Being touched by so many invaders, Portuguese, Mughals, Marathas and British, the gastronomy of Kalyan is uniquely shaped. It’s best known as the city adjacent to the cosmopolitan Mumbai and some of that magic filters through the life here. From modern Chinese food to traditional Mughlai extravaganza, the food scene of Kalyan is quite colorful. Jama Masjid area, for example, is considered as a great foodie hub for Mughlai cuisine. Much of Kalyan’s cuisine is owed to it’s location, which falls in Maharashtra. Hence, you see an abundant of Maharashtrian and Konkani influence on local food. You may get anything from North Indian fare to Oriental delights in Kalyan but the locals still favor Maharashtrian cuisine above all. Vada Pav is a popular roadside snack available across Kalyan. This desi burger can be eaten in breakfast or as a midday snack by the locals. Kalyan calls Dr. Ambedkar Road as it’s Khau Gali, where locals go to tuck into yummiest chaats. Seafood lovers can feast on traditional Konkani recipes at Bunder Road area. The small old stalls part of Kalyan’s geography for decades serves the best regional cuisine. Why not give Mumbai a rest and rather drive to this foodie haven.