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A Gourmet Tour of Mumbai

From street snacks to seafood and sleeker edibles - a walking tour of gourmet Mumbai
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Spicy, steaming food aromas are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds when you wander the streets of Mumbai.
From fishmarkets and spice... more »

Tips:  Since most of the points on this tour are well-known tourist spots, they are also a magnet for pickpockets, so be street aware-don't... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Sassoon Docks Fish Market

Leap straight to the gourmet heart of multi-flavoured Mumbai at Sassoon Docks. Better known as the Fisherman's Market, this lively docks area built in 1875 by the leader of Bombay's Jewish community, is one of the city's oldest.

Get here early to watch the fishing trawlers arrive with their colourful catch ranging from calamari and eels to crabs... More

2. Taj Mahal Palace Apollo Bunder

After getting up so early to photograph the local fishing community you deserve a treat, so head for The Taj Mahal Palace's sumptuous Sea Lounge.

An iconic spot for Mumbaikars since the 1960s, families traditionally have come here for high tea and a spot of matchmaking. These days, matchmakers are less in evidence, but this elegant lounge with... More

3. Colaba Causeway

Home to some of the city's most historic eateries, Colaba Causeway - or Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg as it's now officially known - is also the place to shop for spices and snacks. You'll find the food shops nestled between the shops and stands selling gaudy souvenirs.

After your tea and pastries at the Taj you probably won't want to stop for coffee... More

Named for municipal commissioner Arthur Crawford, Mumbai's most famous market is officially known as Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market. It is a hodgepodge of stands housed in and around a majestic 19th century edifice cut from beige-coloured Kurla stone and covering an area of more than 22,000 square meters.

Step inside this sprawling bazaar and... More

After browsing all that great food you're probably ready for lunch, so catch a taxi to Chowpatty, the city’s best known beach, where Mumbaikars head to snack on some of the city's best street food.

From stands along the beach buy bhelpuri, a vegetable and lentil noodle snack that you scoop up with deep fried bread puri, Vada Pav, a potato cutlet ... More