Vada pav is a delicious kind of street food you can find in Mumbai. This dish consists of a fluffy kind of bread combined with a fried potato with spices. You can get this snack pretty much everywhere in Mumbai, whether you go to an expensive restaurant or to a stall on the street. Here are the 10 best vada pavs in Mumbai.
1. Aaram Vada Pav
The Aaram Vada Pav is a place you can find on the opposite side of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station. They have been serving their vada pav for more than 70 years and even serve different varieties! Like a vada pav with grilled cheese or one with fried green chillies for example.
2. Graduate Vada Pav
This restaurant is run by a family for 20 years now and they serve over 2.000 customers every day! They also offer a lot of different chutneys with chilli or garlic for example. Even though they have the means to upgrade to a fancier place, they would rather stay where they are. Luckily, they did eventually add samosa and pav bhaji to their menu.
3. Ashok Vada Pav
You can find Ashok Vada Pav near Kirti College in Dadar. This restaurant has even come up with their own version of vada pav, called choora pava. They prepare their specialty by mixing choora with chutney and then stuffing this inside the pav.
4. Shivaji Vada Pav
This stall has been selling vada pavs for 30 years now by a Nainar family. Shivaji Vada Pav makes a thousand vada pavs every day and their target group is students who are on a budget. They have also won awards from both Shaban Azmi and Jacki Shroff for their delicious street food!
5. Dheeraj Vada Pav
Even though this place is always packed with visitors, they are known for their quick service, which means you will never have to wait long to enjoy their delicious vada pavs. Their pavs are so soft that they will melt in your mouth, while you will be able to enjoy their spicy stuffing!
6. Anand Vada Pav
You can always find Anand Vada Pav crowded with students from Mithabai College, because they love the size of their vada and the different flavours they offer. At this food corner, you can get vada pav with cheese, mayonnaise and schezwan cheese for example.
7. Samrat Vada Pav
The thing that is so special about their vada pav, is that they have a mixture of coconut in them. This is why so many people love to go to Samrat Vada Pav for this delicious snack! You can choose for different varieties as well, like Butter Grill or Schezwan Grill for example.
8. Gajanan Vada Pav
This vada pav joint has been selling this famous Mumbai snack since 1978! They serve it with a chutney that they created with their own recipe, which is absolutely delicious! If you’re not in the mood for vada pav with this chutney, you can also go for their missal pav, pav bhaji or dosas.
9. Jumbo King Vada Pav
The Jumbo King Vada Pav has been selling vada pavs since 2001 and managed to sell their 100 millionth vada pav in April 2014! They even started a food chain that now has stores in more than 12 cities!
10. Khidki Vada Pav
Mr and Mrs Vaze started selling vada pavs out of the window of their house in 1968, because they really needed the money. People loved the way they prepared the vada pavs and soon they called them khidkivadas, which they trademarked in 1991. Their hot vada pavs are still loved by the residents to this day!
Also read: Best places for Pav Bhaji in Mumbai