Food of Surat
Surat is a place known for its food. The variety of cuisines here is quite large and are best displayed in Gujarati Thalis. The restaurants in the town are reasonably priced. One can find many inexpensive restaurants that offer filling meals.
Locha, made from gram flour and steamed lentils is an all time favourite dish of the locals. Ghari is a very popular sweet. Other famous food items are Undhiyu Rasaawala Khaman, Surati Khaman (spicy), khakhra, thepla, etc. Surti cuisine is traditionally very spicy. Ponk is a cereal that has been roasted and is available only here in Surat. In Surat, the roadside stalls, called laaris sell a lot of Indian-Chinese food items as well including Dry Manchurian and Chinese Bhel.