Ten-Second Takeaway

We wandered through the lanes near Lower Parel Station to find you some food gems.

What To Eat?

The Lower Parel Station khao galli is home to everything from a South Indian joint {Madras Cafe} selling chicken dosa, to a stall selling freshly-made banana chips. Mumba Devi {the goddess after which this beautiful city was named} has an INR 12 vada pav for which people line up after 6pm. You’ll find everyone from your building guard to your sales head, all asking for that vada pav, clad in a newspaper.If you don’t prefer the stall vada pav, you can always go for the branded vada pav at Jumboking {INR 15}.

You can usually catch a bite of some hot steaming momos as well, courtesy of Dev’s Momos, a small stall we love, selling delicious chicken momos for only INR 50.

It’s neatly prepared and is devoid of the newspaper ink toppings available at Mumba Devi.If you’re in the mood for a satisfying vegetarian meal, head to Status. It’s a South Indian cum Maharashtrian restaurant serving dishes like noodle dosa and rajma khichdi. A meal for two will cost INR 300 at Status. And yes, they deliver to the offices too.There are numerous juice stalls and nariyal pani stalls for when summer starts to suck the life out of you, drop by drop. Hydration is the key, after all.

Anything Else?

The beauty of Lower Parel Khao Gully is in its blaring horns, aunties yelling ‘baju mein ho’ and the whiff of spices mixed with fruit mixed with roadside pizza.If you work around the area and travel by the local {can we please get fast trains to stop at Lower Parel, please?}, you must’ve come across these shops/stalls. If you do get a chance to explore the lanes of Lower Parel, do stop here.

#LBBTip: Lower Parel station isn’t exactly popular for its infrastructure or its organisation. So, if you’re expecting fine dine options, we’ll see you at Palladium instead.