World's Most Delicious Street Food

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Logan Cooper

The survivor’s manual to eating the best (and safest) street food.

Mumbai

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Risk Factor: very high

The Scene: Street food is an institution in Mumbai, although a largely unregulated one, and food-borne illness poses a big risk for travelers here. You’re a lot less likely to get sick by sampling similar dishes at the city’s many fast-food joints.

Where to Go: Soam (Sadguru Sadan, ground fl., Chowpatty; 91-22/2369-8080); Swati (248 Karai Estate, Tardeo Rd.; 91-22/6580-8405); Elco Restaurant & Catering Services (46 Hill Rd.; 91-22/2645-7677).

What to Order: Bhel puri (puffed rice with vegetables and tamarind); sev puri (fried crackers with potatoes and onions); vada pav (a spicy potato-veggie patty on a toasted bun).

What to Avoid: Skip yogurt-based lassi drinks—you can’t always trust the milk—and avoid uncooked chutneys.

Guide: Rashida Anees leads eating tours throughout the city.

T+L Pick: Bademiya, a kebab stand behind the Taj Mahal Palace, in Colaba (nights only).

World's Most Delicious Street Food

Mumbai

Risk Factor: very high

The Scene: Street food is an institution in Mumbai, although a largely unregulated one, and food-borne illness poses a big risk for travelers here. You’re a lot less likely to get sick by sampling similar dishes at the city’s many fast-food joints.

Where to Go: Soam (Sadguru Sadan, ground fl., Chowpatty; 91-22/2369-8080); Swati (248 Karai Estate, Tardeo Rd.; 91-22/6580-8405); Elco Restaurant & Catering Services (46 Hill Rd.; 91-22/2645-7677).

What to Order: Bhel puri (puffed rice with vegetables and tamarind); sev puri (fried crackers with potatoes and onions); vada pav (a spicy potato-veggie patty on a toasted bun).

What to Avoid: Skip yogurt-based lassi drinks—you can’t always trust the milk—and avoid uncooked chutneys.

Guide: Rashida Anees leads eating tours throughout the city.

T+L Pick: Bademiya, a kebab stand behind the Taj Mahal Palace, in Colaba (nights only).

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