Mumbai, is the city of dreams and a melting pot of various cultures. Famously known for celebrating every festival, Mumbai doesn’t fail to impress anybody. And this month is that time of the year when Mumbai will host a display of different culinary skills since the holy month of Ramadan, a festival celebrated by Muslims has begun. Mumbai, being as diverse as it is, is leaving no stone unturned to delight food lovers. Irrespective of whether you are observing a fast or not, you cannot miss out on such a good opportunity to feast on Mumbai’s streets and join in the celebrations that happen post sunset. A whole month of delicious food to satiate your cravings is what the holy month of Ramadan offers. We present you with top 12 places in Mumbai that will take you to gastronomical heaven in this holy month. Happy feasting! Also Read - IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score KKR vs RCB, Today's Match 39 Live Updates Abu Dhabi: Banton Out, Karthik Joins Morgan

1. Al-Madina

Ramadan delicacies are synonymous to Mohammad Ali Road, the long street that stretches below the JJ Flyover in south Mumbai. Also known as Mecca for Ramadan food, this is where you will find Mumbai’s best food in wide variety of options.  After an entire day of fasting, this place bustles with energy after sunset. People throng here in huge numbers to relish the delicious food that is served here. You will be spoilt with choices. To make it easier for you  visit the Al-madina fast food corner, which lies in the same lane as Minara Masjid. They are best known for their seekh kebabs. Also Read - Sanjay Dutt Returns Back Home With Sister Priya Dutt From Hospital After Beating Lung Cancer | See Pics

Where:  I M Road, Pydhonie, Mandvi, Minara Masjid Also Read - Hina Khan Slays in Rs 33K Midi Dress, Leaves Netizens Mesmerised With Her stylish Look

2. Surti Barah Handi

This is one place that you must visit during the holy month of Ramadan. The special Barah Handi’s paya is a dish that will delight to taste your buds. The name was coined from their concept of making different food items in 12 different Handis (pots).

Where: 45 Gujar Street, Behind Dargah, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai./+91 9702456373

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3. Chinese-n-Grill

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Photograph courtesy: Kirti Poddar/ Creative Commons

Don’t let the name of this restaurant fool you. It s not a typical Chinese joint like the name suggests. You will be in for a sweet surprise if you look through the menu. This place has been a favorite to many foodies. You could probably try the Nalli Nihari with Sheermal which is the most demanded food in this joint.

Where:  122/132, Barkat Manzil, Near Minara Mazjid, Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai/022 23456529

4. Bade Miyan

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Photograph courtesy: Penny/ Creative Commons

This place needs no introduction. This joint is to Mumbai what Kareem’s is to Delhi and it is crowded throughout the year. However during Ramadan, the crowd just swells. So much so that they have to open another stall near Minara Masjid. Visit Bade Miyan this Ramadan and enjoy their delicious biryani.

Where: Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai/022 30151738

5. Marhaba Fast Food

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Photograph courtesy: Alpha/ Creative Commons

This fast food corner is another famous joint near Minara Masjid.  Marhaba rolls or chicken rolls are Marhaba’s speciality and must not be missed at any cost!

Where: Minara Masjid Complex, Pydhonie Mandvi, Mumbai

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6. Noor Mohammadi  Hotel

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Photograph courtesy: boo lee/ Creative Commons

Noor Mohammadi is an absolute delight for meat lovers. The most popular dish here is Sanju Baba chicken, named after the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been their regular customer.

Where: 179, Wazir Building, Abdul Hakim Chowk, Bhendi Bazar, Near Girgaum, Mumbai/022 23456008

7. Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar

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Photograph courtesy: Alan C./Creative Commons

If you are looking for Ramadan special dishes, there’s no way you can give Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar a pass. Haleem is one of their special dishes and they also serve delicious biryanis which makes it a must visit place during Ramadan.

Where: 195/197, Patthe Bapu Rao Marg, Grant Road East, Grant Road, Mumbai/022 33956275

8. Delhi Zaika

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Photograph courtesy: Andy De/ Creative Commons

If you want to feast on mouth-watering food and still remain light on your pockets, the Delhi-Zaika is an ideal place for the same. This place specializes in Mughlai food. Good Ramadan food at pocket-friendly rates is what you get here.

Where: Chapra Hotel, M.S Ali Road, Near Nishat Cinema, Grant Road, Mumbai/022 23097995

9. Hindustan Restaurant

The road less travelled always makes for great experiences. And Hindustan is on one such road. Though located opposite Minara Masjid, it might be tad tricky to find. Instead of relying on Google Maps, do reach out to locals for directions. Known for its delicious kebabs, Hindustan is not a place you can visit just once.

Where: Opposite Minara Masjid  , Mohammad Ali Road

10. Shalimar Bhindi Baazar

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

If you happen to be a shawarma lover, Shalimar is sure to excite you. While Shalimar’s shawarmas are indeed as good as their reputation, its Malpua with Rabdi, made only during this holy month is just as good if not better!

Where: Vazir Building, Shalimar Corner, Bhendi Bazaar, Sandhurst Road, Byculla, Mumbai/022 23456630

11. Taj Ice cream


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After all the delicacies  you have had, there should be some room in your tummy for delicious desserts. And no better place than Taj Ice-Cream Center where you get homemade ice creams.  This is one place for all your favorite ice cream flavors.

Where: 36, 38 & 40, Near JJ Hospital, Bohri Mohalla, Khara Tank Road, Bhendi Bazar, Byculla, Mumbai/022 23461257

12. JJ Jalebi

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Photograph Courtesy: Sumeet Moghe/ Creative Commons

Another favorite spot for people with a sweet tooth, JJ Jalebi is one of the most famous joints for delicious variety of sweets. And you know what to try, jalebis of course!

Where: 4, Pradhan Building, J.J. Junction, MS Ali Rd, Kumbharwada, Byculla, Mumbai/+91 9819556929

With so many choices to chose from, make the most of this festive season and bring out the foodie in you.