Mumbai without Pav Bhaji is like cricket without Sachin – incomplete. Initially a mill worker’s daily meal, it stole Mumbai’s heart with its savoury taste. But with Pav Bhaji stalls dime a dozen now, how do you know where to tickle your taste buds just right? NearFox has compiled a list of Mumbai’s top Pav Bhaji joints that have been churning mouth-watering stuff for ages now.
1. Sukh Sagar, Chowpatty
A vegetarian food lovers’ paradise, Sukh Sagar, which is bang opposite Chowpatty, serves the most impeccable Pav Bhajis. The wide range and lightning fast service will definitely give you a foodgasm.
2. Canon Pav Bhaji, Churchgate
A small shack right outside the CST station, it fills up the area with its buttery aroma, which explains the huge footfall. Kadak Pav is their speciality.
3. Amar Juice Centre, Vile Parle West
This place is a refuge for all the party lovers in suburbs who’re looking for a hearty midnight meal after all the dancing and boozing. Apart from its delicious Pav Bhaji, variety in juices and shakes, masala pav, sandwiches and of course the ‘Indianized- Pizza’. This place is a vegetarian’s paradise. All you need to do is get up and drive-in. With garam masala in abundance and the veggies beaten to an absolute pulp, this is the perfect place to take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey.
4. Sardar Pav Bhaji, Grant Road
For all the Pav bhaji lovers out there, this place is a boon for you guys! Counted among the Top 10 places for the Best pav bhaji and one of the city’s oldest joints. Sardar has become synonymous of quality.
Tip: Try their special masala Pav – it raises the game by several notches.
5. Soli Pav Bhaji, Grant Road
It’s hard to believe that this small joint outside Heera Panna shopping Centre at Haji Ali is also Ambani’s favourite Mumbai joint. Their special masala is a secret recipe, and they won’t let anyone in on that secret.
Tip: Don’t ask the guy to not dip the Pav in butter, for pat comes the answer: What’s the point of eating it then?
6. Bhagwati Pav Bhaji, Kandivali West
This swanky little joint in Kandivali makes amazing stuff, but that’s not why it’s famous. Their forte is the special red garlic chutney – it just adds another dimension to the whole experience.