Star chef and Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz opened The Bombay Canteen in Mumbai in early 2015. For the last year or two he’s been going to Mumbai every few months to spend time at the restaurant and to travel around India for food inspiration. His new cookbook, Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla, will be available April 5th. Later this year he'll open a new restaurant in NYC, Paowalla, which takes its name from bread sellers in Goa.
For too long, the dining options in Mumbai were either very formal or street food, without a lot in between. Lots of new restaurants have opened over the last year or two, however. Many are traditional, regionally focused Indian spots, but there are also some great Chinese places, as well as some modernist Indian, and European-inspired restaurants as well. These are some of my go-tos.
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Fantastic Chickpea Fritter Sandwich: Ashok Vada Pav