Fastest Foodie First: Eating Competitions To Test Your Appetite

Bhavika posted on 13 August

Manners matter. Or do they? Eating challenges in this city show no remorse to those who are slow and dainty. If you have found yourself in situations where you have been the one to gobble up food and stare in a bored manner at those eating slow, maybe you should try out one of these outrageous food challenges in Mumbai.

The Death Wings Challenge

Those who are rather proud of their spice tolerance levels should take this Death Wings challenge at Social. The Death Wings are marinated chicken wings, infused and tossed in flaming hot Kolhapuri red chilli. Scared? We hope not. The challenge is to have it one go, without any help of water. Free lemonade for you if you can go through with. If you can’t, well, there’s always water.

Price: INR 220 {plus taxes} for a plate of Death Wings


Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Khar West, Mumbai

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The XL Burger Challenge

The Little Door’s XL burger challenge really pushes you with its nine layers. If you polish off the plate of the XL burger in less than three minutes, then you win yourself a whole month of free beer. Burgers and beers are the way to go, correct?

Price: INR 363 for the XL burger


Citi Mall, B-31, Ground Floor, New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Khade Chamach Ki Chai Challenge

SodaBottleOpenerWala is not just quirky with its take on the Iranian cafes which spot the city, but also because of its wacky idea of the Khade Chamach Ki Chai.

The tea here has so much sugar in it that it makes a spoon stand upright without resting on the rim of the glass. This is a single person challenge.If you can drink this tea, you will be declared a winner and you go home with INR 60 saved and a high chance of diabetes.

‘Another cube of sugar, please,’ will ask no one ever after this.

Price: INR 60 for the tea {if you lose}

Casual Dining

The Capital Building, Ground Floor, G-2, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai

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Hard Rock Café Festival Challenge

The Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a festival called ‘Smoke, Fire and Spice’ which celebrates popular international street food and its ethnic flavours. Ones who can handle the heat can take up the Spice Dare Challenge wherein they have to attempt to wipe up a dish that has the Indian Ghost Pepper {Bhut Jolokia} in it. Whoever wipes up the dish fast wins the challenge and free shots by HRC. The festival will be going on till September.

Other than that, Hard Rock often holds festivals which have challenges for the fastest foodies – like the burger challenge at the World Burger Tour the last month, so keep a look out.


Behind Bombay Dyeing, Kamala City Mills Studio, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai


The Zoo Bar at Vile Parle will be holding a variety of food challenges called the Triple X Challenge from next month. Check out their Facebook page here.