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Ramadan Food Crawl In Mumbai: 7 Places You Must Visit!

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You know it’s Ramadan when some of Mumbai’s most ignored streets transform into a culinary fair  for meat lovers. People from all over the city (and quite a few International tourists too) head here to indulge in Ramadan food that’s lip-smacking good.  

Here’s a list of 7 must-visit food stops during Ramadan:

Ramadan Food: Mohammed Ali Road hosts a food fair during Ramadan

Mohammed Ali Road; the entrance to everything mouth-watering & delicious; Credit- Mohit Khushalani

Pit Stop #1: Chinese and Grill

Famous For: Succulent & Delicious Nalli Nihari

Location: 122/132, Barkat Manzil, Near Minara Mazjid, Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai

We’re always up for Chinese, but when you’re at ‘Chinese and Grill’, the nalli nihari is what you should order. Ask any hardcore non-vegetarian and they will swear by it! Slow-cooked for over 6-8 hours, the core ingredient of this dish is beef or lamb shank and silken bone marrow. Just order, eat, and wait for the flavours to explode in your mouth!

 Ramadan food: This Ramadan, head to Chinese and Grill & treat yourself to some lip smacking Nalli Nihari

This Ramadan, head to Chinese and Grill & treat yourself to some Nalli Nihari

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Pit Stop #2: Suleman Usman Mithaiwala

Famous For: Wholesome & Good Old-Fashioned Desserts

Location: 167, Ibrahim Merchant Road, Below Minara Masjid, Byculla, Mumbai

They say desserts don’t go to your stomach, they go to your heart. The sweets treats of Suleman Usman Mithaiwala are testimony to this fact! Large cauldrons of piping-hot malpuas, deep-fried mawa jalebis, and table full of kesar and elaichi firni instantly invite you into this shop. Our recommendation: HAVE IT ALL!

Ramadan food: A glimpse of the drool-worthy firni served at Suleman Usman Mithaiwala

A glimpse of the drool-worthy firni served at Suleman Usman Mithaiwala

Pit Stop #3: Haji Tikka Corner

Famous For: Kebabs That Are Finger-Licking Good!

Location: 76, Raudat Tahera Street, Khara Tank Road, Bohri Mohalla, Bhendi Bazaar, Byculla, Mumbai

Kebabs are common, but succulent and melt-in-your-mouth kebabs are not! If you’re on the hunt for the latter category of kebabs, then Haji Tikka Corner is where you need to be. It occupies a tiny corner of the Bohri Mohalla, and serves the best tandoor items at pocket-friendly prices. Just one visit is good enough to keep you coming back for more of heavenly khiris, sheekh kebabs, botis and shawarmas.

Ramadan Food: These delicious kebabs served at Haji Tikka Corner are not just delicious, they are pocket friendly too!

These delicious kebabs served at Haji Tikka Corner are not just delicious, they are pocket friendly too; Credit- Mohit Khushalani

Pit Stop #4: Jilani Fast Food

Famous For: Bheja Fry!

Location: 6, Sana Manzil, Khara Tank Road, Bhori Mohalla, Next To Saifee Ambulance, Byculla, Mumbai

A treat for hardcore non-vegetarians, bheja fry is made from goat or lamb brains, which is pre-cooked and then fried with a mix of Indian spices. Try this popular dish at Jilani Fast Food if you haven’t already, and you won’t be disappointed!

Bheja Fry, the ultimate favourite of all hardcore carnivore across Mumbai

Bheja Fry, the ultimate favourite of all hardcore carnivores across Mumbai, ekplate.com

Pit Stop #5: Taj Ice Cream

Famous For: Hand-Churned Custard Apple, Tender Coconut, Mango & Chickoo Ice Cream

Location: 36, 38 & 40, Near JJ Hospital, Bohri Mohalla, Khara Tank Road, Bhendi Bazar, Byculla, Mumbai

Move over all you gelatos and yogurt ice-creams of the world, Taj Ice Cream is here to satisfy your hunt for the most flavoursome ice cream! One of Mumbai’s best kept secrets, this store in Bohri Bazaar has catered to dessert lovers since 1891. Vintage recipes, zero adulteration, natural fruits, fresh cream and absolute delish ice-creams! No more reasons needed.

Ramadan Food: Taj Ice Cream; satiating human need for amazing ice cream since 1891

Taj Ice Cream; satiating human need for amazing ice cream since 1891

Pit Stop #6: Surti

Famous For: Helping You Gain Weight With It’s Lip-Smacking Bara Handi

Location: 3/01, Bhuleshwar Corner, Opposite Cotton Exchange, Kalbadevi, Mumbai

After Surti Bara Handi shut its doors in 2015, thousands of fans were left craving the famous Bara Handi (named after 12 curries that simmer in 12 handis). Well, turns out, it just moved to a bigger location in the same area. The art of Surti Bara Handi involves slow cooking odd cuts of meat in different handis for around six to eight hours, then mixing them with marrow and lentil broth before being served. What the dish lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in aroma and flavour. A complete party for your taste buds!

Ramadan food: The nine handis out of the twelve required for preparing Bara Handi; finelychopped.net

The nine handis out of the twelve required for preparing Bara Handi; finelychopped.net

Pit Stop #7: Shalimar Restaurant

Famous For: Falooda That Tastes As Good As It Looks!

Location: Vazir Building, Shalimar Corner, Bhendi Bazaar, Sandhurst Road, Byculla, Mumbai

Ramadan without falooda, wouldn’t feel like Ramadan at all! What is falooda, you ask? A delicious, cold, milk-based drink that’s flavoured with a sweet sauce of your choice (you can choose from kesar, badam, rose and many more). It is then made more sinful with a scoop of ice cream, nuts, and soft vermicelli. Trust us when we say, there is no better way to end a meal than with a tall glass of falooda at Shalimar Restaurant! The textures and flavours with every sip will leave you truly satisfied.

Ramadan Food: Sweet, cold and everything nice, the beloved Falooda

Sweet, cold and everything nice, the beloved Falooda


There you go! These were our favourite must-visit eateries in Mumbai during the month of Ramadan. Think we’ve missed out on something? Let us know in the comments section below!

Also Read: Special Eid Recipes By ITC’s Chefs

Share your very own Eid recipe with us and we’ll have it published for our readers.

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