Foodies have no fixed schedules of eating. They can crave for a chicken tandoori or a bite of the caramel custard they saw on a website or on Facebook at any ungodly hour. Mumbai is a food haven for people who like to eat, munch, hog or just look for a reason to be out and snacking. When in Mumbai take a night tour, and savor the lip smacking food, streets of Mumbai are famous for worldwide. Indeed, you should know where you can get late night snacks in the city that never sleeps and never ever stops eating…
7. Bademiya – Colaba
It is an essential part of Mumbai’s food history. It is like a treasure grove for foodies who like to eat kebabs, kathi rolls, and rumali rotis. [Menu at Zomato] The swift army of waiters serve the food in the car itself. Be sure to be there well in time, as they usually run out food by 1am. The smoky char coaled goodies beckon you to keep coming back. The open air kitchen is one of its kind and has quite a few regulars who come here to gorge on chicken tikka roll.
6. Zaffran – Crawford Market
Located at one of the busiest markets in the country, is open till 4am serving chicken biryani and other delicacies to its long line of customers. [Menu at Zomato] It is a delight for vegetarians, their paneer tikka is worth dying for. It is like ‘manna’ for the vegetarian soul. For those with a sweet tooth their Chenna Payesh or kheer made with paneer is a sure hit. One of their most famous dishes is Gosht Chelo Kabab, which is guaranteed to send your brain into frenzy.
5. Sigdi – Bandra
It’s the kind of place that you might miss at a turning due to its size. A small joint that welcomes diners till 1 am and takeaways unbelievably till 6am. [Menu at Zomato] They have a hookah floor too in case you want to combine snacking and sniffing together. The bheja fry melts into your mouth and in almost all cases, the order is repeated. Most customers will identify it by the huge dinosaur and crocodile statues on the hookah floor. People with sensitive palettes should stay away from the spicy chicken tikka rolls and the Afghani gosht are highly popular.
4. Ayubs – Kala Ghoda
After a long evening of drinking with friends, have Baida roti at Ayubs to sober up with flavor that leaves a lasting impression on your gastronomy. [Menu at Zomato] The kathi rolls with their patent green and red chutney and egg inside release a potent ting on the tongue. The menu is similar to Bademiya, the food a hit with all, due to low prices and excellent taste. The mutton tava and kebabs are a must have. Vegetarian surely must try the paneer and mushroom roll. The waiters are an added USP of the place, as they can rattle off the entire menu to you in seconds. The place to be for late night hunger pangs.
3. Mini Punjab – Bandra
A favorite among Punjoos and all those who long for the “ pind / village ” style of cooking. Away from home if you are looking for typical North Indian Punjabi food and this is the place to be. [Menu at Zomato] The tikkas and the mutton raras are to die for and make you eat till you burst at the seams. Open till late at night, it is the ideal joint for those leaving office late. The prawn and mushroom rolls are also a big hit with the younger lot. End your meal with malai phirnee, true to its name and not over sweet.
2. Bachelorrs – Marine Drive
Love at first sight, that perfect first date and much more can happen when you are having ice cream at Bachelorr’s. [Menu at Zomato] The perfect ice cream parlor for people who like to indulge in this sweet sin. Choose from a long list of juices, snacks and milk shakes. The place to be when you want to be out with your friends or just make up with your girl. Facing the sea, you can find it easily by noticing the long line of cars outside it. The choice in flavors is mind boggling and one must try their famous green chilly flavor ice cream and the ‘ lage raho ‘ chocolate shake.
1. Amar Juice Centre – Vile Parle
The perfect hangout for people looking for South Indian food and vegetarian snacks. Customers vouch for the pav bhaji and butter idlis. The rush is maddening so try and place your order on time. [Menu at Zomato] Try the grapes blossom juice and the grill sandwiches. The organization and the cleanliness will impress you. Service is prompt and you get value for your money. But be ready to eat standing or on your bonnet.