Ahmedabad's Top 10 Places To Indulge Fafda-Jalebi

Gujarat is a land of rich and vibrant culture, and its cuisine offers a wide range of colourful and delectable dishes. The state has gifted us with some flavourful vegetarian treasures that have become top choices for breakfast all over the country, such as dhokla, thepla, khandvi, and the iconic duo fafda-jalebi. 

Fafda and jalebi are truly a match made in heaven. This combo is not just a regular breakfast; it is an emotion for Gujaratis. For many families, enjoying fafda-jalebi is a must on Sunday mornings. Talking about both dishes, fafda is a crispy and savoury snack that is made from chickpea flour along with a hint of spices, while jalebi is a sweet and syrupy pretzel made from wheat flour and sugar syrup. This contrast combination creates an explosion of flavours with every bite.

Fafda-jalebi is also a popular choice during Dussehra in the state. It is said that the Navratri fast should only be broken by consuming something that is made out of gram flour, such as fafda, while on the other hand, jalebi is believed to be Lord Rama’s favourite dessert. So, this duo became the go-to food for the festival.

If you are also looking to try some authentic fafda-jalebi straight from Gujarat, Slurrp is here to help you out. We talked to local foodies in Ahmedabad to find out where the best fafda-jalebi can be found in the city, and here are their top ten recommendations:

1. Chandravilas Restaurant

Recommended by 

Mayank @eatthis.ahmedabad 

Dikshant @foodies_by.heart 

Mayank says, "This is one of the oldest places in Ahmedabad for jalebi fafda. It is a more than 120-year-old heritage restaurant." He adds, "Their fafda has a perfect crispness and softness, and their jalebi is made in pure ghee." While talking to Slurrp, Dikshant says, "Chandravilas Restaurant is the first and last name for fafda-jalebi in the city, and my parents are also fans of this place."

Price For Two: Rs. 200 approx.

Address: 2HFR+WMX, Gandhi Rd., Near Ratan Pol., Old City, Tankshal, Khadia, Ahmedabad, 380001 

Timings: 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM  

2. Oshwal 

Recommended by 

Bela @khanaindiakaofficial 

Shrusti @the_avidbeing_    

"When it comes to fafda and jalebi in Ahmedabad, I have no doubt in that; clearly, it is Oshwal. They have been serving the best fafda and jalebi for more than forty years," Bela says. She further adds that not only in the city, but they deliver authentic Gujarati fafda and jalebi to different regions as well. For Srushti, Oshwal is her go-to place for fafda-jalebi on a lazy Sunday morning. She mentions, "They have been serving delicious fafda and jalebi with mouthwatering papaya nu cheen and kadhi for years."

Price For Two: Rs. 200 approx.

Address: 14, Aggarwal Centre, Ashram Rd., Opposite Kalupur Bank, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, 380014

Timings: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM  

3. Iscon Gathiya

Recommended by 

Shrey @vittlestories 

Shrusti @the_avidbeing_    

While talking to Slurrp, Shursti says, "Iscon Gathiya’s piping hot fafda and gathiya, with their delicious chutney and jalebis, is a must-try in Ahmedabad. Shrey shares that "I have tried many places in Ahmedabad for fafdas, but to date, I have not found the quality and softness like Iskcon Gathiya. They are certified for a reason."

Price For Two: 200 approx.

Address: Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Highway, Opposite Karnavati Club, Satellite, Ahmedabad, 380015

Timings: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM

4. Chetna Ganthiya Rath 

Recommended by 

Dharak @foodietraveller_dharak 

Vini @ahmedabad_explorer_vini 

"They serve hot fafda with the best varieties of chutney and delicious jalebis." says Vini. Dharak also recommends Chetna Ganthiya Rath for the classic duo. While elaborating on his statement, he says, "Because they are soft and delicious in taste, and both the dishes are prepared fresh in front of you."

Price For Two: Rs. 300, approx.

Address: Sunset Row House, 218, Gurukul Rd., Nilmani Society, Memnagar, Ahmedabad, 380052 

Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

5. Gayatri Ganthiya 

Recommended by 

Rakesh @hungry_ahmedabadi 

Gayatri Ganthiya is one of the best places not only for fafda-jalebi but also for ganthiya, a deep-fried Gujarati tea-time snack made with chickpea flour. Rakesh is fond of their chutneys; he says, "They provide a special chutney with the dish that is extremely delicious." He also mentions that their chutney can also be stored for up to three days.

Price For Two: Rs 100 approx.

Address: A-10, Revti Plaza, Bhakti Circle, Nikol, Ahmedabad, 382449

Timings: 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM  and 3:00 to 8:00 PM  

6. Lucknow Chavana And Sweet Mart 

Recommended by 

Urmil @foodie_bhuro 

Talking to Slurrp, Urmil says, "This shop is located in Maninagar, and their jalebi is very authentic and tasty. That place is a must-visit for all jalebi lovers." He further adds, "There is one special combination of Ratlami sev with jalebi that tastes delicious." Describing its popularity, he says, "People wait in front of the shop on Sunday morning because there is a long line of people waiting to buy jalebi." 

Price For Two: Rs. 150 approx.

Address: Beside Ishwarnagar Society, Basant Nagar, Maninagar, Ahmedabad, 380008 

Timings: 7:00 AM to 8:45 PM 

7. Saurashtra Farsan House 

Recommended by 

Parin @eat.with.parin 

Located in Old City, this small shop is Parin’s go-to place for fafda-jalebi on Sunday mornings. While describing the taste, he says, "This place serves delicious fafdas and jalebi! The fafdas are so soft that they melt in your mouth, and the kadhi served with the fafda makes it more delicious." So, if you are also a fan of kadhi along with fafda-jalebi then this place is a must-visit. 

Price For Two: Rs. 200 approx. 

Address: 555, Old City, Khadia, Ahmedabad, 380001 

Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM  

8. Sukhadia Jamnadas Maganlal 

Recommended by 

Aayush @wander_eater_ 

This well-known shop was started by Mr Jamnadas Maganlal Shkhadia in 1890 and is known for exporting sweets and namkeen to different parts of the world. Ayush says, "Commonly known as Maganlal fafdavala, this is one of the oldest places in that region for fafda-jalebi, and the taste is still the same as it was earlier."  

Price For Two: Rs. 300, approx.

Address: Shiromani Complex, 9, Satellite Road, Near Nirma Circle, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, 380015

Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

9. Haribhai Fafda Wala

Recommended by 

Bela @khanaindiakaofficial 

The name of the shop is Jay Ambe Farsan House, but it is popular in the city as Haribhai Fafda Wala. Bela says, "They have been serving one of the best fafda and jalebi in the city since 1965, and the good thing about them is that whenever you visit, you will get freshly cooked, hot fafda and juicy jalebi. 

Price For Two: Rs. 200 approx.

Address: Muktidham Industrial Estate, Nikol Gam Rd., Khodiar Nagar, Ahmedabad, 382350

Timings: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM

10. Azad Sweets And Restaurant 

Recommended by 

Urmil @foodie_bhuro 

This restaurant is highly recommended by Urmil for fafda-jalebi. Established in 2016, this place is also known for serving other dishes such as dhokla, sweets, and their iconic Gujarati thali. Azad Sweets and Restaurant is an ideal spot for relishing Gujarati cuisine with family in Ahmedabad.  

Price For Two: Rs. 450 approx. 

Address: Ground Floor, Laxmi Building, Sindhi Market, Kalupur, Ahmedabad, 380001 

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM