We Found Dhabas, Restaurants & More Near Mumbai That Every Foodie Would Hit The Road For

Bhavika posted on 05 September

Do your thoughts start with food and end with travel? Or perhaps, it is the other way around. Take a good look at our guide to eating around Mumbai for the best of local bakeries, seafood, and more. Let us know if we have missed your favourites, and help a fellow foodie out.

Bohemyan Blue, Alibaug

Popping by Alibaug on a weekend is always a good idea, and even more so when you have a meal planned. Bohemyan Blue in Alibaug is a beautiful property, which you may know for its open-air tent stays on the beach, but did you know of the cafe it houses? A small cafe, Bohemyan Blue comes with cane chairs and plush colourful cushions. What’s on the menu, you ask? Find seafood dishes such as butter garlic prawns and fish curry rice, a range of pasta dishes, grilled veggies and baked potatoes.

Not that hungry? Have a sandwich, roll or just a hummus platter while enjoying the breeze of Alibaug, all this for INR 500 for two people. Bon appetit!

Cafes

Plot 1, Alibaug-Rewas Road, Between Chondhi & Zhirad, Alibaug, Maharashtra

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Lucky Bakery, Panchgani

If you’re around Panchgani, you must also swing by Lucky Bakery for their amazing mini mutton burgers, vegetarian pattices, brun maska and best ever breakfast egg dishes, all under a budget. Pick up a packet of cookies, kari, and more! It’s every traveller’s favourite, and you must check it too for a hot cup of tea on your way to or back.

Bakeries

Bhim Nagar, Panchgani, Maharashtra

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Mummy’s Homely Food, Lonavala

If you’re lounging about Lonavala this weekend, chances are high that after a dip in the pool and a night of binge-drinking {or not}, you’re going to be craving some good, filling food. We’ve been recommended ‘Mummy’s Homely Food’ just near the market place in Lonavala for their specialty in home-resembling food, especially seafood- be it a prawn fry, mutton handi, bombil fy or chicken handi.

P.S. Another option is Sunny Dhaba on the old Mumbai–Pune road.

Dhabhas

19, Old Mumbai - Pune Highway, Valvan, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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German Bakery, Lonavala

Walk into the classic German Bakery in Lonavala for an experience enjoyed by both locals and weekend road-trippers such as you and us. The spacious eatery located just off the NH4 is just the place to spend hours binging on just about anything off the menu – be it the bacon-cheese pizza, any of their breakfast egg dishes, fluffy omelettes {even a Japanese omelette made with rice} and of course their pastries. Since it is one of the few places in Lonavala serving non-traditional Indian food, hit it up for a fun time.

Bakeries

Survey 136/E, Opp. Kumar Resort, NH 4, Old Highway, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Ahura’s in Udvada for breakfast

Udvada is technically just out of Maharashtra, as it’s located on the Gujarat border, but it’s as accessible as can be. If you haven’t heard of Udvada before, it is a small Parsi town full of old-time architecture, one of the few fire temples across the globe, and of course, Parsi food. One of the most popular breakfast joints in Udvada is Ahura’s for their Parsi dishes, such as Salli per edu, Parsi kheema, Parsi poro and other egg dishes {you also get good South Indian food there}.

If you’re wondering how to get there, you can simply take a car and ride down {it’s as less as 3.5 hours} or even take a train.

P.S. Since you’re in Udvada anyway, check our guide on how to spend a day there, and maybe even grab lunch at Parsi Da Dhaba.

Other

Udvada, Gujarat

    Crazy Crab, Dahanu

    A seaside town only 2.5 hours from Mumbai, Dahanu, has a restaurant that has people from around flocking to it. Crazy Crab’s the name of this winning eatery, which is a part of Sea Crest Hotel in this coastal town. If you find yourself there, do order the butter garlic crab or lobster, Surmai fry, among the many food sea food options. Vegetarian needn’t fret much though, as we hear that even a simple dal and sabzi dish here is prepared well.

    Casual Dining

    Sea Crest Beach Resort, Sea Face, Dahanu Beach, Distt. Thane, Maharashtra