Hello, wassup and kem chho foodies!
If there is one place every Amdavadi would suggest a non-Amdavadi to visit at least once during their stay in the city, it undeniably is Manek Chowk- A paradise for all food lovers! The hustle bustle, the horns, the craziness, the long queues for a table, the aroma of food coming from numerous food stalls, cheesy preparation of dishes, loads of butter and deliciousness is enough to summarize every night scene at Manek Chowk.
So amdavadis, gear up to check how many of these have you already ticked off your list? And non-amdavadis, this should pretty much work as your food itinerary at manek chowk:
1. Mahalaxmi ki Pav Bhaji
So as you occupy your seats at the food market, make sure to order Pav Bhaji from Mahalaxmi stall. Served with finely chopped onions, tomatoes and green chili, this will accelerate your cravings and you would want to order extra pav because why not?
2. Butter Veg Pulav
Next in line is the very delish Veg Pulao that comes with a big scoop of butter slice. I bet you haven’t eaten pulao like this one in your life!
3. Gwalior Butter Dosa
Get ready to drown in the most special dosa- the gwalior dosa that has overflowing butter within it. Served along with sambhar and chutney, it would leave you licking your fingers by the end of it.
4. Masala Dosa
If you are a fan of masala dosa over plain dosa, then this is a must order for you.
Manek Sandwich & Pizza
So by now, your stomach is almost full but you heart still wants more. Time to get up, walk a little to make more space and finally get seated at Manek Sandwich & Pizza food stall. Get ready to experience “never-eaten like before” variety of sandwiches:-
5. Ghughra Sandwich
One of the best kind of sandwich and the specialty of manek chowk is this one.
6. Chocolate Sandwich
Now you’d probably wonder “what’s chocolate doing between bread slices. Nah, not my type“, these were my thoughts before I went ahead to try it and oh-boy!
Loads of chocolate and cheese stuffed with this sandwich makes every bite relishing. Makes you go like mmm…mmmm *mouthwatering*
7. Vegetable Sandwich
Space for some more sandwiches?
8. Ice Cream Sandwich
Cheese and Pineapple is what makes this one drool-worthy. *Lip smacking*
9. Double Cheese Pizza
Pizza is the last thing one thinks of while eating street food but what makes this one different is a) its double cheesy b) the base is super crunchy. You cannot skip this one at any cost. *tongue out*
So just when you are done hogging, time to hop on the nearby vendors that sell kulfi, lassi, faafda ne jalebi. Come on, you have that much space left in your tummy *wink*
Sip, chat, share, walk… This lassi is certainly what you need after so much of hogging.
11. Faafda ne Jalebi
Every city has a combination for jalebi and when in Gujarat it is Faafda and jalebi.
So I am sure all my Amdavadi readers got their food scenes revived with this appetizing post and have got enough reason to plan their evening this weekend. Did I skip on mentioning your favorite one, then let me know in the comments section below. Also, tell me what are your favourite dishes/eateries at Manek Chowk?
Happy Hogging and weekending, foodies!