It is the festival of colours as the spring also spreads its colours on mother nature with flowers of all kinds. Holi is celebrated with fervour in North India and many parts of central and western India, in fact in most parts of the country but the enthusiasm amongst youngsters is the most for Holi. Children and youth enjoy throwing colours and coloured water on each other.
In Ahmedabad, many restaurants and sweet and snacks outlets make special Holi sweets and also savoury items so that people can enjoy the festivities and enjoy the feasts without the labour of making it themselves.
We present to you the best place to get your sweets from. Have fun with your family or friends at some of these places which we have curated for you.
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This is one of the most popular sweet and snack eateries in town.
They make the most amazing sweets. It is located on Mansi Cross Roads. Gwalia Sweets have 15 other outlets and restaurants also.
It makes the most amazing Holi sweets like Sev Barfi, Rabdi Ke Malpua, Rose Rasgulla, Sweet Samosa, Baked Gujiya, Chocolate Gujiya, Long Latta, Orange Gujiya, Mawa Gujiya and Kesaria Thandai.
Price for 2: Rs 450
This food outlet has been in the sweet and snack business for decades. Located in Mani Nagar, at Mehta Chavana and Sweet Centre you will get Mawa Gujiya, Chandrakala, Chocolate Gujiya and Thandai Barfi. You can also get lovely Gujarati snacks, like Dhokla, Khaman, Gathiya and other north Indian snacks like Samosas, Kachori, etc. They also have another outlet on Ashram Road.
Price for 2: Rs 250
This is one of the oldest outlets for shakes, juices, Kulfi Falooda, smoothies and lots of different cold beverages. You can also get ice-cream here. There are totally six outlets, three named Girish Cold Drinks and three named New Girish Cold Drinks, all belonging to one extended family. On Holi here you will get Special Lilagar Thandai and Thandai Kulfi which are both very sort-after here.
Price for 2: Rs 200
Located at two places, this sweet shop and restaurant serve vegetarian snacks and awesome sweets. This outlet first began serving sweets and snacks six decades ago at Revdi Bazaar on Relief Road.
You will get lots of varieties of snacks here from vegetarian meals to Samosas, Dal Pakwan, sandwiches and Chana Puri, etc.
During Holi, you will get Mawa Samosa, Mawa Gujiya, Mawa Kachori, Mawa Paraghadi, Kesari Geeyar, Yellow Geeyar and Singarji Meethai. Azad Sweets and Restaurant is also located at Navrangpura.
Price for 2: Rs 350
The vegetarian restaurant has two outlets, one on Panjrapole Cross Roads and one at Sindhu Bhawan Road. It is a very popular restaurant. On Holi here there will be a live counter where you will get Malpua with Rabri, Jalebi and there will also be chaat. You will also get Choco Orange Pudding in Orange Peel and Passion Fruit Forest, especially for Holi festival.
Price for 2: Rs 500
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A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.
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