Soam. Families, vegetarians, and foreigners who can't handle street food flock here for healthy Gujarati food. Granted, the use of ghee (clarified butter) is quite liberal, but not all dishes use it—that includes the various kinds of chaat (veggie and bread snacks). The spicy potato patties stuffed with peas and smothered in savory yellow dal are highly recommended, as is palak moong dal (yellow lentils sautéed with spinach), vitamin bhel (a light veggie salad), and spinach and cheese samosas. The modern take on classics doesn't deter the locals, and it's likely to be packed, but you'll soon get a seat amid the pale yellow walls, wooden benches, and loud aunties. Sadguru Sadan, ground fl., across from Babulnath Mandir, Chowpatty, Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400006. 22/2369–8080.
Sadguru Sadan, ground fl., across from Babulnath Mandir, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400006, India