8 Khau Gallis That You Can’t Miss In Mumbai | MF Guide
If there’s one thing that Mumbai excels in, it has to be the street food. My first year in Mumbai was spent exploring just that and this is when I stumbled upon the concept of khau gallis. This concept is basically a lane packed with street food stalls or in other words, the answer to all your cravings. The best part is that Mumbai has a khau galli in almost every corner and here are some of my favourites…
Mahim Khau Galli
Sorry vegetarians but this khau galli is a complete non-vegetarian affair with the likes of beef kebabs, mutton khichda, chicken seekh kebab and baida roti on offer. This galli is located opposite the Mahim Dargah and is open from noon till midnight. However, I suggest you head there in the evening to avoid the dinner time rush.
Mutton Kebab Pav, Chicken Shawarma, Baida Roti and Falooda
Ghatkopar Khau Galli
I am giving you a delicious reason to head to Ghatkopar. Located near Ghatkopar station, the khau galli opens from 4.30pm onwards and serves authentic street food like dahi puri, dosa and sandwiches.
Ice-Cold Pani Puri at Jai Durga Centre, Pink Pasta at WTC Pasta and Dahi Puri at Chaat Centre
Tardeo Khau Galli
Sardar Pav Bhaji, that’s a good enough reason to try the Tardeo khau galli that is located in the Tardeo A.C. Market. Vegetarian or non-vegetarian, it’s also the perfect place to grab a quick lunch between work.
Sardar’s Pav Bhaji, Shawarma, Thali and Sugarcane Juice
Mohammad Ali Road Khau Galli
Ramzan or not, the khau galli at Mohammad Ali Road is a heaven for foodies. Think: malpuas, jalebis, kebabs, chicken and mutton delicacies. Your mouth is watering already, isn’t it? Trust me, it’s one of the most memorable walks that the city has to offer.
Sanju Baba Chicken at Noor Mohammadi Hotel, Malpua at Tawakkal Sweets and Nalli Nihari at Chinese N Grill
Carter Road Khau Galli
I am sure you’re familiar with Cafe Coffee Day at Carter Road. That’s exactly where the Carter Road khau galli begins. Hog on shawarmas, parathas, momos and burgers at this modern day khau galli that comes with a sea view.
Chicken Shawarma at Carter’s Blue, Prawn Momos from Kepchaki Momos and Mooli De Parrontthe from Lassi Te Parrontthe
SNDT Khau Galli
The name itself states where this khau galli is located, that is, opposite SNDT university, next to Churchgate station. The plus point of this galli is that it opens as early as 10 am and you get to indulge in your favourites till 8.30 pm. From pav bhaji to fried rice, it’s the perfect place to satisfy all your fast food cravings.
Noodle Frankie at Sai Shabri Fast Food, Manchurian Fried Rice at Lenin Pav Bhaji Centre and Sev Puri at Lalit Bhel Centre
Princess Street Khau Galli
If you’re shopping in Mangaldas and Crawford Market, you’re bound to get hungry and a break from shopping calls for delicious food like dal pakwans, grilled sandwiches and samosa toasts at the Princess Street khau galli.
Punjabi Samosa Toast from Kitchen Garden and Ice Halwas from Mohanlal S Mithaiwala
Kharghar Khau Galli
The Kharghar khau galli is a little different from the others – it’s on a clean road with a huge fountain in the middle. If you’re a momos lover, this khau galli is your paradise because it doesn’t have one but many momos stalls. Head here in the evenings as this khau galli starts setting up after 5pm.
If you’re new to Mumbai, you should head to these khau gallis at the earliest and if you aren’t, have you covered them all yet? I am definitely heading to one of these tonight.