With today being Parsi New Year, we thought of shedding light on some eateries that serve mouth-watering and genuine Parsi cuisine which have been in Mumbai, mostly at Fort and Marine Lines, for over 100 years. All these eateries offer Parsi dishes, each with their own twists, with the infamous Raspberry Soda always a constant.
Iconic Parsi Cafes and Restaurants In Mumbai:
Established in 1900, Ideal Corner has truly been the ideal corner for authentic Parsi dishes like Salli chicken, Salli boti, Bread pudding, and much more for all the true Parsi cuisine-lovers to enjoy. Everyone residing in Mumbai is aware of this place, especially remembering all those Sundays they enjoyed a delicious Parsi meal here. One can also enjoy north Indian dishes here, but their Parsi dishes are a definite recommendation.
Price: ₹550 for two people (approx.) #TTSRecommends: Salli Chicken (₹ 200)
Location: Marine Lines
The next eatery in the iconic list of Parsi cafes/restaurants is Kyani & Co., founded in 1904, the oldest Parsi/Iranian cafe in town, aiming to bring their culture to Mumbai. From chicken cheese bhurji to chicken Irani kebab, chicken salami sandwiches and a variety of bakery items, Kyani & Co. this joint is super affordable with a rustic ambience, a great place to visit with your friends, transcending you'll to an older Mumbai.
Price: ₹300 for two people (approx.) #TTSRecommends: Chicken egg Bhurji (₹ 75)
Britannia & Company Restaurant was established back in 1923, serving delicious Parsi and Iranian cuisine with dishes like Keema Pulao, Berry Pulao, Mutton Dhansak, and Patrani Machi, to name a few, providing you warm hospitality with the authentic Parsi ambience. It's a legendary Parsi eatery that will always remain evergreen amongst Mumbaikars, always providing a feeling of warmth with every bite of their food.
Price: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.) #TTSRecommends: Egg Berry Pulao (₹ 350)
A Parsi eatery that's been in Mumbai since 1919, Cafe Excelsior has fast food options, North Indian, Lebanese, and of course Parsi cuisine to offer. It serves dishes like Mutton Cutlet Gravy, Mutton Pattice, Dhansak, and more. They have quick service, a friendly vibe, good portions, quality and an ideal location. You can pair these authentic Parsi dishes with some delicious bakes and desserts, a wholesome meal for sure.
Price: ₹700 for two people (approx.) #TTSRecommends: Mutton Cutlet Gravy (₹ 420)
Location: Marine Lines
Sassanian Boulangerie was established in 1913, serving Parsi food for over 100 years to those who love the cuisine and for those trying it for the first time, open for all! Besides Parsi, it also offers Chinese and Fast Food, but it's best to indulge in what the eatery is known for! The dishes it serves are Mushroom Omelette, Veg Puffs, Bun Maskas, also serving sizzlers and sandwhiches, featuring quick service and comfortable seating. A great place for breakfast, as well, do visit it with your friends on a good Sunday or Saturday morning.
Price: ₹400 for two people (approx.) #TTSRecommends: Chicken Dhansak Dal (₹ 280)