9 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

Vegetarianism has become the new mantra for a healthy lifestyle. With the changing dynamics, our palates have evolved and we’ve always looking out for something interesting and unique. Chefs are now experimenting and using their creativity to woo their vegetarian customers. So, if you have ever thought that there are very few vegetarian options on the menu, you’ll be surprised. Aamchi Mumbai has a treasure trove of vegetarian restaurants that serve international and regional dishes using a variety of cooking styles and exotic ingredients. Here’s a list of the 10 best vegetarian restaurants in Mumbai.

9 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Mumbai

1. Burma Burma

 

This restaurant calls out to all Burmese food lovers. Burma Burma is known for its authentic vegetarian food from the region that’s to die for. They’ll often use ingredients that you may have never had before. Don’t leave without trying their Khau Suey, Red Chilli Noodles, Manadalay Meeshay and Chocolate Hazelnut Dome.

 

Where: Kothari House, Allana Centre Lane, MG Road, Behind Mumbai University, Fort, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1500 (approximately)
Contact: 022 61054592

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2. Tuskers

 

If you want a fine dining experience, Tuskers is your perfect bet. Serving authentic Gujarati and Rajasthani dishes, this restaurant is bound to make you fall in love. The menu has an array of regional dishes ranging from Gatte ki Sabzi, Dal Ka Halwa to desserts like Paan Kulfi along with a lavish Gujarati Thali.

 

Where: Sofitel Hotel, C 57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 3000 (approximately)
Contact: 022 61175000

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3. Soam

 

If you want to have the most authentic Gujarati food in Mumbai, Soam is the best deal. A simple and not-so-fancy restaurant, Soam boasts of its regional specialities that include Moong Dal Khichu, Farsan Platter, Jowar Pita Pockets, special Gujarati thali and desserts like Malpua. If you haven’t been here already, it’s time you visit it now.

 

Where: Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Opposite Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 700 (approximately)
Contact: 022 23698080

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4. Revival

 

Revival’s simple yet aesthetic ambience is bound to make you fall in love with the place. The food served here only adds to the fun. It boasts of a menu full of North Indian food, especially Rajasthani delicacies served with a twist like Bhindi Rajasthani, Paneeralay, Makai Malai Seekh and Barabanki Kofta.

 

Where: 39-B, Chowpatty Seaface, Chowpatty, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 900 (approximately)
Contact: 022 2369699

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5. Shri Thaker Bhojnalay

 

As the name suggests, Shri Thaker Bhojnalay is an authentic Gujarati restaurant that serves the best dishes from the state. You shouldn’t miss out on their refreshing Aamras, tangy Mango Kadhi, delicious Puran Poli and the wholesome Gujarati Thali.

 

Where: 31, Dadisheth Agyari Lane, Off Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1000 (approximately)
Contact: 022 22069916

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6. Aaswad

 

If you are looking for a typical Maharashtrian experience, then Aaswad does the job for you. Although it also serves South Indian and street food, but it is majorly known for Maharashtrian delicacies. It serves some of the best varieties of Misal Pav, Kothimbir Vadi, Thalipeeth, Sabudana Khichdi, and Patal Bhaji.

 

Where: LJ Road, Shivaji Park, Gadkari Chowk, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 200 (approximately)
Contact: 022 24451871

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7. Gonguura

 

If you are a South Indian food lover, Gonguura is the place to be. It serves the best Andhra dishes. This quaint little restaurant has some amazing Pesarattu Dosas, Onion Uttapams, Andhra Meals, Gonguura Pickles and Mirapakaya Bajjis.

 

Where: 5/6, Juhu Ekta Co-operative Housing Society, Juhu Versova Link Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 700 (approximately)
Contact: 8828070480

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8. SpiceKlub

 

SpiceKlub is known for presenting famous North Indian dishes in a unique way with a touch of molecular gastronomy like the Pav Bhaji Fondue, Paneer Cigar Roll and the Cheesy Garlic Naan.

 

Where: 8A, Janta Industrial Estate, Opposite Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1500 (approximately)
Contact: 022 46104610

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9. Ovenfresh

 

Ovenfresh serves a mix of Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean dishes that are definitely worth a try. The menu boasts of an interesting mix of Minestrone Soup, Broccoli Soup, Mushroom Risotto, Corn and Cheese Enchiladas, English Cheddar Quesadillas and an irresistible variety of desserts including freshly baked waffles and creamy pannacottas.

 

Where: Kiran Building, Ranade Road, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Cost for Two: INR 1200 (approximately)
Contact: 022 67600000

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The amazing food that these restaurants offer will compel you to visit them whether or not you are a vegetarian.

 

7 Fun Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Mumbai

Most of the times when you go out with your kids, you may not be left with too many options where their needs with regards to nourishment and entertainment are catered to. Mumbai is now offering those choices with many kid-friendly restaurants where your little champs can enjoy a meal and so can you. Here are six fun kid-friendly restaurants in Mumbai that you must try.

7 Fun Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Mumbai

1. Pizza Express:

While you have a lovely conversation over food, your little chefs get to make their own pizzas – with the option of either doing it on the table or in the kitchen itself. When they say make your own pizza, they mean everything  – right from the making of dough to topping it with sauce. Before you go, please check if it is a ‘make-your-pizza’ day. As a rule, it’s usually on Mondays and Thursday and on Sundays between 3-7 P.M

Address: Near the Gateway of India. Ground Floor, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai.

2. Smoke House Deli

: Smoke House Deli proposed its children menu in November 2016 and it’s a hit. They offer a bunch of choices from pizzas, burgers and shakes. There’s a lot of creativity that has gone into planning how kids can submit their request. Peel and stick stickers for requesting what you need or use colored pencils to make your customized menu. Add to that their ever-accommodating and tolerant staff, disclosing each dish to your tiny tots.

Address: Main Courtyard, High Street Phoenix, Phoenix Mills Compound Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

3. Le Pain Quotidien

: Le Pain Quotidien provides you ample space to let your kids go free. They are known for their child-friendly staff and a child- friendly menu with interesting soups, sandwiches, risottos, desserts and freshly baked breads making it a perfect place to be on lazy Sunday. They also provide a little corner for kids to play and interact with each other.

Address: Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Road, Apollo Bunder, Gateway of India,  Colaba, Mumbai

4. Millk: This new foundation has an eatery, a play zone for kids and even a lovely spa for adults all under one roof. The idea was to have an entertaining space for kids and adults, so while their parents appreciate a relaxed feast or even enjoy at their spa and salon, the kids can have a fun time too. The bistro is right next to the play zone allowing the parents to keep an eye on their kids.

Address: Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

5. Seven Kitchens

: Another incredible place to visit alongside your kids. Why? It has a huge assortment of cuisines that can please every palate. If that is not a reason enough, they have a play corner where kids can indulge in some art and craft activities while you enjoy your feast. It also gives you a chance to help your kids move past pizzas and burgers and open them up to new cuisines.

Address: The St. Regis, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

6. Cafe Food For Thought at Kitab Khana

: This cafe is a great place to enjoy some quality time with your kids. They a have small kids room cornered by four colorful lazy bean bags which makes it perfect little cozy place for kids to read their books. Right across the kid’s section is a little cafe called Food for Thought that serves delicious cupcakes and other treats on display. You should also try their Mexican bowl, chocolate mud pie and crispy French fries.

Address: Somaiya Bhavan, Flora Fountain, opposite the parking lot, opposite HSBC, near davars College.

Enjoy a good Chinese meal at these restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru

A beautiful time to reminisce the year gone by, people wish for love, joy and prosperity for the coming year on the Chinese New Year. With cultural activities and social gatherings, the celebration consists of delightful surprises such as the dragon dance, lion dance and the emperor’s wedding. In North China, people perform different versions of the Rice Sprout Song, a traditional Chinese dance performed by groups dressed in colourful attires. This year, the Year of the Rooster falls on January 28.

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The community also place a lot of importance on food. The New Year’s Eve dinner, called the “reunion dinner”, is believed to be the most important meal of the year. A few food items are considered to be auspicious if consumed on this day. It is believed that eating fish brings good luck and monetary gains in the year to arrive. Dumplings, spring rolls, rice cakes and sweet rice balls are among the other food items.

Looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year by taking your friends and family out? Here are the restaurants that have lined up special offers for the day:

DELHI

Chinese New Year is the perfect time to explore the traditional Chinese delicacies. At Royal China, welcome the Year of the Rooster with Egg Tarts, Custard Buns, Traditional Salad for Chinese New Year, Aubergine with Chicken or Vegetable.
Where: Royal China, 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110019
When: Till February 3; 7pm – 11.45pm
Cost: Rs 2,200 for two
Phone: 011-49818000
Tantalise your taste buds at a special Yum Cha Festival with Oriental cuisine at Asia Seven in the city. Indulge in a variety of steamed dishes like Crunchy Broccoli and Almond dumplings, Crystal Wild Mushroom, Yummy Cheese in Chilly for vegetarian lovers. Non-vegetarians can relish lip-smacking Chicken Siewmai, Crystal Duck and Cherry, Prawn Hargow, Prawn in Hot Yellow Curry dumplings among others.
Where: Ambience Mall, 3rd Floor, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana – 122002
When: January 28 onwards; 3pm – 6pm
Cost: Rs 559
Phone: 0124-4078133
Savour Yee Shang - Traditional Salad for Chinese New Year at Royal China.Savour Yee Shang – Traditional Salad for Chinese New Year at Royal China.KOLKATA

To celebrate the occasion of Chinese new year, TFO (The Factory Outlet) has come up with exclusively curated oriental meal bowls to celebrate this remarkable festival where people can now dig into authentic Chinese meals at a pocket pinch of just Rs 199.

Where: The Factory Outlet, Block D, 5th Floor, 22 Camac Street, Kolkata – 700016
When: Till February 11; 12 noon – 12 midnight
Cost: Rs 1,200, plus taxes
Phone: 080-32211581

BANGALORE

Welcome the year of the Rooster with good food as Singkong celebrates the Chinese New Year with a special menu for the festivities. An array of delectable culinary creations will be served that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Where: Singkong, UB City, Bengaluru
When: January 28 to February 1; 11:30am – 1am
Cost: Rs 275 onwards
Phone: 080-41755366

Relish Banana Leaf wrapped Grilled Red Snapper at SingKong.Relish Banana Leaf wrapped Grilled Red Snapper at SingKong.MUMBAI

Dim sum teahouse, Yauatcha, will honour the eminent colour red for Chinese New Year. For the occasion, Yauatcha will present two exclusive festive menus: the Chinese New Year Signature menu and the Supreme selection menu, which includes a special limited edition dim sum decorated in a vibrant palette of red, a red patisserie and a red cocktail.

Where: Yauatcha, Raheja Tower, First Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Next To Cafe Infinito, Bandra East, Mumbai
When: Till February 11; 12pm – 1am
Cost: Rs 2,500, plus taxes per person
Phone: 091-9222222800

By the Mekong at The St Regis Mumbai invites you on a culinary journey to welcome the Year of the Rooster. The special menu comprises dishes which is a masterful blend of home-style cooking with traditional ingredients.

Where: By The Mekong  Level, 37, The St Regis, Mumbai
When: January 28 t0 February 5; 12pm – 3pm and 7pm – 12pm
Cost: Rs 5,000 for two
Phone: 022-61628422

Truffle Dumpling at Yauatcha. Truffle Dumpling at Yauatcha.

CHENNAI

Wangs Kitchen is hosting ‘Asian Cuisine Festival’ to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A special menu has been designed featuring mouthwatering soups, starters, luscious main courses and a variety of rice and noodles. Food lovers can relish dishes like Glass Noodles Thick Soup, Threaded Chicken, Kwayteow Goreng Noodle, Vietnamese Fried Rice, Five spice vegetable, Roasted Chicken tossed with a variety of sauces.

Where: Wangs Kitchen, G-7, Gee Gee Emerald, 151, Village Road, Nungambakkam
When: January 28; 11:30am – 10:30pm
Cost: Rs 600 – 800
Phone: 044-39253925/044-44401111

With the beginning of Fire Rooster year, China Town has introduced seven lucky dishes which are considered to bring happiness, prosperity, longevity and wealth this Chinese New Year.

Where: China Town, Cathedral Road and Ampa Mall Skywalk, Chennai
When: Till February 12
Cost: Rs 1,200
Phone: 044-28112246 (Cathedral Rd); 091-7604915096 (Ampa Mall Skywalk)

Chap Chay, the Asian Stir Fry Restaurant from the house of The Raintree, St Mary’s Road is all set to mark the start of a prosperous year by celebrating Chinese New Year in a healthy manner.

Where: Chap Chay, The Raintree, St Mary’s Road
When: Till January 29
Cost: Rs 1,200
Phone: 044-24304050

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Savour the flavour!

New York eatery tops world’s best restaurants 2017; India fails to make the list

At the annual World’s 50 Best awards held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world was revealed. According to the list, Eleven Madison Park, New York triumphed as a foodie’s heaven beating last year’s number one, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The Italian delicacy dropped down to second place. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, took the third spot.

According to Bloomberg, Chef Daniel Humm said, “I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could find myself in this position. Cuisine has given me everything: I left school at 14 and pursued a craft that no one believed in at the time. Everything I have learned has been from food: languages, culture. I have traveled the world and met Will, who is my best friend as well as my business partner. It is unbelievable.”

This is the first time that a restaurant from the US has won since Chef Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, California, bagged the title in 2003 and 2004. All other winners have been European.

Famous food scientist and chef, Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London made the top 50 at number 36.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

5. Central (Lima, Peru)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

8. Maido (Lima, Peru)

9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)

12. L’Arpège (Paris, France)

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

17. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

21. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

26. The Clove Club (London, UK)

27. The Ledbury (London, UK)

28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

35. Septime (Paris, France)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)

40. Cosme (New York, USA)

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

46. L’Astrance (Paris, France)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)