Vada Pav
Vada Pav

Mumbai is a city which is known for its street food around India, it is credited as being the city which introduced the vada pav which is the quintessential snack for mumbaikars on the go. The vada pav has humble origins but it checks all the boxes when it comes to flavor, texture and spice.

A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices yet liked by all, it has been around since the mill days of Mumbai .Everyone in the city are aware of the vada pav. Vada pav is sold all over the city with an abundance of stalls. One can get quite lost in the chaos and come across mediocre stalls.

Since vada pav is clearly popular, the best should be tried without doubt. Here are some stalls which you must surely try.

Shree Krishna Batatawada

This stall is unique in a sense as it sells you only the Vada and not the Pav. The taste of the vada and the batter has been consistent during the last 30years.The price is worth the unforgettable experience and the flavor which leaves an aftertaste. Just ask for the store around the area and the locals will surely guide you. It’s the first staircase going down on the left towards the station, at Radha Niwas Chabildas Road, Near Chabildas School, Dadar West,Mumbai.

Shree Krishna vada pav<br />Picture credits: mumbai.
Shree Krishna vada pav
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Ashok Vada Pav Stall

Popularly known as Kirti College Vada as it is situated on the lane off Cadell road leading to Kirti college. A tradition in itself serving delicious Vadas with Chura inside a pav with three amazing chutneys that come together so well, creates a wonderful sweet and spicy flavor that is simply amazing. The crunchy chura adds an awesome element to it. One of the stalwarts when it comes to vada pav places in the city.

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Ashok vada pav
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Aaram Vada

Aaram vada has its own identity and lovers, fresh crispy golden Vadas served in Pav with diced onion, coriander chutney and a dry garlic chutney, is location is even more beneficial, in the fort area opposite C.S.T station and having a legacy of over 70 years people such as the late Balasaheb Thackrey and Rajiv Gandhi have eaten from here. Capitol Cinema building Mumbai

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Aaram vada pav
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Graduate Vada Pav

It is a small authentic stall outside Byculla station (west). This stall has been around here for the last 16years Ramesh Pawar, its USP is hot fresh Vadas with chutneys like garlic, chilli, coconut and tamarind, for the customer to choose from. A small shop, but with such great food whose complaining. College students, office-goers and many others have been its patrons. You should try too.

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Ashok Satam Vada Pav (CTO Vada Pav)

This stall near Flora Fountain side of Central Telegraph office. The Vada, here is popular with office-goers, advocates and people in a rush. It is crispy on the outside and hot in the inside. The zesty spices and green chillis, coriander, kurry leaves and ginger. A well known stall in the fort’s business district.

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Ashok Satam vada pav
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Samrat Vada pav

Also known as Parleshwar vada pav, a thing that sets this joint apart is that they have chopped up with coconut pieces mixed in with potato adds a distinctive touch and also butter added if you wish. Mouth watering and tasty, people alwals queue up for this delight. Located at Nehru Road, Parleshwar, Vile Parle (East).

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Samrat vada pav
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Anand Vada Pav

Outside Mithibai college in Vile Parle (west). Considered to be one of the best in the city.  It is immensely popular with students and others who frequent it. Hot and spicy a classic icon of simple street food.

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Anand vada pav
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Shivaji Vada Pav

Another joint near Mithibai college, this stall has been around since the last thirty five years, has won awards for the Vada Pav and sells nearly 1000 Vada Pavs every day. Price at 15 rupees as much in demand and in repute as before.

 The above mentioned are some of the best in the city of Mumbai, if you have had a better experience, share its location with us at

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