#MumbaiList: The Ultimate Guide To Eating Your Way Through Dadar

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Aswad, image by Richa Lulla

Every Mumbaikar associates Dadar with crowd, noise and a workout, considering the pushing involved while walking through the crowd. But despite this everyone heads to the Dadar flower market when festivals are around the corner or just to grab fresh reasonable veggies and fruits. But in the midst of this chaos lies delicious food that can give you the necessary energy to shop or walk through Dadar. Tiny shops selling hot hot wadas and bhajiyas, piping hot ginger tea or just a bowl of fiery missal are hidden in these tiny bylanes of Dadar.
Here is our list of places to head to in Dadar for a delicious meal.

Saurashtra, image by Richa Lulla
Saurashtra, image by Richa Lulla

Saurashtra Farsan Mart is always crowded with people standing and munching on Gujarati snacks. They serve great patra and khandvi which is accompanied by raw papaya, green and sweet tamarind chutneys. Another one of their specialities is amiri khaman, which is a snack made by crumbling yellow khaman dhoklas tempered with mustard seeds and is garnished with fresh coconut, coriander, pomegranate seeds and crunchy sev.
Where: Near Kabutar Khana, Opposite Maruti Temple, N C Kelkar Road, Dadar West.

Prakash, image by trivialmatteres.blogspot.in
Prakash, image by trivialmatteres.blogspot.in

Prakash has been in Dadar since over 40 years now and it still serves piping hot sabudana wadas and fiery hot missal. And well…if you are in Dadar shouldn’t you enjoy good missal pav?? You can wash down the spice with a sweet glass of piyush!
Where: 19 Balkrishna Sadan, Near Shiv Sena Bhavan Shivaji Park, 11 Gokhale Road, Dadar West.

 

 

Aswad, image by Richa Lulla
Aswad, image by Richa Lulla

Aswad which is on the opposite side of Prakash serves crispy and not at all oily sabudana wadas with spicy coconut chutney, super light sweet and sour pohe and crisp on the outside and soft on the inside kothimbir vadi. A fiery red garlic chutney powder and high on heat green chilli chutney are served along with the kothambir vadi which are purely delicious. Aswad also has a great thali option during lunch hours which can fill your tummy and heart!
Where: 252, Wawda Building, Gadkari Chowk, Shivaji Park, L J Road, Dadar West

Dadar Surti Farsan Mart, image by Richa Lulla
Dadar Surti Farsan Mart, image by Richa Lulla

Dadar Surti Farsan Mart is in a tiny bylane of Dadar but is surely hard to miss considering the crowd that is eating on the pavement outside the store. The huge samosas, vegetable pattice, tiny crisp kachoris with a semi sweet filling, croquette shaped corn pattice and light fluffysandwich dhoklas are a must try here.
Where: Shop no. 6,7,8, Javale Wadi, Ranade Road, Dadar West.

 

 

Adarsh, image by Richa Lulla
Adarsh, image by Richa Lulla

Adarsh is a small restaurant near Dadar station where you should head to; to enjoy a refreshing glass of nimbu pani with a hint of saffron, steaming hot thalipeeth with loni (white butter) and green chilli chutney and also not-so-sweet puran poli.
Where: Opposite Nakshatra Mall, Near Dadar station, Dadar West.

 

 

Oven Fresh, image by Oven Fresh
Oven Fresh, image by Oven Fresh

Oven Fresh is a great option to dine in if you do have some time to spare. Near Shivaji Park this restaurant/bakery has a great range of sandwiches, desserts, sizzlers and also a vast takeaway range of bakery goodies like croissants, quiches and the best palmiers I’ve ever had! Must try here are the spinach quiche, salted caramel brownie and spinach and penne delight sizzler.
Where: 68, Kiran Building, Opposite Shushrusha Hospital, Near Shivaji Park, Ranade Road, Dadar West

Wada pav is a street food snack you can skip if you are in Dadar but there is no one place that you could pick for which serves the best batata wadas. Each corner has a ‘wada pav wala’ with it’s own loyal customers. But Mama Kane and Shree Krishna, both near the station, have great wada pav.

To satisfy your cravings for Malvani seafood head to Gomantak near Shivaji Mandir to enjoy their thalis or Chaitanya which has now shifted opposite Agar bazaar near Siddhivinayak Temple. Bombil fry, prawn masala and chicken masala are surely worth a try!

There are a lot more tiny eateries in Dadar west but for now I hope these places should satisfy your appetite! Do share your favorite eateries in Dadar with us at story@mumbaimag.com or just leave a comment below. 

Post By Richa Lulla (20 Posts)

An engineer. A food blogger. Believes that food can make everyone happy. Always excited about food trails and loves exploring tiny hidden food treasures. And when she's not eating you'll find her reading recipes,talking about food, baking and blogging.

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Richa Lulla

Richa Lulla
An engineer. A food blogger. Believes that food can make everyone happy. Always excited about food trails and loves exploring tiny hidden food treasures. And when she's not eating you'll find her reading recipes,talking about food, baking and blogging.
  • Nimita Daftary

    Hey thanks for sharing this. Next time i am in Dadar i am sure to see few of these joints. I love Maroosh Lower Parel. I really love the service they provide and the food too is yummilicious. Ashwad and Saurashtra’s delicacies are sure not to miss for any localite. MAny thanks once again 🙂