Mumbai best Vada Pav (Mumbai's Hamburger) Places

#1 Jun 3rd, 2006, 11:57
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Well after eating a crappy Mc chicken grill (no mayo, no sauce, nothing on the bun and a cold chicken cutlet).
I've decided I need a list of good quality vada pav outlets to eat good hot low budget food.

A little about the vada pav

Hot and Spicy Batata Vada served hot with pav, green chutney and sweet tamarind

Vada Pav (also spelled Wada Pav) is an Indian vegetarian fast food commonly eaten in Maharashtra, India. It consists of a vada, served in a bun (pav). The vada is usually potato-based. Potatoes are mashed/diced and coated with an herb-seasoned batter, then deep-fried. The finished vada is then wrapped in bread and served with condiments such as chutney and red chili powder.

Vada pav's form a breakfast for many of the local people of Maharashtra. It is a scrumptious snack sold nearly everywhere in Maharashtra. The snack is often served at breakfast and at teatime in many of the region's small eateries. On long distance trains, it is sometimes served as well. Like hot dogs and other roadside fast food.
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Andheri (west)

1) Outside the station near the foot over bridge going to Andheri east. Wait for the batata's to come directly from the frying pan to the counter and then order the steaming hot vada pav's!! Also the lassi is pretty good and the gulab jamun. Avoid the jumbo vada pav outlet further down on the right (the buns are cold and so is the vada)

Vile Parle (west)

1) Outside the station about 4 shops from the station on the left a good hygienic Gujarati place. Also nice kachoris and dhoklas.

2) Opposite Mithibai college. They also make good cheese grilled sandwiches.
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Yes, the places you mention seem to ring a bell!!! I have had it from many different places and most of them are pretty good too. I have 3 to 4 vada pavs almost half the time for my main meal when going to work in the afternoon or night shift!!! Great to carry along and have in the autorickshaw on the way from the Andheri station to the airport. I usually have them from the Jumbo King stall (hygienic variety) and sometimes from the not so hygienic roadside stall outside the Andheri (East) railway station. Depends on my mood and whether they are readily available or not!!! No time to waste waiting in queue to get them packed. Usually avoid the watery chutney during the monsoon season and stick to the dry red chilly and garlic chutney powder. And sometimes have a mango shake or a soda with lemon added to it to quench my thirst!!! Great combo!!!

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One can get awesome Vada pav, Baji Pav etc.. Behind HR collge Churchgate. Opp the Indian Oil Bldg.
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now how could i resist at trying my hands at this...
my fav. places for Vada Pao are:

1. Near Matunga Station , Matunga (west) as u ascend the overbridge joining east and west Matunga on ur left side u come accross a peddlar who has his asssistant frying fresh kanda ( onion), dal, Mirchi ( chilli) bhajiyas and afcourse vatata bada ( potato dumpling)...u'll notice that he isnt free from crowd anytime....the moment theyc ome out of frying pan they are served encased by pao and chilli garlic chutney...
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2. little ahead of the place mentioned above on the same road and on the same side....u 'll find another shop that makes all the mentioned varieties of bhajias + thick dal bhajiyas and methi pakodas served with green chilli and garlic chutney.....

3. On platform of Kalyan station....the best potato wada i have had ever...

few more places are there ....but cant recall them
til then this is the list
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one correction Naveen ......Its nto Mumbai's Hamburger as it never had Ham .......rather its Mumbai's Burger
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yeah. Burger would be more apt.

personally i dont really eat vada pav off the streets but i do like eating at the Jumbo outlet off Churni road. the last time i got a jumbo vada was July of 05
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Vibhu: Hamburgers never have ham in them, only beef!!! HAHAHA!!! And the poor vegetarians who think that a cheeseburger means one with only cheese inside it are sadly mistaken too!!! It just has the normal beef burger with a slice of cheese inside it!!! It is only in India that you get a veg. burger with cheese inside it!!! HAHAHA!!!

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Aadil now........I'll regret giving u this chance......

indeed u r correct when u say that hamburger has beef cutlet in it but am aware of the second occourance....
u seem to catch up these small follies pretty quick
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Originally Posted by skinnylizard yeah. Burger would be more apt.

personally i dont really eat vada pav off the streets but i do like eating at the Jumbo outlet off Churni road. the last time i got a jumbo vada was July of 05
Now how in the name of god can u claim that u like eating Vada pav at Jumbo outlet off Charni Road when u last had a Vada Pav there was nearly 1 yr back.....
and correct me if i am wrong Charni Road ain't too far from ur home too

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well last year around then we had a guy in the studio who used to come to work from around there. so he used to get em from Jumbo all the time.he quit around July so since then there hasnt been anything coming from there.

Charni road isnt far but i hate that route so i never go there. Sucks for Jumbo.
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Originally Posted by Vibhu Jindal Aadil now........I'll regret giving u this chance......

indeed u r correct when u say that hamburger has beef cutlet in it but am aware of the second occourance....
u seem to catch up these small follies pretty quick

Yeah, always had an eye for detail especially in proof reading articles as I used to edit a newsletter for quite a long time!!! HAHAHA!!!

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One other place for good vada pav, though not technically in bombay would be Panvel.. If you enter the express-way from panel to go to Pune it comes on your right. Its called Janta... awesome Vada Pav, Missal Pav and other snacks...
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Superb vada paav and missal pav at the ground floor of the commercial complex(forgot the name) in Dombivili west, opp the railway stn. This complex is next to the police stn and has a typing institute and Dr. Gujarathi's nursing home on the first floor
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Wink Mumbai best Vada Pav

With due respect to all of you, the suggestions are way off track. I love Vada Pav and would go to extreme extents to try a good one. Here's my choice:

a) Aram Hotel, Near Capital Theatre, VT (now CST), Mumbai - undoubtedly one of the best Vada Pav you can every have. The Vada is quite mild and reasonably large. He will give you with cheese slice also. Lovely - neat, hot, mildly spicy and a great taste with corriander and all. Not too much of Garlic or is absent. They have at least one outlet in Fort - Road from GPO towards RBI, but nearer to GPO.

b) Kunj Vihar Restaurant at Thane Station West, very near to the station - Fantastic Vada Pav - if you have not eaten this - you have not eaten anything. As good as the Vada is the Pav - in matters of Pav, this is the best. No words can describe the happiness if you eat a Kunj Vihar Vada Pav. They have commenced an outlet (must be franchised, looks like) at Bandra (East), not far from Station. But this one is only mediocre. Not so good.

c) Krishna Restaurant - Dadar Station. Oh, what a Wada Pav........simply great.

d) Joshi Wada wale...........at many places in Pune - quite good, but not mind blowing.

e) Only Vada - was excellent at Fountain Dry Fruit Stores - unfortunately I went there the other day and saw it was closed.............

f) At Fountain near the telegraph office - roadside stall - quite good.

g) For the sanitized versions - Jumboking Vada Pav - quite an institution - has made all kind of vadas, including for those who feel miserably that they are hogging fatty items - so you got brown bread vada pav, etc.


and last but not the least - many many ones on the road sides which keep dishing out hot vada pav, most times of the day and almost throughout the year........and to hell with hygiene.

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We used to stop at Khopoli and eat pao bhaji (not vada pao) every time we went by car to Khandala pr Pune. Yum.

I tell people that you can get a delicious meal for very little money in India. Just for the benefit of foreign travellers what is the price?
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