Steaming hot, soft steamed buns served with chutney or mayonnaise, there’s a different pleasure in eating hot momos. For the vegetarians out there though, it can be tough. Very few places do variations of vegetarian momos, let alone good enough for us herbivores to keep coming for them. Here’s our guide to the most delicious vegetarian momos in Mumbai. Lajpat Nagar, what’s good?

Paneer Momos, Kepchaki Momos

Photo source: Kepchaki Momos

Photo source: Kepchaki Momos

Every Bandra loyalist swears by Kepchaki, a tiny momo stall in Bandra that serves up amazing delish momos. But did you know how tasty their paneer momos are? Let us tell you: the paneer filling is soft and does complete justice to the taste. It’s served with red chutney.

Price: INR 110

Cheese & Mushroom Momos, Kepchaki Momos

If paneer isn’t our scene, then we recommend going for the mushroom and cheese momos. Again, let us remind you the beauty of these steamed momos. The melted cheese combined with mushrooms is our own version of food perfect.

Price: INR 110

Veg Momos, New Sernyaa

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Photo source: Lillottama via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Your typical street Chinese restaurant, this one in Lokhandwala is another gem serving happiness to us herbivores. The vegetarian momos can be steamed, pan fried or deep fried {whatever really floats your boat}. Comes with a spicy chutney, and we are loving it.

Price: INR 90 {Steamed}, INR 100 {pan fried}, INR 110 {deep fried}

Paneer Momos, Dev’s Momo Hut

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Photo source: Delhifoodwalks via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

A tiny roadside stall stationed outside the Lower Parel Station, this one had us reminiscing of our Dilli momos. Choose from the vegetarian momos with fillings of cabbage, onions and more or the paneer momos. Both are super affordable, served with a generous amount of homemade tomato and garlic chilli chutney. Be warned, it’s not for the weak hearted.

#LBBTip: He sits there from 5.30pm until 10.30 pm {unless he runs out of his momos which does happen, especially over the weekend}.

Price: INR 50 {Veg momos}, INR 60 {paneer momos}

Where: Dev’s Momo Hut, Prabhadevi, outside Lower Parel Station

Contact: +919594424318

Veg Cheese Schezwan, Momo’s Shout

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Photo source: Ritesh Man Tamrakar via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

What’s pork momos is to the carnivores, veg cheese schezwan is to the herbivores. We love Momo’s Shout for catering to the vegetarians so well. They offer momos in six different fillings, like the cheese and corn, mushroom schezwan, but our heart’s set on the simple and humble pick.

Price: INR 80 {steam}, INR 90 {pan fried}, INR 100 {deep fried}

Spinach, Corn & Paneer Momos, Dimsum Express

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Photo source: Kushal Goyal via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

One of the best vegetarian momos we chanced upon, Dimsum Express is absolutely a must-visit. It’s a tiny standalone place in JB Nagar and can be easily missed. Dedicated to momo lovers, it does a mean plate of spinach, corn and paneer momos, served with four kinds of chutneys. The menu is pretty diverse when it comes to the vegetarian section, so you can try other plates a well.

#LBBTip: Dimsum Express also offers wholewheat momos for people who’re looking for a healthier option.

Price: INR 80

Featured photo source: Lillottama via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)