Mumbai Special Food Cuisine – See Whats Special and Regular Food Options

“Mumbai special food, cuisine has lots of varieties because of the community and inhabitants in city, their is specialty and regular cuisine meal to fill in, available at typical Udipi hotels, Dhabas, Irani cafes and all other luxurious hotels that serves this spicy and delicious special food of Mumbai, Lets have a glimpse of same..”

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Typical Cuisine in Mumbai

Typical Cuisine in Mumbai

See Also : Dinner Costs at Various Hotels in Mumbai, Mumbai Cuisine Menu, Late Night Food Options.


So What’s Special About City Cuisine

Mumbai is the only city in India that has this many varieties of food because of its cosmopolitan nature. Basically the inhabitants here are communities called Kolis, Maharastrians, Iranis, Boris (Also called ‘Bohrahs’), Khojas, Kuchis, Marwadis, Gujaratis, Muslims. So are the typical North Indian and South Indian food dishes of Mumbai.

Exceptions to the star and luxurious hotel cuisine menu, Most of the cuisine list has spicy north and south Indian dishes in regular meal at major restaurants, chat corners, street side food corners in this city. Most of the cuisine corners are udipi restaurants (Special South Indian Cuisine Dishes), they also serves spicy punjabi food which is North Indian specialty.

Street Side Food

Walk along any busy street corners and you will find many hawkers and other food corners (Also called ‘Chat Corners’), One need to accept it as a major street side and famous cuisine corners where you find most of the food. The fast running life of Mumbai city keeps those food corners floating day and nights serving food to poor, middle class and also to the street food loving rich class people in city.

Specialty being Vada Pav, Batata Bhajiyas (Potato Fry Stuffed), Cutlet (Fried Bread with Potato and other spice stuffing), Samosas all with spicy chatnis is what can be seen almost every where inside city including suburb and far suburban areas. Including in the list of cuisines for daily job working class is some other eateries like sev puri, pani puri, ragda petis, dabeli, Masala dosas, Usal and Misal pav. This is what the complete street food of Mumbai is all about.

Special Cuisine by Community

Muslim Cuisine

Lets recollect and include all communities random like Borahs, Khojas, Pathans and many more that have caste and sub caste, they all love Non veg food and skipping ‘Muhammad Ali Road’ from the famous non veg cuisine list is just not done. Come of the dishes like Kheema pav, Bhurji, Boiled Egg, Tangdi Fry, Kaleja fry, Chiken, Mutton and other varieties of food is what makes Muhammad Ali Road a special food corner and a well known cuisine corners of Mumbai. During Ramzan festival this lane is worth visiting.

Hindu Cuisine

Mumbai being in Maharashtra state has major Hindu food corners by maharashtrians with delicious varieties of regular meal that has Dal, Chapattis, Rice and Bhaji. The Cuisine is called ‘Lunch Plate’ that has all this plus some sweets and curd inside dish. Pohas in snacks and Thalipeeth in lunch and dinner are some special cuisines among others.

Other South Indian Hindu cuisine being Masala Dosa, Dahi Wada, Idli Sambhar, Uttapam etc.

Irani Cuisine

Zoroastrians migrated from Iran and other locations are famous for their Irani cafes and bakeries in the city, few very old found at major street side corners. Cuisine specialty being Puff pastry, Bun Maska Pav with tea, Parsi Snacks and other such food menu available in their restaurants and bakeries.

Gujarati Cuisine

Major spicy and wide range of food dishes are with this community people. Pav Bhaji being a major liking among other cuisines, Gujarati’s are famous for its trade mark dish Dhoklas, Muthiyas, Undhiyu and Srikhant puri. Major of this dishes are available in regular restaurants and other sweet corners run by Marwadi community in Mumbai.

International Cuisine

Since the liking of western culture and food in Mumbai, City has lots of Multi Cuisine restaurants famous for Chinese and other country food. Sea food being in varieties and taste is available in most of Restaurant and bars.

Details List and Menu

Pizza corners, McDonald’s, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista are some international brand cuisine restaurant corners in the city. Checkout the Mumbai cuisine menu to understand the typical food menu available.

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