Recently, while I was working on my client’s projects I came across an article in an Indian newspaper. The article mentioned that Mumbai, India’s Maximum City, has been ranked among the top 20 expensive cities in the world. While London was ranked ahead of New York and Hong Kong, Mumbai, my birth city, was the only Indian city that made it to the list. The news further tells us that all the top cities are most expensive for businesses and workers to occupy. This means that the report only focuses on the real estate segment and does not take into consideration the average lifestyle and living conditions. Ironically, Mumbai is often voted as the most expensive city in India, but I can assure you that majority of the Mumbai population survives on less than Rs. 20000 per month (that’s US$300). To all those who grumble about the rising cost of the city, let me tell you this – Mumbai is all about finding options. The city is open to all from beggars to millionaires; therefore all you need to do is find what you want. If you are in the Maximum City on a limited budget for business purposes, or if you are visiting someone just for a day or two, here are some ways on how to survive in Mumbai at a minimum cost.
Okay, I won’t waste time with any introduction paragraph here. This is the second and concluding part of Savoring the Street Food of Mumbai post. I hope you enjoy it this as well.
I have already mentioned about some of the top street food destinations in Mumbai in my earlier blog post, but this time I am changing the topic slightly. Mumbai is not just about South Mumbai which remains the core part of the city, or about the suburbs where majority of the residents live these days. It is about the entire city that come together and make this city so uniquely beautiful. While I may not be completely happy with the kind of population growth that has made this city over-crowded, bringing people from all parts of the country. However, I also believe that the city would not have been what it is if these changes wouldn’t have happened. In my previous blog about street food, I mentioned some roadside stalls where you can find some great fast food or street food. This time, I am only focusing on the most popular street foods that you can find across the city, I mean literally any corner of the city. No matter wherever you are in Mumbai, all you need to do is walk down your neighborhood and you will find these food items right there. I dedicate this post to all the foodies who don’t care for comfort or restaurant decor, but who care about taste, freshness and are desperately hungry. Let’s get started with it.
Vanakkam and welcome down south in the most happening city of Tamil Nadu. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the place to be if you are looking for some of the best street food destinations in Tamil Nadu. Chennai or Chennaipattinam has always been known for the kind of food that is available here and it is the right place for foodies that are not really interested in all that glamour and glitz that top end restaurants and hotels offer. Of course, I found that there are good number of people here that also prefer high style food and dining experience, but if you are tight on budget you can find many food stalls that can offer you the right kind of food experience while you are on the move. Here we take a quick look at the top must visit street food destinations in Chennai. ni readiya irrikiya?
You may be a luxurious traveler who would go for the best accommodation and food when in Mumbai, but you haven’t tasted the real essence of the city, until you step out of that comfort zone to venture into the small by-lanes and narrow streets of the city that offer the best street food you can get your hands on. Mumbai has always been a place for street food lovers and you will find tons of places all over the city where people gobble up food in few minutes that keeps them going on for the rest of the day. I call it a pit stop because most foodies never stop here for more than 10 to 15 minutes and they refuel because they have lot of job on their hands for the rest of the day. Local people in the city love McDonalds and Pizza Hut for sure, but they never forget the street food that offer them better food experience at an affordable price. Today, I am going to take you deep into the small lanes and corners of Mumbai where foodies go to devour their favorite street food.