard and mustard oil, the venue serves up some truly flavorsome dishes. They use rui and hilsa from the lakes and rivers in the city, and are also known for their tasty vegetable combinations.
Considered an experimental lunch concept, The Bohri Kitchen is run by the Kapadia family, who invites guests to experience a traditional Bohri meal in their home. The Bohris are a group of Shia Muslims, many of whom migrated from Yemen to India during the 16th century. The dishes they serve are delicious; guests sit together around a large thaal, a round metal plate upon which the various dishes are placed.
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