The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

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Mumbai has so many fantastic vegetarian dining options that choosing one can be overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this list of Mumbai’s eight best vegetarian restaurants. Spanning across cuisines from around the world and suiting almost every budget, these restaurants are guaranteed to keep any veggie-lover more than satisfied.

1. Café Madras

Cafe, Restaurant, Indian, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

This iconic restaurant has served the city’s vegetarian and South Indian food lovers for more than 75 years. Though best suited for breakfast, you can stop by Café Madras for a meal of fluffy idlis, crisp vadas and a mouthwatering range of dosas anytime of day. Pair your meal with a South Indian-style filter coffee to get the best out of this culinary legend.

2. Riso

Restaurant, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian, Indian, Vegan, Gluten-free

If you are a vegetarian looking to eat fabulous Italian or Mexican food in Mumbai, then Riso in Lower Parel is among your finest options. From comforting wheat-based thin crust pizzas and rich pastas to cheesy quesadillas with vegetable stuffing and wholesome rice bowls, the menu offers a wide range of delicacies guaranteed to please your taste buds.

3. The Yoga House

Yoga Studio

For wholesome and nutritious vegetarian food in a romantic and tasteful setting, The Yoga House in Bandra is a must-visit destination for any foodie – vegetarian or not. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves everything from khichdi and tabbouleh to macrobiotic sprout salads. They also offer a fantastic range of fresh and energizing juices and beverages.

4. Quattro Ristorante

Restaurant, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan

This tastefully designed restaurant in Lower Parel serves primarily Italian and Mexican cuisines. The Southwestern rolls, burrito pizza and gnocchi paprika are particularly popular among their loyal customer base. Wood-fired pizzas come with a range of vegetable toppings, while pasta and rice dishes are hearty enough to keep you satisfied for a long time. They also have a full bar, should you like a drink with your meal.

5. Ithaka

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

From falafels and shawarmas to pies, the delicacies at this vegetarian Lebanese restaurant in Lower Parel are guaranteed to delight. Their wafer-thin Lebanese pizzas are particularly worth trying. Ithaka’s cozy décor, rich in old-world charm, and efficient service are added bonuses.

6. Chetana

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Asian, Vegan

If you are looking for a hearty vegetarian feast then settle for no less than one of Mumbai’s most famous thali meals. Entirely vegetarian and absolutely delicious, Chetana’s Gujarati, Marathi and Rajasthani meals have been among the city’s most celebrated culinary experiences since 1946. If you are looking for a lighter meal, they also offer curries, rice dishes and snacks.

7. Dakshinayan

Restaurant, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

This legendary South Indian restaurant undoubtedly serves one of the city’s best dosas. While you can’t go wrong with anything from their menu, the rava masla dosa is a treat no South Indian food lover should miss out on while in Mumbai. Their rice dishes, including the sambhar rice and thayir sadam are just as mouthwatering and fulfilling. You may have to wait to get a table during peak hours, but the legendary food and very reasonable prices will make up for it.

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