“Surat nu jaman ane kashi nu maran” is a well known proverb which means, eat in Surat & die in Kashi (Varanasi). Located on the banks of river Tapi, this city of Sun (earlier known as Suryapur) is well famous for the delectables made here. Surat boasts multiple varieties of vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisines and the cosmopolitan nature of city dwellers enables the availability of almost all kinds of tastes as per one’s liking.
Here’s our list of favourite places in the city and what’s good about them:
Wok on Fire
Chinese cuisine always delights Saurabh & he has been a huge fan of dishes from Far East. Wok on Fire is a chain of restaurants serving mouth watering pan asian & indo chinese preparations. The chain has grown to multiple outlets across Gujarat & Maharashtra and has won several hearts with their must try dishes including the Wok on Fire Soup, drool worthy momos, pocket friendly combos (they have some amazing combo names – Nano, Micro, Mini, Macro, Sumo & some online combos by the names – Kilobite, Megabite, Gigabite). You may order for their piping hot woks online and their bike waiters would deliver it in no time to your doorstep.
Meraki The Coffee House
If you love to spend evenings at a small place with good lights and great coffee, you should definitely head to Meraki! The cafe is located inside a commercial complex on the first floor whcih makes it secluded from the street noise and hustle. The floor would be full of coffee aroma and you will be able to smell it till the staircase or the lift (we choose the stairs to go up). Hot or Cold, both coffees are great options and you may enjoy some small bites as well.
Brew Me Away
A recently opened place in Surat, this cafe will remind you of some European street side cafes. The owners have taken care of small details and brought in little elements to make the place lively.With an extremely cute and cozy experience, this place offers variety of luxury teas and coffees. The menu is different and fresh. You will not expect some amazingly done composition of dishes and a taste palette which is sure to brew you away!
Love some Indian food? Jalaram Khichdi offers wide varieties of Indian delicacies prepared in the most authentic styles. Their khichdi (a mixture of Indian rice & dal steamed together in a pressure cooker) is to die for. The restaurant has grown into multiple chain restaurants and offers a central kitchen system, thus maintaining it’s taste everywhere.
A perfect place for multi cuisine delicacies, Blue Basil will charm you with it’s finest preparations and scintillating ambiance. The staff is well trained and would greet you with a perfect smile and suggest the best combinations for your order. The restaurant has ample parking space available and is strategically placed a little far away from the busiest streets. You will not face any challenge with the parking or the overall experience.
In all, Surat has several great places to eat but these are a set of our favourites which we can pick from different cuisine styles and taste palettes. Do visit them and let us know your experience? Do also let us know if you would like us to include any of your favourites in our list?