Pancham Puriwala – The Oldest (probably) Vegetarian Restaurant in Mumbai Since 1848

Pancham Puriwala, Fotcha Raja Chowk, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Menu Rate List of Pancham Puriwala (near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus - CSMT, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

Article (in English) on Pancham Puriwala by Mid DayArticle on Pancham Puriwala by Mid DayPancham Puriwala - Review by ZomatoArticle (in Marathi Language) on Pancham Puriwala by LoksattaArticle on Pancham PuriwalaArticle (in Hindi Language) on Pancham Puriwala by SaamanaArticle (in English Language) on Pancham Puriwala by Mid DayMix Puri + Aalu Bhaji at Pancham Puriwala (near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus - CSMT, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)The above newspapers articles are good enough for anyone to visit Pancham Puriwala (since 1848) situated at Fortcha Raja Chowk, Fort near to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT – earlier known as Victoria Terminus – VT).

Once you reach CSMT station, walk towards the exist gate near to platform no. 7.

Exit and walk straight till you reach traffic lights.

Cross the road and enter the lane. You will see Pancham Puriwala on the right-hand side next to Hotel Sheetal Inn.

I visited too and requested Mahendar Kushwaha (working since 49 years) for their most famous – Mix. Puri + Aalu bhaji and a glass of Chaas.

5 types of Puri were served such as Paneer Puri, Beatroot Puri, Palak Puri, Masala Puri and Sada Puri along with Aalu bhaji.

Puri and Aalu Bhaji was Hot, Delicious and Mouth-Watering.

I requested for one more glass of Chaas.

After having Puri, Aalu Bhaji and Chaas, I requested for Dal Rice (1/2 plate) which was an average in taste.

And after that I requested for Aamras – season’s first mango made sweet dish. It was nice.

And how much I paid?

Rs. 200 something only.

In-short: Not expensive restaurant with basic facilities which I like the most about them and Puri Bhaji – extra ordinary, almost homemade.

Pancham Puriwala open at 8:30 am and closes at 11:00 pm (7 days open).

Closed only on Holi and Diwali (open till 4 pm).

I rarely visit any place/restaurant twice but Pancham Puriwala I may visit again. The journey continues..

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