Juhu is one of the busiest and most teeming localities in Mumbai, with is high rise buildings and ever so crowded beaches. But did you know that Juhu holds some of the most treasured tastes in the city as well? Here’s our list, for which your taste buds will thank us :
1 . Prithvi Cafe :
Adjoining it’s sibling theater lies the cozy little Prithvi Cafe. Surrounded by trees, sand and the sea, serving some of the best brownie shakes you’ll ever have, Prithvi Cafe has found it’s way into the hearts of locals and travelers alike. One can find more customers than theater-goers at any point of the day, which just bears testimony to how good the place really is. If you’re around Juhu and need a spot to either chill or stuff your face, Prithvi’s is your place to be at!
Recommendations: The KitKat Shake, Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Pepper Chicken Sandwich, and of course, the Brownie Shake (!).
2 . Mahesh Lunch Home :
The legendary Mahesh Lunch Home is a restaurant one absolutely cannot miss out on. If you think you’ve eaten the best seafood ever, but haven’t ever been to Mahesh Lunch Home, then it’s possible that this is the most mistaken you’ve ever been. The best time to visit would be the during the Crab Festival, and if you actually plan on doing so, prepare your taste buds for an orgasmic experience!
Recommendations: Neer Dosa with Ravas Gassi, Crispy Fried Garlic Chilly Prawns, Solkadi.
3 . Aleph - The Divine Space :
‘Aleph’ in Hebrew means the Universe. Aptly names so, this joint encompasses what it’s like to be in an environment that nurtures your cravings to understand the meaning of the universe. It’s a Hippie Yoga Cafe, the first of it’s kind in Mumbai! They’re food is made keeping the health of their customers in concern, but that doesn’t mean that they compromise on the taste either!
Recommendations: Chiptole Omlette with Pita, Rooh Afza with Chia Seeds.
4 . Dakshinayan :
A restaurant that’s been a landmark for over a decade now, Dakshinayan is the heartthrob of South Indian cuisine lover. The place is almost perpetually full of people, but if you get through that minor inconvenience, heaven awaits you. So make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
Recommendations: Kancheepuram Idli with Sambar, Poond Masala Dosa, Thakkali Sadam.
5 . The Riverside Rose :
The food they serve looks and smells as sweet as the name of the restaurant, until you actually eat it. That’s when you decide that the food’s better. The Riverside Road already has some ardent follower not only because of how good the food is, but because they have delicious varieties for people of each preference. They even have some Vegan options! So why the wait?
Recommendations: Caeser Salad, Orange Lemonade and The Hazelnut Praline.
6 . Estella :
Everyone loves the fact that Juhu is so close the ocean. Well, if you’re in the mood to actually dine by the ocean, Estella is where you should go! Watch the sun set sipping on a glass of wine and what else do you need? They serve some amazing grill based food as well. So if you’re looking to chill by the sea, go to Estella!
Recommendations: Chocolate Fondant, Wild Mushroom Risotto.
If you enjoy street food, namely Sev Puri, Aashka says that you should definitely try out the Sev Puri Waala on 6th Road! If you’re looking for some chaat muchies try out the Sev Puris, Pani Puris and Bhel Puris!