Food for Thought

This series of events uses food and drink as a catalyst for conversation about the cultures reflected on the tables and streets of Mumbai, addressing local and global issues of nutrition, food production, food security, and safety.

  1. Sunday, December 16

  2. Dec 16 at 5:30 pm

    Food Bazaar

    How do Mumbai consumers actually connect with the producers of their food, and vice versa? Pick up produce at a festive food bazaar with music and entertainment, meet local farmers, and join us as we examine these questions through a panel discussion.

  3. Sunday, December 23

  4. Dec 23 at 11 am

    We Like it Spicy: City Tours

    Join local experts in small groups around the city to explore Mumbai’s local spice trails in four distinct neighborhoods.

  5. Dec 23 at 4 pm

    We Like it Spicy

    Participate in a tour of aromatic spices and masalas, and engage in conversation with food experts from various communities over a cup of chai at the Lab.

  6. Friday, December 28

  7. Dec 28 at 4 pm


    Join practical urban farming workshops and a discussion about how integrating food education into schooling could help ensure a more sustainable urban food system for the future.

  8. Thursday, January 3

  9. Jan 3 at 6 pm

    “Girnichi Chav”—A Taste of the Mills!

    A melting pot for migrants, Mumbai’s mill communities once sparked a remarkable system of food distribution and a unique cuisine that fused diverse flavors and traditions. In this “Food and Memory” event, we explore women’s histories in the mill-worker community, and look at how their individual and collective lives shaped the flavors of this city. 

  10. Sunday, January 13

  11. Jan 13 at 6 pm

    Maazhi Maach (Our Fish!)

    Learn about the Koli struggle firsthand and discuss solutions, while immersing yourself in the rich Koli culture in this evening of singing, storytelling, dancing, sharing, and of course, eating.

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