World Vada Pav Day: Five places to eat Mumbai’s popular street food

| Last Updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM

It's World Vada Pav Day today. Here are some interesting stories about the food affectionately called the 'Indian burger'.

The concept of eating on the street is rooted in Mumbai and the city offers a wide variety of street foods to choose from.

From pani puris and bhels, to seekh kebabs and nalli nihari, the Island City’s street stalls serve a delectable spread. However, vada pav remains the most popular street food of Mumbai. Easily available, filling and affordable, the vada pav can also be eaten on the move.

August 23 is World Vada Pav Day, a day to celebrate the humble vada pav and the best way to celebrate is by eating your favourite food. We list five of the best vada pav stalls around Mumbai city.

Lot of stalls also offer scrumptious cheese vada pavs

Some stalls also offer scrumptious cheese vada pavs

Graduate Vada Pav at Byculla
Running for the last 16 years, it is a small little authentic vada pav stall which is never without a customer.

Shivaji Vada Pav stall at Ville Parle
The vada pav stall next to Mithibai and NM college is a brand in itself, having sold the ‘Mumbai burger’ for over three decades. Click here, to read about Shivaji Vada Pav stall’s journey.

Dadar’s Kirti college vada pav stall
Since the last 35 years this vada pav stall has been attracting thousands of customers everyday from celebs to the common man. The cost of a vada pav has gone from 6 paise to Rs15 at Dadar’s Kirti college vada pav stall, click here to know more about the stall.

The spicy garlic dry chutney goes well with the vada pav

The spicy garlic dry chutney goes well with the vada pav

Gajanan Vada Pav, Vishnu Nagar, Thane
Although the shop sells only one kind of vada pav—the traditional one—it does stand out. Why? It’s chutney. A delicious mix of besan and chillies, its consistency is similar to imli chutney. To find out more about Gajanan Vada Pav, click here.

Aram Milk Bar, CST

Serving Mumbaikars for over 70 years, this joint is popular for its large vadas served with onions and fried chillies. Their famous customers include Rajiv Gandhi, Bal Thackeray, the various BMC commissioners.

The vada pav is not just limited to potatoes and has a number of variations.

Click here, to read about the different kinds of vada pavs you could devour.

This article was first published in dna.

First Published: August 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM

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