VO Travels: The Bombay Canteen in Mumbai

Earlier this month, in the midst of the monsoon season and cricket world cup, we visited Mumbai. We are working with very inspiring people and companies to position India as a hot destination for environmentally and socially friendly investments. We read so much about Mumbai’s exciting food scene. India is a big country, culturally rich and the flavours vary greatly from region to region. As India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai is a top destination to discover flavours from all over the country. 

The Bombay Canteen serves seasonal dishes inspired by Indian regional cuisines and if there is one meal to eat in Mumbai, this is the place we recommend you should head to. 

The Bombay Canteen


It serves a seasonally changing menu in a hip and casual setting. Young and fun, yet rooted in culinary traditions, the Canteen is a bit of a geography and history lesson. Floyd Cardoz, the celebrated chef, brings his signature mark to the food at The Bombay Canteen. With a career spanning over two decades, Cardoz helmed several establishments that celebrated his “New Indian cuisine,” in New York and Mumbai. He also received a “Humanitarian of the Year Award” from Food TV. 

A special shout out to the staff here. If you want to learn a little more about Indian food and culture, the staff are warm and friendly, they really know the menu and dietary requirements. The staff will gladly tell you the history, whom they collaborate with and the regional nuances. 

They Canteen’s kitchen is always up to something fun and creative, recreating local dishes and reinterpreting age-old Indian tradition. Since the beginning, they have been showcasing local produce. But on our visit, we were taken a layer deeper with their exciting new ‘Taste of the Wild’ menu designed for wild food enthusiasts who don’t want to miss out on anything. This wild journey from forest to plate was a great introduction to delicious ingredients central to India’s tribal community identity. Never before seen exploration of forest finds presented with a fun twist perhaps is enough to explain the true Canteen experience. Highly recommended.

The Bombay Canteen