How Many Eating Challenges Can You Win From This List?

When we would watch the show Man versus Food on television, we would marvel at how the host Adam Richman would travel across America to win competitions made up by restaurants to become the ‘next food champion’.

Well, in Mumbai an American portion may seem like a genuine challenge by itself, but having said that, sometimes restaurants open up challenges that give you serious foodie goals.

Frisbees, Bandra & Andheri

This tiny but quirky joint is cosy and serves some pretty awesome burgers. It also has a blackboard with discounts mentioned and what caught our eye was this one – finish the burger you’ve ordered without spilling on the plate, and you get the burger for free. Then, there’s another one – If you lick your plate clean, you get a discount.

Fast Food Restaurants


Labaik House, Shop 6, Near St. Andrew's Church, Chimbai Road, Bandra West, Mumbai


Death Wings At Social

Well, as the name suggests, the Death Wings are a food challenge a brave few take up at Social. As the menu describes, Death Wings are ‘deadly hot chicken wings’. All you need to do is finish it off without any water to win the competition. And yes, there is a disclaimer: Free lemonade for anyone who finishes the damn thing.

Casual Dining

Colaba Social

Glen Rose Building, Ground Floor, 24, Boman Behram Marg, Colaba, Mumbai


Pizza, Pasta, and Burger // Cheesecake Challenge at Light House Cafe

It’s a simple challenge, actually. Finish the pizza, pasta, burger or the cheesecake  and win prizes. The catch, the pizza is a Chicago-style pizza that is completed in 20 minutes to win INR 2,500 in gift vouchers. While that sounds easy, it’s not. The pasta is called Spicy Pasta and you need to finish it in five minutes to win INR 2,500 in gifts. The burger is called the Hot Head Burger that needs to be finished in five minutes for INR 2,500 prize. 
The Cheesecake needs to be finished in 10 seconds, and you'll win gifts of INR 2,500 value. The prizes are all in the form of alcohol vouchers.

Casual Dining

Light House Cafe

Sunville Banquets, Ground Floor, 9, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai


Khade Chammach Ki Chai at SodaBottleOpenerWala

Get a real overdose of sugar with the Khade Chammach ki Chai at the SodaBottleOpenerWala in BKC. The chai becomes challenging due to the amount of sugar which makes the chammach or the spoon stand up straight in the glass. The reward? Your name will go up in the hall of fame for completing the task!

Casual Dining


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


The 48-Layer Cake at Elementaria Bakery and Cafe

Well, there had to be a dessert challenge and this one makes you eat this entire cake in ten minutes for it to be free. i.e. one person per cake and no helpers. If you don’t win, you pay INR 1,000.

Dessert Parlours

Elementaria Bakery Cafe

Noor Mahal, Next To Poonam Stores, Kings Circle, Matunga East, Mumbai