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These 8 College Addas In Mumbai Are Just Legendary!

There's always that cool place in college where you want to hang out with your gang. We list down 8 places in Mumbai that had a humble beginning but have achieved cult status through all these years.

These 8 College Addas In Mumbai Are Just Legendary!:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Day 1. Ashok Vada Pav

Ashok Vada Pavsource:

Ashok vada pav started in 1970 is the oldest vada pav in Mumbai. Ashok Thakur and his 4 brothers set a handcart to sell aluvadas, the hungry commuters started asking for pav with their vadas and that is how Vada Pav was invented. The chutney and the batter for the vada is prepared using 40 food item which imparts a unique taste that has vada pav aficionados flocking back to the stall in Dadar. Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Nigam and Sushmita Sen often visit the place to enjoy vada pavs. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Mahi Gulati from Bangalore shares, “My favourite is vada pav wherever I roam in mumbai I always make sure of having 3-4 vada pav at a day not much just 3-4, recently mumbai celebrated Happy World Vada Pav Day: Amchi Mumbai's Best Gift to Foodies !!! The vada pav King Jumbo king Discovered this day by seeing the love of people towards this Indian Burger. Vada pav is in Mumbai’s culture because it is in trend from the ancient time of mumbai”

Day 2. Haji Ali Juice Centre

Haji Ali Juice Centresource:

Set against the backdrop of majestic Haji Ali Dargah, the Haji Ali Juice Centre is visited by thousand of worshippers everyday. The juice centre was started by Fareed Noorani in 1960 overlooking the serene shrine of Haji Ali along the Arabian sea. The Haji Ali Juice Centre has developed its unique menu infusing old classics with a modern twist.
HolidayIQ Traveller Nittin Mittal from Mumbai shares, “Haji Ali is located on the sea coast. It is located near Mahalaxmi Railway station. It's 20 mins walking from the railway station or cabs are also available. The entrance of the shrine is again 10 mins walking from the main road. Place is fully lighted at night. It's a very religious place and very peaceful. You can go inside the dargah and pray. After the visit you can have variety of juices at the very famous Haji Ali juice center which is open till late night.”

Day 3. Bade Miyan

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By far one of the most famous eateries in Mumbai. Situated in a bylane in Colaba, Bademiya has been filling hungry stomachs for years. According to the legend, Bade Miya had a very humble beginning about 75 years ago with a small stall with the sole intention of serving to the navy officers and office goers in Fort area. The owner, Mohammed Yasin who came to Mumbai at the age of 13 was gifted him Rs. 20 to setup a makeshift seekh kabab corner by his guru Hazrat Fid Mohammed Adam Chisti at an almost deserted spot near a naval port at the tip of Mumbai – Colaba, in 1946.

Initially the eatery was known as Miya but later came to be known as Bade Miya for Mohammed Yasin’s long flowing beard. The dark alleyway near Gokul is filled with inviting aromas delicately spiced and beauteously tasty dishes. You can spot wealthy business, celebs and college crowd swarming through the adjacent lanes. HolidayIQ Traveller Biswadeep shares, “Try the boti kababs and seekh kebabs at Bade Miyan Kababs. Patthar ke gosh inside half parathas with some onions is also a must-taste.”

Day 4. Sardar Pav Bhaji

Sardar Pav Bhajisource:

Just a five minute walk from the Mumbai central station, Sardar’s Refreshments specialises in straight-from-the-streets, finger-licking pav bhaji. Ask any passerby and he will point you in the right direction. Over a plate or two of this spicy, greasy stew straddled by a slab of butter and couple of soft pavs (soft white bread rolls), one can see the true colours of mumbai and our eternal love for food. HolidayIQ Traveller Megha Goel from Siliguri shares, “The place in India to eat Pav Bhaji. They top the bhaji with one entire pack of Amul butter that'll make you drool. The service is pretty quick. Their Masala pav is quite amazing as well. You have to be a little pushy to ask for masala pav coz they might avoid it. ”


Day 5. Muchhad Paan Wala

Muchhad Paan Walasource:

Popularly known as 'muchhad walla', Jaishankar Tiwari, is the man behind the amazing and mouth watering paan in Mumbai. Everyday people from all stratas drop by to grab a few paans and zip off again. The range of paans offered is simply mind-boggling, some of the most famous paans are betel-nut loaded Banarasi Paan, Sweet paan and Kalkatta, Banarasi and Maggai. He is probably the only paanwala with a website.

Day 6. Guru Kripa

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If you’re on a diet then I recommend you skip this altogether because the spicy-sweet aromas of of hot chole and samosas will make you cheat on your plans. `Gurukripa' factory in Sion, which prepares nearly 30,000 samosas daily, apart from their iconic samosas Gurukripa offers more than 50 items which include ragda patties, sev puri, bhel puri, south Indians items and Rasmalai, Indrani and carrot halwa. HolidayIQ Traveller Vishesh Choudhary says, “Sion Guru kripa samosa is best ever.”

Day 7. Chatai Pav Bhaji

Chatai Pav Bhajisource:

Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav are the quint-essential street foods of Mumbai - the city of dreams! Although Vada Pav is almost the staple food of Mumbaikars, we do crave some spicy and buttery Pav Bhaji once every few days. Pav Bhaji is a spicy preparation of mashed vegetables with a generous dose of fresh tomatoes, a dollop of butter and consumed with pav, which is usually buttered on all sides. Sounds yummy doesn’t it?

The chatai pav bhaji at King’s Circle near Boscos is a great bet for a light night craving! This roadside eatery is famous for its pav bhaji and tawa pulao. The owner of the stall starts business around 6.30 in the evening. You can sit on chatai (mats) on the footpath and enjoy the food. This pav bhaji is prepared on a coal fired sigri.
HolidayIQ Traveller Pai says, “This place serves amazing pav bhaji and pulav and is crowded in the evenings. Seating is on the streets on a chatai.”

Day 8. Mamledar Misal

Mamledar Misalsource:

When travelling in Thane if you ever feel intoxicated by the heavenly aromas of fiery misal pav, then be assured that Mamledar Misal is just around the corner. Follow your olfactory sense and noises emanating from the crowd that also happens to be the Tehsildar Office canteen where Thanekars go for their spicy misal fix. The 3 kinds of misals offered at Mamledar are differentiated by their level of spiciness, so choose from medium, tikha and double tikha. Be warned though a bite from the medium spicy misal will have you reaching for water or buttermilk like a madman on cocaine. HolidayIQ Traveller Pawar Neha says, “Mamledar misal near thane station is a must try item in the menu!”


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