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The food scene in Mumbai is as diverse as it is delicious. From hole-in-the-wall joints serving traditional favourites to sophisticated restaurants experimenting with bold combinations, deciding where to eat in the city is no easy decision. If it’s specifically vegetarian food that you’re after, we’ve got your back. The city has many old and new choices worth trying. Our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Mumbai includes different places that will satisfy your cravings and entice you to return for more. Check them out below:

Here Are The Top 10 Veg Restaurants To Visit In Mumbai:

1. Soam, Babulnath

Soam is considered one of the most popular veg restaurants in the city and for good reason. For many, a visit to the seaside at Girgaum Chowpatty also means an excuse to drop by Soam for lip-smacking food made using traditional techniques. It is also situated close to the famous Babulnath Temple. Apart from regular Gujarati specialities like farsan platter, matar puri with aloo sabzi, and vaghareli khichdi, don’t miss their iconic palak cheese samosa.
Where: Soam, Sadguru Sadan, Ground Floor, Babulnath Road, Babulnath, Chowpatty, Mumbai.

2. Ram Ashraya, Matunga Central

For yummy South Indian favourites like dosa, idli and vada, go to Ram Ashraya. It was named one of the most legendary restaurants in the world by TasteAtlas, and just one visit will make you understand why. This no-frills, bustling restaurant is a short walk away from Matunga (Central) station. The original space was established over 80 years ago. It has since expanded to include another dine-in section on the road opposite and a second outlet in Lalbaug.
Where: Ram Ashraya, Shop 3-6 ground floor, Jamnadas Mansion, Bazar, Laxmi Narayan Lane, Matunga (C.R.), Matunga East, Mumbai.

Pro tip: Matunga Central (or C.R.) is famous for its many South Indian offerings. You can explore the local market and other heritage eating joints while you’re here. If you’re looking for other must-try breakfast places, click here.

3. Aaswad, Dadar West

Want to taste affordably priced local delicacies in a tasteful setting in a central neighbourhood of the city? Aaswad ticks all the boxes and more. This Maharashtrian restaurant has been around for over three decades and has become a culinary mainstay in the Shivaji Park locality. It has won a global award for its Misal Pav. Don’t forget to order the kothimbir vadi, thalipeeth, piyush, varan bhaat and veg thali here too.
Where: Aaswad Upahar & Mithai Gruh, Sanskruti Building Gadkari Chauk, 4, Lady Jamshedji Road, opp. Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar West, Mumbai.

4. Swati Snacks

Another favourite of locals and tourists alike is Swati Snacks. It was named among several “local hero restaurants” that formed the “Essence of Asia” collection curated by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Its story began over 5 decades ago as a home kitchen. It has grown to become one of the most beloved spots for Gujarati delicacies and other comfort street-style snacks. When you visit, check out their paanki, fada ni khichdi and handvo. 
Where: Outlets in Tardeo and Nariman Point

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5. Shree Thakkar Bhojanalay, Kalbadevi

This humble establishment was also featured in the “Essence of Asia” list released by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Shree Thakkar Bhojanalay is considered one of the best places to eat a Gujarati thali in the city. Established in 1945, it has been the go-to restaurant for generations of Mumbaikars craving an unlimited home-style thali. It was previously called the Thaker Club.
Where: Building No 31, Dadiseth Agiyari Ln, Marine Lines East, Gaiwadi, Kalbadevi, Mumbai.

6. Tewari’s

Tewari’s is among the most popular mithai brands in Mumbai. In recent years, its Juhu outlet began to function as a full-scale dine-in restaurant. All the dishes here are made without onion and garlic. As with their mithai, the taste of their North Indian savouries has remained consistently delicious. Don’t miss their paneer tikka, dahi papdi chaat, matar samosa, dal makhani and chole bhature.

Where: Tewari’s also has outlets at Sion and Opera House, but the food options here are limited to snacks and sweets. If you’re going further North in the suburbs, there’s one in Borivali West that has a similarly expansive menu (that includes main courses) as the Juhu outlet.

7. Oye Kake

If you want a more comprehensive North Indian feast, Oye Kake may prove to be a mouth-watering solution. This veg Punjabi restaurant promises to whisk you to the streets of Amritsar with its strong flavours and indulgent options. Keep an eye out and tummy space for the chole kulche, lassi, dal makhani and parathas here.
Where: Outlets in Fort, Lower Parel, Santacruz and Ghatkopar

8. Burma Burma

Craving non-Indian veg food? Head to one of three locations of Burma Burma in the city. This restaurant and tea room is an ode to the richness of Burmese cuisine and culture. Handpicked authentic recipes inspired by travels to the country form the foundation for the menu here. Apart from kitchen ingredients, textiles, decor items and furniture, are also sourced from Burma for the brand’s restaurants – which now have a presence in several Indian metro cities.
Where: Outlets in Fort, Santacruz and Goregaon

9. Millo, Lower Parel

Another great option for non-Indian veg food is Millo. This cafe and bar is located in the Kamala Mills compound and has some delectable Italian, Mexican and Asian food. If you want to enjoy your cafe staples from an all-veg kitchen, this is a good choice. The beautiful interiors also provide an aesthetic setting for a date or special dinner with loved ones.
Where: Millo, GATE NO 1, Times Tower Office of Tata Housing Senapati Bapat Marg Lower Parel, from, Lower Parel Flyover, Side, Mumbai.

10. Sukoon, Bandra West

Bandra West is among the buzziest cultural hotspots in the city. From quaint bakeries and cosy cafes to glittering restaurants frequented by celebrities, this part of the city has a lot to offer. Sukoon is one of the relatively newer and quieter additions to the Bandra food scene. It boasts a garden-like dining experience – albeit in close quarters – that aims to shelter you from the bustle. Sip on healthy elixirs and kombucha while savouring traditional eats as well as wholesome snacks like Truffle Cassava Fries, Khichu Chaat, Millet Maggi and more.
Where: Sukoon by Joshi House, Ground Floor, Noorie house, 4 Rajan Road, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.

Pro tip: Sukoon is near the main Carter Road stretch, a long portion of which offers amazing sea views. It’s also an extremely tempting area for further foodie exploration.

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