The Jain community is one of the smaller minorities in Gujarat yet when it comes to eating out population they are one of the leading people who love to eat out regularly. That is why restaurants in Ahmedabad offer at least some Jain dishes, meaning dishes which do not contain onion and garlic. Vegetarian restaurants have a much larger selection of Jain dishes.
Those who follow the tenets of Jainism actually would desist from eating root vegetables which include potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, radish and many other vegetables but many Jains abstain from onions and garlic but do consume other root vegetables.
We have looked for those restaurants which serve tasty Jain food and which are frequented by Jains, and, also those belonging to the Swaminarayan sect who also abstain from onion and garlic. So here is the list:
This restaurant is open from 12 noon to 11 pm. This is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving North Indian, Italian and Continental cuisines. It is a vegetarian restaurant where you can get many Jain dishes. It is part of one of the oldest restaurant groups in Ahmedabad. The Chana Puri of this place is famous.
Price for 2: Rs 1000
This restaurant is a very popular vegetarian eatery, mostly visited by people from the Jain community. It serves multicuisine food. It has a lovely ambience where the walls have beautiful sketches. There are two other branches of this restaurant in Ahmedabad.
Price for 2: Rs 1000
This restaurant is located opposite Memnagar Fire Station. This is a vegetarian restaurant which serves North Indian, Chinese cuisine and also Fast Food. It is open for lunch and dinner. They also have a lunch buffet on all days.
Price for 2: Rs 800
This is a classy restaurant set up in a huge garden. It is a large restaurant which serves a modern version of North Indian food. They also serve Italian and Mexican cuisine. @Mango is highly sought after in the city. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Price for 2: Rs 1300
Located near Manekbaug Hall, 650 - The Global Kitchen serves dishes with an elaborate presentation. This is a vegetarian restaurant which serves a variety of Jain dishes. It is open for lunch and dinner and it serves North Indian, Italian and Continental cuisine.
Price for 2: Rs 1200
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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