Metro Food Hoppers

This show is an oral history of food, showcasing eateries, cuisines and chefs in Indian metros. We begin in Mumbai and make our way to other cities, listening to the sounds of their streets as our hosts gorge on their food and tell us the stories of their habits and institutions

Metro Food HoppersThis show is an oral history of food, showcasing eateries, cuisines and chefs in Indian metros. We begin in Mumbai and make our way to other cities, listening to the sounds of their streets as our hosts gorge on their food and tell us the stories of their habits and institutions
Episode 16 October 4, 2018

It’s a wrap!

Join host Simona and producer Joshua Thomas, as they reflect on all that went into the first season of Metro Food Hoppers.

Episode 15 September 27, 2018

Asian Invasion

Find out where to get authentic East Asian fare and get updated on restaurants doing their best to make exotic cuisines, more accessible to us all.

Episode 14 September 20, 2018

Sustainable Seafood

In this episode of the #Metrofoodhoppers podcast, we celebrate seafood and find out how what we eat, buy and order is affecting entire communities and the planet.

Episode 13 September 13, 2018

Regional Cuisines – Part 2

Listen in to hear about experts who craft culinary experiences revolving around their heritage and influences in this second part of our episode on regional cuisine experts on the #MetroFoodHoppers podcast.

Episode 12 September 6, 2018

Regional Cuisines – Part 1

Listen to regional cuisine experts talk about food you’d be hard pressed to find outside of private homes and community kitchens. In Part 1 we feature Bengali and Mangalorean cuisine.

Episode 11 August 30, 2018

No Name, No Fame

In this episode of the Metro Food Hoppers podcast, we’re speaking to two incredible individuals who recount their experiences with exploitation and entrepreneurship while working behind the scenes in the food industry.

Episode 10 August 23, 2018

Dessert Divas

Meet Bombay's Delectable Dessert Divas in this episode of the Metro Food Hoppers podcast.

Episode 9 August 16, 2018

Irani Cafes

Tune in as we take you to Bombay's Irani Cafes, havens of simple but good food, great chai and old world charm.

Episode 8 August 9, 2018

Pigging out on Pork

In the 7th episode of Metro Food Hoppers, we celebrate all things Pork covering delicacies from 3 Chicks and a Bear, Mav's Cakes and Bakes and also an extended interview with the man behind Swine...

Episode 7 August 2, 2018

From Scratch

The sixth episode of Metro Food Hoppers introduces you to some talented chefs who craft many of their ingredients from scratch.

Episode 6 July 26, 2018

Matunga’s Udupi Magic

The fifth episode of Metro Food Hoppers takes you on a trip to 3 of Matunga's oldest South Indian food joints in Bombay - Cafe Madras, Ram Ashraya and Mani's.

Episode 5 July 19, 2018

Punjabi Food and North Indian Cuisine

In the fourth episode of Metro Food Hoppers, we invite you to take the plunge with us into what I call ‘Bandra’s Bermuda triangle of Punjabi food & North Indian cuisine’ – Mini Punjab, Pal’s...

Episode 4 July 12, 2018

Tea Time in Bombay City

Where would we Bombaywallahs be without our tea? In the third episode of Metro Food Hoppers, we take you on a tour of some of the city's fancy tea houses - Taj Mahal Tea House,...

Episode 3 July 5, 2018

Old Skool Bakeries

In the second episode of Metro Food Hoppers, we take you on a tour of Bandra's old skool Bakeries - A1, J. Hearsch & Co, American Express and Cafe Andora. These may be some of...

Episode 2 June 28, 2018

The Holy Trinity of Pani Puri in Bandra

In the opening episode, we take you on a tour of Bandra's iconic Pani Puri joints - Elco, Karachi and Punjab sweet House. They are some of the longest running Pani Puri sellers in the...

Episode 1 June 23, 2018

Welcome to Metro Food Hoppers

An oral history of food, showcasing eateries, cuisines and chefs in Indian metros