Mumbai is not just the city of dreams, but also the hub of street food where every nook and corner offers a whole gamut of dishes to suit your palate and wallet - from the tangy 'pani puri' to the spicy 'vada pav'.
With a complete mish mash of snacks available on every roadside in the sprawling metropolis, its distinctive hallmark 'street food' has now turned into meals being eaten "off the streets", feel food experts.
Mumbai cuisine is an amalgamation of many other cuisines, they say.
When it started out, however, the coastal city was characterised by its seafood as the natives were the 'kolis' or fishermen community, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar tells PTI.
"With time and with the advent of other communities, the culinary scene expanded. While Maharashtrian cuisine remains stamped or its influence is seen across the food offered in the city, more individual cuisines developed to meet demands of the migrants from other states, or let's broadly say cultures," he says.
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