The food in Kutch is mainly vegetarian, given a dominating influence of Jainism and Brahmanism, both of which follow strict vegetarianism and often avoid garlic, potatoes, yam and onion too. A local delicacy in the area is Bajra na Rotla which is usually accompanied by, like almost every other meal in the district, a refreshing glassful of Lassi, Chaas or Buttermilk. You can also relish a typical Gujarati Thali which would consist of Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Curd , Rice and Vegetable Curries The other Gujarati savouries that one cannot miss include Chakri, Dhokla, Papad, Kachumbar, Khakra, Fafda, Sev, Khandvi and Khaman. Most of these are dry snacks and are ideal while traveling or for taking some home. Along with these try traditional Gujarati sweets such as Ghevar, Malpua, Basundi and much more.
Try Kutchi dabeli or Double Roti (A snack made by creating a mixture of boiled potatoes, a special dabeli masala and stuffing on a pav and served with a special chutney). Alcohol is not available here since Gujarat is a dry state.
7AM-3PM & 7-11PM
This smart, multi-cuisine restaurant is located in the Prince Hotel and offers good breakfast options, as well as curries and Chinese for lunch and dinner.
Prince Hotel, Station Road, Bhuj
Green Rock Restaurant
11AM-3PM & 7-10.30PM
This popular, 1st-floor, AC place opposite the STC bus stand serves up tasty lunch-time thalis as well as an extensive multi-cuisine, all-veg menu. This pure vegetarian restaurant also has some Indian and Chinese snacks on the menu.
Near.S.T. Bus Station, Chhathi Bari, Ring Road,Old Dhatia Falia,Bhuj, Gujarat 370001
11AM-3:30PM & 6:30PM-11PM
Noorani Mahal is among the few places in Gujarat which serves excellent North Indian, non-vegetarian food. This popular place gets packed out with mostly people eating chicken, but they also serve mutton and vegetables, cooked in the tandoor or in a spicy North Indian curry.
Near Memon Musafir Khana Old Railway Station Rd,Old Dhatia Falia,Bhuj, Gujarat 370001
Zorba the Buddha
11:45AM-3PM & 7PM-9PM
Popular for its Kachchh style thalis, this pure vegetarian place is totally friendly on your pocket too. The restaurant's sign-board says Osho and it is also called Rajneesh Hotel.
1st Floor, Osho Hotel, Bhid Gate, Mandvi, India
11AM-1.30PM & 6-8.30PM (Sunday Closed)
A small street side stall selling stuffed bread rolls along with chutney, Gabha's stall is a definite hit among the locals. His stall can be found near the Mochi Bazar in the afternoon and on the Swaminarayan Road in the evenings.
Near Mochi Bazar or Swaminarayan Road
11AM-3PM & 7-11PM
Neelam Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant which serves almost everything possible in the vegetarian options including North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Gujarati dishes.
State Highway 45, Next to Hotel KBN, Bhuj, India