The cuisine in Mumbai is astoundingly good. Rich, flavorful curries and old-school Bombay dishes are plentiful and delicious. Here are some top stops on a foodie tour of the city.
Located inside an unassuming commercial building in Kamala Hills, Flea Market Bazaar is a New York-style food hall filled with a variety of different food stalls — all cooking up a different type of Indian cuisine. The space is clean and modern with family-style tables, so order a few bites from a bunch of stalls and have yourself an indoor picnic.
This is as authentic as it gets. Shobha is one of the many restaurants in Mumbai with a green “All Veg” sign hanging by the front door to let you know everything inside is vegetarian-made. It may be hole-in-the-wall, but it will be packed with locals ordering their favorite dishes. It’s inexpensive too, and your table for four will feast for less than $10. Make sure to order a few different types of dosas.
Bombay Canteen is a bit on the pricier side, but for good reason. The modern Indian dishes are Michelin-status good and the pop art lining the walls and retro music sounding throughout the space gives it a modern, upscale vibe. Ask for the family-style tasting menu to sample a bit of everything.
If you’re feeling adventurous, ask a street food vendor to whip up his favorite item for you to try. Just make sure the water is completely boiled for anything you eat or drink. If you still want the street food experience but don’t feel like braving the food, ask for a chai tea.
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ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.