Vada pav, alternatively known as the "Bombay burger", is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the state of Maharashtra. The dish consists of a deep-fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun. It is generally served with one or more chutneys and green chilli. Although it has originated as street food in Mumbai, it is now also served in food stalls and restaurants across India. A few of the best places have been listed below, where one can get to sample the delicious vada pav.
Ashok Vada Pav a small stall in Dadar near Kirti College is one of the oldest and most famous Vada Pav in Mumbai. Regular customers of the stall include Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Sonu Nigam and other Bollywood celebrities. The stall is set up Ashok Thakur and it is running for 35 years now. The tiny stall serves almost thousands of customers every day. It opens at 11 am, shuts at 9.30 pm and the cost of Vada Pav is Rs 15 only.
Gajanan Vada Pav Centre has been serving its delicious, spicy Vada Pav since 1978. This centre is situated in Thane. The speciality of this place is their spicy green chutney. The stall is open from 7.30 am to 10 pm daily. This place lets you feast on their crispy, freshly cooked Vada Pav every day.
This joint is very famous for its lip-smacking vada pavs. The outlet opens up at 7.30 am in the morning and shuts by 11.30 pm in the night. Interestingly, it is a hub for commuters, but most importantly is a get-together spot for college students. This stall is exactly opposite Mithibai College in Vile Parle and has become popular over the years.
Jaya Vada centre is the first stall you'll seen when you exit Lower Parel's railway station in Mumbai. It opens at 6 am in the morning and reportedly gathers commuters who are rushing for work. His vada pav is comparatively bigger in size and is served with tangy chutney and sauces. When in Mumbai, one must try this vada pav, majorly for its unique chutney.