Come monsoon, these foods, especially the ones which are sold at street side food joints, seem even more mouth-watering with each and every session of rainfall. Some tangy, some spicy or even sweet for that matter, all of them have their own unique taste. All these ‘rain special’ foods give you that wholehearted feeling inside and make any rainy day perfect!
Like everyone else, even I love the rainy season, especially in Thane. Lush greenery, aroma of earth, fresh air to breath and a variety of food to eat in Thane this season. Everything around you becomes so special when you get a chance to have vadaa paav or bhajiya along with a cutting chai at a road side food stall.
With a plethora of food items to eat in Thane, and after having hunted for some quality food in the city, I am listing here the top eleven food joints which every Thanekar and visitor to the city must try this monsoon.
Have a look at them. And yes, there are several other food joints as well, which are also worth visiting and might have been missed in the list -- visit them and let everyone know what a great food hub our Thane is.
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If you are in mood to enjoy this rain with some absolutely hot and spicy snacks, here is something which is definitely made for you. Maharashtra’s very own, hot, spicy and tempting all time snack -Missal, which is served with paav, is easily available at mostly all the small and big roadside stalls and even at restaurants too.
Well, even though it’s available at a lot of places and people have their own opinion about Missal at Maamledaar, but for me, a missal eating experience can’t get any more rustic than this. What makes Maamldeaar’s missal so unique is the style and taste with which it arrives on your table. Spicy veg gravy made up mainly of dried peas and sprouts topped with the spicy mixture of farsaan and onion along with a thick layer of oil on top is just too much to resist.
The Missal here is available in three varieties depending on the level of spiciness, but since Maamledaar is famous for its spicy missal, you should try ‘teekha missal’. And yes, the best way to enjoy the missal paav is eating it with your hands without using any spoon or fork. Just wash your hands and dig into the oily lake of spicy missal in front of you and have the eating pleasure that starts right from the first bite till you wipe the bowl clean. Also, you can order some additional yoghurt, lassi or chaas to compliment the cuisine.
Do remember that there can be long to very long queue during peak hours and wait time can go to 20 to 30 minutes when heavily crowded. Just to mention about the place and ambience – it’s not a very modern and lavish eating outlet, but has good enough place to eat. If vacant, you might need to share your table with other customers as well.
Where: Maaledaar, Next to Tahsildar's office, Thane Station Road. Timing: 11 am to 11 pm.