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Since 1953, this Iranian ice-cream parlour in Mumbai has been an essential companion for the locals

Established by Khodabux Rustom Irani, this shop started out as a department store selling cotton, wool & medicines amidst other items.

Ice-cream is that one dessert which doesn't go to our tummies but straight to the heart! With umpteen ice-cream stores in the city, we're never really at a lack of options for our dessert cravings. We always keep on updating our list with each new kiosk that pops up in Mumbai but there's this one ice-cream parlour which is recommended by even the finickiest of all dessertarians.

K.Rustoms & Co. stands as an unassuming ice-cream parlour on one of Mumbai's busiest streets and taking a drop here, is an essential part of being in Mumbai.

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Established by Khodabux Rustom Irani, this shop started out merely as a department store selling cotton, wool and medicines amidst other items. But in 1953, they started churning out ice-creams which are still hailed as the best in the city, by the locals. What added to the popularity of this parlour, was the close proximity to the sea which brought in hordes of people on a daily basis.

Initially, they used to serve their ice-creams on pretty porcelain plates. But after several customers started taking them away and even breaking them, they came up with the concept of sandwiching their ice-creams between wafers, wrapped in thin butter paper for easy finger hold.

They have around 40-50 flavours on their list but vanilla and chocolate have retained their position as classics here. Other popular flavours include walnut crunch, pineapple, raspberry, papaya, paan, coco mint crunch, toffee crunch, rum and raisin and the list simply goes on. Ranging from ₹30 to ₹70 for an ice-cream sandwich, their reasonable rates are like the cherry on the ice-cream cake!

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So when in the city, especially during the scorching summers, a visit to this iconic ice-cream parlour is simply a must to complete your Marine Drive experience. Grab an ice-cream sandwich here, to bask in the essence of every true Mumbaikar's childhood and we're sure, you'd be coming back for more in no time!

Location: 87 Stadium House, Opposite Ambassador Hotel, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

Timings: 9:30am – 11pm

Cost: ₹150 for two people (approx.)

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