From the Portuguese to the British to us desis, everyone has had an influence on this upscale suburb which is chaotic yet calming for wanderers like us!
The specks of the bygone era reflects in the interiors of Bandra in the form of a iconic architecture and the layout of the streets and lanes. A causal evening stroll through the Chapel road or maybe amidst Veronica Street, will slowly unfold the urban art and graffiti which cloaks this locale.
But without an array of gastronomical options to nourish our foodie souls, what good is a place, no matter how chic?!
You cannot truly enjoy the essence of Bandra if you haven't tried these 5 street-foods which is bound to stay on your palate for a long time, as a reminiscence of an epicurean affair.
This Chicken Masala Roll comes as a surprise because the kiosk is tucked away at a corner of a busy road! The bun in which the minced chicken stuffing is cushioned, is soft and buttery which denies to leave the roof of your mouth anytime soon. Just shed ₹30 and buy yourself a piece of heaven- wash it all down with a glass of Alo Fruit Kiwi Juice and finish this snack with a Choco Roll dessert serving!
Where: 59 Hill Road, Next to Balaji Restaurant, Bandra West, Mumbai
Missing ghar jaisa khaana and fancy food isn't really shoo'ing away the homesickness? Give the Dal-Khichdi from Karuna Lunch Home a try and it'll become your go-to spot whenever you crave a plate of homely and wholesome goodness! Tasty and simple, just shell out ₹80 to fill up your tummy ASAP! This lunch home is open from 12.30pm – 3.30pm so be there on time to treat yourself before they run out of food! Also, you can try out their Chola Bhatura which is another mass favourite here.
Where: Near Saraswat Bank, Madhava Buiding Compound, BKC, Near Family Court, Bandra, Mumbai
Craving cheese lapped sandwiches? Head over to Eshwar Sandwich Shop and you'll witness how ₹25 can actually satiate your cheesy cravings like no other! Stuffed with capsium, cheese, corn, tomato, and onion, the sandwiches here are hot and heavy. ready to mingle with your tongue- slightly spicy and buttery, the corn cheese toast sandwich is the apt definition of deliciousness! The spicy chutneys served on the side makes for a good dip and pack some for your midnight munchies!
Where: Main Road Opp Madhava Building, BKC, Near Family Court, Bandra, Mumbai
A new twist to our regular desi dosa, this pizza dosa is high on the taste quotient! A crisp dosa base topped with mayo, veggies, tangy sauce, and cheese, it is served with a zingy garlic chutney on the side- a recipe of awesomeness! It is papery and peppery enough to shaken up your taste buds! For two people, it'll be around ₹250 maximum so even on broke days, you won't go hungry!
Where: In front of Elle Noor showroom, opposite Starbucks, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Nothing can beat the combination of summers and malai kulfis- I repeat, nothing at all can beat the punishing heat, like a stick of thandi kulfi!
The kulfi here is rich and creamy, something which you wouldn't expect from such a puny street side stall. Texturally smooth, this malai kulfi is a summer delight- not too sweet yet high on the flavour charts! Grab it at just ₹25 and you'll be able to actually taste your childhood memories all over again!
Where: Beside St. Stanislaus High School, Opp. Sona Party Shop, Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai
So what we're saying is that Bandra has something for every budget and you can't possibly be hungry around this area becasue it has some of the best food options in the city.