Mumbai Hidden Street Eats By Train

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Details :
    The Residency Hotel in the Fort area
  • Return Details :
    The tour ends at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, an easy spot to reach most travellers' hotels. Your guide will give you directions back to your hotel or help with arranging tra.. read more

Overview

Join us on our truly-small group foodie adventure limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day. Prepare yourself because there is nothing quite like the energy and personality of Mumbai. Home to the Bollywood elite, soaring financial buildings, sprawling slums, the call of the chaiwalla and the lunch-delivering dhabbawallas.  Over the evening you'll use Mumbai's transport system including the famous commuter line to visit 3 distinct districts. Hop from stop to stop mopping up curries with crispy  papads, hitting up one of the few remaining Persian bakeries, digging into  chaat snacks on Chowpatty, eat lip-smackingly good kebabs and countless other dishes along the way. Youll wander through old markets, eat ice cream thats been hand-churned the same way since it opened in the 19th century and be entertained with stories of old Bombay. Just get your taste buds ready for the ride.

Inclusions

  • Sample 14 different food and drinks from Mumbai
  • A licensed foodie guide to accompany you
  • All transport during the tour on the railway, taxi and bus
  • Bottled water and refreshing Indian drinks
  • A truly small group limited to just 8 exclusive guests
  • All taxes and fees

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks aren't included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel

Know More about this tour

Greet your fellow guests and your foodie guide in the Fort area at 4pm and set off walking through the streets of Mumbai's colonial heart. Whet the whistle with a refreshing masala lime soda and dive into a tiny Hindu temple for a blessing before starting the food tour proper with a banana leave covered in 8 curries, pickles and chutneys which explode with flavour. You'll have explanations of each as you dive in with crispy papads and taste a fried spiced local fish best eaten covered in zingy lime. 

As you take a guided walk past the old buildings on the way to the train station, your guide will tell you stories of life in old Bombay. En route you'll pop into one of the few remaining Persian cafes still left in the city to try their famously good apple pie and a cup of good ol' Indian chai. Continue to a famed paan house to try betal leaves wrapped up with dried fruits, nuts and syrups and get your taste buds popping with a cone of sticky sweet and sour tamarind. 

It's time to ride the rails on Mumbai's commuter line. Don't worry, you won't have to wait long. These open-doored trains depart every 5 minutes and make for a great way to see a slice of real Bombay. Hop off at Chowpatty Beach and make a beeline for the street food chaat vendors. Your guide will find a little spot on the sand and you can watch the melting sun set over Mumbai while you dig into a vegetable curry oozing with paneer cheese and other street snacks like puffed rice bhel puri and crispy little shells filled with herby mash and tamarind called pani puri

The tour isn't over yet. Your guide will bundle you into old taxis for a short journey up to the Muslim quarter known for its hearty cuisine. To allow you to digest a little, your guide will take you on a walk through a bustling fresh produce market to learn about Indian ingredients and then a wander up through Chor Bazaar where you'll discover its fascinating history. Tucked away in an impossible-to-find spot, you'll try 3 different types of mouth-watering kebabs cooked over charcoal at a tiny local eatery. 

It's unthinkable to visit Mumbai without trying the desserts. You'll visit a famed parlour that's been hand-churning their ice-creams in the same way for more than a century and take an exclusive look out back to see how its done before digging into your exotic flavour of choice. As you walk towards the local bus stop, you'll make a quick stop for coconut cakes from an old bakery and sample creamy pheni at a local restaurant. The tour ends back at the twinkling lights of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in the Fort area. Say goodbye to your fellow guests and your guide will help you call transport or direct you on how to get back to your hotel. 

Leave with a much deeper understanding of Mumbai culture, life and its cuisine. 

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The tour runs with a minimum of 2 guests

There is a moderate amount of walking so wear comfortable shoes

The tours run rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothes and bring an umbrella in rainy season

If you think you'll have any trouble getting on and offer public transport please contact us first

Infant meals not included

The tour is open to vegetarians, though the meat stop cannot be substituted. Don't worry, there's plenty more food

Not recommended for pregnant women

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.