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
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.
2. H.L Vada Pav
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.
3. Mahalaxmi Pav Bhaji
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.
4. Balan Dosa