Street Food Essay: The Importance Of Vada Pau

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This essay is about the famous, in demand ‘Vada Pau’ that are found in every nook and corner of the city that does not sleep, Mumbai. My main aim, while writing this essay was to give an overview of what this already well known was and to highlight the importance of it in people’s daily life. This essay’s language is mostly informal and descriptive to enable the reader to relate to the warmth of this food and make it light and interesting. This essay, I feel, is a speech by a travel guide explaining tourists the importance of this delicacy he or she is with at that moment. The travel guide has just reached a vada pau stall and is telling them everything they should know about the popular street food. Therefore, this is primarily for non-locals …show more content…
Vada Paus, a 295-calorie delicacy is one of the most popular vegan fast foods, straight out of the temperament of Mumbai. This dish has an iconic eminence and is the apple of every mumbaikars eye. Also identified as ‘poor mans food’, these vada paus vend at Rs. 7 per piece, and are devoured by both the underprivileged and affluent. Here, over 300,000 vada paus are consumed daily, and consequently sustain a sizeable populace of Mumbai dwellers. Stop anyone on the road, and question him or her about vada paus, they will incontestably declare that you merely exist and haven’t essentially lived unless you have savored the toothsome vada …show more content…
It is not only very cheap, but also very tasty. It is the most preferred food for the local taxi walas and rikshaw drivers who have an extremely tiny income. Eating at a restaurant would cost them over Rs 100, while these burgers cost them one tenth of that. People also prefer it for its sanity value, as it is properly cooked. It is also perfect for these people with hectic lives who do not have the time to take a break from work and go home to eat their lunch. Wada paus, have become such an import food in Mumbai life, that now people celebrate ‘vada pau day’ on the 23rd August!

Surprisingly, vada paus have played a part in politics! I 1990s, Shiv Sena, one of the leading political parties of Maharashtra set up vada pau stalls in Mumbai to give locals job opportunities and make them able to sustain themselves. Few years ago, they stared the Shiv Vada Pau, which are stalls all over Mumbai providing food to

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