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.

    Sarso Da Saag At Oye Kakke

    Oye Kake

    Fort, Mumbai

    Sarso da 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 

    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 

    Thukpa At The Darjeeling

    The Darjeeling

    Andheri West, Mumbai

    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

    Al Pesto Genovese Pasta 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 pizzas 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 715

    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 325

    Crispy Maggi At Messy Adda

    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 110

    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 120

    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


    We know, we know, it's hard to do anything but snuggle up with some comfort food on a winter evening. And if this list doesn't quite cut it, don't worry! We've got awesome Maggi dishes for you to dive into and yummy momos too. And to wash it all down, a cup of piping hot chocolate.