MUMBAI: Pav bhaji is one fast food that is loved by almost everyone. This Maharashtrian dish is available in every nook and corner. But we have a question for you, is Pav Bhaji even complete without extra butter? We am sure the answer is no.
Well, in Mumbai, Pav bhaji is found in almost every restaurant and is also a part of a street food style. The orange bhaji made in butter is what makes it even tastier.
Below is the list of top places of Pav bhaji outlets to find in Mumbai:
1. Amar Juice Centre
Amar Juice Centre is a street food favourite. They’re said to add their ‘secret’ chutney powder and a self-made Pav bhaji masala that adds a unique flavour and coats the Pav bhaji with a tangy zest. Ever crowded, this place is home to one of the best Pav bhajis in Mumbai, and attracts everyone from college students to office goers and tourists who have oh-so-often heard about Amar Juice Centre and its legendary status. What’s more, the place remains open till 2 am every day.
Location: JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai – 400056
2. Bala Ka Dhaba
I am sure you must be thinking, this is a Dhaba style place, somewhere on the highway, but you are wrong. Bala Ka Dhaba is a small food corner in Malad, especially famous for its Pav bhaji and Tawa pulao. If you are passing by this place, the aroma of freshly cooked bhaji will just drag you towards it. It would cost around 130 per plate.
Location: Liberty Garden Road, Malad West, Mumbai – 400064
3. Sardar Pav Bhaji
Yet another legendary place for you to savour the best Pav bhaji in Mumbai, Sardar Pav Bhaji adds a massive dollop of butter to their bhaji. While going here, make sure to leave out all preconceived dietary notions and come with an open heart and an empty stomach. Trust us, you will not regret it.
Location: Janata Nagar, Tardeo, Mumbai – 00034
4. Gypsy Corner
While Gypsy Corner does rank their staple as among the best Pav bhaji in Mumbai, the place has a large variety of local dishes on offer, most of which are Maharashtrian delicacies that make for incredibly filling meals. Adding to that is the expert pricing, and you get some of the most value-conscious and delish dishes in the city.
Location: Dadar West, Shivaji Park, Mumbai – 400028
5. The Goth Pav Bhaji at Masala Bar
Opened by a genius master-chef, this Carter Road spot offers seriously delicious Pav bhaji in an amazing atmosphere. Stop by for a bite and grab one of the cocktails to go with your meal. This spot stands-out for tossing all the ingredients along with carbon, and the pav is also black-hued. But the fare is mind-blowing.
Location: Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra West
6. Cannon Pav Bhaji
Cannon Pav Bhaji is nothing short of a legend in the city, constantly serving what happens to be one of the best Pav bhajis in Mumbai. The bhaji is packed with flavour, the pav is slathered generously with butter, and the dish is served with onions and a slice of lemon to spice up your shoestring budget lunch. Office-goers have frequented the place, and there is no reason to wonder why. It is located just outside the busiest railway station in Mumbai and what you need after a ride is right there.
Location: Opposite CST Station, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai
7. Mohammad Nasir Pav Bhaji and Bhurji Centre
This is another place on this list that has more iconic items on the menu, and remains open till the wee hours of five in the morning. The yummy Pav bhaji is certainly among the best late night eats in Mumbai, but the story doesn’t end there. Be sure to try out their biryani and bhurji pav, and there is no way that you will leave disappointed.
Location: Shop no. 7, CD Barfiwala Road, Juhu Ln, Mumbai – 40005
They offer the softest Masala and Khada Pav Bhajis in Mumbai that simply melt in the mouth. Open till 1 am, this one too, must be added in your list, especially if you’re visiting Ghatkopar East anytime soon. Also, if you’re there, don’t forget to gorge on the cheese Pav bhaji. As it is located in Khau Galli (commonly known for a lane flooded with food stalls), we are sure you will end up eating a couple of more dishes from the stalls around.
Location: Khau Galli, Tilak Rd, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai – 400077
9. Maruti, Pav Bhaji
What attracts people is the absence of any artificial colouring agent among their Maharshtrian dish ingredients. That not only makes it a much sought after Pav bhaji place, but also helps it gain trust amongst the daily Pav bhaji consumers. This one is highly economical, and super tasty. This place starts at 7.30 pm and is open until mid-night. Their rush hours are mainly after 12 am. If you are out for a drive, have this Pav bhaji outlet on your to do list.
Location: Angelina Apartment Old Police Station Rd, Vile Parle, Mumbai – 400056
10. Manohar Pav Bhaji
This one is as old as 100 years and the intense aroma of the bhaji pulls us towards it, every time we are near the Opera House. All of their ingredients are home-made, including the chilly and garlic paste spruced with capsicum and coriander. Isn’t that amazing?
Location: Pirbhai Terrace Building, Jss Rd, Bhatwadi, Girgaon, Mumbai – 400004
Last but not the least, Bhagwati with multiple outlets. Looking for a quick bite? Then you need to head to Bhagwati. Their pavs come slathered with tons of butter and can be eaten just by themselves.
Location: Multiple outlets, Mumbai
All the Pav Bhaji lovers out there, if you are in Mumbai, grab a take away from the nearest Pav Bhaji outlet. And if you are from a different city, wait for the lockdown to ease so you can travel to relish this mouth-watering Pav Bhaji’s with extra butter.