Oldie But A Goodie: Munching on Camy Wafers, A Mumbai Classic

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Camy Wafers {pronounced: Kah-me} is a snacks and sweets shop in Mumbai best known for their namesake – fresh, crunchy potato chips in flavours a-many.

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Camy wafers are your old-school potato crisps, wavy, crunchy and packed with flavour. The original remains everyone’s favourite, but we would just like to say that their cheese flavour beats all levels of exception. What’s even more amazing is that people who have been having Camy packed in their lunch boxes exclaim in between mouthfuls that they taste exactly the same as before, which is pretty rare. Adventurers can also choose from other {also yum} types like sweet chilli, green chilli, tomato, sweet and smokey, pudina, among some more.

We visited the Colaba outpost of this humble shop, which has been around in this area for around 15 years. In ten seconds, the store is inundated with customers buying chips, kaju katlis and banana chips by the half-dozens. Love snacking and think it deserves the same respect and status in society as say, a lunch? You will love this place. Just think of it, and it’s here – biscuits, banana chips, kachori, chatpata chana mixture, Rajasthani mixture, puffs to with a spot of tea, bhelpuri packets, pav buns and of course the wafers.

A kindly lady we bumped into confessed that she has been coming here every Thursday since 15 years to buy sweets – we were impressed by the ritual. Their sweets, like peda and kaju katli last very long, and they happily keep emphasizing one key word: quality.

Hanging around the counter, we also popped in a fresh mini samosa and dhokla – which is made twice a day as it runs out quickly.

So, We're Saying...

Take a step away from other mass-produced and foreign-made chips. Camy Wafers are a classic we need to {and totally will} return to for our next house party.

#LBBTip: There are over 6 branches of the shop all over Mumbai, and they deliver to your home if your order is over INR 500.


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