Explore the Ahmedabad of yore with these 5 iconic eateries in the city
There's no denying how famous Ahmedabad is for its food. For Amdavadis, food isn't merely to fill up for the day- they relish each and everything they sink their teeth into. The craze is such that there's everything in the city from food trucks and themed cafes to age-old restaurants.
And we're always smitten by the iconic eateries in Ahmedabad that have stood the test of time. So, without further ado, let's begin our adventure.
Over 150 years old, the Divan's Bungalow serves authentic Rajasthani food which is prepared by the bawarchis who have been cooking for Divan family for ages. To dine here, though, you will have to make prior bookings as the place takes only one booking at a time, for a maximum of four persons. One more thing, Mahatma Gandhi lived and dined here once among other leaders from India's freedom struggle.
Where: 1785, Saiyad Wadu, MB Kadri Road, Raikhad II, Opposite Gaikwad Haveli, Ahmedabad
Cost: ₹2,400 for two (approx.)
This one has been termed a haven for Chicken lovers in Ahmedabad. Located near the railway station, Moti Mahal has been serving mouthwatering food to Amdavadis for over 100 years. Their Chicken Tangri and Biryani are delicacies to die for and you won't mind waiting in the queue once you sink your teeth into these treats.
Where: Kalupur Rd, near Railway Station, Kapasia Bazar, Sakar Bazzar, Kalupur, Ahmedabad
Cost: ₹700 for two (approx.)
The Jungle Bhookh
Step inside the tigers mouth for a delicious meal at The Jungle Bhookh in Ahmedabad. Starting in the late 90s, this restaurant was one of the first to come up with a unique theme. Speaking of the food, Malai Kofta, Paneer Butter Masala and their unlimited lunch are favorites of people who frequent the place.
Where: Wall Street-1, 103/B,, Shahid Veer Kinariwala Marg, opp. Orient Club, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad
Cost: ₹900 for two (approx.)
Raipur Bhajiya House
There was a time when Raipur Bhajiya House would serve a kilogram of bhajiyas at just Rs 1. That alone tells the story of how old the place really is. Started way back in 1933, this eatery in Ahmedabad sees a queue of Amdavadis lining up every morning to take home the place's aptly named heritage bhajiyas.
Where: Opposite Radhe Mall, Khokhra Circle, Ahmedabad
Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)
From Bollywood stars to India's biggest politicians, a slew of big names from the country have enjoyed the crispy and yummy jalebis at Chandravilas restaurant. Starting way back in 1889, this one is probably the oldest eatery in Ahmedabad. But don't just stop at their jalebis here, treat yourself to their famous thali as well.
Where: Gandhi Rd, near Ratan pol, Old City, Danapidth, Khadia, Ahmedabad
Cost: ₹100 for two (approx.)
So, travelling foodies! Bookmark these 5 iconic eateries in Ahmedabad that have witnessed the heritage city gradually become one of the most important centers of commerce in Western India. And get ready for being served tales of the old Ahmedabad along with the finger-licking delicious treats at these vintage eateries in the city.
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