Right next to Orlem Church in Malad is a city institution – the Goan Cart, a small street stall that serves up beef, chicken and pork pao burgers and frankies made on the spot.
Situated at the junction of the Malad Marve Road and Tank Road, this stall is a heaven for meat-lovers. You’ll get everything from potato chops, cutlets, steak bread, beef chilly, beef burgers, sausage pao and Goan cafreal to chicken chops, cutlets and frankies. They also serve Goan burgers with gravies, fried fish and more.
Their most popular concoction is the steak cheese pao. Served with cabbage, a slice of Amul cheese, hot sauce, a fried egg and a thin, crispy beef patty, this is best had on the spot. For gravies, you are better off crossing the road to Mangoes, another popular joint in the area.
The bread and paos are freshly roasted and buttery, and you can ask for as many add-ons as you like to create your dream burger or frankie. The hot sauce also adds tang and heat to our meal. Try the Goan sausages burger as well, and the pork vindaloo pao.
There’s not much to drink, and by not much we mean nothing at all. You’re welcome to bounce across the road and grab a fresh cold drink like a Coke to wash down all that meat.
They also home-deliver, but it’s an erratic system, totally dependent on the availability of the staff. All in all, this is a great place to stop by for a refueling snack. And don’t forget to make your snack as massive as possible. The place only opens in the evenings around 6.30pm though, so time your hunger pangs accordingly.
Photos: Aman Deshmukh/LBB