A micro-cuisine on its own, Indian chaat undeniably has a vast flavour profile. Whether spicy, tangy, sweet or sour, there's something for everyone to enjoy. In the city of Mumbai alone, there is so much to explore. To streamline your search, we've curated a list of our top 10 chaat places in the city. We promise you'll love them as much as we do.
Elco in Bandra, is one of the most popular chaat joints in Mumbai. They're especially known for their mouth-watering paani puri. If you're shopping on Hill Road and find yourself craving a snack, this is the perfect place to indulge.
Jalaram Snacks, Mulund
A must-try at Jalaram Snacks is the big Dahi Kachori. The joint is known for its unique food pairings, and another example is the samosa cheese bhel. If you're around Mulund, be sure to give this one a try.
Swati Snacks, Tardeo
One of South Bombay's most iconic joints, this place serves delicious home-style, vegetarian food. While the panki here is one of the most popular dishes, their paani puri and dahi puri are not to be missed either.
Ram & Shyam Chaatwala, Santacruz West
Almost 60 years old, Ram and Shyam chaatwala is always surrounded by crowds of people lining up to place their orders. The roadside chaat stall has some of the city's tastiest sev puri, paani puri and bhel puri.
Kailash Parbat, outlets across Mumbai
While Kailash Parbat is known for its vegetarian Sindhi fare, one of the best dishes on the menu is their chaat platter. With multiple outlets across the city, this one is easily accessible and a must-try.
Just by the beach, Chowpatty is almost always jam-packed with families. One of aamchi Mumbai's most iconic attractions, the area is dotted with stalls that serve food ranging from golas and pav bhaji to chutney sandwiches and flavoured paani puri.
Guru Kripa, Sion
Over time, Guru Kripa has earned the moniker, 'samosa heaven' of Mumbai. Popular cinemas like Liberty Cinema and Maratha Mandir even source the samosas for their in-house snack counters from here. They even serve snacks like ragda patties, lassi and dal pakwan.
Sharma Chaat Bhandaar, Vile Parle West
The chaat centre opens shop at 4.oo pm and is crowded from then until closing time. A popular college student hang out, they are best known for their sweet and sour chutneys which are served alongside crispy puris.
Punjab Sweet House, Bandra
This two in one sweet shop and chaat centre has some of the best paani puri in the city. Whether you live in Mumbai or are just visiting, don't miss it.
Gupta Chaat Centre, Matunga
They're best known for their toast sev puri but also have some of the tastiest green chutney sandwiches you'll eat. Lathered with butter, boiled potatoes and sev, this one's a game-changer.
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