7 must-try street foods in Ahmedabad, that taste better during the monsoons!

7 must-try street foods in Ahmedabad, that taste better during the monsoons!

Indulge in local favourites that hit the spot.

After a long wait, monsoon is finally here! The sky is cloudy, the air is cool, and the streets of Ahmedabad are drenched in the fresh, welcoming rain. It’s the perfect time to indulge in mouth-watering yet budget-friendly street food that adds a bit of comfort to these delightful days. So here’s a listicle of 7 must-have Ahmedabad street foods, that every Amdavadi craves during the rainy season.

Daal Vada

When the first raindrops fall, Amdavadis instinctively think of Daal Vada. These crispy, golden fritters made from ground lentils are perfect for the weather. Pair them with spicy green chutney and a steaming cup of chai, and you've got the ultimate rainy-day snack. Remember how the vendors serve them fresh and hot? Pure bliss!

Places to try: Ambika Dalwada, Gujarat Dalwada

Kacchi Dabeli

Kacchi Dabeli is a must during the monsoon. This spicy, tangy potato-filled bun garnished with pomegranate seeds, peanuts, and sev is a flavor explosion. The best part? Watching it being prepared at your favourite stall on the corner, with the rain adding to the sensory delight. Every bite takes you on a nostalgic trip down Old City Lanes.

Places to try: Karnavati Dabeli Center, Mr. Kutchhi Dabeli & Vadapav

Live Dhokla & Handvo

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Nothing beats the live preparation of Dhokla and Handvo during a drizzle. The soft, spongy Dhokla, made from fermented batter, and the savoury, crispy Handvo, are light yet filling. These snacks, especially when freshly made at the street side stalls, remind us of home-cooked comfort. Don’t forget to grab them with a side of tangy chutney!

Places to try: Das Khaman, Tea Post

Vada Pav

Vada Pav, our very own desi burger, is a monsoon staple. The spicy potato fritter tucked inside a soft pav, served with a spicy chutney, is perfect for those rainy days. Whether you’re at your favourite street stall in CG Road or grabbing a quick bite near your office, Vada Pav always hits the spot.

Places to try: Jay Bhavani, KK's Tea Post


Gathiya is more than just a snack; it’s a part of every Amdavadi’s soul. These crunchy, fried gram flour sticks, seasoned with carom seeds, are ideal for munching while watching the rain. Pair it with some garama garam jalebi, and you’ve got the classic combo that’s a staple during the monsoon.

Places to try: Iskon Gathiya, Gathiya Rath

Makai Bhutta

Makai Bhutta, or roasted corn, is the ultimate monsoon treat in Ahmedabad. Vendors grill the corn over hot coals, then slather it with a mix of salt, red chili powder, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

The smoky, charred kernels combined with the tangy and spicy seasoning make it the perfect snack to enjoy while strolling along the Sabarmati Riverfront or simply sitting on your porch, watching the rain.

Places to try: Stalls near Kankaria Lake


Maggie and rainy days are a match made in heaven. Street vendors elevate this beloved instant noodle with their unique twists—be it adding vegetables, a zesty tadka, or extra cheese. The joy of savouring a steaming hot bowl of Maggi while watching the rain pour down is unparalleled.

It’s not just a snack; it's a comforting hug in a bowl that brings back memories of cosy evenings and fun-filled college days.

Places to try: HL Food Street

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