Vegetarian are already bullied by the Non-Vegetarian hoggers, who always have criticism and advice on how Vegetarians are missing out on numerous delicacies that the world of food has to offer. But, if you are a Jain, life is even more miserable, because you are further more cut down on food items, and though they may not bother you much always, but when out on meet-ups with friends and associates, choosing and serving thyself with food becomes a task, as the available menu options are cut down to minimal for you. We know the struggle on first hand basis as we have a Jain pal in our very group of friends.
Though Mumbai is heavily populated with Gujaratis (who generally take up most of the Jain crowd) thus, it’s a necessity for the city to have restaurants serving good variety for the Jain crowd as well. Also Gujaratis also make up for a good portion of people who run the Food serving/ restaurant business. So here are the City’s five best restaurants for the Jain souls which are vouched upon by all those who have treated themselves to the delicacies here.
1: Jain Sabkuchh Food Plaza
This hot spot is located in a popular mall and always has Jain foodies flocking over their chaat counters. For those looking for a wide variety of cuisines, this is the place to be! They have the widest selection of pav bhaji with variations that range from ‘Cheese Pav Bhaji’ to ‘Toast Pav Bhaji’ and more!
Where: Link Road, Near Inorbit Mall, Malad West.
Meal for two: Rs 600
2: Relish – International Veg Cuisine
Relish, as the name suggests, is a vegetarian’s delight and specialises in one of the best Gujarati thaalis in the city. The restaurant is so popular that on holidays it has become the norm to find hoards of people waiting for a table. Apart from Indian food, there’s also Italian, Tex-Mex and Lebanese to choose from.
Where: Ground Floor, Prem Court, JT Road, Churchgate.
Meal for two: Rs 900
Soam is known for the tastiest vegetarian food ever. They always make it a point to include seasonal specialities like undhiyo in the winter and jowar pita pockets and moong dal khichu! We also recommend that you try out their aam panna and pooran poli with Gujarati kadhi.
Where: Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Opposite Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty.
Meal for two: Rs 700
4: Status Veg Restaurant
Status is one of the oldest restaurants in the city and occupies a prime spot in the erstwhile commercial hub. Known for their consistency in quality and taste, we recommend that every foodie should try out their reshmi paratha, kebabs, biryanis and other Punjabi cuisine along with street food delicacies that are purely irresistible
Where: 208, Regent Chambers, Nariman Point.
Meal for two: Rs 800
5: Quattro Ristorante
Quattro is comparatively a recent addition to the city’s culinary landscape. Priced on the steeper side, their Mexican and Italian food is worth the splurge. They serve authentic nachos, bruschettas and enchiladas which are worth every penny. Take our word for it, and try their Mediterranean pizza and South western rolls.
Where: 7, Janta India Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, Opposite Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel.
Meal for two: Rs 1,800