Mumbai is almost second home to the Gujarati community and hence, it’s small wonder that the city has a healthy sprinkling of restaurants that dish out lip-smacking, authentic Gujarati dishes.
Located at Sheikh Memon Street, Crawford Market, Rajdhani serves Indian cuisine and is popular for its rich and flavourful Gujju grub, made especially from hand-pounded masalas. They serve delicious Rajasthani cuisine as well.
Thackers Bhojanalaya (Girgaum) is a trifle difficult to reach, careening through chaotic traffic and congested roads, but its hot and fresh thali, delectable dhoklas, bhakri and sweetened juicy puran polis make it worth the trouble. If you happen to be there during the months of December and January, don’t forget to tuck into some delicious undhiyoo special, made only during this time.
Equally good is the thali served by Samrat (Churchgate). It’s quite popular for its patra, khandvi and puran poli.
Chetana (Fort) is a neat eatery that’s known to rustle up some of the best thalis in this area. Apart from serving groovy fares for lunch and dinner they offer enticing snacks during the evenings as well.
Just a short distance away from Bombay Hospital, Panchavati Gaurav is famous for its variety of fares, which includes mouth-melting sweets, farsan, dahi wada, patra besides the aromatic masala rice, curry, khichdi, puri, dal and bhakri.
Always packed with hungry hordes wolfing down puran polis, dal dhokli and the like is Golden Star Thali, situated bang opposite the Charni Road station.
Shiv Krishna (JSS Rd) is known to cook up robust Punjabi dishes besides serving piping hot Gujarati thalis. Apart from serving yummy fares Nrisinha House (Fort) also has a guest-house facility.
Luring the foodies with more Gujju grub, all hot and fresh, are other eateries like Nimantran (Vile Parle E), Siddhartha (Bandra W), Natraj (Malad W) and Thackers (Chowpatty) as well.