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Food in Palanpur

As major part of the population of Palanpur follow Jainism, the food cooked in this region is primarily vegetarian. It is simple but delicious to taste. With sweet subtle flavor, the various lip smacking dishes are relished by people across India. 

Style of Cooking in Palanpur

The most unique feature of Gujarati cuisine is its texture and inherent subtlety. In order to retain the aroma and texture of the vegetables in shaak (sabzi) and kathol (pulses), food is not over-cooked. People make less use of spices to keep the integral flavor of the vegetables which otherwise would have been lost in the mix of spices. Moreover, a bit of sugar is added to most of the dishes for a slightly sweet taste.

Pure Veg Thali in Palanpur

Veg Thali in Palanpur

Thaali is a famous Gujarati style of eating. It consists of an assortment of dishes mainly rice, dal, different vegetable items and sweets. Along with these main dishes, various supplements are served like salad, papad, homemade pickles, chutney and chhaas (buttermilk).

Pure Veg Thali Restaurant in Palanpur

Jay Ambe Lodge
Phone No: +(91)-9714827233
Address: Railway Station Road
Kirti Stambh Road
Palanpur - 385001

Umiya Restaurant
Phone No: +(91)-9872704089
Address: Opp. Umiya Electrics
Gathaman Gate Road
Palanpur - 385001

Prominent Dishes in Palanpur

As wheat is grown in abundance, it is widely consumed by the people. Different types of bread are prepared at homes like Bhakri, Thepla and Bajri no rotlo. Kadhi is a common dish in every meal. It is a preparation of yoghurt and vegetables. Undhiu is another prominent dish generally cooked at homes. Prepared with a mixture of vegetables it has an earthly aroma as cooking is done in an earthenware pot.

Chutney, Raita, Pickles and Papad are the prominent condiments in every meal. Raita is prepared with curd and vegetables. Papad includes kheechara that contains rice, wheat and bajra flours.

These appetizers are fried items that are often relished with pickles and spicy chutneys. Dhokla, Bhajiya, Khandvi, Arvi-na-patra and Kachoris are popular farsan items.

These are fried snacks that can be kept for long in air tight containers. Generally prepared at homes, these fried items are made of gramflour. Sev, Fafda and Ganthia are popular nasto.

Beverages and Desserts in Palanpur


People are fond of buttermilk. It is an integral part of every meal. Thandai is another popular beverage. It is a cooling drink prepared with milk and nuts. Apart from beverages, a wide variety of sweets are found in Palanpur. Some of the popular ones are Nankhatais, Doodh Pak, Halvasan, Shrikhand and Son Papdi. Magas, Soonvali and Ghooghra are special sweets usually prepared on special occasions.

Sweet Shops in Palanpur

Sukhadiya Sweets and Namkeen
Phone No: +(91)-2742-250984, +(91)-9825155402
Address: 8-9, Shari Hari Complex
Abu Road
Palanpur - 385001

Chehar Sweets
Phone No: +(91)-9427648746
Nr Railway Station
Palanpur - 385001

Khedelal Mavavala
Phone No: +(91)-9426350219
Address: N.a, Railway Station Road
Palanpur, - 385001

Restaurants in Palanpur

Besides homemade food, people are fond of dining in restaurants. Many restaurants are found in Palanpur that offer all types of cuisine varying from pure vegetarian to non vegetarian food and from South Indian food to continental and Chinese food.

Multicuisine Restaurants in Palanpur

Waywait Restaurant
Phone No: +(91)-2742-253753, +(91)-9726747690
Address: National Highway No 14
Cross Road
Palanpur - 385001

Zaika Garden Restaurant
Phone No: +(91)-2742-252049, +(91)-9638148432
Address: Jodnapura
Palanpur Deesa Highway
Palanpur - 385001

Millenium Restaurant
Phone No: +(91)-2742-250666, 250777
Address: Near Arun Petrol Pump
Ahmedabad Palanpur Highway
Palanpur - 385001

Fast Food in Palanpur

Paneer roll

With increasing modernization and mingling of cultures, the people of Palanpur have developed a taste for Chinese, Tibetan and Intercontinental food. Several street food joints, pizza outlets and fast food corners can be seen along the streets of the city.

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