From Our Editors
Chai Pani is named after the Indian term for a small bribe—small enough to afford a quick bite to eat. The eatery serves up authentic Indian street food while also giving a nod to low-key "chai pani" gatherings popular throughout Old Bombay.
It fills its menu with rich curries ranging from vindaloo to butter chicken, all rolled into soft flatbread wraps or served over rice. It also offers samosas, papdi chaat, and other beloved street foods—the Beachside Behl Puri, for instance, is a light salad comprising puffed rice, chutney, and fresh veggies.