Snacking is a favorite pastime of the people of Mumbai . Chaat is probably the most widely eaten food in the city, followed by "Bhelpuri", "Pani Puri", "Pav Bhaji", "Batata Puri", etc. For those looking for non-vegetarian snacks, there are the Muslim Kebabs, "Baida Roti" (an egg Roti stuffed with minced meat), Tandoori Chicken, Seekh Kebabs, and Fish Koliwada.
Talk of Mumbai and what immediately comes to mind is
Bhel-Puri, the Ragda Patties, Batata Vadas, Sandwich, Kulfi, Coconut and
other snacks. Mumbai' s fast food is not restricted to Bhel and Pani Puri
anymore; roadside shacks now sell eclectic stuff, comprising of Dosas,
Pizzas, Hamburgers, Pulao, Biryani and many more. In Mumbai, the 'Paan'
culture has been raised to an art form. An example of this is the Cold and
Sweet Paan in which the sweet filling is chilled.
There are several working families in Mumbai, belonging to different strata of society, who depend on the food supplied by hawkers. Food is available cheaply at the hawkers' joints and if hawkers stopped selling food items a majority of the working population would be deprived of their lunch.
Mumbai knows what people like! The most popular items include the Mumbai's Vada Pav, the unique taste of which is unbeatable, Sandwich, a light snack made of bread, Zpudina Chutney and fresh vegetables, Pani Puri, a light snack made up of puffed Puris, sprouts and other spices, "Dahi Batata Puri", good substitute for breakfast or mini meals during summer days, Pav Bhaji, medley of variety of vegetables cooked in different style, Misal as the name suggests, a spicy mixture of pulses, potatoes and other spices, Bhel Puri a very famous Chowpatty chat popular all over India, "Sev Batata Puri" a light snack made of flat Puris garnished with mashed potatoes, chutneys and other condiments. If one is in Mumbai do not miss the Ragada patties at Mumbai Chowpatty.