Here, I’m narrowing down the best that Mumbai has to offer right now:
Lolita Sarkar whips up her Mum’s secret sauce recipe in this ‘Paowich’ that’s got mushrooms, cheddar and a green mango relish!
Where – Desi Deli, Bandra West (we hear they’re opening in Andheri soon, too!)
Waffles Croque Madame
What could possibly make a classic French Croque Madame even better? Well, using waffles instead of bread! This one boasts of a house-made Bacon Jam, ham, béchamel sauce, topped with a sunny-side up!
Where – The Pantry, Kala Ghoda (reserve now)
Tandoori Pork Bada Pao
They really just had us at Tandoori Pork, but then they tucked it into a ‘bada’ pao! Topped with a no-fuss slaw that lets the pork shine through in every mouthful.
Where – The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
PBJ Our Way
I’d like to think of this as the sandwich that would have made Elvis Presley very happy. Take a classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, batter fry it, only to top it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce!
Where – Light House Café, Worli
Footlong Greens Sandwich
Peppers, zucchini, french beans, spinach – this one’s got all the greens not just for the vegetarians, but for days when you want to be virtuous with your choice of food. Did we mention there’s mozzarella in there too?
Where – Fable, Juhu
Pav Bhaji Slider
Why shouldn’t we experiment with Pav Bhaji? Tucked neatly into burger buns, it’s much easier to handle, but keeps all the flavours intact.
Where – Café Cubano, Kemps Corner
Cheesy Rosti Waffle Sandwich
A waffle that’s made of grated potatoes? We’ll take two, please! Stuffed with Cajun spiced chicken, caramelized onions, peppers and mozzarella, this sandwich promises a burst of flavours with every bite.
Where – Francesco’s Pizzeria, Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel
Indigo Deli Reuben
A rye bread sandwich that uses the Deli’s very own house-cured pastrami, sauerkraut, gherkins & Swiss cheese!
Where – Across Indigo Deli outlets in Mumbai (reserve now)
Murphy’s BBQ Chicken Law
It’s the BBQ sauce, trust us! Infused with Murphy’s Stout, the tender grilled chicken breast topped with cheddar, lettuce and tomatoes is to die for!
Where – The Irish House outlets across Mumbai
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Ever tried Peppadew Peppers? These are the surprise ingredient in this wholegrain bread sandwich! They resemble cherry tomatoes, but are distinctly piquant. Thinly-sliced fresh vegetables, hummus and feta make for a great creamy-crunchy combination.
Where – Mediterra, Bandra West (reserve now)
So there you have it, Mumbai’s makeover for the humble sandwich. How many have you tried? Let us know in the comments below.