It's time, for the much awaited long weekend! *drumroll* Finally you've got the time to set out and hit the road, even if it is only for a couple of days. We thought why not list some Dhabas that are no frills, no fuss, only delicious food; so here are some of the best.
En-route Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway
Parsi Da Dhaba, Vapi
Patra ni Machi
When someone says Dhaba, you think of a cot made with coir and a plateful of Butter Chicken and naan with Kaali Daal. Parsi Da Dhaba isnt like any such conventional place youd see. Chow down some yummy Patrani Macchi, Dhansak, Doodh Ni Puff and many other delicacies at this restaurant.
Daras Dhaba, Thane
If youre planning a staycation this long weekend but crave some dhaba style food, Daras Dhaba is a great place just within city limits. The place isnt only about the mouthwatering food but also the ample space and area for kids to play!
Kinara Dhaba, Vasai
If youre cruising on the Mumbai Ahmedabad highway, Kinara Dhaba is a great place to gorge on some yummy Mughlai food. Modeled around the concept of a village, this dhaba is known not only for the food served but also the ambiance and décor.
En-route Mumbai-Nashik Highway
The Bombay Dhaba, Kalwa
When Mumbai is home, find this piece, at least the culinary part on the Mumbai Nashik Highway. This place is a merger of a classic restobar and a dhaba. Sit in their machan seating and savour some good Mughlai and Indo-Chinese food.
Shalimar Dhaba, Bhiwandi
Approximately 25kms from Thane on the Mumbai Nashik Highway, Shalimar Dhaba is your place to gorge on some delectable yet cheap delights. Wed say their chicken dishes are a must-try.
Baba Ka Dhaba, Igatpuri
When youre enroute Nashik, just before the Igatpuri ghat youll see that the road forks and a dhaba perched on your right. Baba Ka Dhaba is a pit stop for delicious and hygienic food. This place is the typical highway dhaba that youd want, it swells with crowd during peak hours and has the adorable lingering sweet smell of piping hot chai. You can order some great Mughlai or Maharashtrian food and wash it down with their glass of chai, and if you want to, you can also pick up some goodies before you hit the road.
En-route Mumbai-Pune Highway
Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba, Talegaon
This two-decade old dhaba, just off the Mumbai Pune Expressway near Somatne Phata, is a pit stop for some delicious Mughlai food fix on your way to Pune.
Varsu Dhaba, Lonavala
Lonavala, on weekends is usually swarmed with Mumbaikars and Punekars, but Varsu Dhaba is your respite to escape those crowds. What sets this place apart from the usual Mughlai food serving places on the highway is that they also serve rabbit meat here. So, if you want to savour unique food while on the road, head to this place.
Toni Da Dhaba, Naigaon
Ever since Mumbai Pune Expressway curtailed the time of travel between the two cities, the dhabas on the old highway are almost forgotten. If youre going on a bike ride via the old highway, make sure you eat great Mughlai and seafood at Toni Da Dhaba.
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