The streets of Mumbai are decorated just like a newly wedded bride. The rice bulbs glow enlightening the alleyways of the city. The air filled with a thick mix of aromas and the city folks seem to be in grandeur. Various food joints spread out their mouth-watering delicacies which are flocked by food lovers and hearty eaters. This is a scene from a Ramadan evening when Muslims break their fasts with a ritual called “Iftar”, a community meal. However, the celebration is not restricted to this particular community; people from different walks of life seem to relish the delicious treats from Samosas, Kebabs, Biryanis, and Faloodas. Since the city is crowded with people and various stalls, it would be quite difficult to choose the best ones. To ease your gastronomic trail in the city this Ramadan, here are a list of 9 food joints that one can visit to have a sumptuous treat!
Kebabs at Chinese and Grill
Unlike its name, they serve delicious Kebabs and Grills. One of the very famous food joints in the Mohammad Ali Road and one needs to be in a long queue which starts much before opening the restaurant, 08:30 P.M.
What to taste: Nalli Nihari with Sheermal and Crispy Fried Chicken (long tender chicken strips wrapped in noodles and golden fried).
Direction: 122/132, Barkat Manzil, Near Minara Mazjid, Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai/022 23456529
If you are a lover of Biryani, visit this place to have authentic Biryanis this Ramadan season. It is a perfect place for night crawlers.
What to Taste: Biryani and Sheekh Kawab Rolls
Direction: Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai/02230151738
Surti Bara Handi
A must visit this place to have delicious dishes cooked in 12 different Handis (pots), the famous tradition of cooking 12 Handis of Beef, Mutton, and Curries. If you are a Paya lover then enjoy the best Paya in town with fresh Khameeri roti.
What to taste: Paya with Khameeri rotis.
Direction: 45 Gujar Street, Behind Dargah, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai.
Noor Mohammadi Hotel
One of the famous restaurants in Bhendi Bazaar is Noor Mohammadi Hotel. It is famous for its special recipe, Sanju Baba Chicken which is dedicated to the actor Sanjay Dutt. The recipe was shared by the actor himself who was visiting the restaurant since 1986.
What to taste: Sanju Baba Chicken (a delicious chicken curry comprising of all the flavours).
Direction: 181-183, Abdul Hakim Noor Mohammadi Chowk, Bhendi Bazar
If you are a Shawarma lover, then don’t forget to visit this place. One can also try their Biryanis and a platter of Kebabs. A glass of Falooda is a special mention here.
What to Taste: Shawarma, Bheja Fry, Raan Biryani.
Direction: 230 Ashoka Building, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai/Vazir Building, Shalimar Corner, Bhendi Bazaar, Sandhurst Road
Al Madina Fast Food
Situated in the Minara Mazjid Lane, this place is known to offer juicy kebabs which one can relish with warm pavs (bread buns), spicy green chutney with a dash of lime.
What to Taste: Kebabs
Direction: Minara Mazjid Lane, Mohammad Ali Road.
Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar
This food joint serves mouth-watering Haleem. It will be open until 2 a.m. and serve Ramadan specialties. One can visit to have delicious Biryanis and desserts like Shahi Ka Tukda.
What to Taste: Haleem
Direction: 18, Lady Jamshedji Road, Opposite St. Michael’s Church, Mahim
Mawa Jalebis at Burhanpur Mawa Jalebis
Located in a narrow lane near the Minara Masjid, this place is the king of Jalebis. Here the Mawa jalebis, a specialty from Madhya Pradesh are made in a super-fast way and that’s quite impressive. It is made of mawa, arrowroot, and milk. The jalebis are fresh, hot, thick and juicy. Give it a try!
What to Taste: Mawa Jalebis.
Direction: Narrow lanes of Mohammad Ali Road, Near Minara Masjid, Byculla, Mumbai
Taj Ice Cream
You can have fresh fruit ice creams here. Having a legacy of almost 125 years, this joint is a perfect example of “Tasty and Healthy”. After having a sumptuous meal, there is no better place than Taj Ice cream to have desserts.
What to taste: Handmade Sancha Ice Cream
Direction: 26/28 Khara Tank Road | Bohri Mohallah, Mumbai