All you Mumbaikars are here scrounging for those Mango dedicated places to eat and drink at. The truth however is that you already know half of it! Whether eating it plucked right out of the tree, to squishing it into a pulp or even making grand dishes out of this fruit – Mango is undeniably the “king of all fruits”! From sweet Langras that go into shakes to the eye-squinting Totapuri pickles, Mumbai is going overboard with the Mango Festival Menu this season!
The Culture House
As a matter of pride that it is, the mango festival is being celebrated at The Culture House with a variety of dishes with mango infused goodness. They are calling it “Aam Mahotsav” and serving the richness of the fresh fruit until June 15th. The mouth-watering delicacies are Mango Banana Fruit Tokri Chaat, Mango Pakwan Puri Chaat, Coconut Mango Ladoo, Royal Mango Rabdi Falooda, Mango Rasmalai and more.
Where: Pandita Ramabai Marg, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Cost: 1,100 INR for two
Haji Ali Juice Centre
Cheat day around the corner? Well, so is the mango season! Indulge in some rich, sweet, creamy heavens of mangoes at the Hali Ali Juice Centre. Their Mango cream is gracing the menu during the summers while you can try all other mango delicacies like the ultimate resort to a mango lover – the mango shake!
Where: Lala Lajpat Rai Road, Haji Ali Circle, Breach Candy, Mumbai
Cost: 600 INR for two
While mango season is embellishing the enitre country, Jamjar diner is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to creating the most un-thought-of dishes with mangoes in it. From the Mango Chili Jargarita (a mango-enhanced margarita) to the substantial Fresh Mango and Chocolate Ganache French Toast (Oh yes!) to a revitalizing mango iced tea, there’s so much to choose from!
Where: 7-A & B, Arram Nagar 2, Behind Washing Bay, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
Cost: 1,500 INR for two
Mangoes + a master chef playing with dishes = a perfect summer. The special mango menu at Umame’s mango festival includes beverages, sushi, salads and desserts all with a mango twist! It includes Birds Eye Chili and Mango Margarita with Holi Basil, Mango California Rolls, Aamby valley- Mango, cucumber and cream cheese with white sesame, pankho crumbed soft shell crab with mango and rocket leaves and Fresh Mango Dacquoise with chattily cream.
Where: 1st floor, Cambata Building, 42 Maharishi Karve Road Opposite Oval Maidan Next to Eros Theatre, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Cost: 3,000 INR for two
This place is famous for its mind and body refreshing drinks which are much needed in the summers of Mumbai. Bollywood and Mumbai go hand in hand like no other, and so Hitchko has added to the frenzy by making all their mango festival menus with a Bollywood touch! They’ve come up with some great cocktail collection like the beachy ‘Aamsutra’ and the colourful ‘Rangeela’ that are marked as summer classics. When there also indulge in Bollywood inspired drinks like ‘Circuit, Hail Mogambo and Lambu G-Tingu G’. Come grab your Bollywood masala!
Where: Across all Hitchki outlets – BKC, Thane, Ghatkopar and Powai
Cost: 600 INR for two
Coffee by Di Bella
The special season mango menu at Coffee by Di Bella goes on and on and you are but spoilt by choices! There is the classic, ever-favorite Mango shake with an alternative of rose and cardamom added to it. For the healthy eaters, there’s options of tasty Mango Granola Smoothie and Crazy Mango Freakshake, a combination of chocolate-y goodness coupled with the king of fruits, topped with some more mango and whipped cream. Besides these refreshers, there’s also mango-nutella waffles that I’m sure you’d love to grab right now!
Where: Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
Cost: 700 INR for two
We’re done with all the mango filled snacks, shakes and drinks. How about an entire meal that is mango based!? No kidding, Aromas Café is the place to head to for those hardcore mango lovers. Try their signature dishes – Alphonso mango and Danish feta crostini, Shrimp skewers and Mango sriracha dip, Huli Huli mango chicken tacos, Mustard chives remoulade prawns boxty, Mango chili chicken or Prawns Mango Brie Cheese Crostini – few of the items from the special menu.
Where: G6, Ventura Building, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Opposite DMart, Mumbai ( and all other branches in Mumbai)
Cost: 800 INR for two