Even if you love Indian food, you’ll miss food from home every once in a while. Here’s a list of stores selling special items, such as imported meats and cheeses. Also listed are shops specializing in fresh meat and fish.
Shop 1, Sahina Apartments, Pali Mala Road, Pali Hill, 400050 Bandra (W)
Phone: 022 6450 1527
Open Monday – Saturday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; sometimes Sundays
Imported cheeses (Swiss Gruyere, Dutch Edam, Dutch Gouda, Danish Blue, English Cheddar, etc.), imported deli meats (German ham, Italian salami, deli style chicken and turkey), liver pate, duck pate, cream cheese, coffee, breads, crackers, brownies, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, small selection of Asian goods such as soy sauce and rice noodles, and Italian selection of olives, tapenade, and jarred tomato sauce. Primarily a shop, but you can have a seat on a bench to eat a freshly prepared sandwich. Excellent store and very popular with expats. Expensive.
Lobby level of the Taj Mahal Hotel, 400001 Colaba
Phone: 6665 1010 extension 3274
Open 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Pastries, breads, ice cream, imported cheeses and meats. Small take-away area.
Shanazeen Building, Off Corner of Babulnath Road and N S Patkar Marg, 400007 Gamdevi
Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 2368 5819
Cakes, pastries, imported deli meats and cheeses, pate. Gift wrapping available. Nice place. Expensive.
Bombay Baking Company (BBC)
JW Marriott Hotel, 400049 Juhu
Open: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Phone: 6693 3399
Delicious Western-style breads, pastries, and muffins baked on-site. Imported cheeses, imported (vacuum-sealed) salami and chorizo, Jamie Oliver tapenade and tomato sauces, imported crackers and cookies, Italian olive oil, and Haagen Daz ice cream. It is also a cafe serving good sandwiches and salads.
Joseph’s Cold Storage
Gasper Enclave, Shop 15, St. John’s Road, Pali Hill, 400050 Bandra (West)
Phone: 2642 4261
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Sunday – Monday 8:00 am – 1:30 pm.
It doesn’t smell too wonderful or look fancy, but the meats here are fresh. Mutton, chicken, pork, veal, beef, eggs. Home delivery available.
Warden Cold Storage
25 Jethabhai Building, Parsi General Hospital Lane, Bomanji Petit Road, 400036 Kemp’s Corner
Phone: 2368 0758
Good quality poultry, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, veal, bacon. Home delivery available.
Visits you at home. Register office is based in Lower Parel.
Phone: 022 6666 9999
Open: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fish is delivered to your door in boxes of ice. Excellent quality and service. Call to order and say how you would like your fish cut. Various types of fish including imported salmon. Also carries prawns, lobster, and crab. Availability depends on the season.
1773 BPT Godown, Sassoon Dock, 400001 Colaba
Open: 24 hours every day
Phone: 98 2047 0368 or 98 925 12337. Ask for Irfan or Rukhsana
Wide variety of frozen and fresh seafood. Call one hour in advance for home delivery.
The Russian Smokehouse
Belmont, Nepeansea Road, 4000036 Kemp’s Corner
Phone: 2369 3806. Ask for Ferina
Call in advance to order smoked chicken, salmon, mackerel. Also sells pickled vegetables.