Having traveled to over 15 countries, I learned the importance of tasting and understanding local cuisine. Whether in Peru, Patagonia or Cuba, I missed the food from Bhuj (my hometown) the most. Sshh! Don’t tell my family. I took several food tours in different countries like Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, the US among others. Inspired by those food tours, I decided to offer Kutch Food Tour in my own town of Bhuj, Gujarat.
Kutch is the largest district in Gujarat and second largest in India. Bhuj is the main town of Kutch district. Until some 200 years ago, Kutch was only accessible by the sea. Therefore, Kutchi culture, language, textiles, and lifestyle are unique and very different from the rest of Gujarat. Kutchi cuisine is also significantly different from Gujarati cuisine. Due to no road connectivity for centuries Kutchi cuisine grew independently utilizing local ingredients.
Kutch Food Tour in Bhuj
On the Kutch Food Tour, we will sample local delicacies and some dishes that we have localized. On each tour, we will stop at 4-5 appetizing food shops that serve up incredibly delicious food dishes that you won’t find elsewhere in India. Or at least they won’t be as tasty as here. We will also sample one local desert and one beverage. We will discover secret food havens nestled in the narrow one-pony alleys of Old Town Bhuj.
Marcha Vada (Green Chilly Fritter)
I will also share local legends, folk tales, and off-the-beaten-path places during the tour. I want to share as much of my region as I can with you one plate at a time :). And of course, I look forward to hearing stories and experiences of your travels as well.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Type: Walking Tour
Language: English, Hindi, Spanish, and Portuñol
When: Everday, 5-630 pm, and 7-830 pm
Where: Bhuj, Gujarat.
Number of Dishes: Samples of 8-10 local dishes
Cost: Rs. 450 per person (US$ 7) including the price of all samples. To be paid in cash before the tour starts.
10% discount for students, defense personnel, senior citizens, and people with special needs. Valid ID required
Meeting Point: Outside Bhuj English School on Hospital Road.
Kutch Food Tour Booking
Special Food Tours
For special tours send an email to [email protected]
Moped Food Tour
A 1.5-hour food + old town tour of Bhuj. We will visit little-known corners, one-pony streets, secretive food joints, chirpy chai joints, old vegetable market, tobacco rollers among other places. It can be arranged at any time of the day from 8 am to 8 pm. Night food + old town tour is a unique way to experience the tranquility of the old town. Optional moped driving included. Free hotel pickup provided
Cost: Rs. 950 including everything
10% discount for students, defense personnel, senior citizens & people with special needs
Special Needs Food Tour
A 2-hour food + old town tour of Bhuj tour for visitors with special needs can be arranged. Mode of transportation will be a hatchback, sedan, or SUV based on the number of people or individual necessity. It can be arranged any time of the day between 8 am to 10 pm. The cost to be determined after learning about the special needs
Other Culinary Food Tours
Kathiawadi Thali in Bhuj
Food tours focusing on other cuisines of India can be arranged in Bhuj as well. Punjabi, South Indian, Indo-Chinese, Mumbai, and Kathiyawadi food tours can be arranged. Price to be determined based on cuisine, the number of people and couple of other factors.