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.

Photos of Famous Food in Kutch

Local dishes of Kutch
Local dishes of Kutch

Restaurants in Kutch


Indian, Chinese

7AM-3PM & 7-11PM

INR 200 for two

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

INR 400 for two

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

Noorani Mahal


11AM-3:30PM & 6:30PM-11PM

INR 400 for two

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

INR 500 for two

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

Gabha's Roti


11AM-1.30PM & 6-8.30PM (Sunday Closed)

INR 15-30 for two

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

Neelam Restaurant


11AM-3PM & 7-11PM

INR 60-115 for two

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

Places to Visit In Kutch