The battle of the suburbs is an ongoing one, even though people in Mumbai live in denial about it. We have taken one of the most popular areas, Andheri and have broken it down for you – West VS East. Here is everything we love about both places.
Battle Of The Suburbs: 5 Reasons We Love Both Andheri West & Andheri East
Urban Tadka VS Gulati's
Ask anyone in Andheri East about where they love to grab North Indian food, the answer will always be Gulati’s. With the best tandoori food in town, Gulati’s is a great space to be at any time for a very satisfying meal.
In Andheri West, you’ll find people waiting in line to get inside the popular Urban Tadka. Everything from the naan, missi roti, dal makhni and chicken tikka are pretty much delicious, and it is open till 1am!
Brewbot VS Stables
You’ll find the folks in Andheri West flocking to Brewbot, and there’s definite reason why. From awesome gigs to stand-up comedy nights that happen at this brewery, and the recent inclusion of cultural centre HIVE inside it, Brewbot is always abuzz.
For people in Andheri East, places with live gigs are slightly rare, Stables is a good new addition to have. They’ve had bands such as Spud in the Box, have regular versions of their own Saturday Night Live, and an in house DJ for epic dancing nights as well.
Cat Cafe VS Pawfect Life
Andheri is a good place for pet-lovers to be, whichever side they reside on. Cat Café in Andheri West is the most adorable place for a cat-lover to be in, where they have kept rescue cats that you may adopt or sit with. They even organise meowga – yoga with cats and open mic nights with cats.
You can also just sit and chill in the cafe, grab a bagel and a smoothie and let a cat curl up against you.
Dog lovers, you can go to Mumbai’s first dog petting centre at Pawfect Life in Andheri East. This dog boarding and petting centre has a combination of both resident fluffers and pets that are vacationing there, and you can go visit for just INR 200 an hour.
We think both sides are winning in this case.
Joey's VS Eva's Pizza
Andheri West’s shining icon of pizza has always been their Joey’s Pizza. Those thick, gigantic crusts loaded with meat, toppings and cheese have been pretty much been the call of the west any time of the day. 10 points for that!
Andheri East’s answer to Joey’s, is the amazing Eva’s pizza pies. Generously layered with cheese, they serve well-baked pizzas. They have a lot of options that you can choose from, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
Which one is more value for money? With a slight difference in price, and many walk-in offers, it would have to be Eva’s.
Glocal Junction VS Opa
Everyone needs a good place for an after party and both Andheris have something unique to offer. Located in Lokhandwala, once the party is getting over, everyone hops on to Glocal Junction for one last dance and drink. The place is officially open till 1.30am, and has a DJ with an unbending enthusiasm.
Opa, located near the airport has a little bit of everything that you may be looking for. Hookah, a loungy atmosphere, a dance floor, great cocktails and guess what, a rooftop bar. Guess who’s winning here?
Leaping Windows VS Bombay To Barcelona
Looking for some ‘me’ time? We love the Leaping Windows cafe in Andheri West that serves delicious food and has a basement library with graphic novels and comic books. Sink into one of the pillow-mattresses and spend a while here, hot chocolate included.
Bombay to Barcelona Cafe in Andheri East is a wonderful concept that we love. It is a no-discrimination cafe which accepts and allows people from all socio-economic backgrounds to come together in the cafe. There are free book exchanges, an open library and is entirely run by volunteers.