More Food For Less Money? These Thalis Are The Way To Go

There are days when you want to go to a restaurant and get your food instantly. Thalis are the solution. Here 7 Thali places that are unlikely to disappoint you. We’re going to start with the vegetarian joints and then bring in the non-veg. Let’s go

Samrat Restaurant

Purely vegetarian Gujarati restaurant that also has Jain food options. Even though it’s a Gujarati place, their most loved thali is the Punjabi thali that goes well with the beer that they serve. You got that right, they have a beer menu. While you’re ordering make sure to ask them what’s available that day or you might miss out on something really good. They also do home deliveries but having it packed is no way to enjoy a thali.

Recommendations: Punjabi thali, pani puri, gulag jamun.

Location: Churchgate, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 42135401
Price for two: INR 900

Maharaja Bhog

This place is a purely vegetarian Rajasthani thali place. They have Jain options too. The staff is really polite and welcoming. You get a Kesar Sharbat as you enter and if you choose the thali, it unlimited! It’s like going to eat at your grandparents’ house, the goal is to feed you till you’re happy. They have a 30-day rotating menu, so you get something different every day.

Recommendations: Rasgulla, Rajasthani thali, Shrikhand, Paan (can’t forget that)

Location: Lower Parel, Click for directions | Goregaon East, Click for directions | Juhu, Click for directions | Infinity Mall, Malad West, Click for directions | Inorbit Mall, Malad West, Click for directions
Call: 022 24811300 | 022 24811400
Price for two: INR 1180

Pancham Puriwala

This place has probably existed for longer than you have. It’s a vegetarian joint 3 minutes away from CST. It a really old place and has no ambience but the food is amazing which is why the place is always full. They have a shared table policy and the service is quick, so you don’t have to wait for too long.

Recommendations: Assorted Puri thali, Masala Puri

Location: Fort, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: +91 8104827851
Price for two: INR 200

Arya Bhavan

Who doesn’t love a good south Indian meal and eating on coconut leaves? This place is amazing for its breakfast and also has good thalis. The staff is polite and proactive and keeps the service moving to accommodate as many people as they can. And you get unlimited sambar and chutney with your meal.

Recommendations: Pineapple halwa, Paniyaram and red powder chutney with oil, filter coffee

Location: Matunga East, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 24159449
Price for two: INR 400

Juss by Sindhful

Juss is a pure vegetarian place but Sindhful (the restaurant on the other side of the road) is non-vegetarian. So even though Juss offers delicious vegetarian and vegan options, if you’re really craving something meaty, just ask the staff and you’ll get it! And while you wait for your food to arrive, you can devour their Tikra Chips and Pudina Chutney which are complimentary.

Recommendations: Sindhi Thali, Dal Pakwaan and Pakwan Chaat.

Location: Khar, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: +91 7700087788
Price for two: INR 1000

Curry Tales

This place has a mix of Maharashtrian and Malayali cuisines. Their thali packaging is pretty good, so you can also think about getting it delivered to the comfort of your house. It stays open till midnight and the best thing is that the service doesn’t fall because of the closing time.

Recommendations: Seafood thali, appam, mutton stews, salmon fry

Location: Khar, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 26483851
Price for two: INR 1150

Diva Maharashtracha

If you hadn’t guessed by its name, this place serves Maharashtrian food, it serves Malwani and Konkan food as well. The food feels like home and the ambience is also homely. It would be ideal to make a reservation because people love going here.

Recommendations: Kothimbir wadi, Sol kadhi, Bombil Fry, Appam, Prawn Curry

Location: Matunga West, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 24454433 | 022 24468262
Price for two: INR 1300


Special Mention

Mini Punjab’s - The Dara Singh Thali

The Dara Singh Thali is this humongous thali that they launched on 28th May and will be available till 31st August. If you finish the thali on your own, it’s FREE! But if you can’t/don’t want to, share it with your friends/family. You’ll have to pre-order your thali. Let us know if you try it out!

Cost of The Dara Singh: Veg thali: INR 1399/- + Taxes | Non-veg thali: INR 1899/- + Taxes
Location: Powai, Click for directions. Thane, Click for directions.

Let us know which of these are your favourite and if you’ve found other amazing thali places here in Mumbai.

WRITTEN BY  - Shubhroja Sen



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