Explore the Famous Street Food and Eateries around Ahmedabad!

Ahmadabad, Gujarat's capital city, is a paradise for food lovers in India. Though the entire state has an alcohol ban, Gujarat people have managed to get hooked only on food. The people of Gujarat, particularly sweet-sugar ones, are known for their deep devotion to food. They seem to focus on fast snacks and dry food, which is the reason behind the popularity of this state's numerous street vendors.

The delectable Gujarati food cannot be skipped, and in the busy city of Ahmedabad, there is nothing better than getting great street food. The food here is enticing and full of various flavors and spices. While most of the typical Ahmedabad food is vegetarian, there are some places that also serve non-vegetarian food. The street food scene of Ahmedabad is a must-try and unforgettable in India as it introduces you to unique rich, tasty foods such as dhokla, thepla, khakhra, dal vada, fafda, and much more.

Let’s explore all the lip-smacking street food joints in Ahmedabad:

1. Chandravilas Fafda Jalebi

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This place stands famous for more than 120 years, it started in the early 1900s and there has been no stopping since then. Currently, it's a fifth-generation heritage that has been holding the legacy of this place. It is known to have served some popular Indian celebrities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Raj Kapoor, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and many more. The historical place in Ahmedabad serves some lip-smacking jalebi, fafda, khaman, and the famous Gujarati thali that includes poori, dal, bhakri, papad, salad, rice, and a variety of other local snacks.

Location: Near Ratan Pole, Gandhi Road, Kalupur, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Jalebi Fafda, Khaman Bhajiya, Patra, Khandvi, Samosa, Sev-Usal, and Puri-bhaji.

Zomato: 3.8/5

2. H.L Vada Pav

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A small eating spot on a small lane tucked into a corner. A secret gem and a lovely location for lovers of Vada Pav. This is one of the best places for vada pav in the city, a must try for all the vada pav lovers. With the freshly prepared yummy aloo vada, served with the buttery pav that simply melts in the mouth.

Location: Narayan Park Society, Near HL College, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 250 for two (approx)

Must try: butter regular vada pav, masala bun.

Zomato: 4.1/5

3. Mahalaxmi Pav Bhaji

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It is advisable to attend this place at night as it offers great food around the evening time. It transfers you absolutely to another dimension. You can just imagine the kind of taste it has to offer. It reflects the notion that the people of Ahmedabad love food and are not disappointed by this place. You can see a lot of families here enjoying the amazing food. You need to visit this place at least once if you are in Ahmedabad.

Location: 9/10, Ground Floor, Dev Complex, Near Parimal Garden, Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 400 for two (approx)

Must try: Pav bhaji, Ghotala Dosa and Ghughra Sandwich, Chinese Dosa.

Zomato:4.2/5

4. Balan Dosa

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If you have a knack for dosa, then this is the place for you. The place offers the best dosa’s in the city, they put a lot of butter so watch out if you are on a strict diet. The quality they offer for their food is excellent, people love that they have so many varieties for Dosa. The best taste of street food is to be found here in the kind of dosa’s they have to offer.

Location: Shop no 9 Gourmet food court Besides Aryan city, Gota, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 300 for two (approx)

Must try: Gwalior Masala Dosa, Gotala Dosa, Jini Dosa, Cheese butter Mysore Masala Dosa.

Zomato: 4.6/5

5. Salim Burger

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Salim Bhai is an unnoticed jewel that is renowned for serving numerous delicious burger variants. If you want to have a bite of a fast snack, Schezwan Aloo Tikki burger, Danish Nutella bun and vegetable puffs are ideal and strongly recommended. A reminder that he serves from 3 PM to 5 PM to keep in mind. During this time, it is advisable to be there so you can catch a snack.

Location: LJ St, Makarba, Sarkhej-Okaf, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 250 for two (approx)

Must try: Peri Peri Veg Burger, Palak Puff and Paneer Puff.

Zomato: 4.6/5

6. Lucky Pizza and Sandwich (Law garden)

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A very famous and old sandwich spot that is very popular for more than 20 years. Ahmedabad Food Joint, "Lucky Sandwich", Near Law Garden, Ahmedabad. It is said to be the best street food to try out when in Law Garden. Lucky Sandwich & Pizza provides arrangements for outdoor and indoor seating, which guests can select according to their comfort. Although this dining venue is a portable setup with minimal seating space for its dine-in guests.

Location: Netaji Rd, Maharashtra Society, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Katka Pav, Cheese Chilly Sandwich and Chocolate Maskabun.

7. Bin Harif Dabeli (Ambawadi)

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Dabeli, a famous street food in the state of Gujarat. It is basically a fiery, savory flavor and sweet potato filling within a bun called pav, spiced with hot and sweet chutney and also some pomegranate, grapes, onions and sev. If you are ever visiting Ahmedabad, then do pay a visit to the famous “BinHarif Dabeli”, it has to offer some breathtaking tasty dabelis available in many flavors and variants.

Location: Excise Chowki, H Colony, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 100 for two (approx)

Must try: regular buttery dabeli, kutchi dabeli, butter vada pav.

Zomato: 3.5/5

8. Ambika Dalwada

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One stop destination for amazing and lip-smacking dal vadas. Founded in 1974, this place is a leading player in the Ahmedabad Fast Food category. The Ambika Dalvada Centre in Navrangpura is a well-known establishment that serves customers both locally and from other parts of Ahmedabad as a one-stop destination for awesome street food.

Location: Shop 8, Ground Floor, Hirayana Complex, Near Nehru Park Circle, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 100 for two (approx)

Must try: Crispy dal vada.

Zomato: 3.7/5

9. Lucky Tea

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This place is one of India's rare restaurants in Ahmedabad. Where the living come among the dead to dine. Within the restaurant, there are 12 graves. It's Ahmedabad's earliest tea stall, and it's almost over 50 years old. This restaurant began as a small tea stall and later became successful. The grave was the owner's lucky one, and then he called it the Lucky Tea Stall.

But people regularly come here and have breakfast, tea and lunch without any fear. There's a selection of teas in this restaurant. With Maska Bun, you can get daily masala tea. You will get breakfast and lunch here as well.

Location: Opposite City College, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad

Cost: INR 300 for two (approx)

Must try: Mango lassi, masala tea, maska bun.

Zomato: 4.1/5

10. IIM Famous Usal Pav

Usal Pav is a typical and delicious Maharashtrian food created using dried peas. This dish has a tangy taste that emerges from the addition of many lovely Indian spices to the tamarind. Typically it is served with pav, an Indian bread. And this place serves the best usal pav in the city. If you are a spicy street food lover then you must visit here once and taste their amazing usal pav.

Location: Shop 22, Janpath Shopping Centre, Opposite Azad Post Offices, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Masala pav, Usal pav.

11. Kolkata Victoria Chaat

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“Kolkata Victoria Chaat” offers some superb street food that is both hygienic and delicious. Slightly high up on the masala, as people in Kolkata love it. You will certainly love their Jhal Muri and their Pani Puri. In the evenings, they are mostly open due to the busy hours. When in Ahmedabad, this is a must try for lip-smacking chaat lovers.

Location: 19, Umashankar Joshi Marg, Sardar Patel Nagar, Navrangapura, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 100 for two (approx)

Must try: Jhal Muri and Pani Puri.

12. Vasukaka Ni Sandwich

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They have long queues outside their stalls, imagine the kind of taste they must be offering. Their sandwiches are served with special spicy garlic chutney that has a fantastic and unique flavor. A must try for enthusiasts of sandwiches. As it is being prepared in bulk amounts, you need to retain patience. Go for half an hour at least.

Location: Aggarwal Center, Ashram Rd, near Bajaj Rickshaw Showroom, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Veg aloo masala sandwich, Veg Garlic Sandwich and Hot Garlic Sandwich.

13. Collegian Sandwich Centre

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The Collegian Sandwich & Snacks in Ahmedabad are paving the way for a delicious lunch. This place, founded in 2002, is identified with delicious food that can satisfy all your food cravings.

People love the way they put so much cheese in their sandwiches and vada pavs. Amazing food with a huge variety of dishes to try out from.

Location: RC Corner Building, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Collegian special sandwich, grill dabeli, grill vada pav, chocolate sandwich, and chocolate maska bun.

Zomato: 3.9/5

14. Rakeshbhai Ni Dabeli

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The Kutchhhi Dabeli & Kutchhi Bowl of Rakesh Bhai in the Nehrunagar area is very popular. He has been on service for the last 18 years. The place is very popular among the college students and the young crowd of Ahmedabad. Try out their cheese vada pav and kutchhi bowl which is very famous and delicious as per the recent reviews of the people all over the city.

Location: Nehru Nagar Area, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 200 for two (approx)

Must try: Cheese bowl dabeli, Cheese vada pav, Kutchhi Dabeli, Kutchhi Bowl.

15. Mirchi Bun by Babu Bhai

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This place holds a unique method to make a masala bun with a special mirch in this place which is their USP. By making a single slice into it, they add sugar to the chill, which is very exceptional. They use fresh vegetables and a great combo with their unique mirch. Masala buns are really tasty. This venue is one of a kind. It's really special because no food item like this can be found anywhere in the world.

Location: Vasant Vihar, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

Cost: INR 100 for two (approx)

Must try: Masala bun mirchi is their USP.