No matter where we live and where we go, nothing could beat the taste of Mumbai’s favourite staple food, ‘Vada Pav’. It tastes like heaven on earth; imagine that fluffy bready stuffed with tasty bhaji and Sev puri along with other spices. It already made me drooling. Well, if you want to taste the delicious vada pav then there is no best place like Mumbai. The city has so many famous stalls serving this that it will make you try it at all of them without any regret.
And you know what this dish is so quintessential and it has its own day too- ‘World Vada Pav Day’ which is celebrated on 23rd August. Yeah, That’s Right!
Have a look at these 7 best stalls in Mumbai to pick it up.
1. Ashok Vada Pav
This stall is located in Dadar is one of Mumbai’s oldest and most popular vada pav joints. Even most of the celebrities go there including Shabana Azmi, Sonu Nigam, and Madhuri Dixit among others. This small stall has been set up by Ashok Thakur over 35 years ago. Do you know how much their Vada Pav costs? Only Rs. 15.
Address: Kashinath Dhuru Marg, Dadar West, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028, India
2. Aram Vada Pav
This is another famous joint which is located right opposite Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. It is over 70 years old. On a daily basis, it serves thousands of customers. They serve their hot piping vada pavs with delicious garlic chutney. Apart from vada pav, they also serve variations of the snacks including delicious cheese vada pav.
Address: Capital Cinema Building, 126, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Rd, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
3. Graduate Vada Pav
This stall is located right outside the Byculla railway station is almost two decades old. It is 17 years old and the best part is this stall remains open for all days in the week. Their vada pavs are absolutely irresistible that one can’t stop himself from tasting that. Other dishes they serve are samosa pav and Bhajiya Pav along with coconut chutney and chilli chutney that makes a perfect match.
Address: Shop No 29, Haji Ghani Building, opp. Byculla -East, Byculla East, Railway Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011, India
4. Shivaji Vada Pav
Over 35 years old, Shivaji Vada Pav is a hot favourite joint in the city that serves thousands of Mumbai locals daily. They serve the best Schezwan and cheese Schezwan vada pav which is extremely popular among students of the neighboring colleges.
Address: Shop No.10Ground Floor Khitabi Manzil, Rajwadkar St, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
Potoba is another favourite joint that serves extremely delicious vada pav. Even they have a special menu for the kids. They sell the famous Mirchi vada pav which is made with extra spices and is very tasty. Yummy!
Address: Lady Jamshedji Rd, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India
6. Gajanan Vada Pav
Since 1978, they are serving their delicious and spicy vada pavs. Don’t forget to try their crispy, freshly cooked vada pav with their famous spicy chutney. You can have the vada pav anytime as your lunch, breakfast or dinner as it’s open from 7.30 am to 10 pm.
Address: Chhatrapati Sambhaji Rd, Naupada, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400602, India
Pipasa is yet another place that serves the best vada pav. They sell their vada pav along with Samosas with extra special lassi (Punjabi Lassi) making them the best place to have vada pavs.
Address: 70, Goyal Shopping Arcade, SV Rd, Opposite Borivali Station, Sundar Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092, India