How many times have you had a friend from the North-East cry a river about how hard it is to find a decent momo in Mumbai? Or if you hail from the North, do you feel like you’ve experienced something close to salvation when you spot a small momo stall tucked away in a corner, overpowered by the presence of bhajiyas and Chinese bhel?

We’re playing soothsayer and telling you that those cravings will end: these are some of our favourite momo spots in the city to hit when the craving does.

Kepchaki Momos

If you ask a Bandra native about where to find momos, they’ll probably direct you to Carter Road. The outlet was previously outside Lassi Te Paronthe, but has now moved out Carter’s Blue, opposite Cafe Coffee Day. They serve impeccable pork momos with their signature garlic chilly sauce, served in a bamboo container. Apart from our regular momos, they also have chicken momos with mint and also basil {we don’t need any more convincing}.

Photo source: Kepchaki Momos

Photo source: Kepchaki Momos

Price: INR 100 for a plate of chicken momos, INR 110 for paneer momos, INR 90 for vegetarian momos {each plate has six momos}

New Sernyaa

The ‘burbs are home to quite a few good casual dining restaurants, and New Sernyaa is hailed as the place to go if one wants to satiate their craving for a good thukpa or momos. With one outlet in Andheri and one in Malad, the pace is buzzing with office-goers and ardent momo fans. You know where to head now when the dreaded 6pm stomach grumble ensues.

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Price: INR 100 for a plate of chicken momos, INR 90 for vegetarian momos {each plate has six momos}

RJ’s Bhukkha Sher

Delhi people who yearn for that chatpata taste {not teekha}, please head to RJ’s Bhukkha Sher: also a good spot if you hate the sweet butter chicken generally served in the city. Not only that, Delhi natives who love QD’s in North/ South Campus – say hi to tandoori momos in Mumbai.

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Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Price: INR 139 for a plate of tandoori chicken momos, INR 119 for vegetarian momos {each plate has eight momos}

Dev’s Momo Hut

Dev’s Momo Hut is a humble momo stall in Worli. Chicken, paneer and vegetarian momos are served with a homemade tomato and garlic chilly sauce. The fillings are simple but tasty, and the guys at the stall are super-friendly. They’ve just opened a second stall outside Lower Parel station. Grab a bite here before hopping on to the local.

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Photo source: Ashish Saboo via Facebook (L) , Sharad Shrivastava‎ via Facebook (R)

Price: INR 70 for chicken and paneer momos, INR 60 for vegetarian momos {each plate has eight momos}

Momo’s Shout, Chembur

Tucked in the narrow lanes of Chembur, we love the unique momo stuffings at Momo’s Shout. From corn and cheese to mushroom schezwan and pineapple, it might be a vegetarian’s heaven. Honestly, we’ve always questioned the existence of vegetarian momos, but this place has us reconsidering this opinion. For chicken lovers, they have chicken schezwan, chicken cheese and chilly chicken momos. Again, pineapple in a momo? Ten points to Gryffindor!

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Photo source: Momo’s Shout

Price: INR 70 for chicken and chilly paneer momos, INR 60 for pineapple momos {each plate has six momos}

Everest Momos

One of the few places to serve wheat momos, they serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos at a reasonable price. A big shout-out to them for not making them expensive just because they’re healthy.

They have an interesting mix of momo stuffings – spinach and corn, mushroom and corn, chicken cheese schezwan and chicken cheese momos.

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Price: INR 50 for vegetarian and INR 60 for chicken momos {each plate has eight momos}

Featured photo: Athul Prasad/LBB