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‘Tis the season to eat: The TLM guide to eating your way through Christmas in Mumbai

From classic plum cakes to DIY cookie decoration kits, you can have a very merry Christmas.

This festive time is packed with food and parties. Christmas month starts on the 1st of December when shops are full of chocolates, bakeries follow the Christmas-themed décor and the food is also in colours of green, white and red. This year, we present a comprehensive list of Christmas food in Mumbai. From bakeries to home chefs and restaurants, we have scoured the city across budgets and dietary restrictions. Fancy a plum cake or a marzipan but are worried about your diet? There are healthy options you can order. Don’t want to attend a Christmas party empty-handed? Go with an X’mas hamper in hand.

Top 10 Christmas food in Mumbai to order in or shop

Plum cake and goodies by Magnolia Bakery

New York’s iconic Magnolia Bakery has been the talk of the town ever since it opened its first store in Mumbai. Spread across 2,300 sq ft, this flagship store in Bandra West has a variety of baked goods and desserts such as brownies, cupcakes, tres leches, cheesecakes and their famous banana pudding.

Their Christmas special menu includes a classic plum cake loaf which is a combination of dry fruits soaked in rum, and spiced fresh fruit baked into a rich dense cake. For cupcake lovers, Magnolia offers their cute Christmas-themed cupcakes decorated as Santa Claus, snowman, snowflakes, a wreath and more. If you are a fan of their banana pudding, then opt for their red velvet banana pudding which comprises layers of vanilla pudding, bananas and red velvet cake.

Price: Rs 220 onwards

Christmas Yule by SAZ American Brasserie

SAZ American Brasserie with its New Orleans jazz era vibe has two outlets in Mumbai, namely BKC and Lower Parel. Known for their flavourful food, they will also have a Christmas-themed menu this year. What we are looking forward to the most is the Winter Yule Log, which features a Christmas Swiss roll, vanilla diplomat cream, red wine ganache, Belgium speculoos ice cream, and a ginger tuille.

Price: Rs 675 (+ taxes)

Homemade mulled wine by Chef Aditi Keni

This is the 11th year that chef Aditi Keni will be making her annual batch of mulled wine which is a 13% poof wine. This batch of wine is a 100-day ferment of the Pulpy Merlot variety of grape, which is grown in Nashik, Maharashtra. Keni’s mulled wine is simmered with spices and stone fruits sourced from single-origin farms across Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra and then steeped with a host of dried fruits and herbs. She packs the glass bottle in a sustainable bag, decorated with Christmas ornaments but she also accepts customised packaging and gifting options at an additional charge.

Price: Rs 1,500 for a 750ml bottle
Call: +91 9820444561

Christmas goodies by Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels

Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels by JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar is all set to ring in the festive time with its exquisite and artisanal Christmas goodies. With its wide variety of desserts such as plum cake, Dundee cake, minced pie, panettone, stollen, vanilla crescent cookies, raspberry cookies, chocolate bouch de noel, and pump pudding – there is something for everyone.

Price: Rs 600 onwards

Christmas desserts by Mag St. Café

Mag St. Café, known as the lockdown project of the Table’s Gauri Devidayal and Jay Yousuf has now become the go-to spot for breakfast, baked goods and dessert. Their Christmas special menu is a perfect combination of something for everyone. From eggless plum cakes and gingerbread cookies, to egg tarts, stollen, panettone and mulled wine, they have it all. You can order everything off Thrive, Swiggy, Zomato.

Price: Rs 85 onwards

Christmas feast by Gallops

Gallops, a classic restaurant is known for its elegant ambience, and this season, they are offering Christmas food in Mumbai. This Christmas, indulge in their feast which includes bacon-wrapped prawns, lobster thermidor, maple glazed ham, Christmas roast turkey, melanzane parmigiana, honey mustard roast chicken and many others. They also have classic options for desserts such as Christmas pudding, pecan pie, mulled wine and more.

Price: On request

Eggless plum cake by chef Marina Balakrishnan

Marina Balakrishnan is known for making vegetarian Kerala food. She has been making her annual Christmas cakes for the past four years and each year she changes the packaging of her cake. Her speciality is the eggless plum cake without any rum. Balakrishnan admits that even though she is not a baker, she has a passion for baking these cakes because her hometown, Thalassery, has a local bakery which is known to be the birthplace of plum cakes. In previous years, besides shipping her cake to India, she has also shipped it internationally. However, this year, she plans on scaling it down so that she can meet the demands easily. Get in touch with her via Instagram to place an order. You can find her @thatthalasserygirl

Price: Rs 2,400 per kg.

Classic and boozy Christmas treats by The Good Butter Bakery

In 2015, baker Smita Saran started her home bakery with her partner called The Good Butter. They are known for their sourdoughs, biscuits and cookies, bread, pastries, brownies, butter and spreads, cereal and more. Their festival menu is just as elaborate with classic options such as boozy X’mas cake, classic stollen, gingerbread cookies, boozy fruit cake with vanilla cream, Belgian chocolate hazelnut stollen and many more. The bakery ships its products to Mumbai and you can place orders on their website.

Price: Rs 200 onwards

Christmas hampers by The Village Shop

Where do you go when you’re looking for Christmas food in Mumbai? Naturally, Bandra West. Known for its organic food, The Village Shop has been serving hearty healthy meals for some time now. This festive season, they have launched their Christmas hampers which include fruit cakes, marzipan, macaroons, gingerbread men, stollen men, and many savoury options as well. The best part? All their desserts are healthy and made by jaggery so binge on food this festive season without any guilt.

Price: Rs 300 onwards

Festive gifting by Sorrentina

Known for its Italian pantry staples including a DIY pizza kit, fresh and store-bought pasta, made-to-order tiramisu and other munchies, Sorrentina’s offerings make for the perfect gifting option this Christmas. Besides Christmas cookies, gingerbread cookies, and Santa’s Christmas cake, they also have a vin brule kit, a DIY gingerbread cookie kit along with many hampers. Your Christmas could have a fun activity and great food, now who wouldn’t want that? Place your orders via their website or Swiggy and Zomato.

Price: Rs 250 onwards