Food Bytes: Best Places To Grab A Bite When Hunger Strikes Post Mid-night

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I got caught the other night! Caught real bad. It was one of those situations that I couldn’t extract myself out of. I was desperate. And desperate situations calls for desperate measures. After slogging over a 2,000 word travel piece I was famished at 3.30am. And as my faithful refrigerator revealed its meager contents to me, I knew I was in deep trouble. The mid-night munchies had caught me with all their might. A situation I was strangely not very familiar with and didn’t quite know how to assuage. But then, a quick scan through my trusted old food diary revealed to me a whole slew of places around the city that catered to such very situations and since these are the nights when the navratri moon looms overhead as we party till the wee hours of the morn, we have a valid reason to shout out “Dude! gimme my food…” even at an ungodly 3.30am.
So, here is, in no particular order, my roundup of the best late night joints straight out of the pages of my diary to placate ravenous appetites…

Zaffran
Best For: Tasty, wholesome north Indian fare like tandoori chicken, raan, biryanis and curries.
Open Till: 3.40am
Where: B, Sitaram Building, DN Road, Crawford Market, CST. Call, 022 23442690, 23401976

Amar Juice Centre
Best For: Basic, yummy street style snacks like dosas, pizzas, vegetable sandwiches, pav baji, juices, and milkshakes.
Open Till: 1am
Where: 3, RN Cooper Hospital Compound, Gulmohar Road, Vile Parle (West). Call, 022 26247917, 26243863

Naurals Ice Cream
Best For: All varieties of fruit and nut-based ice cream flavours. But for this navratri season they have come up with a special gajar halwa ice-cream that is super duper good. Trust me!
Open Till: 12.30am
Where: 13th North South Road, Opposite Lotus Eye Hospital, Juhu Scheme, Juhu. Call, 022 30932030. (Also at 60 other locations across the city)

Sigdi
Best For: Juicy kababs, meaty rolls, gravies, day fries and perfectly decent Indian-Chinese fare.
Open Till: 1am
Where: Abbas Compound, 29th Road, Off Waterfield Road, Bandra (West). Call, 022 26557907

Café Zoe
Best For: Salads, steaks, soups, sandwiches and other bistro dishes like risottos and pastas.
Open Till: 1.30am
Where: Todi Mathuradas Mill Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. Call, 022 24902066, 24902065

Mini Punjab
Best For: A happy mix of Sino-Ludianvi fare like Chinese dishes garnished with coriander, Mughlai and north Indian food at very affordable prices.
Open Till: 1.30am
Where: 3, Kailash Shopping Center, Junction Of 16th & 33rd TPS Road, Bandra (West). Call, 022 26006164, 022 26004395

PS. Hokey Pokey ice-creams with seven outlets all over the city have launched nine new flavours to coincide with the nine days of navratri. So, this means that you can have a new flavour every day! Go for the Autumn Rhapsody (French Vanilla ice cream with Kala Jamun and roasted Almonds), Kashmir Karishma (Green Apple ice cream with Apple preserve and Black Currants), Aamchi Aam (King Alphonso ice cream with Kesari Peda and roasted Cashew nuts) and the Raspberry Razzle (Raspberry ice cream with Perk and Fruit Chocolate buttons) among others.
Where: Shop no 26,Second floor,Food court LBS Marg,Kurla kamani, Phoenix Market City, Kurla (west). (Also at six other locations across the city)

Pics courtesy: www.indiantravels.com, www.lululovesbombay.com, www.burrp.in.com

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Lists travel, food and luxury as the tantalizing trifecta that defines him. When he’s not travelling, eating or getting pampered at a spa, you'll find him assaulting his notebook's keyboard with a feral vengeance, churning out what he hopes are intelligent, informative and entertaining stories.