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On the streets of Mumbai Mumbai also known as Bombay is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The word Mumbai is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba the name of the patron goddess Mumbadevi of the native Agri, Koli and Somvanshi Kshatriya communities and meaning mother in the Marathi language which is the mother tongue of the Kolis and the official language of Maharashtra.

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Mumbai's culture is a blend of

Street food of Mumbai is the food

Kulfi (a type of ice cream) and gola

traditional festivals, food, music, and

sold by Hawker trade hawkers from

(type of ice cone) are among the

theatres. The city offers a

portable Market stalls in Mumbai.

desserts and coolants found on

cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle

Mumbai streets. Apart from snacks,

with a variety of food,

It is one of the characteristics of

Mumbai has several juice and

entertainment, and night life,

the city. The city is known for its

milkshake bars on the roadside that

available in a form and abundance

distinctive street foods. Although

offer a variety of juices and

comparable to that in other world

street food is common all over India,

milkshakes.

capitals.

street food in Mumbai is noted because people from all economic

Fresh Sugarcane juice vendors are

Mumbai's history as a major trading

classes eat on the roadside almost

synonymous with Mumbai roads and

centre has led to a diverse range of

round the clock and it is sometimes

offer a cheap form of refreshment.

cultures, religions, and cuisines

felt that the taste of street food is

Tea vendors cycle around the city,

coexisting in the city.

better than restaurants in the city.

selling the beverage hot on the

There are different variety of street

streets. Street vendors normally

foods in Mumbai.

remain unaffected by general strike

This unique blend of cultures is due to the migration of people from all

calls and do business all year

over India since the British period.

Mumbai being Capital of

around. Paan, a betel leaf

Mumbai was originally a

Maharashtra is dominated by

preparation eaten as a mouth fresher

conglomeration of seven islands on

Maharashtrian food. Vada Pav is

post meals in India is also sold at

the Konkan coastline which over time

noted as the most popular street

Mumbai's roadside stalls.

were joined to form the island city of

food in Mumbai.

Bombay.

Lanes with a sizable cluster of street  Other noted street foods in Mumbai

food stalls are known as "Khau

The island was in turn joined the

include Panipuri, Bhelpuri, Sevpuri,

Galli's" locally which mean Food

neighbouring island of Salsette to

Dahipuri, Sandwiches, Ragda-

street in Marathi . Girgaum

form greater Bombay. The city has an

pattice, Pav Bhaji, Chinese bhel, idlis

Chowpatty beach is noted for its

estimated metropolitan population

and Dosas, all of which are

Bhelpuri and kulfi. Street vendors at

of 21 million in 2005 making it one of

vegetarian. In terms of non-

Nariman Point, one of the city's

the world’s most populous cities.

vegetarian offerings omelette-pav,

financial hubs, do brisk business

kebabs and fish are found on

during the lunch hour. Mumbai's

Mumbai streets.

street food has made its way into

Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It

kitchens of restaurants in the city,

is also one of the world’s top ten

The amount of variety of street food

including five star hotels. In fact,

centres of commerce in terms of

is attributed to the cosmopolitan

restaurants in various parts of the

global financial flow. It is the

culture of the city. Other popular

world have incorporated Mumbai's

wealthiest city in India of any city in

street food items include Misal Pav

street food into their menu cards.

south, west or central Asia.

(spicy curry made of sprouted moth beans which is eaten with pav, an

Homegrown fast food companies that

Mumbai has the highest number of

Indian bread), and vegetable frankie

serve street food in Mumbai have

billionaires and millionaires among

(a popular and cheaper version of

been launched in recent years.

all cities in India.

wraps and rolls).

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