This Onam, head to these nine places in Mumbai to enjoy a wholesome sadya.
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Just like Onam is celebrated by people of all religions, Onam Sadya has no regional boundaries. You just need to look at the line of people waiting to partake the Onam Sadya outside some of the well-known restaurants serving Kerala food to know how popular the Onam Sadya is among foodies. Sadya literally means feast, and this veritable vegetarian spread celebrates a bountiful harvest. If you’re a Mumbaikar who enjoys her Avial and Pachadi (and 30 other Onam dishes on the plantain leaf), here’s where you should head TODAY:

1. Hotel Deluxe
Where: Pitha Street, Fort
What’s special: This elaborate Onam Sadya is pocket-friendly and delicious. A caveat: Be prepared for a long waiting period. This place doesn’t take reservations and has been popular for its Onam dishes for over two decades among office-goers and the local Malayalee population living in the vicinity.
Price: INR 400; INR 430 for home delivery (inclusive of taxes)
When: 13, 14 and 15 September, 2016; Noon onwards
Call: 022 30150801

2. The Konkan Café
Where: Vivanta by Taj – President, Cuffe Parade
What’s special: This Onam, Konkan Café brings you the sumptuous Onam Sadya spread of 26 items prepared by their team of chefs—Chef Vikas, Chef Naveen and Chef Dipu—who are pioneers in Kerala culinary art. Think Sarkara Varati, Chamanthy, Inji puli, Rassam, Achinga Thoran, Kalan, Olan, Avial, Erissery, Koottu Curry, Kashuvandi Parripu, Iddiapam, Parippu Thalichathu, Pulissery, Ambalapuzha Paal payasam, or Adda Pradaman—it’s all on the Onam dishes special menu.
Price: INR 1,950 (inclusive of taxes)
When: 14 September, 2016; 12.30 pm onwards
Call: 022 66650808

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3. Taste of Kerala
Where: 
Pitha Street, Fort
What’s special: A pocket-friendly Onam Sadya includes 35 items (it lists the plantain leaf as the first item though). The Avial is a clear hero, and we also loved the Sambar and Payasam, among the other Onam dishes.
Price: INR 300 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14-15
Call: 022 22044545

4. Sneha Restaurant
Where: 
Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim
What’s special: This Onam, they have caterers from Palakkad in Kerala to cook up a feast, so be prepared for an authentic Onam Sadya spread fit for a queen.
Price: INR 300 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14
Call: 022 2445 6330

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5. Dakshin Coastal
Where: 
ITC Maratha, Andheri East
What’s special: The sumptuous Onam Sadya spread of 25 traditional Onam dishes will be served on a large silver plate covered with a banana leaf. To complete the Onam Sadya meal experience fit for royalty, the finger bowls will be filled with lemon tea instead of lemon water.
Price: INR 2,250 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14
Call: 022 33716055

6. Hotel Sunny
Where: 
Shell Colony, Chembur East
What’s Special: This trusted haunt for Kerala food never fails to impress. You better come with an empty stomach to enjoy their special Onam Sadya. 
Price: INR 650 (inclusive of taxes); INR 750 for takeaways
When: September 14
Call: 022 2522 3549

7. South of Vindhyas
Where: 
The Orchid, Vile Parle
What’s special: The traditional Onam Sadya will be prepared by their masterchef Bala. There is the mandatory Pachadi, banana and jackfruit chips and Unniappam along with the spicy Rasam; other special Onam dishes like Erissery, Sāmbhar, Parippu and Kalaan will give you a perfect feel of the Harvest Festival. They also serve Malabar Paratha, rice, curry, stews and sambar. This Onam Sadya spread also includes various pickles and chutneys that provide you the perfect balance to strictly vegetarian meal. Live hot Appams are served to you right away prepared in a record. Complete your Onam Sadya meal with delicious desserts like Pal Payasam, Parippu Payasam and rice halwa, the taste of which you will savour till the next Onam.
Price: INR 1475 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14
Call: 022-26164000 Ext: 4060 |8422805500

8. Spice of Kerala
Where:
 Marol Andheri (East)
What’s special: If you plan to visit this place, we recommend you to avoid eating anything before going there, as the place is all set to serve you a lavish spread of 25 items. Their Onam Sadya includes a variety of curries, vegetables and some authentic appetising desserts. You can expect a homely Onam Sadya on your banana leaves.
Price: INR 380 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14
Call: 022 65262172 or +91 9833454006

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9. Benzy’s Family Restaurant
Where:
Crawford Market, CST
What’s special: If you are looking for a pocket-friendly place to relish the Onam Sadya, your search ends here! Yum yum!
Price: INR 280 (inclusive of taxes)
When: September 14
Call: 022 23415599/ 022 30012238

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