Mumbai – a cosmopolitan city and a melting pot of cultures. People from across the country and many from different corners of the world come to this city for work and even for leisure.
The food that you get in Mumbai is as diverse as the people that live here. From 5 star fine-dining restaurants to the food stalls at every corner, this city has something for all taste buds & pocket sizes.
Mumbai’s street food, well, it has a league of its own. Songs have been written about Mumbai’s street food and all of us who has tasted it at least once know why. To think about it, one can have a full 5 course dinner on Mumbai’s streets – How about that hot and sour soup from Chinese thela for first course, sev-puri or vada-paav for entrée, pav-bhaji extra butter maarke for mains, kulfi or gola for sweets and a big fruit platter for dessert. And not to forget the paan to digest all the food from your 5 course meal!
Street food in India in general is fantastic. However, we are now in the era of hand sanitizers and rightly so. Enjoying this delicious food should not come at the cost of your or your family’s health. But then do you give up on eating the food from the streets? Well, sadly I did. After few unpleasant experiences I almost stopped eating food from street vendors. Sigh!
But I miss eating chat and smell of the bhajiyas makes me want to run to the nearest stall. Thankfully, I didn’t have to do any of it this year as I was invited to the Street Food Festival organized by 24/7 restaurant at The Lalit, Mumbai. I couldn’t be happier when I visited The Lalit and saw the spread. All that deliciousness was under one roof where I got not only hygienic but tasty street food.
One may debate the authenticity of street food served in big restaurants but not here at The Lalit. ‘We wanted to get India’s streets together with the intention of serving the best of all the dishes without compromising on the taste’ says Mr. Aungshuman Chakraborti, Executive Chef at The Lalit.
The menu keeps changing, but here is what’s on offer –
Pav-Bhaji and kheema
Kolkata style chow mein and momos
Chow Mein in the making – Watch here.
Indian desserts galore – Jalebi Rabdi, Petha, malai wala doodh
Click here to see the see the dessert counter
For those looking to finish off the meal with some main course, The Lalit also has an Indian and continental fare along with the street food
And how can an Indian meal be finish without a Paan! They have a paan counter where you can have an authentic custom made paan to your liking.
This experience is priced at INR 1,850 + taxes and is on only for limited time. So make the most of the few days of rain and head to The Lalit to get your street food fix!