Gajjar Ka Halwa, Delicious Thukpa & More: Comfort Food To Keep You Warm

The temperatures are dipping (although at a snail's pace), there’s a slight chill in the air, and what better way to celebrate this beautiful weather than cosying up with your favourite winter foods!

Here is a list of winter special foods in the city that you will love.

Sarson Ka Saag At Oye Kakke

Sarson ka Saag is a winter classic, and we’re super excited to relish this north Indian favourite every winter. A winter special on their menu, sarson ka saag at Oye Kakke is one of the hottest flying dishes at both their outlets, and loyalists wait patiently all year to enjoy this authentic winter comfort food right here in Mumbai. 

Shell Out: INR 270 

Casual Dining

Oye Kake

13-C, Beside Yazdhani Bakery, Cawasji Patel Street, Fort, Mumbai

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Kankada Jhola At The Bombay Canteen

Crab lovers, this one’s for you! Head over to The Bombay Canteen this winter and get your hands on the Kankada Jhola on their Odisha special menu- slow cooked mud crab made with a tomato base, and finished with spices and khada masala. 

Shell Out: INR 300 

Casual Dining

The Bombay Canteen

Process House, Ground Floor, Unit 1, SB Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Grilled Chicken Sizzler At Alfredo’s

Sizzlers make for an excellent meal, healthy, warm and instantly comforting. Head over to Alfredo’s to enjoy grilled chicken sizzlers prepared in rosemary sauce, a piping hot dish served with sautéed veggies and potato fries. 

Shell Out: INR 650 

Pubs

Alfredo's

5, Next To Temple Flower, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai

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Laksa At Cream Centre

A new entrant on the veg-only menu, the Laksa is another popular winter favourite that foodies swear by. A noodle soup made with spices and herbs, the Laksa is a popular winter food in the north, and we’re happy to be tucking into this bowl of comfort right here in our city!  

Shell Out: INR 295 

Casual Dining

Cream Centre

Oberoi Mall, 3rd Floor, S-42, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai

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Thukpa At The Darjeeling

This Tibetan noodle soup is a winter favourite all over the country, and The Darjeeling in Veera Desai is where you should go this winter for delicious thukpas that will teleport you to the hills in an instant. They also have other North-Eastern specialties and hot Darjeeling tea. We love this quaint eatery and we’re pretty sure you will too! 

Shell Out: INR 120

Casual Dining

The Darjeeling

Boolani Estate Owner’s Premises, B-41, Opp. Citi Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Lasagna At Little Italy

Little Italy is a cute, cozy eatery that serves amazing Italian food. It’s one of the oldest Italian restaurants in the city, and winters are a great time to tuck into their hot, cheesy lasagnas and pastas. The menu is completely vegetarian, but we know of a lot of meat lovers who swear by the food here! 

Shell Out: INR 655 

Casual Dining

Little Italy

18-B, Near Maneckji Cooper School, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai

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Emadatchi At Yeti

Yeti brings Tibetan, Nepali and Bhutanese cuisine to Mumbai, and is a culinary adventure across the Himalayas. Located in Khar, this restaurant serves delicious momos, fried pork, and soups, but it’s the Emadatchi that you need to dive into this winter. It is a soul-satisfying Bhutanese-style bowl of chilies and cheese, the perfect combination of flavours, comfort and love. 

Shell Out: INR 275  

Casual Dining

Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen

Rohan Plaza, 5th Floor, 5th Road, Khar West, Mumbai

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Crispy Maggi At Messy Bowl

Messy Bowl at Matunga Circle is one of the best, and most affordable maggi joints in the city, and is seen buzzing with a young crowd throughout the day. It has a variety of maggi flavours on offer, with the crispy maggi and chilly cheese maggi being our favourite. The crispy maggi is, in fact, a hot-seller: crispy noodles with schezwan sauce, tangy vegetable, and ketchup. 

Shell Out: INR 92

Cafes

Messy bowl

Noor Mahal, Ground Floor, 541, Matunga East, Mumbai

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Gajar Ka Halwa At The Indian Affair

The list surely feels incomplete without this heart-warming Indian dessert. The Indian Affair in Dahisar is seen buzzing with customers who drop by to relish Indian comfort food, and the best Indian dessert on the menu - Gajjar ka halwa

Shell Out: INR 110

Casual Dining

The Indian Affair

Shop 1, Opp. Sai Complex, Kanderpada Road, Dahisar West, Mumbai

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Brownies At Sleight of Hand

For those not a fan of Indian sweets, we've got another option to end it on a sweet note. Biting into a warm, decadent, super indulgent brownie is one of the underrated pleasures of winter. Sleight Of Hand has some of the best brownies we’ve ever tasted, and it’s the wide range of varieties that has us excited. If you don’t know where to start from, the chocolate brownie, lemon curd brownie and dark side brownie come highly recommended. 

Shell Out: INR 80

Bakeries

Sleight Of Hand

Trafford House, Shop 6, Ghanshyam Talwatkar Road, Fort, Mumbai

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