Stuffed with spiced potatoes, oozing cheese and served with flavorful chutneys and ketchup, the Mumbai Cheese Masala Toast Sandwich is among the city’s most unapologetically indulgent street snacks. Paired with tea or on its own, this sandwich fuels countless Mumbaikars for breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three every day. If digging into this peculiar snack is on your Mumbai agenda, here’s where you should be headed.
Lucky Sandwich And Pizza Corner
Lucky Sandwich And Pizza Corner is heaven on earth for variations of the cheese masala toast—get it made with brown bread, swap the cheese for paneer, add a vegetable topping, get it grilled or swap regular masala for spicier chilli. This super-modest streetside shop’s sandwiches and toast variations, served with generous amounts of green chutney and always oozing cheese, will leave you smitten.
Aditi Fast Food
This small and simple fast food restaurant by the Andheri West local railway station offers pretty much any street snack you could be craving including the cheese masala toast. The chilli cheese toast is the real, spicier star here—one which you will not regret trying.
Raju Sandwich Stall
A range of cheesy toasts and sandwiches await at this small stall in Churchgate. Its masala cheese toast is buried in shredded cheese and served with flavorful green and red chutneys. But don’t stop there—Raju’s many delicious toasts vary paneer to samosa toasts. They also have fantastic paninis, all of which are worth trying.
Raju Sandwich Stall, 123 Dinshaw Vacha Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai, India, +91 99 3059 9195
Yet another minimalistic snack stall, Jay Sandwich serves toast and sandwiches with a markedly spicy range of chutneys. Its cheese masala toast comes with a generous serving of cheese and plenty of green chutney to dip into, and its paneer masala toast and chilli cheese toast are equally delicious and worth trying.
Jay Sandwich, 36th Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2642 2630
Narayan Snack Parlour
Serving a range of snack food from sandwiches and rolls to bhel, this popular stall in Andheri East is yet another fantastic destination for masala-rich sandwiches and toasts. Costing just about ₹50 ($0.77), Narayan’s is one of the cheapest cheese masala toasts in the city without sacrificing taste.
This modest eatery in Vile Parle serves a fantastic range of grilled cheese sandwiches and mouthwatering variations of the masala toast sandwich. Take your cheese masala experience up a notch and try the Tandoori or Schezwan toast sandwich.
Though a tad bit pricier, Sandwizza’s sandwiches are huge enough to keep you satisfied for a long time. Head here for whole wheat bread. And as always, they are served with fresh and flavorful chutneys.