Babban Paya Shop - Tasty Thane Food

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Louiswadi in Thane Babban Paya Shop has been around in Thane for more than 35 years. This’s a small nondescript shop in one of the bylanes of Louiswadi in Thane. Louiswadi’s a very interesting name for a locality. I’m not sure how the place got its name. But I’m sure it’ll be an interesting story […]

Chopper Noodles - Tasty Mumbai Midnight Food

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The Mumbai Midnight Food Scene Unlike some of the other Indian cities, the Mumbai midnight food scene is fairly limited. Many of the options are in South Bombay and some in the burbs. Bademiya, close to Gateway of India is probably one of the biggest midnight attractions. Then there’s Bachelorr’s which does ice cream. Amar […]

Gajanan Vada Pav

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Thane I’ll be honest. I was dragged to Thane, that too for work. I run restaurants for a living and someone literally dragged me there to show some spaces. I thought Thane would be this backward sleepy-small town in Mumbai’s backyard. Thane surprised me. I did end up opening a restaurant here and in the process […]

Khidki Vada Pav

Kalyan Kalyan was a bustling port during the Silahara dynasty in the 8th century long before Bombay was discovered by the Portuguese who called it Bom Bahia or good bay and which was later on developed as a proper port and city by the British. It was in the middle of all action for many centuries […]

Bhujing - A Cult Dish From Virar

Trip to Virar Bhujing was created at Agashi Bhujing centre in 1940 in an area called Agashi, next to Virar which is located on the outskirts of Mumbai. Though it’s not well known outside of the Virar-Vasai area, within the area, its popularity is unparalleled Virar is one of the last stops on the Western […]

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