From Bombay, with love
Bombay Street Food evokes the sights and sounds of old Bombay, bringing the cuisine and flavours of traditional Indian comfort food to Toronto. Mumbai (Bombay) is a culinary delight for travelers, with each street echoing the vast array of Indian culinary offerings. They say that Mumbai is the city, and Bombay is the emotion: inspired by the streets of the city, sisters Amreen and Seema have brought the taste and experience of the old world to the new.
“The thing about Mumbai is you go five yards all of human existence is revealed, it’s an incredible cavalcade of life.”
The Cafés of Old Bombay
The old Irani cafés of Bombay have almost all disappeared – their faded elegance once attracting all measure of Indian life. Slowly turning ceiling fans breathed life into the students, lawyers, writers, taxi-wallas and businessmen who sipped tea or dined next to walls adorned with sepia-toned family portraits. Opened early last century by immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. Bombay Street Food’s vision is to reintroduce North America to the charm and rustic grace of these cafés, brining the experience to a new audience.
The Flavour of India
We serve the delicious, savoury staples of Bombay street food. From freshly made chaat and Frankies to mouth-watering pav dishes like Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Kheema Pav and Bhurji Pav. All mains come with extra grilled pav and our colourful signature salad of seasonal vegetables in a signature coconut lime dressing. For dessert try our Qubani Ka Meetha, or have a Mango Lassi or Cutting Chai to go. No matter what you order, we’ll deliver you the taste of Bombay in the heart of Toronto.