It's no secret that Mumbai is celebrated worldwide for its street food. The busy, bustling city has a plethora of choices when it comes to its street food, making it an experience worth exploring. But, none represent Mumbai as much as the iconic Bombay sandwich. Extremely filling, supremely delectable with a plethora of combinations and the perfect food to grab when in a hurry, this sandwich has had locals hooked onto it for decades, and rightfully so.
Best spots to grab the famous Bombay sandwich in Mumbai
1. Raju Sandwich Stall
This street sandwich stall opposite HR College is a hit amongst Mumbai people. People swear by the cheesy, greasy sandwiches the stall owner makes. With all their food items available at a steal price, you can gorge on these delicious sandwiches to your full without burning a hole in your pocket. Head on over to this amazing place to enjoy some truly Bombay sandwiches with the most lip-smacking combination of red and green chutney.
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday closed
2. Popular Sandwiches
Staying true to its name, Popular Sandwich, located in Lower Parel, is a very popular stall when someone wants to explore street food. Although they serve several other things apart from a Bombay sandwich like mushroom and paneer garlic bread with cheese, it remains famous for its timeless sandwiches. You will find the piping sandwiches being freshly made all week. Don't miss their chocolate sandwich, your tastebuds will thank us for this recommendation.
Location: Lower Parel
Timings: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm | Sundays from 3 pm to 11 pm
3. Jay Sandwich, National College
A street food stall near the National College was started by Jay Mehta. Students of the nearby college and the local people swear by the sandwiches of this stall for its delicious Bombay sandwich in various versions at extremely reasonable prices. Especially famous for its big grilled cheese sandwich, it is the perfect place to feast on some mouth-watering street food.
Location: Bandra West
Timings: 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday closed
4. Akkad Bakkad Bombay Boo
Despite being a small eatery, Akkad Bakkad Boo has amassed quite a loyal following over the years. They have successfully mastered a unique talent to create innovative versions of the classic Bombay sandwich, which the people seem to completely love. Head on over any time to enjoy these amazing sandwiches as they are open all days of the week at all hours, making these the perfect late-night snack. What's not to miss? Their Veg. Cheese Blast.
Location: Multiple outlets
Timings: 10 am to 2 am
Formerly known as Swastika, Sandwizza is an extremely famous eatery. Not all to be underestimated, this chain serves some of the most delicious street food and is a perfect choice for those who want to experience street sandwiches from a more hygienic set-up. One of the favourites among regulars is their Bombay sandwich, which helped make them into the famous icon it is today. They make your sandwiches right in front of you, ensuring freshness and building the anticipation to dive right into them.
Location: Multiple outlets
Timings: 10:30 am to 10 pm
6. Right Place
This takeaway stall is the perfect answer for those who want to grab a filling meal while they are on the go. Although the regular visitors to this eatery wish they would include seating so that they can enjoy their food even more, the eatery doesn’t seem to be any less in demand than other street food stalls. You should drive over and grab one of their famous sandwiches. While they don't offer any fancy renditions, the good old veg cheese toast is always a comforting choice.
Location: Breach Candy
Timings: 8:45 am to 12:30 am
7. Lucky Sandwich
An extremely famous street food stall for at least the last twenty-five years, this stall still seems to be going as strong. This quaint stall, reminiscent of the past years gone by, serves amazing sandwiches made extremely fresh to its regular visitors. The stall has an almost icon-like holding amongst street food lovers. Known to be open all week long, don't miss their Veg Cheese Grill Sandwich. Some good things never get old.
Location: Vile Parle
Timings: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
Although you can always catch delicious street food from these places and more, cafes like Veronica’s in Bandra or the Sea Lounge at the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai also offer fancier versions of the same sandwich, if you wish to experience a gourmet version of the beloved Bombay sandwich.