A foodie guide to Ahmedabad


Afternoon

Soothe the appetite you’ve created with breakfast at Gopi dining room, a popular family restaurant in Prahladnagar. The thali here is a mixture of flavors, colors and textures, with three or more vegetable dishes, a kathol (braised pulses like beans, chickpeas or dry peas), a few yogurt dishes like dahi, kadhi, raita or shrikhand, rice or khichdi, lentils (most often a toor dal made from pigeon peas), steamed and fried snacks and sweets. Accompaniments include sweet and sour and spicy chutneys, pickles, ghee, and a salad of chopped vegetables served raw or steamed in spices. Drinks, such as chaas and aam ras in summer, are also served. Meals are unlimited with waiters coming in with generous refills at regular intervals.

Take the road to Sabarmati Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked from 1917 to 1930. Here you can see his former residence, Hriday Kunj which houses his simple belongings. The museum designed by Charles Correa offers an interesting insight into the life and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi. You can also check out Sanskar Kendra, the museum building designed by Le Corbusier that offers insight into the history and cultural diversity of Ahmedabad, as well as a collection of kites.

Evening

For your afternoon tea or coffee, visit the Welcomheritage Mani Mansion. This heritage house built in 1923 houses a charming garden cafe called Fresh Roast. Refresh yourself with an iced coffee and a few snacks here. If the owner is around, you can request a tour of the hotel which will be full of interesting anecdotes.

Aam ras at Gopi

Then, head to the edge of the Sabarmati River to watch the sunset. This remarkable development of town planning has transformed the two banks of the river in the city of Ahmedabad into a multipurpose space with parks, gardens, buildings, catering areas, recreational facilities, event venues and restaurants. exhibition spaces.

For dinner, go Agashiye, the rooftop restaurant of Maison MG, a heritage hotel comprising a pair of early-20se Indo-European style mansions of the century. Agashiye is known for its elaborate thali dinner which features regional vegetarian Gujarat dishes. If you’re not in the mood for a whole thali, The Green House is their cafe where you can munch on Gujarati snacks, sweets, and hand churned ice cream.

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