#MumbaiDiaries: Four roadside food joints you must try!

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Checking out posh restaurants aside, our favourite thing to do in Mumbai is catch up with our favourite roadside restauranteur  — many of whom are legends and landmarks in themselves. If we listed each of the thelas we loved, Internet space may run out, but here’s four of the best:



Situated below the World Trade Centre in Cuff Parade, Idris is your best bet for a mouth-watering kebab. We’re special fans of the roll and the Kalimiri kebab, give both a try. The Biryani is also a thing of beauty, and the portions are huge. Throw in a thumbs up and you’re set for dinner. #PyjamaPromise: we’ve not gotten sick from here, ever.

Where:  Idris, Outside World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai


Michelin Star Chinese Restaurant


No, we’re not talking about Yauatcha, and you gotta love this roadside joint’s swagger, no? It’s MSG overload, but the portions are of the to-the-max variety and the food is yum Chinjabi style. It’s a Lower Parel office favourite, just ask anyone. (But, remember, you heard it here first.)

Where: MSCR, outside St. Regis hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai 


Manju Dosa

Manju Dosa

Located near Rajesh Khanna Gardens, Manju Dosa is a Santa Cruz favourite. It’s a tiny shop that was started eight years ago. Do not miss their masala dosa.

Where: Manju Dosa, near Rajesh Khanna gardens, Santa Cruz, Mumbai


Mohammad Nashir Pavbhaji & Bhurji Centre Mumbai


Known now as Mohammad Nashir Cooperwala, this super sweet man works out of his tiny stall serving Pav Bhaji and Keema outside Cooper hospital. And we hope he never goes anywhere. He’s a Mumbai-favourite and a late-night-munchies-ninja. Definitely see him there at 2 am.

Where: Mh Nashir Cooperwala, outside Cooper Hospital. Open late. 



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