From the humble vada pav to ‘fast’ food like sabudana khichadi, Maharashtrian cuisine offers a lot of options, and it starts with breakfast items. In all honesty, if we had a breakfast like this every day, we would need a shoe horn to stuff food down our throat for the remainder of the day. The thing is Maharashtrian breakfasts aren’t just heavy, they are delicious, and sometimes greed overcomes normal sensibilities and that’s when the trouble begins. Keeping that in mind, we look at 6 places that will tempt your taste buds.
Sabudana Khichadi, Misal And More: 6 Places To Have An Epic Maharashtrian Breakfast
Sabudana Vada At Prakash
Prakash in Dadar is bae. There’s no other way to describe the place. It’s a tiny place on Gokhale road that has lines outside just to have the sabudana vada. Unlike other vadas, this particular variant is a ball and not a disc. Apart from this, you could also try their dahi misal, poha, sabudana khichdi and puri shrikhand – all of which are divine.
Shell Out: INR 55 for a plate
P.S: Ask for the dahi chutney to go along with it.
Thalipeet At Swad Thali
For the SoBo resident, Thane is aeons away and the first thing we would do is look at Obnoxious Townie Lemur to make a Thane joke. But in the case of Swad Thali, a small little place that serves authentic Maharashtrian food, we’d make that trip. While most of the food is good, the Thalipeet is great. Unlike other Thalipeets that are tiny discs, this one, priced at INR 40 per piece is roughly the size of an 8-inch pizza, which makes finishing it a challenge as well.
Shell Out: INR 75 for a plate
Pohe At Mee Marathi
This restaurant in Vile Parle east makes some legendary poha. The trick? A garnish of coconut at the top, which is what mom does at home. But then, it’s always nice when they do it in a restaurant, isn’t it?
Shell Out: INR 37 for a plate
Misal Pav At Aaswad
Easily the most popular joint for misal pav, this legendary restaurant has been a hit with those who love Maharashtrian as well as south Indian food. Affordable rates, quick service and great taste make Aaswad a hot favourite. The misal here can get really spicy, so go prepared.
Shell Out: INR 63 for a plate
P.S: Another favorite and known joint for tasty misal pav is Mamledar Misal. They've got branches in Vile Parle East, Thane West and Dadar.
Vada Pav At Ashok Vada Pav Stall
Ashok truly does make a delicious snack, and has created another version to it too, fondly called the choora pav (he mixes the choora with chutney and stuffs it in the pav). There are many reasons why no other vada pav can match the standards this man has set, mainly because for over two decades his vada pav has consistently been tasting the same (and all old-timers can vouch for this fact).
Shell Out: INR 20 for a vada pav, and INR 15 for choora pav and single vada.
Sheera At Panshikar & Co.
No fuss, no muss and basic, straightforward Maharashtrian fare is what you'll find at Panshikar & Co. This old-school eatery is a great place to grab a quick bite while in the area. If you like starting your day on a sweet note, then you've got to head here an try out their sheera - you can opt for it plain or with puri. We say go ahead and have it with puri to cut the sweetness and have a more filling meal!
Shell Out: INR 65 for sheera and INR 95 for sheera puri