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Best Pav Bhaji in Mumbai

Just like any city in the world, Mumbai offers several delicacies ranging from street food to some of the most iconic fine dine restaurants in the world. Though infamous for its fine dine, the streets of Mumbai have managed to conquer a name for itself across the globe for street food. One such delicacy is Pav Bhaji. Though the dish was invested in Mumbai, it is now available across India. With growing popularity and a joint serving pav bhaji around every corner, we are looking at the best Pav Bhaji in Mumbai.

Without further ado, let’s get straight to the list of the so-called best pav bhaji in Mumbai. The list contains the locations, and approximately how much does a plate of pav bhaji costs at these eateries.

1. Achija Veg. Restaurant – Multiple locations in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Achija Pav Bhaji
Source: Facebook

Achija Veg. Restaurant is the heart-and-soul of Ghatkopar. The restaurant got famous in the early-2000s in Mumbai for its pav bhaji. Often credited as one of the best pav bhajis in Mumbai, Achija is also well-known for its late night service. Not only pav bhaji, but this restaurant in Ghatkopar is extremely popular amongst Mumbaikars for everything fast food.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 210 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Veg Cheese Pizza, Paneer Chilly, Pav 99, Falooda, and Masala Pav

2. Shree Gurukrupa Veg. Restaurant – Ghatkopar (East)

Gurukrupa Pav Bhaji
Source: Zomato

Often credited as the prime competitor of Achija in Ghatkopar, and why not – the two eateries are located exactly opposite to each other. Shree Gurukrupa Veg. Restaurant is multi-storey restaurant with approximately 100 person seating capacity, and often on the weekends, you will find yourself waiting for at least 25-30 mins to get a table.

The pav bhaji is quite unique with less spices and more veggies (as compared to others on this list), thus making it one of the best pav bhajis in Mumbai. Though pav bhaji is a nothing more than mashed potatoes, few other vegetables in classical Indian spices, the best pav bhaji at Gurukrupa is the jain pav bhaji.

Although pav bhaji without onion and potato does sound boring, it is worth a try.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 210 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Veg. Kolhapuri, Cheese Garlic Naan, and Medu Wada

3. Sukh Sagar Restaurant – Girgaon Chowpatty

Sukh Sagar Pav Bhaji
Source: Zomato

A restaurant needs to be special for the entire area to be recognised by its name. Yes, this is the case with Sukh Sagar -the locality is known as Sukh Sagar.

One of the finest and best pav bhajis in Mumbai is served in a non-AC joint with a seating capacity of only 20 pax. Nevertheless, the next door Sukh Sagar is fully air-conditioned with a dining capacity of over 60 people.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 200 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Idli Chutney, Veg. Masala Fried Rice, and Sitafal Milkshake (Seasonal)

4. Canon Pav Bhaji – Opposite CSMT/VT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus / Victoria Terminus)

Canon Pav Bhaji
Source: Planet Food India

Wow! Audio content is quite powerful. While writing about the location of Canon Pav Bhaji, it had slipped my mind that folks living outside Mumbai and MMR are still used to VT, and not CSMT. If you travel on Mumbai Local, you know what I am talking about.

Coming back to one of the most optimally priced pav bhajis in Mumbai – Canon eatery serves perhaps the best pav bhaji in Mumbai. A simple stall-like eatery located at the heart of the city, Canon pav bhaji serves optimum quantity of bhaji with two buttered pavs – sufficient for one person.

Though Canon does not offer seating, you must dine while standing. Hence a typical fast food joint in India. Nevertheless, the experience and pav bhaji are worth-it!

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 100 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Does not offer online food delivery
  • Other dishes to try: Gajar Halwa, Vada Pav, Lassi, and Chaas (Buttermilk)

5. Sardar Pav Bhaji – Tardeo

Sardar Pav Bhaji
Source: Facebook Post (Things2Do)

Every Mumbaikar has heard of Sardar Pav Bhaji, but only a handful have eaten here. If you are fond of spicy pav bhaji, then Sardar Pav Bhaji is the best in Mumbai. Every restaurant on this list serves either red or brown bhaji, whereas Sardar serves a bit on the blacker side, this is due to the use of black pepper powder as the major source of hotness. A must-try if you are looking to find the best pav bhaji in Mumbai.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 210 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Masala Pav, Cheese Pav Bhaji, and Caramel Custard

6. Stalls at Juhu Chowpatty

Pav Bhaji Stall at Juhu Chowpatty
Source: YouTube (Video cover by Mumbai Street Food)

Pav bhaji at Juhu beach is not just a dish, but it is a feeling. And, for people like me (who have grew up in Mumbai), it is nostalgia of the highest order. The melodious waves crashing the beach, water seeping through the sand, light gusting, and enjoying every bit of pav bhaji while watching the sun take a dip in the Arabian Sea. Whew! This takes me back to my childhood.

There are more than 10 stalls serving pav bhaji at Juhu beach, and every single one of them has a very similar taste. Order a plate of pav bhaji from any stall while sitting on a plastic carpet and rubbing off sand.

What makes this pav bhaji the best is the experience, go out with your family, friends, on a date, or by yourself and enjoy an evening with love and food. Plus, it is very pocket-friendly.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 100 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Go out for the experience
  • Other dishes to try: Chats (Pani Puri, Ragda Pattice), Dosa, and Gola (Sherbet)

7. Veggies – Hiranandani Estate and Castle Mill, Thane West

Pav Bhaji at Veggies
Source: Zomato

Though every other restaurant on this list is located in Mumbai, Veggies is the only restaurant that is in Thane. A simple restaurant having two outlets in Thane (West) itself. One of the location is in Hiranandani Estate compound in Kasarvadavli and the other one is at the Castle Mill junction.

The speciality about pav bhaji at Veggies is that it is so simple, that it is extraordinary. Veggies truly serves one of the best pav bhajis in Mumbai. A must-try pav bhaji for Mumbai food lovers.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 180 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Tomato Soup, Veg Crispy, and Idli Sambhar

8. Amar Fast Food – Multiple Locations in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Amar Fast Food Pav Bhaji
Source: Zomato

Amar Fast Food is the most famous late night eatery in Vile Parle. Located at a walking distance from Mithibai College, Amar Fast Food serves one of the best pav bhajis in Mumbai. The texture, taste, and appearance is very similar to that of Achija, however, there is a peculiar zing. And, it is presents the traditional loafs of bread and spiced mashed potato dish as something else, making Amar Pav Bhaji one of the best in Mumbai.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 220 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Veg. Pizza, Pav Sandwich, and Veg. Hot Dog

9. Sadguru Veg Diet – Chembur

Pav Bhaji at Sadguru Veg. Diet
Source: Zomato

Sadguru Veg Diet restaurant in Chembur serves the best pav bhaji in Chembur. Period. Thus, making it one of the best pav bhajis in Mumbai. Located right outside Chembur Railway Station, Sadguru is a traditional fast food eatery with AC and non-AC dining areas. The restaurant serves several delicacies that are exceptional, nonetheless, pav bhaji is incomparable.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 200 (approx.)
  • Online Order: Swiggy and Zomato
  • Other dishes to try: Triple Schezwan Rice, Chinese Bhel, and Sandwiches

10. Chatai Pav Bhaji – King’s Circle (Matunga)

Chatai Pav Bhaji Stall at King's Circle
Source: Curly Tales

I’m sure that you must have read – How and When Pav Bhaji Became a Household dish in India? Well, Chatai Pav Bhaji is the exact example of a traditional Pav Bhaji stall still serving the authentic experience and delicious taste on the pavement at King Circle.

Yes, you read it right – on the pavement. The diners sit on plastic carpets (chatai) on the pavement to enjoy a wholesome snack late in the evening. The stall opens after 9 PM, and stays active past midnight. In the midst of fine-dine and cafes, take your date for a late-night snack at one of the quirkiest food carts for the best pav bhaji in Mumbai.

  • Cost of Pav Bhaji: Rs. 80 (approx.)
  • Online Order: It’s the experience
  • Other dishes to try: Tawa Pulav

With this, we end our list of the best pav bhaji in Mumbai. Have we missed any? Do let us know your favourite pav bhaji in Mumbai in the comments below.

Vatsal Vora

Vatsal Vora is the editor in chief of The Speaking Out Loud.

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