Often referred to as the walled city, the heart of Amdavad lies in its streets. vibrant roads, monumental treats, the uninterrupted hustle and, of course, the aroma of ‘Vaghar’ (tadka in Gujarati) through the air will never miss to egg on the foodie in you. With several streets transforming into culinary hotspots, Ahmedabad is serving assortments ranging from authentic spongy khaman, crispy fafda and dalvada to some uniquely amazing flavours like Chinese dosa, Maggi bhajiya and cheese pineapple sandwiches. For a pocket-friendly guide and the most tongue-tickling experiences, we have listed the 10 best street food joints in Amdavad which would never fail to satisfy your guilty pleasures.
1. Das Khaman outlets
Any talk about Gujarat and Gujarati snacks is incomplete without Khaman. made from besan, topped with fried chile and mustard seed tadka, and coriander leaves, Khaman is a Gujarati delicacy that’s often confused with Dhokla. it’s a sweet and savory sponge that melts in your mouth in no time. It’s served fresh at all the Das Khaman outlets. The menu also offers spectacular variety of other aromatic and lip-smacking Gujarati snacks like ‘Vaatidalno Khaman’, ‘Sev-khamni’, ‘patra’, ‘Navtaadna samosa’ and plenty more.
Address: Multiple outlets:
Shop No.2, Trade Center, stadium five Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
2. Salim Bhai’s Burgers
Serving the same menu for the past 18 years at the same spot, Salim Bhai whips out scrumptious Aloo Tikki Burgers, egg burgers/buns, and Chicken burgers that give popular restaurants a run for their cash. His stocks run from 3 pm in the afternoon until 9 pm, which includes other incredible value friendly dishes like Palak Paneer Puff, Aloo Puff, Chicken Puff, Danish Buns and Cupcakes. Youth and students go gaga over their messy burgers loaded with freshly cooked hot patties, ample vegetables, mayonnaise, mustard sauce, and to not forget dozens of cheese, of course! And what’s good a burger is if it ain’t messy?
Address: I – Block, AES Boy’s Hostel campus, Sristi Hostel, near Gujarat University Library, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
3. Shree Bajrang Chole Kulche at Muncipal Market
A mini tour to Amristsari heaven at just Rs 40? totally possible! With utmost authenticity, Shree Bajrang Chole Kulche serves a tummy filling expertise one ought to totally not miss. The plate full of spicy and tart chole gravy served along with 2 fluffy kulchas, pickled green chilies and chutney are highly addictive. If you’re keen on spicy food and are searching for a dinner outlet to spend a Sunday evening with your friends, this place is for you!
Address: Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380009, near Sameer Building, near Municipal Market
4. Food Truck Park
Located at one of the most happening locations of the city, Food Truck Park is a place for where gourmet goes desi. You get everything from the appetizers to desserts. The fully loaded BBQ Veg Burger and BBQ Chicken Burger, nachos, Fries, Poutine, parathas and wraps can force you to get your hands dirty and mind boggled. One might even run out of time if the numbers of dishes they serve are to be counted. It’s a paradise of newly experimented flavors and a stunning ambience.
Address: Opposite Karnavati Club, Satellite
5. Manek Chowk
This place, in the previous city of Ahmedabad opposite teen Darwaza, is the most popular street and a 1 stop dinner spot where most people enjoy midnight hogging. numerous mouthwatering dishes define the night life of the city like bhaji-pao, ragda patties, Chinese dishes, chaat and weird sandwiches and burgers – including the famous farali sandwich and the cheese pineapple sandwich – with a variety of paan to finish off your meal.
6. Sabarmati Jail Bhajiya House
As the name suggests Sabarmati Jail Bhajiya house is run by Sabarmati Jail authorities and its prisoners. Its popularity is gauged by the big masses getting attracted towards the aroma of deep fried Bhajiyas and methi-na-gota and its standard accompaniment, the yellow gram-flour condiment to dunk the cooked balls. you can also clear some freshly cooked sev-bhujiya and banana wafers, or rusk toast and chakli for your evening cuppa. It’s a great place to visit simply because of the monsoons!
Address: Sabarmati Jail Bhajiya House, RTO circle
7. Apna Punjab Parattha
Just in case if you consider cheating on your diet, drop in to Apna punjab to indulge in massive paranthas. Their paranthas, served with huge chunk of homemade butter and Patiala Lassi can surely transport you to a surreal world from where you’d never want to come back. From iconic Amritsari Parathas, to everyone’s favorite Aloo Paratha, Gobi Paratha, Vegetable cheese Paratha, and Palak Paneer Paratha, the menu is a sheer explosion of flavors.
Address: Ground Floor, shakti square, Opposite Management enclave, Hanuman Mandir, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad
8 . HL college road
With a string of lorries serving fast food, including Vegetable Cheese Tadka Maggi, famously known as ‘HL ni Maggi’ and M.L.F franco Frankie, also popularly known as hl college Frankie Wala, is a one-stop option to easily cater to your hunger pangs. Masala Maggi, Cheese Maggi, Manchurian Frankie, Paneer Tikka Frankie, BBQ Frankie are must-eats. Soothe your tummy later with the iconic hl Special Cold-Coco after your meal.
9. Eggs & Eggs
Amdavadis love feasting on their favourite treat of eggs, and they like it more when it’s spicy. Eggs are versatile then is the menu at Eggs & Eggs. they have their own traditional versions of modern breakfast recipes like soft boiled eggs and omelettes, which becomes even more scrumptious with the addition of their special masala. A wholesome meal in its own Surti Ghotado (gravy with boiled eggs and half-fried eggs) and egg bhurji makes this place worth a visit.
Address: LL – 9, Sagar Appartment, Opposite Sumeru Bunglows, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad
10. I say Ice Gola
No treat in Ahmedabad is complete without a slurpy Gola. the feeling of juicy ice candy melting in your mouth on a summer day is just everything you want. I Say Ice has created a new standard of healthful golas which are excellent. It serves an array of colorful Golas with flavors ranging from generic rose and kala khatta to chocolate, fresh pineapple, fresh watermelon and grapes with chunks of fruit in it. The Gola Platter, with your choice of sharbat added to it, garnished with mava, nuts and chocolates, is a must try.